Tamil Nadu: Cauvery Maha Pushkaram to be celebrated from today on banks of river Cauvery

Tamil Nadu: Cauvery Maha Pushkaram to be celebrated from today on banks of river Cauvery

In Tamil Nadu, Cauvery Maha Pushkaram will be celebrated from today on the banks of river Cauvery. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to throng the bathing ghats at Trichy Srirangam and Myladuturai in Nagai daily. District administrations have made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of the festival. “River Cauvery is the lifeline for delta districts of Tamil Nadu including the rice bowl Thanjavur. No wonder Cauvery is called as Annai Mother Cauvery and worshiped by thousands of people. Cauvery Maha Pushkaram is celebrated from today and is considered auspicious…

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Pak will have to put an end to the ceasefire violation along LOC soon: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit J&K to review security situation

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Pakistan will have to put an end to the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control soon. Addressing a public rally at Nowshera in Rajouri district adjoining the Line of Control in Jammu region yesterday,the Union Home Minister said that India has been becoming more and more stronger and the world’s perspective towards India has changed a lot. He said that though India is committed to peace with its neighboring countries yet every misadventure at the borders will be given a befitting…

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Substantial rise in assets of 7 Lok Sabha MPs, 98 MLAs: CBDT to Supreme Court

Substantial rise in assets of 7 Lok Sabha MPs, 98 MLAs: CBDT to Supreme Court

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has told the Supreme Court that there has been a substantial hike in the assets of seven Lok Sabha MPs and 98 MLAs across the country and “discrepancies” have been found. In an affidavit filed in the apex court yesterday, CBDT has said that election affidavits filed by these politicians as per the list given by an NGO, have been examined and discrepancies have been found in the cases of seven Lok Sabha MPs and 98 MLAs. The CBDT said it would further…

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Current wave of monsoon would cover shortfall in rain in country this season: IMD

Current wave of monsoon would cover shortfall in rain in country this season: IMD

The current wave of monsoon would cover the shortfall in rain in the country this season. Talking to AIR, DG of India Meteorological Department KG Ramesh said in next few days good rainfall will cover the loss. Media reports yesterday suggested that the southwest monsoon has remained weak in recent weeks which has widened the country’s total rainfall deficit for the season to six percent. However, weather office says a late pick-up in rainfall activity cannot be ruled out. Officials said, they will wait till the end of this month…

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Supreme Court rejects Subrata Roy’s plea seeking two more months to deposit Rs 966.80 cr

Supreme Court directs Tamil Nadu govt to ensure that no agitation takes place in state over NEET examination issue

Supreme Court today rejected Sahara chief Subrata Roy’s plea seeking two more months to deposit Rs 966.80 crore of the remaining Rs 1500 crore. , saying he was trying to treat the apex court as “a laboratory” to play with the law. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the official liquidator to go ahead with the scheduled auction of the group’s Aamby Valley property in Maharashtra valued at Rs 37,392 crore, as it rejected Roy’s plea to extend the time till November 11. The bench, also comprising Justices…

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BJP Yuva Morcha sends legal notice to Ramachandra Guha for linking Sangh with Lankesh’s killing

BJP Yuva Morcha sends legal notice to Ramachandra Guha for linking Sangh with Lankesh's killing

BJP Yuva Morcha has sent a legal notice on Ramachandra Guha seeking an unconditional apology for linking the Sangh Parivar with the killing of Gauri Lankesh. The Notice has been issued in Bengaluru yesterday. The notice said Guha made the “utterances” intentionally to bring disrepute to the RSS and BJP with an “ulterior motive”. It said that the “direct allegations, insinuations and innuendos” impute criminal conduct. Noting that investigations were still ongoing in the deaths of rationalists Narendra Dhabolkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh, the notice also said…

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Jammu Srinagar national highway closed for vehicular movement due to landslide

Jammu Srinagar national highway closed for vehicular movement due to landslide

The traffic on the 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway will remain close for vehicular movement today.The traffic was suspended last evening after a massive landslide blocked the arterial road and also damaged a bridge in Udhampur district. A spokesman of the Traffic department said in Jammu that the landslide struck the national highway, linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, at Morh Passi near Balli Nallah in Udhampur district damaging a bridge and blocking the road. He said men and machinery have been pressed into service and the road…

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British Parliament passes EU Withdrawal Bill, which will end supremacy of EU law in UK

British Parliament passes EU Withdrawal Bill, which will end supremacy of EU law in UK

The Government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first Parliamentary test. The EU Withdrawal Bill was backed by MPs by 326 to 290 in a late-night vote despite critics saying it represented a power-grab by the government. The bill, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK, now moves onto its next Parliamentary stage. Ministers sought to reassure MPs by considering calls for safeguards over their use of new powers. Previously referred to as the Great Repeal Bill,…

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Russia and China join unanimous UN vote to impose new sanctions on North Korea

Russia and China join unanimous UN vote to impose new sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia have joined a unanimous UN vote to impose new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The council voted 15-0 to back the US-drafted sanctions resolution banning exports of coal, lead and seafood. Pyongyang has claimed to have developed a hydrogen bomb and has continuously threatened to strike the US. North Korea is already under UN sanctions to force the leadership to curtail its weapons programmes. The new sanctions were agreed yesterday after the US removed some of the tougher proposals it had…

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Korea Super series Badminton tournament begins today; PV Sindhu to lead Indian campaign

Korea Super series Badminton tournament begins today; PV Sindhu to lead Indian campaign

World Championship silver medalist P V Sindhu will look to continue her rampaging run when she leads Indian challenge at Korea Super Series, starting today. Olympic silver medalist Sindhu, who bettered her two World Championship bronze medals with a maiden silver at Glasgow last month, will be the cynosure of all eyes, especially in the absence of Saina and Srikanth, who decided to skip the event and prepare for next week’s Japan Open. Sindhu will open her campaign against Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in women’s singles competition in Seoul.…

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