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Death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000: UN

Death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000: UN

The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported on Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.’s human rights office since July 2013, when it documented more than 100,000 killed. The […]

Kirti Azad questions cricketers’ commitment to nation

Kirti Azad questions cricketers’ commitment to nation

Slamming the national cricket team for yet another disastrous Test series loss abroad, former India cricketer Kirti Azad questioned the passion of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men for longer version of the game as well as their commitment towards the nation. “It appears that our cricketers have lost passion for the game and commitment […]

Govt to go ahead with its decision to shut down remaining bars

Govt to go ahead with its decision to shut down remaining bars

The State government has received the legal advice to go ahead with its decision to shut down remaining 312 bars which are functioning now. “As there are no legal hurdles to go ahead with the decison, 312 bars will be closed down this year,” Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. “From October 2 onwards, Sundays would […]

Science is universal, technology must be local: PM

Science is universal, technology must be local: PM

Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports. “Science is universal. Technology must be local,” the PM said, calling upon IITs to bring about a […]

Patients have right to get medical records from hospitals: Law Ministry

Patients have right to get medical records from hospitals: Law Ministry

Patients have a right to get their medical records from hospitals and the Health Ministry should issue instructions to ensure that such documents are not denied, the Law Ministry said. Against the backdrop of a Central Information Commission judgement ordering disclosure of information to a former RAW official, the Law Ministry has pointed out that […]

U.S media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

U.S media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of B.K.S Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West. Iyengar died on Wednesday at the age of 95 in Pune. “No other individual has been as influential in turning yoga […]

Kerala cabinet clears pension arrears of Rs 700 crore

Kerala cabinet clears pension arrears of Rs 700 crore

Kerala cabinet decided to pay all welfare pension arrears to the tune of Rs 700 crore before Onam festival falling next month, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. Chandy said it has been decided to pay all social welfare pensions with pending arrears before Onam festival. “An amount of Rs 700 crore was required for this”, […]

Kerala to close down 700 bars, Sundays to be ‘dry’

Kerala to close down 700 bars, Sundays to be ‘dry’

The ruling Congress-led UDF in Kerala has decided to shut down over 700 liquor bars attached to hotels below the five-star categories besides make Sundays “dry days.” The decision, taken in a meeting of the UDF leadership presided by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, also marked the resolution of the long-drawn feud in the state unit […]

Fahad Fazil weds Nazriya

Fahad Fazil weds Nazriya

Malayalam film actors Fahad Fazil and Nazriya Nazim tied the knot on Thursday in an intimate ceremony on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. The invitation to the ‘nikah’, performed in a convention complex was limited to relatives, family friends and a few chosen bigwigs from the film industry and politics. Fahad, son of director—producer Fazil, got […]

Film on Indira Gandhi’s assassins barred from release

Film on Indira Gandhi’s assassins barred from release

Government barred the release of controversial Punjabi film ‘Kaum De Heere’ on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination citing apprehensions of law and order problems in parts of the country. The decision was taken collectively by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Home Ministry and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after watching the movie. […]

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