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J&K youth selected for AYIMUN conference

The Bandipora youth was selected from more than 33,000 applicants across the globe; he is one of the 2,500 delegates who would be participating in the MUN conference.

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EVM, postal ballot counting can be done simultaneously, says ECI

Once the EVM counting is completed, the VVPAT slips counting can start as per the prescribed procedure.

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Amarinder-Sidhu spat out in open on poll day

Sidhu had accused Amarinder Singh for denial of Lok Sabha ticket to his wife Navjot Kaur.

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BJP tops political advertisement spend on Facebook, Google in Feb-May

Earlier this year, digital platforms like Google and Facebook had said that they will offer details of political advertisements on their platform.

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FSSAI lifts tea, coffee decoction samples to check adulteration

‘Test conducted at the food laboratory did not find presence of any adulterants’

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Exam centre sought in Hyderabad

Over 1,300 take JIPMER PG entrance in Vijayawada

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Maoists on the offensive after Basavaraj took over

Starting with Kidari’s killing last year, they have committed 40 offences

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₹800 crore meant for workers’ welfare diverted, alleges RTC employees’ union

Management urged to redeposit the funds used up immediately

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Water scarcity adds to the summer woes in Maddalur

Drought for fifth consecutive year grips this village in Prakasam district

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Voters boycott polling at six booths in Madhya Pradesh

Around 12 people cast their votes in Dewas after being persuaded by the election officials

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With little govt. aid, flood victims still in deep waters

A number of flood victims at Valiyathuruthu still live in rented houses while others make do in damaged houses

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KTDC’s tourism packages for children a big hit

‘Spending the Vacation with KTDC’ offers available till May end

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Nitish condemns Pragya Thakur’s remark, favours her expulsion from BJP

Nitish Kumar, a strong ally of BJP, made it clear that his party would not tolerate such things.

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PM Modi performs puja at Badrinath temple

Modi reached Badrinath after spending around 20 hours in the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath.

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One killed in blast near MLA’s house in Bengaluru

The police are yet to ascertain the nature of the blast.

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Narendra Modi thanks ECI for granting its nod to visit Kedarnath

Modi said may the almighty bless not only India but the whole humankind with happiness, prosperity and welfare.

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Summer season not right for holding elections, says Nitish Kumar

Kumar said that elections should be held in minimal phases so that voters should not have any problems in exercising their franchise.

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Stray incidents of violence, technical glitches mar polling in West Bengal

There were reports of hurling of crude bombs at Raidighi Assembly seat under Mathurapur Lok Sabha seat.

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Morning digest: Polling begins for final phase of Lok Sabha elections, BJP will get me assassinated like Indira Gandhi, says Kejriwal, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day.

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Higher wind power generation brings down average spot prices by 26%

Down to ₹3.03 per unit from ₹4.09 in May last year

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Elections for seventh and most crucial phase of elections in West Bengal begins

An electorate of 1.49 crore will decide the fate of 111 candidates contesting in nine seats

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BJP fights a tough battle in Panaji by-poll to retain the seat after 25 years

After 25 years of continous dominance over the Panaji assembly constituency, the Bharatiya Janata Party sans Manohar Parrikar is fighting a tough bat

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath

On Sunday, he is expected to be in Badrinath, another temple in Uttarakhand’s ‘char dham’ religious circuit.

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Modi community of Arunachal Pradesh takes offence to Rahul’s chor remark

Cong. chief asking why ‘all thieves have Modi in their names’ maligns our reputation, says clan

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Answer to violence is ahimsa: Priyanka Gandhi on Rajiv convicts’ pardon

Separates personal and political reactions on pardon for Rajiv case convicts

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FIR against Cong. MP, MLAs for campaigning on Saturday

An FIR was filed against sitting MP from Ratlam and senior Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria and Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Surendra Singh Honey Ba

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SAD seeks more forces in Ferozepur, Bathinda

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday urged the Election Commission to deploy additional paramilitary forces in Ferozepur and Bathinda constituencies, f

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Yellow alert in Kozhikode, Wayanad

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday sounded the yellow alert, forecasting thunderstorms, in Kozhikode and Wayanad districts. Residen

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Palliative care centre at GGH

Terminally-ill patients to be given care free of charge

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Rajbhar’s ‘stick’ threatens to hurt BJP in Purvanchal

Community likely to follow SBSP leader who rebelled against former ally

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Chargesheet filed in Alwar gang-rape case; 6 booked

