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In this issue

June 21, 2024

NTA institutional failure, says govt, probe panel soon

UNDER fire over alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG and the UGC-NET, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday admitted that consecutive paper leak cases affecting the lives of at least 35 lakh students represent an institutional failure of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

NTA institutional failure, says govt, probe panel soon

1 min

TWO-FOLD JUMP IN RABIES DEATH IN TN THIS YR

Chennai THE number of human deaths due to rabies in Tamil Nadu has almost doubled this year with 16 deaths being reported since January.

2 mins

HC strikes down Nitish govt's quota bump-up

IN a major setback to the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government, the Patna High Court on Thursday set aside the state government's move to raise quotas for deprived classes from 50% 65%.

1 min

Delhi court grants bail to Kejriwal

IN a big relief to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a Delhi court on Thursday granted him bail in the money laundering case that stems from the alleged excise scam.

Delhi court grants bail to Kejriwal

1 min

HOOCH TOLL RISES TO 39; 24 MORE CRITICAL

THE death toll in the illicit arrack tragedy in Kallakurichi went up to 39 on Thursday as several victims undergoing treatment at various hospitals died without responding to treatment.

HOOCH TOLL RISES TO 39; 24 MORE CRITICAL

2 mins

Heatwave hits over 40,000, kills at least 110 since March, say officials

THE brutal heat wave sweeping large swathes f the country killed at least 110 people in the past three months and left around 40,000 people grappling with the effects of suspected heat stroke, Union health ministry sources said on Thursday.

Heatwave hits over 40,000, kills at least 110 since March, say officials

1 min

Orders reserved in suo motu revision cases against mins

Judge had initiated revision in cases against Thennarasu, KKSSR, OPS

Orders reserved in suo motu revision cases against mins

1 min

How Madurai parotta helped catch a convict who jumped parole for 4 years

CONVICTED for committing a murder in Kerala and accused in another in Chennai, C Sivakumar (45) from Coimbatore is no ordinary criminal, but a polyglot fluent in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam, and a smooth operator who gave cops in two states the slip for four years.

How Madurai parotta helped catch a convict who jumped parole for 4 years

2 mins

Farmers unhappy with 5% paddy MSP hike, want incentive from govt

THE central government's announcement to raise the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy (common variety) from ₹2,183/quintal to 2,300 has met with mixed response, as majority of the farmers are unhappy with the increment of ₹117 or 5% compared to last year.

1 min

Global firms now opt for flexi-space operators

C SHIVAKUMAR @ Chennai RIDING pillion on Tamil Nadu's target of becoming a one trillion dollar economy, investments are steadily trickling into Chennai and the office space in the city's heart is in high demand.

1 min

'Illicit arrack sale thriving under police nose'

THE area in Karunapuram where the illicit liquor was sold is barely 500 metres from the local police station and also close to the district integrated court complex and a few government offices. However, locals say the sale of illicit liquor has thrived here for several years.

1 min

A sorry tale of overnight orphans: Five below 15 years lose parents

EVERY street in Karunapuram village has the purple tent mounted, with the entire neighbourhood echoing the funeral laments of families, for over 19 people from the locality died on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A sorry tale of overnight orphans: Five below 15 years lose parents

2 mins

Govt ignored Kallakurichi AIADMK MLA's repeated pleas for action: EPS

Says Senthilkumar alerted district SP five days ago regarding rampant sale of illicit liquor

Govt ignored Kallakurichi AIADMK MLA's repeated pleas for action: EPS

1 min

AIADMK moves HC with PIL seeking CBI inquiry

THE AIADMK has filed a public interest litigation petition in the Madras High Court praying for a CBI probe into the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy.

1 min

Filipino found dead in coal ship, suicide suspected

IN a suspected case of suicide, a 31-year-old Philippines national was found dead inside a coal vessel stationed off the Thoothukudi VOC Port here on Wednesday.

1 min

Sewage works wreck pipeline, polluting water for 8k houses

A WATER pipeline was inadvertently damaged during the ongoing underground drainage (UGD) work in wards 16, 17 and 18, leading to contamination of drinking water.

1 min

3 held for beating stray dog to death, released on bail

THREE youths were arrested for beating a street dog to death in Kovilpatti.

1 min

Naidu promises white paper soon on capital city construction status

CM accuses YSRCP of 'destroying' Amaravati, Polavaram projects during its five-year regime

Naidu promises white paper soon on capital city construction status

2 mins

... RJD retorts: 'Govt trying to save big faces'

THE RJD reacted sharply to Bihar deputy CM Vijay Kumar Sinha's allegation that Tejashwi Prasad Yadav's close aide was linked to NEET-UG 2024 paper leak.

1 min

Indian Railways ensuring safety at level crossings with infra upgrades

INDIAN Railways is waging an unprecedented war against one of the biggest threats to rail safety level crossings.

Indian Railways ensuring safety at level crossings with infra upgrades

2 mins

Bihar DyCM points at Tejashwi close aide...

BIHAR deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader Vijay Kumar Sinha on Thursday stirred up a controversy by linking RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav with the alleged NEET-UG 2024 paper leak, claiming that Tejashwi's aide booked a room at a government guest house for one of the key accused of the case.

1 min

Ministry orders probe into NTA 'irregularities'

THE Ministry of Education is investigating the alleged irregularities at the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Ministry orders probe into NTA 'irregularities'

1 min

BJP's Bhartruhari Mahtab named pro-tem Speaker, Cong says seniority ignored

PRESIDENT Droupadi Murmu on Thursday appointed Odisha BJP leader Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem Speaker, who would perform the duties of the Speaker till the election for the post is over.

