M.T, Seethakanth get Kendra Sahitya Akademi Fellowship

M.T, Seethakanth get Kendra Sahitya Akademi Fellowship

Chennai: Famous Malayalam litterateur and scriptwriter MT Vasudevan Nair has been selected for the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour in the literary world in the country. Oriya author Seethakanth Mahapatra also received the fellowship along with M.T. Prior to M.T, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Thakazhi Shivasankara Pillai, Balamani Amma and Kovilan are the others […]

Ex-Army chief VK Singh rules out contesting polls

Ex-Army chief VK Singh rules out contesting polls

Washington: Former Army chief General VK Singh on Friday ruled out contesting the forthcoming General Elections next year. Singh, while refuting media reports about him possibly contesting polls on a BJP ticket from Raibareli, said here that the question of contesting under political parties does not arise. Singh, who is currently in the US accompanying […]

Typhoon ‘Trami’ affects 3.61 lakh people in China

Typhoon ‘Trami’ affects 3.61 lakh people in China

Beijing: Typhoon ‘Trami’, the 12th typhoon hitting China this year, affected 3.61 lakh people in central Hunan Province, officials said. The typhoon brought rainstorms mainly to the southeastern and eastern parts of Hunan, with a township in the city of Zixing receiving the largest rainfall of 281.6 mm, the provincial meteorological center said in a […]

V.S lashes out at govt on granting bail to Joppan, Shalu

V.S lashes out at govt on granting bail to Joppan, Shalu

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition Leader VS Achuthanandan on Friday alleged that Tenny Joppan and Shalu Menon got bail in the Slar scam case with the help of the state government. If things go this way, Saritha too might get bail, he said. Meanwhile, CPI state secretary, Pannyan Raveendran said that the state government had not opposed the […]

Pak releases 337 Indian nationals

Pak releases 337 Indian nationals

Pakistan on friday released 337 Indian nationals, most of them fishermen. An official of the Home Department of southern Sindh province said 329 prisoners were freed from Malir Jail while eight minors were released from the Youthful Offenders Home in Landhi. All the prisoners have completed their jail terms. They will be handed over to […]

India signs pact with Iraq to expand energy cooperation

India signs pact with Iraq to expand energy cooperation

India and Iraq have signed an agreement on energy cooperation to boost bilateral ties. The agreement was inked after delegation level talks between the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Iraqi counterpart Nouri -al Maliki in New Delhi yesterday. Three other agreements to strengthen trade relations and strategic partnership between the two countries were […]

Second accused in Mumbai gangrape case arrested

Second accused in Mumbai gangrape case arrested

A second accused in the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old photojournalist has been arrested from south Mumbai on Saturday even as police launched a manhunt for three others in the case, which sparked a wave of protests. The accused was picked up in the wee hours from Madanpura area by the Crime branch. On Friday, […]

PM, Sonia inaugurate National Media Centre

PM, Sonia inaugurate National Media Centre

Newdelhi:  Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has asked the media to consolidate India as a plural, inclusive and progressive society. Inaugurating the National Media Centre in New Delhi on Saturday, Dr Singh said the media has a special responsibility to assess, tackle and overcome the challenges that socio-economic changes have brought about. He said the […]

Justice RC Gandhi to probe Kishtwar violence

Justice RC Gandhi to probe Kishtwar violence

Jammu; Justice RC Gandhi, a retired judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, will head the one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe the incidents of violence and arson that had rocked Kishtwar on August 9. Justice Gandhi will inquire into the circumstances which led to the outbreak of violence and arson and consequent loss […]

Solar scam: Tenny Joppan, Shalu Menon get bail

Solar scam: Tenny Joppan, Shalu Menon get bail

Koch: The Kerala High Court on Friday granted bail to Tenny Joppan and Shalu Menon in connection with the solar scam. The order in this regard was issued by Justice SS Sateeshchandran on the bail pleas of the two accused. While Tenny Joppen has to execute a bond for Rs 50,000 and two solvent sureties […]