Jaipal decries ‘threat’ to The Hindu on Rafale stories

Government wants to threaten media to cover up the charges it is facing, says former Minister Former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy decried the Central Government’s attempts to ‘threaten’ The Hindu newspaper over the reports it published recently on Rafale jet deal and said the Government’s stand on the issue in Supreme Court only exposed […]


IRCTC offers ‘Sighra Darshan’ tour to Tirumala

Package includes a visit to Padmavathi temple at Tiruchanur, says official The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is offering ‘Seeghra Darshan’ packages to Tirumala and a holiday package in Visakhapatnam and Araku. The charge per person is Rs. 1,077 (triple sharing), Rs. 1,413 (twin sharing) and Rs. 2,421 (single). Those opting for the […]


Venkaiah calls for national suicide prevention strategy

‘Yoga, meditation and spiritualism provide solace’ Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for putting in place a national suicide prevention strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters and others ending their lives due to depression and frustration. Inaugurating the annual conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry here on Friday, Mr. Naidu said the fast-paced […]


TS polls: Lagadapati predicts many independents to win

Former MP to reveal his survey results for the next few days Former MP Lagadapati Rajagopal on Friday predicted many independent candidates to emerge victorious in the Telangana Assembly elections. Talking to media here after offering prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple, Mr. Rajagopal initially said he would disclose his survey results on December 7, […]


‘Udupi has contributed a lot to art, culture’

Jaimala lays foundation stone for Zilla Ranga Mandira, Rangayana Minister for Kannada and Culture Jaimala said on Friday that a Zilla Ranga Mandira and Rangayana were needed for Udupi as it had contributed a number of great artistes to the fields of art and culture. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the […]


Green drive yielding result, says Sidda

‘Forest cover increased by 2,141 sq. km’ Efforts of the State government to ensure 50% green cover in the State by 2029 are yielding the desired results. The forest cover in the State increased by 2,141 square km between 2015 and 2017 due to sustained efforts and programmes like ‘vanam manam’. The mada forest cover […]


Once total strangers, now they are bonded by blood

Recipients meet their unrelated blood stem cell donors for the first time It was an emotional moment on Thursday for haemotologist Shruti Kakkar and IT professional Prakash Kumar when they met five-year-old Vanshika Rohra and three-year-old Disha K.G., recipients of their blood stem cells. Dr. Kakkar and Mr. Kumar, who saved the lives of the […]


Officials directed to take steps to procure paddy in Mandya

Farmers have to register between December 5 and 15 N. Manjushri, Deputy Commissioner, has instructed officials to initiate measures to establish paddy procurement centres in the district. The officer convened a meeting with the officials here on Friday and reminded them the State government has decided to procure paddy under the minimum support price from […]


Two Korean nationals arrested by DRI

Seven kilograms of gold and Rs. 11 crore in currency seized The sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two Korean nationals and three others and seized seven kilograms of gold and Rs. 11 crore currency in the city on Thursday. According to DRI sources, the Chennai zonal unit received information that a […]


‘Parties have to choose between UPA and NDA’

Will abide by Rahul’s decision on poll alliances: Raghuveera The Congress party is ready to fight the 2019 elections on its own, but if AICC president Rahul Gandhi decides to have an alliance with one or more parties, the cadre will abide by it, APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy has said. Participating in the sixth […]