All arrangements in place for ‘Karkidaka Vavu Bali’

All arrangements in place for ‘Karkidaka Vavu Bali’

Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, July 17, 2012: Lakhs of people in Kerala will perform ‘Karkidaka Vavu Bali’, an important ritual observed by Hindus offering sacrifice to the departed souls of their ancestors, on July 18. The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) and the Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had made elaborate arrangements for the Vavu Bali at various Temple […]

26/11 case: Pak court calls illegal judicial panel’s report

26/11 case: Pak court calls illegal judicial panel’s report

Islamabad, Tuesday, July 17, 2012: In a setback to the prosecution of seven suspects charged with involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a Pakistani court today ruled that all findings of a judicial commission that visited India were illegal and could not be made part of the evidence against the accused. Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman, the judge […]

Kochi to be venue of Mahindra NBA Challenge

Kochi to be venue of Mahindra NBA Challenge

Kochi, Tuesday, July 17, 2012: Mahindra NBA Challenge, the largest, multi-city, community-based basketball league in India, is tipping off in Kochi for the first time from July 21. According to press release, the Kochi league will feature 120 teams and games will be played at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The programme has already been held […]

Govt callous towards Pariyaram issue: KSU

Govt callous towards Pariyaram issue: KSU

Kannur, Tuesday, July 17, 2012:  KSU state president VS Joy today said that the co-operative department is taking a callous approach towards the Pariyaram Medical College loot and vandalism issue. Joy said the KSU will be forced to protest if the dept does not intervene in the issue.

Rs 8.5 lakh hawala money seized in Palakkad

Rs 8.5 lakh hawala money seized in Palakkad

Palakkad, Tuesday, July 17, 2012:  Police seized Rs 8.5 lakh of ‘pipe money’ (hawala) near Olavakkode in Palakkad district on Tuesday. A native of Kozhikode district has been arrested in connection with this. More details are awaited.

Campus violence: ABVP activist succumbs to injuries

Campus violence: ABVP activist succumbs to injuries

Kottayam, Tuesday, July 17, 2012:  An ABVP activist, who was seriously injured in a clash at Chengannur Christian College campus yesterday, succumbed to his injuries at the medical college hospital here early this morning. The dead was identified as Vishal (19), a student of NSS College Konni and a native of Mulakuzha. He came to […]

Food poisoning: Case against hotel owner

Food poisoning: Case against hotel owner

Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, July 17, 2012:  A case will be registered against the owner of the hotel in connection with the death of a Keralite student in Bangalore due to food poisoning.The Food Safety Commissioner has given direction to book cases against hotel owner. The death of Harippad native Sachin Mathew Roy (21), who consumed shavarma […]

Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

Srinagar, Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012: A militant was on Tuesday (July 17) killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The gunbattle broke out between security forces and militants at Budh Shungani in Handwara area, 90 kms from Srinagar, official sources said. Troops of 6 Rashtriya Rifles and […]

Govt didn’t take decision to hike pension age: Mani

Govt didn’t take decision to hike pension age: Mani

Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, July 17, 2012:  Finance minister K M Mani today said that the Govt has not reached a decision to increase the pension age of govt employees. ‘A decision has also not been taken to introduce contributory pension for new government employees. It will be taken only after holding discussions with youth organisation’, he […]

Russian spacecraft docks with ISS, Sunita Williams onboard

Russian spacecraft docks with ISS, Sunita Williams onboard

Houston, Monday, Jul 17, 2012: Record-setting Indian-American cosmonaut Sunita Williams along with two other astronauts today docked their Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station for a four-month stay. 46-year-old NASA astronaut Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide arrived at the ISS after two days in […]