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  October 21, 2014
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Caption: Police personnel are seen offering gun salute to the Police Martyrs’ Memorial in city this morning.

Mysore, Oct. 21- Police Martyrs Day was observed at a function organised jointly by the City and District Police, Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) and Wings of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) at the Police Martyrs’ Memorial Park adjacent to the office of the District Police Superintendent in Nazarbad here this morning.

Paying tributes on the solemn occasion, C. Srinivasan, Additional PCCF (Project Tiger), who was the chief guest, placed a wreath at the Memorial.

The Police personnel led by the Parade Commander presented a Guard of Honour which was followed by volley firing.

Speaking on the occasion, Srinivasan opined that Police job was very stressful amidst several odds with responsibility that could not be quantified easily.

However, Srinivasan regretted that a few inadvertent lapses on the part of Police usually got magnified disproportionat...more

     Special Coverage   
   Theft at Apartment: Cash, jewellery worth Rs. 3.5 lakh stolen
   Government doctors to resign enmasse on Oct. 27
   MCC Health Panel Chief inspects Ward No. 53
   Workshop on ‘Contemporary Sculpture’ begins
   Assault on ATI DG Rashmi Mahesh: BJP demands action against Police
   Graft:Karnatak University VC, three officials arrested
   Innovation Exhibition at VVCE
   CII conducts day-long skill contest
   Khadi Utsav 2014 begins


BJP on the march of victory

When the talks on the question of seat sharing between BJP and Shiv Sena failed and they decided to part their ways to fight the Maharashtra Assembly polls scheduled for today, many thought both would lose paving way for Congress-NCP of Sharad Pawar to make it to the victory stand like in the past 15 years without difficulty.

But man proposes and God disposes. Here too there was disagreement and disenchantment between Congress and NCP on the same issue — seat sharing. So they too parted company deciding to fight the election independently. Surprisingly in both cases, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) remained in tact.

Advantage BJP.

According to a survey published in The Week magazine — based on The Week-Hansa Research Poll — here is the result:

BJP+ 154 seats; Shiv Sena 47; Congress 25; NCP 17; MNS 10; Independents 20; Others 15; Total - 288.

Happy days are here again for BJP. But what about the people of the country? Modi or no Modi, Anti-Corruption law or no Anti-Corruption law, bribe-bugs are everywhere sucking citizens’ blood.


Basic instincts: Love and lust in Pandas

There are two kinds of laws that we often talk about. One is law of the jungle and the other is law of the civilised world or the law of the man’s world. In the latter, despite the criminal law, crimes related to sex keep happening; proof is that despite stringent law against rape, rape keeps happening. That speaks eloquently about the basic instinct in humans that is uncontrollable for some and that leads to sexual assault on women without fearing the law.

And the same is the case with animals. This basic instinct in all living creatures is generally known as animal instinct — after all man too is an animal except that he is considered a homosapient, intelligent animal with the power to discriminate between good and bad.

And among animals each species ha...more

     Feature Article  

A. Sandesh leaves a lasting impression on Mysore

Ace Jockey A. Sandesh was seen in action at the Mysore Derby held this Sunday. He was specially called to ride Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy’s horse 'Bold Majesty.' Sandesh proved his worth as he guided Bold Majesty to a brilliant win.

The Mysore Derby panned out to be a cliffhanger with Spreadeagle ridden by another top Jockey P. Trevor and Bold Majesty being the two fancies engaged in an electric battle, climaxing to a photo finish. Sandesh was at his brilliant best and has left a lasting memory for all those who witnessed the exciting finish.

The young and unassuming lad from Western India was the darling of the mammoth crowd that had turned up to witness the Derby.

Madhukar Bhagawan, Racing Commentator, caught up with Jockey Sandesh for an interview for Star of Mysore. Excerpts...

By Madhukar Bhagawan

SOM: What made you choose a career as a jockey?

Sandesh: My fascination for horses goes a long way back. I am originally from Matheran, one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra. Along with its scenic beauty, Matheran attracts tourists for its good weather and joy- rides atop horses and ponies. Like most locals, my father too made a living by offering rides to tourists.

One such tourist was Iqbal Nathani, a passionate race horse owner. My father used to take horses to ferry him and his family up the hill and one day I too joined him and was riding the spare horse along with them. My riding style caught Nathani's eye and I still remember when Nathani Sir walked up to my dad and me and said to me, “You have a good seat and my gut-feeling says that you can succeed as a professional jockey.” He then turned to my dad and said, “Your son should become a jockey when he grows up, I will do all I can to guide him.” I was just a young boy then.

When I turned 15 years of age, my dad reminded Nathani Sir during one of his visits about...more

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