The High Range of Kerala is becoming restive once again over the classification of the Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive area. Kerala has written to the Central Government urging it to exclude 886.7 sq km "non-forest land" from the area demarcated as Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) for preservation of the Western Ghats, one of the eight biodiversity hot-spots in the world.
Hundreds of grieving family and friends tearfully mourned a 32-year-old engineer in his southern Indian hometown Tuesday after he was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in a crowded Kansas bar.
Tears rolled down the cheeks of Srinivas Kuchibhotla's parents, Madhusudhan Rao and Parvatha Vardhini, as his body was cremated in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state.
Former Director General of Police T P Senkumar, who was shifted as State Police Chief as soon as the Left Democratic Front Government, led by Pinarayi Vijayan assumed office, has decided to continue his legal battle for justice in the Supreme Court.
Senkumar moved the apex court the other day against the verdict of the Kerala High Court, which had dismissed the petition against his summary removal before he completed his two-year term in office. Senkumar had been appointed as State Police Chief by the previous Oommen Chandy Government.
The Aluva Second Class Judicial Magistrate on Friday remanded to a 14-day judicial custody ‘Pulsar’ Suni and Vijesh, the two accused in the case related to the abduction and molestation of a Malayalam heroine.
The two were produced before the magistrate at his residence since it was a holiday for the courts. The police sought custody of the accused for carrying out further investigations. The court will consider the police department’s plea on Saturday. Three other accused who had been arrested earlier are currently in Aluva Subjail.
Karnataka Government on Friday beefed up security for Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is scheduled to participate in a Communal Harmony program being organized in Mangaluru (Mangalore) by his party, Communist Party of India (Marxist).
The security has been beefed up in view of the threats by Viswa Hindu Parishad, an outfit of the Rashrtiya Swayamsevak Sangh to block him during his visit to the place when the organisation had called for a trade strike in the southern most district of Karnataka that borders Kerala’s Kasargod district.
The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court Ernakulam, witnessed dramatic scenes when police arrested ‘Pulsar’ Suni, the main accused in the abduction of a Malayalam film star, minutes before he was to surrender at the Magistrate’s chamber, on Thursday.
Pulsar Suni made his appearance in the court during its lunch recess by jumping over a wall through a secret passageway covering his head with a helmet to dodge the police. He was accompanied by other accused Vijeesh who was also in hiding. They reportedly came in a motor bike hoodwinking the police personnel.
Governor P Sathasivam has said that the Government will implement the Right to Internet to ensure that everyone has a certain amount of bandwidth to utilise online services through a single delivery gateway linking up databases of various departments.
The State Government will clear infrastructure projects worth Rs. 10,000 crores ($ 150 B) by the end of March. This was announced by Governor P Sathasivam while delivering his annual address to the State legislature on Thursday.
Sathasivam said the technical and IT infrastructure necessary for supporting such a massive scale of infrastructure planning, design and execution was being put in place.Recruitment of technically qualified and managerial professional team is underway. The first batch of tenders for the projects was expected to go live in April 2017.
Fire engulfed a textile shop at the famed SM Street (Mithayi Theruvu) in Kozhikode around 11.30 am on Wednesday.
The shop ModernTextiles situated near Radha Theatre completely gutted in the fire. Seven units of fire engines are stationed at the spot. More fire engines have been called in from nearby districts. Attempts to douse the flames are going on.
All the shops in the vicinity have been closed down following the incident. It is learned that an explosion of the generator's gas cylinder inside the shop triggered the fire.
Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel expressed optimism that India's economic growth will make a "sharp V" recovery as a result of the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
"Almost everyone agrees that the impact is going to be a sharp 'V', that we would have a downgrade of growth for a short period of time," he told CNBC-TV18 in an interview. Patel also made a strong case for continuing with globalisation even in the face of a potential shift to trade protectionism under US President Donald Trump as India has benefited from open trade.