Date: September 1st, 2018

Gajapayana tomorrow: Vikrama, Gopi, Dhananjaya leave for Veeranahosahalli
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Gajapayana tomorrow: Vikrama, Gopi, Dhananjaya leave for Veeranahosahalli

Three Dasara elephants, Vikrama, Gopi and Dhananjaya, started their journey from Kodagu to Veeranahosahalli near Nagarahole National Park this morning to participate in the Gajapayana tomorrow. The elephants were bathed and traditional pujas were performed before they were loaded on to trucks. The elephant and Mahout team is led by Range Forest Officer Arun Kumar…

Ego & Political Blindness
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Ego & Political Blindness

Our Defence Minister visited Kodagu district to take stock of the situation and see how the Defence personnel were performing. Unfortunately, her visit became more about her ego than about Kodagu disaster. By now we all know about Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s outburst at the press conference. But what caused this? It seems, when the…

Tourist Ban to Kodagu stays
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Tourist Ban to Kodagu stays

Madikeri: The ban on visit of tourists to Kodagu district has been extended till Sept.9. The Kodagu District Administration had earlier banned tourist entry to the flood-ravaged district till Aug.31. A press release from Deputy Commissioner P.I. Sreevidya said that road connectivity in several parts of the district was yet to be established. The DC…

Round-the-clock vigil for EVM Strong Rooms
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Round-the-clock vigil for EVM Strong Rooms

Mysuru: With the fate of 393 candidates, including 163 women, who had contested elections for 65 Wards of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) sealed in EVMs, the five Strong Rooms at Maharani’s College of Commerce and Management on Valmiki Road, Vinayakanagar (Paduvarahalli), have been fully secured, with over 150 Police personnel and a KSRP platoon guarding…

KPA Probationary Officers undergo natural calamity training in Kodagu
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KPA Probationary Officers undergo natural calamity training in Kodagu

Mysuru: Over 333 Probationary Police Officers from the Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) in Mysuru have obtained practical training in Kodagu on handling a natural calamity. They were sent to Kodagu to see and  participate in relief and rescue operations and also understand the role of Police in the wake of such disasters. Speaking to Star…

PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank today
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PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank today

Mysuru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi at 2.30 pm today. The launch will be simultaneous across the nation and an event has been organised in Mysuru at Leela Chennaiah Convention Hall on Valmiki Road. The IPPB will have 650 branches and 3,250 access…

Jain Monk Tarun Sagar passes away at 51
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Jain Monk Tarun Sagar passes away at 51

New Delhi: Popular Jain Monk Tarun Sagar passed away this morning in New Delhi after a prolonged illness. He was 51. The monk was admitted to a hospital in Delhi after he contracted jaundice but there was no improvement in his condition. Tarun Sagar is a monk of the Digambara sect and has a huge…

Former Mayor Sandesh Swamy and other BJP leaders assaulted
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Former Mayor Sandesh Swamy and other BJP leaders assaulted

Mysuru: Even as the voting for the MCC elections yesterday, was by and large peaceful, former Mayor Satish (Sandesh Swamy) and a few other BJP leaders and workers were assaulted by a group in Ward 35 coming under Narasimharaja (NR) Assembly segment. The incident occurred when BJP workers questioned a youth who was moving around…

Cabinet expansion in third week of September: Siddharamaiah
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Cabinet expansion in third week of September: Siddharamaiah

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Chairman of the Coordination and Monitoring Committee Siddharamaiah yesterday said that the Cabinet expansion will take place in the third week of September. “The Cabinet expansion and naming the Chairmen of Boards and Corporations will take place simultaneously in the third week of September,” Siddharamaiah said after the Coordination…

MCC records 50.01 percent polling
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MCC records 50.01 percent polling

Mysuru: The polling for 65 Wards of the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) ended peacefully at 5 pm yesterday, with the city recording a dull 50.01 percent voting. The polling which began on a sedate note at 7 am on Friday, later picked up momentum as the day progressed. But the overall polling percentage stood at…

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