india

Trickster runs out of luck, nabbed in Madurai

Madurai Rural District Police have nabbed a trickster involved in swindling money from the accounts of gullible people by swapping debit cards at ATMs in different districts. Police identified him as M. Dilliganesh, 28, of Kanchipuram district. He is involved in at least 18 cases, where he withdrew money ranging from ₹13,000 to ₹60,000 from […]

world

Myanmar Opposition calls for national uprising

The main underground group coordinating resistance to Myanmar’s military government issued a sweeping call for a nationwide uprising on Tuesday, raising the prospect of spiraling unrest. The National Unity Government, which views itself as a shadow government, was established by elected legislators who were barred from taking their seats when the military seized power in […]

india

Fate of India’s smart cities hangs in balance

These cities are first finishing low-value projects — these are usually easier to complete — and the large-value one may still be on hold. To give an impetus to ‘Digital India’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2015 announced the smart city mission. The primary objective of the government was to develop 100 smart cities […]

tv & movies

Allari Naresh’s next film is ‘Sabhaku Namaskaram’

The Telugu political entertainer starring Allari Naresh will be directed by first-timer Sateesh Mallampati Actor Allari Naresh, who was appreciated early this year for the Telugu film Naandhi, has signed a new film titled Sabhaku Namaskaram, which will be backed by Mahesh Koneru of East Coast Productions. This Telugu film will be helmed by debut […]

india

Take the lead

Removing vaccine hesitancy will require sustained engagement at community level. Political leaders must take on responsibility. India’s reoriented vaccination strategy, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 7, kicks in from today, with the Centre procuring 75 per cent of the shots and distributing them to the states for free. This is expected to […]

india

Drop move to dismantle SAIL RMD unit: Bengal govt.

It will have negative implication for Durgapur and Burnpur steel plants West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan protesting against dismantling of the Raw Materials Division (RMD) of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and urged him to revoke […]