Action taken as per court order

The police said that their action against school vehicle operators recommending suspension of driving licence/vehicle permits is as per the directions of the High Court of Karnataka. In an order passed on June 17 in a petition filed by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice H.T. Narendra Prasad expressed […]


When a film promotional video led to police complaint

Actor Asha Sharath’s Facebook video seeking help to find her ‘missing’ husband goes viral for wrong reasons. The makers of the Malayalam film Evide, which reached cinemas on Thursday, came up with an unusual method to use the social media for promotion. Not merely has it evoked mixed response – some of the criticism has […]


What to read as it rains | art and culture | Hindustan Times

The monsoons are India’s most romantic season, in some parts full of sound and fury; in others, a gentle flow. Its appeal for writers have yielded classics, atmospheric thrillers, essays. Our pick: Train to Pakistan (1956) Khushwant Singh’s Partition novel begins with the monsoon, the fact that it is late. “People began to say that […]


Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

Mr. Shanahan and his planned replacement, Army Secretary Mark Esper, have been attending White House meetings, including sessions on how America should respond to Iran’s shoot-down of a U.S. drone. It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with […]


Use social media as a tool to improve blood donation

Technology is one of the strongest binding forces in our society today. We have come a long way, having harnessed information and innovation to build networks which are getting stronger by the day. It is critical for people to understand that beyond the lifestyle aspect of social media, lies its inherent power to link people […]


Adivasis offer Mohktur as monsoon plays truant

Offer special prayers to appease their land Mohktur, or muhurtam in Telugu, is a special prayer that Adivasi Raj Gond farmers say to appease their land, bullocks and plough on a designated day in the first fortnight of June in anticipation of a timely monsoon. And timely rains, however, have seldom occurred in the recent […]


We will persuade Vishwanath to stay as JD(S) chief: G.T. Deve Gowda

District in charge Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader G.T. Deve Gowda said here on Wednesday that A.H. Vishwanath, who announced his resignation as the party State president, would be persuaded to reconsider his decision. Speaking to reporters here, Mr. Gowda said notwithstanding the Hunsur MLA’s decision to resign, efforts are on to convince him […]