Monthly Archives: January 2018

Army firing in Shopian: youth succumbs to injuries, toll rises to three

Army firing in Shopian: youth succumbs to injuries, toll rises to three

A 19-year-old youth, injured in the Army firing in Shopian on Saturday afternoon, succumbed to his injuries in a Srinagar hospital on Wednesday morning, taking the civilian death toll to three. An official at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science Hospital said the youth, Rayees Ahmad Ganie from Shopian’s Narpora, …

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Telangana will continue its growth momentum in 2018-19: Eatala

Telangana will continue its growth momentum in 2018-19: Eatala

State’s per capita income is ₹52,000 more than that of national average Telangana, which clocked impressive growth in 2017-18, will continue its momentum in 2018-19 and become a role model for the rest of the country, said Finance Minister Eatala Rajender here on Tuesday. The GST regime is stabilising now …

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Police get custody of Nathuram for 10 days

Police get custody of Nathuram for 10 days

Accused to be taken to various places to recover looted property A metropolitan magistrate court on Tuesday granted the Rajamangalam police 10 days to interrogate in custody S. Nathuram, the prime accused in the Kolathur burglary and his two other accomplices. It may be recalled that on November 16 last …

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Rail auto hub still in the slow lane

Rail auto hub still in the slow lane

 Automobile firms say much more has to be done to ensure smooth operation of facility Automobile firms based in the city have expressed concern that the rail auto hub set up at Walajabad, near Kancheepuram, has not lived up to their expectations. Car-makers and third party service providers (who take …

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Stalin condemns police action against protesting students

Stalin condemns police action against protesting students

Says the State government should instead withdraw the bus fare hike DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday condemned a lathi charge by the police on students in Vellore, who were protesting against the bus fare hike. Mr. Stalin tweeted, “I condemn the lathi charge on students protesting in Vellore …

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Tamil Nadu bus fare hike: Where does the mysterious ₹1 go?

Tamil Nadu bus fare hike: Where does the mysterious ₹1 go

Been wondering why you are being charged ₹1 extra more than the stipulated fare? Here is the reason. The Tamil Nadu government on January 20 hiked the bus fares after a gap of six years, only to roll it back partially on January 29, after facing protests from commuters and Opposition parties. The …

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Pampadum Shola has significant population of evasive Nilgiri Marten

Pampadum Shola has significant population of evasive Nilgiri Marten

The number is vital as the global population of the Nilgiri Marten is estimated below 1000. Pampadum Shola National Park located on the southern portion of Western Ghats is a safe haven of rare and most elusive Nilgiri Marten and the proposed eco-tourism activities there require careful planning and regular …

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Endosulfan victims on the warpath

Endosulfan victims on the warpath

Daya Bai says govt ignoring the sufferings of mothers and children Victims of indiscriminate spraying of pesticide endosulfan in Kasaragod district staged a day-long agitation in front of the Secretariat on Tuesday, demanding that the State government implement the Supreme Court order issued in January last year to disburse ₹5 …

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Education Department softens stance on integrated coaching centres

The conflict needs to be resolved in the interest of students, says Tanveer Sait The Department of Primary and Secondary Education, which had only recently de-recognised two colleges offering integrated classes, has now softened its stance against institutions that conduct pre-university classes and also train students for competitive examinations. Primary …

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