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  • Fire at Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai’s Chembur; two injured

    8 August, 2018 10:56 AM 50

    A massive fire broke out at a fuel refinery in Mumbai on Wednesday. However, there were no reports of any casualties in the incident. The Level-III fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited-RMP plant in Chembur area of Mumbai. At least 9 fire tenders were reportedly rushed to the spot. The BPCL released an official statement saying that fire broke

  • Thailand court orders repatriation of gangster Chhota Shakeel aide Munna Jhingada to India

    8 August, 2018 9:02 AM 28

    Gangster Munna Jhingada has been lodged in a Bangkok prison since September 2000. NEW DELHI: In a big win for India, a criminal court in Thailand on Wednesday ordered the repatriation of Sayyed Muzakkir Muddassar Hussain alias Munna Jhingra, who is believed to be a close associate of gangster Chhota Shakeel. Dismissing Pakistan's argument, the Thai court

  • M Karunanidhi burial: Madras High Court order setback for proxy callers, says Randeep Singh Surjewala

    8 August, 2018 7:45 AM 25

    Congress party has hailed the Madras High Court order on DMK's plea for M Karunanidhi's burial at Chennai's Marina Beach. New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday said the Madras High Court judgement to allow the burial of DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi at Marina Beach was a "setback for proxy callers". "Huge setback for proxy

  • Dalit groups call for Bharat bandh on August 9, govt urges people not to participate

    8 August, 2018 7:05 AM 99

    Government appealed to the public not to participate in the Bharat Bandh and maintain peace, harmony and brotherhood in the country. New Delhi: Dalit organisations have called for a Bharat Bandh on August 9 against the Supreme Court ruling on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act. Dalit groups under the banner of the All India Ambedkar Mahasabha

  • Amazon Freedom Sale kicks off on Thursday: Top deals, discounts and more

    8 August, 2018 7:05 AM 64

    New Delhi: Online giant Amazon India is all set to celebrate the India's spirit of Independence with the ‘Amazon Freedom Sale’ on Thursday. The sale will kick off from 12 am (midnight) on August 9 to 11:59 pm on August 12, 2018. With over 20,000 deals on Smartphones, Consumer Electronics, Fashion, Large Appliances, Groceries and Daily essentials, TVs and more, customers

  • M Karunanidhi donated Gopalapuram house for hospital in 2010

    8 August, 2018 6:37 AM 40

    The late DMK leader had donated his posh Gopalapuram locality in Chennai for setting up a hospital for the poor in 2010. Chennai: DMK supremo M Karunanidhi had donated his residence at posh Gopalapuram locality here in 2010 for setting up a hospital for the poor. On the eve of his 86th birthday, he had signed the gift deed donating the house to Annai

  • DMK leader blames BJP, RSS for denial of Marina burial site for Karunanidhi

    7 August, 2018 7:39 PM 66

    DMK spokesperson Saravanan Annadurai, who also argued on behalf of the party at Madras High Court bench for burial of M Karunanidhi at Marina beach, blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for the denial of permission by Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK government. Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Saravanan attacked

  • Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hits Japan, no immediate tsunami warning

    7 August, 2018 6:44 PM 54

    Tokyo: A strong, shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck off the eastern coast of Japan on Tuesday, officials said. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake measured magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale and was 12.1 kilometres deep. It was centred 243 kilometres east of Ofunato

  • BJP has left govt in Jammu and Kashmir but not the state: Ram Madhav

    7 August, 2018 6:13 PM 48

    New Delhi: The BJP has left the government in Jammu and Kashmir but not the state, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said on Tuesday. Madhav, who is in-charge of the party's affairs in the state, said sometimes governments are formed but they do not last. "We have left the government in Kashmir but we have not left Kashmir," Madhav said while speaking at a launch

  • We have lost a stalwart: PM Modi expresses deep sadness over DMK president M Karunanidhi's death

    7 August, 2018 2:46 PM 65

    Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his deep sadness over the death of DMK president M Karunanidhi. The DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu chief minister died at the age of 94. Doctors at Kauvery Hospital declared him dead at 6.10 pm. Calling the DMK patriarch 'one of the senior most leaders of India', PM Modi said, "We have lost a deep-rooted