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The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 8:18 pm

Events tomorrow - JUNE 24: Mysore Art Gallery and Kannada Sahitya Kalakoota, Mysuru - Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow - JUNE 24: Mysore Art Gallery and Kannada Sahitya Kalakoota, Mysuru Star of Mysore

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:22 pm

At 75, Cycle Agarbathi has fragrant ambitions to be Indias complete puja room companion

The Mysuru-based incense company has scented growth in all sorts of prayer offerings from diyas to turmeric and camphor

The Hindu Businessline 23 Jun 2024 1:11 pm

Nadoja Kamala Hampana passes away at 89

BENGALURU: Well-known Kannada writer and scholar Nadoja Dr Kamala Hampana passed away after suffering aheart attack at her daughters house in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, on Saturday morning. Dr Kamala Hampana was89. She is survived by her husband Prof Hampa Nagarajaiah, two daughters and a son. As per her wish, her body will be donated to Ramaiah Medical College. A recipient of Daana Chintamani Attimabbe Award and Nadoja Award, Dr Kamala Hampana was born in Devanahalli on October 28, 1935, and had her primary education at Challakere. She went to high school in Tumakuru and completed SSLC in 1953. She moved to Mysuru for college education and completed BA course in 1955. After obtaining a doctorate degree in Kannada literature, she worked as a Kannada professor in Bengaluru and Mysuru Maharani colleges. She later became the principal of the Government First Grade College at Vijayanagarin Bengaluru. She was known for her works on Jain literature and identified herself with womens and Dalit movements. In 2003, she presided over the 71st All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Moodabidri. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, DCM DK Shivakumar, BJP MP Basavaraj Bommai and otherdignitaries mourned her death. I am saddened by the unexpected death of veteran writer Dr Kamala Hampana. Dr Kamala was popular for her research and teaching along with literary work. She wished good for all. I extend my condolences to the family of Dr Hampa Nagarajaiah. May her soul rest in peace, the CM wrote on X. Sad to hear the news of Kamala Hampanas demise. She contributed immensely to the field of literature through her writings, speeches, studies and teaching for six decades. The passing away of Nadoja awardee Kamala is a great loss to the literary world, Shivakumar said. The news of Nadoja Kamala Hampanas demise is very painful. My condolences to herfamily. She made a mark in the field of Kannada literature through her articles and research. I pray to God to give strength to Dr Hampa Nagarajaiahs family to bear this loss, Bommai posted on X.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 10:59 am

State govt: Balancing between guarantees and price hike

In September 2021, as Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, Siddaramaiah demanded a reduction in Sales Tax on petrol and diesel in Karnataka. During a debate in the Assembly on the issue of price rise, he urged the then BJP government to bring down petrol prices by over Rs 3 per litre while citing the Tamil Nadu governments move to reduce the prices. The party had also launched a massive campaign against the price rise. Now, fast forward to July 2024. A year after it came to power, the Siddaramaiah government is facing flak for increasing the fuel prices by Rs 3 per litre. Opposition BJP and JDS leaders are up in arms and have hit the streets in protest. Accusing the government of burdening common people to fund the guarantee schemes, the opposition parties have decided to continue the protests till the decision on the fuel price hike is rolled back. The political slugfest between the ruling and opposition parties will continue. After the Lok Sabha elections, the government is taking several measures to mobilize resources as the harsh realities of delivering on the guarantee schemes and sustaining them seem to have turned the heat on the states finances. It is exploring every means to get that extra buck for the guarantee schemes and development works. There is a perception that development works have taken a hit over the last year. The increase in fuel prices is expected to help to generate around Rs 3,000 crore a year. The government requires an amount in the range of a whopping Rs 60,000 crore a year for the guarantees. Although the state government has limited options for resource mobilisation, tightening the screws too much on the citizens could be counterproductive. The very essence of some guarantee schemes, especially the Gruha Lakshmi that provides Rs 2,000 financial assistance per month to women heads of households, was to lessen the burden of inflation. At the schemes launch in August last year in Mysuru, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stated that during his Bharat Jodo yatra in the state, thousands of women expressed concerns about inflation. Ironically, the move of the government by his own party to increase the fuel prices will impact everyone, including the beneficiaries of the guarantee scheme. The diesel price increase will impact everyone as transportation costs will go up. As a result of this, prices of commodities will also spike, while the hike in petrol prices will pinch the pockets of motorists. However, the Chief Minister has maintained that there is no plan to hike state transport corporation bus fares. Justifying its decision to hike fuel prices, the government maintains that it is committed to balanced and responsible governance and the VAT adjustment ensures funding for essential public services and development projects. The government contends that despite increasing VAT on petrol to 29.84% and on diesel to 18.44%, the states taxes on fuel remain lower than most South Indian states, and the diesel prices in Karnataka are lower than in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the BJP-ruled states. The State Government has also blamed the Centre for an increase in Central Excise duty and urged it to reduce the taxes. While the timing of the fuel price hike immediately after the Lok Sabha polls raised many eyebrows, the state government is also contemplating revising the water tariff, which was not done in the last 10 years. It has also decided to take womens Self-Help Groups (SHGs) help to collect property tax and water cess arrears. Property tax arrears of Rs 1,860 crore and water cess dues of Rs 20.25 crore have to be recovered. Meanwhile, earlier this week, the government issued a draft notification for rationalising liquor prices in the state. With the move to bring down the prices of premium liquor, the state is aiming at making the prices more competitive compared to other southern states and increasing the states revenues. While going on an overdrive to mobilise the resources, the State Government has to be extra cautious as any move that burdens the citizens could invite their wrath. That could undo the goodwill it has gained by implementing the five guarantees.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:38 am

Karnataka steps up vigil in villages along TN border

MYSURU: With the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy still fresh in the minds of people, the Karnataka Excise Department has swung into action, conducting surprise raids along the states border with Tamil Nadu. As many as 55 people have died so far in the hooch tragedy in the town of Kallakurichi in Tamil Nadu. The Karnataka Excise Department raided some houses in a few villages in the state along the Tamil Nadu border on suspicion that a few residents were manufacturing spurious liquor. The excise team led by its DySP and police inspectors of Ramapura and Hannur conducted the raids in Pupsapura, Kote Pode, Thanda Medu Bidarahalli, and Maratahalli villages. The team, based on past information, raided the houses and warned the occupants against manufacturing illicit liquor. The team has also taken the local police, panchayat officials, and social workers into confidence to gather information on those involved in the manufacture and sale of illegal liquor. The manufacture and sale of spurious liquor thrived for decades in border villages in Nallore, Kadamabur, Dinnahalli, Jaggere, and Kote Lambani Thanda, with dozens of families involved in it. The liquor would be manufactured, filled in glass bottles, and sold to households. In the past, many in the excise and police departments feared abduction from the Veerapan gang and hence did not conduct any raids or prevent people from selling spurious liquor across the border. Japamalai, a resident of Maratahalli village, said that many people preparing spurious liquor buried mud pots in mud for a week for the liquor to ferment. Illegal liquor flowed more than water in a few villages. However, the manufacture and sale have stopped as youth and children in the families involved in the illegal activity got educated and opted for other professions in nearby towns in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, he added. Mani of nearby Nallore village added that spurious liquor was manufactured on farms and hilly terrain to avoid trouble from the excise officials. While a few others said that the illegal sale of liquor in many shops and houses in almost all the villages has put an end to spurious liquor. Why will anyone take the risk of preparing spurious liquor when several brands are sold in petty shops or in houses in many villages, asked a resident. However, the officials concerned are in no mood to take any risk and have stepped up vigil along the border. They have started gathering information on the movements and earnings of a few people who were involved in preparing spurious liquor in the past.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:07 am

Karnataka: Kalaburagi to Get New Child super-speciality healthcare facility

Kalaburagi: In a significant move to enhance pediatric healthcare in the Kalyana Karnataka (Hyderabad Karnataka) region, Medical Education Minister Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil announced that the foundation stone for a branch of Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health will be laid in Kalaburagi within the next 3-4 months. The new facility, set to cost Rs 90 crore, aims to provide super-speciality treatment to children in the region. The new branch of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health will be a significant addition to our healthcare infrastructure, Dr Patil said while laying the foundation stone for a 50-bed ICU and a 30-bed Burns Unit at the Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) premises on Saturday. The ICU and Burns Unit, costing Rs 30.14 crore and Rs 15.57 crore respectively, are expected to be completed within the next one-and-a-half years. The critical care unit and burn unit at GIMS will be completed within the next one-and-a-half years, providing essential services beyond the trauma center, which has already proven its value since its inauguration last year, he said. Dr Patil said that earlier residents of Kalaburagi had to travel to Solapur, Hyderabad, or Bengaluru for specialized medical treatments. The introduction of Article 371J has played a crucial role in reducing regional disparities by facilitating the establishment of institutions like Jayadeva, Mother and Child Hospital, GIMS, Critical Care Unit, Burn Unit, Trauma Centre and Kidwai Hospital. Kalaburagi is being transformed into a medical hub, fulfilling the vision of Mallikarjun Kharge. Our government's goal is to provide quality and free medical care to the local population, especially the poor, Dr. Patil emphasized. The GIMS campus is also set to see the inauguration of a 371-bed Jayadeva Heart Hospital and a super-specialty hospital within the next three months. The civil work of the super-specialty hospital will be completed by the end of this month, and a tender has been called for the furniture. Appointments will also be made soon, Dr. Patil added. Additionally, a 200-bed Mother and Child Hospital is being constructed at a cost of Rs 92 crore on the GIMS premises. An extension building for Kidwai Hospital, costing Rs 72 crore, will also be constructed. He also highlighted the increasing preference for GIMS among students, making it one of the most sought-after medical institutions after Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, and Ballari. District in-charge Minister Priyank Kharge, who also holds the portfolio for Rural Development, Panchayat Raj, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, lauded the impact of Article 371J. The special provisions have enabled the establishment of medical institutions in our region, bringing in more funds and creating 7,000 medical seats for children over the past decade. Our government is committed to not just building infrastructure but also fostering human resource development, he said, noting that states like Bihar and Andhra Pradesh are seeking similar reservations. Laptops and educational equipment were distributed to medical students during the ceremony, further supporting the region's educational and healthcare advancements.

