Forest cover in country increases by 5,188 sq km

The total tree and forest cover in the country increased by 5,188 square kilometer in the last two years, said the India State of Forest Report 2019 which was released today by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Continue Reading

No breach in Priyanka’s security, says CRPF

There was no breach in Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s security during her recent trip to Lucknow, the CRPF said today, blaming her for ‘violations’ for travelling as a pillion rider on a scooter. Continue Reading

Indian citizens belonging to any religion need not worry: Pramod Sawant

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said the opposition was creating an “illusion” about the Citizenship Amendment Act for “vote bank politics”. It is a “desperate attempt” of the opposition to spread fear among Muslims, he alleged Continue Reading

Review: ‘Naan Avalai Sandhitha Pothu’ – Back to the 90’s

Naan Avalai Sandhitha Pothu, directed by LG Ravichander and starring Santhosh Pratap and Chandni Tamilarasan, is a film that is based on a true story. Set in the 1990s, the story begins with Moorthy (Santhosh Prathap), who is an aspiring filmmaker from Coimbatore working as Assistant director in Chennai.
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China slams Pompeo comment on VETO

China Monday hit back at the US for criticising its blocking of a UN Security Council resolution over civilian aid, accusing Washington of “politicising humanitarian issues.” Continue Reading

7 injured in Baltimore gunmen firing

Two shooters opened fire on a crowd outside a hookah lounge in Baltimore, wounding seven people, including at least three teenagers, police said.

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Australian Prime Minister dismisses calls to curb coal

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison rejected calls for ‘reckless’ and ‘job-destroying’ cuts to the country’s vast coal industry in the face of a deadly climate-fuelled bushfire crisis.

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister daughter in NO-FLY list

The Pakistan government has denied permission to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz to travel abroad, saying those involved in any economic crime and institutional fraud could not be allowed to leave the country, according to a media report Continue Reading

Cheating charges against Karunanidhi’s grandson

The City Crime Branch (CCB) is conducting an inquiry into the allegations of cheating made against V M Jothimani, who belongs to the family of former Chief Minister and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi. Continue Reading

Our finger‘print’ everywhere

It is quite frustrating for a self-styled political ‘calumnist’ to be pushed into a forced sabbatical, particularly during poll time when professional, patriotic and personal calls of duties beckon. The mental pain is much the more when it is your arms, the deliverer of wisecracks and wisdom via the keyboard, that are the target of fate. Indeed, whoever used the metaphor ‘hands are tied’ to describe helplessness was not exactly being metaphorical but quite literal! Continue Reading