Pinarayi Vijayan launches ‘cleanliness drive’ to check fever cases

Pinarayi Vijayan launches ‘cleanliness drive’ to check fever cases

Kerala government’s three-day ‘massive’ cleanliness drive, aimed at checking the spread of mounting fever cases, got underway with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan leading the programme. Vijayan removed the piles of garbage from the premises of a mosque in northern Kannur district. The drive has been taken up to remove garbage piles in public places and […]

U.S clears sale of Guardian drones to India

U.S clears sale of Guardian drones to India

The United States has cleared the sale of predator Guardian drones to India, as U.S President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Tuesday to deepen their defence and security cooperation. The U.S and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of […]

Heavy rains lash Mumbai; disrupt rail, road traffic

Heavy rains lash Mumbai; disrupt rail, road traffic

Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas causing water logging in several low-lying areas here, resulting in slow movement of peak hour rail and vehicular traffic on Tuesday morning. Many spots across the metropolis including Hindmata area in suburban Dadar, Sion, Matunga, and some parts in Andheri were waterlogged due to the incessant showers […]

Eliminating terrorism among top-most priorities, says PM Modi

Eliminating terrorism among top-most priorities, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S President Donald Trump spoke together on fighting terrorism and improving trade ties after their first meeting at the White House. The fight against terrorism is our main priority, Modi told the media on Monday after talks with the U.S president. “We talked about terrorism, extremism and radicalisation and agreed […]

U.S Supreme Court revives Trump’s ‘travel ban’ order

U.S Supreme Court revives Trump’s ‘travel ban’ order

The U.S Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. The court, which […]

Unified fee structure for private medical colleges in Kerala

Unified fee structure for private medical colleges in Kerala

The fees for MBBS course at private self-financing medical colleges in Kerala was fixed at Rs 5.5 lakh for the 2017-18 academic year by a government-appointed committee. The Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee, headed by Justice R. Rajendra Babu, said the fees was “provisional”. Referring to the NRI quota, which comprises 15 per cent of […]

Ex-HC judge Karnan petitions Governor for bail/parole

Ex-HC judge Karnan petitions Governor for bail/parole

Former Calcutta High Court judge C.S Karnan, jailed on an order of the Supreme Court, has moved a petition before the governor of West Bengal seeking bail or parole. Karnan, 62, who was lodged at the Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata on June 21 following his arrest in Tamil Nadu a day earlier, is at […]

Airtel extends its 30GB free data offer for 3 months

Airtel extends its 30GB free data offer for 3 months

India’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has extended its 30 GB free data offer to its postpaid users for three months. The company sent out emails to its users, mentioning that the company has a ‘monsoon surprise’ for its postpaid subscribers. The company said: “Airtel is extending the Summer Surprise Offer by another 3 […]

Sushma giving ‘human face’ to diplomacy through social media: PM

Sushma giving ‘human face’ to diplomacy through social media: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for giving a ‘human face’ to diplomacy and effectively using social media to deliver good governance and help Indians in distress in any corner of the world. “Social media has become very powerful. I am also connected with it. But the External Affairs Ministry and […]

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Marking the culmination of the one month-long Ramazan fasting, Muslims in Kerala on Monday celebrated Eid-al-Fitr with religious fervour. Devotees offered prayers at mosques and specially arranged ‘Eid-gahs’ across the state in the morning. Special sermons were held in many mosques, where religious leaders urged devotees to uphold values of compassion, fraternity and social harmony. […]

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