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Fire breaks out at AIIMS hospital in Delhi

A fire broke out at the P.C. Block (second floor) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi on August 17 evening.After

Article 370 had become a shield for terrorists: Law Minister

Cancelling the special status was in the interest of the state and the nation, he says.

VVIP chopper scam: Willing to join probe, Ratul Puri tells Delhi court

Ratul Puri informed the court that he had been granted interim protection from arrest in the VVIP chopper scam case while seeking cancellation of a non-bailable warrant issued against him

Expelled Kerala nun moves Vatican against Congregation’s decision

A Kerala nun Saturday said she has filed an appeal before the Vatican against Franciscan Clarist Congregation’s decision to expel her from it even as

Curbs in J&K being lifted gradually, says Kishan Reddy

The restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 are being lifted gradually and the situation should be normal

Jagan invites US-India Business Council to collaborate with A.P.

Andha Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy welcomed the U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) to work with the Government of Andhra Pradesh (A

Jawan killed in Pakistan firing along LoC

Pakistan initiated ceasefire violation: Army spokesperson

Sharp rise in Railway Budget allocation for T.N. in 5 years

A 125% hike seen from ₹879 cr. a year in the 2009-14 period to ₹1,979 cr. a year in the 2014-19 period

Threat of economic recession looming over country: Mayawati

Expressing concern over the prevailing economic condition in the country, BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday said threat of an “economic recession” is lo

UDF wins no-trust motion against Kannur Mayor

Ending the stalemate in the administration of the Kannur Corporation, the UDF won a no-confidence motion against Mayor E.P. Latha of the LDF, with th

TTD to modernise museum at cost of ₹40 crore

The museum is a repository of rare artefacts, sculptures and ancient copper manuscripts

Detention of J&K Congress chief ‘outrageously illegal,’ says Chidambaram

Former Union Minister urges courts to act and secure the liberty of citizens

India’s UN envoy turns table on Pakistani scribe, extending hand of friendship

India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin dramatically extended the hand of friendship to the hostile neighbour through a Pakistani journalist

Krishna flood: Chandrababu Naidu, 38 others told to move to safer places

Telugu Desam Party leaders allege conspiracy by the government to force Naidu to vacate the house

Campbell aqueduct under flood water in Diviseema

Inflow exceeds seven-and-a-half lakh cusecs on Saturday morning

Modi leaves for Bhutan on two-day visit

Visit reflects his government’s high importance to the ties with the Himalayan government, says PM

How citizen groups in Kerala are planting mangroves as the first line of defence against coastal flooding

On Sunday 19 August, fisherman Murukesan TP will assist a group of cyclists and nature lovers to plant 200 saplings along the shores of North Mulavakkad, an island near Goshree Bridge.

Restrictions on movement of people in Kashmir Valley eased

Landline services restored in some areas of Srinagar; 5 districts of Jammu region get 2G internet connection.

Rajasthan appoints SIT to re-investigate Pehlu Khan case

It will examine previous probe to find lapses which led to acquittal of all accused

Students turn arid ground into garden

Vegetables grown on the campus are used in the preparation of midday meals

Sudheer Namboodiri to be next Sabarimala Melsanthi

The priest will hold the post for a period of one year from November 17

Rahul Gandhi condemns arrest of J&K party chief

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's chief in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party le

Arun Jaitley put on life support, say AIIMS sources

Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS on August 9.

Provide ₹1,000 cr. to rebuild houses in landslide-hit Nilgiris, Stalin urges CM

DMK chief asks Palaniswami to declare the hilly region as a disaster-hit area

Tripura DGP likely to be shifted

Speculation is rife about the fate of Tripura’s Director General of Police Akhil Kumar Shukla who has not joined service though his 70-day leave is ov

Palliative care nurse donates 10 cents of land to Kerala's CMDRF

When she heard about the disaster that hit different parts of the State, Priyakumari decided to give whatever she could to help the affected people rebuild their lives.

