Bengaluru: Class ten boy stabbed to death

Bengaluru: A class ten student was stabbed to death allegedly by a former student and his friends following a scuffle near a government school at Yelahanka yesterday, the police said. The incident took place as the school was observing its annual day function. The police said a fight broke out between some boys over an issue following which 15 year-old Harsha was stabbed with a knife. Passersby noticed the boy lying in

Air India makes emergency landing at Mangaluru

Mangaluru: A Kochi-bound Air India flight from Mumbai with 58 passengers and crew on board made an emergency landing at the airport here on 27 February due to a technical snag. “The Air India flight coming from Mumbai and heading towards Kochi made an emergency landing at 7.50 pm at Mangaluru airport due to a technical snag,” an airport official said. He, however, declined to give details of the nature of the

BJP hits out Kerala CM for his remark on Hindustan

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan yesterday said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s remark the word ‘Hindustan’ was communal amounted to insulting hundreds of freedom fighters of the country who participated in independence struggle. Rajasekharan said in a face book post that Vijayan had made the remark during his recent public rally held at Mangaluru. “Statement of Vijayan that it was communal to address Bharat as Hindustan was without understanding the history”, Rajasekharan said. Chief Minister should tender

'Yoga needs to be introduced in schools'

Coimbatore: The Tamilnadu government said it is considering to introduce yoga in schools, particularly in rural areas. “The government is holding discussions with yoga experts, as students need not only education, but extra-curricular activities like yoga,” School Education Minister K S Sengottayan told reporters at the airport here. On the 18 February trust vote, he said AIADMK MLAs had kept their cool during the ruckus in the assembly and proved

'Cops refused nod for celebrating Jaya anniversary'

Chennai: Former Tamilnadu chief minister O Panneerselvam alleged that police did not grant permission to his supporters to celebrate the 69th birth anniversary of his predecessor late J Jayalalithaa on Friday. “When permission was sought for holding programmes such as rallies, hoisting of party flags and distribution of welfare schemes, police refused it,” he alleged. Panneerselvam said there was ‘proof’ for this accusation that police refused to permit events planned to mark the late chief minister’s birth

Odisha temple to emulate Tirumala's pilgrim measures

Tirupati: The famous temple of Lord Jagannath in Puri in Odisha is keen to emulate various pilgrim-friendly measures implemented in the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara. A three-member expert team headed by Justice (Retired) B P Das, set up by the Odisha government, yesterday visited the hill shrine at nearby Tirumala to study administration, security and queue management system for pilgrims among others. The team members visited the massive queue complexes,

Karnataka HC injunction on protesting cab drivers

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court yesterday issued an injunction restraining striking unions, their leaders, members and followers from preventing driver partners of cab aggregator Uber from operating. Justice B Veerappa issued the injunction during a hearing on a petition filed by Uber which made the plea for it after the protestors ransacked their office here on 22 February. Uber had filed the Miscellaneous First Appeal on 23 February, a day after the protestors had ransacked their

Release drought relief funds: CM to PM

New Delhi: Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday to immediately release relief funds for the drought-hit State and for the damage caused by Cyclone Vardah. Reiterating the State’s demand, Palaniswami sought Rs 39,565 crore as drought relief package and Rs 22,573 for the damage in the cyclone. Speaking to reporters after meeting the Prime Minister, Palaniswami said, “We have also sought Rs 17,333 crore under

Sena slams BJP, says it has become 'a version of Congress'

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today stepped up its attack on the BJP, saying its partner in Maharashtra and the central government has become ‘a version of Congress’. “Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said BJP won’t align with the Congress, but has made his party ‘Congress’ by inducting many from Congress-NCP into the BJP fold,” it said. “That is why, Congress is preferable, but the question is where will this BJP-turned-Congress take Maharashtra and

Casey Affleck wins best actor at Oscars 2017

Los Angeles: He has been long considered the quintessential Hollywood underdog but Casey Affleck shrugged away that title as he took home the best actor Oscar for his sublime turn as a troubled loner in Manchester by the Sea. It is the first Academy award win for Affleck, who is better known as the young brother of Oscar winner Ben Affleck. He was earlier nominated for his supporting work in 2007

Nokia 3310 makes a comeback, co lines up 3, 5, 6 next quarter

Barcelona: Finnish mobile device player Nokia is in reboot mode as it gets ready to bring to India a new version of its 17-year-old iconic Nokia 3310 handset for about Rs 3,500, along with its Android smartphones, next quarter. “All the products that we have announced Nokia 3310, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be available in the second quarter of this year in India. Average global selling price for Nokia