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AIADMK factions merged; OPS gets deputy CM

Amid a hectic political drama, the two warring AIADMK factions in Tamil Nadu announced their merger on Monday with rebel group leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) joining Edappadi K Palaniswami's cabinet as deputy chief minister, a newly created…

Infosys drops out of India's top 10 most valued companies

Infosys on Monday crashed out of India's 10 most valued companies' list after the exit of Vishal Sikka as managing director and CEO of the company.Sikka's exit took a heavy toll on the company's brand image as it lost Rs 34,000 crore in…

SC bail for Lt Col Purohit in Malegaon blast case

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Prasad Srikant Purohit. The court noted “variance” in the charge sheets filed by the Mumbai ATS and the NIA and a “considerable” period of time-- eight…

SC verdict on Triple Talaq today

The Supreme Court would on Tuesday deliver its judgement on constitutional validity of the practice of ‘triple talaq’ challenged by a group of Muslim women for being violative of their fundamental right.A five-judge bench presided over by…

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High drama as committee visits Mantri Techzone, denied entry

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Hearing the case, the tribunal had barred constructions within 75 metres of the periphery of a lake, 50 metres from the edge of a primary rajakaluve (master canal), and 35 metres from the edge of a secondary rajakaluve. The two companies…

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With many kitchens not ready, only 70 Indira Canteens running

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A week after the Indira Canteens were inaugurated, it has been found that only 70-75 of them are functioning as against 101 canteens announced by the government. A day before the inauguration of the canteens, Bangalore Development Minister…

Allow inspection of Bellandur lake buffer zone, NGT tells state

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The National Green Tribunal on Monday allowed representatives of the Forward Foundation, a Bengaluru-based NGO, to visit the Bellandur lake to verify if the state government was cleaning the waterbody, which was in news for spewing fire…

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Indian scientists predict look of elusive solar corona

A day before the Great American Eclipse is set to sweep the USA, Indian scientists have predicted how the solar corona - the mysterious outer region of the sun - would look like during the total solar eclipse. Their predictions show lotus…

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In a year, no more physical police verification for passports: Home Secy

The physical police verification for getting a passport will soon be a thing of the past as the government plans to connect the service with a robust national database of crimes and criminals that will check the antecedents of applicants…

SC to tomorrow pronounce judgement on 'triple talaq'

The Supreme Court would tomorrow pronounce its judgement on the controversial issue of whether the practice of triple talaq among Muslims is fundamental to the religion. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar…

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Kamal Haasan makes cryptic remarks on AIADMK merger

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan today continued with his take on Tamil Nadu politics, as he took an apparent dig at the merger of the two factions of the ruling AIADMK by using the analogy of a "clowns cap". The actor said the "clowns cap" was…

Modi congratulates OPS, assures support for Palaniswami govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated O Panneerselvam (OPS), who took oath as deputy chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Modi wished OPS and Palaniswami through Twitter. "I congratulate Thiru O Panneerselvam & others who took oath…

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Pai flays Sikka for blaming Murthy to cover up his 'bad performance'

Former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai today flayed Executive Vice-Chairman Vishal Sikka for blaming co-founder N R Narayana Murthy for the crisis in the company to cover up his "bad performance." "Yes, true. He (Sikka) wanted to leave from…

Revolts, split, merger: Chronology of events in AIADMK since Jaya's death

Since the demise of former AIADMK supremo and chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December last year, Tamil Nadus political scenario has witnessed unprecedented drama. The state has seen it all-- revolt, conviction in a graft case of…

'JD(U) has voted for Ahmed Patel in RS polls, Nitish is misleading'

The lone JD(U) legislator in Gujarat, Chotu Vasava, on Monday again reiterated that he had cast his vote in favour of Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in recently concluded Rajya Sabha elections from the state. "I have voted for Ahmed Patel,…

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China blames Indian troops for Pangong Lake incident in Ladakh

China today blamed Indian soldiers for "violent action" against its troops during a standoff at Pangong Lake in Ladakh on August 15 leading to scuffles and stone pelting, and has lodged a protest with India. Indian border guards had foiled…

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OPS to be party convener will fulfill all promises made by Amma: Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced that rebel leader and former chief minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) will be the convener of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). He was addressing the press…

