Elections 2018, News


Mysuru:  Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati arrived in city this morning. She will address a mega election rally at Maharaja’s College Grounds at 4 pm. The BSP leader, called “Behenji” by her followers, will campaign from today for the victory of her party and JD(S) candidates for the...
Elections 2018, News

Scrutiny of nomination papers begins

Mysuru:  With the deadline for filing nominations ending yesterday, the scrutiny of nomination papers for four Assembly segments of Mysuru city began at three different offices here this morning. Scrutiny of  papers for Chamundeshwari began at Room No. 107 in Taluk Office, Mini Vidhana Soudha, Nazarbad, at 11 am under tight Police security. The nominations...
Elections 2018, News

Mandya’s ‘5-rupee’ doctor files nomination

Mandya:  Popularly called as the ‘5-rupee Doctor,’ Dr. S.C. Shankaregowda filed his nomination papers for the Mandya Assembly constituency as an independent candidate on Monday. The election officers were surprised when he deposited a packet of Rs.5 coins as security deposit amounting to Rs.10,000 along with his nomination papers. The Officers were very frustrated as...
Chamundeshwari, Elections 2018, News

CM Siddharamaiah to conclude campaign at Chamundeshwari tonight

Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, after filing his nomination in the second Constituency, Badami in Bagalkot District of North Karnataka yesterday, landed at Mysore Airport in Mandakalli here this morning to continue his campaigning in Chamundeshwari Constituency. Addressing the media soon after his arrival, the CM expressed great confidence in winning from Badami as he had...

UoM suspends two professors for canvassing for Congress

Mysuru: – The University of Mysore (UoM) has suspended two of its professors for campaigning in favour of Congress party. The Mysuru Deputy Commissioner, who is also the District Electoral Officer, had directed the University to initiate action against Prof. B.P. Mahesh Chandra Guru of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism and Prof. Aravinda...

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Columns, Pet Talk

Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains causes of indoor urination in house-trained dogs. My dog has a lump on his right ear. Is it a tumour? It is not unusual to find lumps and bumps on dogs, especially when they enter their senior years. The most important thing to remember is...
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns, Elections 2018

Boat Burners of BJP

BJP will win Karnataka only if Amit Shah and B.S. Yeddyurappa work together to the exclusion of others with ambition Are we going to see in Varuna Constituency a replay of 2006 by-election in Chamundeshwari Constituency where Siddharamaiah contested as Congress candidate after quitting JD(S) and also his MLA seat? One S. Shivabasappa, a political...
Columns, Point of View

The age of darkness is upon us

By T.J.S. George Why should life get so degenerate so often in our country? See the multiplying rape cases, each more brutal than the other. Why should party leaders talk like party leaders and not like human beings when human issues come up? Comments on the Kathua rape horror were an indiscretion, said the BJP’s buddhijeevi,...
In Briefs
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    Calling women and school drop-outs

    The Paul Haris Vocational Training Institute of Rotary Mysore West will be conducting 6-month training for women and school drop-out girls in Tailorin...

  • In Briefs

    Institute Day at RIMSE

    Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education (RIMSE), a unit of Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru, will be celebrating Institute Day at its pr...

  • In Briefs

    Urology camp

    Narayana Multi-speciality Hospital, Devanur, Mysuru, has organised a free Urology camp at its premises on Apr. 26 and 27 from 10 am to 3pm. For detail...

  • In Briefs

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary

    Sarada Vilas Educational Institutions will be celebrating the 127th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at Sarada Vilas Law College’s M. Venkatakri...

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    Power disruption tomorrow

    Owing to emergency maintenance works, power supply will be disrupted in the following areas tomorrow (Apr.26) between 10 am and 5 pm: Belavadi village...


Feature Articles

Nostalgia – World of Cinema: When Jayachamaraja Wadiyar sent a yellow saree with Gandabherunda emblem and a gold ring as wedding gift to the actress

By N. Niranjan Nikam [Continued from yesterday] Star of Mysore (SOM): In spite of being a very successful actress, you did face financial crisis at a very young age itself. Does stardom make people become careless? Saroja Devi: You are right, I had to pay a very heavy price. Income Tax is something that nobody...
Feature Articles

Traffic Congestion in CBD: MGP interacts with Merchants

By R. Chandra Prakash, MGP Vehicular congestion in Central Business District (CBD) is escalating day by day. This has started to very adversely impact heritage, commerce and tourism of the city in general and of the CBD in particular.  There is a feeling among the public that shop owners park their vehicles opposite their shops...
Feature Articles

Remedy for Stress and Anxiety

By S.B.S. Surendran Every day hustle bustle and all the happenings have a great influence in our lives, one can experience joy and happiness with the happenings or get stressed and overwhelmed with anxiety. Stress and anxiety have a major influence not only in the behaviour but also inner health of the person. The faster...

