Date: September 6th, 2018

Damocles’ Sword hangs over Vijayashreepura residents again
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Damocles’ Sword hangs over Vijayashreepura residents again

Mysuru:  Hundreds of residents of Vijayashreepura that comes under Chamundeshwari and Chamaraja Constituencies, are facing the danger of losing their houses as the High Court (HC) has dismissed the pleas of residents and said that the Supreme Court (SC) order on demolition of houses will stay. The Apex Court had asked the High Court to…

SC decriminalises Section 377; rules gay sex legal
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SC decriminalises Section 377; rules gay sex legal

New Delhi: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court this morning scrapped the controversial Section 377 — a 158-year-old colonial law on consensual gay sex. “LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Community has same rights as of any ordinary citizen. Respect for each other’s rights, and others are supreme humanity. Criminalising gay sex is irrational…

Mysuru’s 26 talented teachers conferred ‘Best Teacher’ Award
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Mysuru’s 26 talented teachers conferred ‘Best Teacher’ Award

Mysuru: As part of Teachers’ Day celebrations organised to commemorate the 130th Birth Anniversary of Second President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 26 teachers who have adopted innovative methods of teaching at Government Schools were felicitated and were conferred the title ‘Best Teacher.’ The awards were presented by Higher Education Minister G.T. Devegowda. The District-level…

Howdah elephant Arjuna weighs 5,650 kg
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Howdah elephant Arjuna weighs 5,650 kg

Mysuru: The first batch of six Dasara elephants, which arrived in Mysuru on Sept. 2 and were welcomed into Mysore Palace yesterday, underwent weight checking this morning as they have to undergo rigorous training for Jumboo Savari from tomorrow. While five elephants — Arjuna, Varalakshmi, Dhananjaya, Vikrama and Gopi — arrived from Veeranahosahalli Gate of…

JD(S) making moves to retain Mayor post
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JD(S) making moves to retain Mayor post

Mysuru: The JD(S), which enjoyed the Mayor post in the last MCC Council by sharing power with the BJP, is now making moves to retain the post by aligning with the Congress, its coalition partner in the State Government. Soon after the results started pouring in on Sept.3, with the JD(S) winning 18 Wards in…

D.K. Shivakumar to patch up with Jarkiholi brothers
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D.K. Shivakumar to patch up with Jarkiholi brothers

Bengaluru: Fearing that meddling in Belagavi politics may rock the ruling JD(S)-Coalition Government, Congress Strongman and Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar is said to be making moves to patch up with Jarkiholi brothers, who have considerable hold in Belagavi district politics. The Jarkiholi brothers —  Ramesh, who is Minister for Small Scale Industries in the coalition…

MP inspects under-construction water service reservoirs in Vijayanagar
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MP inspects under-construction water service reservoirs in Vijayanagar

Mysuru: MP Pratap Simha inspected the under-construction water service reservoirs in Vijayanagar 2nd Stage here yesterday. The old Central Service Reservoir (CSR) at the same location was in a very bad shape necessitating the construction of new reservoirs. The three new reservoirs have capacities of 6 MG (Million Gallons), 4 MG and 2 MG with…

State Human Rights Commission Member holds review meeting
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State Human Rights Commission Member holds review meeting

Mysuru: Karnataka State Human Rights Commission Member Rupak Kumar Dutta held a review meeting regarding the pending complaints for the year 2016-17 at  ZP auditorium here in the presence of District-level officers. Some of the complaints include how children are illtreating their elders, problems related to khatas of houses, land disputes and other pending complaints….

Higher Education Minister to meet striking Music Varsity students
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Higher Education Minister to meet striking Music Varsity students

Mysuru: The students of the Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University scaled down their protest on day three this morning, after a meeting with JD(S) District Youth President Girish Gowda, representative of Higher Education Minister G.T. Devegowda and the Registrar Prof. Nagesh Bettakote.   The students, on the assurance that GTD…

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