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Ending the road Bend: Protest Zone

Mysuru: Nearly a thousand protestors formed a Human Chain opposing the State Government’s Rs. 12 crore plan to widen and straighten the Hunsur Road near Jaladarshini Guest House. Through Human Chain and silent march, they debunked the government theory that the road is leading to accidents and appealed to the authorities not to cut trees....

Three arrested for assault on Sand Artist’s parents

Mysuru: The Nazarbad Police have arrested three persons in connection with the assault on well-known Sand Artist M.N. Gowri’s parents at the Sand Museum at the foot of Chamundi Hill. On Oct. 19, Gowri’s parents 55-year-old Nagalambika and her husband 65-year-old Nanjundaswamy were assaulted by some unidentified youths. The incident occurred around noon on that...

Rain effect: Vegetable prices soar in city

Mysuru: Heavy rains that lashed the State recently have pushed up the prices of vegetables. The residents of city, just coming out of the scare of inundation from recent rains, now have to bear the brunt of costly vegetables. Almost all vegetables have seen a steep rise in prices. Tomato has shot up to Rs.50...

Move to evict Dharam Singh Colony slum dwellers: Ramdas stages protest

Mysuru: Accusing the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board (KSCB) of making attempts to evict slum dwellers in Dharam Singh Colony, former Minister and BJP leader S.A. Ramdas staged a demonstration at the spot this morning against the KSCB’s move. Ramdas, who arrived at the spot along with his followers after coming to know that KSCB personnel...

JD(S) to launch poll campaign from Chamundeshwari Constituency

Bengaluru: The JD(S), which has challenged to take on Chief Minister Siddharamaiah in Chamundeshwari Assembly constituency, is all set to begin its poll campaign from the constituency in Mysuru. Former Chief Minister and State JD(S) President H.D. Kumaraswamy along with his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy and actor son Nikhil will launch the party’s campaign in Chamundeshwari...

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English Kanglish

Last week I received a video clip on WhatsApp titled “Special English from Mysore Mayor.” The clip showed the Mayor replying to questions in English, posed by an English news channel during Dasara.  Indeed, the Mayor’s English was bad, but I did feel sympathetic towards him. The comments posted on the clip were condescending and...

Significance of Naraka Chaturdashi

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Deepavali translated as festival of lights is a three-day celebration.  The first day is Naraka Chaturdashi, the second day is New Moon Day (Lakshmi Puja) and the third day is Balipadyami.  All our festivals generally have a mythological background...
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Ex-Minister calls Bureaucracy Bad and Repents!

Last evening I journeyed to Rangayana, like it was a pilgrimage, to see Pandit Rajeev Taranath, the Sarod Maestro par-excellence, whose birthday it was. The venue, a small auditorium Bhoomigeeta, was overflowing with music connoisseurs, Taranath’s old friends and admirers. I was one among them. The programme was to celebrate Karnataka’s celebrated Sarod Maestro’s 85th...

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    Deepavali Kavigoshti on Oct. 29

    Karnataka Rajya Sarvajana Mahila Hitharakshana Vedike and Yashu Children and Cultural Academy together have organised Deepavali Kavigoshti on Oct. 29 ...

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    Ph.D awardee

    Mysuru, Oct. 22- The Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagaavi, has awarded Ph.D in Applied Sciences (Biotechnology) to Ramith Ramu for his the...

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    Recitation contest

    Kanakadasa Jayanthyotsava Samithi has organised a Kanakadasa Keertana and Dasarapada recitation contest at Kaginele B.Ed College, Adichunchanagiri roa...

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    Kannada Sahitya Sammelana: Register before Nov.10

    The 83rd Kannada Sahitya Sammelana will be held in city from Nov. 24 to 26. Those who want to participate in the Sammelana should register their names...

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    Eye camp for seniors

    JSS Senior Citizens Helpline, in association with JSS Hospital, Mysore and District Blindness Eradication Society has organised a free eye check-up ca...



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A bend in the road: How to fix it?

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Over a thousand citizens of Mysuru, comprising a few NGOs, assembled this morning at the Kalamandira premises and then marched towards the bend near Jaladarshini Guest House in a straight human chain to protest against the Government’s decision to straighten this stretch of road at an estimated cost of Rs. 12...

