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BJP snubs Valley tradition,skips Martyrs Day ceremony
The BJP on Monday skipped the Valley s Martyrs Day ceremony, making it perhaps the first time that a ruling party had boycotted an official event to honour 22 Kashmiris who were shot dead exactly 84 years ago. July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Kashmir by the state government as well as separatists in memory of the unarmed 22 who died while protesting against the rule of the Dogra king Maharaja Hari Singh in 1931. It is also observed as a gazetted holiday in the state.
West Bengal: Nurse accidentally cuts newborn baby s thumb,throws it in a dustbin
A 10-day-old baby in the Balurghat district hospital lost her left thumb on Sunday night when a nurse cut it off with scissors while trying to remove a saline tube,the parents of the infant have alleged. The thumb was later found in a dustbin but could not be grafted to the infant's palm because the referral hospital,300km away in Siliguri, did not have a plastic surgeon. A relative said doctors also told the family that it was too late for surgery by the time they reached the medical college in Siliguri.
Madras HC recalls order directing mediation between victim,rapist
The Madras High Court has recalled a order directing mediation between a rapist and his victim days after the Supreme Court and legal experts criticised it. TV channels reported the high court cancelled the rapist's bail, which was granted so that he could meet his victim for a possible settlement,and ordered him to surrender on July 13. High court judge Justice P Devadass last month had said a man who raped a teenager in 2002 could leave jail for a 'mediation session' with his victim.
Four-year-old forced to drink alcohol by uncle in Tamil Nadu, video goes viral
A four-year-old boy was forced to drink liquor in a Tamil Nadu village by his maternal uncle and his friends, police said on Monday after scanning a video of the incident the perpetrators uploaded on WhatsApp. Two of the persons have been arrested but three others, including the uncle, are absconding.
DMK chief hails decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Vajpayee
DMK President M. Karunanidhi today welcomed the Centre's decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee and demanded that the honour also be conferred on Dravidian veteran E.V. Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar and former Chief Minister Annadurai.
Sri Lanka Releases 66 Indian Fishermen
A day after they were released from Sri Lankan jails, 66 Indian fishermen were repatriated by a Coast Guard ship. It also handed over 30 Sri Lankan fishermen, who were released by Tamil Nadu government, to the island nation authorities.
30 Christians ‘convert’ to Hinduism, Kerala govt orders probe
A report about 35 people getting converted to Hinduism Sunday would be probed by a senior police official, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said. The conversion reportedly took place Sunday morning in Alappuzha and Kollam districts.
FIR on Mani only after proper legal opinion: Chandy
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Finance Minister K.M. Mani in the bar bribery case only after getting proper legal opinion in the matter.
Sri Lankan Navy threatens Indian fishermen at gun point
About 3,000 fishermen, who put out to sea from this coastal town today, were allegedly threatened at gun point by Sri Lankan naval personnel and nets of 15 boats damaged, P Sesuraja, President of Fishermen's Association said.
Four states in south make up 50% of HIV cases
Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka account for 3.6 lakh HIV cases, about 50% of the patients in the country. The southern states are also among the top four in the country, with Tamil Nadu alone having 80,685 HIV affected people of the total 7.7 lakh as on May 2014.
Sri Lanka sets free five Indian fishermen after presidential pardon, BJP lauds PM Modi
The five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, were released by the Sri Lankan court on Wednesday. A few days back, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa had assured India.
Man with AK 47 fires at pharma executive in Hyderabad
Panic gripped the upscale Banjara Hills area of Hyderabad on Wednesday morning as an unidentified man shot at the car of K Nityananda Reddy, Director and Vice-Chairman of a leading pharmaceutical company.
Central station blasts case nearly solved
The Crime Branch- CID, which is investigating the bomb blasts at Chennai Central Railway Station on May 1, claims that it is close to wrapping up the case.
Karnataka government sets up panel to probe sexual abuse in prison
The Karnataka government has set up a committee to inquire into allegations of women prisoners at Bangalore Central Prison being forced into sex by prison officials and wardens.
Kamal Haasan Launches Cleaning of Madhambakkam Lake
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who turned 60 today, has launched the cleaning of Madhambakkam in Chennai as part of the Clean India campaign.
Kerala liquor ban: KM Mani in a fix, probe ordered over bribery allegations
In a huge blow to Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, an investigation has been ordered against him for allegedly demanding Rs. 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses of closed bars.
Lanka foisted drug-running case against fishermen : Karunanidhi
A day after a Sri Lankan court sentenced to death five Indian fishermen for allegedly transporting narcotics, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi said the case was foisted on the men and demanded that the Centre take up the matter with Colombo to ensure their release.
SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, 2 others in DA case; AIADMK cadres erupt in joy
The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and three others convicted in a disproportionate assets case.
Terminally Ill Boy is Hyderabad Police Chief For a Day
Little Sadiq wanted to be police commissioner for a day. The 10-year-old, who has cancer, got his wish on Wednesday. Looking the part in khaki uniform and a cap, he beamed with pride when police officers of Hyderabad saluted him, their "chief" for a day.
Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modi’s help to secure fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody
Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure 75 fishing boats from the custody Sri Lankan authorities. The boats have been apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy since May.
HudHud birds perish in killer cyclone ‘HudHud’
In the killer cyclone 'HudHud' that devastated Visakhapatnam, the irony is that a large number of 'HudHud' birds have also perished. For ornithologists, bird watchers and wildlife lovers, this has become a cause of concern.
India prepares to launch its third navigation satellite
The 67-hour countdown for the Thursday launch of India's third navigation satellite is progressing smoothly though a thunder storm on Wednesday delayed some operations, a senior space agency official said.
Cyclone Hudhud fallout: Losses could go up to Rs 70,000 cr, says CM Naidu
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday said the exact financial loss caused by Cyclone Hudhud is yet to be calculated even as initial estimates indicate that it can go up to Rs 70,000 crore.
DMK to move court on government delay in removing Jayalalithaa’s name from labels
The DMK is planning to move court over the Tamil Nadu government's delay in removing posters and images of jailed AIADMK chief and former chief minister, J. Jayalalithaa, from public buildings and product labels.
Cyclone Hudhud : Chaos in Visakhaptanam, locals loot essential supplies, long queues at petrol pumps
As Visakhapatnam tries to limp back to normalcy after the destruction caused by Cyclone Hudhud, there is a mad scramble for food, water and fuel in the affected areas. The situation is tense with people stopping trucks, mobbing relief officers and looting supplies.
AIADMK supporters perform special prayers for J. Jayalalithaa’s release
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) cadres today performed a special prayer, "Anga Prathikshanam" in the Vadapalani Murugan temple premises, for the release of party chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
Road link between Koraput, Andhra Pradesh restored
Road communication between Koraput in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, snapped due to blocking of NH-26 by uprooted trees during Cyclone Hudhud, has been restored.
Cyclone Hudhud: Tamil Nadu announces Rs. 5-crore aid to Andhra Pradesh
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday sanctioned Rs 5 crore to Andhra Pradesh towards providing relief to people affected by cyclone Hudhud.
Tamil actress Maya attempts suicide for Jayalalithaa
Tamil actress Maya on Wednesday attempted suicide in front of police commissioner's office to protest the imprisonment of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.
Cyclone ‘Hud Hud’ heading towards Odisha-Andhra coast, confirms Met
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Wednesday, confirmed the formation of Cyclonic storm 'Hud Hud' over north Andaman Sea and said that it will make landfall between Gopalpur in Odisha and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on October 12.