Kerala power minister MM Mani lashes out at Pembilai Orumai

April 23rd, 2017

MUNNAR: Kerala electricity minister MM Mani is facing a protest by a group of women tea plantation workers in Munnar for his controversial remark that allegedly questioned their morality and character. At a meeting in Idukki on Saturday, the minister allegedly questioned the group's month-long protest in 2015 for better wages as tea plantation workers. At the time, he also made statements that allegedly questioned their morality during the protests. "MM Mani has to resign. He has to fall on our feet and ap...More »

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BJP criticises Kerala govt over Munnar encroachment saying ‘Power Mani’ governs state

April 23rd, 2017

The BJP today came down heavily on the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala on the Munnar land encroachment issue, saying the hill station is “governed by money power and Power Mani”, a jibe at State Power Minister M M Mani. State BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan’s remarks came a day after Mani, who is also a senior CPI (M) leader from Idukki district, allegedly made some comments against Devikulam sub-collector, who led the anti-encroachment drive in ecologically fragile Munnar hills in Idukki district. “Mu...More »

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Vijay Mallya arrested in London, gets bail

April 18th, 2017

New Delhi: Vijay Mallya was arrested on Tuesday by Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant by India. Vijay Mallya was later granted bail. India had given a formal extradition request for Mallya as per the Extradition Treaty between India and the UK through a note verbale on February 8. While handing over the request, India had asserted that it has a legitimate case against Mallya and maintained that if an extradition request is honoured, it would show British sensitivity towards our concerns. Last month...More »

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IUML retains Malappuram LS seat

April 17th, 2017

Malappuram: The Indian Union Muslim League today retained Malappuram Lok Sabha seat with its candidate P K Kunhalikutty winning by over 1.7 lakh votes in the bypoll, defeating the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF nominee. Kunhalikutty, who defeated his nearest rival M B Faisal (CPI-M), led in all seven assembly constituencies of Kondotty, Manjeri, Perinthalamanna, Mankada, Malappuram, Vengara and Vallikkunnu and won by a margin of 1,71,023 votes. While Kunhalikutty polled 5,15,330 votes, Faisal got 3,44,307 votes and...More »

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Kannada channel CEO arrested for blackmailing businessman

April 16th, 2017

Bengaluru: The CEO of a Kannada news channel has been arrested by the Bengaluru police last night on charges of blackmail. Laxmiprasad Vajapai, CEO of the news channel Janasri, allegedly demanded Rs. 15 crore from a businessman. Mr Vajapai, 42, allegedly threatened to air news that was critical of the businessman on the channel, if he did not pay.  The businessman approached the police and the CEO was trapped after allegedly receiving the first installment of Rs. 10 crore. Police said the money was found w...More »

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IPL: Mumbai Indians beats Gujarat Lions

April 16th, 2017

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians displayed core batting strength as they easily beat Gujarat Lions by 6 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumabi, in Indian Premier League on Sunday. As Mumbai lost an early wicket in the form of Parthiv Patel, Nitish Rana along with Jos Buttler provided Mumbai a perfect base with spme quick runs. Scoring the highest for the team, Nitish Rana completed his third IPL fifty (53) and punished the bowlers with his fiery batting. After Rana and Buttler were dismissed, captain Rohit Sharma and K...More »

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Sanju Samson scored century in IPL

April 11th, 2017

New Delhi: Sanju Samson was in his elements on Tuesday when he scored the first century of the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Pune. The 22-year-old hammered a brilliant 102 runs off 63 balls for the Delhi Daredevils which eventually helped them reach 205/4 against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. This is also the right-handed batsman's maiden century in the Twenty20 format and his innings included eight beautiful boundaries and five huge sixes. The ...More »

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San Bernardino School shooting; 3 dead

April 11th, 2017

San Bernardino: Gunfire erupted inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino, Calif., on Monday, leaving two adults and one student dead in what the authorities said was an apparent murder-suicide. The shooter, whom the police identified as Cedric Anderson, 53, walked into the classroom and without speaking opened fire on his wife, Karen Elaine Smith. Ms. Smith, 53, was the lead teacher in the class of 15 students with special needs, who ranged from first to fourth graders. Two students were sta...More »

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Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people

April 7th, 2017

Stockholm: A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least three people, Swedish police say. Several people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city's major pedestrian streets. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything pointed to an act of terrorism. Local media reported one arrest, but police have said no-one is being held. The lorry was hijacked earlier on Friday, its owner said. The crash happened at the Ahlens department s...More »

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Kerala declared drought-hit by the centre

April 6th, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Government today declared eight States including Kerala as States reeling in drought. The other drought-hit seven States include Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, the Centre has also announced a relief aid of Rs 24,000 core to the affected States in April to cope with the scorch days. Weather forecast agency Skymet had earlier predicted that parts of west and south India, including Kerala, are likely to g...More »

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