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Grand Kumbh won‘t soften temple demand: Seers

Grand Kumbh won‘t soften temple demand: Seers

ALLAHABAD: If the BJP government had hoped to divert attention from the Ram Temple issue by hosting the Kumbh on a massive scale this year, seers collecting in Allahabad for the mega event say they have no plans of allowing that to happen. Several hoardings demanding the construction of the […]

Indians settled abroad get PM Modi‘s invite for Kumbh, R-Day

Indians settled abroad get PM Modi‘s invite for Kumbh, R-Day

ALLAHABAD: Indians living aboard recently got a pleasant surprise — a direct invite from prime minister to be a part of the world‘s biggest religious congregation ? Kumbh at Prayagraj? commencing from January 15. The invite from the Prime Miniser has been sent to the people of Indian origin through […]

?A new Asiatic society is the need of the hour?

?A new Asiatic society is the need of the hour?

CHENNAI: World renowned brain researcher has called for setting up a new Asiatic society on the lines of of Bengal (ASB) founded by William Jones in 1784 in Calcutta. ?I think it?s time for a new Asiatic society,? said Ramachandran, after contributing 2 lakh as initial funding to the proposed […]

Bodies of two girls recovered near railway track in Pratapgarh

Bodies of two girls recovered near railway track in Pratapgarh

ALLAHABAD: In a tragic incident, bodies of two girls were recovered under mysterious circumstances near Neema village under the limits of of district on Monday morning. The girls have been identified as Archana Yadav (14) and Kavita Verma (16), residents of Kotlakhurd village in Sultanpur district. The school bags of […]

Man held for raping daughter for three years

Man held for raping daughter for three years

COIMBATORE: The city police arrested a 35-year-old man on Sunday for repeatedly raping his own minor daughter, a Class VIII student, for the last three years. The girl‘s two uncles have also raped her for the past two years with complete knowledge of the victim‘s parents. The uncles are younger […]

Scientists launch app to assist tree growers, farmers

Scientists launch app to assist tree growers, farmers

COIMBATORE: In a bid to encourage and assist tree growers and farmers, scientists at the city-based Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding have developed a mobile app that focuses specifically on common diseases affecting forest trees. The app also allows people to upload a picture of the diseased portion […]

Prisons make Rs 60 crore off prisoners, but wage delayed

Prisons make Rs 60 crore off prisoners, but wage delayed

CHENNAI: Dearth of funds and a lackadaisical approach by prison department officials continue to haunt several hundreds of prisoners working in prison industries in the state. They have been waiting for their wages for nearly six months. Sources in the prison department said that the prisoners engaged in the bootmaking […]

‘KCR, 32 others to pay for bulletproof vehicles‘

‘KCR, 32 others to pay for bulletproof vehicles‘

HYDERABAD: Some 33 star campaigners of various political parties, including , have been asked to pay for using of Intelligence Security Wing during the election period, director general of police M Mahendar Reddy, said on Sunday. This comes a day after reports about Congress leaders, Jana Reddy and Shabbir Ali, […]

At 1,550, Tamil Nadu has most no. of abandoned kids, says survey

At 1,550, Tamil Nadu has most no. of abandoned kids, says survey

CHENNAI: has the highest number of abandoned children ? 1,550 from the ages of 7 to18 ? living in child care institutions across the state, revealed a recent report released by the of Women and Child Development. The report, Mapping of Child Care Institutions under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, […]

DC to set up panel for Zirakpur flyover work

DC to set up panel for Zirakpur flyover work

MOHALI: To expedite beautification work flyover, the deputy commissioner, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, is all set to constitute a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to carry out the project. The DC said that the SPV would be headed by her. The SPV will comprise executives of an agency, NHAI officials and members […]