‘Politicians created Mersal row’

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

The controversy surrounding Mersal, the Tamil movie starring superstar Joseph Vijay, is all because of politicians, especially those from the BJP, according to MM Methiazhagan, regional censor board chief, Chennai. “There is nothing controversial in the dialogues or in the visuals. The producer was cooperative and removed some of the objectionable...

Woman shot dead by terrorists in Tral

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Suspected terrorists shot a woman dead and injured another while a senior Opposition National Conference (NC) leader’s house was attacked with explosive in south Kashmir’s Tral sub-district on Sunday. A non-local street vendor was shot dead late in the evening at Arwani village in Bijbehara. Sources said that terrorists barged into...

Four injured as trains on same track collide

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Sunday saw a train accident that left four injured in West Midnapore and another one being avoided by a whisker in neighbouring Burdwan district, thanks to the presence of mind of a villager. Two local trains running on the same track collided leaving four persons injured, South Eastern Railway sources said...

BJP steps up offensive against Kerala CM

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Did Kerala’s Marxist Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have any role — as the BJP seems to believe — in the killing of Bharatiya Jana Sangh activist Vadikkal Ramakrishnan, perhaps the first incident of murderous violence involving the CPI(M) and Sangh Parivar in Kannur, infamous as the State’s political killing fields,...

Shah to inaugurate K’taka yatra to take on Cong

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | Bengaluru

In a major offensive against the ruling Congress led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, ahead of Assembly polls which is crucial for both the Congress and the BJP, the saffron party will take a major campaign trail covering entire State. The BJP State president and Lingayat strongman BS Yeddyurappa who has...

MLC quits PDP, blames top brass for neglecting Jammu’s aspirations

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Aiming to play much bigger ‘political’ role in the state politics, senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and sitting MLC Vikramaditya Singh Sunday announced his resignation from the primary membership of the party. His open rebellion jolted the top brass of the PDP including Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as he squarely...

Fresh draft guidelines unveiled

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In a move to check depleting groundwater, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has come out with a draft guideline for issuance of ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC), exempting small farmers from the need of an NOC from local revenue officials or district magistrate to use groundwater for agriculture purposes. The...


Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS

Hunt for translators Defence Ministry is desperately looking for personnel who can translate letters written in Tamil into English. These numerous letters seeking help are written to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who hails from Tamil Nadu. However, South Block does not have staffers who can translate the letters into English...

Patel’s 142nd birth anniversary: Centre draws up elaborate plans

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre has drawn up an elaborate plan to mark the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel across the country on October 31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the nation in paying tributes to the country’s first Home Minister. State Governments, Central Ministries and PSUs have been asked to...

Swamy blames CBI for delaying Herald, Aircel-Maxis, Vadra cases

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has blamed the CBI for delay in action in seven cases of corruption including National Herald, Aircel-Maxis and Robert Vadra cases. In a recent letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swamy listed the seven cases and their inactions by the premier investigating agency for many months. Swamy...


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Why we think obsessively

22 Oct 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi

We think that by thinking endlessly, we can find solutions to all our problems, having a wrong idea about our capacity or intelligence. These also are severely limited...

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Bypolls to Chitrakoot seat set for direct fight

23 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

It would be a direct fight between the Congress and the BJP in the Chitrakoot Assembly (Satna district) by-election scheduled for November 9. The counting would take place on November 12...

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