Today’s NewsWrap – 16 August

A Daily News Roundup as it happens, when it happens.

  • 52 convicts set free on Independence Day


Nothing tastes like freedom.  None other than the convicts, who were released on the occasion of 70th Independence Day yesterday, can explain this to you better.  To be precise, 52 convicts, including 17 women, were set free from Mysuru prison based on their good conduct. 

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  • Dog of Mysuru police dog squad wins gold medals


Gaja, a four-year-old dog of Mysuru Police Dog Squad, won two gold medals at the Southern Range Police Dog Show held in the city, recently.

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  • Minister inspects site for Gandhi Memorial


District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa is seen examining the draft plan for a Gandhi Memorial structure at the Subbarayanakere Park in city on Tuesday. The memorial will come up on confirmation of the site at a cost of Rs 5 crore sanctioned by the state government. Mayor B L Bhyrappa, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Venkatesh, MUDA Commissioner P Mahesh and other officials are seen.

  • Round Table India, Ladies Circle India celebrate Independence Day


Round Table India (RTI) and Ladies Circle India (LCI), Mysuru chapters, held Freedom Drive and flag hoisting events on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day. The objective of the freedom drive was to spread awareness about its mission of ‘Freedom through education.’

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  • Mobile shop, temple burgled in Vidyaranyapuram


A mobile shop in the Vidyaranyapuram police station limits was burgled on Tuesday morning. The mobile shop is situated 300 metres away from the police station. In another incident, Shani Mahatma temple which is located 500 metres away from Vidyaranyapuram police station, was also burgled.

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  • Power tillers for farmers with concessional price distributed at Yelandur


Agriculture department provided power tillers for farmers at concessional price which were distributed to the farmers by Taluk Panchayat president Nanjundaiah in a programme, recently.

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  • Farmers protest at CADA


State Farmers’ Federation and State Sugarcane Growers’ Association staged a protest at CADA office, in city, urging for water supply to their paddy and sugarcane crop through canals of Kabini and KRS, on Tuesday.

  • Temple roof leakage at Yelandur temple; former Dharmadarshi blames officials


“The historical Bhoolakshmi Varahaswamy temple roof at Yelandur was recently repaired. The repair work is of bad quality as there is leakage when it rains.

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  • Prof Khaiser Nikam feted on ‘Librarians Day’


Department of Public Library, Government of Karnataka, which is celebrating its Centenary Year oraganised ‘Librarians Day’ and “The Best Librarian Award” Ceremony on the occasion of 124 birthday of Padmasri Dr S R Ranganathan at Convention Centre in Bengaluru.

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  • Mysuru Shopping Festival 2016’s Weekend Cultural Evening begins


Mysuru’s Nrityagiri Performing Arts and Research Institute of Vidushi Kripa Phadke performed in the ‘Weekend Cultural Evening’ organised by Mysore Shopping Festival 2016, at Mall of Mysore, recently. Town Hall Mysuru, will be the venue hereafter where the weekend cultural evening will be organised on every Saturdays with a view to promote Mysuru, to attract tourists globally and to promote and encourage local artistes.

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