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Dignity, Decency for Domestic Help

The Union Labour Ministry on Monday disclosed the broad contents of the policy to formalise the right of domestic workers to equal and minimum wages, social security cover, skill development programme and forming Unions at par with other workers under the existing labour laws. Until not too long ago, the domestic worker, euphemistically called domestic...

Spiritual sections in Secular society

Although food that we consume at home in well-marked sessions during the day, everyday, and at places outside our homes on various occasions is to primarily assuage hunger, one cannot but agree with the fact that it is our eyes that get the first chance to savour the dishes, to be followed by our fingers,...

Dialogue with Diet

Perhaps there is no other subject that can match food when it comes to engaging oneself in talking or thinking or enjoying or suffering or grieving either before or after two most ubiquitous event. The soliloquy To be or not to be spoken by Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s play by the same name with...

Backward Communities in a Forward Country

Successive governments have been proclaiming  the country’s all round progress. Some of them also have been claiming that the country has made rapid progress even as the voices in the respective oppositions portray an opposite scenario. The opinion of the lay public about whether the country has been making progress, rapid or otherwise, depends on...
  • T.N. Anasuya

    T.N. Anasuya

    T.N. Anasuya (75),  wife of Dr. M.C. Subba Ramu  and a resident of Siddarthanagar, passed away last night at a private Hospital here following a heart...

  • A. Ramamani Murthy

    A. Ramamani Murthy

    Ramamani Murthy (80), a resident of No. 350-C, ‘Sri Narasimha,’ 4th Main, Gokulam Second Stage, passed away here in the wee hours of today. She leaves...

  • A. Wajid Baig Ashrafi

    A. Wajid Baig Ashrafi

    Wajid Baig Ashrafi (53), Vice-President of Empty Drums, Can Dealers and Management Committee member of the Masjid Azam Ahle Sunnath-wo-Jamath, Ashoka ...

  • P.N. Muthu

    P.N. Muthu

    P.N. Muthu, a resident of Vivekananda Road in Yadavagiri, passed away at his residence here yesterday. He leaves behind sons, daughters, daughters-in-...

  • B.A. Meena

    B.A. Meena

    B.A. Meena (60), former employee of Canara Bank in Mysuru, passed away in Bengaluru yesterday after brief illness. She leaves behind her husband T. Sa...

  • K.R. Susheela

    K.R. Susheela

    K.R. Susheela (79), wife of late Dr. K.V. Raghvendra Rao and a resident of Chamundipuram, passed away on Oct. 16 after a brief illness. She leaves beh...



Star this week: Talented Athlete – R. Sagar

Athletics is a global sport and is very popular in the sporting scene. It is considered as the Mother of all sports. Our city’s athlete R. Sagar, taking part in the 89th Annual University of Mysore’s inter-collegiate athletic meet 2017-18 from 13th-15th October 2017, created two new records in the 110m Hurdles for men and...

Mysore City Inter-collegiate men’s basketball tourney: Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering triumphs

Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore’s hoopsters in the men’s section won the Mysore City Inter-collegiate basketball tournament 2017-18, conducted jointly by the Institute of Education and Department of Physical Education, UoM at the University basketball courts here by beating SJCE, Mysore in the final. Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore, beat SJCE, Mysore 49-46...

City’s MMA fighters win laurels at National Championship

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters of Academy of Martial Science, Mysuru, who participated in the MMA National Championship in Bubaneshwar, Orissa recently, have bagged a Silver and two Bronze medals for the State. Around 200 MMA fighters from 24 States participated in the championships. Results: Kavyashree: Bronze Medal-Female Straw Weight; Sathvik- Bronze Medal-Bantam Weight; Yashas-      ...

Denmark Open Badminton: Srikanth enters men’s singles final

India’s Kidambi Srikanth playing excellently scored a well earned win over Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-18, 21-17 and entered the men’s singles final in the USD 7,50,000$ Denmark Open on Saturday. Srikanth, who had won the Indonesian Open and the Australian Open this year gave a splendid display to outwit his rival Vincent...



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