Four dissenting SC Judges not on CJI’s New Constitution Bench

New Delhi: The four Supreme Court Judges, who publicly took on the Chief Justice of India (CJI), Dipak Misra, have been kept out of a Constitution Bench that will decide on many important cases, despite the country’s top lawyer claiming that the unprecedented rift between Judges had been “settled” during an informal meeting on Monday...

Amidst stiff opposition by Green Groups in Kodagu: Centre gives nod for Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line via South Kodagu

Kozhikode/Madikeri: Even as the concerned people and Green Groups of Kodagu are vehemently opposing the two Railway Lines (Thalassery-Mysuru via South Kodagu and Hunsur-Periyapatna-Kushalnagar-Madikeri-Mangaluru) cutting across the ecologically sensitive district, the Railway line to Thalassery seems to become a reality soon with the Union Government according in-principle approval to the long-pending Thalassery-Mysuru rail line project...

Two youths commit suicide

Mysuru: Two youths have committed suicide in separate incidents. In the first incident, a 29-year-old youth, unable to bear the demise of his mother, committed suicide by hanging self at Vajamangala here yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Satish. The incident: Satish’s mother Rathnamma (45), who was ailing, was undergoing treatment at a hospital...

Governor dedicates new chariot at Suttur Srikshetra

Nanjangud: Thousands of devotees from across the State witnessed Adijagadguru Shivayagogigala Maharathotsava at Suttur in the taluk yesterday. Speaking after dedicating the new chariot on the occasion, Governor Vajubhai R. Vala said that India is home to many religions and peace & harmony co-exist in the country. Pointing out that we should see the greatness...

‘Selfishness has eaten into service sector too’: Pramod Madhwaraj

Nanjangud: “With people becoming more selfish, service mindedness is on the decline,” opined Minister for Sports and Youth Empowerment Pramod Madhwaraj. He was speaking at the inaugural programme of Bhajana Mela, Desi Games, Drawing Contest and boating organised as part of the ongoing Jathra at Suttur. Pramod Madhwaraj observed that a bad atmosphere had come...

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Columns, Point of View

Divided people are easy targets

By T.J.S. George Way back in 1857, a foreign journalist described India in words that seem eerily relevant today. (That is going a really long way back because 1857 was the year Indian soldiers rebelled against their British overlords in what came to be known, in Indian terms, as the first war of Independence and,...
Columns, In Black & White

Stainless Steal

Some may not have been born with a silver spoon in their mouth, so they just steal a few silver spoons, literally, like a few Indian journalists did in London recently. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had taken a few select Indian journalists to London so they could cover her pitch to investors. Instead,...

Glorious Suttur Jathre

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore The Kannada word Jathre (Jathra) is derived from the Sanskrit word Yatra and it is generally associated with a God, Goddess or a Saint or Jagadguru of a Mutt. In our country, Jathres are held at important Holy places...
In Briefs
  • In Briefs


    N.S. Rajendra and M.N. Nagaraj have been elected unopposed as President and Vice-President respectively of Raju Kshatriya Credit Co-operative Society ...

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    Committee meeting

    The meeting of the District Co-ordination and Monitoring Committee headed by MP R. Dhruvanarayan will be held on Jan. 23 at 10.30 am at ZP auditorium,...

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    ‘Happiness at Work’ workshop on Jan. 19

    Rotary Mysore in association Rotary Mysore Midtown, will be organising ‘Happiness at Work’ workshop at Hotel Sepoy Grande, M.G. Road, Mysuru, at 10 am...

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    Entries invited from women poets

    As part of its two-day function scheduled to take place on Feb. 24 and 25, the Bharatiya Kalegala Mahila Sangha, No. 553, 10th Cross, Tank Road, N.R. ...

  • In Briefs

    MLA Vasu to head Reception Committee

    Chamaraja MLA Vasu will head the Reception Committee of Akhila Bharatha Kannada Samskrutika Sammelana to take place in city from Jan. 31. Vasu has the...



Feature Articles

Bahuroopi Theatre extravaganza is back !