Deccan Chronicle 22 Jun 2024 9:08 pm

Stakeholder for promoting Mysuru as a MICE destination

Tourist inflow to Mysuru continues to surge

The Hindu 22 Jun 2024 8:50 pm

State-level yoga conference held in Mysuru

The Hindu 22 Jun 2024 8:41 pm

Events tomorrow - JUNE 23: Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru City and Kadali Mahila Vedike - Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow - JUNE 23: Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru City and Kadali Mahila Vedike Star of Mysore

Google News 22 Jun 2024 6:24 pm

Events tomorrow JUNE 23: Kumar Performing Arts Centre (KPAC), Mysuru - Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow JUNE 23: Kumar Performing Arts Centre (KPAC), Mysuru Star of Mysore

Google News 22 Jun 2024 6:19 pm

IMD issues orange alert for heavy rainfall in Karnataka districts

Catchment areas of river Cauvery, a vital source of potable water for Bengaluru and the Old Mysuru region, are experiencing rainfall shortfalls.

The Times of India 22 Jun 2024 12:00 pm

Poor road safety? Its about lacking motoring skills & psychology

There is a deadly combination of three factors at play in Namma Bengaluru as far as road safety is concerned. The factor that is most often blamed is poor roads. It involves poor design, poor quality of roads (even lack of footpaths) and apathetic approach towards road maintenance which allows open potholes and unattended dugouts making motorists vulnerable to them. The second is poor driving skills. This is a much ignored factor, as is evident from the fact that this segment is able to clear their driving licence tests at the regional transport offices (RTOs) with ease. They are the ones who end up on the roads in control of machines while posing a threat to other motorists and pedestrians besides to themselves. The third factor is psychological, which makes the motorist develop a poor attitude towards driving and towards other motorists and pedestrians despite good motoring skills. All these three factors contribute to motorists violating traffic rules and laws, and what you have is a large number of motorists compromising road safety, making life all that more dangerous to live, whether you are on a bike, inside a car or just walking on the road or even on a footpath that does not exist. Motorists as well as a number of experts choose to blame the first factor for the lack of road safety. Poor driving skills and psychological factors are mostly not considered, but they are the ones that are most crucial in making our roads unsafe, even if the quality of roads are extremely poor and lack proper infrastructure. That poor infrastructure cannot be blamed for every ill about road safety in Bengaluru is clearly evident from the motorists behaviour not on Bengaluru roads, but on the Bengaluru-Mysuru access-controlled highway, which may have its faults, but is a well-laid road. The New Indian Express on May 31 reported that over 100 traffic violations were recorded every hour on this highway segment. In the 28 days until May 31, a total of 74,915 traffic violations were captured by 22 cameras installed on both sides of the 118-km stretch. The highest number of violations were by drivers and co-passengers not wearing seat belts (57,057 cases), followed by 10,945 cases of over-speeding, 6,046 cases of lane violations, and 494 cases for using mobile phones while driving all compromising road safety. This is purely linked to motorist behaviour, nothing to do with any infrastructure inadequacies that one tends to put the blame on for poor road safety. Even on congested Bengaluru roads, you will see motorists trying to zip their way ahead of all others, road rage over being overtaken, or over-speeding even on roads that are narrow with pedestrians trying to navigate a footpath-less road. We have a ready recipe for disasters on Bengaluru roads, whether you are driving, riding or just plain walking. Thats road safety for you in Bengaluru. In their zeal to be the first to reach their destinations, motorists fail to understand the basic fact that if you stay in line, you could reach faster than trying to overtake and cause traffic congestion, and make life hell for all. Bengalureans are all too familiar with the latter scenario. A close analysis of the three factors mentioned as reasons for Bengalurus road congestion and compromised road safety will easily uncover the real villains in the act and its mainly the poor motoring skills and psychological factors. Answers to why a motorist in Bengaluru is so tempted to violate traffic rules and make public spaces unsafe would then be easier found than by simply putting the blame on poor road infrastructure. Its all in the mind of the motorist. No improvement in road infrastructure will be a solution to this problem if we continue ignoring the last two factors. Author Foster Kinn, who wrote two non-fictions about his solo motorcycle rides throughout the United States and Canada, states, The road listens. It believes in you. But in Bengaluru, the motorist needs to listen, watch and think on the road, only then will it take you safely to your destination. Driving and riding is all about reaching a destination while ensuring safety, not maiming or killing someone, and reaching a different destination. Nirad Mudur Deputy Resident Editor, Karnataka niradgmudur@newindianexpress.com

The New Indian Express 22 Jun 2024 10:26 am

Mysuru showcases yoga at palace

The Times of India 22 Jun 2024 5:18 am

Muda plans to break off sewage flow to Mysuru lakes

The Times of India 22 Jun 2024 5:08 am

Andhra Pradesh: UN Team Inspects Sewage Plants in Vijayawada City Limits

Vijayawada: A team of the United Nations Development Organisation (UNDO) visited the Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) under the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation limits to assess the progress of the Rs 11 crore projects funded under the Global Environmental Friendly (GEF) cities programme here. Vijayawada is among the 28 cities across 11 developing nations along with Mysuru, Jaipur, Bhopal and Guntur -- where the GEF-UNIDO sustainable cities integrated approach (SCIAP) pilot project was implemented in collaboration with the Union housing and urban affairs ministry. It aims at contributing to sustainable development by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The UN team comprised UNIDO Viennas international consultant, project coordinator Tomasz Pawelec; senior technical adviser, SCIAP, Nanda Pal Singh; and senior technical advisor, SCIAP India, UNIDO, Venkata Ramana Rao Perkari. VMC commissioner Swapnil Pundkar was present with the UN team. The VMC chief explained to the assessment team about the GEF-funded project titled Rejuvenation of STPs and DP Stations and Installation of Biogas Energy Plants in VMC. The commissioner highlighted the project's impact in reducing carbon emissions and lowering biological oxygen demand (BOD) levels, aligning with National Green Tribunal (NGT) norms. The Bio Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels in all STPs are lower, which indicates the improvement in the treatment of water. The four key components under UNIDO SCIAP India in Vijayawada include strategic sustainable city planning, investment and technology demonstration projects, capacity building for municipal officials and elected representatives in water and sanitation sectors, and assistance in improving the financial creditworthiness of urban local bodies.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Jun 2024 10:29 pm

Thousands take part in Yoga Day in Mysuru

The Hindu 21 Jun 2024 9:02 pm

Mysuru, the yoga hub, celebrates Yoga Day with exuberance

The Mysuru railway division and the CSIR-CFTRI join the celebrations, giving a call for practising yoga daily for various health benefits

The Hindu 21 Jun 2024 7:58 pm

Australian Consul General visits Mysuru

The Hindu 21 Jun 2024 7:55 pm

Events today - JUNE 21: Suttur Mutt, Mysuru - Star of Mysore

Events today - JUNE 21: Suttur Mutt, Mysuru Star of Mysore

Google News 21 Jun 2024 6:15 pm

J-K: Indian pariah dog, trained by NDRF, performs yoga in Udhampur on International Yoga Day

J-K: Indian pariah dog, trained by NDRF, performs yoga in Udhampur on International Yoga Day To spread awareness of yoga, Jimmy, an Indian pariah dog, trained by NDRF, performed yoga along with them, as the 13th battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated the 10th International Yoga Day in Udhampur on Friday. Parveen Singh Assistant Commandant 13th Battalion NDRF Udhampur said, On the occasion of International Yoga Day, for the last 15 days we are regularly involved in Yoga Day activities. The most important aspect is that we have involved a stray dog. To raise awareness of Yoga we have included stray dog in the activity so that people realise that if a stray dog can perform it with ease then definitely the common man should do it. Trained dogs have high IQ levels and can pick up easily but the stray dog took more time to learn yoga. He said that the stray dog has been included in the Yoga activity since the last 15 days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led celebrations of the 10th International Day of Yoga at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on Friday. This year's event underscores Yoga's profound impact on young minds and bodies. The celebration aims to unite thousands in the practice of Yoga, promoting health and wellness on a global scale. This year's theme, Yoga for Self and Society, emphasizes yoga's vital role in fostering both individual well-being and societal harmony. Since 2015, the Prime Minister has led the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at various iconic locations, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru and even the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Jun 2024 4:13 pm

IN PICS | Glimpses of 10th International Yoga Day celebration across the country

Hundreds of people perform yoga to mark International Yoga Day at Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Odisha State Disaster Management Authority personnel perform Aqua Yoga at Bindu Sagar lake to mark International Yoga Day in Bhubaneswar. People perform yoga at Mahabalipuram in Chennai. People perform yoga at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi. People perform Yoga in front of Mysuru Palace. School students performing yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day. People perform Yoga on the occasion of 10th International yoga day at Puducherry beach road. School Students perform Yoga on the occasion of 10th International yoga day at Puducherry beach road. School Students perform Yoga on the occasion of 10th International yoga day at Puducherry beach road. People participate in International Yoga Day celebration at Central stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. People participate in International Yoga Day celebration at Central stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. NCC cadets perform Yoga on the banks of river Krishna in Vijayawada. NCC cadets perform Yoga on the banks of river Krishna in Vijayawada. People participate in International Yoga Day at Visakhapatnam Port Authority. People participate in International Yoga Day at Visakhapatnam Port Authority.

