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K Chandrasekhar Rao to offer Rs 5 crore worth jewellery at Tirumala

K Chandrasekhar Rao to offer Rs 5 crore worth jewellery at Tirumala

VIJAYAWADA: The AP government is rolling out a red carpet for Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who is coming down to Tirumala on Tuesday on a thanksgiving visit to the temple town. KCR would offer Rs 5 crore worth gold jewellery to Lord Venkateswara on Wednesday morning as part of a vow he made […]

Pakistan cancels licenses of weapons issued to Hafiz Saeed and his aides

Pakistan cancels licenses of weapons issued to Hafiz Saeed and his aides

Pakistan has cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons. An official of the Punjab Home Department said the step has been taken in line with the government’s action against Saeed and his organisations – the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falaha-e-Insanyat (FIF). […]

UP elections 2017: All parties say they’re winning. Here’s how they reason

UP elections 2017: All parties say they’re winning. Here’s how they reason

Four of seven phases may still be left, but the UP election has crossed the midway mark. Voters in 209 of the 403 seats have got an opportunity to express their preferences – and this is a good time to look at how each party is internally evaluating its performance. Click here to read more… […]

India’s only volcano active again

India’s only volcano active again

PANAJI: India’s only live volcano+ in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has started spewing smoke and lava again. After lying dormant for 150 years, Barren Island volcano erupted in 1991 and has been showing sporadic activity since then, scientists of Goabased National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) said. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

UP election: In Lucknow, Samajwadi Party eyes a clean sweep, BJP a comeback

UP election: In Lucknow, Samajwadi Party eyes a clean sweep, BJP a comeback

The third phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh is also the battle for the capital, where long queues were seen outside polling booths on Sunday. The Lucknow district accounts for nine assembly seats that will be fought over by the BJP, which has seen its influence wane over the years, and the ruling Samajwadi Party […]

UP elections 2017: 61.16 per cent voting recorded in phase-3; polling by and large peaceful

UP elections 2017: 61.16 per cent voting recorded in phase-3; polling by and large peaceful

The third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections witnessed 61.16 per cent voter turnout on Sunday, which concluded by and large peacefully, said state Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh. “Turnout of voters was 61.16 per cent when polling drew to a close at 5 PM,” he said. As many as 69 assembly constituencies went to […]

ISRO’s record of innovation: Bullock cart to launching 180 foreign satellites

ISRO’s record of innovation: Bullock cart to launching 180 foreign satellites

In 1981, when India’s space scientists grappled with the challenge of finding a metal-free transportable platform for its new satellite, they turned to an improbable frugal innovation. As the world watched amazed, Indian scientists wheeled out their gleaming, new satellite on a creaking, old bullock cart. More than three decades on, as Indian scientists successfully […]

Reports say Sasikala, convicted in DA case, surrenders in Bengaluru jail

Reports say Sasikala, convicted in DA case, surrenders in Bengaluru jail

AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who has been convicted in a disproportionate assets case reached the Bengaluru jail on Wednesday evening after the Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down her request for time. The former AIADMK general secretary stopped on the way at the Jayalalithaa memorial on Marina beach to pay tribute to the late chief […]

How this AIADMK MLA slipped away from Sasikala’s camp and joined Panneerselvam

How this AIADMK MLA slipped away from Sasikala’s camp and joined Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu’s political crisis resembles a Bollywood potboiler more every day. And, the latest episode in the saga has been scripted by SP Shamuganathan, the AIADMK legislator from Sivaikuntam near Tuticorin. On Wednesday afternoon, Shamuganathan attended a party MLAs meet to show support to AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala — who paraded 130-plus lawmakers in […]

Sasikala’s MLAs: ‘Locked up’ in luxury, ‘without’ their freedom

Sasikala’s MLAs: ‘Locked up’ in luxury, ‘without’ their freedom

More than a hundred AIADMK legislators corralled into a leisure retreat to stop them from running away to the rival camp are in the lap of luxury — swimming, sauna, massage and fine dining at a floating restaurant. The only luxury they are not allowed is freedom; not even the simple liberty of using their […]

