Here’s a recap of the events from the past 24 hours. A loaded truck falls in a river off a collapsed bridge at Ambassa, 65 km from Agartala, Tripura. The National Highway 44 which serves as an important link in the region has been washed off at different locations making Tripura inaccessible on road. The regions started to see acute shortage of petroleum products. Photograph: PTI Photo Girls tie Rakhis on the wrists of Border Security Force jawans near the International Border in ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The investigation into the murder of a 24-year-old woman IT professional in full public view at a railway station in Chennai was on Monday transferred to a special team of city police hours after the Madras high court warned of suo motu intervention if there was any slackness in the probe. The Tamil Nadu government made the submission about the transfer in the probe after a bench comprising Justice S Nagamuthu and Justice V Bharthidasan posed tough questions and summoned the public prosecutor ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago More than murder, a public discourse most foul Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Karnataka-born Bezwada Wilson, a prolific campaigner for eradication of manual scavenging in India, and Carnatic singer T M Krishna from Chennai, were on Wednesday chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016. Apart from the two Indians, four others have been selected for the award -- Conchita Carpio-Morales of the Philippines, Dompet Dhuafa of Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and ‘Vientiane Rescue’ of Laos. Wilson, the national convenor of the Safai ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Air Carnival, Air Asia, TruJet try innovative ways to break the clutter in a crowded turf Over the past few years, a host of regional airlines have set up their base in the South; TruJet, Air Asia, Air Pegasus, Air Costa are flying between several Tier-I and Tier-II cities in the region and now, with Air Carnival’s debut, on Monday, the skies have just got more crowded. As fliers find themselves spoilt for choice, airlines are looking at ways in which to position themselves distinctively ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The incidence of more crimes across Tamil Nadu is threatening to make law and order an inevitable poll issue in the state-wide local bodies elections due only months from now, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Even as the sensational ‘Swathi murder case’, about the daylight killing of a young, female IT professional on a railway platform, is hogging national headlines, the incidence of more crimes across Tamil Nadu is threatening to make law and order an inevitable poll issue in the upcoming ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Novelist Shobhaa De, Vikas Swarup, novelist, diplomat and the ministry of external affairs spokesperson, director Kabir Khan and Saffron Art CEO Hugo Weihe at the event. Photograph: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com 'Today if you look at the way India is growing many people are saying the sleeping elephant has finally woken up, is dancing!' 'I have travelled extensively, in about 60 countries. In all these the moment you say India, the first thing they mention is either an actor’s ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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