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Cyclone Hudhud races towards Andhra, Odisha at 150 kmph

Cyclone Hudhud races towards Andhra, Odisha at 150 kmph

Photograph: SnapsIndia As Cyclone Hudhud is closing in on the Andhra Pradesh coastline and is expected to make a landfall near Visakhapatnam by Sunday afternoon, about 1.11 lakh people in five coastal districts have been shifted to safer places. The cyclone has picked up speed -- from 120-130 kilometres per hour to 155-165 kmph -- and could hit the coast at a wind speed of 170-180 kmph, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. The government has made arrangements to evacuate 5,14,725 ..., 2 months ago

Modi meets American CEOs over breakfast; pitches India story

Prime Minister Modi meet IBM CEO Virginia Rometty. Photograph: Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he wants to convert the Supreme Court judgment on coal allocation into an "opportunity to move forward and clean up the past", as he wooed CEOs of large American companies to invest in India in key sectors including infrastructure. Hosting a breakfast for 11 CEOs, including Indian-origin PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Citigroup chief ...
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PHOTOS: When US erupted with 'Justice for All' protests

Tens of thousands of demonstrators from across the United States converged on the nation’s capital and New York on Saturday for a massive protest against the deaths of unarmed black men by law enforcement. The “Justice for All” rally in Washington was organised by the Reverend Al Sharpton after the cops involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner on Staten Island were not indicted. A grand jury decision last month not to indict police officer Darren ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

Is this how we treat our teachers?

Every year on Teachers’ Day, we praise out teachers, shower them with adulation. Yet, our teachers continue to struggle for their rights such as adequate salaries and other facilities.   In a similar instance, hundreds of women teachers belonging to the Indira Kranti Patham programme were manhandled by the police on Monday when they tried to hold a dharna outside the collectorate in Hyderabad.   The volunteers, mostly women, were carrying out the dharna demanding payment of ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

PIX: Bollywood attends Arpita Khan's wedding

The film industry parties with Arpita and Aayush at their grand wedding. After the star-studded mehendi and sangeet ceremonies in Mumbai, the marriage party headed to Hyderabad for Arpita Khan's lavish wedding on November 18. Their Bollywood friends followed close behind! Here's a look at the wedding pictures: The glowing bridal couple, Arpita and Aayush Sharma. Katrina Kaif, who remains close to the Khan family despite her break-up with Salman, arrives. Her beau Ranbir Kapoor was ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Top pharma company exec shot at in Hyderabad

An AK-47 rifle wielding man allegedly tried to abduct Aurobindo Pharma's Director K Nityananda Reddy from his car near a park and opened fire when Reddy and his brother resisted in the posh Banjara Hills on Wednesday morning. No one was injured in the incident that spread panic in the upscale area. Police said the attacker fled leaving behind his weapon. "One person tried to kidnap him (Reddy). However, he resisted his attempt. Following this, the person fired in air and also at his car. Three ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Major forest-fire outside Vizag, IAF choppers deployed

Four IAF helicopters were pressed into service to extinguish a massive and widespread forest fire that started in the pristine forest areas 30 km east of Visakhapatnam. The fire was now under control, the Indian Air Force said in a release on Friday evening. The fire started in Gudilova hill range on Thursday evening, apparently from an oil lamp lit at a temple in the hills on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. It soon spread out. Twenty fire-fighting teams with 29 fire engines were pressed into ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

After Hudhud, Vizag hit by shortage of essential commodities

After cyclone Hudhud wreaked havoc in Vizag, also called the 'city of destiny', citizens continued to scramble for essential commodities on third day on Tuesday with no signs of immediate restoration of electricity and communication while their sufferings being exacerbated by seemingly tardy response by agencies concerned. Only some two dozen-odd ATMs, out of around 300 kiosks in the city, are functioning with diesel generators thus adding to the woes of locals who are seen running from pillar ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Hudhud leaves a trail of destruction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Visakhapatnam and undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas on Tuesday afternoon. The prime minister was briefed on the extent of destruction, including the damage to infrastructure such as roads, railway lines, buildings, power and telecommunication lines. Photographs: SnapsIndia Over 1.35 lakh people are taking shelter in relief camps. The port city of Visakhapatnam, which is the worst hit in the calamity, is limping back to normalcy. Photographs: ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Prayers and sacrifice mark Eid-al-Adha

Muslims around the world are celebrating Islam’s biggest holiday with prayers, gifts, traditional visits with family and friends, and feasts. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, commemorates what Muslims believe was Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him with a sheep to sacrifice instead. In remembrance, Muslim faithful slaughter sheep, cattle, camels and other livestock in an act of sacrifice to ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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