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City to get Special Commando Force from February 2018

Mysuru: An elite and exclusive Commando Force to deal with terror strikes and to handle sensitive cases will come up in city to ensure additional safety of residents. The 25-member force will be showcased for the first time during the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2018. The full-fledged team will be operational from February...

First wife scuttles BSF Jawan’s fourth wedding !

Mysuru: This serving BSF Jawan married thrice without settling the divorce case with his first wife and was caught red-handed when he was about to marry for the fourth time yesterday. Learning about his fourth marriage, the Jawan’s first wife stormed into the marriage venue and created a ruckus, forcing the groom to scurry for...

So, do you want to become a cop?

Mysuru: Over 500 aspirants for Civil Policemen’s post in the city appeared for the gruelling physical fitness test at the CAR Grounds this morning. There are 200 vacant posts and among them, 40 are reserved for women. The written tests for the jobs were held on June 23 this year. Aspirants from Mysuru, Hassan, Chamarajanagar,...

Sea of people at Dasara Exhibition Grounds

Mysuru: The serial holidays and long weekends for the year has come to a close with the last of them ending yesterday. The extended Deepavali holidays like the Dasara holidays saw a huge rush at many of the tourist spots in the city for the last four to five days and the Dasara Exhibition was...

Maharudrabhisheka to Nandi

Mysuru: It was a feast to the eyes of hundreds of devotees of Goddess Chamundeshwari, who climbed a few steps down the hill to witness the Abhisheka to the famous Nandi statue atop Chamundi Hill, which was given a fresh look recently by water jet cleaning. The Abhisheka was performed by the members of the...

No cheap writings in literary works: Dr. Go. Ru Channabasappa

Mysuru: Renowned Folk scholar Dr. Go.Ru Channabasappa has said that there should be no cheap writings that divide the people under the pretext of creating awareness among the people. He was delivering the felicitation address at a programme organised to felicitate writer Prof. Maleyur Guruswamy on his 70th birthday at Kalamandira here on Sunday. Pointing...

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English Kanglish

Last week I received a video clip on WhatsApp titled “Special English from Mysore Mayor.” The clip showed the Mayor replying to questions in English, posed by an English news channel during Dasara.  Indeed, the Mayor’s English was bad, but I did feel sympathetic towards him. The comments posted on the clip were condescending and...

Significance of Naraka Chaturdashi

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Deepavali translated as festival of lights is a three-day celebration.  The first day is Naraka Chaturdashi, the second day is New Moon Day (Lakshmi Puja) and the third day is Balipadyami.  All our festivals generally have a mythological background...

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    The following have been elected unanimously as office-bearers of Mysuru Regional Engineers and Non-Technical Employees Housing Co-operative Society fo...

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    M.Tech Gold Medallist

    M.Roja, daughter of T. Murthy and Shobha of Guruvinahalli village in T. Narasipur taluk, has won a Gold Medal for her excellent performance in M.Tech....

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    Free diabetes screening camp

    Avati L. Ramasheshayya and Lakshmi Devamma Clinic of Narayana Multi-speciality Hospital has organised a three-day free diabetes screening camp at #80/...

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    Bone and Joint camp

    Narayana Multi-speciality Hospital, Devanur, Mysuru, has organised a two-day free bone and joints check-up camp at its premises on Oct.23 and 24 from ...

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    Muslim convention on Oct.26

    The Mysuru City Muslim Forum will be hosting a day-long convention of Muslim community members on Oct. 26 at 11 am at MCC Grounds, opposite Al-Badr Ma...



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Clearing career obstacles

Feng Shui is about how the space you live and work in affects your mood, energy level and your decisions. There are specific guidelines to generate a healthy energy flow in the architecture as well as in the design and furniture arrangement. In a building, to enhance the positivity of the place and assist in...
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A bend in the road: How to fix it?

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Over a thousand citizens of Mysuru, comprising a few NGOs, assembled this morning at the Kalamandira premises and then marched towards the bend near Jaladarshini Guest House in a straight human chain to protest against the Government’s decision to straighten this stretch of road at an estimated cost of Rs. 12...

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Mysuru: Hope, Despair, Hope

The city’s literati, given to the habit of writing in their preferred columns of this daily, have been expressing a hope on Mysuru not going the Bengaluru way. The State’s capital, portrayed in glorious terms as the Garden City, Asia’s Fastest Growing City, and so on in the years not too long ago has fallen...

Dignity, Decency for Domestic Help

The Union Labour Ministry on Monday disclosed the broad contents of the policy to formalise the right of domestic workers to equal and minimum wages, social security cover, skill development programme and forming Unions at par with other workers under the existing labour laws. Until not too long ago, the domestic worker, euphemistically called domestic...

Spiritual sections in Secular society

Although food that we consume at home in well-marked sessions during the day, everyday, and at places outside our homes on various occasions is to primarily assuage hunger, one cannot but agree with the fact that it is our eyes that get the first chance to savour the dishes, to be followed by our fingers,...

Dialogue with Diet

Perhaps there is no other subject that can match food when it comes to engaging oneself in talking or thinking or enjoying or suffering or grieving either before or after two most ubiquitous event. The soliloquy To be or not to be spoken by Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s play by the same name with...
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    T.N. Anasuya

    T.N. Anasuya (75),  wife of Dr. M.C. Subba Ramu  and a resident of Siddarthanagar, passed away last night at a private Hospital here following a heart...

  • A. Ramamani Murthy

    A. Ramamani Murthy

    Ramamani Murthy (80), a resident of No. 350-C, ‘Sri Narasimha,’ 4th Main, Gokulam Second Stage, passed away here in the wee hours of today. She leaves...

  • A. Wajid Baig Ashrafi

    A. Wajid Baig Ashrafi

    Wajid Baig Ashrafi (53), Vice-President of Empty Drums, Can Dealers and Management Committee member of the Masjid Azam Ahle Sunnath-wo-Jamath, Ashoka ...

  • P.N. Muthu

    P.N. Muthu

    P.N. Muthu, a resident of Vivekananda Road in Yadavagiri, passed away at his residence here yesterday. He leaves behind sons, daughters, daughters-in-...

  • B.A. Meena

    B.A. Meena

    B.A. Meena (60), former employee of Canara Bank in Mysuru, passed away in Bengaluru yesterday after brief illness. She leaves behind her husband T. Sa...

  • K.R. Susheela

    K.R. Susheela

    K.R. Susheela (79), wife of late Dr. K.V. Raghvendra Rao and a resident of Chamundipuram, passed away on Oct. 16 after a brief illness. She leaves beh...



Castle Bridge wins Mysore Derby

Mysuru: Castle Bridge won The Mysore Derby 2017 held yesterday at the Mysore Race Club (MRC) Limited, here. The winning horse, owned by United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders Limited, was trained by Bharath Singh and ridden by jockey Suraj Naredu. The trophy to the winner was presented by MRC Chairman G. Venkatesh. The MRC also...

Indian team announced for T20 series against Kiwis

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a 16-member team for the upcoming three-match T20 series against New Zealand, this morning. The senior men’s selection committee has named Mumbai opener Shreyas Iyer and Hyderabad Opener Mohammed Siraj, who have made it to the team for the first time. Ashish Nehra has been...

Star this week: Talented Athlete – R. Sagar

Athletics is a global sport and is very popular in the sporting scene. It is considered as the Mother of all sports. Our city’s athlete R. Sagar, taking part in the 89th Annual University of Mysore’s inter-collegiate athletic meet 2017-18 from 13th-15th October 2017, created two new records in the 110m Hurdles for men and...



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