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6 March, 2015 11:46 AM Outrage as ISIS bulldozes historic Iraqi site

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage. IS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page yesterday 22

6 March, 2015 9:05 AM Krishna devotees celebrate Gaura Purnima in Israeli township

Jerusalem, Mar 6: Israeli Jews, who are devotees of Lord Krishna, gathered in this small northern Israel township and celebrated Gaura Purnima with fanfare, commemorating the transcendental appearance of Lord Chaitanya. "Gaura Purnima, besides Janmashtami, is an important event in our calendar which followers of Hare Krishna here do not miss out," said Alaukika 47

6 March, 2015 2:17 AM Functions galore as Naveen completes 15 years in office

A series of events were organised in the city on Thursday to mark the birth anniversary of late Biju Patnaik which is celebrated as the Panchayati Raj Day in Odisha. The day also marked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s completion of 15 years as Chief Minister of the State. He had first taken oath as Chief Minister on March 5, 2000 on the birth anniversary 10

2 March, 2015 12:22 AM Vocational teachers to take out rally to Secretariat

Vocational teachers of higher secondary schools throughout the state have decided to take out a massive rally, in Chennai, from the Triumph of Labour statue to the Secretariat. The rally will be taken out on March 12. It is held to bring to the attention of the government their 15 long-pending demands during the Budget session of the Assembly. All the vocational 8

2 March, 2015 12:17 AM Unsafe buildings in Puducherry

There is a spurt of uncontrolled commercialisation and rampant construction of tall buildings in and around the town areas in Puducherry. Most of these are not as per norms and I wonder how these get sanction from the authorities. In the case of an emergency, there is no provision for a safe exit. Provisions for extinguishing fire are not present 5

2 March, 2015 12:08 AM Grand plans to give a ‘green look’ to Khammam

In an effort to promote greenery in Khammam Municipal Corporation limits, the Horticulture wing of the civic body has mooted an ambitious plan to beautify as many as 14 parks and an equal number of traffic islands by plantings saplings mainly, flowering plants. The plan has been conceived as part of the Telangana government’s ‘Haritha Haram’ scheme aimed 60

2 March, 2015 12:08 AM Security tightened for CM’s visit to Raikal

Unprecedented security arrangements were being made for the visit of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao and Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram to the interior Raikal mandal headquarters in Karimnagar district on Monday. The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram, would unveil the statue of tribal 17

28 February, 2015 12:09 AM Police crack down on pirated DVDs

The city police have cracked down on the sale of pirated DVDs and CDs and have taken six persons into custody in this connection. In a raid conducted on Thursday at different places in the city, the police seized pirated CDs and DVDs apart from DVD writers worth Rs. 2.75 lakh. A release said the raid was conducted by the CCB unit of the police who have recovered 16

28 February, 2015 12:06 AM Buses to ply on Ananda Bridge

Putting an end to the long delay in operating bus services on the newly constructed Ananda Bridge, the district administration has notified the route in the district gazette. The order number 1949/2015 (C-3) dated February 23, 2015 by the District Collector K. Maharabushanam, said that even after the completion of the bridge buses from Old Bus Stand 10

26 February, 2015 12:12 AM Glass casing in prayer hall damaged

The glass casing of the statue of ‘Our Lady of Mercy’ at the St. Joseph’s Vaz Prayer Hall was damaged allegedly by a miscreant near Deralakatte, near here, on Tuesday night. According to parish priest of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Father Vincent D’ Souza, an old woman who had come to offer prayer on Wednesday morning noticed the damage. Fr. D’ Souza said someone 6