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Renowned Malayalam poet O.N.V Kurup passes away

Renowned Malayalam poet O.N.V Kurup passes away

Renowned Malayalam poet and Jnanpith-winner O.N.V Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. He was 84. He died at a private hospital owing to age-related ailments. O.N.V, as he was popularly known, was part of the progressive movement in Kerala and penned some of the most remembered poems and film lyrics. He was honoured with […]

PM Modi kick-starts ‘Make in India’ week in Mumbai

PM Modi kick-starts ‘Make in India’ week in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the ‘Make in India’ week at NSCI, Worli – an event that will provide a huge opportunity for the nation to exhibit its “manufacturing prowess” and attract billions of dollars in investments from domestic and global majors. He also inaugurated the ‘Make in India’ Centre at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra […]

4 militants, 2 jawans killed in an encounter in J&K’s Kupwara district

4 militants, 2 jawans killed in an encounter in J&K’s Kupwara district

Four unidentified militants were killed by security forces which lost two of their personnel in an overnight gunbattle in Kupwara district of Kashmir, Army said. “Four militants have been killed in the encounter at Chowkibal in Kupwara district on Saturday morning,” an army official said. He said two soldiers were also killed in the operation […]

Air pollution kills millions annually; mostly in China, India

Air pollution kills millions annually; mostly in China, India

More than 5.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution with over half of those deaths occurring in China and India, two of the world’s fastest-growing economies, according to a new research. According to scientists from the U.S, Canada, China and India, who presented their findings at the annual meeting of the […]

U.S approves sale of F16 fighter jets to Pakistan; India ‘disappointed’

U.S approves sale of F16 fighter jets to Pakistan; India ‘disappointed’

India expressed disappointment over U.S administration’s decision to sell eight F16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying it disagrees that such arms’ transfers will help combat terrorism. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned U.S Ambassador Richard Verma to convey India’s “displeasure”. “We are disappointed at the decision of the Obama Administration to notify the sale of F-16 […]

Sabarimala: Apex Court to examine issues on women’s entry

Sabarimala: Apex Court to examine issues on women’s entry

If god does not discriminate between men and women, why should discrimination exist in temples, the Supreme Court asked as it said it would examine the issue of entry ban on women of menstrual age in the historic Sabarimala temple on the basis of constitutional parameters. “We want to test this on constitutional parameters,” the […]

Kerala budget gives thrust to infrastructure development

Kerala budget gives thrust to infrastructure development

With an eye on the upcoming assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Friday presented the 2016-17 budget, promising free rice for BPL families and waiving tax on income from agriculture. The budget, presented by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, spared the common man of any additional tax burden, gave thrust to infrastructure development, […]

Nat’l Herald case: Sonia, Rahul exempted from personal appearance

Nat’l Herald case: Sonia, Rahul exempted from personal appearance

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to quash trial court proceedings against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul in the National Herald case, but it exempted them from personally appearing in the hearing scheduled for February 20 in a Patiala House court. At the same time, the apex court expressed its unhappiness at […]

Budget ‘leaked’, alleges Achuthanandan

Budget ‘leaked’, alleges Achuthanandan

Leader of Opposition in the Kerala assembly, V.S Achuthanandan, alleged the budget presented on Friday by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was “leaked”. Speaking to reporters soon after walking out of the House when the Chief Minister began his budget presentation, Achuthanandan said the budget had been “leaked” even before it was tabled in the House. […]

Murder of RSS activist: P Jayarajan remanded to judicial custody

Murder of RSS activist: P Jayarajan remanded to judicial custody

A day after the Kerala High Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea in the Kathiroor Manoj murder case, CPI(M) Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan surrendered before the Thalassery sessions court on Friday. Dismissing the plea on Thursday, a division bench comprising Justice K.T Sankaran and Justice K.P Jyothindranath observed that there are prima facie materials […]

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