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 12:33 pm

International Day of Yoga: Thousands take part in celebrations in Mysuru

Mysuru is a major destination for learners of yoga with not less than 120 institutions imparting lessons in the ancient Indian discipline

The Hindu 21 Jun 2024 11:12 am

Everyone should practice yoga...: Hema Malini on 10th International Day of Yoga

Everyone should practice yoga...: Hema Malini on 10th International Day of Yoga Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini performed Yoga in Mathura on the occasion of the 10th International Day of Yoga. During a conversation with ANI, she spoke about the relevance of Yoga and said, Lord Krishna spread the message of Yoga all over the world...Everyone should practice yoga daily... Meanwhile, PM Modi performed Yoga at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar on International Day of Yoga on Friday and congratulated all the people of the country and those doing Yoga in every corner of the world and said the world is seeing a new Yoga economy going forward for the last 10 years. While addressing an event in Srinagar, the Prime Minister said Today, from the land of Kashmir, I congratulate everyone around the world on International Yoga Day! Ten years ago, I proposed the celebration of International Yoga Day at the United Nations. India's proposal was supported by 177 nations, which is a record in itself. In 2015, on Kartavyapath in Delhi, 35,000 people performed Yogasanas together, he said. This year's event underscores Yoga's profound impact on young minds and bodies. The celebration aims to unite thousands in the practice of Yoga, promoting health and wellness on a global scale. This year's theme, Yoga for Self and Society, emphasizes yoga's vital role in fostering both individual well-being and societal harmony. Since 2015, the Prime Minister has led the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at various iconic locations, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru and even the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year's celebrations will span across the Nation, with a notable event termed Yoga for Space, wherein all the centres and units of ISRO will have programs on the practice of CYP or common Yoga Protocol. Globally, Embassies and Indian Missions abroad will join the celebrations, reflecting yoga's widespread influence. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Jun 2024 11:03 am

Better to practice Yoga than depend on medicines: Rajnath Singh on 10th International Day of Yoga

Better to practice Yoga than depend on medicines: Rajnath Singh on 10th International Day of Yoga Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, spoke about the benefits of yoga, and said at a time when issues like depression, blood pressure, and diabetes are rising, it is better to practice yoga than to depend on medicines. The Defence Minister along with Army Chief General Manoj Pande performed Yoga in Mathura, on the occasion of the 10th International Day of Yoga. Singh said it is a matter of pride today that the cultural heritage of yoga has been accepted by the world. Addressing the event, Rajnath Singh said, I would like to extend my wishes on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2024. It is being celebrated throughout the world with great fervor. It is a matter of pride that the world has adopted this cultural heritage. The reason for its popularity is that it has become a symbol of a healthy lifestyle. Despite the progress in technology and infrastructure people are living a stressful life. People have become more isolated. Earlier there used to be joint families but now there are nuclear families. With the growing importance of social media, it has put more pressure on the minds of youths. Anxiety and depression have become very common. Physical activities have been reduced which has resulted in diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Instead of depending on medicines to cure these diseases, it is better to practice Yoga, the Defence Minister added. He further said that working in this direction Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the concept of Yoga in front of the world and everyone adopted it. While there are clashes taking place in the world we believe in collaboration and cooperation. This year the theme of Yoga is Yoga for Self and Society. Yoga word means to combine. Through Yoga, the importance of meditation also spread to the world. Yoga keeps the body physically as well as mentally fit. Yoga helps to combat unnecessary aggression. Indian Army also resembles the characteristics of a true Yogi, Singh said. Meanwhile, India's security forces also performed yoga at various places across the country, on the International Day of Yoga. Indian Army troops performed Yoga in Eastern Ladakh and icy heights on the northern frontier on the occasion. The sailors of India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya participated in an early morning yoga drill on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2024. Some children were also seen participating in yoga along with Navy personnel over aircraft carriers. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel deployed at Muguthang Sub Sector in Muguthang Sub Sector, Sikkim at an altitude of more than 15,000 feet were also seen performing Yoga. The ITBP personnel also performed Yoga at Pangong Tso and at Karzok in Leh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led celebrations of the 10th International Day of Yoga at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on Friday. This year's event underscores Yoga's profound impact on young minds and bodies. The celebration aims to unite thousands in the practice of Yoga, promoting health and wellness on a global scale. This year's theme, Yoga for Self and Society, emphasizes yoga's vital role in fostering both individual well-being and societal harmony. Since 2015, the Prime Minister has led the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at various iconic locations, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru and even the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Jun 2024 10:02 am

Renukaswamy murder case: Cops get two more days to grill Darshan

BENGALURU: The police custody of actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, accused number 2 in the Renukaswamy murder case, has been extended by two days on Thursday. Three other accused D Dhanaraj alias Raju, accused number 9, from RR Nagar; V Vinay (38), accused number 10 from RR Nagar, and S Pradush (40), accused number 14 from JP Road in Girinagar will also be in police custody till Saturday. According to the police, Dhanaraj gave electric shocks to the victim with a megger device (an electrical testing equipment) and Vinay, owner of Stonny Brook pub in RR Nagar had allowed the accused to torture and kill the victim at his uncles shed in Pattanagere. Police had recovered Rs 30 lakh in cash from the residence of Pradush, an IT engineer who had earlier worked in the IT cell of a national political party. The remaining accused, including P Pavithra Gowda, Puttaswamy, Raghavendra, Nandeesh, Jagadish, Ravi Shankar and Deepak have been remanded to judicial custody. Police had made elaborate police security arrangements, deploying three KSRP platoons, near Parappana Agrahara to avert any untoward incident. Pavithras minor daughter had come to the court along with her grandmother. The accused were brought to the court in the ACMM complex on Nrupathunga Road at 3.45 pm. P Prasanna Kumar, Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) told the court that the four accused were not co-operating in the investigation and sought four more days of police custody. The SPP also said the victims mobile phone, which is a crucial piece of evidence in the case, is yet to be recovered. Darshans advocate Ranganath told the media that the court granted two days of police custody for the four accused while the remaining have been remanded to judicial custody. Renukaswamy murder case: Darshan confesses to giving Rs 30 lakh to another accused The remand copy has not been given to us by the police and this has been brought to the notice of the judge. After checking the final remand application, we will file for bail at the sessions court, Ranganth added. The Vijaynagar sub-division police arrested 17 accused in the murder case. Renukaswamy, who was kidnapped from Chitradurga, was murdered on June 8 at a shed in Pattanagere in RR Nagar and the body was disposed in the Sumanahalli stormwater drain in the wee hours of June 9. Four accused claiming responsibility for the murder had surrendered before the police on June 10. The next day, Darshan was arrested from Mysuru and his close acquaintance P Pavithra Gowda was arrested from her residence in RR Nagar. BBMP notice to K Jayanna The BBMPs RR Nagar division has issued a notice to K Jayanna, owner of the shed in Pattanagere where Renukaswamy was murdered, for not paying property tax since 2008. Jayanna has been given 15 days time to reply to the notice along with the documents and the reasons for not paying the tax. Kannada actor Darshans former manager missing since 2018

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 7:51 am

Karnataka: No decision on 7th Pay panels recommendations

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his ministers on Thursday discussed the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations, but did not take a decision on implementing them. The commission submitted its report three months ago. According to sources, the report was not on the meeting agenda. This was the second Cabinet meeting after the withdrawal of the Model Code of Conduct implemented in the state for Lok Sabha elections. The commission headed by former chief secretary K Sudhakar Rao submitted its report to Siddaramaiah on March 16 just before the LS elections were announced. The commission recommended a 27.5% pay hike for government employees. According to officials, if this is implemented, it would cost the exchequer at least Rs 12,000 crore annually. The sources said Rs 12,000 crore will be an additional burden on the government, which is spending nearly Rs 60,000 crore on five guarantee schemes every year. Some ministers objected to the implementation of the pay hike recommendation during the meeting. A senior official said the Sixth Pay Commissions tenure ended in July 2022. The government has not taken steps to implement the commissions report even after two years of its submission. Our salary does not match with that of employees of the Union government. There is pressure on the state government by its employees and their unions, the official added. The cabinet gave administrative approval for the development of 7,110 km of roads at a cost of B5,190 crore in rural areas under the Pragathi Patha scheme. These roads were built under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and Namma Grama Namma Raste Yojane 10 years ago. Other decisions B75 crore to be provided to construct an outpatient building at KR Hospital in Mysuru. This is to mark the centenary year of Mysuru Medical College. B29.19 crore to provide free water and power supply to 46,829 government schools and 1,234 PU colleges. Under PM-USHA scheme, B279.77 crore to upgrade infrastructure at Bangalore, Mangalore, Kalaburagi, Rani Chennamma, and Kuvempu universities. Of the grant, B111.91 crore will be Centres share. Approval for mining in around 1,304 acres of land at Kolar Gold Fields, where a tailing dump has been made. The contract for mining will be awarded to Bharat Gold Mines Limited, which has to pay B75.24 crore arrears to the state government. Approval for a proposal to give powers to the CM to fix dates for legislative sessions.

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 7:40 am

Mysuru rly division sees fewer plaints

The Times of India 21 Jun 2024 4:45 am

Mysuru BJP workers oppose fuel price hike

The Times of India 21 Jun 2024 4:32 am

Big message of people's mandate in this Lok Sabha Elections is that of stability: PM Modi in Srinagar