Protesters serve food at closed canteen in Ongole

‘Jagan scrapping every scheme of Naidu without any reason’

Lok Satta seeks probe into selection of I-Day awardees

Lok Satta Party State working president Bhisetti Babji on Friday asked the State government to conduct an inquiry into the irregularities in the selec

Penalty cut for building regularisation

The Vizianagaram Municipal Corporation has urged the people to utilise Building Penalisation Scheme and regularise their unauthorised structures befor

‘Resume lifting of Godavari water’

The CPI(M) has demanded that the State government take steps to resume lifting of water from Purusshottpatnam lift scheme on the Godavari to the Yeler

Minor boys held, stolen property recovered

2 of them caught while waiting for truck to load stolen bikes

9 arrested in connection with murder plots

The police have arrested nine persons in connection with four different suspected murder plots and have seized six axes, 15 detonators, 15 gelatine st

‘Number of students going to Canada has gone up’

For long term settlement the country is preferred: IDP representative

Minister vows action on caste bands

Steps will be taken if complaints are received: Sengottaiyan; no room for discrimination: Jayakumar

‘Sexcon 2019’ gets under way

Professionals from various specialities taking part in meet

Govt. tweaks rules for location of Tasmac shops

‘Entry door of the shop’ will be the point for deciding distance

State government to revamp industrial policy

Present policy is based on VAT system

Experts moot policy on cold chains, warehousing

Perishable items like dairy, fruits and seafood going waste

One held on charge of murder attempt

The Visakhapatnam Rural Police on Friday registered a case against a person for allegedly attempting to murder a home guard, under Narsipatnam (Town)

Help in integration of Naga areas, says Nagaland CM

Appeals to neighbouring States to let Nagas separated by political boundaries live together

No truth in reports on meter reading: EPDCL

Issue reviewed at meetings

Transcending barriers to help those in need

Sikh community rises to the occasion

Stage set for launch of leprosy detection drive

To be undertaken in 10 districts identified by the Centre

Beheading of woman: husband, abettor held

Hunt is on for Mani Kranthi’s head, says DCP

Collector gives overview of losses

Selfie seekers being cautioned: city police chief

Shift to relief camps, Collector appeals to fisherfolk

Krishna District Collector A.Md. Imtiaz on Friday visited the Ferry Point in Ibrahimpatnam and asked the fishing community living there to shift to re

3 lensmen of The Hindu bag State-level awards

K.R. Deepak, Chief News Photographer at the Visakhapatnam branch of The Hindu, won a gold medal in the 1st State-Level Photo Contest organised by the

Ganja weighing 651 kg seized by Kurnool cops

A truck, an SUV and a sedan also seized

CBI questions Trinamool Secretary General, ex-police chief

Partha Chatterjee, the secretary general of the Trinamool Congress, was interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation [CBI] officials on Friday

Minister proposes tourism circuit for North Andhra

It would create jobs and spur economic activity, says Muttamsetti

Odisha govt. nod to set up maritime board

It will administer, control and manage non-major ports, non-nationalised inland waterways

9 relief centres set up to house flood victims

Huge inflows force discharge of water from Prakasam barrage

CMs’ committee meets on agricultural pricing, GM foods

Panel agrees that Essential Commodities Act be applied in rare cases

14 years on, some soul-searching questions for Rane

‘Was joining Congress a mistake?’ asks Gadkari

DG Shipping starts inquiry into ship fire

Action would be initiated after team submits a report

Two die of asphyxiation in underground drain

Irate relatives refuse to accept bodies, stage demonstration

Relief for Marathwada as Jayakwadi gates opened

Water discharged as dam filled to 92% of live storage capacity

Coastal shipping needs a boost, says Director General Amitabh Kumar

Give a chance to foreign players by easing norms: official

Alok Kumar withdraws case from CAT

Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar, who had approached the Central Administrative Tribunal seeking justice for his untimely transfer, withdrew his case on

Pehlu case: activists seek probe on police inaction

Home Department should ensure a court-monitored reinvestigation and retrial in the case.

‘India keen on regaining maritime status’

Govt. is working with the goal in mind, says shipping official

New markers for early detection of heart disease, diabetes

Endocrine Society recommends five additional measures to gauge risk

Bring masterminds of Dabholkar’s murder to book: MANS

The threat to progressive thinkers in society loomed large as long as the masterminds of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar’s murder were roaming free

Madras High Court clears way to Athi Varadar idol immersion

PIL petitions to extend darshan for another 48 days dismissed.

Relief to Karnataka after Central team survey, Modi tells Yediyurappa

Chief Minister submits memorandum seeking immediate release of grants for undertaking rehabilitation works in flood-affected areas

Kochhaguttapally oustees receive R&R package

‘Those reluctant to shift to new colony initially are now ready’

Cong. opposes diversion of key welfare scheme funds

Money for some key schemes being diverted under the guise of flood relief for Kisan Samman Yojana, say party leaders

Telangana State Agricultural University preparing students’ health profile

Diet and other plans to be based on health status of the students

Over 1 crore catch glimpse of Athi Varadar during once-in-40-years festival

Darshan allowed till late in the evening on final day of public viewing at Kancheepuram temple.

