Rajya Sabha voting begins

Bengaluru:  The biennial Rajya Sabha elections for 16 States covering 58 seats of the 245-member House began this morning. Karnataka has four seats and voting for those began at the Assembly. While the ruling Congress is confident of getting all its three candidates elected, the BJP is confident of shoring up its numbers in the...

36,357 students write SSLC exam

Mysuru:  The Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination commonly called SSLC exams began at 135 examination centres in Mysuru district and 51 centres within city limits this morning. The First Language papers passed off smoothly without any untoward incident. On their part, students too were in a happy mood as the Kannada question paper was easy....

Security beefed up for Rahul’s visit tomorrow

Mysuru: The City Police have beefed up security in view of  All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi’s two-day visit to city on Mar. 24 and 25. Speaking to SOM this morning, DCP N. Vishnuvardhana said that as per the directions from the Special Protection Group (SPG) sleuths, the City Police will be providing...

Mysuru City Railway Station gets Plastic Bottle Crushing Machine

Mysuru: Thousands of empty plastic water bottles that are discarded everyday by passengers travelling in trains passing through the City Railway Station will now be recycled. The South Western Railway has installed a bottle crushing machine to help recycle the plastic waste generated daily at the station. The move will ensure the Mysuru City Railway...

H.D. Deve Gowda vows to end Siddu’s arrogance

Mysuru: Vowing to end what he called Chief Minister Siddharamaiah’s arrogance and lust for power, JD(S) President and former Prime Minister (PM) H.D. Deve Gowda has said that the JD(S) would hold a massive rally in the city shortly to show its political might. Speaking at the Chamaraja Constituency JD(S) workers meet at Panchamukhi Ganapathi...

Siddu admits making call to defeat Deve Gowda clan in Hassan

Mysuru:  Admitting that he had made a call to defeat former PM H.D. Deve Gowda’s clan in Hassan district that has gone viral, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has asserted that he has every right to make the call as a Congress leader. Speaking to press persons at his Ramakrishnanagar residence here yesterday, Siddharamaiah defended himself saying...

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Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Loved by one & all but gone forever

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD In the recent and very untimely demise of Dr. M. Shivakumar Shetty, the medical fraternity of our State has lost a very lovable and unique person. Born on 12th March, 1953 at Bidar to Madivalappa N. Shetty and Pushpavathi, he studied under-graduate medicine at Bellary and completed his MD...

Is Life fair to all ?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story from Mahabharata: Once Karna asks Krishna, “My mother left me the moment I was born. Is it my fault that I was born an illegitimate child?  I did not get education from Dronacharya because I was considered a non-Kshatriya. “A cow was accidentally hit by...
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains what a cat’s behaviour says Why do cats have slits in their ears? Upon closer inspection, you may have noticed a small pocket at the base of the cat’s ears. This pocket is called Henry’s pocket and is a skin fold that’s also present in...
In Briefs
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    Opening of KSDL outlet at Zoo tomorrow

    Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) Chairperson Mallige Veeresh will inaugurate a new outlet of Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd. (KSDL) in the city ...

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    Diploma in Interior Design Studies

    Mysore Interiors and Designs Academy, Institute of Interior Design Studies, will be starting a one-year Diploma in Interior Design Studies for student...

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    Quiz competition

    Bharatiya Samskruti Vidya Kendra is organising an oral quiz competition on Sri Rama in Kannada on Mar. 25. Those interested may enrol their names with...

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    Planting of saplings

    Vigyanlabs Innovations Private Ltd. is holding a programme to plant 100 saplings, as part of Earth Hour Movement, at SJCE campus, Manasagangothri, tom...

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    Toastmasters meeting tomorrow

    Mysore Toastmasters has organised an ‘advanced meeting’ on Mar. 24 (tomorrow) at Learner’s PU College, Vijayanagar. The speakers at the meeting are ad...


