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  June 29, 2016
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• DC declares holiday for schools and colleges today

• Vehicular movement on Bhagamandala-Madikeri Road affected

Madikeri, June 29- Finally, the monsoon has entered Kodagu, the birth place of River Cauvery, which acts as a lifeline for the people of Mysuru, Mandya and surrounding regions. With heavy downpour since yesterday, the inflow to Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS), Harangi and Kabini reservoirs are expected to rise.

Owing to continuous rains in North Kodagu, vehicular movement on Bhagamandala-Madikeri Road has been affected with knee-deep water and uprooted trees on the stretch. Similar was the situation on Napoklu and Iyyangeri Road. Movement of vehicles was also affected on Devanageri-Kondageri Road as a huge tree was uprooted.

With Western Ghats receiving heavy rainfall, the daily life of people in the area has been disrupted. The overnight rainfall has also increased the inflow to River Cauvery and its tributaries Kannike and Sujyoti. The water levels of po...more

     Special Coverage   
   Royal Reception...
   Yaduveer to be made Patron of Mysore Sports Club
   Eshwarappa seeks info on drought and sand mafia from DC
   Book on CM Siddu a must at School Libraries !
   Three girls among six killed in separate accidents
   Private and goods vehicles ferrying people illegally will be seized: DC
   ‘Siddu Hatao’ campaign: Air your grievances at Party Forum: Krishna tells Sreenivasa Prasad
   BSY faces heat of dissidence
   Deshpande intervenes, Prasad sticks to his guns on leadership change


Captions: 1) Queen Mother: Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who was in-charge of Wedding-Royale of her son at the Mysore Palace. 2) A keepsake photo: (From left) Roopika Muthanna, Ralie Ganapathy, Star of Mysore Editor-in-Chief K.B. Ganapathy and Managing Editor Vikram Muthanna after greeting the royal couple yesterday during the ‘Urutane Uyyale’ ceremony.

On Monday June 27, 2016, Mysuru citizens, specially the sons of Mysuru soil, who were witness to the Royal splendour of the Maharajas and the turbulent transition to independence and democracy, went nostalgic remembering those days of Royal grandeur at the Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace). Reason: It was the day a Royal wedding was held in the Palace after 40 years. The late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar had tied the nuptial knot to Pramoda Devi at the same venue four decades ago.

Yesterday, it was Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, 24, the adopted son of the Dowager Queen Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who tied the nuptial knot to a charming, 22-year-old Princess from a Royalty of Rajasthan’s Dungarpur, Trishikha Kumari Singh. It is a 3-4 day ceremony observing the 600-year-old tradition of Wadiyar dynasty with religious rituals.

Yesterday’s auspicious wedding ceremony began in the morning at the Palace Kalyana Mantap and in the evening, the customary Urutane on Uyyale, Arathakshathe to celebrate the marriage, was held in the really world famous Durbar Hall between 7.30 and 8.30 pm. Since the details of the proceedings have already appeared, I will not inflict the details upon my readers as a witness at the Durbar Hall with my family. After all, in these days of democracy, one rarely gets to see a Royal wedding held like in the days of Maharajas. And this one was held following every ritual, tradition and the past Royal glory almost to the last step and minor detail. So I made sure I was there with my family. Indeed, it was an experience to remember and share with others with a trivial sense of p...more

     Feature Article  

By Maneka Gandhi

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains the laws related to captivation of wild animals in the Zoo.

I don’t have enough money to donate but I still want to help my local animal shelter. What should I do?

You can contribute a lot even without giving donations. You can volunteer on fixed days at the shelter. You could help through Facebook and Twitter to get animals adopted from the shelter or to get donations for them. You could rescue animals and feed the ones in your area, report cases of animal cruelty. For more information, Log on to www.peopleforanimalsindia.org

Sparrows have formed a nest on my air conditioning duct/compressor outside. What should I do?

How lucky you are. I envy you. It has been several years since I saw a sparrow, and to think that they have come to your house thrills me. I hope they have made a nest and have laid eggs. I know it is a bother for you, but have patience and use some other form of cooling. The fact that they are using your unit means that you were not using it anyway, so don’t make a fuss now. After the babies hatch and go away then you can find a way to seal it and put a net around it so that the birds don’t come again. Remove any leftover nesting material and cover the holes with pieces of plywood or fine mesh.

Fasten a board or piece of cardboard on top of your unit at a 45-degree angle so the birds can’t land on top of it as they will slide off.

Remember that the birds’ development period in the nest is short — only three weeks at the most. If you find a nest in your unit, be patient until they are through with the hatching process. Eliminate any pieces of the nest after the young birds take flight and take immediate measures in preparation for spring of next year. If I were you I would make another friendly place so that they can roost there. Sparrows are almost extinct so it is important that we try and keep them alive wherever we can.

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