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Rajnath hopes Doklam deadlock will be broken soon

With the Doklam stand-off refuses to die down, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday expressed hope that the deadlock will be broken soon, saying he is sure that China will make a positive move.Singh's comments came even as the two…

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CCTV shows Sasikala 'entering' central jail; DG says not aware

A CCTV footage purportedly showing AIADMK chief V K Sasikala entering the Central jail here along with her sister-in-law in plain clothes has surfaced in the media. The footage was submitted by ex-DIG (Prisons) D Roopa on August 19 as part…

SC grants bail to Lt. Col Shrikant Purohit in Malegaon case

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Prasad Srikant Purohit. The court noted “the variance” in the charge sheets filed by the Mumbai ATS and the NIA and a “considerable” period of time-- eight…

Sunday, Aug 20

OPS may be party chief, Palani to continue as CM

The stage is set for the merger between the AIADMK warring factions in Tamil Nadu on Monday. While Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is expected to head the government, rebel leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) is likely to get the party…

Day after accident, top Rlys officials sent on leave

Hours after the preliminary probe into the derailment of Utkal Express revealed the negligence on part of local-level officials, the railway ministry on Sunday night cracked the whip.The ministry sent three of its top officials, including…

Rs 25 lakh disbursed so far as ex-gratia to accident victims: Railways

The railways said today that it has distributed a total of Rs 25 lakh so far as exgratia to the affected passengers and the kin of the dead in the Utkal Express accident. The number of the dead stood at 20 and those injured in the…

Initial probe suggests negligence

Preliminary probe into Saturday’s derailment of Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar indicates “negligence” of local railway officials responsible for track maintenance.According to railway officials here, track maintenance was in progress a few…

Saturday, Aug 19

Nitish dares Sharad Yadav to split JD(U)

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar on Saturday dared rebel Rajya Sabha MP and former party chief Sharad Yadav to split the JD(U).Launching a blistering attack during the national executive committee meeting here, Nitish…

23 killed, over 100 hurt in UP train derailment

At least 23 people were feared killed and over 100 others, including women and children, were injured, when Haridwar-bound Kalinga Utkal Express train derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, about 500 kilometres from here, on…

Pained over charges, says Murthy

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy on Friday said he was extremely anguished by the charges, and tone and tenor of the statements made by the company’s board.In a statement issued to the media post the resignation of Vishal Sikka as MD…

Sikka resigns from Infosys

Three years after he took charge at the $10 billion IT bellweather, Infosys, Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as CEO & Managing Director.This puts an end to an acrimonious turf war between promoter shareholders and the board of directors…

Friday, Aug 18

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large. "There are eight victims in the…

Infosys says Murthy's charges 'completely untenable'

Infosys today lashed out at fresh charges by founder NR Narayana Murthy, saying suggestions that world-renowned law firms will "connive" with the board twice to overlook alleged "misdeeds" of a CEO and give a clean chit were "completely…

Infosys directly blames Narayana Murthy for Sikka's resignation

In the latest development in Vishal Sikkas resignation, Infosys company has directly blamed its promoter founder NR Narayana Murthy for the cause. An official statement by the company said, "Murthys continuous assault, including this…

Adityanath targets Rahul, says Gorakhpur not a 'picnic spot'

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his visit here, saying the 'yuvraj' (prince) sitting in Delhi cannot make Gorakhpur 'a picnic spot'.Adityanath, who launched a…

Thursday, Aug 17

NGT summons govt officials

Pulling up the Karnataka government for its failure to address the pollution in the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned top state officials to explain the action taken on its directions so far.The NGT…

Barcelona terror attack: local media says at least 13 dead

At least 13 pedestrians were killed and many injured after a driver deliberately ploughed a van into them on one of Spain's busiest streets what police said was a "terrorist attack"."Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an…

Floods claim 36 more lives in Assam, Bihar

The flood situation in Bihar and Assam remained grim with 36 more flood-related deaths reported today from the two states, where over 1.20 crore people are marooned. The figure of flood casualties mounted to 98 in Bihar, with 26 more…

Merger move: AIADMK constitutes committee to probe Jaya's death

Bowing to the demand made by rebel faction led by O Panneerselvam (OPS), the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday announced that it would constitute a commission of inquiry, headed by a retired judge, to probe into the "mysterious"…