Feature Articles

Even Gods played the Sport

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik Sport, as we know it today, comes from ancient Greece where games were part of the funeral rituals to honour dead heroes and leaders. India also has a long history of sport. In Harappa, one finds seals that suggest that the people of Harappa were familiar with bull fighting or bull...
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The Day War was Declared on Coorg

By C.P. Belliappa Courtesy our friends Pemmanda Jepu and Jemy Ganapathy, we spent four wonderful days at the Ooty Club, a place steeped in colonial history. The trophies, the silverware, the honour lists and the photographs of the ‘Masters of the Fox Hunt’ date back to early 1840s. During our stay, I got an opportunity...
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Beware of Summer Fire

By S. Kenneth Shishir How you react in the event of fire depends on how well you have prepared for a fire emergency. It is summer now and this is the time when most fires are caused due to dry vegetation and careless human attitude. Whenever there is a fire, it is very simple for...

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Brazen betrayal

The elected members of India’s Parliament, the supreme legislative body of the nation, are figuring in the media prominently for all bad reasons over  the past two weeks. The daily routine of its two houses namely Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and Lok Sabha (House of the people) starting with the members trooping in and...

From here to where?

Figures of (a) number of towns and cities in the country and (b) number of residents in each of these steadily expanding territories and head counts have emerged as the most talked about, saying that cities are larger geographical areas than towns and also more densely populated amounts to spelling out the difference between the...

Prioritising priorities

To decide which of a number of different jobs or tasks are most important or urgent and dealing with them first mandates to have a good grasp of the issues and knowing how to prioritise the choice of those tasks in the descending order of their importance is all about prioritising priorities. The powers that...

Multitude of Minorities

After allowing a few years to pass following the formal declaration proclaiming India as a sovereign democratic republic, the powers that be qualified the nation’s status by adding the term secular to the script of the preamble to the country’s Constitution. That landmark action, seen in many circles among the literati as suspect, has also...
  • Puttathayamma


    Puttathayamma (85),  a resident of Jainahalli village, K.R. Pet Taluk, passed away last night. She leaves behind four sons — General Secretary of Jnan...

  • Punith


    Punith (25), a newspaper distributor at Saraswathipuram and a resident of K.G. Koppal in city passed away yesterday. He leaves behind his family and a...

  • M. Nataraj

    M. Nataraj

    Nataraj (58), an employee of Canara Bank Hinkal Branch and a resident of Bogadi Bank Colony, passed away yesterday. He leaves behind his wife, two son...

  • Col. Napaneravanda  Belliappa

    Col. Napaneravanda Belliappa

    Col. Napaneravanda Belliappa (87), a resident of Jayalakshmipuram, passed away on  Monday. He leaves behind his wife Seetha Beliappa, son Mukund Belia...

  • R. Nagarathnamma

    R. Nagarathnamma

    Nagarathnamma (80), wife of late Srinivasaiah and a resident of Chamundipuram, Medarakeri 4th Main, passed away at her residence this morning followin...

  • Gaffar Khan

    Gaffar Khan

    Gaffar Khan (76), proprietor of Mysore Auto Consultant in city and a resident of Udayagiri, passed away in city yesterday following a brief illness. H...



New Garadi Mane at K.G. Koppal

Former Prime Minister and JD(S) Supremo H.D. Deve Gowda inaugurated the newly-constructed Srirama Hatthu Janara Garadi Mane at K.G. Koppal in city yesterday. Former MUDA Chairman L. Nagendra, Arpitha Pratap Simha, former Mayor R. Lingappa, Adichunchanagiri Shakha Mutt’s Sri Somanatha Swamiji, Karnataka Kavalu Pade State President M. Mohankumar Gowda were present. Inaugurating the Garadi Mane,...

VTU Inter-Collegiate Mysuru Zone Kho-Kho on April 6 and 7

The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru, will be organising the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Inter-Collegiate Mysuru Zone Kho-Kho Men’s Championships 2018-19 on  April 6 and 7 at NIE Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre Complex Sports Field. The Engineering College Kho-Kho Teams of Mysuru, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and Ramanagara Districts are expected to participate in the...



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