Gas subsidy scheme for LPG help save Rs 15,000 cr in a year: Modi

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
Modi Delhi

New Delhi ; The programme to pay cash subsidy to cooking gas consumers directly in their bank accounts has helped save about Rs 15,000 crore by stopping blackmarketing and diversions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. In his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 69th Independence Day, Modi said about 20 […]

Khel Ratna for Sania Mirza and Arjuna for M R Poovamma

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
sania Poovamma

New Delhi : World No 1 women’s doubles tennis player Sania Mirza has been chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award after she was recommended for the country’s highest sporting honour by the awards committee led by retired Chief Justice of Kerala V K Bali. The committee also recommended 17 names for the Arjuna […]

2 of the 4 kidnapped Indian teachers in Libya freed

Friday, July 31st, 2015
2 Teachers

New Delhi : Two out of four Indian teachers kidnapped in Libya allegedly by the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) while returning to India from Tripoli on July 29 were released today. “Four Indians abducted in Libya – I am happy we have been able to secure the release of Lakshmikant and Vijay Kumar. Trying […]

Yakub Memon, Convicted for 1993 Blasts in Mumbai, Hanged in Nagpur Jail

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Yakub Memon

New Delhi : The clinical execution early on Thursday of Yakub Memon, one of the masterminds of the 1993 Mumbai blasts which left 257 dead, brings out the hidden strengths of the Indian state. The judiciary stood like a rock behind its judgments and decisions in Memon’s case, including his final petition on Wednesday (29 […]

First Jagannath Puri yatra starts, 2 killed, 10 injured

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Puri : Two women were killed and 10 injured, two of them critically, in a stampede during Lord Jagannath’s Rathyatra in this temple town on Saturday. While one woman was killed near Balagandi square when Lord Balabhadra’s chariot “Taladhwaja” was passing through the area on the Grand Road, another died in a similar incident near […]

Yaduveer coronated titular head of former Mysuru royal family

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar

Mysuru : Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar, the adopted son of Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, was today crowned as the titular head of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family. The coronation took place at Kalyana Mantap in Amba Vilas Palace here at an auspicious hour this morning amid Vedic chants and slogans hailing the Mysuru royalty and the […]

Jayalalithaa is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister again

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Mangaluru : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Jayalalithaa was on Saturday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time. In a well attended ceremony at the Centenary Auditorium of the University of Madras, she and her Cabinet colleagues took oath in the presence of Tamil Nadu […]

Jayalalithaa acquitted in DA case by Karnataka HC

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Bengaluru: Jayalalithaa was today acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets case that came as a huge relief to the AIADMK chief that will enable her stage a political comeback and return to the Chief Minister’s post. Pronouncing the verdict in a jam-packed court, Justice C R Kumaraswamy also acquitted AIADMK’s chief […]

2-phase gram panchayat elections in State on May 29 and June 2

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
GP election

Bengaluru : The State Election Commission (SEC) announced on Tuesday that elections to 5,844 gram panchayats (GPs) in the State will be held in two phases on May 29 and June 2. Counting of votes will take place simultaneously at taluk headquarters across the state on June 5. The state government has made voting compulsory recently […]

9 tourists from Dakshina Kannada safe in Nepal

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Nepal Tour

Mangaluru : Nine tourists from Dakshina Kannada, who had been to Pokhara in Nepal, are safe and on their way back to Nagarkot. Vathika Pai from Nirmala Travels said nine persons from different parts of the district had left Mangaluru a few days ago to Pokhara, which is about 80 km from the epicentre of […]