Kerala Cabinet sanctions closing of bars in state
Source : ''ANI
In a bid to reduce the availability of liquor across the state, the Kerala Cabinet in its meeting held here on Wednesday sanctioned the closing of 730 bars.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that several matters, including issues related to beer and wine parlours and clubs serving liquor, have to be incorporated in the new policy and will be taken up at the next Cabinet meeting.
However, all bars which are attached to five ... Read More
Extension of Kochi Metro from Pettah to Tripunithura Under Govt Consideration
KOCHI: Extension of the Kochi Metro Project from Pettah to Tripunithura was under the consideration of the Centre, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said today. Naidu was speaking after reviewing the progress of the Rs 5181 crore project of about 25.612 km from Aluva to Pettah stretch.
''On the proposed second phase extension to Kochi ... Read More
Sheila Dikshit has Resigned as Governor of Kerala
New Delhi: Barely seven months after she took office, Sheila Dikshit has quit as Governor of Kerala.
Her resignation comes a day after she met Home minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi.
Talking to reporters this afternoon in Delhi, Ms Dikshit said, "I had resigned yesterday. I don't have anything more to say right now. After my resignation is accepted, I'll say whatever I have to say."
Ms Dikshit has, after a lengthy push-back, ... Read More
Bihar by-polls: RJD's Banka candidate blames JD(U) after losing to BJP
Patna: While senior leaders of the three "secular alliance" partners are hailing their victory in Bihar bypoll, a blame game has surfaced in Banka where the RJD candidate lost narrowly.
RJD candidate from Banka Iqubal Hussain Ansari, who lost to BJP's Ram Narayan Mandal by 711 votes, has blamed state minister and JD(U) leader Javed Iqbal Ansari for the loss.
The RJD nominee told reporters at Banka that he lost the bypoll as the minister worked against ... Read More
Om Prakash Kohli takes oath as Maharashtra Governor
Source : ''ANI
Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was today sworn in as the Governor of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned from the post earlier today.
An official release by President Pranab Mukherjee's office earlier in the day stated that Sankaranarayanan had been transferred to Mizoram for the remainder of his term as Governor. However, Sankaranarayanan put in his resignation upon being informed of his transfer, stating that he would no longer wish to be a Governor ... Read More
Boycotting armed militants on auspicious days
By Nava Thakuria
A decade back, when I used to contribute news based articles with photographs for various media outlets, I had an astonishing experience while sending a photograph relating the Independence Day celebration in Guwahati Press Club for a New Delhi based news magazine.
At that time, the observation of I-Day (also the Republic Day on January 26) in the insurgency-stricken northeast India was a mere government programme across the region under high security covers ... Read More
Gap to enter Indian market; first stores to come in Delhi, Mum
New York, PTI:
American clothing retailer Gap will enter India next year in partnership with textile company Arvind Lifestyle Brand and open 40 outlets across the country as part of its global expansion strategy. AP photo
American clothing retailer Gap will enter India next year in partnership with textile company Arvind Lifestyle Brand and open 40 outlets across the country as part of its global expansion strategy.
The brand plans to open about 40 franchise-operated Gap ... Read More
Chennai Turns 375
CHENNAI: A name that kindles the old world charm, 'Madras,' in its latest avatar Chennai, turned 375 on Friday as festivities marked the birthday of this historic coastal city in South India.
In the run up to Madras Day, a long list of programmes devised by a set of volunteers, including historians, were undertaken since August 17.
The city was believed to have been founded on August 22, 1639. A British-era name that brought with ... Read More
Sharmila decides to stay away from home and mother
Even after her release from detention, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided to keep her vow of neither entering her house nor meeting her mother till the government repeals AFSPA. PTI file photo
Even after her release from detention, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided to keep her vow of neither entering her house nor meeting her mother till the government repeals AFSPA.
Sharmila, 42, is now continuing her 14-year-old fast from a small ... Read More
'Yes, I took the Telangana survey and yes, I'm a little angry'
By Ajay Subramaniam
Source : SIFY
Hyderabad: On Tuesday, it was easier getting to work. Autos, buses and most of public transport were off the streets and the only ones out were those who really couldn't 'stay at home' - doctors, airport officials, emergency personnel and husbands.
But when the surveyor comes knocking, and if you’re not home, you require a document from your employer, stating that 'Yes, he/she is at work, and no, we can't afford to ... Read More