The Madras high court on Friday sought the Tamil Nadu government’s response to allegations that All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLAs were being illegally detained in a resort near Chennai and 20 of them were on a fast. Referring to claims by the counsel for habeas corpus petitioners that the 20 MLAs were on a fast protesting their illegal detention, a division bench of justices C T Selvam and T Mathivanan said if true, it was a matter of serious concern, but added the court ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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United Breweries says sales could fall by 40% following court ban. United Breweries Ltd, India’s largest beer maker and majority-owned by Dutch firm Heineken, has said that its sales of the alcoholic beverage could drop by 40 per cent once the Supreme Court ban on liquor shops on highways comes into effect in April. The estimates were arrived at after mapping the liquor outlets and sales in these stores, executives of the company said on Thursday. On December 15, the court, on a ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
It’s quite rare for someone to taste victory over two consecutive years at the Indian Derby. It’s against the odds, and that adds to the intrigue in the city’s biggest horse racing event. However, that’s exactly what jockey David Allan ...DNA, 2 weeks ago
Enrico Piperno, who was also India’s Fed Cup coach says, lack of funding, support and infrastructure will cease creation of a top-50 player IMAGE: According to Enrico Piperno, after Leander Paes (in the above photo), Mahesh Bhupathi are Rohan Bopanna, there is no real hope for India in doubles. Photograph: Getty Images India's former Davis Cup and Fed Cup coach Enrico Piperno feels it is nearly impossible for the country's tennis players to make the world's top-50 as there is ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
It’s heartbreak for DJ David Guetta fans in Bengaluru as organisers of India’s electronic music festival, Sunburn, have been forced to cancel the concert on Thursday. French DJ David Guetta’s concert, scheduled for Thursday night, has been scrapped with the organisers citing “law and order situation” following the molestation incident during New Year’s Eve as the reason. The DJ, 49, is on a four-city tour which was expected to begin from Bengaluru and then ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Now, DJ Guetta's Mumbai concert cancelled Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Smart' Gandhinagar is now wired to the future, becomes India’s first smart city; launches citywide WiFi services, smart streetlights, speed and face recognition surveillance. It may not have made it in the first two rounds of shortlist by the ministry of urban development but Gandhinagar has now become the first city in the country to go smart. From seamless WiFi connectivity (unlike hotspots planned other cities) to smart sensor-enabled traffic lights that ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago NDMC's Rs 3,600 crore budget focusses on Smart City plan DNA, 1 month ago Many projects under NDMC Smart City plan yet to see the light of day DNA, 1 month ago
Mumbai winters are considered something of a joke to the rest of India. Well, let’s leave out Chennai over here because even at 20 degrees Celsius, you see people covering their heads. But for people living in central, east, northeast and north India, ...DNA, 1 month ago
Just four days into 2017 and women’s safety is once again in focus, with the outrage over the mass molestation of women by a mob on New Year’s Eve in Bengaluru and another woman being molested just 50 metres away from her home in India’s Garden City. According to the 2015 data released by the National Crime Records Bureau, the number of reported crimes against women were 3,27,394, a drop compared to 3,37,922 cases in 2014. So, you tell us. How safe do you feel? Take this ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Five key operatives of Indian Mujahideen, including the banned terror outfit’s co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and a Pakistani national, were on Monday awarded the death penalty by a Special National Investigation Agency Court in the February 2013 Hyderabad bomb blasts which claimed 18 lives. Pronouncing the sentence, Judge T Srinivasa Rao described the case as the “rarest of the rare”. This is the first case where operatives of the home-grown group have been convicted in a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
QUICK PILL The numbers India’s cities produce nearly 62,000 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage. The current capacity for sewage treatment stands at 23,277 MLD. Only 18,883 MLD sewage is treated in India. The reality Currently, only 30% of sewage ...catchnews.com, 1 week ago
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