Cyclone Gaja tears Tamil Nadu coast with heavy rain

Cyclone Gaja ripped through Nagapattinam early Friday uprooting trees and snapping power lines leaving a trail of destruction in coastal districts besides claiming 13 lives and flooding standing crops. The cyclonic storm crossed Tamil Nadu’s coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam early hours Friday, bringing in heavy rains in...
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Sabarimala under tight security cover

With hardly few time left for the beginning of the annual pilgrimage season on Saturday, the Kerala Police have brought Sabarimala and the pilgrim base camps at Pampa and Nilackal under strict vigil in view of the on-going protests by various Right-wing organisations against the Supreme Court verdict permitting...
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No ban for ‘Dalit’ usage in media: PCI

There cannot be a complete ban on use of word “Dalit” in media, the Press Council of India, the body that regulates print media, has ruled. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry had issued an advisory to all media outlets to not use the word “Dalit” to refer to members...
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North Korea testing new ‘tactical’ weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the test site of a new tactical weapon in his first such public inspection since last year, hailing it as a “display of our rapidly-growing defence capabilities,” state media said on Friday. The North’s first mention of a new weapons development in...
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New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie grounded in real world

Albus Dumbeldore is a young professor at Hogwarts School; the charismatic but evil Gellert Grindelwald is determined to manipulate the world for his own ends; and Newt Scamander, with his magical suitcase of strange creatures, is trying to stop him. The wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling returns to...
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Tata looking to invest in Jet Airways

Tata Sons Ltd is in pursuit of a controlling stake of debt-laden Jet Airways Ltd, a purchase which could transform India’s largest conglomerate from airline fringe player into the country’s dominant, full-service international carrier. Tata is weighing up the economic viability of a deal which would make it Jet’s...
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Make facts public, and then talk on deal: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said any discussion on pricing of the Rafale fighter jets can only take place if the facts on the deal are allowed to come in the public domain. “The decision we need to take is whether to bring the fact on pricing in public...
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