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31 October, 2017 2:28 AM Respite from vector and waterborne cases

The city got respite from diseases for a while with the number of waterborne and vector-borne diseases coming coming down. Number of swine flu cases have also gone down. The recent report issued by the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), states that 1,027 cases of vector borne diseases have been reported this month. Of this, 649 cases 179

31 October, 2017 2:05 AM Govt relaxes arms rules to boost indigenisation

In order to boost indigenisation in manufacturing arms, the government has liberalised Arms Rules by doing away with renewal of licence every five year. Now, licenses once issued to arms manufactures will be valid for life time. This change is said to strengthen the 'Make in India' initiative that will encourage investment in the manufacturing of arms, ammunition 67

30 October, 2017 5:41 PM Get set, fire: Five big takeaways after Centre eases Arms Rules

New Delhi: In a bid to boost manufacturing of arms and ammunitions in the country, the Centre eased the Arms Rules on Monday. The move is expected to be a shot in the arm for 'Make in India' initiative of the government and is expected to have several other benefits and came into effect last week, according to an official statement. * No requirement 61

28 October, 2017 2:23 AM Catalonia Finally Declares Independence

Barcelona: Catalonia declared an independent republic on Friday. But nobody is sure how long it will last. Within hours of Catalonia's emotional vote, Spain's prime minister announced he would dismantle the Catalan government, suspend its ministers, dissolve its upstart parliament, take over the regional police and call home any Catalan diplomats abroad 124

24 October, 2017 6:05 PM More facilities at Sabarimala

Work on Annadana Mandapam progressing Travancore Devaswom Board president Prayar Gopalakrishnan has said that the board will make more facilities for pilgrims to take rest at Sabarimala and its transit camps during the coming Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrim season. The TDB chief was addressing the Sabarimala Sukha Darshanam programme of the Pathanamthitta 35

19 October, 2017 8:16 AM Massive Fire In 19-Storey Building In Kolkata, No Casualties Reported

The building, which has 19 floors, houses offices of SBI and LIC branches and other financial organisations Kolkata: A massive fire broke out around 10am on the 17th floor of Kolkata's LIC Building, also called Jeevan Sudha, on the arterial Jawaharlal Nehru Road. It is a holiday today and there was no one in the building when the fire erupted and engulfed 45

14 October, 2017 5:58 PM Lakes in Vellore filling up fast

A total of 113 water bodies have so far filled up in Vellore district. Of the 519 tanks maintained by the Public Works Department, 49 have filled up. In 16 tanks, the water level stands at 75% and in another 40 tanks, it was 50%. Of the 49 tanks that have reached the full capacity, 20 are located in Katpadi taluk, 11 in Walajah, four each in Arcot and Tirupattur 51

11 October, 2017 5:15 PM Reservoirs, tanks in Vellore filling up fast

Of the 519 tanks maintained by the PWD, 33 have reached their full storage capacity A number of waterbodies are filled to the brim in Vellore district. Apart from the three reservoirs in the district, 33 tanks maintained by the Public Works Department (PWD) have also filled up. After Andiappanur Odai, one of the three reservoirs in the district, filled 45

6 October, 2017 3:10 PM Fire At Oil Depot On Butcher Island Off Mumbai

Mumbai: A major fire has broken out at Butcher Island which is situated close to the Elephanta Island on the Thane creek, near Mumbai. According to officials, the fire broke out at two fuel storage tanks. Officials say the fire has been brought under control. Fire-fighting operations are still on and no casualties had been reported so far. According 60

6 October, 2017 3:06 PM Fire at fuel storage tanks on Butcher Island off Mumbai

A major fire broke out at two fuel storage tanks on Butcher Island off the east coast of Mumbai this evening but no casualty has been reported, an official of the Mumbai Port Trust said. The fire broke out around 5 pm at tanks 13 and 14, which have a storage capacity of around 10 to 15 lakh litres each, said the MPT fire brigade official. Butcher Island 57