Furore in Telangana over beneficiary list of 2-bedroom housing scheme

Villagers protest inclusion of ineligible persons and non-locals

HC orders inspection of 20 cattle camps

It’s to find out if specified quantity of fodder is being made available

Jana Gana Mana played every day in this small town

People of Punganur set the tone a year ago, Pulicherla and Chowdepalle towns took a cue

Greater public awareness on POCSO Act needed, says judge

Seeks cooperation of officers for speedy delivery of justice to victims

Naidu’s riverfront residence at Undavalli faces inundation threat

Water from the Krishna reached up to the steps of former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s residence at Undavalli in Guntur district, as the flood

NGO home evacuated as Krishna rises menacingly

All-out efforts being made to lend a hand to flood-affected people

Reverse tendering process for Polavaram begins today

Government going in the right direction, insists Minister Anil Kumar

‘Prior permission needed for using drones’

Inspector General of Police, Guntur, Vineet Brijlal, has said prior permission should be obtained from the police before using drones.Mr. Brijlal, in

‘Jana Sena will not merge with any party’

The Jana Sena would never merge with any other party, said its president Pawan Kalyan and asserted that it was a regional party for namesake but it wa

Compensation: KRRS accuses Union government of stepmotherly treatment’

Leaders urge Centre to declare Karnataka floods a national disaster

2,200 return home in Deodurg

They were sent back in 12 government buses with food kits

Dalit couple ‘thrashed’ by village elder for falling in love

Police book case basing on video circulated on social media

Volunteers distribute essentials

Volunteers of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) who had earlier taken up cleaning activities in the flood-hit localities in Hubballi, di

Reverse tendering modalities out

Elaborate consultations were held on July 22

Not the first time phone-tapping allegations have been made: Horatti

Former Minister claims it had been done in the past for political reasons

Send material that can help flood victims restart life, say volunteers

Cooked food, old clothes are far less useful now than ration and vessels, they say

Flood fury triggers worry in Konaseema

Just when life was returning to normality in the Konaseema region in East Godavari district, which witnessed heavy rains, increasing water levels in t

Medical team to the aid of Wayanad toddler

Deployed on directive of Health Minister in areas isolated by floods in Wayanad

Visvesvaraya Canal breaches in Pandavapura taluk

The Visvesvaraya Canal breached at Nuggahalli–Kurahatti in Pandavapura tauk of Mandya on Friday.Cauvery waters gushed out of the breach and inundated

Overwhelming reponse to appeal

There has been an overwhelming response from different sections of the society to the district administration’s appeal for donations for the relief wo

Belagavi DC calls for volunteers to help with rehabilitation

He says there is enough relief material to be distributed among the flood-hit

Punjab CM welcomes Centre’s move on CDS

‘It will improve command and control’

State declares more taluks as flood-hit

The government has declared 23 more taluks in 12 districts as flood-affected. In an order issued on Friday, the Revenue Department said after August 1

TRS govt. failed on all fronts: Muralidhar Rao

Confident of BJP’s growth in South Indian States

₹7.17 crore contributed to CM’s Relief fund on Friday

A sum of ₹7.17 crore was credited to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on Friday.According to a press release, besides this amount, ₹3.02 crore was als

Paddy, tube wells and depleting groundwater: Why Punjab’s water resources are under strain

Rice cultivation in Punjab, which thrived in the past due to the easy availability of water resources and free supply of electricity to farmers, is under considerable strain now. Vikas Vasudeva examines how overexploitation has made groundwater not only scarce but also increasingly alkaline.

New VC of Planning Board

Former MP Boyinapalli Vinod Kumar, lawyer by profession, has been appointed Vice Chairman of State Planning Board for a tenure of three years. Chief M

‘People watch helplessly as flood flows by’

Earlier regimes neglected Palamuru, says Minister

At relief camps in Belagavi, all talk is about what the future holds

Not all NDRF guidelines are met, but people are worried about rebuilding homes

ED attaches Heera group’s properties worth ₹299.99 cr.

Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials have attached assets worth ₹299.99 crore belonging to Nowhera Shaik, who owned Hyderabad-based Heera group of c