Big message of people's mandate in this Lok Sabha Elections is that of stability: PM Modi in Srinagar After the BJP-led NDA formed government for a third straight term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the results of the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections gave the message of stability and said that the nation has entered a new era of stable government. He said, Following the expectations of the people, our government shows its performance and brings results. Based on this performance, for the third time after 60 years, a government has received the mandate in our country. The biggest message of the mandate received in the Lok Sabha elections is of stability. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won a majority for the third time in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, winning 293 seats. The BJP won 240 seats on its own, in the 543-member lower house, where the majority mark stands at 272. While addressing the conference in Srinagar, PM Modi targeted the previous governments and said, The last decade of the last century has seen a long period of unstable governments...Elections were held five times in 10 years. That means the country kept conducting elections and there was nothing else to do. Due to this instability, and uncertainty, when it was time for India to take off, we became grounded, and we suffered a lot. He added further, Leaving that period behind, now India has entered a new era of stable government. This has strengthened our democracy. Jammu and Kashmir have played a very big role in strengthening democracy... The remarks of the Prime Minister came while he was addressing the Empowering Youth, Transforming Jammu and Kashmir Programme amidst his two-day visit to Srinagar to participate in International Yoga Day. The Prime Minister also talked about the vision of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's vision related to Jammu and kashmir and said, We are witnessing Atal ji's vision of Insaniyat (humanity), Jamhooriyat (democracy) aur Kashmiriyat, turning into a reality today. Mentioning record voter turnout in the recent elections, the Prime Minister said. You have broken the record of the last 35-40 years. You have made democracy win in this election. I have come to express my thanks for your efforts to keep the flag of democracy high. PM Modi also said ime is not far when the people of Jammu and Kashmir will elect a new government in assembly polls and indicated that statehood will be resorted soon to the union territory. The people of Jammu and Kashmir elect their representatives at the local level, through them you find ways to solve problems, what can be better than this? Therefore, now the preparations for the Assembly elections have also started. The time is not far when you will elect the new government of Jammu and Kashmir with your votes. That day will also come soon, when Jammu and Kashmir will once again make its future better as a state, he said. In his address, PM Modi also announced about 84 major developmental projects valued at more than Rs 1,500 crore were inaugurated on Thursday. Projects related to the agriculture sector worth Rs 1800 crore were inaugurated. New national highways and expressways are being constructed here. Every Indian feels proud when they see pictures of the world's highest bridge on the river Chenab, he said. Hailing the progress in Kashmir, the Prime Minister said that the Kashmir valley is witnessing major development works on almost every front, including rail connectivity, education, health infrastructure, electricity and water. He said, Thousands of kilometres of roads have been built under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna, and along with new highways and expressways, the valley is also going to be connected with railways. The alluring view of the Chenab railway bridge fills everyone with pride. He added further, The Gurez Valley in north Kashmir gained access to grid connectivity for the first time. The valley is brimming with opportunities in every field, from agriculture to horticulture to sports and start-ups. Hailing the development that has taken place in Kashmir in the last 10 years, the Prime Minister said that the valley is emerging as a major hub of start-ups, skill development and sports and pointed out that almost 70 per cent of the valley's agricultural sectors comprise start-ups. The Prime Minister also talked about the establishment of educational institutions and said, Seats in polytechnics have increased, and opportunities to learn new skills. IIT, IIM, and AIIMS are being built along with many new medical colleges have been built. On the latest spate of terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi asserted that the government will teach a lesson to the enemies of the Union Territory. He said, This is their last ditch effort to stop the development of Jammu and Kashmir, to ensure that peace is not established here. He added, The government has taken the recent terror attacks very seriously. The Union Home Minister has chaired a meeting with the officials of Jammu and Kashmir to review them. I assure you that we will not hesitate to teach a lesson to the enemies of Jammu and Kashmir. The new generation of Jammu and Kashmir will live with permanent peace. We will strengthen the path of progress chosen by Jammu and Kashmir. PM Modi arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday for a two-day visit. This is PM Modi's first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking oath as Prime Minister for a third straight term. On June 21, Prime Minister Modi will lead the International Yoga Day celebrations at SKICC, Srinagar. Since 2015, the Prime Minister has led the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at various iconic locations, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru and even the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year's theme, Yoga for Self and Society, highlights the dual role of yoga in fostering individual and societal well-being. The event will encourage grassroots participation and the spread of yoga in rural areas. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Jun 2024 11:28 pm

Mysuru all set for Yoga Day event today

Over 10,000 participants expected to perform yoga at the iconic palace premises

The Hindu 20 Jun 2024 8:39 pm

Janaspandana: DC sets one week deadline for addressing grievances

108 applications from the public belonging to Mysuru taluk were received at the programme

The Hindu 20 Jun 2024 7:19 pm

Events tomorrow - JUNE 21: Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru City and Kadali Mahila Vedike - Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow - JUNE 21: Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru City and Kadali Mahila Vedike Star of Mysore

Google News 20 Jun 2024 6:22 pm

PM Modi on his way to Srinagar, to lead Yoga Day celebrations tomorrow

PM Modi on his way to Srinagar, to lead Yoga Day celebrations tomorrow Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to Jammu and Kashmir for a two-day visit during which he will unveil various development projects and participate in International Yoga Day celebrations in Srinagar on Friday. This is PM Modi's first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking oath as Prime Minister for third straight term. The Prime Minister will be participating in the 'Empowering Youth, Transforming J-K' programme focussing on youth-led development later in the evening. Leaving for Srinagar, where I will be taking part in two programmes. Later this evening, I will be at the 'Empowering Youth, Transforming J&K' programme, which focuses on youth-led development. Key projects worth over Rs. 1500 crore will be inaugurated or their foundation stones would be laid. These works cover infrastructure, water supply, education and more. Tomorrow morning, I will take part in the Yoga Day programme in Srinagar, the Prime Minister said in a post on 'X'. PM Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Jammu and Kashmir. He will also launch Competitiveness Improvement in Agriculture and Allied Sectors Project (JKCIP). On June 21, at around 6.30 a.m., the Prime Minister will participate in 10th International Day of Yoga event at SKICC in Srinagar. Prime Minister will address the gathering on the occasion and take part in the CYP Yoga session thereafter. The event Empowering Youth, Transforming J&K is a pivotal moment for the region, showcasing progress and providing inspiration to young achievers. On occasion, the Prime Minister will inspect stalls and interact with young achievers in the region. Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate 84 major developmental projects valued at more than Rs. 1,500 crore. The inaugurations will include projects related to road infrastructure, water supply schemes, infrastructure in higher education, etc. Additionally, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for projects like the improvement of Chenani-Patnitop-Nashri Section, the development of Industrial estates, and construction of six Government Degree Colleges. Prime Minister will also launch the Competitiveness Improvement in Agriculture & Allied Sectors (JKCIP) Project, worth Rs. 1,800 crore. The project will be implemented in 90 Blocks across 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir and will have an outreach of 300,000 households, covering 15 lakh beneficiaries. Prime Minister will also distribute appointment letters to more than 2,000 people appointed in government service. The foundation stone laying/inauguration and launch of these projects will empower the youth and upgrade the infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir. On the occasion of the 10th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21, 2024, the Prime Minister will lead the International Yoga Day Celebrations at SKICC, Srinagar. This year's event underscores Yoga's profound impact on young minds and bodies. The celebration aims to unite thousands in the practice of Yoga, promoting health and wellness on a global scale. Since 2015, the Prime Minister has led the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at various iconic locations, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru and even the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year's theme, Yoga for Self and Society, highlights the dual role of yoga in fostering individual and societal well being. The event will encourage grassroots participation and the spread of yoga in rural areas. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Jun 2024 5:09 pm

BJP holds state-wide protest in Karnataka over hike in petrol and diesel prices

Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP on Thursday held Cycle Jatha here, as part of its state-wide protest against the Congress government's decision to hike petrol and diesel prices. BJP workers and leaders led by its state President B Y Vijayendra sought to mark their protest by riding bicycles from the party's state office 'Jagannath Bhavan' to 'Vidhana Soudha'. However, the police stopped the protesters mid-way, detained Vijayendra and others and whisked them away in a bus. Former Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan and MLC C T Ravi were among the leaders who participated in the protest shouting slogans against the state government, which last week hiked sales tax on fuel making petrol and diesel costlier by Rs 3 and Rs 3.5 per litre, respectively. Speaking to reporters, Vijayendra said BJP is holding protests across the state in all the district and talk centres by blocking roads, against the government's decision to increase the prices, and urged the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to roll it back. In Bengaluru by organising Cycle Jatha, the party has tried to warn the state government, but this adamant government is not even thinking about rolling back price hike. The Chief Minister is citing higher prices in neighboring states, but our state is in distress, farmers are in distress due to drought, in such a situation the decision to put more burden on the common man is an unpardonable sin, he said. I urge the Chief Minister to rollback the hike immediately and no decision should be taken that causes burden to farmers and common man, Vijayendra said, noting that Ministers have also said that bus fare will also be hiked, and water tariffs increased in Bengaluru in the future. This government has become a curse to the people of the state. Reacting to Home Minister G Parameshwara's reported indirect caution to the BJP that the police may resort to caning to disperse anyone who tries to cause inconvenience to the public in the name of protests, the state BJP chief called it height of foolishness. BJP and its workers will not fear for lathis and will raise their voice for the sake of people and farmers of the state. The Home Minister is speaking out of arrogance of power, we will not fear such things, our fight will continue until the government withdraws its decision, he said. Similar protests have been reported from Belagavi, Mysuru, Mandya, Shivamogga, Hubballi and Haveri among other places. Belagavi MP Jagadish Shettar and Haveri MP Basavaraj Bommai, both former Chief Ministers, too participated in protests in Belagavi and Davangere, respectively.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Jun 2024 3:32 pm

Renukaswamy case: Investigation finds actor Darshan did pooja at wife's flat post fan's murder

The Renukaswamy murder case has been reopened after the discovery of footwear belonging to actor Darshan at his wife Vijayalakshmi's flat. Darshan allegedly wore the loafers during the fatal beating of his fan on June 8. After disposing of Renukaswamy's body, Darshan visited Vijayalakshmi's flat and performed puja with her before heading to Mysuru.

The Economic Times 20 Jun 2024 3:26 pm

Renukaswamy murder case: Police grill Darshan's wife about his visit to her flat

The recovery of actor Darshan's footwear from his wife Vijayalakshmi's flat has added a new dimension to the investigation into the Renukaswamy murder case. Darshan, along with his aides, allegedly used the loafers in the fatal incident on June 8. After disposing of Renukaswamy's body, Darshan visited Vijayalakshmi before his arrest in Mysuru on June 11. Vijayalakshmi cooperated with the police, providing insights into Darshan's actions and interactions post the murder.

The Times of India 20 Jun 2024 8:12 am

Wilt disease devastates tomato crop in Mysuru despite high prices

MYSURU: Tomato prices might have touched Rs 100 a kg. But this is no good news for farmers as their crop has been hit by wilt disease. The farmers now fear that they may not even get back the money invested in tomato cultivation. Initially, they hoped that they would be lucky this time too like last year when tomato prices skyrocketed to Rs 160 a kg. The farmers had to struggle to raise tomato plants during March-April when the weather was harsh. They, however, managed to protect theplants by watering them regularly. Besides, thefarmers had to spend a lot on fertilizers and pesticides to protect the plants and ensure their healthy growth. However, the incessant rain in the past 10 days and sudden change in weather conditions led to the wilt disease in plants at the time of flowering and fruit-bearing. At this stage, even pesticides will be of little help. The disease spreads very fast and kills the plant within a few days. We used to harvest 10 to 12 times and get more than 600 boxes of tomatoes on five acres of land. But this time, we were able to harvest only 120 boxes of tomatoes three times because of thedisease, Mahesh, a farmer, said. He said, We sold tomatoes for Rs 55-60 a kg and efforts are on now to protect the plants from the disease. Agriculture officers said high humidity levels and sudden changes in weather conditions due to rain,bringing down the temperature by 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, led to the wiltattack.

