CHENNAI - K. Palaniswami, a loyalist of the jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, on Thursday took oath as Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister, ending for now an ugly war within the ruling party. Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Palaniswami, 63, and his team at the Raj Bhavan, only hours after inviting him to form a government. Palaniswami took oath in Tamil, followed by 30 ministers in batches.
JODHPUR - Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his "Hum Saath-Saath Hain" co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, Sonali Bendre and Tabu, pleaded "not guilty" in an 18-year-old blackbuck poaching case in a Jodhpur court on Friday. The actors were present in the court to get their statements recorded before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit. The CJM court had earlier asked the Bollywood...
AHMEDABAD - After spending six months in exile, firebrand Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel is set to return to Gujarat to a hero's welcome on Tuesday. Patel starts early Tuesday morning from his residence in Rajasthan's Udaipur where he stayed while being away and is expected to reach the Gujarat border at Ratanpur checkpost in a cavalcade of around 1,000 vehicles, said his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS).
MUMBAI - India's biggest public Wi-Fi network, and among the world's largest, went live at 500 dedicated hotspots across the city here on Monday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. "Happy to dedicate Phase 1 of MumbaiWiFia For this instance, 500 Hotspots go live across various locations in Mumbai," Fadnavis said in a tweet. He added that while MumbaiWiFi is India's largest public WiFi service and one of the biggest globally...
MUMBAI - Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri, whose repertoire as an actor reflected a rare realism, died here early on Friday after a heart attack, triggering nationwide outpouring of condolences from top leaders, fans and the film fraternity. The widely celebrated Om Puri, 66, was found dead at his Andheri West residence, a family friend told IANS. He is survived by his son Ishaan, whom he had with former wife Nandita Puri.
NEW DELHI - The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday announced that the annual overseas Indians' gathering -- "Pravasi Bharatiya Divas" -- will be held from January 7-9 in Bengaluru. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on January 8 in the presence of Prime Minister of Portugal Dr Antonio Costa, the chief guest at the convention. On the opening day of the three-day convention,
CHENNAI - Cyclone Vardah crossed the Chennai coast and ripped through the city killing three and leaving a trail of destruction in the form of 4,000 uprooted trees, damaged roof sheets and more. "The cyclone crossed the coast near Chennai Port Trust. It will weaken into a depression in the coming hours. However there will be rains and winds blowing at 70 kmph," S. Stella, Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, told IANS.
CHENNAI - India now boasts of the world’s largest solar power plant with the completion of its new facility in Tamil Nadu. India’s new solar power plant in Kamuthi town has a capacity of 648 MW, spread over almost 4 square miles. The area it covers has allowed it to surpass the Topaz Solar Farm in California — which has a capacity of 550 MW — taking the title of the world’s largest solar power plant at a single location.
NEW DELHI - Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested at a railway station here on Monday morning, a day after he escaped from a high security prison in Punjab. The Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) leader was nabbed from the parking area of Nizamuddin railway station by Delhi Police's Special Cell, Special Commissioner of Police Arvind Deep told IANS. He was later produced in court which sent him to...
BENGALURU - The Income Tax (IT) department on Monday asked Karnataka's mining baron and former BJP Minister Gali Janaradhan Reddy how much he spent on his daughter's "fat" wedding in the city on November 16. "Furnish the expenditure incurred during the marriage function of your daughter Brahmani with Rajeev Reddy by Friday," said Sanjiv Kumar Verma, Assistant Director of Income Tax (Investigation),