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June 20, 2024

16 dead, over 60 hospitalised after drinking illicit arrack in K'kurichi

AT least 16 people died and more than 60 others were hospitalised after they allegedly consumed illicit 'packet arrack' at Karunapuram in Kallakurichi district on Wednesday.

16 dead, over 60 hospitalised after drinking illicit arrack in K'kurichi

2 mins

80 Indian Haj pilgrims die of extreme heat

Over 900 dead as day-time temperature in Mecca goes past 50°C; 600 are from Egypt

1 min

U.S. TEAM MEETS DALAI LAMA, CHINA PROTESTS

AMID warnings from China, a bipartisan US Congressional delegation met the Dalai Lama and officials of the Tibetan government-in exile in Dharamsala on Wednesday.

U.S. TEAM MEETS DALAI LAMA, CHINA PROTESTS

1 min

Chandru panel report will lead to caste hierarchy: BJP

BJP state president K Annamalai on Wednesday took strong exception to the recommendations made by Justice K Chandru in his report on tackling caste-based differences in schools and colleges and said Chief Minister M K Stalin should take into consideration the views of all sections before implementing the recommendations.

1 min

Govt open to fresh NEET-UG for all if the SC issues orders

THE Union Education Ministry is not averse to conducting a fresh round of the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance TestUndergraduate (NEET-UG), subject to directives from the Supreme Court's scheduled hearing on July 8.

1 min

Ahead of key state polls, MSP for 14 crops hiked

AHEAD of elections in key states like Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir later this year, the Centre on Wednesday raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 14 Kharif crops for the 2024-25 marketing season.

1 min

'PG degree through one-year course is valid for appointment to govt services'

HOLDING that a degree from a one-year postgraduate course is equivalent to that from a two-year PG course and that it is valid under the 10+2+3+1 scheme of education, the Madras High Court has ordered the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) to appoint a candidate as a typist in government services.

1 min

Section of teachers promote caste pride among students: Chandru

Issue extends beyond confines of educational settings, says former HC judge in his report

Section of teachers promote caste pride among students: Chandru

3 mins

Cop reinstated after 23 yrs, HC says dismissal too harsh a punishment

FINDING the punishment of removal from service disproportionate to the charges against him, the Madras High Court has ordered the reinstatement of a policeman, M Balachandran, 23 years after he was sacked from the force for indiscipline.

Cop reinstated after 23 yrs, HC says dismissal too harsh a punishment

1 min

TNAU UG rank list out; four score perfect 200

THE Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) released the undergraduate admission rank list for the 2024-25 academic year here on Wednesday with as many as four applicants scoring a perfect 200.

TNAU UG rank list out; four score perfect 200

1 min

Police keep a 'hawk-eye' on history-sheeters in city

Real-time monitoring with Parundhu helps prevent crime, gang wars

Police keep a 'hawk-eye' on history-sheeters in city

2 mins

Panels formed to enumerate urban poor families in city

COMMITTEES have been set up to enumerate and identify eligible families under the Chief Minister's Thayumanavar scheme, a comprehensive poverty alleviation scheme that was announced in February this year.

Panels formed to enumerate urban poor families in city

1 min

After 2 die in bike racing on ORR, police arrest 7

SEVEN people, who participat ed in an auto and bike race on the Outer Ring Road in Chennai's periphery four days ago, which led to the death of two persons, were arrested by the Avadi police on Wednesday.

1 min

PMK & DMK candidates file papers; Anbumani makes cash-for-vote claims

THE candidates of DMK and PMK Anniyur Siva (DMK) and C Anbumani (PMK) have filed their nomination papers for Vikravandi by-election in the district on Wednesday.

PMK & DMK candidates file papers; Anbumani makes cash-for-vote claims

1 min

TN EYES ₹7K-CR INVESTMENT IN HIGHWAY, MINOR PORT PROJECTS

Development projects include Greenfield port at Cuddalore, monetisation of Outer Ring Road

TN EYES ₹7K-CR INVESTMENT IN HIGHWAY, MINOR PORT PROJECTS

2 mins

Act, don't play with words: EPS to govt in hooch deaths

TERMING the death of people after drinking illicit liquor in Karunapuram in Kallakurichi as worrying, AIADMK general secretary and leader of the opposition Edappadi K Palaniswami condemned the DMK government on Wednesday for failing to curb the production of illicit liquor.