The New Indian Express 20 Jun 2024 7:30 am

Kumaraswamy discusses Bengaluru-Sathy railway line with Ashwini Vaishnaw

Union Steel & Heavy Industries Minister HD Kumaraswamy met Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to discuss the implementation of a 260-km railway line between Bengaluru and Sathyamangalam (Sathy) in Tamil Nadu. The project was originally sanctioned in 1996 during HD Deve Gowda's tenure as Prime Minister. The proposed line would branch off at Hejjala on the Mysuru-Bengaluru sector, passing through several key locations including Chamarajanagar and potentially extending further to Sathyamangalam.

The Economic Times 19 Jun 2024 5:02 pm

Renukaswamy murder case: Cops take two accused to Mysuru hotel for mahazar

MYSURU: The police probing the Renukaswamy murder case conducted a mahazar (spot inspection) at a luxury hotel on MG Road here where actor Darshan Thoogudeepa was staying from where he was arrested on June 11. Actor Darshan, his friend Pavithra Gowda, and 15 others have been arrested so far in connection with the murder case. Darshan was arrested on June 11 from the hotel in Mysuru by the Bengaluru police. On Tuesday, a police team took Darshans associate Nagaraju alias Naga and the actors driver Lakshman for the mahazar. Inspector Mahadevaswamy of Nazarbad Police Station oversaw the security arrangements for the inspection as hundreds of Darshan fans had gathered outside the hotel believing that the actor might also be brought to the hotel for the mahazar. Police sources suggest Darshan may be brought to Mysuru later for mahazars, likely during early morning or late night hours. After the hotel inspection, the police team is also expected to visit Darshans farm house in Kempayyanahundi near T Narasipura.

The New Indian Express 19 Jun 2024 11:19 am

Top cop: Will ensure justice to Renukaswamys family

BENGALURU: Investigations into the Renukaswamy murder case would have been hampered even if there was a slight delay or carelessness. Swift and timely action by police officers helped in gathering key evidence in the case, B Dayananda, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner said on Tuesday. We will ensure justice to the family of the victim. We will also ensure that the accused involved in the brutal murder are punished. The police have arrested 17 accused so far. It is a heinous crime committed in a horrific manner. We are making all efforts to present evidence and other details in a systematic manner before the court. Support from the media is needed to take the case to its logical end. The investigations have been handed over to an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) rank officer considering the significance and sensitivity of the case. The Vijaynagar subdivision ACP is the investigating officer in the case, he told reporters here. With the police custody of actor Darshan and the other accused ending on Thursday, their interrogation has been intensified. The accused, who had given electric shocks to the victim, were taken to the shed at Pattanagere in RR Nagar for a spot mazhar. The police are also said to have given notice to another actor who had attended a party at Stonny Brook pub along with Darshan. The police were supposed to take Darshan for a spot mazhar at Mysuru on Tuesday. After receiving intelligence reports from Mysuru police about a possible law and order situation, the investigating officers are exploring ways to take him there. Statements of Pattanagere Jayanna, the owner of the plot where the shed has been built, have been recorded. As he has rented the plot to one Sudhakar, the police may soon issue him a notice. The police took Darshans personal manager Nagaraj and driver Lakshman to Mysuru for a spot mazhar. The police have conducted spot mazhars at nine places so far. One of the accused had made a 30-minute video of the assault on Renukaswamy. This revealed the role of Darshan and Pavithra Gowda in the case. Meanwhile, Pavitha was taken to a hospital on Tuesday afternoon after she reportedly complained of dizziness. She was administered glucose and brought back to the station.

The New Indian Express 19 Jun 2024 8:04 am

Renukaswamy murder case: Loafers Darshan kicked his fan with found in wifes flat; clothes seized

In a midnight operation, police retrieved Darshan's loafers from his wife Vijayalakshmi's flat in south Bengaluru in connection to the Renukaswamy murder case. Darshan's employee Babul Khan and aide Pavan K assisted in the search. The loafers were traced to Mysuru through Darshan's costume assistant Raju. FSL officials seized the loafers, and Police commissioner B Dayananda pledged justice for the victim's family.

The Times of India 19 Jun 2024 7:17 am

Mysuru girl wins tennis tourney

The Times of India 19 Jun 2024 5:13 am

Darshan Thoogudeepa's Manager Found Dead at Mysuru Farmhouse: Suicide & Renuka Swamy Murder Linked?

In a series of troubling developments for Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, his farmhouse manager Sridhar has reportedly committed suicide on the property, leaving behind a poignant suicide note citing extreme loneliness as the motive. Police recovered a video message from Sridhar's phone, where he reportedly requested authorities to spare his loved ones from the case. This incident has prompted speculation about a potential connection between Sridhar's suicide and the ongoing Renuka Swamy murder investigation. This happened days after reports revealed that Darshan's former manager Mallikarjun has been missing since 2018. He reportedly went absconding after stealing Rs 2 crore from the actor.

The Times of India 18 Jun 2024 7:48 pm

Highway Accidents: The number of accidents on the Bangalore-Mysuru Expressway has decreased dramatically, police took these important steps

The number of accidents on the Bangalore-Mysuru Expressway, formerly known as the Death Highway. This reduction is a sigh of relief for the passengers and is the result of stringent safety measures implemented by the police department and the National Highway Authority. The infamous NH 275 expressway connecting Bangalore and Mysuru had long been known for its increased number of accidents. Which had caused widespread concern across Karnataka. These incidents also led to several level discussions between ministers, local representatives and senior police officials regarding the chaotic condition of the highway. Acting on these concerns, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Alok Kumar, along with police and highway officials, found out several reasons contributing to the accidents. The subsequent implementation of targeted safety measures by them has yielded positive results. From January to May 2023, there were 288 accidents on the Bengaluru-Mysuru national highway, with 100 deaths and 301 injuries. In contrast, there were only 125 accidents, 31 deaths and 167 injuries during the same period in 2024, marking a significant reduction. The key to this improvement has been the strategic placement of surveillance cameras at five important points on both the Bengaluru-Nidagutta and Nidagutta-Mysuru stretches. These cameras fall under the jurisdiction of the Ramanagara and Mandya district police departments. The police control rooms in each district now have servers that meticulously record traffic rule violations, ensuring faster response and stricter enforcement of traffic laws. (PC: Google)

Kalam Times 18 Jun 2024 7:14 pm

Karnataka High Court grants man accused of rape 15-day bail to marry survivor who turned 18

The accused, who hails from Mysuru district, was arrested in February 2023 following allegations by the girl's mother that he repeatedly sexually assaulted her daughter, who was then 16 years and nine months old

Deccan Chronicle 18 Jun 2024 3:22 pm

Video: Actor Darshan abused, threatened businessman, DJ at Mysuru pub

Video Actor Darshan abused threatened businessman DJ at Mysuru pub

India Today 18 Jun 2024 3:07 pm

K'taka HC grants anticipatory bail to Bhavani Revanna in kidnapping case

Karnataka High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Bhavani Revanna, mother of former JD(S) MP and rape accused Prajwal Revanna, in a kidnapping case involving one of the victims of her son's sexual assaults. The Court emphasised that Bhavani had already answered 85 questions during the investigation, making it unfair to claim she was not cooperating with the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing sexual abuse cases against Prajwal. The SIT had sought her custody in connection with the kidnapping of a house-help in K R Nagar in Mysuru district, after she failed to attend questioning. Justice Krishna S Dixit, while allowing Bhavani's petition seeking anticipatory bail, urged that media trials be avoided and underlined the importance of not making unnecessary arrests of women, noting their central role in families. The judge also highlighted that the allegations of non-cooperation were unconvincing since Bhavani had already provided extensive responses during her

Business Standard 18 Jun 2024 2:08 pm

Mysuru's 129-Year-Old DC's Office to Become a Museum News Karnataka - News Karnataka

Mysuru's 129-Year-Old DC's Office to Become a Museum News Karnataka News Karnataka

Google News 18 Jun 2024 12:59 pm

Actor Darshan may be taken to Mysuru to recreate crime scene in murder probe

Actor Darshan may be taken to Mysuru to recreate crime scene in murder probe

India Today 18 Jun 2024 9:57 am

Karnataka HC permits accused to marry victim he sexually assaulted

BENGALURU: The High Court of Karnataka has granted interim bail to a 23-year-old youth from Mysuru enabling him to marry an 18-year-old girl with a baby born after he sexually assaulted her when she was a minor. This order has been issued considering the peculiarity of the case as the mother has to bring up the child. The newborn should not suffer ignominy of any kind in future. Therefore, to protect the interests of the child and the mother, this order has been issued, Justice M Nagaprasanna said. According to the interim order, the youth should be released from prison on June 17 and return by July 3. He should produce the marriage certificate before the court on July 4, when his case will be heard. He should mark his attendance once a week at the jurisdictional police station in Mysuru, the court said. According to a complaint filed by the victims mother, the accused and her daughter, who was studying in a school in Mysuru, were in love. On February 2, 2023, the accused took the girl, who was then a minor, on his bike to an isolated place where he sexually assaulted her. After a case was registered the next day, the accused was sent to judicial custody. Meanwhile, the girl gave birth to the child. The accused filed a petition for annulment of the proceedings. The counsels of the accused and the girl submitted that they were in love, but their parents were against it. Therefore, they sought closure of these proceedings, considering the accuseds wish to marry the victim so that she and their child are not left in the lurch. Now, both the families favoured the marriage of the accused and the girl. Therefore, the court should consider the petition, the counsels told the court. Meanwhile, the DNA report produced before the court stated that the accused and the victim are the biological father and mother of the child. The judge said the mother has to bring up her child at this tender age. Considering the future of the mother and the child, the court permits the accused to marry the victim, who is now aged above 18.

