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Cyclone Gaja

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has appealed to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities in the districts affected by the cyclone Gaja. Palaniswami also said that, so far, 45 persons have lost their lives due to the natural calamity. He said the relief operations were going on a …

Deep depression lurking near Kalpeni, Lakshadweep

The deep depression over South-East Arabian Sea moved closely westwards was located to about 50 km west-south-west of Kalpeni, the southern-most atoll in the Lakshadweep Islands this afternoon. It was 110 km south-southeast of Kavaratti and 150 km south-southeast of Agatti. It is likely to intensify further into a cyclone late into tonight or early …

Govt for greater involvement in the decision making of RBI

The government wants greater involvement in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI‘s) decision making as it feels the current practice leaves it out on many critical matters like single-day default turning a loan into an NPA, sources said ahead of the crucial board meeting of the central bank. The government feels that as the representative of the people, …

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' after a brief respite

After a brief respite, Delhi’s air quality damaged again to ‘very poor’ category on Friday as a dispersion of pollutants slowed down, authorities said. The overall air quality index was measured at 315 which falls in ‘very poor’ category, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR). Sixteen areas recorded ‘very poor’ air quality …

Andhra finance minister

In a remark that could trigger a political row, Andhra Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu on Saturday same as Prime Minister Narendra Modi to an ‘Anaconda’ who has been swallowing the national institutions. “Modi has been swallowing institutions like CBI, RBI, and others. How could he be a savior,” said Ramakrishnudu? He also said out at the opposition …

Plant Trees, Get Rs. 50'

Haryana Government has launched a new scheme under which school children will be given an incentive of Rs. 50 for planting trees. The detail was relayed in an official release by the government. The decision was taken at a meeting organized to review the progress of environment-centric schemes in the state and which was chaired by the …

Cyclone Gaja may spawn more weather systems

A ‘red message’ was in effect for the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast as severe cyclone ‘Gaja’ equipped to wind down as a conventional cyclone over the Pamban-Cuddalore stretch near Nagapattinam on late Thursday evening. The India Met Department (IMD) had anticipated heavy to very heavy rain at a few places on the coast with …

KTR throws the gauntlet at Congress, ‘will quit if TRS does not retain power’

KT Rama Rao, senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and son of party president K Chandrasekhar Rao, vowed to leave politics if his party is not voted back to power next month. Daring the Congress to accept the challenge, he further said that the welfare and development schemes of the party will help them retain …

Now, travel to Sabarimala on electric buses

Pilgrims going to Sabarimala will now be able to travel in zero emission and noiseless electric buses of Olectra–BYD deployed by Kerala Road Transport Corporation Limited. The company’s eBuzz K7 model will now commence its commercial operations in Kerala. The electric bus has been successfully running at the high altitude Kullu-Manali-Rohtang Pass route in Himachal …

`Make cyberspace safe for women’'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed on Thursday the necessity of ensuring women safety in cyberspace as it is increasingly becoming the instrument through which women work. Addressing at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by Lucknow’s City Montessori School, Sitharaman said the safety of women in cyberspace has to be …

The fate of Sabarimala writs to be decided after review plea

The Supreme Court on Monday indicated that the fate of three fresh writ petitions challenging the September 28 majority judgment of the major court permitting women of all ages entry into the famed Sabarimala temple will depend on how a five-judge Bench of the court will decide a batch of 49 review petitions later in …

Yellow alert for TN as cyclone 'Gaja' approaches

A ‘yellow alert’ has been alarmed for the Tamil Nadu and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh coasts on Wednesday ahead of the landfall of cyclone ‘Gaja’ expected the day after. The cyclone has moved westwards and is situated 740 km east-north-east of Chennai and 830 km east-north-east of Nagapattinam, a noon update by India Met Department …