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Bengaluru: The wild fire that devastated Bandipur tiger reserve has continued its dance of destruction. The fire was seen in places like Gopalaswamy hills range and Maddur range on Friday. The blaze that took the toll of innumerable wildlife and forest trees has now spread to other parts with the pristine Gopalaswamy hills (GS Betta) burning. The incident has taken a toll on the forest staff too as hundreds of fore watchers have rushed to the spot douse the fire.

Mysuru: Lokayukta SP Ravikumar (34) and his driver Kiran Kumar died on the spot in a head-on collision between a car and a tipper lorry near Ramohalli on Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway on Wednesday. It is said that the tipper lorry collided head on with Ravikumar's car and even hit an auto rickshaw. The impact was such that the duo died on the spot. Ravikumar's wife Anitha had delivered a baby girl only eight days ago.

Mysuru: The Tipu’s armoury which is adjacent to the railway track at Srirangapatna Railway Station will be shifted by 100 mts by March 10 and once done, this will cut down travel time between Mysuru and Bengaluru by 10-15 minutes. The shifting of nearly, 1000-tonne armoury began recently under the supervision of teams from India and US. The armoury will be put on a trolley and moved to its new location.

Bengaluru: “We wanted to turn back and run. But the fire was so severe that within a flash it had engulfed whatever was in front of me. I could see nothing. It’s a miracle, how I’m alive today,” recounted one of the guards who had survived the fire mishap that burnt down the core critical Tiger habitat at Bandipur.

Bandipur: Thousands of acres of forest cover burnt down in forest fire in Bandipur tiger reserve on Saturday and a forest guard succumbed to burn injuries while preventing the flames from spreading. The victim is identified as Murigeppa Tammangol. Sources in the department said, three more forest personnel are also said to be missing. Forest guard Murigeppa Tammangol

Hassan: Telugu superstar Allu Arjun’s new movie ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’ aka ‘DJ’ which is being shot at the heritage site Belur Channakeshava temple near Hassan has run into rough weather.  

Bengaluru: Achuta Rao, the professor from Mysore University who unravelled the social and administrative history of Mysore, will be remembered through a series of events as part of his birth centenary. The first of such events to remember the legacy of Professor Rao, who passed away at 47 in 1965, commenced on Friday under the aegis the DSA Memorial Trust.

Mysuru: It isn't a usual love story. For, they belong to two different countries where tension exists along the border, almost always. But love knows no boundaries. David Anoka of Mysuru and Wang Tang of China who were seeing each other for the past four years, married amidst family and friends in Mysuru, recently.

Mysuru: The city is all set for the valedictory of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes), which will be held at the Mysuru Palace premises from 6.30 pm onwards on Friday. Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, who will be the chief guest, will distribute the prizes. This will be followed by a dance feature by Nirupama-Rajendra and troupe and entertainment programmes.

Chikmagaluru: In a bizarre incident, a man allegedly fathered his own adopted daughter at Koppa in Chikmagaluru district. Krishnappa (59) had no children and had adopted a girl. He allegedly used his daughter, a VII standard student, to satiate his sexual desires. She is in the first trimester, reports Public TV. Jaipura police have arrested Krishnappa and registered a case against him under POCSO ACT. The victim is now under the care of Santwana Centre.​

Hassan: Soldier Sandeep Shetty who died during the recent avalanche at Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir was laid to rest with full state honours at his native, Devihalli in Hassan on Wednesday. The last rites were performed as per the rituals of his community. Various government officers, legislator Arakalgud Raj and others were present. Sandeep, the only son of Puttaraju and Gangamma had joined the Army in 2010. His marriage was scheduled in February.

Madikeri: A tigress aged around six was found dead with injuries on its pelvis at Kummatur village at Srimangala near Madikeri in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on Sunday. Forest officials suspect that the snare laid out to hunt wild boars could have caused grievous injuries to the big cat eventually leading to its death. However, the forest officials did not find any snare where the body was found.

Madikeri: A tigress aged around six was found dead with injuries on its pelvis at Kummatur village at Srimangala near Madikeri in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on Sunday. Forest officials suspect that the snare laid out to hunt wild boars could have caused grievous injuries to the big cat eventually leading to its death. However, the forest officials did not find any snare where the body was found.

Mysuru: Two policemen were killed after their jeep collided with a KSRTC bus at Chikkahalli near Mysuru on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as police inspector Mahesh Kumar (crime department) and constable Laxman. The incident happened when Inspector Mahesh and Laxman reportedly were on their way to Suttur Jathra Mahotsava being held near Chikkahalli, Mysuru. The head-on collision killed Laxman on the spot while Mahesh succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.

Mysuru: The long-pending demand of Mysureans to have a passport centre in the city has finally been met with. A new Passport S​ev​a Kendra will function from Metagalli post office from January 25. Until now, those applying for passport from Mysuru and Chamarajanagar regions had to travel all the way to Bengaluru. They would be lucky, if the passport process would complete in a day. But they had to make frequent trips to Bengaluru for the slightest verification. They had been voicing for a passport centre in Mysuru, considered as the cultural capital of the state.

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