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Office of Malayalam daily attacked

Office of Malayalam daily attacked

The office of a language daily was vandalised on Wednesday by a group of people protesting against a road accident at Kottakal in Malappuram district, police said. Some media personnel had reportedly tried to make video footage of the group attacking and damaging a private bus, which had knocked down a motorcycle rider in the […]

Petrol price up by Rs 2.58/ litre

Petrol price up by Rs 2.58/ litre

Petrol price was hiked by Rs 2.58 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.26 per litre, the second increase in rates this month. Petrol will cost Rs 65.60 per litre in Delhi after the increase while diesel will cost Rs 53.93/litre. Prices were last hiked on May 17. “The current level of international product prices […]

As China slows down, India can be powerful driver: Minister

As China slows down, India can be powerful driver: Minister

With China slowing down, the world is now looking for “other shoulders to rest its growth on” and India, with planned infrastructure spending to bridge deficit, can be a very powerful driver, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. Speaking at ‘The Future of Asia’ Conference organised by Nikkei Inc, he said China shouldered almost 50 per […]

Suzuki’s Gujarat plant will be operational in 2017

Suzuki’s Gujarat plant will be operational in 2017

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp on Tuesday said its wholly owned car plant in Gujarat, where a total investment of Rs 18,500 crore has been envisaged, will begin operations from next year. The Gujarat facility is also Suzuki Motor’s first wholly owned car plant in India and being set up bypassing its Indian unit. This […]

Admiral Sunil Lanba takes charge as new Indian Navy chief

Admiral Sunil Lanba takes charge as new Indian Navy chief

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took charge as the new chief of the Naval Staff on Tuesday, as Admiral R.K Dhowan superannuated from service. “I am sure under his leadership, the Indian Navy will execute every task”, Dhowan said. Vice Admiral Lanba complimented the personnel of the command who worked with synergy and teamwork in ensuring […]

Major fire at India’s biggest arms depot; 17 killed

Major fire at India’s biggest arms depot; 17 killed

At least 17 security personnel, including two Army officers, were on Tuesday killed in a major fire that broke out at the central ammunition depot in Maharashtra’s Pulgoan that houses the biggest stockpile of weapons in the country. Two officers, including a Lieutenant Colonel, and 15 Defence Security Corp (DSC) jawans were among those killed […]

Pro-RSS journal attacks Left over Kerala violence

Pro-RSS journal attacks Left over Kerala violence

Pro-RSS journal ‘Organiser’ assailed the newly-elected Left Front government in Kerala over the recent string of attacks on opposition workers, saying if the Communists were serious about turning the state into “God’s own country”, shunning “Fascist-Communist mindset is the pre-condition”. It also termed as “fraud” on the electorate appointing Pinarayi Vijayan as the Chief Minister […]

Salma Agha to get Overseas Citizen of India card

Salma Agha to get Overseas Citizen of India card

Pakistan-born Bollywood singer and actress Salma Agha will get an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card that will offer her multiple entry, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India and exemption from reporting to police. “We have decided to grant Salma Agha the OCI card after following the due procedure,” a senior Home Ministry official […]

Groupism ending in Congress party in Kerala: Ramesh Chennithala

Groupism ending in Congress party in Kerala: Ramesh Chennithala

The newly elected Congress Legislature Party Leader in Kerala Ramesh Chennithala said the period of groupism and infighting in the party is coming to an end. He said former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s decision to back out from the post of CLP leader and to propose his name was the indication of the beginning of […]

Jairam Ramesh criticises Kerala govt’s move to push Athirappilly project

Jairam Ramesh criticises Kerala govt’s move to push Athirappilly project

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh criticised Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s move to push the long pending hydro-electric project at ecologically sensitive Athirappilly in the state, terming it a “perfect recipe for ecological disaster”. The former Environment Minister’s remarks came a day after Vijayan backed state Electricity Minister Kadakampally Surdendran who said that the new […]

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