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2 November, 2017 11:02 AM Srimushnam Raja Rao presents discourse on acharyas

Veteran mridangam player Srimushnam Raja Rao is known for creating a magical effect with his playing on the percussion instrument. And it was interesting to listen to him present a musical discourse, which was recently hosted by Perambur Sangeetha Sabha. Scripted by A.V. Gopalan, a music connoisseur, the discourse was titled ‘SARAM,’ on Sankarar, Ramanujar 76

2 November, 2017 9:57 AM Catalan politicians to be quizzed in Spain rebellion case

Twenty regional politicians, including sacked regional government president Carles Puigdemont, were called to appear after the chief prosecutor demanded charges of rebellion. Ousted Catalan government members and lawmakers began arriving at two Spanish courts in Madrid on Thursday to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region’s 98

2 November, 2017 5:26 AM 5 Old Friends Reunited In New York. Died Together In Terror Attack

On Saturday, eight of the former classmates gathered to fly to the United States to celebrate their 30th graduation anniversary. The childhood friends from Argentina had been planning the trip to New York City for years. The men all hailed from Rosario, Argentina's third largest city, about 3 1/2 hours northwest of Buenos Aires. As teenagers, they had bonded 106

2 November, 2017 2:56 AM New York Suspect Planned Attack Year Ago, Said Proud Of What He Had Done

New York: Federal authorities on Wednesday charged the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant they say plowed a rented truck into people walking and cycling on a New York City bike path - killing eight - with providing support to a terrorist organization, alleging that he was inspired by the Islamic State to inflict mayhem and chose Halloween because he figured 97

2 November, 2017 1:51 AM New York truck attack suspect is charged with terrorism offences

NEW YORK: Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because he figured streets would be extra crowded. Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police 96

1 November, 2017 9:17 PM Set up special courts to try tainted politicians, SC tells govt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court asked the Centre on Wednesday to set up special courts to exclusively try lawmakers and decide the cases expeditiously within a year, in an attempt to put an end to the inordinate delay in the prosecution of politicians. On a day when the Election Commission, for the first time, called for debarring convicted MPs and MLAs from contesting 66

1 November, 2017 7:56 PM 20 dead, scores suffer burns as NTPC boiler explodes in UP

A massive explosion ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC's Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district today, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly 100, officials said. The NTPC initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast, while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families 88

1 November, 2017 6:52 PM Set up special courts to try cases against politicians: Supreme Court to government

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the central government to match its commitment to decriminalise politics by setting up special courts to exclusively try pending criminal cases against politicians in a timebound manner. It has given the government six weeks to come up with a scheme to set up the special courts. “On the one hand, you say you want to decriminalise 55

1 November, 2017 4:27 PM Catalan leader won’t return to testify: Lawyer

A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia’s push for independence, said he would not return to testify but could answer questions from Belgium. If Mr. Puigdemont fails to appear before the court, an arrest warrant could be issued that would in turn prevent 58

1 November, 2017 3:47 PM 16 killed in NTPC power plant blast in UP

At least sixteen workers have died and 90 to 100 injured, 10 of them seriously, in an accident at NTPC’s 1,050 MW thermal power plant in Rae Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. “In NTPC Unchahar, Unit Number 6 at around 3.30 pm, there was sudden abnormal sound at 20 metres elevation and there was opening in corner number 2 from which hot flue gases and steam escaped 65