Robots to soon clean up manholes in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: In a first in Kerala, the State government will soon be utilising the services of Robots to clean sewer holes. The trial runs of the robot, developed by a startup company, Genrobotics, have been successfully held recently and the product will be launched next week, Kerala Water Authority (KWA) Managing Director, A Shainamol said. “The Kerala government is very excited with the project,” Shainamol told PTI. The robot, equipped

9 killed in mishap in TN

Kancheepuram: Nine people, including eight women, were killed on Sunday after a bus hit a mini-tempo at Thamal village in this district, police said. They said the bus of a private company rammed into the tempo, in which about 25 people were travelling. Eight people were killed on the spot while another succumbed to injuries at a nearby hospital, they said. The injured are under going treatment.

Five found dead in irrigation tank in AP

Tirupati: Five men were found dead in an irrigation tank in neighbouring Kadapa district on Sunday, police said. The bodies in a decomposed state were found floating in the tank at Vontimitta village, about 120 km from Tirupati, indicating they might have died at least a couple days ago, police said. Police, on being alerted by the locals, retrieved the bodies on Sunday evening and were carrying out a search

Imran Khan gets married for third time

Lahore: Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time with his ‘spiritual guide’, his party has confirmed, ending weeks of speculation. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary said the 65-year old party chief married Bushra Maneka, a “respected Pir” (faith healer) in Pakpattan, in a simple ceremony in Lahore yesterday. The ceremony was held at the residence of Bushra’s brother and PTI Central Executive Committee member Mufti

'Sanskrit being prioritised over other chairs at JNU

New Delhi: While getting a chair for their respective language at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a success for States, it could also be the beginning of a long struggle for funds and facilities for those who head it. Not all languages have been prioritised as much as Sanskrit at the JNU. Last year, the Academic Council approved the conversion of the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies into a

Pre-Independence Cauvery pacts inoperative: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that two pre-independence agreements of 1892 and 1924 between the erstwhile princely state Mysore — now a part of Karnataka — and the Madras Presidency on the allocation of Cauvery river water covers the areas of larger public interest and hence, they are “neither inoperative nor completely extinct”. The apex court, by its crucial verdict to resolve the decades-old dispute between the southern