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Eye-witness account of what happened at Mandya
Voice of The Reader

Eye-witness account of what happened at Mandya

August 19, 2019

Sir, This has reference to the news item titled ‘Former Dy.SP wants recognition for protecting the then CM Devaraj Urs from mob’ (SOM dated Aug.16). The claims made by K.S. Sadananda, Retd. Dy.SP, is true and deserving. Even though I do not have any documentary evidence in this regard, I was an eye-witness for the…

Casting aspersions on Mysore Maharaja unfortunate
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Casting aspersions on Mysore Maharaja unfortunate

August 18, 2019

Sir, This has reference to the write-up titled “J&K Special Status Revoked: Proof of ‘Decisive Leadership’ of Prime Minister Modi” by Prof. H.M. Rajashekar, retired Political Science Professor and Constitutional Expert, in SOM dated Aug. 6, 2019. The article exposes the inadequacy of political and constitutional knowledge by the author on how India emerged as…

Guarding the garbage?
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Guarding the garbage?

August 17, 2019

Sir, Metallic traffic control guards (barricades) belonging to Mysore Traffic Police are found abandoned on II Cross, Umar Khayam Road, Tilak Nagar, Mysuru-1 (near Canara Bank Branch). These were brought to site during Ramzan to control heavy traffic/vehicles into Eidgah Maidan for prayers. One can see such metal barricades lying on many roads in Mysuru,…

Basic humanity and  goodness of people
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Basic humanity and goodness of people

August 16, 2019

Sir, On July 30 (Tuesday), we answered our door bell to see three people helping my elderly father out of a car, blood dripping on his clothes from wounds on his forehead and chin. My father was in shock and a little disoriented. We were very alarmed and horrified.  It appeared that my father had…

Dangerous cluster road humps on Ring Road
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Dangerous cluster road humps on Ring Road

August 13, 2019

Sir, The Ring Road on the periphery of our city was constructed for smooth flow of traffic and to de-congest the inner roads by diverting unnecessary traffic and has been a boon for motorists both from within the city and outside Mysuru. Especially, it has been of immense use for heavy transport vehicles which need…

Plight of Lansdowne building typists
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Plight of Lansdowne building typists

August 12, 2019

Sir, I was back in Mysuru, after working for a few years in the Gulf. Quite a few important works were waiting for me to attend to on my arrival. And on top of the list was work at Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA). With an application written in English, I went to MUDA to…

Geologists are Geologists, NOT Astrologers !
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Geologists are Geologists, NOT Astrologers !

August 11, 2019

Was the warning of rain and widespread destruction in Kodagu region meant to be ignored? Sir, This refers to the letter titled “Geologists must stop acting like Astrologers” (Star of Mysore dated July 3, 2019) by Prof. Yadupathi Putty of Krishnamurthypuram. The correspondent was so sure that the disaster in Kodagu region will not be…

Shift Barricades
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Shift Barricades

August 9, 2019

Sir, The metal barricades fixed on Hunsur Road, near the junction of Hunsur Road – Gokulam Road is not serving any purpose.  The barricades are far away from  the junction and hence the vehicles slow down much before the junction. When the vehicles approach  the junction, because of the space available before the junction, most…

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