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Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | PTI

Donkeys ferry poll material to hills Dharmapuri (TN): In this age of high tech equipment, ECI still has to depend on support of donkeys to conduct polling in remote villages in the country. In Dharmapuri district, election materials including EVMs are being transported by donkeys in two hill station polling booths...

DMK chief speeches no longer a treat!

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

There used to be a time when DMK chief M Karunanidhi used to deliver electrifying speeches, a rave among party cadre. There was a time when people used to wait for hours to listen to what Karunanidhi had to say. His speeches packed with anecdotes, stories and erudition were a...

US requests India to arrest indicted Congress leader

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The United States has requested India through Interpol to provisionally arrest Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP KVP Ramachandra Rao after his indictment in an international money laundering case by a court in that country. Rao allegedly laundered $18.5 million to bribe officials of Andhra Pradesh and Union Government for clearances...

SC asks Centre to form panel to frame norms

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to constitute a three-member expert panel to frame guidelines to ensure that public funds were not wasted on glorification of political parties and leaders in the advertisements issued by departments and instrumentalities of the State and Central Governments. The bench headed by Chief...

BJP blames UPA Govt for not acting on SC fiat on black money

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Accusing the UPA Government of “not having any will” to bring black money parked in foreign banks back to the country, the BJP on Wednesday pointed out that it had not acted upon the orders of the Supreme Court by not furnishing details of the accounts abroad and also delayed...

Rlys launches new mobile app to track train schedules

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

In yet another passenger friendly measure, rail users can now get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a train on their mobile phones besides tracking its position on a real-time basis. The new mobile app and desktop app on Windows 8 platform for train enquiry as an enhancement to...

Dalit bodies to challenge HC verdict in apex court

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh High Court’s decision to acquit all the 56 accused in Tsunduru massacre of eight Dalits has evoked a strong reaction from the State’s Dalit organisations which vowed to challenge the verdict in Supreme Court. The massacre, allegedly by the people of upper castes in Tsunduru Village of Guntur...

SC expresses concern over utter neglect of temple

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

It is a ‘pitiful’ state of affairs at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, where gold and cash freely flows into its coffers daily. A damning report by senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, as amicus curiae, to the Supreme Court left the Kerala Government and the royal family managing the temple...

Temple monkeys diagnosed with dreaded disease

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | PNS | Kochi

The dreaded Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also known as Monkey Disease and Monkey Fever, has been diagnosed among monkeys of the temple compound at Vallikkavu near Chengannur in Kerala's Alappuzha district. The eight-acre temple compound at Vallikkavu is home to more than 200 monkeys. The Kerala Department of Animal Husbandry is...

Kejri files papers from Varanasi

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | PTI | Varanasi

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal entered the fray from high-profile Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday and accused Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi of spending a large sum of money during the ongoing elections, which, he said, is a fight for all those who dream of a corruption-free India. The anti-graft crusader...


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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Women’s youth camp under ‘Go Rurban’ series

22 May 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A women’s youth camp under Go Rurban camp with the objective to connect rural and urban youth together will be held at village Sijora district Dindori. The basic idea of the camp is to build a stronger bridge in order to fill the gap between rural and urban society...

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