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As PM Modi pushes for renewable energy, Chennai engineering students invent eco-friendly scooter

Anna Isaac
The students picked up a discarded two-wheeler, bought a solar panel and fitted it on top of the scooter

India to take the final call on $12 billion Rafale fighter jet deal for IAF only after March


Parrikar declined to say when a final decision was likely on the contract, which was initially worth $12 billion and could go up to $20 billion.

PM opens Centre for Nano Science Engineering at IISc ibn Bengaluru


IISc in Bengaluru is considered to be the most sophisticated and comprehensive cluster of micro and nano-tech laboratories in India. It is designed to provide research and technology leadership in the areas of nano-electronics and nanotechnology.

Swine flu outbreak in Hyderabad, 30 suspected cases reported on Tuesday

Sakshi Khanna
Widening the swine flu scare, 3 new cases of the disease have been reported from Hyderabad on Tuesday. The government is hoping that the cases will go down in summer.

Full text: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at Aero India show


We are introducing a scheme to provide up to 80% of funding from the Government for development of a prototype in India.

Bengaluru: Modi flags off South Asia's biggest Aero show, emphasises on need for strong defence industry


Speaking at the event, Modi said a nation with a strong defence will be secure and will have good economic growth.

Sri Lankan President arrives at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday night arrived at nearby Tirumala amid tight security to offer worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara.

Bill soon to stop employment of kids below 14 years: Bandaru Dattatreya


To eradicate child labour under the age of 14, a Bill will be presented before the Union Cabinet and will later be introduced before the Rajya Sabha.

Tamil Nadu says refugees return only after Sri Lankan Tamil's rehabilitation


Tamil Nadu Government urged the Centre that the voluntary repatriation of displaced Tamil refugees could be "countenanced" after putting in place proper rehabilitation measures in Sri Lanka.

O Panneerselvam shifts to CM seat in Tamil Nadu Assembly


Panneerselvam has refused to sit on the chair from which Jayalalithaa functioned as chief minister at the secretariat.

Coimbatore to ink MoU with city in Germany


Coimbatore will be the 10th one to join the list in the world to ink an MoU with Esslingen Am Necakr city in Germany to strengthen ties in different fields.

Tamil Nadu Assembly session begins tomorrow


The Tamil Nadu Assembly session will begin in Chennai on Tuesday amid jubilation among the ruling AIADMK members over the party's impressive win in the bypoll to the Srirangam Assembly seat.

35 people convert in Kerala under Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'ghar vapasi'


A group of 35 people on Sunday "re-converted" to Hinduism as VHP continued with its 'ghar vapasi' programme despite criticism from various quarters.

Amendments to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act likely in Budget session


M Venkaiah Naidu indicated that the Centre may take up the issue of introducing amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 during the forthcoming budget session of Parliament.

Bengaluru: Man arrested for trying to molest minor girl


One person was arrested for allegedly trying to molest a minor girl in R T Nagar Police station limits.

266 kgs gold missing from Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: Audit report


Out of the 893 kgs gold that was given out for various works, only 627 kgs has been returned to the temple.

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Telangana: With two more dead, swine flu death toll reaches 560
Two more deaths and 27 new cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the number of deaths due to the virus stands at 56 as on date.
Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion0
A fringe Hindu outfit in Chennai claims to have reconverted ten people from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism.
Road mishap in Bengaluru, water tanker mows down 2 people0
Police said the driver could not control and stop the tanker at the signal and moved further, causing the accident.
Coimbatore: Girl enacts fake abduction to get sympathy of lover0
During questioning the girl confessed that she was in love with a 21-year-old youth.
Church deplores RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa0
The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment.
LPG from water, oil and sunlight? A Bengaluru scientist claims breakthrough0
In what is possibly a major breakthrough, a scientist in Bengaluru claims to have invented a device that could make LPG using just water, vegetable oil and sunlight.
Five advocates debarred from practice in Chennai0
Five advocates allegedly involved in the murder of another lawyer at a local court have been debarred from practising in courts or having any other lawyer appear on their behalf until completion of disciplinary proceedings against them.
Mysore royal dynasty gets new heir, queen adopts grand nephew of late husband0
The new King has been rechristened as Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodiyar.
Status check: Infrasturcture, cleanliness at Bengaluru railway station0
In 2014, the budget on cleanliness was increased by nearly 40%. Ahead of the railway budget, here is a status check on the infrastructure and cleanliness at our railway stations on the demands and expectations of the citizens.
56 fresh swine flu cases detected in Telangana0
From January 1 till Sunday, 4,040 samples were tested, out of which 1,316 were found positive for swine flu. The number of deaths due to swine flu and related complications as on date is 51, a state government bulletin said.

Tamil Nadu

Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion

A fringe Hindu outfit in Chennai claims to have reconverted ten people from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism....

Coimbatore: Girl enacts fake abduction to get sympathy of lover

During questioning the girl confessed that she was in love with a 21-year-old youth. ...

Five advocates debarred from practice in Chennai

Five advocates allegedly involved in the murder of another lawyer at a local court have been debarred from...

Jayalalithaa's supporter nails his arms, legs to a cross, urges her to come back to power

Shihan Hussaini, a well known Karate expert in the city had a strange way of urging Jayalalithaa to...

P Chidambaram locks horns with TNCC chief Elangovan

After weeks of bickering between Karti Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan, former Union Minister...

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad: 2 dead, 13 injured after explosion in Gulf Oil Corporation office

The accident happened due to explosion in reactor but the fire has now been brought under control. ...

Kiran Bedi joining BJP a mistake: Prashant Bhushan

Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Saturday it was a mistake on the part of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi to join the BJP...

'Love and support of Daggubati Ramanaidu's family kept him alive for so many years,' says his doctor Rajasekar

Actor-cum-doctor Rajasekar was treating Ramanaidu for the last few months using Palliative care and alternative therapy. ...

Swine flu outbreak in Hyderabad, 30 suspected cases reported on Tuesday

Widening the swine flu scare, 3 new cases of the disease have been reported from Hyderabad on Tuesday. The government is hoping that the cases...

Sri Lankan President arrives at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday night arrived at nearby Tirumala amid tight security to offer worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord...

Karnataka

Road mishap in Bengaluru, water tanker mows down 2 people

Police said the driver could not control and stop the tanker at the signal and moved further, causing...

LPG from water, oil and sunlight? A Bengaluru scientist claims breakthrough

In what is possibly a major breakthrough, a scientist in Bengaluru claims to have invented a device that...

Mysore royal dynasty gets new heir, queen adopts grand nephew of late husband

The new King has been rechristened as Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodiyar. ...

Status check: Infrasturcture, cleanliness at Bengaluru railway station

In 2014, the budget on cleanliness was increased by nearly 40%. Ahead of the railway budget, here is...

Women brigade catches attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru

With 30-year-old Deepika Misra's induction this year, Team Sarang got its first and only woman pilot. ...

Kerala

Church deplores RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa

The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment. ...

Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees

Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. ...

CPM stalwart Achuthanandan sticks to his stand, state unit refuses to blink

Balakrishnan said that as a responsible party veteran, Achuthanandan by no way can stay away from the conference and he was assured that all what...

Thrissur: Businessman in trouble for allegedly beating his security guard to death

There's no relief for a Thrissur-based businessman Nisham who has been charged with murder for allegedly crushing his security guard with his Hummer. ...

35 people convert in Kerala under Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'ghar vapasi'

A group of 35 people on Sunday "re-converted" to Hinduism as VHP continued with its 'ghar vapasi' programme despite criticism from various quarters. ...