Woman found dead in canal, probe on

Hassan: A 22-year-old woman was found murdered in a canal in Kalkere village under Hassan Rural police limits on Friday morning. The body has been handed over to the victim’s parents after postmortem. The victim is Shashikala (22) a resident of Hagare village of Beluru taluk. She was the daughter of Lakshaiah and was working in a private hospital in Hassan. According to sources, she was engaged a year ago with a youth of Pura village of Beluru taluk. On Thursday she had gone out with her fiancé and did…

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Daylong event to raise awareness on preserving, rejuvenating Kukkarahalli Lake

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Mysuru: In what is being dubbed as a first-of-its-kind initiative, as many as 16 city-based organisations are joining hands to raise awareness about conserving, and rejuvenating the iconic Kukkarahalli Lake. A day-long event has been organised on Sunday that is aimed at educating citizens about the bio-diversity of the lake, besides taking up a cleanliness drive on the premises. The event is being organised without any umbrella committee, with all events and proceedings being carried out voluntarily. In a bid to increase citizen participation in the drive, a photo exhibition…

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Farmers extend support to Hazare’s fast

Mysuru: Extending their support to social activist Anna Hazare’s indefinite fast, various pro-farmer organizations staged a protest near the Mysuru Law Courts on Friday. We are with Anna Hazare who is pushing for the implementation of the Lokpal bill and appointment of Lokayukta in all states in the country, said the protestors. Urging the government to implement the Swaminathan Report and waive farm loans, the protestors said, “The government should provide minimum support price (MSP) to farmers. The central government which has taken an anti-farmer stance should change its attitude…

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MLA becomes ‘chaiwala’, collects Rs 5000 in 10 minutes

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MYSURU: Karnataka’s Janata Dal (Secular) rebel MLA Zameer Ahmad found a unique way to be in the spotlight. MLA Zameer Ahmad was in the city to inaugurate a road development work. After the function, the MLA started selling tea at a stall near Muslim Co-operative Bank Circle here on Wednesday. The party representatives and officials bought tea and paid Rs 100-2,000 for a cup of tea. This helped the MLA make more than Rs 5,000 in 10 minutes. He added Rs 10,000 and gave it to the owner of the…

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Philosophy essential to produce great literature, says Bhyrappa

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Mysuru: Study of philosophy is essential to producing a great work of literature, said celebrated Kannada novelist and recipient of the Saraswathi Samman award SL Bhyrappa on Thursday. Bhyrappa, who spoke as part of the three-day national seminar on ‘Hundred Years of Philosophy at Mysore University – An Overview’, said that all writers needed a great theme to base their literary works on. “If an author wants his or her literary work to become great, he or she must have studied philosophy,” Bhyrappa said. However, the novelist emphasised the need…

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Central pollution agency official inspects Vidranyapuram Sewage Farm

MYSURU: Acting on a complaint filed by former minister and BJP leader SA Ramdas on the alarming levels of air and water pollution in Southeast Mysuru, which is where the Vidranyapuram Sewage Farm is located, an official from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) visited the spot on Thursday to take stock of the situation on the ground. Poornima BM, an environmental officer attached to the Central Pollution Control Board Directorate, Bengaluru, visited the solid waste management plant in Vidranyapuram. Poornima was accompanied by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)…

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Garden at Kalamandira to be developed by RBI unit

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MYSURU: A K Mandal , the chief manager of Bank Note Paper Mill India Private Limited, a unit of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), laid the foundation stone to develop a garden at Kalamandira under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds on Thursday. The company has planned to take up work at an estimated cost of Rs 20 lakh. Mandal said the board members of the RBI unit decided to develop the garden to high standards as it is a center for many cultural events. “With the support of…

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Plastic bottle crusher at Mysuru City Railway Station

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MYSURU: In a bid to ensure the Mysuru City Railway Station is spick and span, and to prevent plastic bottles piling up on the platform, authorities of Mysuru division of South Western Railway (SWR) have installed automatic noiseless bottle crushing machines on Platform 1. Instead of littering the station with the bottles, customers can now dump it in the machine that has been installed at the cost of Rs 3.04 lakh. The move comes against the backdrop of the city bidding to regain the ‘Cleanest City’ tag. The Mysuru City…

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B Team: Will teach CM a lesson, says Deve Gowda

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MYSURU: Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda took a dig at Congress leaders for calling the JD(S) the B team of the BJP. At a booth-level meeting of Chamaraja constituency here on Thursday, he alleged that national parties are trying to destroy regional leaders like former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy by these tactics. “I swear that I’ll teach CM Siddaramaiah a lesson for such arrogance,” he said. Gowda used the best part of his 30-minute speech to criticize Siddaramaiah. “Today, I inaugurated a Garadi Mane (gymnasiums) here. I’m…

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