New Delhi: CPI-M leader M.B. Rajesh on Thursday said that the medical college scam in which some Kerala BJP leaders are accused is a scam that has larger dimensions. Rajesh told the media “This scam involves not just the Kerala BJP leaders but also the national BJP leaders.” “This is a case where money was...
Chennai: In another novel protest, Tamil Nadu farmers rallying here to demand loan waiver and drought relief package on Thursday beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the almost two-fold salary hikes state legislators have given themselves. About 80 farmers shouted slogans against the state lawmakers, calling the...
Washington: Top Republican Senator John McCain, who is the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, Mayo Clinic hospital has said. The tumour was diagnosed after McCain, who was the Republican presidential candidate in 2008 elections, underwent a procedure to remove a blood...
Thiruvananthapuram: The State government Wednesday decided to construct an airport at Kottayam districts Cheruvally estate to provide air connectivity to pilgrims visiting the Lord Ayyappa hill shrine at Sabarimala. The 2,263 acre Cheruvally estate of the Harrisons Plantations is located at Kanjirapally, about 48 km from...
Thiruvananthapuram: Twenty-five years after he jumped parole, a murder convict returned to the central jail here, much to the surprise of prison authorities. Nazar (55), who is suffering from cancer, turned up at the central jail, Poojapura, here Wednesday evening, police said. Hailing from Mattancherry in Kochi, Nazar was...
Thiruvananthapuram: BJP chief Kummanem Rajasekheran on Thursday denied any links of the party with an alleged medical college scam, even as the issue...
A voyage through stormy sea means death by water. However, getting buoyed up on the waves of music could mean redemption. For evidence, listen to Richard Wagner’s: The Flying Dutchman. The German legend is at his best capturing the moods of...
Mary Flannery O Connor, American novelist and one of the best short story writers of 20 th century, brought to words the rural American South. Born on March 25, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, USA, O’Connor was a child prodigy.  She began with...
That day in 79 AD, people in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii were living another day of their lives.  Suddenly smoke began to billow up from Mount Vesuvius, not far away in the horizon.  Few seconds into it, there started to rise up...
Cities are usually not elderly-friendly.  Roads clogged with vehicles, deafening horns, stinking public toilets and soaring crimes make them the worst place for oldies. Add to it the disdain and neglect they face in the street. Perhaps, ‘...
Drinking water is fast becoming a mirage. Queues snaking before water wagons become larger by day in dry places across the world.  Blame how rivers are dying and streams are shrinking each day, causing disrupted rain. Alongside the groundwater...