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Debris-laden truck topples on highway
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Debris-laden truck topples on highway

June 12, 2022

A truck carrying debris jumped over the road diver and toppled on the other side of the Mysuru-Bengaluru, disrupting traffic for more than an hour. Vehicles were lined up for more than three kilometres on the highway till Srirangaptana Town Police reached the spot and cleared the debris first and then got the truck cleared…

Part of Srirangapatna Fort near East Gate collapses
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Part of Srirangapatna Fort near East Gate collapses

May 3, 2022

By Vinay Karekura Srirangapatna: The archaeologically significant 15th Century Srirangapatna Fort on the banks of River Cauvery that had witnessed several battles during the British era is on the verge of decay, thanks to monumental neglect. Due to heavy rains since the last couple of days, a portion of the once impregnable Fort has collapsed…

Nesting time now for Ranganathittu birds
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Nesting time now for Ranganathittu birds

February 14, 2022

By Vinay Karekura Srirangapatna: It is nesting season for thousands of winged beauties at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary now and bird sounds rent the air. The increase in the presence of birds, both resident and migratory at the Sanctuary has brought cheer to both bird watchers and Forest Department officials. Migration and nesting is a part…

Heavy rush for mutton, chicken and fish at KRS Santhe
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Heavy rush for mutton, chicken and fish at KRS Santhe

January 16, 2022

COVID precautionary guidelines such as wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing went for a toss at KRS Santhe this morning as hundreds of people thronged the Santhe venue (right in front of KRS Police Station) for purchase of mutton, chicken and fish. Ironically, weekend curfew is in force since Friday night till Monday…

Ranganathittu boat rides attract tourists; not many prefer KRS Dam
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Ranganathittu boat rides attract tourists; not many prefer KRS Dam

October 10, 2021

After watching a resplendent illumination of Mysuru city last night and staying over, hundreds of tourists headed towards Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary this morning with their cameras and binoculars. Till 11 am, more than 500 tourists went in boats and since the last three to four days, over 10,000 have visited. Compared to Ranganathittu, there are…

Love for the Loom
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Love for the Loom

February 28, 2021

Dreamweavers of a quaint village near Srirangapatna who wove clothes for Mysore royal family and Tipu Sultan By Vinay Karekura  Kodiyala, over 20 kilometres from Srirangapatna, is like any other quaint village of ‘Mysuru Seeme’ with small pillared houses on either side of narrow roads dotted with petty shops selling tea and bakery biscuits where…

Restoration works on at historic Wellesley Bridge
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Restoration works on at historic Wellesley Bridge

December 3, 2020

By Vinay Karekura & B.C. Thimmaiah Finally, the historic Wellesley Bridge near Srirangapatna is being repaired. Works are on in full swing to seal the cracks and restore the Bridge which is in a dilapidated state. Once the repairs are over, the Bridge will be freshly painted.  The repair works are being taken up by…

The faithful throng Srirangapatna for ‘Pitru Paksha’
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The faithful throng Srirangapatna for ‘Pitru Paksha’

September 16, 2020

Thousands of families are converging on the banks of River Cauvery at the historic town of Srirangapatna to pay respects to their elders in the form of offerings during this season of ‘Pitru Paksha.’ People are crowding the river banks in and around Srirangapatna including Paschimavahini, Sopana Katte, Snana Ghatta, Gosai Ghat and Cauvery Sangama….

Migratory birds enliven Ranganathittu
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Migratory birds enliven Ranganathittu

December 20, 2019

This year’s winter outing delayed by climatic changes By Vinay Karekura Winter has set in and different varieties of birds have slowly started arriving at the famed Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district, for breeding.  The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist spots in the State and is rated…

Since generations, they  are lured by the shine
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Since generations, they are lured by the shine

September 21, 2019

By Vinay Karekura There is another group of coin-and-treasure hunters at Paschimavahini in Srirangapatna. The speciality of this group is that they go in search of places where people come to immerse the ashes of their loved ones and perform ‘Pitru Paksha’ rituals every year at the designated auspicious season.  This group too hails from…

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