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10 March, 2018 3:09 AM Agro-forestry scheme to rope in SC, ST farmers in Chittoor

Targets additional green cover of 83,000 ha The Social Forestry Division of Chittoor district on Friday expanded the purview of its ambitious “agro-forestry” scheme to all 66 mandals to achieve the target of an additional green cover of 83,000 hectares in 2018. The focus would be on farmers belonging to SC ad ST communities, with their landholdings at the foothills 86

9 March, 2018 11:07 AM 14-Year-Old Pretends To Be A Cop, Pulls Drivers Over. He Was Arrested

He even wore a uniform and carried fake guns A teenager in California, USA, has been arrested for pretending to be a police officer and pulling people over. The 14-year-old drove a white Ford Explorer with red and blue emergency lights and wore a uniform with a firearm in the belt holster to pose as a deputy sheriff. According to the BBC, he pulled over a car and gave the woman 107

9 March, 2018 8:44 AM Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal Fields 3 Candidates To Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Three Biju Janata Dal, or BJD candidates Prashanta Nanda, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Achyuta Samanta today filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from Bhubaneswar in Odisha. The three nominees filed their papers before the returning officer in the presence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Parliamentary Affairs 74

9 March, 2018 4:02 AM Twitter appoints Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer

Twitter Inc appointed Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer on Thursday, according to an update on the social media company's website. Parag Agrawal, who joined microblogging site in 2011 as an Ads Engineer, succeeds Adam Messinger who left in December 2016, the company said. Agrawal earlier worked at Microsoft and AT&T prior to joining Twitter 94

8 March, 2018 4:03 PM Not kept in the loop, won't sign central contracts: BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary

New Delhi: BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary Thursday questioned the process followed for awarding central contracts to international and domestic cricketers, saying none of the office-bearers was kept in the loop on the matter. COA member Diana Edulji, however, alleged that the BCCI finance committee sat on the central contracts despite three 79

8 March, 2018 4:02 PM Pregnant woman dies after cop allegedly kicked her two-wheeler

A pregnant woman pillion rider died in Thiruverumbur in Trichy after a policeman allegedly kicked the two-wheeler which her husband was driving. The incident took place on Wednesday after a traffic inspector allegedly kicked the two-wheeler to stop the woman Usha's husband Raja for not wearing a helmet.  TRICHY: A pregnant woman pillion rider died in Thiruverumbur 75

8 March, 2018 2:11 PM Students boycott school after three incidents of assault

Differences between two caste groups at village led to the situation Simmering differences between two caste groups at Inamreddiyapatti near the Collectorate here led to registration of three criminal complaints since Wednesday over different attacks on two boys and a girl. Out of the 120-odd students, only 25 turned up for classes at the Government 55

8 March, 2018 8:08 AM Bhaskar Moily elected Mangaluru Mayor

K. Bhaskar Moily and Muhammad Kunjathabail, both from Congress, were elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mangaluru on Thursday. Mr. Moily and Mr. Kunjathabail got 37 votes each while BJP’s Surendra Shetty and Meera Karkera contesting for Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively got 19 votes each. The election was held on the Mangaluru City Corporation premises 31

7 March, 2018 7:39 PM Over 41,000 students appear for Class XI exam

District administration makes arrangements for transport facility to students A total of 41,480 students are appearing for the Class XI board examinations that commenced on Wednesday in Vellore district. According to a press release, 19,375 boys and 22,105 girls from 355 schools are writing the examination in 155 centres across the district. Of this, 95 were differently-abled 56

7 March, 2018 7:14 PM Two booked for damaging Periyar statue in Tirupattur

One vandalised it while the other watched Two men who vandalised the statue of social reformer Periyar in Tirupattur town on Tuesday evening have been booked for promoting enmity through their act and damaging public property. Though initially it was said that they hurled stones at the statue, the police on Wednesday confirmed that they climbed up the statue 61