Next hearing in the case is on Tuesday

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RGV issue: Press Council notices to CS, police officials

Seeks response in two weeks

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‘Maharshi’ visits city, floors fans

He has darshan at Durga temple

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Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau unearths riverbed sand smuggling

Involvement of police officials suspected, constable carrying money arrested

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‘People favour clear majority to one party’

Lagadapati to reveal results of his poll survey in Tirupati today

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Accountant’s death: family awaits examination of body by magistrate

Report to CJM will state whether fresh postmortem is needed

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Byelections to four Assembly seats today

Results crucial for EPS government, which is surviving on a thin majority

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IPS officer questions allocation of cadre posts to non-cadre officials

‘Rules flouted for unknown reasons’

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Ex-head constable arrested over plaque referring to OPS’ son as MP

He put it up without the knowledge of Raveendranath

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Parties flay ONGC forstarting pipeline work

MDMK, PMK cite protests by farmers

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Farmers look todivine intervention

‘Project is environmentally dangerous’

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Preliminary work begins for new road at Thandrampattu

District Collector visits location, reviews plans

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Activist held for protesting against GAIL’s pipeline project

K.M. Iraniyan is also alleged to have threatened workers engaged by the firm

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Kudankulam reactor synchronised with grid

Move follows maintenance and overhaul of turbine generator

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Man, 5-year-old son killed in Arakkonam

Hit by a tractor while on two-wheeler

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Effort to transport 300-tonne stone alters river courses in Tamil Nadu

With NHAI bridges unable to support the 300-tonne stone, massive diversions have become necessary

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Car rams tree; one killed, 3 injured

A woman from Guntur died on the spot and three others were injured when the car they were travelling in hit a roadside tree on the Cheyyar-Arani Road

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Photography exhibition held to mark World Museum Day

Swords of kings, objects belonging to various tribal communities also on display

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Bhubaneswar city administration urged to give priority to native species

A rapid assessment carried out by a group of scholars in Bhubaneswar says 99% of trees had suffered damages when Cyclone Fani crossed the city.

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Gearing up for counting of votes

On Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar campus

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Krishna Sudheendra new CEO of UST Global

UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, with operations in Thiruvananthapuram, has announced Krishna Sudheendra as the new Chi

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City gets a ‘Bicycle Mayor’

Prakash P. Gopinath is 30th Bicycle Mayor in the world

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Build defence against unhealthy trends, SPC told

Governor receives the salute at ceremonial parade of the cadets at annual summer camp

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Postal ballots increase tenfold in Srikakulam

4,000 votes polled in each segment

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Tindivanam AC blaze was no accident

Victim’s son allegedly set fire to the room

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Sambhaji Patil passes away

The former Mayor and MLA was 68

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How the cradle baby scheme can help parents

The Cradle Baby Scheme that provides for cradles at government hospitals and Primary Health Centres to receive unwanted newborns, and put them up for

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Results only after VVPAT count is over, says DC

The VVPAT count of all Assembly segments cannot be taken up simultaneously

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Unprecedented in size, but not new

The scale of the Namakkal racket is unprecedented, though the region is not new to sale of newborns.In December 2014, a Village Health Nurse attached

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We’ll start cloud seeding: Deshpande

‘Drought-relief measures initiated before poll code was in place’

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In Namakkal, greed and poverty drives the illegal adoption racket

A chance audio clip has blown the lid off a well-entrenched network involved in the sale of newborns. Such is its expanse that the CB-CID has been roped in to investigate. Poverty of ‘sellers’ and desperation among ‘buyers’ is believed to have fuelled the racket

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For students from Marathwada, no return home this summer

A volunteer outfit is their only support as they battle homesickness

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Tiger spotted at Goa’s only national park

A tiger has been spotted at Goa’s only national park, Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park in South Goa, the State forest department said in a statement on

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Pragya’s remarks condemned

Activists of Shivamogga District Congress Committee (SDCC) staged a protest in the city on Saturday condemning the statements issued by Pragya Singh T

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Kutch in the grip of worst drought: Desert grit

Kutch’s tenacity is under test again as the region struggles to survive a drought for the third year running

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Kodagu: Officials discuss man-animal conflict

Incidence very high around Titimathi; elephants find sanctuary in coffee plantations

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English medium to be introduced in 39 schools in Ballari district

As per the decision of the State government, English-medium schools would be introduced at 39 places in Ballari district from the current academic yea

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PG medical aspirants approach Governor

