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Loud sound rattles Mysureans: It was not earthquake but a Sonic Boom

Mysuru: It was neither an earthquake nor a quarry blast. The loud sound that was heard at around 12.45 pm yesterday was in fact, a ‘Sonic Boom’ created by a Supersonic Jet. Due to the loud sound, rumours spread that there was an earthquake. Panicked residents, especially from Kuvempunagar, Saraswathipuram, V.V. Puram, Railway Yard, Paduvarahalli,...

Thieves make away with Kalikamba Temple Hundi

Mysuru: Thieves broke into a temple late last night and took away a Hundi where the cash offerings of the devotees were kept. The theft took place at the Kalikamba (Kalamma) temple on the Mysuru-Nanjangud Highway. According to the temple authorities, thieves used gas cutters to open the front railings of the temple and entered...

Ruckus in Assembly over CM’s statement

Bengaluru:- Tempers ran high at the Assembly this morning where Congress and BJP MLAs and Minsters exchanged war of words over Chief Minister Siddharamaiah’s comments on the Central government claiming that it was a “90 per cent commission government”. “The previous BJP government in Karnataka was the most corrupt … And the present dispensation at...

Dr. M.R. Ravi, G. Jagadeesha among 36 KAS officers elevated to IAS

Bengaluru: As many as 36 KAS officers will be elevated to the IAS cadre Officers based on the State Government’s recommendation, the Chief Minister office said on Thursday. Dakshina Kannada ZP CEO Dr.M.R. Ravi and Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner G. Jagadeesha are among the officers who will be elevated to IAS cadre. The list...

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Is technology everything in life?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story on my WhatsApp: I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I could not resist myself and asked dad, why don’t we activate your internet banking? Why would I do that ? he asked me....
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about cats’ adoption and its behaviour  Should you feed milk to stray cats? The traditional image of a cat licking from a bowl of milk is a misleading one. While some cats may like it for its taste, many do not find it easy to...
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    City Horologist on DD Chandana

    DD Chandana Channel will telecast City Horologist M.S. Chandrasekar Iyer’s talk on ‘Time (Kala)’ in its Margadarshana programme from Feb.24 to 27 at 6...

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    Inauguration postponed

    The centenary celebrations and inauguration of the newly-constructed building of the Main Branch of The Muslim Co-operative Bank Ltd., New Sayyaji Rao...

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    Sahitya Chavadi Samvada  

    Kalasuruchi has organised a ‘Sahitya Chavadi Samvada’ at  Suruchi Rangamane, Chitrabhanu Road, Kuvempunagar, Mysuru on Feb. 25 at 10.30 am. S. Diwakar...

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    Media interaction   

    Mysore District Journalists Association (MDJA) has organised an interaction programme with multilingual actor Prakash Rai for journalists at Patrakart...

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    Calling Folk Art trainers

    Karnataka Janapada Academy has invited entries from Folk Art trainers with experience in the age group of 18 to 35 years to train ST candidates in fol...


Feature Articles

Restoring forests through community participation

Junglescapes, a Bengaluru-based NGO that has been relentlessly working on restoration of degraded forest eco-systems, especially in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, has bagged the 2017 Full Circle Award given away by Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), a world’s leading body for restoration,  head-quartered in Washington DC. Junglescapes is the only second Indian recipient of SER...
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Place in the Puja Room

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Hindu households have always had a puja room. Traditionally, here were located the many Gods of the household. The griha-devata of the house, the kula-devata of the clan, the grama-devata of the village, the ishta-devata of each of the family members, maybe an image of an...
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Anxiety, academic stress and depression taking toll of students’ happy life, Says Counselling Psychologist Dr. Rekha

By S. Kenneth Shishir With examinations fast approaching, academic stress, parental pressure, anxiety and depression are mounting on the young minds and are snatching the happy life of students who are being pressurised to study, score, score and score high marks in the examinations, says Dr. Rekha, Counselling Psychologist at B.M. Hospital here. Stating that...
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Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath, Anaesthesiologist, Bengaluru Mahamahopadyaya Rudrapatna Shamasastry was an extraordinary scholar who brought international fame to the city of Mysuru. He was born on 12th January 1868 at Basavapatna, to parents Venkataramaiah and Puttamma. At the age of 13, he came to Mysuru to study under Pt. Kallikote Sastry. He later joined Maharaja...