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Choking cash crunch

A Kannada proverb succinctly expresses the societal status of a person with his pocket jingling with cash (Duddiddavane dodappa). One who has years of dealing with people behind him has rightly remarked that if your pocket is empty, even one rupee seems costly. A lay definition of inflation being “Too much money at the command...

People, politicos, polls

Karnataka is currently embroiled in a PPP action, the acronym standing for today’s column, its expanded form appearing at the top of the script. A report appearing in a popular daily a few days ago said that PPPs had not fared well both in the State and elsewhere in the country, meaning Public-Private-Partnerships launched with...

Longing to live long

When all conditions of one’s life are in the zone of comfort, the desire to live long is justified. There is presumably a maximum life span for the human race established in the genetic material. Homo sapiens is the systematic name used in taxonomy for human species. The term is Latin for ‘Wise man’ introduced...

Crime-ridden country

Some regions of the world have been portrayed to suggest one or the other of dominant features. Africa has been perceived for long by the West as a dark continent. Countries too have been described with suggestive adjectives and terms again as the West took notice. India described as the land of snakes and snake-charmers...
  • Cherumandanda Kamini Joyappa

    Cherumandanda Kamini Joyappa

    Cherumandanda Kamini Joyappa (Mandachanda), wife of C.K. Joyappa and a resident of V.V. Mohalla in city, passed away at her native place Parane in Kod...

  • Mubarak Ali Khan

    Mubarak Ali Khan

    Mubarak Ali Khan (68), a fish merchant and proprietor of Royal Medicals in Udayagiri here passed away yesterday following brief illness. He leaves beh...

  • Shankar Rao Kadam

    Shankar Rao Kadam

    Shankar Rao Kadam (81), retired Assistant Executive Engineer at KPWD and a resident of Moksha Marga in Siddarthanagar 1st stage, passed away on Thursd...

  • V.N. Nanjundaswamy

    V.N. Nanjundaswamy

    V.N. Nanjundaswamy (64), a resident of Varuna in the taluk and priest of Chamundeshwari Temple, Vidyanagar in city, passed away yesterday. He leaves b...

  • Ishrathulla Khan

    Ishrathulla Khan

    Ishrathulla Khan (59), a resident of S.S. Nagar in city passed away this morning. He leaves behind his wife, one son, one daughter and a host of relat...

  • Nataraja


    Nataraja (58), a resident of Agrahara and a priest and astrologer at the temple in Madiwala Swamy Mutt in Chamundipuram, passed away yesterday  in cit...



Teresian College felicitates outgoing sports students

The Department of Physical Education, Teresian College, felicitated students who excelled in sports during the Sports valedictory programme recently. Rev. Dr. Sr. Sajitha, Director, Teresian Institutions, Mysuru, was the chief guest on the occasion. Rev. Sr. Anjali, Manager, Teresian Institution, Mysuru, presided. During the occasion, students received Intramural Games Trophy and Overall Team Championship Trophy....

Winners of State U-15 FIDE Rated Chess

Seen in the picture are (from left) Hemadri Sathish (Mysuru – 7-52), K. Deepthi Lakshmi (Dakshina Kannada – 7.5-49.5), WCM A.N. Shefali (Mandya – 7.5-49.5) and Swara Lakshmi S. Nair (Bengaluru – 7.5-50.5), who won first four positions in the girls category of Karnataka State U-15 FIDE Rated U-15 Chess Championship conducted by Mysore Chess...

Football: Sunny shines in Durgamba’s win

A brace by left-out Sunny and a goal each by centre-forward Steirea and right-out Darshan helped Durgamba FC to register a facile 4-0 win over Gandhinagar FC in MDFA ‘A’ Division Football League 2017-18 for the Achutha Rao Memorial Trophy played at University Grounds here yesterday. Result: Durgamba FC: 4 (Sunny 13, 52, Steirea 53,...



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