india

Conduct local body poll immediately: CPI(M)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary K. Balakrishnan on Thursday demanded that election to local bodies in the State be conducted immediately. Speaking to reporters here, Mr. Balakrishnan said the ruling AIADMK government was dithering on conducting the election for the past two years. Due to non-conduct of election, the local bodies could not […]

india

Youth’s body found dumped in swamp

Four arrested in connection with the case The Panangad police on Thursday arrested four persons in connection with the alleged murder of a youth. The body of the youth was found in a marshy area at Nettoor on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Arjun, 20, son of Vidhyan M.S. of Kumbalam. The arrested […]

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Civic body rejects govt. order

To reduce penalty imposed on Lake Palace resort The Alappuzha municipality has rejected the State government’s order to reduce the penalty imposed on the Lake Palace resort. The civic body has imposed a fine of ₹1.17 crore for constructing structures in the resort beyond the permissible limit. However, the resort appealed to the decision and […]

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Thiruvananthapuram airport to have 6 body scanners

An eight-second screening using body scanner awaits those flying out from April 2020 from the Thiruvananthapuram international airport, classified as one of the 56 ‘sensitive airports’ based on security grounds in the country. In all, six body scanners will be needed for the premier airport of the State to avoid the existing screening by the […]

cities

North body begins night vigils to check dumping of debris

Cracking down on illegal dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) waste, the North Delhi municipal corporation (North MCD) has deputed officers on night vigil to check the menace and penalise truck owners who deposit malba (debris) on roadsides. The civic agency’s commissioner, Varsha Joshi, has designated at least 30-40 officers in each of the six zones […]

celebrity

Bebe Rexha posts bikini pic to shut down body shamers

Bebe Rexha is continuing her fight against body-shaming. The pop star took to Instagram on Friday to share a bikini photo from her vacation in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The image — which shows the 29-year-old singer sporting pink bleached hair and oversized sunglasses while donning a curve-hugging red leopard-printed bikini as she digs her […]

india

Vande Bharat to get improved body double

Vande Bharat, India’s first semi-high-speed train, is set to get a body double that doesn’t have any of its faults. The new train, set to arrive later this month, will be pressed into service whenever the existing one is sent for repairs, three railway officials familiar with the developments said. Vande Bharat Express, also known […]