1 min

Rahul questions PM's silence on NEET paper leak

AMID a raging controversy on the NEET-UG paper leak scandal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being silent on the issue.

Rahul questions PM's silence on NEET paper leak

1 min

Student bodies take to the streets, several detained

I blame game as petitions being heard in the Supreme Court HUNDREDS of students from different outfits staged protests outside the residence of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and the education ministry office on Thursday over alleged NEET irregularities and the cancellation of UGC-NET.

Student bodies take to the streets, several detained

1 min

Maha rift erupts as Sena blames Ajit for election defeat

THE Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena on Thursday said the BJP and Ajit Pawar-led NCP are responsible for the poor performance of Mahayuti in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, indicating a rift in the ruling alliance of the state.

1 min

Long & dry spell triggers forest fires in Himachal

BUT for Wednesday's paltry rain, the Queen of Hills - Shimla could have been as parched as the plains down its mesmerizing slopes.

Long & dry spell triggers forest fires in Himachal

1 min

J&K poll process has begun, says PM

Asserts that walls of Article 370 have been brought down and Constitution implemented

J&K poll process has begun, says PM

2 mins

BSF personnel booked for beating, molesting minor in Meghalaya

MEGHALAYA Police registered a case against some unnamed Border Security Force (BSF) personnel based on an FIR lodged by a woman from East Jaintia Hills district who alleged they had assaulted her husband and groped and molested their 15-year-old daughter.

1 min

Big catch: Drugs worth ₹150 cr seized from Gujarat's Kutch

THE Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday seized narcotics worth 150 crore from the Sir Creek area of the Kutch region in Gujarat, officials said.

Big catch: Drugs worth ₹150 cr seized from Gujarat's Kutch

2 mins

Raj govt hikes women's quota to 50% in teaching

ON completing six months in office, Rajasthan chief minister Bhajan Lal Sharma has announced two major decisions aimed at empowering women in the state.

Raj govt hikes women's quota to 50% in teaching

1 min

Israel embarrassed as army spox admits Hamas can't be eliminated

ISRAEL's top army spokesman said on Wednesday that Hamas cannot be eliminated, prompting a knee-jerk reaction from the government which quickly reiterated it remains committed to the Palestinian militant group's destruction.

1 min

Vatican ripoff accused goes to UN alleging rights violation

ONE of the defendants in the Vatican's big financial trial has filed a formal complaint with the United Nations, alleging that Pope Francis violated his human rights by authorising wide-ranging surveillance during the investigation.

Vatican ripoff accused goes to UN alleging rights violation

1 min

Power grid under fresh attack in Ukraine, drones hit Russia oil units

Not much has changed on frontline; both sides are attacking distant infrastructure targets

Power grid under fresh attack in Ukraine, drones hit Russia oil units

1 min

Toll of Haj pilgrims due to extreme heat crosses 1,000

THE death toll from this year's Haj has exceeded 1,000, an AFP tally said on Thursday, more than half of them unregistered worshippers who performed the pilgrimage in extreme heat in Saudi Arabia.

Toll of Haj pilgrims due to extreme heat crosses 1,000

1 min

SEBI asks Religare to apply for open offer before July 12

CAPITAL market regulator SEBI has come down heavily on Religare Enterprises (REL) chairperson Rashmi Saluja and its board of directors for obstructing the Burman family from launching an open offer for acquiring a majority stake in the financial conglomerate.

SEBI asks Religare to apply for open offer before July 12

1 min

Pre-budget meet: Fin sector seeks stable tax policy on capital gains, sec transactions

FINANCIAL industry leaders, in the second pre-budget meet held on Thursday, sought for stable and long-term tax policies on capital gains tax, shares transactions, and clarity on GST.

1 min

Online gaming cos may get GST relief

Sources say the govt is likely to cancel retrospective or backdated taxes for the industry

Online gaming cos may get GST relief

2 mins

Perfunctory compliance with rules leads to self-defeat: RBI

STRESSING on the need for effective governance, the Reserve Bank governor, Shaktikanta Das, has warned against perfunctory compliance with regulations saying that it will only lead to self-defeat.

1 min

Emcure Pharma gets SEBI nod for public issue

PUNE-based drug maker Emcure Pharmaceuticals has received the regulatory approvals to launch a 2,500 crore initial share sale, which is just half of what it originally planned in early 2023.

1 min

Start-up funding falls 13% to $4.1 bn in H1, 2024

THOUGH April saw a record monthly funding of $862 million, start-ups have raised only $4.1 billion in the first six months of 2024, a fall of 13% as against $4.8 billion raised in H1 2023.

Start-up funding falls 13% to $4.1 bn in H1, 2024

1 min

India slips to 15th among top FDI recipients in 2023

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) in India during 2023 declined by 43% to $28 billion compared to $49 billion in the previous year, a report by UN Trade and Development showed.

1 min

CLEAR SKY: NO 4 HEART OF INNINGS

Suryakumar's impactful knock in the middle-overs helps India overcome Afghanistan by 47 runs in Barbados

CLEAR SKY: NO 4 HEART OF INNINGS

3 mins

Two FIDE officials in Chennai for inspection

AS part of the process of choosing a host for the Chess World Championship, a two-member team is set to visit Chennai for an inspection of potential venues.

1 min

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