Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress President

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi took over as the President of All India Congress Committee (AICC) this morning from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who led India’s oldest party for 19 years. The 47-year-old, who has for years been seen as a reluctant politician, took charge in a ceremony on the lawns of the party’s 24 Akbar...

Railway Pension Adalats must be result-oriented, say pensioners

Mysuru: Mysuru Division of South Western Railway (SWR) conducted a Pension Adalat yesterday at the office of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) and the meeting was chaired by DRM Dr. Atul Gupta. The Adalat was organised to look into the grievances of retired Railway employees and family pensioners. Senior Divisional Personal Officer Prashant Mastiholi, Divisional Finance...

Railway Engineers stage protest

Seek implementation of Task Force report on safety Mysuru: Members of the South Western Railway Engineers’ Association (SWREA) staged a demonstration in city yesterday demanding that the task force report on safety be implemented. About 120 engineers comprising senior section engineers and junior engineers of all technical departments staged what they called “Mission Safety Dharna”...

Waste management: DC holds meeting with MCC officials

Mysuru: Even as former Minister and BJP leader S.A Ramdas is on a collision course with the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) seeking a permanent solution to the foul smell emanating from the Excel Solid Waste Treatment Plant or Sewage Farm at Vidyaranyapuram, Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep held a meeting with MCC officials at his office...

Mysuru-Chennai Air Deccan flights to commence from February

Bengaluru: Indian low-cost airline pioneer Air Deccan, which would be taking to the sky again in the coming days, would be commencing service to its Karnataka routes from February 2018, with a flight between Chennai and Mysuru. Air Deccan Promoter Capt. G.R. Gopinath said, “We will be commencing our Chennai-Mysuru flight in February. There onwards,...

Sewage water causes froth at already polluted Kukkarahalli Lake

Mysuru: Is the iconic Kukkarahalli Lake that inspired poets to come up with literary gems turning into another Bellandur Lake? The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru is famous or rather infamous for spewing waves of froth and thick foam that usually spill onto the roads and carried by winds, blanketing cars and leaving neighbourhoods with a...

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Columns, In Black & White

Honorary Doctorate has no Honour anymore

A few days ago, a University located in Cyber Space, yes it literally is a Virtual University, gave not 1 not 10 but 30 Honorary Doctorates! Wow! We didn’t know there were so many people who have done such impactful work for the society. The event was presided by senior academicians and I wondered if...
Columns, Pet Talk

Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains, how study of animal faeces can be helpful and also about the harmful effects of fireworks on animals. Why do scientists study animal faeces? Faeces can be a treasure trove of information about wildlife. The teeth and hair contained inside a carnivore’s excrement can reveal...
Columns, Point of View

Looking beyond a sham Election

By TJS George No harm would have come to the Congress Party if Rahul Gandhi was named President one fine morning. Much harm was done to its image by staging a charade of an election. As many as 89 sets of nomination papers filed for Shri Gandhi. Not even one nam-ke-wastay opponent. (Dissidents? What dissidents?)...
In Briefs
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    Free training on GST

    Bharani Foundation, Siddartha-nagar, has organised a free 35-day training on Goods and Services Tax (GST) for B.Com and M.Com graduates under Ministry...

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    Heebbar Sreevaishnava Upasabha has invited applications from children of members of the Upasabha for award of scholarships for the year 2017-18. Stude...

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    Jameel Ahmed Ashrafi, Secretary of Tanzeem Ahle Sunnath-o-Jamath, Mysuru, has been nominated as the Vice-Chairman of Mysuru District Wakf Board Adviso...

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    Sufi Saint in city

    Sufi Saint Hazarath Moulana Syed Mohd. Talha Miyan Ashraf Jeelani, hailing from Kachucha Shariff, Uttar Pradesh, will arrive in Mysuru today and will ...

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    As part of Suttur Jatra to take place at Suttur in Nanjangud from Jan.13 to 18, 2018 a 3-day ‘Chitrasanthe’ has been organised from Jan.16 to 18 at Su...