The New Indian Express 18 Jun 2024 9:06 am

Tomato prices soar to Rs 80/kg in parts of Telangana

ADILABAD: The cost of tomatoes is skyrocketing. On Monday, market prices reached Rs 80 per kg, up from Rs 20 per kg in early June, marking a Rs 60 increase. This surge is attributed to reduced transportation from other regions and a halt in local market supplies. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of vegetable cultivation farmers in the district decreased by around 40 percent. Many farmers have also switched to crops like soyabean, which require less investment and fewer labourers. Horticulture officials stated that to meet the local demand, the government needs to encourage farmers to cultivate vegetables year-round. In villages like Thosham, around 60%of farmers used to cultivate vegetable crops in all seasons, but this has significantly decreased due to labour shortage and other reasons. Vegetable cultivation areas in Gudithanoor, Echoda and Indervelly mandals are decreasing, leading to a mismatch between demand and supply. Meanwhile, cluster patches in places like Madanapally, Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh state, Mysuru and Bengaluru of Karnataka, Nagpur, Chandrapur and Akola in Maharashtra and New Delhi are facing increased labour costs and shift towards MSP-based crop cultivation. Sujatha, who came to the vegetable market, said, Tomato prices have risen from Rs 20 to Rs 70 to Rs 80 in just 15 days. Other vegetables have also seen price increases, making them unaffordable. Onion prices have risen to Rs 40 per kg, and garlic has surged to Rs 280 per kg.

The New Indian Express 18 Jun 2024 8:14 am

Renukaswamy murder case: Man who gave electric shocks to victim nabbed

BENGALURU: The Vijaynagar sub-division police investigating the Renukaswamymurder case have arrested another accused, who had allegedly given electric shocks to the victim witha megger device. The police have reportedly recovered the device. With this arrest, the number of accused arrested in the case has gone up to 17. Meanwhile, the police recorded the statement of actor Chikkanna, who reportedly attended a party at Stonny Brook pub from where actor Darshan allegedly went to the shed at Pattanagere in RR Nagar where Renukaswamy was murdered. The police gave the name of the accused as Raju alias Dhanaraj, a dog breeder from RR Nagar. He worked at Darshans house and took care of his dogs. Raju is accused No 9 in the case and was absconding. He was arrested from his friends house in the city on Sunday. V Vinay, accused No 10, who lived at Jayannas (shed owner) farmhouse at Pattanagere, had introduced Raju to Darshan. Among the accused, S Nandeesh of Krishnappa Layout in RR Nagar and Raju are alleged to have given electric shocks to Renukaswamy at the behest of Vinay. During interrogation, none of the accused told the police about electric shocks given to the victim. This, however, came to light during postmortem. The accused are alleged to have given electric shocks to the private parts of the victim. The police are looking for the chair on which the victim was made to sit. Raju is said to have purchased the device online. He purchased it long ago and the police suspect that the device was used to give electric shocks to loan defaulters who were brought to the shed. Special public prosecutor P Prasanna Kumar, while seeking police custody of the accused on Satrday, informed the court about electric shocks given to the victim. Renukaswamy murder case: Police seize Pavithras clothes, sandals from house Cops try to retrieve CCTV data Police officers on Monday issued a notice to comedian Chikkanna and he appeared before them in the evening. He was taken to Stonny Brook pub along with Darshan, pub owner Vinay and other accused. Chikkanna is said to have been made a witness in the murder case. After the spot mahazar, he was brought to the station for questioning. Before the murder, Darshan along with his friends, including Chikkanna and a producer, are said to have partied in the pub. Meanwhile, the accused are alleged to have deleted the footage of CCTVs near the shed at Pattanagere and also at the pub. The police are trying to retrieve the deleted data. 7 had no contact with Darshan Of the 17 accused, seven are said to have not met Darshan even once. Among the accused, V Karthik alias Kappe, R Keshavmurthy, both residents of Girinagar, and L Nikhil Nayak of BG Road were reportedly taken to Mysuru by Pavan to strike a deal to claim responsibility for the murder. Victims phone yet to be traced The police searched theSumanahalli stormwater drain on Monday for the victims cell phone, which is crucial in the case. The phone was missing when thevictims body was recovered 10 days ago. It was switched off on June 8 when he was kidnapped. The phone was switched on near the shed at Pattanagere for a while and switched off. Renukaswamy murder case: Father of accused laid to rest in Chitradurga

The New Indian Express 18 Jun 2024 7:49 am

Narrating story of Mysuru to visitors: 129-yr-old DCs office building will be transformed into a museum - The Times of India

Narrating story of Mysuru to visitors: 129-yr-old DCs office building will be transformed into a museum The Times of India

Google News 18 Jun 2024 4:46 am

RIE Mysuru to host National Yoga Olympiad from today

Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot to inaugurate the three-day Olympiad organised jointly by the Union Ministry of Education and the NCERT at KSOU Convocation Hall

The Hindu 17 Jun 2024 8:34 pm

In-form Gaurika, Hitaashee ready for battle in 8th leg of Women's Pro Golf Tour

In-form Gaurika, Hitaashee ready for battle in 8th leg of Women's Pro Golf Tour In-form Gaurika Bishnoi, who won the seventh leg with a dramatic finish last week, will take on the Order of Merit leader HItaashee Bakshi in the eighth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour. Hitaashee, who flew straight from Singapore after a superb third-place finish at the Singapore Ladies Masters, returns after missing out last week due to her international commitment. It will be a very strong field with Amandeep Drall, Sneha Singh, Khushi Khanijau and Vidhatri Urs, who on her pro debut last week, showed that she is ready for the bigger stars. Jasmine Shekar, who was runner-up last week, will be hoping to get a breakthrough win after numerous close calls. Vidhatri, who led after the first round, finally ended in a tie for third. Also in the field is Seher Atwal, who was unfortunately disqualified on technicality despite making the cut last week in Singapore. Two very promising amateurs, Saanvi Somu and Keerthana Rajeev, who have played on the National teams chosen by the Indian Golf Union are also in the fray. A total of 41 players including six amateurs will be competing in the eighth leg at the Bangalore Golf Club this week after competing in Mysuru last week, where Gaurika pulled off a great win with birdies in each of the last three holes. Tee times for Round 1 of the 8th Leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour at Bangalore Golf Club: 1. 7:30 am; Riya Yadav, Disha Kavery; 2. 7:40 am: Sachika Singh, Yaalisai Verma, Chitrangada Singh; 3. 7:50 am: Ravjot K Dosanjh, Krishaa Nichani (A), Astha Madan; 4. 8:00 am: Rhea Jha, Anuradha Chaudhuri (A), Anisha Agarwalla; 5. 8:10 am: Jasmine Shekar, Vidhatri Urs; Anvitha Narender; 6. 8:25 am: Gourabi Bhowmick, Keerthana Rajeev (A), Ananya Garg; 7. 8:35 am Rhea Purvi S., Prakruthi N Sastry (A), Anaggha Venkatesh; 8. 8:45 am: Jahaanvie Walia, Vrinda Yadav, Amandeep Drall; 9. 8:55 am: Ishvari Prasanna, Sneha Singh, Agrima Manral; 10. 9:05 am: Jyotsana Singh, Snigdha Goswami, Karishma Govind; 11. 9:20 am: Saanvi Somu (A), Marshneil Prasad, Khushi Khanijau; 12. 9:30 am: Millie Saroha, Shagun Narain, Shweta Mansingh; 13. 9:40 am: Geetika Ahuja, Lavanya Jadon (A), Hitaashee Bakshi; 14. 9:50 am: Seher Atwal, Gauri Karhade, Gaurika Bishnoi.(ANI)

devdiscourse 17 Jun 2024 8:09 pm

Events today - JUNE 17: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Mysuru - Star of Mysore

Events today - JUNE 17: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Mysuru Star of Mysore

Google News 17 Jun 2024 6:12 pm

This Mysuru Woman Is Digging Graves For A Living For Last 20 Years

Neelamma has taken on the responsibilities that are typically performed by men, such as digging graves and assisting with the last rites of the deceased.

News18 17 Jun 2024 5:02 pm

Real Estate Paradises in Karnataka: Mysuru Road to Big Banyan Tree - News Karnataka

Real Estate Paradises in Karnataka: Mysuru Road to Big Banyan Tree News Karnataka

Google News 17 Jun 2024 2:23 pm

Actor Darshan to be charged for keeping geese at farmhouse

MYSURU: Trouble continues to mount for actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, who is already under arrest for the murder of 34-year-old S Renukaswamy of Chitradurga. The forest department, investigating the illegal possession of bar-headed geese at Darshans farmhouse on the Mysuru-T Narasipura Road here, will be submitting its chargesheet in two days. Forest officials had booked a case against the actor, his wife Vijayalakshmi and farmhouse manager Nagaraj, under various Sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, for illegally keeping the migratory birds in a cage at the farmhouse, in Kempaianahundi village, in January 2023. It all began when Darshan had reportedly stated in an interview that he had bar-headed geese at his farmhouse, and also reportedly showed the birds kept in a cage to the interviewer. Renukaswamy murder case: Father of accused laid to rest in Chitradurga Viral video led to rescue of geese As the video of the same went viral, the forest department swung into action. A forest mobile squad led by DCF Bhaskar raided the farmhouse at night and rescued the birds from the cage. Bar-headed geese come under Schedule 2 of the WPA. The birds were later released into the Hadinaru Lake near Mysuru, after seeking court permission. Each winter, thousands of bar-headed geese from Mongolia and Tibet fly over the Himalayas, traversing more than 3,500 km, to reach the Indian subcontinent, and return only in April. Meanwhile, Mysuru Circle Chief Conservator of Forests Malathi Priya reiterated that the chargesheet will be filed to the court in 2-3 days. Renukasawamy murder case: Darshans police custody extended till June 20

The New Indian Express 17 Jun 2024 8:24 am

Karnataka: BJP MPs hope to capitalise on alliance for BBMP, ZP/TP polls

BENGALURU: Tasting the success of its alliance with the JDS in the Lok Sabha polls, BJP MPs, especially in Old Mysuru region, have been showing their eagerness to keep up the momentum in the forthcoming BBMP and ZP/TP polls too. They appeared impressed with the conversion of JDS votes in their favour in semi-urban and rural areas, which was evident in the LS poll results. Union Minister of State for MSMEs Shobha Karandlaje, a Vokkaliga leader, on Sunday said the alliance in BBMP polls will help both parties. The alliance had worked for her in Bengaluru North LS constituency as JDS party workers backed her to the hilt, resulting in a comfortable victory. Leaders from both parties had felicitated her, giving a hint that they could continue to work in tandem in future. Union Minister of State for Railways and Jalshakti V Somanna, who hails from the Veerashaiva Lingayat community, is also eager to continue the alliance as he has been on good terms with JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda and Union Heavy Industries Minister HD Kumaraswamy. In many of the LS seats in Old Mysuru region, Gowda and Kumaraswamy had their say even in the selection of BJP candidates, including V Somanna. Hence, the latter would be accommodative of the JDS in the region during future polls, including BBMP and ZP/TP, observed political pundits. You have shown what BJP and JDS can do together. If this work was done in Kalyan Karnataka, Kittur Karnataka and Central Karnataka, Congress would have won only two seats, Somanna remarked at a programme where he was felicitated by workers of both parties in Tumakuru on Sunday. While MPs are agreeable to continuation of the alliance, some leaders within the BJP have started feeling alienated as they may not have their say in future endeavours of the party, a source informed TNIE . With BJP national leaders and MPs, who won by virtue of the alliance, going strength by strength along with the JDS state leadership, there will be less scope for the rest of the leaders. This includes Vokkaliga leaders within the BJP, like party state chief BY Vijayendra and former CM BS Yediyurappa, especially in Old Mysuru region, which is a Vokkaliga bastion and JDS stronghold, observed a political analyst.

