Death toll in AP boat mishap rises to 19

Toll in the tourist boat accident in river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh mounted to 19 as seven more bodies were retrieved today. But taking out the boat that sank over 315 feet deep in the river is proving to be a herculean task, police said. Continue Reading

Row erupts between TDP & YSRC over former Speaker’s death

The death of former Andhra Pradesh Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao triggered a political slugfest in the state with the Telugu Desam Party holding the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government responsible for the veteran leaders suspected suicide. Continue Reading

SC notice to Centre, J&K on Vaiko’s plea

The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking to produce before court former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, who is allegedly under detention following the scrapping of the state’s special status. Continue Reading

AP boat tragedy: Toll rises to 12; search on for 21 missing

The toll in the boat tragedy in Andhra Pradesh rose to 12 with the recovery of four more bodies including that of an infant, on Monday morning, official sources said. With 21 more people missing, extensive search operations were being carried out by Indian Navy, NDRF, SDRF and State authorities. Continue Reading

Cauvery calling campaign not for present, but for future: Jaggi Vasudev

Founder of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, on Sunday said the ‘Cauvery Calling’ movement launched by him was not for the present but for the future of people and farmers. Continue Reading

Indian Railways to install plastic bottle crushers at stations

Railway ticketing arm IRCTC will implement return of plastic drinking bottles as part of Extended Producer Responsibility. Plastic Bottle crushing machines will be provided expeditiously at all other Railway Station Continue Reading

Ayodhya: SC takes note of Sunni Waqf Board lawyer’s plea

The Supreme Court today took note of the submission of a lawyer, representing Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, that he has been receiving threat messages for appearing in the matter. Continue Reading

Pondy govt to augment infrastructural facilities in industrial estate

The Puducherry government has drawn up plans to augment infrastructures in the industrial estate in neighbouring Mettupalayam at a cost of Rs 10 crores. Continue Reading

Good roads, not bad ones, cause accident: Karnataka DyCM

Amid calls that the government should first improve road infrastructure before imposing hefty fines for traffic violations, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol on Wednesday said good roads were responsible for accidents. Continue Reading