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Engagement! Pak grasps Modi’s call

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

In U-turn on Min’s claim, Islamabad clarifies Indian PM didn’t offer dialogue After Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his newly-elected Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan and said India wanted and hoped for “constructive and meaningful engagement with the neighbouring country”, Islamabad on Monday clarified that no dialogue on the table was offered...

Defying Gadgil sunk Kerala

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Committee had recommended ban on mining activities 7 years ago but State Govt flouted it Majority of the areas deluged in this year’s monsoon flood in Kerala were cited as fragile by the Madhav Gadgil Committee report seven years ago, recommending a complete ban on mining, construction activities and use of...

Post trauma, relief ops focus to help victims pick up the pieces

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

With operations for rescuing people stranded in the floods caused by torrential rain of 11 days almost complete, the challenge for Kerala has shifted to relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit people numbering over a million. The threat of water-borne diseases is looming large as floodwaters are receding from most...

India’s first golden girl at Asiad, Vinesh earns laurels for nation

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | PTI | Jakarta

Vinesh Phogat on Monday created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category here. Vinesh was a medal-favourite in her category and was likely to face stiff competition from Japan’s Yuki...

Nirav surfaces in UK, CBI seeks his arrest

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI has requested Interpol Manchester to detain fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi — accused in the Rs 13,578 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam — after the United Kingdom (UK) authorities confirmed his presence in its territory. The request has been sent through the Union Home and the External Affairs...

Cong misled on Rafale: Anil to Rahul

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

In letter to Cong chief, Ambani says there is no contract from Govt to his firms on deal Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group chairman Anil Ambani, who has been under attack from Opposition over the Rafale deal under the Modi Government has written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressing deep...

Kerala succour in sight as rain abates

Monday, 20 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

IMD withdraws red alert, rescue operations stepped up; 7.25 lakh flood-hit in relief camps Deluge-stricken Kerala on Sunday began its difficult journey back to normal life as floodwaters started receding and with the whole State feeling somewhat relieved as the torrential rains that had been pounding it for the past 12...

Lateral entry: 6K apply for 10 Joint Secy posts

Monday, 20 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre’s move to appoint 10 experts directly in the rank of Joint Secretary has got overwhelming response with 6,077 applications being received from professionals working in the private sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mooted the idea of lateral entry into Government service by inducting professionals from finance, banking, transport,...

Massive mobilisation to rescue marooned

Monday, 20 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

A disaster of unprecedented dimensions and magnitude calls for a response of unprecedented massiveness and determination and that is exactly what Kerala reeling under the worst deluge in its history has been witnessing in the past few days. The magnitude and intensity of the rain-related calamity is unimaginable but so...

Wrestler Bajrang wins 1st gold for India at Asiad

Monday, 20 Aug 2018 | PNS | Jakarta

Wrestler Bajrang Punia clinched India’s first gold medal in the 18th Asian Games after defeating Takatani Daichi of Japan in the men’s 65 kg freestyle title bout here on Sunday. Bajrang, who came into the Asian Games as favourite to win the gold in this category, beat his Japanese...

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A legacy of conflict

19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan

A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without...

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‘Bhopal on Canvas’ painting exhibition at Swaraj Bhavan Art Gallery

21 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The beauty of city of lakes painted through vibrant colours and the eye catching shades over canvas spellbound the art appreciators. A group painting exhibition is being put up at Swaraj Bhavan Art Gallery that began here from Monday...

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