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Kerala declares red alert in six districts as IMD predicts heavy rainfall in next two days

The Kerala govt has sounded ‘Red’ and ‘Orange’ alerts in various districts of Kerala. The alerts have been issued for two days — July 18 and 19. (IE) The Kerala government on Tuesday declared Red Alert in six districts — Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur, Ernakulam and Thrissur — following heavy to extreme rainfalls prediction by […]

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CPI, NCP, TMC may lose national party status – Here’s why

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which won 10 Lok Sabha and some assembly seats does not face the possibility of losing its national party status now. The Nationalist Congress Party, Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India face the prospect of losing their national party status following their performance in the just-held Lok Sabha elections. […]

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Modi surname defamation case: Rahul Gandhi exempted from personal appearance in case filed by Gujarat MLA

In yet another case of criminal defamation case in Ahmedabad, a metropolitan court last week reissued summons to Gandhi for calling Union minister Amit Shah a “murder accused”. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was Tuesday granted exemption from personal appearance by a court here in a criminal defamation case filed by a Gujarat MLA over his […]

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Supreme Court rejects PIL against LIC’s Jeevan Saral Policy

Solicitor-general Tushar Mehta, on behalf of LIC, argued that no unilateral decisions can be taken on the issue as six lakh policyholders would get affected. The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an NGO’s plea seeking recall of LIC’s Jeevan Saral policy on the grounds that it is allegedly faulty, misleading and designed in an arbitrary […]

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Is Bihar Guv a ‘mere puppet’, BPSC left red-faced by question in Civil Services (Mains) exam

The examination was held on Sunday. The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) was on Monday left red-faced as reports surfaced of a question asking candidates to elucidate whether they thought that the Governor of Bihar was a “mere puppet”, in one of its question papers. An embarrassed BPSC promptly issued a release expressing regret over […]

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Nearly 70 lakh affected in floods in Bihar, northeast India; toll mounts to 44

Around 700 homes were submerged in the district and 800 families had to be shifted to safer places, the officials said. (Representational Image) The flood situation remained grim in parts of northeast and Bihar as the death toll mounted to 44 on Monday, with nearly 70 lakh people affected, even as north India witnessed widespread […]

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Saravana Bhavan hotel owner moves Madras HC for treatment in private hospital

Alleging that the doctors at the government hospital changed the medicines taken by his father, the petitioner said, because of it his condition started deteriorating and on July 13 he suffered a cardiac arrest. A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking to shift hotelier P Rajagopal, who has been admitted to […]

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