Month: August, 2017

Cabinet nod for Ordinance to hike cess on luxury vehicles
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Cabinet nod for Ordinance to hike cess on luxury vehicles

New Delhi: Luxury cars and SUVs may become more expensive with the Union Cabinet yesterday approving an ordinance to raise the maximum compensation cess that can be levied over and above the 28% GST on such cars, from 15% to 25%. However, these changes will not come into effect immediately. The final decision on whether…

NIE hosts Inter-Collegiate Weight-lifting and Best Physique Championship
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NIE hosts Inter-Collegiate Weight-lifting and Best Physique Championship

Mysuru: National Institute of Engineering (NIE) together with Mysore City Inter-Collegiate Tournaments (MCICT) Committee 2017-18 had organised an Inter-Collegiate Weight-Lifting and Best Physique Championship for Men at NIE Diamond Jubilee Indoor Sports Complex on Manandavadi Road here today. About 80 students from various colleges participated in the Tournament.  Dr. K. Pushpalatha, Chairperson, NIE Sports Committee,…

Experts inspect Kukkarahalli Lake
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Experts inspect Kukkarahalli Lake

Mysuru: The officials of the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority visited the Kukkarahalli Lake here yesterday to inspect the lake. The Lake Conservation and Development Authority Assistant Executive Engineers Lakshminarayan and Mohan, along with Karnataka Environment Officer Geetha visited the lake and conducted an inspection regarding the flow of sewage water into the lake….

Maharaja’s College NSS Wing holds blood donation camp
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Maharaja’s College NSS Wing holds blood donation camp

Mysuru: The National Service Scheme (NSS) wing of Maharaja’s College, marking the launch of its activities, had organised a blood donation camp at the College premises here this morning. Students of the College voluntarily donated blood. Speaking on the occasion, K.R. Hospital Blood Bank Officer Dr. Manjunath said that many people still have apprehension on…

Farmer leaders demand Prof. Ram Rajasekharan’s recall
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Farmer leaders demand Prof. Ram Rajasekharan’s recall

Mysuru: Farmer leaders have demanded the local MP Pratap Simha to urge the Centre to cancel the transfer order of former CFTRI Director Prof. Ram Rajasekharan. They said that there was a conspiracy behind his transfer and forces inimical to the interest of the Institute had worked against the former Director. “He was the first…

Rs. 10 coin: Forum appeals for awareness programmes
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Rs. 10 coin: Forum appeals for awareness programmes

Mysuru: Even after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announcing and also clarifying that Rs. 10 coin is a legal tender, a majority of people, especially businessmen in city, are reluctant to transact and exchange coins. Sorting out arguments between customers and vendors has become a daily feature at markets and shops. In a letter to…

Spare the rod and spoil the child
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Spare the rod and spoil the child

The British author noted for his satirical writings, Samuel Butler (1835-1902), is credited with the proverbial statement ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child,’ also sourced by many to the Bible. The now-out-of-fashion interpretation of the proverb used to convey the message “If a parent refuses to discipline an unruly child, that child will grow…

Modern scaffolding for Mahamastakabhisheka
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Modern scaffolding for Mahamastakabhisheka

Hassan: The Gomateshwara statue located on the Vindhyagiri in Shravanabelagola will have a modern scaffolding to facilitate the Mahamastakabhisheka to be held during February, next year. The Public Works Department (PWD), which will construct the scaffolding, conducted a demonstration in the presence of district level officials at the Deputy Commissioner’s office, here on Tuesday. The…

Dead street-lights on Ring Road
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Dead street-lights on Ring Road

Sir, This is in continuation of my previous letter on the same issue (SOM dated July 6). The street-lights on Ring Road from Columbia Asia Hospital to Narayana Hospital are still not working; they are dead. Most importantly the bushes that have grown on the edges of the Ring Road and service road add to…

Union Govt. adds 107 villages to Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary area
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Union Govt. adds 107 villages to Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary area

New Delhi: After notifying Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Kodagu district as an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) ranging from 1km to 16km around the boundary of this protected area, the Union Environment and Forest Ministry has notified 600 sq km of area housing 107 villages as an ESZ for the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) that includes three…

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