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Report on multi-crore solar scam submitted to Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 26 (IANS) The report into a multi-crore solar energy investment fraud, which rocked the Oommen Chandy government in 2013, was submitted to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday. The Solar Judicial Commission report...
Israel to boost ‘White Revolution’ in Haryana

Israel to boost ‘White Revolution’ in Haryana

Chandigarh, Sep 26  The ‘White Revolution’ in Haryana is set to get an Israeli boost. A leading state in milk production, Haryana would now benefit from the techniques and experience of Israel, leader in milk production in the world, for...
Mukul Roy announces decision to quit Trinamool

Mukul Roy announces decision to quit Trinamool

Kolkata, Sep 25 Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy, once the right hand man of West Bnegal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Monday announced his decision to quit the party. Addressing a press conference here, Roy said he would resign...

Wet morning, more rains in store for Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 23 Delhi saw heavy rains overnight and on Saturday morning with the weather office saying that more rains were likely during the day. The minimum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 23.5 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. “Generally...
Odisha to auction 6 more mines by October end

Odisha to auction 6 more mines by October end

Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 The Odisha government has planned to auction six more mines by the end of October this year, said an official on Thursday. The mines to be auctioned includes four iron ore mines, and one each of graphite and limestone. The decision...
Modi to flag off Mahamana Express on Friday from Varanasi

Modi to flag off Mahamana Express on Friday from Varanasi

New Delhi, Sep 22  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the new Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, railway officials said on Thursday. The flag-off of the third Mahamana Express would be done via videoconferencing...

Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir grenade attack

Srinagar, Sep 21  Three civilians were killed and 30 others, including policemen and paramilitary troopers, injured in a grenade attack by militants in Pulwama in south Kashmir. Police said militants hurled a grenade near a bus stand in Tral town of...

No floor test, no elections in 18 seats : Madras HC

Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Declining a stay on the disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, the Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered that no floor test should be held in the assembly till further orders nor can by-elections be held in those assembly constituencies. Justice...
Mumbai airport main runway shut till 2 pm due to heavy rains

Mumbai airport main runway shut till 2 pm due to heavy rains

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Mumbai Airport extended closure of all flight operations on the main runway till 2 pm as work on towing out a stranded private airlines aircraft continued amidst ongoing heavy rains, low visibility and strong winds, officials...

Link fuel prices to international market : AAP

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct oil companies to link petrol and diesel prices to the international market and pass on the “huge profits” being made by them...

Heavy rains disrupt flights in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 20  Heavy rains lashed Mumbai, entire coastal Konkan region and parts of western Maharashtra affecting normal life and hitting flight operations, officials said here on Wednesday. This comes exactly a month after the Mumbai deluge of August...
Governor Rao meets Rajnath amid TN political crisis

Governor Rao meets Rajnath amid TN political crisis

New Delhi, Sep 19  Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday amid an ongoing political crisis in the state. Rao called on Rajnath Singh at his residence here, a day after Speaker P. Dhanapal disqualified...
Rural home-stays no commercial activity : Himachal HC

Rural home-stays no commercial activity : Himachal HC

Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has no tourist accommodations in far-off areas. Rural home-stays that started in 2008 are driving tourists to the interiors and are not a commercial activity, the Himachal Pradesh High Court ruled on Monday. Setting...

Upset with BJP, Sena may consider quitting Maharashtra government

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) After nearly three years in the ruling alliance in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Monday said it is “upset” with its partner the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and will consider the option...
TN Speaker disqualifies 18 AIADMK legislators

TN Speaker disqualifies 18 AIADMK legislators

Chennai, Sep 18  Ruling AIADMK’s 18 legislators loyal to sidelined Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran have been disqualified under the anti-defection law by the Tamil Nadu Speaker, a statement said on Monday. In the statement issued by...

Heavy rains lash Karnataka

Bengaluru, Sep 18  Heavy rains lashed coastal and northern Karnataka, with rainfall in some districts measuring as high as 118 mm as of Sunday morning, officials said. “Moderate to heavy rains were witnessed across the state starting Saturday night....
President launches cleanliness campaign in UP village

President launches cleanliness campaign in UP village

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Stressing the importance of construction of toilets, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday launched a cleanliness campaign at an Uttar Pradesh village and honoured those who helped make the village free of open defecation. “Construction...

Bombay HC stays Metro tunnelling in south Mumbai for two weeks

Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Following concerns raised over damage to old and heritage buildings, the Bombay High Court on Friday stayed tunnelling of the upcoming Mumbai Metro 3 Line for a fortnight in parts of south Mumbai till an expert survey report is...
Managing Delhi traffic challenging : Police

Managing Delhi traffic challenging : Police

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Friday admitted that managing traffic in Delhi was very challenging due to ever increasing number of vehicles and traffic violations. Inaugurating a ‘School Road Safety Awareness Campaign...
End of the road for 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR

End of the road for 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR

New Delhi, Sep 14 The green court on Thursday dismissed the government’s plea seeking modification to an earlier order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the National Capital Region (NCR) as emissions from the fuel can cause cancer. The National...