Women, transgenders to the fore in Kochi Metro

Women, transgenders to the fore in Kochi Metro

Kochi Metro is breaking new ground in gender justice by opening up employment opportunities to not only hundreds of women, but also the transgender community. Over 600 trained women from the ‘Kudumbasree Mission’ have been employed to ensure smooth run of the first phase of the metro, to be operated from Aluva to Palarivattom. Kochi […]

Pro-Tamil group protests against Rajinikanth’s entry into politics

Pro-Tamil group protests against Rajinikanth’s entry into politics

The ‘Tamilar Munnetra Padai’, a pro-Tamil group protested against Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s possible entry into politics on Monay, stating that he was a Kannadiga. The launched a protest outside his residence, following which security carted them away, as they shouted slogans against him. The protestors claimed that Tamil Nadu should be ruled only by the […]

Jaitley files fresh Rs 10 cr defamation suit against Kejriwal

Jaitley files fresh Rs 10 cr defamation suit against Kejriwal

Union minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a fresh civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crore against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal whose lawyer allegedly used an objectionable word against him in court last week. Jaitley, who holds the twin portfolios of Finance and Defence, filed the fresh suit after Kejriwal’s counsel Ram Jethmalani allegedly […]

Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment ministry

Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment ministry

Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday took over the charge of the Environment ministry that fell vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave. Dave had passed away on May 18. The government had subsequently handed over the additional charge of the ministry to Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan. After taking charge, Harsh Vardhan […]

Stray dogs maul 50-yr-old fisherman to death

Stray dogs maul 50-yr-old fisherman to death

In yet another incident of fatal stray dog attack in Kerala, a 50-year-old fisherman succumbed to his injuries after being mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Pulluvila in Thiruvananthapuram. The hapless man, Joseclin, a resident of the coastal belt died at a hospital after he multiple suffered dog bites all over his body. […]

Food items to be cheaper under GST: Minister

Food items to be cheaper under GST: Minister

Most of the food items will be cheaper as the GST rate on them has been kept within 5 per cent range, Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be rolled out from July 1. “I am happy that the GST rate (on food items) has been kept within […]

Mumbai Indians lift third IPL title

Mumbai Indians lift third IPL title

Mumbai Indians won the Indian Premier League for the third time by defeating Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Mumbai could only manage 129 for eight from their 20 overs in Hyderabad. However, their bowlers then restricted Pune to 128 for six in response, with Dan Christian run […]

In tribute to Abdul Kalam, NASA names new species after him

In tribute to Abdul Kalam, NASA names new species after him

In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form of a bacteria — has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth! Researchers at the Jet […]

Woman chops off man’s genital to prevent rape bid

Woman chops off man’s genital to prevent rape bid

A 23-year-old woman cut off the genitals of a man when he allegedly tried to rape her at her home in Pettah in Thiruvananthapuram. The 54-year-old man was rushed to the government medical college hospital with critical injuries in the wee hours of Saturday, police said. He underwent an emergency surgery and his condition is […]

GST: Finance ministry warns industry against hiking prices arbitrarily

GST: Finance ministry warns industry against hiking prices arbitrarily

With companies indicating a possible rise in prices on the Goods and Services Tax rollout from July 1, the Finance ministry on Friday warned India Inc against raising rates arbitrarily in anticipation of the GST. The tax department may invoke the anti-profiteering clause after the mechanism is put in place and may look into balance […]