Car overturns, three killed near Mulbagal

Kolar: Three persons killed on the spot when the car by which they were travelling overturned near Moorandahalli on the outskirts of Mulbagal on Bangalore-Chennai National Highway on Saturday afternoon. It was learnt that the car was proceeding from Bangalore to Tirupati. The names of the dead were given as Basavaraj (40), Gangadhar (42) and Prakash (50). Three persons who suffered serious injuries were admitted to hospital in Bangalore. The Mulbagal police are investigating.

- Correspondent

Gita Jnana Yajna from today

Bangalore: The year 2006 will mark 50 years of the Chinmaya Mission Movement here with the starting of the Gita Jnana Yajna. To mark the Suvarna Mahotsava, Swami Ishwaranandaji of Chinmaya Mission, Los Angeles Centre, will conduct a Gita Jnana Yajna in English at Sripadakshetra, No. 1, Dollars Colony, 4th Cross, J.P. Nagar 4th Phase, from January 1 to 7 at 6.30 p.m. For details, dial 26594736/25282207.

- Special Correspondent

Management week from Thursday

Bangalore: The British Library, in association with the Indian Society for Training and Development, will organise a "management week" from January 5 to 12. Over 200 books related to different streams of management will be on display. The library is also organising two lectures.

- Special Correspondent

Plea to strengthen Bangalore police

BANGALORE: Chamarajanagar MLA Vatal Nagaraj, former Minister H. N. Nanje Gowda and former MLA Pramila Nesargi have urged the Government to take immediate steps to strengthen the police force to provide foolproof security to vital installations in Bangalore in the light of the increasing population of the city. They told presspersons here on Saturday that the attack on the Indian Institute of Science has exposed lapses in the security. The Government should immediately reinforce the police intelligence wing and provide sophisticated weapons to the police, they said. They urged the Government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the attack. - Staff Reporter

Seek Congress workers' views: Shivakumar

Bangalore: Congress MLA and former Minister D.K. Shivakumar has urged Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh to go by the views of the party workers and leaders at the local level before deciding on tie-ups with other parties in the zilla and taluk panchayats where the Congress has failed to secure a majority. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr. Shivakumar, who is known for his opposition to the Janata Dal (Secular), has said that the Congress should send observers to districts and taluks to know the mind of party workers. - Special Correspondent


MYSORE: Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Ltd. N.R. Narayana Murthy will speak on "Indian software industry: opportunities and challenges" at the Institution of Engineers here on January 3 at 11.30 a.m. According to a press release, Mr. Murthy has consented to deliver the D.V. Narasimha Rao Memorial Lecture. - Staff Correspondent


MYSORE: Centre for Women's Studies, University of Mysore, is organising debate and essay competitions for all under graduate students from January 18 to 21 at the centre premises. According to a press statement, the debate in English, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on January 18, will be on "Thirty-three per cent reservation for women is necessary", while the topic of debate in Kannada, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on January 19, will be on "Emphasis on male child is the reason behind gender disparity". The essay competition in English will be on "Impact of globalisation on woman" on January 20, while the essay will be on "Religion and gender discrimination" on January 21. - Staff Correspondent


MYSORE: Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre will be honouring P. Rama for service to the field of Carnatic music and dance and D. Keshava from Switzerland for propagating Indian dance abroad.

The two will be felicitated during Parangothsava 2005. - Staff Correspondent

Office-bearers elected

MYSORE: Sendil C.K. was elected as president of Indian Dental Association's Mysore branch for 2005-06.

The other office-bearers are Mahima Patil (vice-president), Biddappa M.K. (secretary), Jayanthi (joint secretary), Anil Kumar (treasurer), Nandalal (CDE member), Vineeth (CDH representative), Vijay Kumar (representative for State branch), Biddappa (president elect for 2006-07). - Staff Correspondent