The New Indian Express 17 Jun 2024 8:00 am

Karnataka: 1,419 government schools to start bilingual education

BENGALURU: Taking note of the poor performance of Kannada and other language medium schools in SSLC exams, and their dwindling numbers in the state, the Department of School Education and Literacy (DSEL) recently passed an order to start bilingual education in English and Kannada. The department had invited applications for beginning bilingual classes from schools and received 1,800 applications, of which 1,419 government schools have been given the nod post scrutiny under certain criteria. The Congress government, too, had promoted bilingual schools in its budget and set a target of 2,000 schools for this academic year; however, that could not be met. The highest number of government schools allowed to teach in the English language is in Kalyan Karnataka (Kalaburagi division) region, with 872 schools in seven districts, followed by Bengaluru division with 297 schools, Mysuru division with 140 schools and Dharwad division with 110 schools. The academic year 2024-25 began on May 29; however, the order was passed only on June 15. Officials cited the model code of conduct for the delay. Education Commissioner BB Cauvery told TNIE, The academic year has just commenced and there is time till the end of the month for new admissions. Despite the official order delay, all schools are ready for these classes, as the proposals came from their side and we have approved only those that have the necessary infrastructure. She added that in terms of teachers, guest lecturers will be given priority in bilingual schools. On the high number of approvals for Kalyan Karnataka region, the Commissioner said the Akshara Avishkara scheme that aims to improve the performance of primary and high schools in the region, pushed more schools to meet the criteria. Also, the ratio of students enrolling in government schools in this region is high, prompting conducive intervention from the state government, she said. Earlier, the department had directed the Regional Institute of English, South India, and Department of State Educational Research and Training to prepare an action plan for teacher training. A detailed report on the introduction of English medium classes in government primary schools was sought. Since 2019-20, there are 2,404 bilingual schools in the state. Officials in the department, on assurance of anonymity, also said that parents are keen to enrol their children in bilingual schools, which has increased the ratio. At the field level, we are seeing increased interest in parents wanting their children to learn English from a young age. The department received many proposals but was rejected because of lack of infrastructure, the official said.

The New Indian Express 17 Jun 2024 7:47 am

Gaurika Bishnoi produces stunning finish to win 7th leg of Women's Pro Golf Tour

Gaurika Bishnoi produces stunning finish to win 7th leg of Women's Pro Golf Tour Gaurika Bishnoi produced a stunning finish with a hat-trick of birdies in the last three holes for the week's best round of 4-under 66 to win the seventh leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour at the Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Golf Club, Mysuru. Gaurika, who was tied third after the second round and two shots behind the leader at the start of the day, totalled 1-under 209 as overnight leader Khushi Khanijau (71) cracked under pressure at the end. Khushi gave away bogeys on the 16th and the 17th and carded 2-over 212 to finish three shots behind in runner-up position. It was Gaurika's first win of the 2024 season. She had two wins in 2023. Amateur Mannat Brar had a superb final round of 3-under 67 that had six birdies including four on the back nine and three bogeys overall. That took her to 4-over 214 and she was tied third. Vidhatri Urs, who took the lead on the first day in her first-ever round as a pro, shot 71 on the third day and finished at 4-over 214 to be tied third with Mannat. Gaurika, who began the final day two shots behind Khushi, was still two behind with three holes left. At the end of the front nine, Khushi seemed the likely winner as she stretched her overnight lead from two to four shots. Gaurika turned in even par, while Khushi with birdies on the seventh and ninth was 2-under. Then things began changing. A bogey by Khushi on the 11th and a birdie by Gaurika on the 15th reduced the gap from four to two. Then came the big turnaround. Gaurika's experience proved crucial as she birdied the 16th and the 17th, while Khushi bogeyed the 16th and the 17th. That four-shot swing in Gaurika's favour in a matter of just two holes changed the storyline. From two behind Gaurika was now two ahead. She added another birdie and Khushi just about managed a par and settled for the runners-up position. Jasmine Shekar, looking for her maiden win, started the day one behind the second-round leader Khushi. However, Jasmine, who has finished runner-up several times, faced disappointment yet again. Jasmine was 1-under for the front nine but a bogey on the Par-3 14th was followed by a series of three bogeys from the 16th to the 18th. She carded 73 and ended fifth at 5-over 215. Astha Madan (73) was sixth while amateur Saanvi Somu (70), with one of the only three cards of par or better for the final day, was seventh. Shweta Mansingh (72), Ananya Garg (73), Rhea Purvi Saravanan (74), Amandeep Drall (74) and new pro Anvitha Narender (75) were in a big bunch tied at eighth at 11-over 221. Last year's Order of Merit winner Sneha Singh was 13th after a final round of 74. On the Hero Order of Merit, Hitaashee Bakshi stays on top despite not teeing up this week as she is playing in Singapore, while Amandeep Drall is now second with Khushi Khanijau third. Sneha Singh and Jasmine Shekar are fourth and fifth respectively, while Gaurika, who has played only three events in the seven held so far, is sixth. The next event, which is the eighth leg of the Tour, will be held at the Bangalore Golf Club and will take place from June 18 to 20 with the practice round on June 17. (ANI)

devdiscourse 16 Jun 2024 2:28 pm

Centre not helping, South should have commontourism policy: DKS

BENGALURU : Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Saturday called upon governments of southern states to come togetherto promote the tourism sector. He said, The Centre is not giving us anything and it is not with us. The GST is killing us all. The 18% GST is killing the sector. Then there are other revenue cuts. In all, around 45% tax is being paid. The southern states should come together and have a common policy to promote tourism, Shivakumar said. He was speaking at the inauguration of the two-day Dakshin Bharat Utsav in the city. Tourism officials from southern states, international delegates and other stakeholders participated.Shivakumar said the Centre should look at the country as a whole when it comes to development. At present, development of touristspots up to 40 metres is allowed along the Ganges. But due to coastal regulation zone restrictions, many tourismspots along the states coast could not be developed. Similarly, development of private properties along forest fringes is not allowed. Shivakumar told investors that the state government will take a look at the property tax structure while approving proposals for setting up hotels and other facilities. Karnatakas tourism policy should attract investors. Tenders will be called in 10-15 days to construct a 250-metre tall SkyDeck, on the lines of Eiffel Tower, in Bengaluru. This will make Bengaluru an international tourism destination. DisneyLand will also be created on the PPP model at Mysurus Brindavan Gardens, the DCM said. Tourism Minister HK Patil said tourist spots should be developed on the PPP model. There are around 25,000 monuments in Karnataka.But the government is able to conserve only 500 of them. We alone cannot do it. We want investors, donors, business and corporate houses to adopt them. There are many religious places like Chamundi Hills and Anjanadri Hills, where investors can join hands with the government to develop them to attract more tourists. Cable car and ropeway projects can be taken up in such places, Patil said. Visitors take a look at products on display at a stall in Dakshin Bharat Utsav at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on Saturday

The New Indian Express 16 Jun 2024 8:52 am

Renukasawamy murder case: Darshans police custody extended till June 20

BENGALURU : A city court on Saturday extended by five days the police custody of Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and his associates, who were arrested in connection with the Renukasawamy murder case. Following this, the accused will be in police custody till June 20. On June 11, the court had remanded all the accused to six days in police custody till Monday. But as Monday is a government holiday on account of Bakrid, the police presented the accused before the court on Saturday. After hearing both sides, Judge Vishwanath C Gowdar of the Special Economic Offences Court ordered the accused to remain in police custody. TNIE reporter covering actor Darshan case attacked in Bengaluru court complex Renukaswamy murder case: Not Pavithra, Vijayalakshmi is the only legally wedded wife of Darshan, says Advocate The accused were brought from the Annapoorneshwari Nagar police station, where they underwent questioning, and were presented before the court at the ACMM court complex on Nrupathunga Road. Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) P Prasanna Kumar, who has been appointed by the State Government, informed the court that the accused have to be taken to Mysuru for spot mahazar, and the police are still in the process of obtaining call data records from the confiscated mobile phones. The police presented information regarding the on-site investigations, cash and vehicle seizures to the court, along with a sealed envelope containing a CD. The SPP raised the issue of vehicle seizure with the police. They also informed the court about the seizure of money and the spot mahazar. When questioned if there was any mistreatment by the police, the accused replied in the negative. The police are awaiting the call detail record (CDR) report and have seized about 10 mobile phones. Around 6.25 pm, the accused were escorted from the court and taken back to the Annapoorneshwari Nagar police station where they would be subjected to questioning again. During the hearing, accused Pavithra Gowda started crying while Darshan appeared stoic. Accuseds father dies in Chitradurga, family awaits his arrival for last rites This tragic story of a Chitradurga family appears to be straight from a movie plot; surrendering to police in a murder case and a death in the family on the same day. It all started when Anu Kumar himself went to the DySP Chitradurga office claiming to be an accused in the Renukaswamy murder case. His father Chandranna (60) passed away on the same day. The family which depended solely on the income of Anu Kumar from riding autorickshaw was shocked when his name surfaced in the Renukaswamy murder case and his subsequent arrest. They were clueless till the time Anu Kumar himself went to DySP P Dinakars office and surrendered. After hearing about the arrest of his son, Chandranna collapsed on Holalkere Road. Later, he was admitted to a hospital where he succumbed due to low blood pressure. The family, after bringing back the body to their home on Friday night, informed the police that they are not going to cremate it till Anu Kumar, who is in police custody in Bengaluru, comes home and take part in the cremation. According to sources, the police along with Anu Kumar, will be arriving late in the night to Chitradurga for the last rites of Chandranna. SPP appointed The State Government has appointed advocate Prasanna Kumar P as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) to conduct the case registered against actor Darshan and others in connection with the murder of Renukaswamy, on behalf of the prosecution. Also, the government appointed another advocate Sachin C as SPP to assist Prasanna Kumar, according to a notification issued by the Home Department on Saturday. Film chamber meets victims family, hands over Rs 5 lakh Mistakes and wrongdoings cannot be pardoned. Every one is equal and no one is above law. We are here to console the bereaved family, which has lost their son, said president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce NM Suresh after meeting the family of Renukaswamy in Chitradurga on Saturday. Suresh said that banning Darshan from movies is not in their hands. We will speak with the members of the Karnataka Cini Actors Association and take a decision. We have to consider all the repercussions before taking any decision, he added. The association handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to the family of Renukaswamy. Former president of the chamber Sa Ra Govind said, We are here to console Renukaswamys family. We will stand with them in future too. We dont know why our heroes are moving in the wrong direction, he said. No special treatment for Darshan: Karnataka Home Minister

