Month: August, 2019

Merging for strength and diversion?
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Merging for strength and diversion?

August 31, 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday announced the merger of 10 public sector Banks into four entities. The first merger, that of Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank will create a super-bank named Punjab National Bank. This will be the second-largest public sector Bank in India, after the State Bank of India….

Huge rush to get relief from debt
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Huge rush to get relief from debt

August 31, 2019

Hundreds of borrowers crowd AC Office for  relief under Karnataka Debt Relief Act 11,000 applications submitted at special counters till yesterday; Oct.22 last day Mysuru: Hundreds of people are trooping into the Office of the Mysuru Assistant Commissioner (AC) to get relief under the Debt Relief Act that has been passed by the previous Coalition…

Mysore Palace entry ticket goes online
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Mysore Palace entry ticket goes online

August 31, 2019

Valid for six months; book tickets on www.mysorepalace.gov.in; uniform ticket price for foreigners too Mysuru:  With just 29 days to go for the world famous Dasara celebrations, the Mysore Palace Board is going hi-tech by introducing online tickets to enter the iconic Mysore Palace without any hassles of standing in long queues to purchase entry…

Double-decker buses in Mysuru, Hampi on cards
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Double-decker buses in Mysuru, Hampi on cards

August 31, 2019

Bengaluru: In a bid to develop and promote tourism in State, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has decided to operate double-decker bus services in Mysuru and Hampi. The service would commence from December this year and a total of six double-decker buses would be put into service in the first phase. Out of the…

Pathetic condition of  Raja Marga irks Minister Somanna during padayatra
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Pathetic condition of Raja Marga irks Minister Somanna during padayatra

August 31, 2019

Mysuru: Ahead of Dasara-2019 celebrations, District Minister V. Somanna continued his inspection-spree of the city for the second day today.  Yesterday he inspected the works at Chamundi Hill and Sub-Urban Bus Stand  and today he went on a padayatra on the Raja Marga (Jumboo Savari route) along with the elected representatives and officials.  He started…

Ten public sector banks to be merged into four
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Ten public sector banks to be merged into four

August 31, 2019

New Delhi: The Union Government yesterday unveiled a mega plan to merge 10 public sector banks into four as part of plans to create fewer and stronger global-sized lenders as it looks to boost economic growth from a six-year low. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced four new set of mergers — Punjab National Bank, Oriental…

‘Provide adequate security at Torchlight Parade Ground’
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‘Provide adequate security at Torchlight Parade Ground’

August 31, 2019

Discussion on pending Rs.30 crore project after Dasara Mysuru: District Minister V. Somanna, as a part of his Raja Marga inspection this morning, visited the Torchlight Parade Ground at Bannimantap which hosts the last event of nine-day Dasara festivities — Panjina Kavayathu (Torchlight Parade). When the Minister arrived at the ground, MLA Tanveer Sait, who…

Dasara website up; has info in 11 languages
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Dasara website up; has info in 11 languages

August 31, 2019

Mysuru: Mysuru District Minister V. Somanna launched the newly-designed Dasara website this morning at Jaladarshini Guest House. The website provides information to visitors in 11 languages including Kannada, English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.  The website, compatible with computer, tab and mobile comes with an additional feature of push-and-alert notifications….

Chandrayaan-2 to bloom at Dasara Flower Show
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Chandrayaan-2 to bloom at Dasara Flower Show

August 31, 2019

Mysuru: It looks like this year’s Dasara festivities, which was earlier decided to be a low-key one following floods in the State, is now going to be all glitter and glory.  Hence, the Ahara Mela has been extended from 10 to 18 days, the Flower Show with Chandrayaan-2 as the theme, is extended to 15…

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