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Heavy rains likely to continue today

Relentless downpour over Chennai and its neighbourhood may continue on Wednesday under the influence of depression that lies over southwest Bay of Bengal.A torrential rain accompanied by lightning and thunder lashed several parts of the city since early hours of Tuesday with the depression…

Chennai sees relentless downpour

Chennai recorded 67 mm of rainfall till 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, making it the second highest for a single day in the month of May. The well-marked low-pressure area lying over Sri Lanka and adjoining Gulf of Mannar and southwest Bay of Bengal had brought…

Quota For Differently-Abled In Government Jobs Not Implemented

NEW DELHI: The government today admitted in Lok Sabha that it has not been able to provide the three per cent reservation to differently-abled people in government services as per law."The provision is for three per cent reservation, but it is far less," Social…

Kolkata flyover collapse: Several feared dead, Mamata Banerjee at the site

An under-construction flyover collapsed in North Kolkata near Ganesh Talkies (Girish Park), Thursday afternoon leaving several trapped under the debris. The location of the bridge is in a densely populated locality in BarraBazar.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has arrived at the flyover collapse…

Animal cruelty: Woman in Bengaluru flung 8 puppies on a boulder to teach mother a lesson

A woman in Bengaluru was booked for allegedly trying to kill eight puppies. This incident comes to light just a day after a man in Delhi was seen stabbing dogs.According to the woman’s neighbours, Poonamma flung the puppies onto a boulder to teach the…

UPA's flagship rural jobs scheme gets a big boost from Modi govt

The BJP-led government has boosted spending under the UPA's flagship rural jobs scheme MGNREGA to a record high and will for the first time ever provide funds over and above the budgeted amount, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.Dispelling doubts over the fate…

RBI keeps rates on hold; says Budget key to more easing

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left the key policy rate unchanged but indicated at accommodative stance saying with "inflation moving closer to the target" there would be more room for rate cut to support growth.He also said that if the Budget makes enough…

U.S. considers re-merger of India, Pakistan desks

Seven years after the State Department was restructured to ‘de-hyphenate’ U.S. relations with India and with Pakistan, it is considering a reversal of the move.De-hyphenating refers to a policy started by the U.S. government under President Bush, but sealed by the Obama administration, of…

BJP expels own man in MP for ‘cow slaughter’

Leaving the BJP in Madhya Pradesh red-faced, police have arrested a party leader and four of his relatives for allegedly slaughtering a cow at his home in Tonkkhurd, about 30km from Dewas.Anwar Mev alias Anna, who was associated with the party’s minority cell in…

Mortgages offer silver lining for India's banks as corporate loans languish

India's banks, struggling to boost mainstay corporate loans, are finding a bright spot in a home-buying spree in the country's towns that has driven mortgage-loan growth to the fastest rate in at least six years.Top lender State Bank of India (SBI) (SBI.NS), and two…