MCC to collect tax from residents of MUDA layouts

Mysuru:  Own a property in Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) layouts that have not yet been handed over to Mysuru City Corporation (MCC)? Then get ready to pay property tax. For, the MCC  has decided to collect property taxes from the owners in these localities that have been formed by MUDA. The MCC is collecting...

Family travels 1,950 km to Mysuru from Ujjain standing in train

Mysuru: A City Consumer Court has ordered the Indian Railways to pay Rs. 37,000 as compensation to a family who faced a 33-hour ordeal of travelling standing inside a train for 1,950 kilometres as their reserved berths were illegally occupied by other travellers. Interestingly, the complainant himself argued his case in the Court. The three...

Malaysian sand to be sold in Mysuru from tomorrow

Bengaluru: For the first time in the country, Mysore Sales International Limited (MSIL) is introducing imported sand for builders and public. MSIL is introducing sand imported from Malaysia and it is available in bags for sale. In Mysuru, Malaysian sand will be available from Jan. 22 (tomorrow). Sand will be available at Channasandra (Bengaluru district),...

Boy loses vision as classmate hits him over trivial reason

Mysuru: An 8th Standard boy has lost his vision when he was allegedly hit on the eye by his classmate over trivial reason  here yesterday morning. The boy, who lost his vision, has been identified as Yashwanth Kumar, son of Yogesh, serving as a Garuda vehicle driver at Metagalli Police Station here and studying at...

Mysurean, first Indian Marine Engineer at North Pole

Mysuru: Marine Engineer V. Steve Richard is the first successful Marine Engineer from the country on a voyage to North Pole. Richard is the Second Engineer onboard Arc7LNG Carrier Eudard Toll and he transited the wilderness and the harsh cold environment of the Arctic to the Yamal Peninsula in the northwest of Siberia, Russia. The...

KSRTC Workers’ Convention held

To launch indefinite stir from Jan.30 seeking fulfilment of demands Mysuru: More than 1,000 KSRTC workers from across 14 divisions, took part in the day-long convention organised under the banner of KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation at the Town Hall here yesterday. Addressing the workers, the Federation General Secretary H.V. Anantha Subba Rao cautioned the...

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Columns, In Black & White

Forget Helmets Let’s Leave it to Destiny

Our helmet woes never end. That’s because helmets are never on our head. Instead, it’s on our arm or tucked away in our vehicle’s luggage space. Ever since helmet checking began, two-wheeler riders have turned into rats — they run helter-skelter, risking their own lives and putting the lives of others at risk trying to...
Columns, Pet Talk

Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about how smartness differs from one animal to other. People would rather eat sheep and goats than dogs because there is this belief that they are brainless and have no emotions. According to the scientists of the University of Cambridge, sheep can even recognise human...
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,...
In Briefs
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    Human chain for communal harmony

    In the wake of recent communal tensions in the State, several organisations, under the banner of Souhardhategagi Karnataka Sanghatane, will form a hum...

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    Free health check-up

    JSS Ayurveda Hospital, Lalithadripura Road has organised a free ‘Bone Mineral Density Test’ (BMD) at its premises on Jan. 22 from 9am to 1pm. For deta...

  • In Briefs

    Health camp

    Narayana Multi-speciality Hospital has organised a free  Liver Screening Camp on Jan.23 at its premises CAH/1, 3rd Phase, Devanur, Mysuru, from 10 am ...

  • In Briefs

    Happiness Course

    Sri Ravishankar Guruji’s Art of Living is conducting ‘Happiness Course’ (course includes knowledge sessions, pranayama, yoga, meditation and a powerfu...

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    ‘Yendu Mareyada Haadu’ this evening

    As part of District Unit’s First Anniversary Celebration, Akhila Karnataka Lagu Sangeetha and Samskrutika Sangha, Mysuru, has organised a musical nigh...



