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Devanur Lake crying for attention
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Devanur Lake crying for attention

Sir, Apropos the news item ‘Sudha Murty’s Aqua Touch’ (SOM dated Oct. 15). The rejuvenation of Hebbal Lake by Infosys Foundation and the District Minister promising to turn it into a tourist spot soon is a pleasant news. This should motivate other Corporates, MUDA and MCC to revive the other water bodies which are dead…

Why re-name “University of Mysore”?
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Why re-name “University of Mysore”?

Sir, Recently, our Chief Minister spoke about re-naming the century-old  “University of Mysore” as “Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar University.” I think politicians have to think twice before uttering on any subject. One should know the value of the existing name before re-naming it. It need not be said how much we respect the late Nalwadi, the…

Hawkers and garbage galore near Palace
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Hawkers and garbage galore near Palace

Sir, A visit to the Mysore Palace revealed lack of commitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the absence of dustbins in and around the historical Palace and no proper allotted area for hawkers to sell their snacks or wares. There seems to be no instructions to hawkers to have their own dustbins to keep their…

Dasara Brand Ambassador must be seen in public
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Dasara Brand Ambassador must be seen in public

Big B galvanises Gujarat tourism, why not our Maharaja galvanise Mysuru Tourism? Sir, When Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh appointed our Maharaja as the Brand Ambassador of Mysuru City, I was the first one to congratulate him for his bold initiative. But alas, his group of officials have let him down badly after this excellent move….

Chaos at M.G. Road Vegetable Market !
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Chaos at M.G. Road Vegetable Market !

Sir, The M.G. Road behind Dasara Exhibition Grounds is narrowed with stray cattle, hurly-burly parking and stoppage of vehicles for loading and unloading of vegetable crates. To add further chaos, vendors have started selling flowers and coconuts right on the middle of the Vegetable Market Road! This Road is a stone’s throw away from the…

Is plastic ban really effective?
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Is plastic ban really effective?

Sir, This refers to the recent news item published in SOM under the title “Despite the ban, plastic adds to city’s pile of waste.” Environmentally harmful plastics, especially single-use items like glasses, spoons, dining sheets and straws are banned at many places including Mysuru since long. However, no one may believe that it is really…

Stop dumping debris in conservancy lane
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Stop dumping debris in conservancy lane

Sir, The above picture is taken in Jayanagar 10th Cross. Some miscreants have covered the drainage with mud in order to take lorries in the conservancy to transport their construction materials. Because of this, even the conservancy lane is damaged. This act is causing a lot of public nuisance and the public property is being…

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