Feature Articles

CHRISTMASS QUEST: Festive Spirit Soaks Mysuru

By V. Shourabh The city has already entered into a festive mood with hotels mixing cakes for the grand event and competing among themselves to get their cake mixing ceremonies viral. Christmas honours the birth of Jesus Christ incorporating many spiritual and cultural traditions. It is time for family get-togethers, exchange of gifts and spread...
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CHRISTMASS QUEST: In search of real Christmas beneath the glitz

By V. Shourabh Come Christmas or any festival for that matter, celebrating them one wonders, have we really lost the purpose or the true meaning of celebrations under marketing blitzkrieg where commercialisation is slowly taking over spiritualism.  This Weekend Star Supplement conveys a moral message and tells the reader that spirituality, not worldly pleasures, is...
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Upgradation of stretch between Kalamandira and Mosque: A Design Engineer’s Perspective

By V. N. Prasad, Design Engineer & PMC; Roads (Retd.) With due respects to my learned friends who staged silent protests against straightening of the stretch between Kalamandira and the Mosque on Hunsur Road near Jaladarshini Guest House, I wish to make the following observations from a design engineer’s perspective.  Having practiced Road Engineering from...
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Old Rishis, new Rishis

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Hindus believe that knowledge (“veda” in Sanskrit) comes not from a human source, but from nature at large. This knowledge reveals itself to one who is clear in mind and pure of body. Such a person is called a rishi, which means ‘one who can see...

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Visualising Chanakya’s take on GST

Readers of newspapers may have felt a sense of boredom or saturation or even confusion after reading whatever has appeared in print about two landmark moves taken by the incumbent government at the Centre namely (a) Demonetisation of currency having face value of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000, made public on Nov. 8, 2016 and...

Fatalities in Fast Forward mode

From the times of a distant past, when roads, meant mainly for walkers alongside those commuting in animal-drawn carts, were narrow and dwellings were roomy, we have reached a point of laying wide roads and huddling in not-so-roomy dwellings, now called apartments, flats and whatever, in multistoreyed buildings, particularly in urban spaces, a scenario in...

Unlawful law-makers

As the nation launched itself on the new-found onerous task of ruling on democratic lines, the top brass in the fledging government at the Centre sought advice of a British expert in administration by name Appleby. Call it irony or whatever, the expert advice had to be sought from the British colonialists who, having ruled...

Meeting medicare gap

The set of initials of names for different indigenous systems of medicare as well as healthcare being practised virtually in all regions of the country is becoming familiar to the literati as the acronym AYUSH. For starters, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy have been chosen by the authorities in the Union Government for zeroing...
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    Gangadhar Uttarkar

    Gangadar Uttarkar (60), Proprietor of Bhavasar & Co., a bedding house located on 100ft. Road in city, passed away here yesterday following cardiac...

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    Naznin Nisar

    Naznin Nisar (48), wife of Nisar Ahmed Khan (Deed Writer and Director, The Muslim Co-Operative Bank Ltd.) and a resident of  C.V. Road, Opp. Bal Bhava...

  • Kambiranda Cauvery Muthanna

    Kambiranda Cauvery Muthanna

    Kambiranda Cauvery Muthanna (88), a resident of Deepanagar, Bogadi, passed away here yesterday. She was a spinster. She leaves behind her brother, sis...

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    Annapurna Chandrasekharaiah (92), wife of late A.M. Chandrasekharaiah and a  resident of Saraswathipuram, passed away yesterday. She leaves behind thr...

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    Puttashetty (74), retired Deputy Conservator of Forests and a resident of Kuvempunagar 3rd Stage, passed away yesterday. A native of Kikkeri village i...

  • Parvathamma


    Parvathamma (84), a resident of Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, passed away yesterday. She leaves behind son S.R. Satishchandra, Medical Officer at JSS Hospita...



District Police Sports Meet begins

The three-day annual District Police Sports Meet organised by District Police at DAR Grounds located in  Jyothinagar was inaugurated by City Police Commissioner Dr. A. Subrahmanyeswara Rao, here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that it was important for the Police have good physique and balanced mind and added that to cultivate  both sports played...

Indian Super League 2017: Bengaluru FC scores over FC Pune

Bengaluru FC consolidated their position at the top of the Indian Super League 2017-18 points table by coming from behind to beat FC Pune City 3-1 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune yesterday. Adil Khan opened the scoring for Pune but a double from Miku and a Sunil Chhetri strike in...

Narinder Batra elected IOA President

International Hockey Federation (FIH) Chief Narinder Batra was elected the President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in an Annual General Body Meeting on Thursday. He will succeed N. Ramachandran from Tamil Nadu. Batra was elected unopposed as his competent Anil Khanna, former All India Tennis Association (AITA) President, had already withdrawn his candidature for the...



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