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  • Kolkata bridge collapse: Traffic movement improving
    SourcesKolkata bridge collapse: Traffic movement improving

    The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) on Saturday said vehicular movement from its docks in the city has been improving after the initial hiccup due to traffic control following the partial collapse of the 54-year-old Majerhat bridge.

    1 year ago
  • Election panel team to review Telangana poll preparedness on Sep 11 (Second Lead)
    SourcesElection panel team to review Telangana poll preparedness on Sep 11 (Second Lead)

    Apparently preparing to hold early polls in Telangana along with four other states in December, the Election Commission on Friday decided to send a team of officials to Hyderabad on September 11 for making an assessment of the poll preparedness of the machinery in the state where the ruling party has sought early elections by dissolving the assembly.

    1 year ago
  • Poll panel team to visit Telangana for election preparedness (Lead)
    SourcesPoll panel team to visit Telangana for election preparedness (Lead)

    Apparently preparing to hold early polls in Telangana along with four other states in December, the Election Commission on Friday decided to send a team of officials to Hyderabad on September 11 for making an assessment of the poll preparedness of the machinery in the state where the ruling party has sought early elections by dissolving the assembly.

    1 year ago
  • Tyre industry to face rubber shortage after Kerala floods
    SourcesTyre industry to face rubber shortage after Kerala floods

    The Indian tyre industry is expected to be adversely hit due to estimated lower rubber output by 18-20 per cent following the Kerala floods, a report said on Thursday.

    1 year ago
  • SC says Section 377 had chilling effect
    SourcesSC says Section 377 had chilling effect

    Holding that the punishment under Section 377 had created a chilling effect, the Supreme Court on Thursday said it was the responsibility of the three organs of the State to curb any "propensity or proclivity of popular sentiment or majoritarianism" to invade the rights of LGBTQ community.

    1 year ago
  • India needs stringent steps to maximise efficiency of coal plants: Report
    SourcesIndia needs stringent steps to maximise efficiency of coal plants: Report

    India requires stringent steps to ensure maximising the efficiency of its existing coal-fired power plants to achieve nationally determined contributions under the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, a report said on Thursday.

    1 year ago
  • 7 killed, 200 injured as typhoon Jebi hits Japan (Second Lead)
    Sources7 killed, 200 injured as typhoon Jebi hits Japan (Second Lead)

    At least seven persons were killed and over 200 injured as typhoon Jebi, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, made landfall in the country's western part on Tuesday, officials said.

    1 year ago
  • Law Commission supports simultaneous polls
    SourcesLaw Commission supports simultaneous polls

    The Law Commission of India on Thursday came out strongly in support of simultaneous parliamentary and state assembly elections, stating that the process can be initiated from 2019 itself by holding 13 assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha elections.

    1 year ago
  • Kerala's devastation: Why can't we learn from others? (Comment)
    SourcesKerala's devastation: Why can't we learn from others? (Comment)

    Twenty years ago, in August 1998, then Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji proposed, in a meeting of China's State Council, a total ban on logging in the forest slopes of Sichuan province. It was in response to the devastating flood-crisis that China was facing in the Yangtze river basin.

    1 year ago
  • Centre signs MoU with six states for water project (Lead)
    SourcesCentre signs MoU with six states for water project (Lead)

    Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with six states for the construction of the Lakhwar multi-purpose project in the upper Yamuna basin to deal with water crisis.

    1 year ago