Open category students challenge State ordinance

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Rain in Sullia taluk

The city is reeling under water scarcity in some areas but Sullia and Belthangady taluks received good rain on Saturday.Reports reaching here said tha

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Discrimination by ECI is clear, says MLC

MLC Y.V.B. Rajendra Prasad said on Saturday that the Election Commission of India (ECI) ignored the complaints made by the TDP candidate in Chandragir

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Naidu: fight for transparency in elections will continue

‘As EVMs aren’t fool-proof, we should revert to ballot paper’

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Plan to invoke RR Act against fraudsters

District administration takes a serious view of fraud by field level functionaries

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Indonesia for ‘sister city’ agreement with Vijayawada

Aim is to promote cultural bonding and education: Consul General

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Indonesia invites investors to its annual trade expo

‘The government has eased the process of approvals’

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Not pressured on repoll: Meena

Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena on Saturday rejected the notion that the Election Commission was under any pressure to declare repolling in th

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Medical negligence claims life

Inquiry team set up to look into allegations against hospital staff

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Buddhist finds with AP will be brought back: Minister

‘Buddhism history in Telangana was hidden or modified’

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Arrangements in place for repoll in 7 booths

To be held under strong surveillance in Kannur, Kasaragod constituencies

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Relief nowhere in the horizon

Fish workers are seeking compensation for lost working days

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Science could do the trick

Scientifically issued weather alerts will minimise fisherfolk’s loss

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Cyclone Ockhi: Increasing number of rough sea alerts worry fisherfolk

After Ockhi, a cautious government has not been allowing fishers to venture out into the sea at the slight hint of rough weather. The community is not taking it lightly.

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Theme park to be catalyst for revival of Buddhism in Telangana

Buddha Jayanthi celebrations held at Buddhavanam near Nagarjunasagar

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Kin of Hajipur victims seek justice

Families submit petition to Collector

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‘No prayers outside places of worship’

Communal violence on May 10 left one person dead, several injured

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As borewells run dry, farmers hire tankers to water areca palms

They are paying lakhs for the water

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There is hardly any water even for abhisheka in Dharmasthala

Deforestation in Western Ghats causing ecological damage and decline in rainfall; even God might feel the heat if it does not rain in the next fortnight, says Heggade

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Declaring Konchavaram a wildlife sanctuary leaves many in the lurch

Regularisation of unauthorised cultivation of forestlands goes unnoticed

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English medium only in class 1 this academic year in Karnataka

The State government has finally notified the 1,000 government schools where lessons will be in English medium in class 1. Though the announcement wa

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‘Complainant himself can move court on Prajwal issue’

In response to a complaint accusing Janata Dal (S) candidate Prajwal Revanna of concealing information in his affidavit, Deputy Commissioner Priyanka

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JD(S) committed to staying with Congress, says Kumaraswamy

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday sounded optimistic about the Janata Dal (S)-Congress combine bagging 18 or 19 parliamentary seats in the

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₹500 crore spent on conduct of Lok Sabha election in State

It is a steep increase from the previous polls

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Year of water: 30 lakh saplings to be planted on June 11

Afforestation for new govt. buildings to be made must

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BJP leader calls Godse patriot, gets expelled

The Tumakuru district president of BJP Yuva Morcha Hanumantharaju T.H. has been expelled from the party for calling Nathuram Godse a patriot on Facebo

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On day before polling, candidates focus on door visits in Kundagol, Chincholi

Even as officials of the Kalaburagi and Dharwad district administrations were busy making arrangements for polling for the byelections to Chincholi a

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EWS quota for Central govt. jobs, institutions only

State yet to take a call on reservation

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As Basavaraj Horatti suggests fresh polls, Kumaraswamy calls for restraint

Ahead of the first anniversary of the coalition government and the much-awaited Lok Sabha results on May 23, sparring between leaders of the coalitio

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No shortage of polio vaccine, says Health Ministry

Reports anticipated shortage following detection, by the Central Drugs Laboratory, of 16 contaminated batches.

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Extradition process of Chhota Rajan’s aide stuck in red tape

‘Abu Sawant file moving back an forth between govt. and CBI’

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Wildlife attacks: Farmers’ groups to launch stir

A collective of independent farmers’ organisations in the district is gearing up to launch an indefinite agitation against the alleged apathy of the g

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GoAir to start more services from Kannur

GoAir will start more airline services from the Kannur international airport from May 31. Informing this on Saturday, a press release issued by Kannur

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