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People against people

The pages of the land’s history, spanning several centuries, portrays people of past generations with the scripts dictated by the extent to which the chroniclers not only got the opportunities to observe the goings on but also their perceptions and even inferences. Knowledge of the land’s highly rated richness, both material and otherwise, wafting beyond...

Farming fraternity’s future

Many regions of the country have a long history of urban residents with ownership rights of agricultural land, identifying themselves as landlords, enjoying the plentiful produce of food-grains promptly delivered by the farmers at the lord’s doorstep, marking the harvest season. The reign of landlords ended some decades ago in Karnataka following the policy of...

Optimistic outlook

Come elections to the country’s Parliament and Legislative Assemblies of States, the dominant speakers of its major political parties get into top gear exposing the frailties of each other, thus presenting on a platter to the electorate in particular and the world’s observers in general an unmistakable script on the dark sides to the life...

Combustion-free commuting Farewell to fossil fuels

Many years have already passed since the times the world got alerted about the stock of fossil fuels nearing zero point sooner than later, although with no signs of the warning heeded by any of the stockholders as well as the stakeholders. As if to mock at the people who are knowledgeable about the earth’s...
  • D. Abdul Majid

    D. Abdul Majid

    Abdul Majid (65), proprietor of Asian Agencies on Sayyaji Rao Road and a resident of Shivaji Road 3rd cross in N.R. Mohalla, passed away yesterday mid...

  • K.A. Augustine

    K.A. Augustine

    K.A. Augustine (80), retired Junior Commanding Officer at the Indian Army and a resident of V.V. Mohalla, passed away this morning at a  hospital in c...

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    Siddappa (60), a resident of Vijayanagar 2nd Stage in city, passed away yesterday. He leaves behind his wife, four sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildr...

  • K. Markandeya

    K. Markandeya

    Markandeya (81), retd. Head Master of Government High School and a resident of Kuvempunagar in city, passed away on the wee hours of Feb.19 following ...

  • Alhaj B. Ilyas Ahmed

    Alhaj B. Ilyas Ahmed

    Alhaj B. Ilyas Ahmed (86), Founder and President of Hilal Education Society, former Pradhan of Gargeshwari Mandal Panchayat and a Senior Congress lead...

  • Rangaswamy Shetty

    Rangaswamy Shetty

    Rangaswamy Shetty (60), who was serving as an ASI at Bettadapura Police Sub-Station, passed away yesterday following a heart attack. With just four mo...



Power Lifters bring laurels to city

Power Lifter N. Eshwar has brought laurels to Mysuru by winning medals at the Asian Power Lifting Championship held at Alappuza in Kerala between Dec. 4 and Dec. 9, 2017. He has bagged a silver medal in Master 1 category by lifting 120 kgs in squat, 80 kgs in bench press and 150 kgs in...

MDFA ‘C’ Division Football League: Hat-trick by Tsewang

A hat-trick by right-out Tsewang Norboo (7,25,50) helped Challenge Union FC to register a well earned 4-0 win over Metro FC in the MDFA ‘C’ Division league tie for the Chirag Trophy played at the University grounds here on Thursday. results Challenge Union FC 4 ( Tsewang Norboo 7, 25, 50, Stanzin 51) bt Metro...

PGSC Manasagangothri wins Inter-Collegiate Cricket

Mysuru City Inter-Collegiate Cricket Tournament was organised by Onkarmal Somani College Of Education & Department of Physical Education, University of Mysore at Shrikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Cricket Ground in city from Jan.29 to Feb.14. In all, 47 teams participated. In the finals, PGSC, Manasagangothri won against Maharaja’s College by 77 runs. In Semi-finals, Maharaja’s College beat...

India-South Africa T20 Series Rohit Sharma creates a record Duck !

South Africa rode on captain J.P. Duminy and wicket keeper Heinrich Klaasen’s blistering half-centuries to ease past India by six wickets in the second T20 International (T20I) at Centurion yesterday. By virtue of this win, the hosts have kept themselves alive in the three-match T20I series. Sent into bat first, India lost Rohit Sharma for...



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