Act, don't play with words: EPS to govt in hooch deaths

2 mins

Days after Bengal accident, southern railway to fill 726 loco pilot vacancies

TWO days after a goods train collided with the Sealdah-Agartala Kanchanjunga Express near Rangapani railway station in West Bengal, claiming 10 lives, the Railway Board has approved the immediate filling of over 726 vacancies for loco pilots in Southern Railway.

2 mins

AIADMK leadership beyond caste: EPS to Sasikala

DISMISSING ousted leader VK Sasikala's contention that a particular caste dominates the AIADMK's leadership now, party general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday said the leadership is formed beyond caste and religious lines.

1 min

Guidelines for disabled violated in UPSC exam: Forum

NATIONAL Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) General Secretary Muralidharan on Wednesday appealed to the Secretary of the Department of Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities (DEPwD) to make efforts to follow the 2022 guidelines issued by the department while conducting examinations, including the ones conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

1 min

Heavy rain forecast in state till Sunday

SEVERAL parts of the state will continue to receive heavy rain till January 23 and the maximum temperature is likely to be near normal.

1 min

Naidu set to visit new capital Amaravati to examine developments

CHIEF Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is set to visit the Amaravati capital region on Thursday to examine the status of construction of various buildings in different parts of the area.

Naidu set to visit new capital Amaravati to examine developments

1 min

Kerala sees monsoon revival, but 47% rain deficit in first 20 days

State govt worried as water level in reservoirs just 25% full; showers will continue for a week

Kerala sees monsoon revival, but 47% rain deficit in first 20 days

1 min

Questioned by CISF, DMK MP complains to RS chief

DMK MP MM Abdulla has lodged a complaint with Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar about the conduct of CISF personnel who questioned him about his visit to the Parliament.

1 min

Cong forms panels to take stock of MP, Delhi, K'taka & T'gana results

WEEKS after the Lok Sabha election results, the Congress on Wednesday constituted six fact-finding committees to assess the party's poor performance in states including Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and Telangana.

1 min

Rebuilding Nalanda to be our golden era: PM

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his government is making efforts to ensure that the country has the world's most advanced research-oriented higher education system.

Rebuilding Nalanda to be our golden era: PM

2 mins

India pips Pak in nuclear arms race: Report

NUCLEAR arsenals are being strengthened around the world, including in India which, with its 172 nuclear weapons, is now ahead of Pakistan and ranks sixth in the group of nine nuclear armed countries.

India pips Pak in nuclear arms race: Report

2 mins

Tibetan govt-in-exile hails 'US gift', counters China

Resolve Tibet Act recognises India's stand on McMahon Line

Tibetan govt-in-exile hails 'US gift', counters China

1 min

Ahead of Modi's Lanka trip, EAM in Colombo today

EXTERNAL Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Colombo on Thursday, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's likely visit to Sri Lanka in July or August.

Ahead of Modi's Lanka trip, EAM in Colombo today

1 min

Air pollution caused 8.1 million deaths worldwide in 2021: Report

AIR pollution contributed to 8.1 million deaths worldwide in 2021, with India and China recording a whopping 2.1 million and 2.3 million fatalities respectively, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Air pollution caused 8.1 million deaths worldwide in 2021: Report

1 min

BJP leaders asked to take Maha 'collective decisions'

WHILE introspecting on the Lok Sabha poll debacle in Maharashtra, the BJP leadership has asked the state party leaders to make collective decisions on the state parliamentary board, saying no individual should dominate the discussions.

BJP leaders asked to take Maha 'collective decisions'

1 min

Govt takes back Gehlot's food coupon distribution norms

IN a string of key policy changes, the Bhajan Lal Sharma government of Rajasthan is revisiting and revising several initiatives of the previous Ashok Gehlot administration.

Govt takes back Gehlot's food coupon distribution norms

1 min

Unprecedented Dry Spell, U'khand Sizzles

UTTARAKHAND, a Himalayan state, has been experiencing temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius this summer due to an unprecedented dry spell, surprising meteorologists.

Unprecedented Dry Spell, U'khand Sizzles

2 mins

Minister writes 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' incorrectly, Oppn takes jibe

A viral video showing the newly sworn in union minister of state Savitri Thakur writing the central government's guiding slogan 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' incorrectly in Devnagari script, has given the opposition Congress fresh fuel to attack the Narendra Modi government.

