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Grand procession marks start of Kannada Sammelana

Mysuru: Red and yellow colours of Kannada Flag dominated the city as the three-day 83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana began this morning with a massive procession with over 22,000 people including 9,000 schoolchildren and 2,000 women participating. A carnival atmosphere, resembling Dasara festival, prevailed all through the procession route. The procession ended  at Maharaja’s...

Inaugurating lit fest one of the best moments of my life: CM

Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddharamaiah speaking after inaugurating the mega Kannada literature festival said that it was one of the best moments of his life. Addressing a huge gathering this morning at the Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Stage that was set up inside the Rajarishi Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Mahamantapa at Maharaja’s College Grounds, Siddharamaiah said that Mysuru was...

Dr. Subramanian Swamy to visit city tomorrow

Mysuru: BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy will be visiting Mysuru tomorrow (Nov. 25). He is scheduled to deliver a talk on ‘Ram Mandir – Next Move’ (Rama Mandira – Mundina Nade) organised by Virat Hindustan Sangama at Rajendra Kala Mandira on Ramanuja Road here at 6.30 pm. Dr. Swamy, who will...

Excitement in air as literature lovers descend on City

Mysuru: There was excitement in the air as literature lovers of all hues from different parts of the State, country and abroad have descended to participate in the three-day 83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana called the Akshara Jatre (Festival of Letters) beginning today. Last evening, that is a day prior to the event, thousands...

Series of protests held in city

Mysuru: Urging for fulfilment of various demands, various organisations staged separate protests in city yesterday. Rajya Bharat Mata Building Construction Workers Association: Demanding housing facility and identity cards for all construction workers, the members of the Association, led by its President G. Siddaraju staged a protest near Deputy Commissioner’s Office here. The protestors raised slogans...

Ramdas launches ‘Jagate’ campaign against voter list manipulation

Mysuru: Stepping up his campaign against voter list manipulation by the ruling Congress, former Minister S.A. Ramdas on Wednesday launched ‘Jagate’ (Cymbal) campaign to create awareness among the voters on the issue. Ramdas, who undertook a door-to-door campaign in Booth Nos. 148 & 149 in Ward No.1, Agrahara, with his followers carrying placards, educated the...

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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells what can be done to ensure the well-being of stray dogs in winters? What are the ways in which we can provide first aid to birds injured due to kite strings? Kite flying injures and kills thousands of birds. If you find an injured bird,...
Columns, Point of View

India has broken its own traditions by joining US-led strategic group. This will restrict Delhi’s options

By T.J.S. George Did India gain from last week’s Southeast Asia summit? The big takeaway, as admitted by our External Affairs spokesmen, was a “deepening of engagement” with the US. This is useful upto a point. America is the only power with the capacity to checkmate an increasingly assertive China. But America’s interest in using...
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Chief Minister Siddharamaiah Man for the Age of Reason: Appointing Astrologers in Hospitals. Howzat?

I do not know what the stars foretell about Chief Minister Siddharamaiah’s political future in 2018 Assembly elections. But I do know what the people of reason, the rationalists, foretell about his contributions to gullible people to live in dignity. They foretell a place in Karnataka’s history for Siddharamaiah as a redeemer of superstitious people...
In Briefs
  • In Briefs

    Excellence Award

    Mount Litera Zee School, Mysuru, was conferred with School Excellence Award in two categories – Best CBSE School and Best Infrastructure by Brainfeed ...

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    Free health check-up camp

    Vokkaligara Kshemabhivmaddhi Sangha, KHB Colony, Hootagalli, will be organising a free health check-up camp for colony residents at Srividya Convent p...

  • In Briefs

    Cultural programme

    Tourism Department and the Cultural Sub-Committee, Dasara Exhibition of Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) have organised a variety of cultural prog...

  • In Briefs

    Training on GST tomorrow

    Karnataka Rajya Souhardha  Samyukta Sahakari Niyamitha, Mysuru divisional office, will be hosting a day-long training programme on Goods & Service...

  • In Briefs

    ‘Checkmate’ chess tournament

    Rotary Midtown Academy, KHB Colony, Hootagalli, Mysuru will be organising ‘Checkmate,’ an inter-school chess tournament at its premises at 10 am on No...



Feature Articles

Aadikavi Pampa’s Aadipurana

Vaachana-Vyaakhyaana and Vastupradarshana from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9 PARAMPARE, known for arranging lectures and presenting vaachana-vyaakhyaana of classical works in Kannada and Samskruta is now presenting Aadikavi Pampa’s Aadipurana from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9 at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on JLB Road  under the able guidance of well-known Kannada scholar Dr. T. V. Venkatachala...
Feature Articles

To mock a PM on social media is to demean one’s country

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief On reading about the new controversy over mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi by showing him as mispronouncing the internet vocabulary meme, I decided to know more about it. I went to the internet: An Internet meme, pronounced MEEM, is an activity, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry...
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India’s population challenge…Is there a way out?

