In Cox’s Bazaar, Rohingyas huddle together in shacks in a harsh winter

The Bangladesh district struggles to provide amenities to the refugees from Myanmar. Describing the influx of refugees from Myanmar to southeast Bangladesh as a “forgotten crisis”, Sarat Dash, chief of mission of the International Organisation for Migration in Bangladesh, has said the crisis is…

In New Year, services await revised pay

Defence sources said that the government had in principle agreed to most of the core concerns expressed by the services. As the New Year sets in, there is disgruntlement in the military as they are yet to receive their revised pay under the Seventh…

Two killed during New Year celebrations in the city

Despite the city police taking several steps to prevent accidents on the New Year eve, two persons were killed in different road accidents at T. Nagar and ICF on Saturday night. According to a senior police officer, the entire city traffic police personnel, numbering…

A chance to get to know the hand that weaves

Co-optex is organising tours to various handloom clusters for a first-hand experience In a bid to create awareness among youngsters about handlooms and to showcase the processes involved in hand weaving, Co-optex is organising awareness tours to weaving clusters in the State. Among the…

Indian journalists come under SC radar for alleged pay-offs in AgustaWestland chopper deal

The Indian media and certain prominent journalists came under the Supreme Court scanner on Tuesday for allegedly receiving pay-offs and favours from Italian firm AgustaWestland and its parent company Finmeccanica to publish in favour of the skewed multi-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. A Bench…

Comfort during a train journey

R. Anoop Kumar, Chief Ticket Inspector attached to the Kannur Depot of Southern Railway’s Palakkad Division, was a little bit nervous on Monday as he was ordained to be the Train Captain on train no. 12602, Mangaluru Central-Chennai Central Super Fast Mail. Having 26…

jumbo delivers twins in Sathyamangalam tiger reserve

A 26-year-old female elephant has delivered ‘twin’ calves in Dengumarahada forest range in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) in Erode district. The elephant and its two calves have been spotted in the automatic camera, fixed in the forest area as part of the wild life…

19-Year-Old Cycled over 800 Km in a Week

Few people embody the spirit of endurance more than 19-year-old Siddharth Varma who participated in the Tour of Nilgiris endurance cycling challenge. Raising awareness about physical fitness has given rise to the sport of endurance cycling in India. An increasing number of people have…

Death of 4 labourers, construction work at 3 sites stopped in Nilgiris

Following the deaths of four workers, construction work at three sites in a hillock near Bellatimattam in Alakarai village, 6km away from Coonoor in the Nilgiris, has been stopped by the Nilgiris district administration. On December 22, 2016, four workers were buried alive in…

People shedding hard cash mindset: Modi

 Calls upon youth to become an ‘anti-corruption cadre’ and act as ambassadors of digital payment schemes.  Digital payments can check black money and play a key role in fighting corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, as he appealed to the youth to…