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Mullaperiyar dam is strong and safe: SC panel Open in new window
The Hindu
The Supreme Court-appointed supervisory committee on Monday allayed the fears of Kerala about seepage in the Mullaperiyar dam. The committee inspected the dam after its water level touched 142 fee...

Elangovan, Karti bury the hatchet for now Open in new window
The Hindu
For the time being, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president E.V.K.S. Elangovan and its youth wing leader Karti Chidambaram have put an end to the controversy over certain remarks attributed to the...

363 VIP squatters evicted, says Centre Open in new window
The Hindu
With the NDA government declaring its ?tremendous feat? of having managed to vacate 363 of 374 former MPs from official bungalows here, the Supreme Court said on Monday it could not further waste...

Airtel sells mobile towers in Nigeria to ATC for $1.05 b Open in new window
The Hindu
Bharti Airtel has sold its 4,800 mobile towers in Nigeria to the U.S.-based American Towers Company (ATC) for about $1.05 billion to pare debt. In a joint statement, Airtel and ATC announ...

All set to put unmanned crew module into orbit Open in new window
The Hindu
There is frenetic activity at Sriharikota for the maiden lift-off of India?s newest and the biggest launch vehicle in December, which will put an unmanned crew module into orbit. The miss...

Making sense of surrogacy Open in new window
The Hindu
An account that explores the hazy ethics, conflicting emotions, and obstacles that make baby-making complex in India

Is Manjhi?s ouster imminent? Open in new window
The Hindu
A day after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi asserted that he would speak his mind ?come what may? and that he knew his days as Chief Minister were numbered, the buzz in the political circles...

PM Modi Likely to Raise Terror Issue at SAARC, Call For Zero Tolerance Open in new window
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to seek the cooperation of India's neighbours to check extremist violence and adopt an approach of zero tolerance towards terrorism at the two-day SAARC Summit b...

Protecting biodiversity with rigour Open in new window
The Hindu
To protect biodiversity, India must take hard decisions and set thresholds for environmental regulation and pollution

The last trustee of indigo Open in new window
The Hindu
With the death of Yellappa, the last of a family of great indigo dyers in Andhra Pradesh, a way of life has faded away

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says yes Open in new window
The Hindu
An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes ? advances that could transform two of the world?s most dynamic c...

Carlsen reigns supreme again Open in new window
The Hindu
Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand?s bid to regain the title was foiled in Sochi, Russia, with a game to spare. The gifted young Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen, produced a result similar...

For peace in the Garo Hills Open in new window
The Hindu
The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya has faced turmoil for years with multiple militant groups fighting what are essentially turf wars, their eyes primarily on the spoils from the extortion of coal...

Retired IAF officer found murdered Open in new window
The Hindu
A 70-year-old retired Indian Air Force officer was found strangled in his house at Smilee Greens Estate Club on Huskur Road in Hebbagodi of Anekal taluk on Monday. The deceased, Parvez Khok...

A case for SAARC reforms Open in new window
The Hindu
SAARC, regrettably, has yet to develop into a conflict-mediating or resolving institution on multilateral and bilateral issues. While it has succeeded in evolving as a forum, it does not have the capacity to devise instruments for consultations on bilateral and multilateral political and security problems

1.5 lakh houses in city get water supply sans meters Open in new window
The Hindu
At least 1.5 lakh houses in the city?s new areas get their daily supply of Cauvery water although they have no water meters. There are also instances of people getting their water meters stopped for 15 days to scale down their bills. All such cases of water theft and illegal connections are now under focus. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah rapped Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on Thursday and directed it to plug leakages as 46 per cent of the city?s daily supply of 1,350 million litres per day was going unaccounted.

Previous deaths of officers Open in new window
The Hindu
Air Commodore Parvez Khokhar (retd.), who was found dead in his house on Monday, is one of several Indian Air Force officers (IAF) who met with unnatural deaths. In October 2011, Sqn Ldr Ba...

Rajendra Singh Babu to head film academy, Hanumanthaiah KDA Open in new window
The Hindu
The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), which has been functioning without a head for the last 16 months, has finally got a chairperson. The government on Monday appointed noted producer and dir...

Police suspect involvement of more than one person Open in new window
The Hindu
?It would have required effort to pin ex-IAF officer down?

?Parvez Khokar was a fine gentleman? Open in new window
The Hindu
Parvez Khokar hailed from Punjab and lived with his wife for over a decade in Bengaluru. The couple has two daughters, both of whom are settled in Delhi. Apart from being the Air Commodore w...

Visa travails Open in new window
The Hindu
Foreign guests are harassed in the process of applying for and getting a tourist visa for India (

Obama?s India visit Open in new window
The Hindu
Let not the BJP government prematurely rejoice at U.S. President Barack Obama?s ready acceptance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s invitation to visit India on Republic Day 2015 (

Jaitley on subsidies Open in new window
The Hindu
I fully concur with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley?s views on a reduction of the scope of subsidies currently being provided to the well-off (?

Absence of restroom at Peenya Metro Station questioned Open in new window
The Hindu
For social activist Sudha Katva, who took the Namma Metro from Malleswaram to Peenya on November 14, it came as a surprise that the Namma Metro station at Peenya did not have a restroom. Though her...

Janardhan Reddy and nine others get bail Open in new window
The Hindu
They were chargesheeted by the CBI for allegedly exporting 6.05 tonnes of iron ore from the port with fake permits

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