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Events in India hardly get reported in global media.  But what found space in many of the world’s newspapers and televisions were images of smog-filled Delhi and streets clogged with thousands of vehicles.  And as usual, we saw the blame game enacted by our politicians, schools closed down, the National Green...
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Evoking divinity…

By M.L. Krishnaswami Nadabramha Sangeetha Sabha had organised a classical music programme on Sunday, the 5th inst by the well-known senior artiste Dr. Vidyabhushana. Any programme by this artiste always attracts a large crowd of listeners and connoisseurs both and hence, the hall was fairly well-crowded, the reason being, the artiste will mix in his...

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(Mis)understanding Medicare

The air in Karnataka was abuzz for some time past with (a) Confrontation between the medical professionals and the State Government and (b) Public debates on the question which of these sides was taking a proper stand on specific issues of medicare of the citizens and which other side was on acting in a way...

Mysuru’s Pride

What do Mysuru and Yoga have in common? Both made it to the record books — Mysuru city bagged the ‘Cleanest City of India’ tag twice under Swachh Survekshan Survey while the Largest Yoga Class at a single venue found a pride of place in the Guinness Book of World Records. After Mysuru city lost...

Why is Mysuru Airport jinxed?

One day it is there and the other day it is gone. Again it comes after a hue and cry and it vanishes without a trace. Air service from and to Mysuru has become the proverbial Hamlet’s Ghost, much to the chagrin of Mysureans, especially those who depend on tourism for their bread and butter....

KSOU – A distant dream

The goings on in the State relating to issues connected with distance education should be bewildering to the already affected students of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) as they have been suggested by none other than Additional Chief Secretary of Karnataka to contemplate joining other colleges to get a degree, hinting that the possibility of...
  • Dr. M.H. Harish

    Dr. M.H. Harish

    Dr. M.H. Harish (69), resident of Vijayanagar 2nd stage, passed away this morning following a heart attack. He leaves behind his wife Dr. Jaya, daught...

  • Nanjamma


    Nanjamma (80), wife of late Chikkanna and a resident of K.G. Koppal, passed away last evening at her residence. She leaves behind four sons, four daug...

  • Annapurnamma


    Annapurnamma (78), wife of late Prof. S. Eshwaraachar and daughter of late Nagendra Sthapathi, passed away today at Jayadeva Hospital in city. She lea...

  • L. Samuel
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    L. Samuel

    Samuel (85), a resident of Udayagiri, passed away this morning at his residence. He leaves behind a daughter, a son and a host of relatives and friend...

  • J. Girija

    J. Girija

    Girija (55), daughter of late Sannamma and Javaregowda couple and a resident of Krishnamurthypuram here, passed away yesterday at NIMHANS in Bengaluru...

  • Javerilal Lunkar

    Javerilal Lunkar

    Javerilal Lunkar (63), proprietor of Flora Fountain on D.D. Urs Road and a resident of Siddarthanagar, passed away at a private hospital in the wee ho...



Chennaiyin FC scores thumping win

Chennaiyin FC got their first victory of Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-18 after a convincing 3-0 win over NorthEast United FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai yesterday. An Abdul Hakku own goal opened the floodgates before further strikes from Raphael Augusto and Mohammed Rafi secured a comfortable three points for the home side....

Chhangte shines as Delhi beat Pune in five-goal thriller

Delhi Dynamos FC beat FC Pune City 3-2 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. Paulinho Dias opened the scoring for Delhi in the 46th minute, while Lallianzuala Chhangte and Matias Mirabaje netted in the 54th and 65th minute, respectively. Emiliano Alfaro scored Pune’s first goal of the match in...

Tamil Nadu’s Vijay Shankar gets Test call

Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar got a maiden call-up into the Indian Test team as replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the Test series against Sri Lanka. Indian squad for the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka was announced with seamer Bhuvneshar Kumar and senior opener Shikhar Dhawan being released. It will be a 14-member squad...

Bags two silver medals in Intl. Martial Arts Championship

M.S. Harshita, an eight standard student of Ideal Jawa Rotary School, had participated in International Martial Arts Championship recently held in Pondicherry and won two silver medals in (Kumite and Kata). She is the daughter of N. Hemalatha and  M. Shivamurthy.  Harshita was trained under Sensui Nagraj (Railway) Dragon Martial Arts Academy India.



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