Pondy cop counsels distressed boy to write exam

Karaikal (Puducherry): A policeman played counsellor for a class 10 boy to help him write his board exam after he was found wandering near here driven by fear over appearing for the exam which began Friday. Not only that, Madhavan Nagarajan, the beat officer of Ambagrathur area, pleaded with the chief examiner of the centre and obtained special permission to let the boy write the exam, which had started by the

Waging dharma yuddh against Centre, says Naidu

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said he was fighting a “dharma yuddh” to secure the State’s ‘legitimate’ rights and parties at national-level were backing TDP’s no-confidence motion against the NDA government due to his party’s credibility. Speaking to reporters here yesterday, hours after the TDP quit the BJP-led NDA and moved the notice for the motion in the Lok Sabha, Naidu said he would now go

Emirates flight passenger declared dead on arrival

Hyderabad: A Dubai-Bangkok flight of Emirates made an unscheduled landing at the airport here due to a medical emergency involving a passenger, who, however, was declared dead on arrival,airport sources and the airline said. The flight landed at the international airport here around 4.30 PM after the passenger was understood to have collapsed on board, airport sources said. A spokesperson for Emirates said the passenger was confirmed to have passed

Yeddyurappa's breaking news ends tamely

Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa’s much-hyped ‘Breaking News’ that had created ripples in political circles and curiosity among the public, ended in a whimper Friday. The former chief minister’s tweet Thursday about ‘Breaking News’ at 5 pm Friday had generated much curiosity and expectations in political and media circles, with many, who thought it would be a “major expose”, glued to the Internet or television sets. The Breaking News

Malayalam writer M Sukumaran  passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Well known Malayalam writer M Sukumaran passed away at a hospital here. He was 76, family sources said. Sukumaran was the recipient of the Kendra Sahitiya Akademi and Keral Sahitiya awards in 2006 and 1976. His short stories Sangaganam and Unarthupattu have been made into films. Pithrutharpan and Sheshakriya are his other well-known short stories. In 1963, Sukumaran joined the Account General’s office here as a clerk. But he

Daler Mehndi sentenced in human trafficking case

New Delhi: Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi has been convicted for his involvement in a human trafficking case in 2003. The Patiala court today sentenced him to two years in prison. However, he has been granted bail. According to reports, Daler, his brother Shamsher and others had been accused of illegally sending people abroad by disguising them as members of his troupe. In return, the complainants alleged that the accused