Concerted effort for waste management

Tiruchi Corporation has sought the support of religious leaders for efficient management of waste by prevailing upon followers to follow best practices. Commissioner S. Sivasubramanian and City Health Officer A. Jagganathan visited P. Jayaraman, Joint Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, pastor Asirvatham, Tiruchi Centre Pentecostal Mission, to seek their cooperation in the mission […]


VACB awaiting govt. nod for probing ex-Minister

Petitioner lodges another complaint The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) will probe the role of former PWD Minister V. K. Ebrahim Kunju in the corruption related to the Palarivattom flyover case after obtaining sanction from the State government. V. Syamkumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, Thiruvananthapruam, submitted before the Vigilance Special Court […]


Judgment day for disqualified legislators

Parties have been awaiting the Supreme Court order to set their agenda and decide on candidates for byelections The political uncertainty around disqualification of rebel Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) legislators is expected to see a closure on Wednesday with the Supreme Court listing the case for order in the morning. The court’s ruling will […]


Concept based film for Allari Naresh by Vijay Kanakamedala

After playing the role of a friend in  Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde starrer ‘Maharshi‘, comedy star Allari Naresh is happily gearing up for the release of ‘Bangaru Bullodu’, which he describes as a ‘pathaka comedy’. Written and directed by PV Giri, the movie stars Pooja Jhaveri of ‘Dwaraka’ fame as the female lead. Allari […]


8 held for collecting 150 kg of worms

They are protected under Biodiversity Act The Mandapam Forest Range Office has arrested eight people from Cuddalore and Chennai on charges of collecting about 150 kg of lugworms, a biological resource protected under the Biodiversity Act for commercial use. A team of foresters and anti-poaching watchers, led by G. Venkatesh, Mandapam Forest Range Officer was […]


MLA hits out at TDP for criticism over AgriGold

Chodavaram MLA Karanam Dharmasri on Monday lashed out at the TDP for criticising the YSRCP government over handling of AgriGold depositors’ issue. Addressing a press conference here, along with party leaders K.K. Raju, Kola Guruvulu and Y. Prem Babu, he said instead of praising Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for coming to the rescue […]


When Ministers quit for bribing voters with melons and mangoes

For many in Japan, two recent resignations show that there is little leeway in the country for graft In many parts of the world, the news of graft accusations leading to the immediate resignation of Cabinet Ministers would generate images of corruption on an operatic scale: briefcases stuffed with cash at the minimum. But in […]


Fitness tests for police recruitment begin

2,473 candidates take part Physical fitness tests for candidates who had cleared the written examination for the Grade II constables, jail warders and firemen recruitment, conducted by the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Service Recruitment Board (TNUSRB), began at the Armed Reserve grounds in Tiruchi on Wednesday. A total of 2,473 candidates are taking part in the […]


Congress responsible for landfill tragedy: MLA

‘Funds earmarked for the dumping yard were diverted’ The failure of the Congress, which was ruling the Mangaluru City Corporation Council, to use funds under the 13th Finance Commission for development of the dumping yard led to the garbage slip at Pachchanady landfill site, said Mangaluru City North MLA Y. Bharath Shetty here on Tuesday. […]