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Banks to remain closed for 4 days

Mysuru: Banks in the city will remain closed for four consecutive days starting from Friday, Sept. 29. Due to the closure, some banking services might also get affected. ATM may run out of cash within two days after cash infusion. ATM users are advised to withdraw money well in advance to avoid last minute rush....

Chopper sound disturbs elephants: Forest Department concerned

Mysuru: If it is an adventurous-cum-thrilling experience for a tourist who is viewing the city from a helicopter, the sound created by the chopper is disturbing the Dasara elephants that are housed at the Mysore Palace campus that too when the machine, with roaring sound, flies above them more than 20 times a day. The...
Dasara 2017, News

Over 1,600 artistes to take part in Jumboo Savari

Mysuru: Nearly 1,600 artistes representing different folk and cultural troupes are expected to take part in the ‘Jumboo Savari’ procession on Sept. 30. These artistes will be divided into 40 troupes and the district authorities have planned to follow the Republic Day   parade (held every year in New Delhi) model to maintain order and discipline...

Rain plays spoilsport for floating stage programme at KRS

Mysuru: The popular Sound and Light Show along with cultural programmes at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam had a damp start yesterday due to heavy rain. While the Sound and Light show was conducted for some time, the cultural programmes were cancelled. Irrigation officials had planned an elaborate cultural and musical show yesterday and had...

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Columns, Pet Talk

Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about diet for calves’ How does one recognise pure ghee? To check the purity of ghee at home: Method 1: Put a spoon of ghee on your palm, if it starts to melt that is pure. Normally, pure ghee melts at the body temperature. Method...
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Dismal Theatre Scene in Mysuru

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD My recent article about the play ‘Barff’ which I attended at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall in Bengaluru and my own experience while attending a medical conference, which was similar to that of the main character in the play, has drawn many responses from readers. While all of them have written...

In Briefs
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    NIA office-bearers

    The twenty-second Annual General Body Meeting of Nanjangud Industries Association (NIA) was held recently and the following were elected as office-bea...

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    Elected to Addicts Golfing Society

    AL RM Nagappan took over as the Captain of the Addicts Golfing Society of Southern India at the recently concluded 68th Annual General Body Meeting he...

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    Subhan of Devaraja Layout in Saragur, H. D. Kote taluk, has been appointed as Member of Karnataka State Wakf Council.

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    The valedictory of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan-2017 by the University of Mysore will take place at Rani Bahadur auditorium, Manasagangothri at 3.30pm tomor...

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    Kodi Mutt Seer in city

    Kodi Mutt Seer Dr. Shivananda Shivayogi Rajendra Swamiji will be in city tomorrow (Sept.25) to take part in the “Buddha, Basavanna and Ambedkar Jayant...



Feature Articles

An evening with Adah Sharma

Among the new breed of young actresses, there are many from South India who have been successful in making into Bollywood. Be it Ileana D’Cruz, Tamannaah Bhatia, they have all been successful in ruling not only Tollywood and Kollywood but Bollywood as well. Adding to the list is the ravishing Adah Sharma who has been...
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“Don’t become a victim of fashion”

He is among the top rated choreographers in the country with respect to contemporary dance. Having been a part of many dance reality shows, this ace dancer has gained recognition worldwide for his elegance. He is none other than Terence Lewis, the man who has introduced many talented dancers to the country and still continues...
Dasara 2017, Feature Articles

“If my husband had not continued the tradition there would have been no Dasara in Palace today”

Renowned poet Prof. K.S. Nissar Ahmed inaugurated the Dasara celebrations atop the Chamundi Hill today. This tradition traces back to Raja Wadiyar who, following the pomp and pageantry of the Vijayanagar rulers, started the Dasara celebrations in 1610 at Srirangapatna. Continuing this legacy today is Rajamata Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who is a part of the...
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Meet Nawab Shafath Ali Khan- 3

When Star of Mysore Features Editor N. Niranjan Nikam travelled all the way to meet the Sharp-Shooter at his den in the midst of the jungle at the Safari Land Resorts in Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, Nawab Shafath Ali Khan and his son Asghar Ali Khan, drove this writer in the jungle in their American Jeep...

