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India

  • A temple ritual for Dalits only- Karnataka to probe

    Bengaluru, Dec 7 (): Kukke Subramanya temple in Dhakshin Kannada made famous after Sachin Tendulkar offered prayers is back in news for a ritual which is allegedly conducted for Dalits. Karnataka Govt has ordered a report on these charges. As per the 400 years old ritual people rolling over plantain leaves with leftovers of meals,…

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  • Lunch box bomb found in Madurai

    Chennai, Dec 7 (): A lunch box filled with a bomb was kept in a Madurai-bound bus at Melur around 7 am, and since none came forward to claim it, the bus attendants threw it near the tank. A local youth saw the box being thrown out of the bus and informed the police. The box has…

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  • Jayalalithaa’s new scheme to benefit livestock

    Chennai, Dec 6 (): A new scheme which will bring cheer to cattle and their owners is to be rolled out. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa allotted Rs 22 crore towards infrastructure facilities for 67 veterinary hospitals and 361 dispensaries. The Chief Minister allotted Rs 3 crore for buying new equipment for the above facilities….

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  • Casteism in uniform triggered Parmakudi firing

    Chennai, Dec 4  () : Castiest outlook in the police triggered the unprovoked firing on the   members of the SC community who were peacefully on their way to pay their respects to SC icon Immanuel Sekaran says a report by Action Committee Against the Paramakudi Firing, an umbrella organisation comprising a number of political and…

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  • Stalin to face defamation charges

    Chennai, Dec 4, (): State Law Minister M Paranjothi said in a statement here said ex Dy CM M K Stalin would face defamation charges for alleging that CM Jayalalithaa herself had grabbed land. “Stalin has indulged in mudslinging by saying that our leader (Jayalalithaa) has grabbed land in Kodanad including the public pathway which…

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  • Kanimozhi arrives in Chennai

    Chennai, Dec 3 (): With talks of Stalin being arrested, Kanimozhi, the DMK MP and accused in 2G scam arrived in Chennai airport at 1.30pm today. She was welcomed by her father and ex-CM M Karunanidhi.”It is a very happy feeling for me to be going to Chennai. But more than the bail, it is…

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  • Kerala AG view on Mullaiperiyar weakens Kerala stance

    Kochi/Chennai, Dec 3 (): Kerala Advocate General K P Dandapani’s statement on the safety of the dam in the Court allays the fears of the public but angered the politicians.  KP Dandpani said three downstream dams of Idukki, Kulavamuvu and Cheruthoni could contain the waters of Mullaperiyar. Leader of Opposition in the assembly CPM leader VS…

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  • Kerala CM let off in corruption case

    Kochi, Dec 2 (): The Kerala High Court bench asked for the removal of the observation made by Vigilance Judge P.K. Haneefa, who rejected the vigilance report that gave a clean chit to the Chief Minister. It ordered a re-investigation. In August this year the Thiruvananthapuram special vigilance Judge Haneefa rejected the state vigilance department report…

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  • Koodankulam Nuclear Plant : Risk Analysis and What to Expect – Part 3

    Passive core cooling system is the latest buzzword used by the top nuclear companies. This is the newest technique and part of the western nation’s third generation nuclear reactors. The larger VVER-1000 was developed after 1975 and falls under the second generation nuclear reactors. The attached drawing shows the cross-sectional view of the VVER-1000 containment….

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  • Tamil films rely most on Theatre collections

    Chennai, Dec 2 (): The FICCI conference which concludes today has thrown up many issues concerning the Southern filmdom like piracy, pricing of tickets, unions pushing up costs and lack of finance. The call was made by Kamal Haasan that the film industry more so the Tamil filmdom would be allowed to operate more freely…

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