UP elections: 64.2% voting in first phase, Mayawati talks of pro-BSP wave

UP elections: 64.2% voting in first phase, Mayawati talks of pro-BSP wave

An estimated 64.2% voter turnout was recorded in 73 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday in the first phase of polling considered crucial in determining results in the country’s most populous state.  The Election Commission said the figure was calculated at 5pm. Click here to read more… Credit: hindustantimes.com

In Sasikala Vs Panneerselvam, Party Number 2 Sacked: 10 Updates

In Sasikala Vs Panneerselvam, Party Number 2 Sacked: 10 Updates

CHENNAI:  AIADMK chief VK Sasikala today sacked her party’s number two E Madhusudhanan, who joined the rival camp of O Panneerselvam yesterday, in what is being compared to the Yadav father-son struggle in Uttar Padesh for control of the ruling Samajwadi Party. The move comes as the two sides wait for the Governor’s decision on […]

Narendra Modi’s reforms meet realpolitik in Uttar Pradesh polls

Narendra Modi’s reforms meet realpolitik in Uttar Pradesh polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up politics. The man running the ruling party’s campaign in a crucial state election, who is facing 11 criminal cases, says it will take a while. “At a time of elections, one has to forget every other aspect and just focus on victory,” said Keshav Prasad Maurya, […]

Political parties have united against me because I have been tightening screws, says PM Modi

Political parties have united against me because I have been tightening screws, says PM Modi

Launching a fresh attack on the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his strict action against corruption has angered other political parties. “Parties are angry with me as I am tightening screws on wrong doers,” said Modi at a BJP rally in Aligarh, days ahead of the first phase of elections in […]

I hope Trump bans Pakistani visas: Imran Khan

I hope Trump bans Pakistani visas: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday, while condemning the plight of Muslims prevented from entering the United States (US) under US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, expressed hope that the ban is extended to Pakistanis. “I want to tell all Pakistanis today, I pray that Trump bans Pakistani visas so that we can […]

How ‘Garden City’ Bengaluru has degenerated into a garbage city

How ‘Garden City’ Bengaluru has degenerated into a garbage city

BANGALORE: The stench of rubbish hanging over swathes of Bangalore is so powerful it rouses residents in the middle of the night, the fetid result of a trash crisis that threatens its reputation as one of India’s nicest places to live. Hailed first as the country’s Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in […]

A school for grannies is making dreams come true in Maharashtra

A school for grannies is making dreams come true in Maharashtra

Aajibaichi Shala is a school for grandmothers in Thane district, Maharashtra. Dressed in bright pink saris, the grannies all sit together in a single classroom and learn to write, read and multiply, all in Marathi. Click here to read more… Credit: hindustantimes.com

Goodwill hunting: Can SP-Cong alliance capitalise Akhilesh’s vote base in the UP election

Goodwill hunting: Can SP-Cong alliance capitalise Akhilesh’s vote base in the UP election

UP 2017 is a difficult election to read because there is no ‘hawa’, a uniquely Indian political term that does not lend itself to an easy translation. At the end of December and the first three weeks of January, it appeared that Akhilesh Yadav was extraordinarily popular and would be able to generate a hawa […]

Pakistan pumps diluted heroin into Punjab, triggers fear

Pakistan pumps diluted heroin into Punjab, triggers fear

CHANDIGARH: The potency of heroin being pushed into Punjab through the border with Pakistan has fallen from 43% in 2014 to nearly one-fourth or around 12% in 2016. This may seem like good news initially, but experts and activists dealing with the drug problem in the state are disturbed. Smugglers will dilute heroin only if […]

Relief from demonetisation: People may get another chance to deposit old notes in banks

Relief from demonetisation: People may get another chance to deposit old notes in banks

The Reserve Bank of India may allow citizens another chance to deposit the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes but the exchange would be for a limited sum, sources in the government and banking sector said on Wednesday. The central bank has been flooded with queries and requests from people who failed to deposit […]

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