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Tolerating and accepting

A classic example of a specimen who is tolerated by his pals without giving the faintest hint of being accepted is the club-bore (with 100 per cent attendance). If the honourable member neither is aware of the attitude of others towards him nor mindful of the distance that they manage to keep from him is...

Arab-Camel enactment

In the narrative “The Book of Fables and Folk Stories” by Horace E. Scudder ((1838-1902), an American man of letters, an episode of human generosity resulting in a none-too-comfortable situation is presented. The story concerns an Arab who was resting in his tent on a cold winter night confronts his camel pleading with him with...

Calling copy-cats

Poets, essayists and novelists, granting their rich vocabulary in the language of their proficiency and a deep desire to express their thoughts as well as life’s experiences deserve to be thanked by their captive readers for sparing their intellectual acumen, in addition to leaving a record of past happenings virtually on the sands of time....

Innovative initiative

The appearance or emergence of Planet Earth in the boundless universe, compared to a mere dust particle for its relative volume has been chemically determined to have taken place about 4.5 billion years ago or 450 crore years ago. The tenure of human beings on the Planet, as they physically appear in our times, has...
  • P.G. Vasanthi

    P.G. Vasanthi

    P.G. Vasanthi (76), a resident of Halladakeri and wife of P. Gopalakrishna Rao, Proprietor, Hotel Padmashri and Nandini Lodge, passed away this mornin...

  • M. Balakrishna Garade

    M. Balakrishna Garade

    Balakrishna Garade (53), Proprietor of Sri Venkatesha Engineering Works, Gandhi Square, Mysuru and a resident of Daya Marga, Siddartha Layout, passed ...

  • K.S. Srirangaraju

    K.S. Srirangaraju

    K.S. Sriran-garaju (57), Editor, Mysuru Praje weekly newspaper and a resident of Kuvempunagar, passed away at his residence this noon. He leaves behin...

  • Kizhakkekara Mary Zachariah

    Kizhakkekara Mary Zachariah

    Kizhakkekara Mary Zachariah (87), wife of late K.V. Zakhariah and a resident of KHB Colony in R.S. Naidu Nagar passed away yesterday at her residence....

  • D.N. Jagadeesh

    D.N. Jagadeesh

    D.N. Jagadeesh (63), Committee Member of Sri Ayappaswamy Temple, Nanjangud, passed away last night. He leaves behind his wife Padmavathi, two sons, da...

  • M.R. Anandkumar

    M.R. Anandkumar

    M.R. Anandkumar (72), retired Shirstedar and a resident of Kuvempunagar, passed away on Sept. 17. He leaves behind his wife, son, daughter-in-law, gra...



Belagavi Panthers crowned champions

Hubbali: Belagavi Panthers were crowned champions in the Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League 2017, after putting in a well-rounded display in the tournament’s grand finale yesterday at the KSCA Rajnagar Stadium in Hubballi. In front of a capacity crowd, and a list of luminaries headlined by Belagavi Panthers’ brand ambassador, Bollywood superstar Sunil Shetty, Hoover...
Dasara 2017, Sports

State-level Dasara Games 2017: Three records set on Day-2

Three new meet records were created on the second day of the State-level Dasara track & field athletic events at the Chamundi Vihar Stadium here on Saturday. M.J. Ashwin (400m), Vishwambar Kolekar (1500m), both of Bengaluru City in the men’s section and Prajna S. Prakash (B’lore City-100m Hurdles) set new meet records on the second...

Mithun’s blitzkrieg guides Bijapur Bulls to finals

Hubballi: Bijapur Bulls ensured a date with Belagavi Panthers in the final of the Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League 2017, powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies, with a four-wicket win over a spirited Namma Shivamogga at the KSCA Rajnagar Stadium, here yesterday. Abhimanyu Mithun’s late brilliant unbeaten 12-ball 32 – after he was dropped for a...



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