Minister writes 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' incorrectly, Oppn takes jibe

1 min

Amritpal detention under NSA extended by 1 year

THE one-year extension of detention for newly elected Member of Parliament and pro-Khalistani Amritpal Singh, along with nine others under the National Security Act (NSA) at Dibrugarh Central Jail in Assam, was confirmed just one day before the Lok Sabha election results were declared.

Amritpal detention under NSA extended by 1 year

1 min

Cop dies in 'accidental firing at Ayodhya temple

A constable of Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) deployed at Ayodhya Shri Ram Janmabhoomi complex, died after getting injured by a gunshot fired from his own rifle on early Wednesday morning.

Cop dies in 'accidental firing at Ayodhya temple

1 min

US approves new weapons sale to Taiwan

THE Biden administration on Tuesday approved a new $360 million weapons sale to Taiwan, sending the island hundreds of armed drones, missile equipment and related support material, the State Department said in a statement that is sure to draw condemnation from China.

1 min

Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa's prez

CYRIL Ramaphosa was sworn in for a second term as South Africa's president on Wednesday in a ceremony in the administrative capital, Pretoria, with help from a coalition of parties for the first time in its 30-year rule.

Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa's prez

1 min

Israeli use of heavy bombs in Gaza raises serious concerns: UN report

ISRAEL's repeated use of heavy bombs in the densely-populated Gaza Strip indicates repeated violations of the laws of war, the UN said on Wednesday, highlighting six attacks that killed at least 218 people.

1 min

Russia, North Korea upgrade bilateral relations

Both countries pledged mutual aid if they face aggression from the West; Moscow mulls military technology cooperation with Pyongyang

Russia, North Korea upgrade bilateral relations

1 min

Pre-Budget Meet: Focus On Fiscal Deficit, Job Creation

DURING the pre-budget meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday economists stressed on the importance of further reducing the fiscal deficit in the upcoming budget.

Pre-Budget Meet: Focus On Fiscal Deficit, Job Creation

1 min

Inflation Targeting To Remain Work In Progress Till Food Prices Fall: RBI

THE Reserve Bank on Wednesday in its monthly bulletin said the goal of aligning inflation with the target of 4% will remain a work in progress as long as food prices pressure persists.

Inflation Targeting To Remain Work In Progress Till Food Prices Fall: RBI

1 min

Group will invest $100 bn in energy transition over next decade: Gautam Adani

THE Adani Group is planning more than $100 billion investments in energy transition projects and towards building manufacturing capabilities to produce all the key components needed for green energy generation, group chairman Gautam Adani said on Wednesday.

Group will invest $100 bn in energy transition over next decade: Gautam Adani

1 min

Nifty Bank Nears 52K Mark As Pvt Banks Lead Rally

THE Nifty Bank, an index of India's top 12 banking stocks, rallied more than 1,000 points on Wednesday to hit a fresh record as multiple brokerages and research firms anticipate private banks to outperform the broader market and see improvement in their earnings.

Nifty Bank Nears 52K Mark As Pvt Banks Lead Rally

1 min

Voda sells 18% stake in Indus for ₹15,300 cr

Proceeds from sale will be used to repay existing lenders €1.8 billion secured against Vodafone's Indian assets

2 mins

34% of cos struggle to find right talent, 1 in 3 grapples with retaining employees

NEARLY 34% of organisations struggle to find the right talent, and almost one in three grapples with retaining existing employees.

34% of cos struggle to find right talent, 1 in 3 grapples with retaining employees

1 min

Euros: Musiala, Gundogan help Germany progress to knockouts

JAMAL Musiala scored his second goal of the tournament to help Germany beat Hungary 2-0 on Wednesday and book their spot in the European Championship knockout stage.

Euros: Musiala, Gundogan help Germany progress to knockouts

1 min

ARSHDEEP'S SWELLING INFLUENCE

Left-arm pacer has been the standout for India in the ongoing WC

ARSHDEEP'S SWELLING INFLUENCE

3 mins

Kaur & Co pull off thrilling win

\"I'M sure the ICC will be giving another trophy, they have enough budget,\" Smriti Mandhana had remarked gleefully.

Kaur & Co pull off thrilling win

1 min

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