Feature Articles

Feathered Fathers

By Ragoo Rao Mom, both in human world and animal kingdom, is often the first to get the due respects when it comes to raising children. But let us not forget to give dad the credit where credit is due. The best dads in the animal kingdom will go to great lengths when it comes...
Feature Articles

A ring of tantrik women

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist One thing that often goes unnoticed in many traditional Hindu temples is that the walls of the shrine is made of a circle of women. Some of these are musicians, some dancers, some undressing, some adorning themselves for lovers, some clinging to trees, some being teased...
Feature Articles

A Delightful Concert…

By Dr. Padmavathi  Narasimhan Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha, Mysuru, confers the title ‘Nadabrahma’ on a senior musician every year on the day of its anniversary in memory of Dr. A.K. Gopalarajan. Senior violinist and highly accomplished teacher of the city H.K. Narasimha Murty (HKN) is the recipient of this award this year. He was conferred the...

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Gresham’s Law of Money in the World of Clothes

A postulate commonly attributed to Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-1579), an English Financier, but the original principle, said to have been stated at least forty years before by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), namely Gresham’s Law is a monetary principle stating that ‘bad money drives out good.’ The term ‘bad money’ does not mean counterfeit coins and should...

5D image of Life

Technology has made it possible to create 3D image of various articles in daily use on paper, which is itself a two-dimensional article, also an article the presence and sway of which is all-conquering. However, the resolve of the top brass to promote digital technology in all spheres and say good- bye to use of...

Flirting with fire

Electricity is considered to be a good servant but a bad master, the currently most indispensable source of energy literally powering the wheels of commerce, industry and life of people at large to an extent that one can never fathom. Ignorance about the care and caution in using it and consequent neglect of proper maintenance...

Where ignorance is bliss…

A revealing, but not necessarily light-hearted dialogue sometime ago between two citizens in the city overheard in a public place was tell-tale. The episode featured a case of an unsuccessful suicide attempt by a member in the family of one of them due to depression. The disappointed survivor had chosen to take the extreme step...
  • Lakshmanrao Ganesh Joshi

    Lakshmanrao Ganesh Joshi

    Lakshmanrao Ganesh Joshi (87), retd. Revenue Inspector and a resident of 7th Cross in Ramakrishnanagar ‘H’ Block, passed away yesterday at his residen...

  • N. Puttaswamy

    N. Puttaswamy

    Cine Actor N. Puttaswamy (62), popularly known as Tarakari Puttu, passed away at a private hospital here yesterday following brief illness. He was a r...

  • M. Siddu

    M. Siddu

    Siddu (68), a resident of K.R. Hospital Road, Doddavokkalageri in city, passed away here yesterday following brief illness. He is survived by four dau...

  • Leela Patrick

    Leela Patrick

    Leela Patrick (91), retired Primary Teacher, Good Shepherd Convent and a resident of No.13, 13th Cross, Model House, Karunapura here, passed away at a...

  • R. Rathna

    R. Rathna

    Rathna (63), a resident of CFTRI Layout here, passed away at a private hospital in city yesterday. She leaves behind a daughter, two sons including ar...

  • Manjunath


    Manjunath (49), a cable operator, newspaper distributor and a resident of Anikethana Road in Kuvempunagar, passed away here on Jan.15 following a hear...



UoM wins prizes at South Zone Inter-University Youth Fest

The culture team of University of Mysore (UoM) has won various prizes at the 33rd South Zone Inter-University Youth Festival held at Hindustan University, Chennai, recently. The winning team is seen with (sitting from left) Dr. J. Lohith, Assistant Director of Student Welfare, Dr. M.S. Benjamin Director of Student Welfare, Prof. A. Somashekar, Registrar (Evaluation),...

Talented Kho-Kho player: A.V. Madhu

Kho-Kho is a traditional game which is very popular in our country. Kho-Kho helps open up the minds of students and allows them to find new ways of solving problems. Karnataka has produced many a talented Kho-Kho players and Mysuru has produced many players of repute who have gone on to represent the State and...


Cricket KSCA Mysore zone’s T20 tournament for clubs From 22.1.18      SDNR Wadayar, JSS-SJCE, Gangothri grounds, PET (Mandya). Football MDFA ‘B’ Division Football League 2017-18 25.1.18  K R Mill FC vs Bravers FC 26.1.18  Cosmos FC vs Spirited Youth FC Kho-Kho UOM’s South Zone & All India Inter-University Men’s Kho-kho South Zone men’s Kho-Kho tourney 22.1.2018...



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