Mekedatu dam is only solution for Cauvery water row: D.K. Shivakumar

D.K. Shivakumar | Photo Credit: Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar on Friday said the construction of the proposed Mekedatu project, a balancing reservoir, in the Cauvery basin in Karnataka is the only solution to the Cauvery water-sharing row with the neighbouring States. Mr. Shivakumar told presspersons here that the necessity of the construction of the … Read more

Squatters cannot claim right to public space, says SC

A view of the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi. File | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma The Supreme Court on August 25 refused to extend its interim stay order against a demolition drive against trespassers and encroachments on railway land at Nai Basti near Krishnajanmasthan at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. A Bench of … Read more

KSCC workers weave 40 sq ft pookalam from coir

A 40 sq ft pookalam prepared by workers of Kerala State Coir Corporation using coir, coir products and coir dye in Alappuzha on Friday. | Photo Credit: SURESH ALLEPPEY The Kerala State Coir Corporation (KSCC) has created a 40 sq ft floral carpet (pookalam). It was prepared by KSCC workers Lalji, Rajeevan (Subash), Sunilkumar, Niyas, … Read more

ED to question Moideen, 3 others in Karuvannur bank loan scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will question A.C. Moideen, former Minister and Kunnamkulam MLA, in connection with the multi-crore loan scam at the Karuvannur Service Cooperative Bank. The ED has issued notice to Mr. Moideen to appear before it for questioning at its Kochi office on August 31. The ED has also issued notice to P.P. … Read more

Food poisoning: Couple die in Arakalgud

A couple who were under treatment for food poisoning died at Bisinahalli near Konanur in Arakalgud taluk on Wednesday. The local police, after learning about the incident, intervened to stop the final rites and took the bodies for post-mortem on Thursday. Nanjundappa, 55, a construction worker, his wife Uma, 45, and their son Manjunath had … Read more

Karnataka Minister tells officials to prioritise filling of tanks, lakes

Minister for Minor Irrigation, Science, and Technology N.S. Boseraju directed officials on Thursday to prioritise the filling of tanks and lakes, as well as the construction of barrages, in the interest of people and farmers. He obtained the progress made in the Departments of Minor Irrigation and Groundwater Recharge and directed the officials to have … Read more

A carpet of flowers for Onam

Balaramapuram, about 20 km from the Kerala capital of Thiruvananthapuram, is known for its off-white handloom saris with golden borders. This Onam though, it is not the cloth alone that is making Balaramapuram proud.  Just out of Balaramapuram, at Nellivila, is a nondescript gate behind which shines a crop of yellow and orange marigolds interspersed … Read more

NLCIL inks pact with Airports Authority of India to provide communication, surveillance and air traffic management services at the company’s brownfield airport in Neyveli

NLC India Limited (NLCIL) has inked a pact with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to provide communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management services at the company’s brownfield Airport in Neyveli. According to a press release, the airport is being developed under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS), also known as Udan to promote air … Read more

Villupuram erupts in joy over its favourite son’s role in Chandrayaan-3’s success

Palanivel, father of Chandrayaan-3 Project Director Veeramuthuvel, being felicitated by Collector C. Palani in Villupuram. | Photo Credit: KUMAR SS When the lander module of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, made a successful landing on the moon’s surface at 6.03 p.m. on August 23, celebrations broke out in Project Director P. … Read more