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Dasara, Bhyrappa and Intolerance
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Dasara, Bhyrappa and Intolerance

August 16, 2019

By Prathibha Nandakumar Celebrity author Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa has been chosen to inaugurate the Mysuru Dasara this time. Ever since the announcement, many memes and trolls are making the rounds on social media, attempting to ridicule the decision. Now, the question is why is it that each “group” decides that the “candidate” it thinks best…

Dasara 2019: City Top Cop holds preliminary meeting
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Dasara 2019: City Top Cop holds preliminary meeting

August 7, 2019

Mysuru: In the wake of Dasara High Power Committee meeting scheduled in Bengaluru on Aug.9, City Police Commissioner K.T. Balakrishna held a preliminary meeting to discuss on security arrangements with all Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) (ACPs) at his office in Nazarbad yesterday. Addressing the meeting, he said that…

Dasara and I-Day : DC holds meeting
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Dasara and I-Day : DC holds meeting

August 6, 2019

Mysuru: Finally, the District Administration has started preparations for this year’s Dasara celebrations which will be held between Sept. 29 and Oct. 8 (Jumboo Savari). Earlier, the preparations for Dasara would commence at least four months in advance to finalise on the events, artistes, the chief guest to inaugurate the festival and also select an…

First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20
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First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20

August 5, 2019

Mysuru: The annual ritual of selecting Dasara elephants is on and the Forest Department officials are going to different elephant camps in Mysuru and Kodagu to prepare a preliminary list of elephants that are eligible to participate in the grand event. An initial list of 14 elephants has been prepared.  The Forest officials and the…

Yediyurappa to chair Dasara High Power Committee meeting on Aug. 9
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Yediyurappa to chair Dasara High Power Committee meeting on Aug. 9

August 5, 2019

Mysuru: With Dasara less than two  months away, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (BSY) will chair a meeting of Dasara High Power Committee at the auditorium on the third floor of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru at 12 noon  on Aug. 9. The meeting which would have been held much earlier under normal circumstances, has been delayed…

Dasara takes backseat amidst changed political equations
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Dasara takes backseat amidst changed political equations

August 2, 2019

Mysuru: With this year’s Dasara less than two months away, there are no signs of preparations for the world famous event. With the 10-day Dasara festival scheduled to begin from Sept. 29, the District authorities are yet to hold preparatory meetings. In the past, the Dasara High Power Committee meeting used to take place three…

Forest officials, Veterinarians inspect Dasara elephants, conduct health check-up
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Forest officials, Veterinarians inspect Dasara elephants, conduct health check-up

July 30, 2019

Mysuru: With Dasara Festival fast approaching, a team of Forest officials, led by Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) Alexander and Veterinarians Dr. D.N. Nagaraj and Dr. Mujeeb, visited various elephants camps where Dasara elephants are housed and conducted their health check-up yesterday. The team visited Balle Elephant Camp where Golden Howdah-carrying elephant Arjuna is housed,…

Tourism, gone with the wind
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Tourism, gone with the wind

July 25, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A recent news item says it all: “A sharp dip in the foreigners visiting Mysuru.” A drop of 50 percent !   Alarm bells should be ringing all over  but no one is bothered. Our former Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh was more busy visiting the Mysore Race Club (MRC)…

12 jumbos to take part in Dasara-2019
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12 jumbos to take part in Dasara-2019

July 16, 2019

Forest Department team to visit elephant camps to select elephants in a couple of days Mysore:  The annual ritual of selecting Dasara elephants is on and the Forest Department officials are all set to go to different elephant camps in Mysuru and Kodagu to prepare a preliminary list of elephants that are eligible to participate…

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