Month: April, 2020

Fire at Sewage Farm doused after nine-hour operation
News

Fire at Sewage Farm doused after nine-hour operation

April 2, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Huge mounds of garbage at the Sewage Farm in Vidyaranyapuram, caught fire yesterday morning and was doused by Fire Fighters after a nine-hour-long operation. Members of the public, who noticed the fire at about 11 am, informed Saraswathipuram Fire Station. Soon, Fire and Emergency Services personnel of Saraswathipuram (16 personnel), Bannimantap (6) and Hebbal…

“You Can Come Out of It”
COVID-19, News

“You Can Come Out of It”

April 2, 2020

First Bengaluru patient to recover from Coronavirus Bengaluru: Those were a difficult couple of weeks. But P.K. Venkat Raghavan can now, literally, breathe easy. “I am the first patient coming out clean… and I never infected my family. That’s a big deal. I don’t hope it will come to you. But if at all it…

Safety Kits distributed to Pourakarmikas
COVID-19, News

Safety Kits distributed to Pourakarmikas

April 2, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The Pourakarmikas of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Ward No. 23 were distributed with Safety Kits by PG Janaspandana Foundation. Each Safety Kit includes Sanitisers, Dettol Soaps, Napkins and drinking water bottles. Former MLA Vasu launched the programme at Jaganmohan Palace premises yesterday.  Speaking on the occasion, Foundation President and former Corporator P. Prashanth Gowda…

Minister launches vehicles to sell vegetables at doorstep
News

Minister launches vehicles to sell vegetables at doorstep

April 2, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: District in-charge Minister V. Somanna yesterday launched the vehicles, arranged by Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and Horticulture Department, to sell fruits, vegetables and other necessary items, at the doorsteps of city residents.  Speaking on the occasion, he said that these arrangements are made so that people do not come out of their houses and…

Good response for home delivery of fruits and vegetables
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Good response for home delivery of fruits and vegetables

April 2, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: ‘Mane-Manege Hannu Haagu Tarakari’, an initiative undertaken jointly by the MCC and the Horticulture Department for home delivery of vegetables and fruits, drew good response from the citizens today. The initiative, that covers all 65 wards of the MCC, was launched by District-In charge Minister V. Somanna yesterday. Today, the MCC undertook home delivery…

Rama Navami celebrated indoors in city
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Rama Navami celebrated indoors in city

April 2, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The usual splendour and fervour attached to Rama Navami celebrations in the city  was wholly missing today as people confined the celebration to their homes due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown enforced by the Government to stop the spread of the deadly pandemic. There was no distribution of Panaka, Kosambari, Butter Milk and Prasada…

If someone needs you, be there and stay…
Columns

If someone needs you, be there and stay…

April 2, 2020

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A human interest story: The on-duty Nurse took the anxious young Army Major to the bedside.  “Your son is here,” she said softly, to the old man lying on the bed. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient opened his eyes.  Heavily sedated because…

Mythology as Politics
Feature Articles

Mythology as Politics

April 2, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist As a child in Mumbai, I watched Rajan Uncle perform Chakyar Kootu. My parents were economic migrants from Odisha. My neighbours were from Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. And we got to see cultural performances that no one in Odisha or Maharashtra, would have had access…

Courage conquers crisis
Editorial

Courage conquers crisis

April 2, 2020

Global scenario, particularly in the self-declared developed countries and that in India are strikingly contrasting on many counts in the ongoing Covid-triggered crisis. The vast differences in the pace of its spread, number of victims testing positive and fatalities in the countries of Europe as well as America compared to the respective phenomena in India…

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