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Gopi expects a better medal haul

Gopi expects a better medal haul

Hopes to carry confidence from World championships into the Asiad Chief national coach P. Gopi Chand hopes to have many moments to celebrate in the Jakarta Asian Games starting next week. Speaking at the send-off ceremony for the 20-member Indian badminton contingent here on Monday night, Gopi said the team would …

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Yet again, India’s batting fails under tough examination

Yet again, India’s batting fails under tough examination

No excuse for the lack of fight batsmen showed, their inability to bat with patience in testing circumstances There was none of the usual defiance about Virat Kohli when he turned up for his post-match press-conference on Sunday. Instead, he appeared wounded and disappointed, accepting with a shrug of the …

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McDonald’s plans to serve rice in south, west India

McDonald’s plans to serve rice in south, west India

Consumers want more options in lunch and dinner meals’ American food major McDonald’s has announced plans to serve rice menu at its outlets in southern and western India. The company has introduced two variants — Spicy Rice and Cheesy Rice — starting at ₹129 a bowl. McDonald’s will continue to …

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Air India pilots point out to grounding of aircraft

Air India pilots point out to grounding of aircraft

As Air India announced Independence Day discounts of up to 45% on both domestic and international travel on Monday, its pilots body the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), shot off a strongly worded letter to the Chairman and Managing Director pointing that 40% of its Airbus 321 fleet was grounded …

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When Karunanidhi faced a deluge of criticism over the Cauvery

When Karunanidhi faced a deluge of criticism over the Cauvery

He was constantly attacked for withdrawing a suit from Supreme Court Former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi had often been accused of betraying the interests of Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery issue by his political adversaries, who flayed him for getting a petition in the Supreme Court withdrawn in 1972. This …

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‘Lift externment order on Swami Paripoornanda’

‘Lift externment order on Swami Paripoornanda’

Right wing cadre stage protest at Collectorate Tension prevailed at the Collectorate here on Monday when a group of activists owing allegiance to the BJP, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal tried to barge into the Collectorate complex as part of a demonstration against the externment of spiritual …

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Vemulaghat residents pose serious questions on DPR

Vemulaghat residents pose serious questions on DPR

Why no escalation of land rates when project cost was hiked, they asked Vemulaghat residents, who sought the Telugu copies of detailed project report (DPR), presented themselves before the special land acquisition officer and Revenue Divisional Officer A. Muthyam Reddy and posed several questions during a personal hearing on Monday. …

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Schools to have poll literacy clubs

Schools to have poll literacy clubs

Training gets under way for district-level master trainers who will in turn train students Accomplished academicians turned students again as they took to learning various aspects of the country’s famed electoral system. They will move on to train school and college students, the future voters who will exercise their right …

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Police stations in State to don a new face

Police stations in State to don a new face

Station houses to be service delivery centres, says CM Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday signalled a sea change in police functioning by declaring that station houses will henceforth work more as welcoming public service delivery centres. Inaugurating nine police stations by videoconferencing from the capital, Mr Vijayan listed women …

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Poor quality of school shoes leaves govt. red-faced

Poor quality of school shoes leaves govt. red-faced

In an embarrassment to the State government, the free shoes being distributed by it to students are said to be of poor quality. They are either imitation of branded shoes or of low quality manufactured by a particular company. The State government releases funds and the shoes are procured by …

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