Karnataka CM meets seer, offers prayers at Suturu Mutt to mark Vijayadashami

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October 8,2019

Mysuru, Oct 8: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday met Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji and offered his prayers at 'Suturu Mutt' on the occasion of Vijayadashami here.

"All the necessary arrangements have been made for the world-famous 'Mysuru Dasara Jamboo Savari'. I wish everything goes well with the blessings of Chamundeshwari. I request the thousands of people who have come to watch this historical event enjoy the procession," said Yediyurappa while speaking to media here.

A large number of elephants have been decorated beautifully for the traditional 'Jamboo Savari' procession which will take place today on the occasion of grand Dasara festival in Mysuru.

The famous 4 kilometre-long procession is scheduled to be flagged off by Yediyurappa who is also scheduled to perform puja to the Nandi Dwaja in front of Mysuru Palace.

The main festivities will take place in the golden howdah of goddess Chamundeswari.

A total of 39 portrait floats will participate in the Jamboo Savari parade. Folk singers and dancers from various parts of the country have arrived in the state to participate in the Dasara festival.

Tourists, including foreigners, have been thronging Mysuru to witness the famed parade.

Hundreds of police personnel have been deployed in several parts of the city in order to ensure smooth conduct of the procession.

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Dr Mohammed Yusuf, chairperson of Karnataka Board of Auqaf, passes away

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August 7,2020

Bengaluru, Aug 7: Dr Mohammed Yusuf, chairperson of the Karnataka State Board of Auqaf, passed away at a private hospital in the city today following a brief illness. He was 74.

Dr Yusuf was an industrialist and was known for his philanthropic activities. 

A veterinarian, Dr Yusuf had quit the government job and set up business in Bengaluru and Dubai decades ago and has earned considerable success.

He was re-elected as Board of Auqaf chief in January this year. He had held the post more than once in the past. 

He will be buried at the graveyard near Masjid-e-Muzammil which was built by himself at Govindapura, source said.

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Bengaluru: 80 Namma Metro workers test COVID-19 positive

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July 14,2020

Bengaluru, Jul 14: More than 80 Namma Metro workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru on Tuesday, said Yashwanth Chauhan BL, public relations officer of Namma Metro.

"All safety and treatment protocols would be followed at the camps," he added.

These workers were staying in a camp near Nagavara-Gottigere lane, reach-6 of phase two. More than 200 contract workers of Larsen and Toubro who had come from different states have been tested after a labourer complained of fever.

All coronavirus positive workers were shifted to a COVID care centre while others were kept in isolation as per the guidelines.

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Rain havoc: DKS demands Rs 10K-cr special package for Kodagu

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August 10,2020

Madikeri, Aug 10: KPCC president D K Shivakumar on Monday urged the state government to introduce a special package of Rs 10,000 crore to find a permanent solution to the problems caused due to heavy rainfall.

Speaking to media here on Sunday evening after he visited the landslide affected Talacauvery betta and collected information on the calamity from the residents.

He said, “Kodagu district has been witnessing untold miseries for the last three years.”

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