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers This is the time for theatre buffs to rejoice and enjoy watching some of the best plays to be staged by various theatre groups across the country. Yes, the 17th edition of Bahuroopi National Theatre Festival is here again to entertain. Mysuru-based theatre repertory Rangayana will host the mega theatre festival...
Feature Articles

A Hinduism before Bhakti

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist A thousand years ago, India was very different from what it is today. North India had yet to face significant conquest by Muslim warlords from Central Asia. Sailors travelled from India’s coast to South East Asia taking advantage of the summer monsoon winds. When the winds...

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Car-cluttered cities

Given the rapid rise in the number of cities and towns across the country, one could reasonably expect the annually added headcount to the land’s total population would be heading to the new urban territories and arrest the increase in the density of populations in the existing cities. Considering the situation in the metropolises, including...

All the men and women merely players

In the poem All the world’s a stage, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), known more as a playwright than an actor himself, used a narrative form to express his innermost emotions about how he thinks that the world is a stage and all the people living in it are mere players or characters. These characters are set...

Beware of belching, farting at meetings

The country’s largest public sector bank has recently prescribed a set of etiquette tips to its staff, ostensibly to serve as guidelines for complying and in the process contribute to safeguard the bank’s image of a service brand, as reported in the media this week. Apart from the tip bearing on dress code for its...

Flourishing fakes, frauds

Consumers of their needs in daily life find themselves in the present world of fakes and frauds. The media, with the hawk’s eye of its army of reporters, is doing excellent job of bringing the flourishing trade to the notice of the people, who are taking the offending flock in their strides, with the administration...
  • Lalchand Purshotamdas Chawla

    Lalchand Purshotamdas Chawla

    Lalchand Purshotamdas Chawla (74), a resident of Gokulam here, passed away on Sunday (Jan.14). He leaves behind his wife, daughter, son-in-law and a h...

  • Hoovamma


    Hoovamma (86), a resident of Dattagalli, passed away on Jan.14 at her residence here following brief illness. She leaves behind three sons including D...

  • Zahera Begum

    Zahera Begum

    Zahera Begum (66), retired teacher from Farooqia Boys High School and a resident of Kalyanagiri, passed away yesterday morning following a brief illne...

  • Shankarappa


    Shankarappa (80), a resident of Vinayakanagar, passed away yesterday evening in city following cardiac arrest. He leaves behind his wife, a son, four ...

  • B.S. Ravindranath

    B.S. Ravindranath

    B.S. Ravindranath (73), Editor of ‘Ashoka Paper’ passed away last evening here at his Lakshmivilas Road residence. He leaves behind his wife, three da...

  • Gowramma


    Centenarian Gowramma (106), passed away here yesterday. She leaves behind two sons including senior journalist and former CM Yeddyurappa’s Media advis...



City lads Harsha, Deekshit Dev shine for Karnataka

City’s paddlers S.Harsha of Byraveshwara Vidya Samasthe, Hebbal  and M. Deekshit Dev of Vijaya Vittala Vidyashala, representing Karnataka U-14 school boys Table Tennis team in the 63rd National School Games TT championships 2017-18, held at Vadodara, Gujarat from Jan. 3-7, won the silver medal in the team event for boys. Karnataka beat Rajasthan 3-0 in...

MDFA ‘B’ Division Football: Narrow win for Town Sports FC

A match winning goal by centre-forward Vignesh helped Town Sports FC, Bannur, to register a narrow 1-0 win over Bravers FC in their Group ‘A’ league tie in the MDFA ‘B’ Division Football League for the Govindaraju Memorial Trophy, played at the University grounds here on Monday. Results: Town Sports FC, Bannur 1 (Vignesh 25)...

Talented Golfer- Pranavi S. Urs

Golf is a sport that attracts more players than any other outdoor sport. One of the reasons is the beautiful surroundings and the pleasure of being on the course to share this experience amongst friends and nature. To be able to perform successfully on such a playing field demands the ability to analyse and adjust...



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