• Man cleaning manhole with bare hands sparks outrage in Mysuru

    Mysuru: In a shameful incident, a pourakarmika was seen cleaning a manhole using his bare hands in Mysuru. The incident, which occurred on Akkamahadevi Road in Mysuru's JP Nagar, was captured by an onlooker on his phone. As the video spread, it sparked outrage among citizens in Mysuru. In ...

  • Madikeri farmers jittery as pepper prices drop

    Madikeri: Farmers in Madikeri are a worried lot as as pepper prices have slumped. The district produces 5000 tonnes of pepper, known as 'Black Gold', on on area of 10,857 hectares. Last year in August, pepper was being sold at anywhere between Rs62,500 and Rs66,000. This year, the price i...

  • Yaduveer disappointed with CM's comments on Nalwadi Wadiyar

    Mysuru: The scion of Mysuru royal family Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar on Saturday expressed his disappointed at CM Siddaramaiah's controversial comment on Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. "I am a small man to give a personal comment on the matter. People of Mysuru consider Nalwadi Krishn...

  • Accused in Hassan murder case killed in accident

    Bengaluru: A 30-year-old man, accused of brutally murdering a JD(S) worker in Channarayapatna, was killed in an accident on Thursday, The accused, Anil, a resident of Kalenahalli, Channarayapatna taluk, Hassan district, reportedly came under the wheels of a lorry while trying to escape the poli...

  • In Mysuru, Siddaramaiah hails work of Shivarathri Rajendra swamiji

    Mysuru: CM Siddaramaiah on Tuesday hailed the work of Suttur Mutt's Shivarathri Rajendra swamiji in the educational field. Participating in the 102 birth anniversary celebrations of the swamiji, Siddaramaiah said, "Swamiji is not with us but the work he did will be in our hearts. I met swamiji ...

  • Development vs environment: Debate rages in Kodagu

    Madikeri: A slew of mega infrastructure projects in Kodagu have sparked an intense debate among citizens in the district. On the one side are people like Col (retd) CP Muthanna, President of Coorg Wildlife Society, who has demanded the scrapping of destructive infrastructure projects planned f...

  • After a delay of 2 decades, Virajpet Mini Vidhana Soudha almost ready

    Virajpet: After a delay of nearly two decades, the Mini Vidhana Soudha (MVS) in Virajpet is finally set to open. According to PWD officials, 90pc of the work on the structure has been completed and the building is likely to be inaugurated by the year-end. The MVS project was the brainchild of t...

  • Kannada medium govt schools in dire straits in Madikeri

    Madikeri: As many as 53 Kannada medium government primary schools in Madikeri district are on the verge of closure. And the reason is simple: these 53 schools have less than 10 students. Though the state government took many steps to increase the standard of education in government schools and...

  • The wretched plight of Kodagu-Kasaragod road

    Madikeri: The Kodagu-Kasaragod road is in a pathetic condition owing to lack of maintenance since five years. The road, which passes through Patti Ghat reserve forest and Talacauvery wildlife sanctuary, receives annual rainfall of more than 200 inches. The heavy rainfall damages the road badly...

  • A Madikeri village stuck in a time warp

    Madikeri: Kudiya Harida Kallu village under Galibeedu gram panchayat limits seems to be stuck in a time warp. Though the village is situated just 14kms from district headquarters Madikeri, residents are facing a lot of hardships.The tiny village has has no road even now. Villagers have t...

  • CA arrested for growing marijuana in backyard

    Mysuru: A chartered accountant was arrested for allegedly growing ganja (marijuana) at his house backyard in Mysuru city. K Jagannathan has been detained on charges of growing ganja and selling it to college students. According to the police, Jagannathan grew ganja at his house premises located...

  • Dates out: Mysuru Dasara to be held from Sept 21-29

    Bengaluru: Mysuru Dasara festival will be held in a grand manner from Sept 21-29. Announcing the dates, CM Siddaramaiah said the government has allocated Rs15-cr for the festival this year, up from Rs13-cr spent on last year's festival.On the names of those who would inaugurate the festival, S...