The New Indian Express 16 Jun 2024 8:48 am

Food panel chairman to tour Mysuru

The Times of India 16 Jun 2024 5:17 am

2 Students Killed After Car-Truck Collision On Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway: Cops

Two students died while the driver of their SUV was seriously injured after the vehicle allegedly collided with a truck on Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway, police said on Saturday.

NDTV 15 Jun 2024 11:31 pm

2 students die after car collides with truck on Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway

Ramanagara: Two students died while the driver of their SUV was seriously injured after the vehicle allegedly collided with a truck on Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway, police said on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Vishwa (22) and Surya (18), both of them hailed from Bommasandra in Bengaluru, they said. Also ReadKarnataka BJP demands rollback of Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 15 Jun 2024 9:35 pm

Sandalwood Museum to be shifted to Mysuru zoo

The Hindu 15 Jun 2024 9:18 pm

Mysuru zoo: Whatsapp-based ticketing system launched

The zoos animal adoption scheme has been altered to make it flexible for adoption, animals can now be adopted even for a day

The Hindu 15 Jun 2024 7:44 pm

Two-day jackfruit festival gets underway in Mysuru - The Hindu

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Google News 15 Jun 2024 7:37 pm

Jackfruit mela is back in Mysuru city

It will feature a slew of varieties from different parts of the State

The Hindu 14 Jun 2024 7:21 pm

Events tomorrow - JUNE 15: Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra, Mysuru - Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow - JUNE 15: Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra, Mysuru Star of Mysore

Google News 14 Jun 2024 6:34 pm

Events tomorrow - JUNE 15: Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru City Unit and Kadali Mahila Vedike - Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow - JUNE 15: Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru City Unit and Kadali Mahila Vedike Star of Mysore

Google News 14 Jun 2024 6:29 pm

Mysuru Woman Performs Mother's Last Rites Defying Age-old Norms

The woman completed the final rites at Swagruha and Harishchandra Ghat.

News18 14 Jun 2024 12:27 pm

Mysuru DC visits Varuna Nada Kacheri

The Times of India 14 Jun 2024 5:23 am

Vulture breeding centre in Bannerghatta caught in red tapism

BENGALURU: For the past four years, the initiative to breed vultures at the dedicated centre in Bannerghatta National Park has remained stagnant. Despite the prepared infrastructure, there has been no breeding activity during this period. Recently, Karnataka's Forest, Environment, and Ecology Minister Eshwar B Khandre met with officials from the Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) and heads of zoos in Karnataka, directing them to make preparations. However, officials are now unsure what preparations to make as there are no birds present. In 2020, recognizing the urgency to protect the last surviving Long-Billed Vultures (LBVs) in Ramanagara Vulture Sanctuary at Ramadevarabetta, the Karnataka government decided to establish a breeding centre in Bannerghatta National Park. A land of two acres was ear- marked and identified. All infrastructure is in place. Minister Khandre said it will be managed by Bannerghatta Biological Park. But the birds are yet to come. We have asked the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for clearance, but the file is stuck there. We are already late by one and half years, said an official from ZAK, not wanting to be named. Pinjore vulture breeding centre in Haryana is ready to give us the birds as they now have an excess. They have over 300 vultures and are ready to gift 25 LBVs to Karnataka. They have written four letters to us on the same, and every time we receive these letters , it is accepted and sent to CZA for approval. But the file is stuck in red tapism, the official added. If all had gone well, this would be the first and largest facility of its kind in south India. The Karnataka government spent Rs 130 crore to set up the infrastructure along with a vulture restaurant to feed the birds diclofenac-free cattle. There are around six LBVs in Ramanagara and 10- 12 Egyptian vultures in the sanctuary in Ramadevarabetta. When contacted, an official from CZA said they were not aware and the file will be looked into. Forest department officials said starting the breeding centre at the earliest was crucial as the population is on a drastic decline. The hillock is under threat due to the Bengaluru- Mysuru expressway, increasing urbanisation around it and reduction in prey base. Once the vultures are brought, breeding will not happen immediately. The birds will have to acclimatize to the new surroundings. They will then have to be given space and time to breed. Rewildering will also have to be done. Then the young hatchlings, with least human interference will have to be released in the sanctuary. All this will take time, the official added.

The New Indian Express 13 Jun 2024 8:08 pm

Sarod Maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath remembered for his dedication to Hindustani Classical Music

BENGALURU: Sarod maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath dedicated his life to music from a young age, becoming an eminent figure in the realm of Hindustani classical music. Following his passing in Mysuru on June 11, he will be remembered not only for his music but also for his unending pursuit of knowledge until the end. Still digesting the news, maestros from the Hindustani classical fraternity in the city recall Taranaths dedication and contribution to classical music. Pandit Vinayak Malharrao Torvi, who knew Taranath for over 40 years, remembers the sarod maestro attending his concerts many times in Bengaluru and Mysuru. He organised my programmes in Mysuru at his house. He loved the raga Alhaiya Bilaval which is a morning raga, especially the way I sang it. Whenever we met, he playfully demanded that I sing it. He was not only kind-hearted but also very knowledgeable, and he was proficient in several languages, including English, Kannada, and Bengali, says Torvi, adding that Taranath came from a great school of Gurus. He was a Guru to many in numerous ways. The country has lost a great man, adds Torvi. Taranath was a senior disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and continued to learn from Khan until his death in 2009. Besides Khan, Taranath was also mentored by Pandit Ravi Shankar, Annapurna Devi, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, and Ustad Aashish Khan. Furthermore, he was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2019 and the 1999-2000 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. The loss feels personal to tabla artistes like Kiran Yavagal, who visited Taranath in the hospital last week when he heard the news of his deteriorating health. Yavagal says that Taranath loved his musical instrument so much that he had one in the hospital. I visited him before his surgery. He was always so optimistic that he told me that soon after the surgery, we would play for a concert, he shares, adding, I stayed in Mysuru for four years, and he always took care of me. He was like a grandfather to me. Until the day he was hospitalised, he would get up in the morning and sit for practice. Taranaths expertise extended beyond music; he was also well-versed in English literature. He headed the English literature department at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. In the 1980s, he taught English at Aden University, Florida, and was the head of the Indian music programme at the California Institute of Arts World Music Department from 1995 to 2005. Renowned historian and a self-confessed connoisseur of music Ramachandra Guha, expressed his gratitude to the late musician on social media, saying, Professor Rajeev Taranath was truly a rara avis(rare bird), a musician among the scholars and a scholar among the musicians.

The New Indian Express 13 Jun 2024 8:57 am

Ashwathaama, Dasara jumbo, electrocuted

MYSURU: Dasara elephant Ashwathama died after he came in contact with a live wire fallen on a solar fence near Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on Tuesday. This comes when the death of Dasara elephant Arjuna is still fresh in memory. Housed at Bhimanakatte Elephant Camp in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Ashwathama ventured into the forest in search of food when he was electrocuted, according to sources in the Department of Forests. Captured in the forests of Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district in 2017, Ashwathama was known for his calm and solemn demeanor. He shot into fame after his participation in the Dasara festivities in 2021. His majestic stride behind howdah elephant Abhimanyu won appreciation from thousands of spectators.

The New Indian Express 13 Jun 2024 8:48 am

Didnt urge govt to halt guarantees in Karnataka: Congress leader Lakshmana

MYSURU: Congress leader and defeated Congress candidate from the Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha constituency, M Lakshmana, clarified that he did not urge the State Government to stop its guarantee schemes. Addressing the media in Mysuru on Wednesday, Lakshmana said that his comments were misrepresented in the media. He explained that he only urged the government to review the guarantee schemes to ensure they reach the needy and not all beneficiaries. Lakshmana expressed his disappointment over the misrepre-sentation of his statements. After losing the election, I demanded that the government consider that the guarantees be targeted only at the needy and called for a review. But it has been misrepresented, he said. Lakshmana also criticised the BJP for not making Veerashaiva Lingayat a cabinet minister. Lakshmana said that BJP MP V Somanna was assured of a cabinet post, but no one else from the Veerashaiva Lingayat community was given a chance. Somanna is the Minister of State for Jal Shakti. He further criticised the Leader of the Opposition, R Ashoka, saying that he was unfit to hold the position. As an opposition leader, he (Ashoka) should be a shadow of the CM. But he has proven that he is unfit by only engaging in hit-and-run statements, Lakshamna said. On the case involving actor Darshan, he said that no influence or pressure was exerted on the police. This would not have been the situation if BJP or JDS were in power, the Congress leader said.

The New Indian Express 13 Jun 2024 8:31 am

People must rid district of child labour: Mysuru DC

The Times of India 13 Jun 2024 4:31 am