Sivaji statue: TNCC’s plea to CM

Posted on   9:53 am

K Selvaperunthagai, the president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), has called upon Chief Minister M K Stalin to initiate efforts towards erecting a statue in honor of the legendary actor Sivaji Ganesan in a prominent location in Trichy.

Special buses to be operated to clear weekend rush 

Posted on   9:44 am

In a move aimed at facilitating hassle-free travel for passengers during weekends and auspicious days, state transport corporations in Tamil Nadu have announced plans to operate a total of 1,875 special buses from Friday to Sunday, in addition to their regular services.

Death toll in Indonesia’s lava flood rises to 44

Posted on   2:22 am

Although many big stones and waste materials from the flooding hampered the search for the victims, rescuers discovered another seven bodies in the affected areas, said Fajar Sukma, head of the emergency unit of the disaster management and mitigation agency of West Sumatra province, Xinhua news agency reported.

Blinken makes surprise visit to Ukraine

Posted on   2:20 am

US State Secretary Antony Blinken on Tuesday embarked on an unannounced visit to Ukraine to foster ties and reaffirm American support to Kyiv amid its ongoing war with Russia. Secretary Blinken shared details of his arrival in Kyiv on X saying, “I returned to Kyiv today to demonstrate our unwavering support for Ukraine as they defend their freedom against Russian aggression.”

Biden hikes tariffs on imports of goods from China

Posted on   2:19 am

US President Joe Biden has directed his Trade Representative to increase tariffs on USD 18 billion of imports from China, including semiconductors, solar cells, batteries, and critical minerals to ‘protect’ American workers and businesses, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.