We never say no to requests, but multiplicity of challenges worrying: NDRF

The “multiplicity” of challenges faced by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a cause for concern, its director general S N Pradhan has said, calling for a “clear” policy that will put the primary onus to deal with disasters of certain categories on states. Continue Reading

CBI raids ex-Bengaluru police commissioner Alok Kumar’s residence

CBI searches were underway at the residence of former Bengaluru Police Commissioner Alok Kumar in connection with alleged phone tapping of politicians and bureaucrats during the tenure of the Congress-JD(S) government, officials said today. Continue Reading

UGC asks varsities to send correct degree verification reports to Indian missions abroad

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities to correctly and expeditiously send degree verification reports to Indian Missions abroad. Continue Reading

4 TN fishermen rescued after boat mishap, detained by Lankan Navy

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen were rescued and detained by the Sri Lankan Navy while struggling in the sea near Katchatheevu islet after their boat was destroyed on hitting a rock, a fishermen association leader said on Sunday. Continue Reading

State of economy deeply worrying: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said the state of the economy was “deeply worrying” and urged the government to put aside “vendetta politics” and reach out to sane voices and thinking minds to steer the economy out of this “man-made crisis”. Continue Reading