Mysore (i/maɪˈsʊər/), officially renamed as Mysuru, is the third largest city in terms of population in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146km (91mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42km2 (50sqmi). According to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India, the population of Mysore is 887,446. Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division. Mysore is the cleanest city of India.
The Mysore region is an unofficial region that is part of Karnataka state in southern India. It forms approximately the southern half of the non-coastal areas of that state. The area corresponds almost exactly to that of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore. Almost all of that principality, with the exception of a few areas that now lie in neighbouring states, is comprehended by this term.
The region lies on the Deccan plateau, east of the hilly Malenadu region, which includes the eastern foothills of the Western Ghats range. It consists of gently rolling plains, punctuated by several of the large rivers that rise in the Western Ghats and flow eastward to empty into the Bay of Bengal.
No. 129 (Mysore) Squadron was a Royal Air Force squadron active during World War II.
World War I
Like a number of Squadrons, No. 129 was initially formed during the later months of the First World War, but never became operational before the Armistice. It was to be a day bomber unit based at RAF Duxford.
As a result of the Indian government raising large sums of money through its sale of War Bonds a number of squadrons within the RAF were given names of Indian cities and provinces in recognition of this. No. 129 became No. 129 (Mysore) Squadron being named after Mysore province in southwest India. The squadron's badge, the Ghunda Berunda of Mysore, also reflects this association.
After spending August 1942 providing bomber escort and undertaking offensive sweeps over France the squadron moved to Orkney in Northern Scotland to provide local air defence.
The squadron returned south in February 1943 undertaking anti-shipping and escort missions. 129 Squadron became part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force in June 1943 converting to the P-51 Mustang in April 1944 in time for Operation Overlord. After forming part of the 133 (Polish) Wing for D-Day the squadron returned to RAF Romney Marsh where it undertook anti V-1 activities.
Gandhian and freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy passed away on Wednesday after a cardiac arrest at the JayadevaInstitute of Cardiovascular Diseases, family sources said. He was 103 ... The Gandhian had also participated in the Mysore Chalo movement to compel the Mysore Maharaja to accede to the Indian State post-Independence ... Advertisement. .
'Damini' actor Meenakshi Seshadri quashes death rumors, posts picture. Meenakshi Seshadri, 57, has quashed rumors of her death on social media by posting a picture on Instagram ... This is the post through which Seshadri ended all rumors ... She only posts on Instagram to keep her fans up-to-date about her life.
It was the end of an era when 107-year-old G. Venkatasubbaiah, the preeminent lexicographer of the Kannada language, passed away early today in Bengaluru. GV, as he was popularly known, wore many hats in his professional career ... GV was born on August 23, 1913 and secured his post-graduate degree in Kannada from Mysuru (then Mysore) in 1937 ... ....
Even when a monster 1928 hurricane tilted part of the hotel off its foundation, the mysore fig survived, becoming a neighbor to the hotel’s separate post-1928-built tropical-plant conservatory or “slat house” (now part of an office complex) ... Then in 1975, a Miami developer wanted the mysore fig gone — or at least relocated.
Post this, Virat Kohli and KKRCEOVenkyMysore have reacted to the same and surprisingly both of these stalwarts have different views about the fitness test ... Venky Mysore retweeted Harsha Bhogle’s views and wrote that many current greats wouldn’t have made it so far if they had the current fitness standards ... Check out Venky Mysore’s tweet below..
This time the mayoral post was allotted to BCs and he was decided by the ruling party as their candidate ... Under the current circumstances, the chances of the Telugu Desam Party winning the mayoral post are difficult ... Mysore Reddy, will take over as Yerraguntla Municipal chairman after being unanimously elected from the 16thWard.
“There is no scientific evidence for giving a test dose for Covid vaccination,” said Dr Satyanarayana Mysore, a member of the state Covid-19 task force ... “My hypothesis is that if we electively introduce this drug during or post-vaccination, then the vaccine-related anaphylaxis would be less.
Bird flu is the new scare that is going around in India after several migratory birds mysteriously died in different states. From Himachal Pradesh to Kerala, experts and authorities have sounded the alarm on the bird flu outbreak ... All vehicles coming from Kerala at Bavali check post in Mysore will be sanitised ... Meat provider's take on bird flu ... .
All transport of poultry and birds from Kerala to Mysore has been stopped due to the bird flu scare. All vehicles coming from Kerala at Bavali check post in Mysore will be sanitised. (To be updated) ... Advertisement. .
They said no case of bird flu has been reported so far in Punjab. MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All ... 1 min read ... Also Read ... The district administration at the Bodhi check post in the Kote taluk of Mysore-Kerala Border blocked the entry of poultry from Kerala following the bird flu outbreak in the state, informed Mysore District CollectorRohini Sindhuri.