Ending year with cheer

After scripting back-to-back success stories in space with successful launches in the recent weeks, ISRO has made another crucial announcement, that it would launch GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy, 19 December with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket. Continue Reading

No hasty decision, please

It seems the Sterlite case is fast heading towards completion, with the National Green Tribunal Monday reserving its order on a plea by mining company Vedanta Ltd challenging closure of its plant in Thoothukudi, where a massive protest was witnessed in May against alleged pollution by the factory. Continue Reading

Put down with iron hand

In a recent submission to the Madras High Court, the State government has admitted that 442 government officials and 1,490 other individuals have been booked and detained in the past 10 years for PDS rice smuggling. Continue Reading

Break the rules

Following complaints that too many films release every weekend thereby affecting their prospects, the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) came up with a regulation committee that brought in rules and regulations and made it mandatory to get their approval for releasing films in┬áK’town. Continue Reading

United they stand

A special session of the Tamilnadu Assembly on Thursday adopted a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the Centre for allowing Karnataka to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for constructing a new dam at Mekedatu across the river Cauvery and demanded that it should be withdrawn. Kudos to all political parties for coming together on a common platform for the cause of the State. Continue Reading

Don’t shatter their hopes

The need of the hour is a fair departmental inquiry (the Superintendent of Police has already ordered one) into the charges made by Nasriya and tough action against the officials if the allegations are found true. It should send a strong warning to those who take transpersons for granted. Continue Reading