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Calamity in Kerala brings out the best...

The full enormity of the tragedy in Kerala is yet to surface but the flood waters appear to have calmed for the time being the raging fires that had polarised the politically conscious Malayali, bringing out the best in the populace.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Love is blind but it can't miss a 4km banner

A young man's creative idea of apologising to his girlfriend by plastering a 4km stretch of road with 300 flex banners could land him in trouble with the police and civic authorities.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

...and those who fish in flood waters

Swadeshi ideologue S. Gurumurthy has wondered if there is any connection between the Kerala floods and a case in the Supreme Court on the restriction on the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple located in the state.
Our Bureau Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Dabholkar 'shooter' arrested in Aurangabad

The CBI on Saturday evening arrested the suspected shooter in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, two days before the fifth anniversary of the rationalist's death.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Agnivesh at SC door

Rights activist Agnivesh, assaulted when he went to the BJP central office on Friday to pay his last respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has decided to petition the Supreme Court against mob violence.
Pheroze L. Vincent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Atal ashes in 100 rivers

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes will be immersed in 100 rivers across the country and prayer meetings organised in Delhi, state capitals, district headquarters and panchayats, the BJP has announced.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

India data push worries US firms

US technology giants plan to intensify lobbying against a stringent Indian requirement to store data locally, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in the country, sources said.
Reuters Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong lifts Aiyar's suspension

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday revoked Mani Shankar Aiyar's suspension from the Congress following a recommendation from the party's central disciplinary committee.
PTI Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Councillor held over Atal motion

Aurangabad city police have arrested Syed Matin, an All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen councillor, for hurting religious sentiments by opposing a motion to condole the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Limp to normality, braced for rain

Three districts in Kerala are bracing for more rain at a time some other parts of the state appear to be slowly emerging out of the flood crisis that has taken more than 350 lives since end-May.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

PM offers Rs 500 crore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did an aerial survey of flood-ravaged Kerala on Saturday and announced an interim relief of Rs 500 crore against the state government's request for Rs 2,000 crore.
Our Bureau Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

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