Month: August, 2018

Moderate Polling: Mysuru city records 25.62% voting till 1 pm
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Moderate Polling: Mysuru city records 25.62% voting till 1 pm

Mysuru:  In what is considered as the first litmus test for the JD(S)-Congress coalition Government in the State, the voting to the 65 Wards of the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) began at 7 am today. The coalition partners are contesting the MCC polls separately even as 102 other Urban Local Body (ULB) polls including three…

Karnataka awaiting Centre’s nod for Mekedatu Project
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Karnataka awaiting Centre’s nod for Mekedatu Project

State released 310 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu against scheduled 82 tmcft Bengaluru:  Heavy rain and floods along the Cauvery Basin have resulted in Karnataka releasing 310 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu since the beginning of this water year (since June) as against the scheduled 82 tmcft. This is because Karnataka…

High Court tells royal family: Pay tax on Bengaluru Palace land
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High Court tells royal family: Pay tax on Bengaluru Palace land

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court yesterday upheld the imposition of Wealth Tax on 28 acres of land known as ‘Bangalore Palace and its appurtenant lands’ for assessment years 1999-2000 to 2004-05. The assessing authority had fixed Rs. 183.3 crore as Wealth Tax for the land at the rate of Rs. 1,500 per sq. ft. based…

HDK government completes 100 days amid coalition stress
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HDK government completes 100 days amid coalition stress

Bengaluru:  The H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government between the JD(S) and the Congress in Karnataka completed 100 days in office yesterday, a period marked by a focus on the yet-to-be-implemented farm loan waiver and keeping a lid on dissidence in the rank and file. Kumaraswamy met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi…

World Senior Citizens Day: District-level sports contest
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World Senior Citizens Day: District-level sports contest

Mysuru:  On account of World Senior Citizens Day-2018, District-level sports contest will be held at 9 am on Sept.6 at J.K. Grounds in city. The events are as follows: Men’s Section (60 – 70 years): 100 mts running race and 3 kg shot put; 71 – 80 years: 75 mts running race and 3 kg…

Reflections…: On Mysore University
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Reflections…: On Mysore University

There was an Editor’s Note to the letter titled “Buildings in Manasagangothri: A correction” in SOM dated Aug. 6, 2018. The note stated: “In spite of the University of Mysore (UoM) celebrating its centenary, it took nearly one hundred years for a comprehensive book on the history of the University to come out. The book…

Body waits for burial as cemetery is flooded
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Body waits for burial as cemetery is flooded

Kushalnagar:  Floods in Kodagu has brought unique reports of distress like this one from Kushalnagar where a cemetery was flooded when a pit was being dug to bury a dead body. Water, which started to spring from the pit, soon covered the entire cemetery and a sucking machine had to be used to draw out…

A Wedding in Russia…
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A Wedding in Russia…

By Sudha Murty, Infosys Foundation Recently I was in Moscow, Russia. The day I went to the Park was Sunday. It was drizzling and cold, though it was summer. I was standing under an umbrella and enjoying the beauty. Suddenly, my eyes fell on a young couple. It was apparent that they had just got…

Woman Constable on poll duty with baby in arms
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Woman Constable on poll duty with baby in arms

Mysuru: A woman Constable who is posted for the Mysuru City Corporation election duty was forced to carry her two-year-old daughter to work. She is E. Jyothi attached to Lashkar Police Station who came with her child to the Maharani’s College Mustering centre yesterday and after finding out where she has been posted for election…

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