Bomb scare at TCS

Chennai: A bomb threat at the training centre of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), at Ambattur in Chennai that send panic waves among the people. An anonymous caller

Anna’s ultimatum

New Delhi: Anna Hazare has chalked out his itinerary for the next two months. His tentative list includes multitudes of threats and intimidation in case the government fails to introduce an effective Lokpal Bill in this Winter Session. The recent addition to his list of threats is the sit in protest that he shall initiate before the houses of any

Lokpal maybe tabled on Tuesday

New Delhi: The UPA government has hinted of a probability of reintroducing the Lokpal bill in the Parliament next week. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that the government has intentions of bringing the Bill for consideration in this session itself. The winter session of Parliament is to conclude on December 22. Hence the

Anna demands extention of Lokpal

New Delhi: Anna Hazare comes out with his new threat. If the government refuses to extend the ongoing winter session to pass the Lokpal bill, he would go on a hunger strike. “If there is no time for passing the bill (according to the present schedule), then extend it. It is important for the country. Earlier also, you have occasions when the

Sibal talks with social networking representatives

New Delhi: The Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal initiated dialogues with representatives of leading social networking firms Google, Facebook and Twitter today and sought suggestions on effective usage of these platforms. He asked for opinions on how social media and e-governance can empower individuals and citizens of India

Bengal hooch tragedy, death toll rises to 107

Kolkatta: 34 more lives were lost to spurious liquor raising the death toll in one of the worst hooch tragedies in the recent times in West Bengal’s at Mograhat in South 24 Parganas district to 101. Currently reports say there are 83 reported dead at Diamond Harbour hospital, 2 in Mograhat, and 16 in MR Bangur Hospital. Official sources say the casualty figures are likely to go up. All those who consumed spurious liquor from several illegal joints are battling for life. Most of the dead were labourers, rickshaw-pullers and hawkers.Reports of the post mortem conducted on the dead indicate that the cause of death was respiratory and cardiac failure. Police sources say that four people have been arrested for allegedly supplying the illicit liquor. Sources said that the initial investigations indicated that Noor Islam Fakir, also known as Khora Badshah, was the key hooch supplier. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that she would take stringent action against the miscreants and would take all steps to stop sale of illegal liquor but added that the problem also had to be dealt with “socially”. Malayalam News

300 children rescued from begging mafia

Bangalore: The Bangalore police rescued 300 children from the clutches of the begging mafia that were drugging, trafficking and

Mullaperiyar water level to be increase to 140ft: TN

New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has made it clear that they shall not give up their rights on the dam and shall insist on increasing the water holding capacity of the dam to 142 feet.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had called a special session of the assembly on Thursday to pass a resolution

No consensus on Lokpal

New Delhi: The all party meeting failed to reach a consensus on the Lokpal Bill even though the Prime Minister tried hard to ensure the passage of the bill, as divergent views were expressed on the inclusion of the lower bureaucracy. Mr Singh requested the members of the all party meet to refrain from making the bill the

Manipur blast at PWD office

Manipur Three people were injured when a powerful bomb exploded at Manipur Public Works Department at around 11.30 am today. The grenade is believed to have been kept on the top floor of the high security three-storey building where the chief engineer’s office is located. Manipur Director General of Police Y Joykumar rushed to