Date: August 9th, 2017

No water for paddy, sugarcane; Water only for drinking, livestock
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No water for paddy, sugarcane; Water only for drinking, livestock

Bengaluru: Even as farmers along the Cauvery basin in Kodagu, Mandya and Mysuru are up in arms against the State Government demanding water for their kharif crops, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has ruled out Cauvery water to grow paddy and sugarcane. “This year, water will not be released for irrigating paddy and sugarcane fields,” he said….

Traffic stranded as farmers block highways for one hour
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Traffic stranded as farmers block highways for one hour

Mysuru: In response to a nationwide ‘highway bandh’ called by Rashtriya Kisan Mahasabha, a body representing over 174 farmer associations across the country, hundreds of farmers under the banner of Karnataka Sugar Cane Growers Association, staged highways blockade across the district this morning. The farmers are demanding total farm loan waiver, implementation of the recommendations…

75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement observed in city
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75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement observed in city

Mysuru: They were all dressed in white khadi shirts, pants and dhotis and seemed as though they had assembled at the Freedom Fighters Park (Subbarayana Kere) on Narayana Shastry Road in city to launch a stir. But, no. They all were veteran freedom fighters who had assembled at the park to celebrate the 75th anniversary…

GUJARAT RAJYA SABHA SEAT: Ahmed Patel wins after midnight high-drama
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GUJARAT RAJYA SABHA SEAT: Ahmed Patel wins after midnight high-drama

Gandhinagar: Congress leader Ahmed Patel snatched a late night victory in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections after the Election Commission rejected the votes of two Congress rebel Legislators. Patel, the powerful Political Secretary of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, won by the skin of his teeth. He needed 44 votes to win and he got 44,…

Manufacture, sale of PoP, chemically coloured Ganesha idols banned: DC
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Manufacture, sale of PoP, chemically coloured Ganesha idols banned: DC

Mysuru: The Gowri-Ganesha festival is fast approaching (Aug.24 – 25) and the District Administration is making all efforts to ban the manufacture and sale of Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP) and chemically-coloured idols. Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep, who chaired a meeting here yesterday at his office, warned that stringent action will be…

BEML employees begin two-day stir at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
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BEML employees begin two-day stir at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi

New Delhi: Despite staging protests for over nine months opposing the Government’s move to privatise public sector giant BEML (Bharath Earth Movers Ltd.), over 200 elected representatives of BEML Employees Unions from Mysuru, Bengaluru and KGF in Karnataka and Palakkad in Kerala began their two-day protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi this morning. N.K….

MUDA seeks NRN’s help to develop Millennium Circle
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MUDA seeks NRN’s help to develop Millennium Circle

Mysuru: MUDA Chairman D. Dhruvakumar has sought the assistance of Infosys Co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy (NRN) to develop the Millennium Circle in Bannimanatap here and also to install a statue of Kempananjammanni there. Dhruvakumar met Narayana Murthy at a function held at NIE here yesterday and placed his plea. He disclosed the press that Infosys…

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