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Veteran Tamil actor S.S Rajendran passes away

Veteran Tamil actor S.S Rajendran passes away

Veteran actor-politician, S.S Rajendran died at a private hospital in Chennai following illness, his family said. Rajendran, popularly known as SSR, was admitted to a private hospital on Thursday where he breathed his last on Friday morning. Rajendran (86), who started off his career as a theatre artiste, later ventured into Tamil cinema and carved […]

China, 20 others set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

China, 20 others set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

China along with 20 other countries on Friday signed an agreement to become founding members of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to aid the infrastructure development in the Asian region and reduce the dependence on Western-dominated World Bank and IMF. Representatives of the 21 nations signed a memorandum of understanding at the Great Hall […]

Keralite stabbed to death in Guyana

Keralite stabbed to death in Guyana

A 30-year-old man from Kerala, working as a nurse, was stabbed to death by a group of persons at Guyana in South America, his relatives claimed. James Peter was allegedly attacked late night on Wednesday when he was returning with his friends after Diwali celebrations, they said. He was expected to visit his home in […]

LPG price hiked by Rs 3.50 per cylinder in Kerala

LPG price hiked by Rs 3.50 per cylinder in Kerala

Price of domestic cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by Rs 3.50 per cylinder in the wake of decision to raise commission paid to dealers. Now a subsidized cylinder costs Rs 443.50 in Kochi.

Period of Solar probe commission extended by 6 months

Period of Solar probe commission extended by 6 months

The Kerala cabinet decided to extend by six months the period of the Justice Sivarajan Commission probing the solar panel scam, which had rocked the state last year. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced the extension of the Commission period after a cabinet meeting. The Commission, headed by retired Kerala High Court judge G Sivarajan, has […]

PM announces Rs 745-cr package for flood-hit J&K

PM announces Rs 745-cr package for flood-hit J&K

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 745-crore package for renovation of houses and six major hospitals damaged by the recent unprecedented floods in Jammu and Kashmir. Rs 570 crore would be provided by the Centre for renovation of houses, Rs 175 crore will be given for start of immediate renovation work of six major […]

Partial response in Valley to strike call against Modi

Partial response in Valley to strike call against Modi

The strike called by separatist groups against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evoked a partial response in the valley. Although most shops in and around the city centre of Lal Chowk — the commercial hub of the summer capital here — were closed, establishments had opened for business in […]

Boeing sells parts to Iran Air for first time since 1979

Boeing sells parts to Iran Air for first time since 1979

Boeing has sold plane parts to Iran Air, the first time it has done business with the Tehran’s national carrier since the 1979 hostage crisis, the US firm has reported. The sales generated USD 120,000 in revenue, Boeing said, ending a 35-year break in business between the two air companies prohibited under decades of US […]

New Afghan President Ghani to visit China on 1st foreign trip

New Afghan President Ghani to visit China on 1st foreign trip

Afghanistan’s newly-elected President Ashraf Ghani has chosen China as his first destination abroad after taking over office, signifying Beijing’s influence in the war-torn country where the US troops are battling to control Taliban resurgence. “The visit by President Ghani to China is first official visit since he took office.” “It is also the first high-level […]

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 yrs in prison for killing girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 yrs in prison for killing girlfriend

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to three years in prison […]

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