Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

Two more Kerala naxalites held in Madras

Two more Kerala “Naxalites” were arrested by the City Police last night [December 17, Madras], following the arrest of K.P. Narayanan on Monday night [December 16]. They are A. P. Balan (30), an agricultural worker, and N. P. Viswanathan (18), a beedi worker, both hailing from Pallur, a village near …

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Bihar cane farmers in distress

farmers in distress

The sugar cane farmers of Bihar are in distress as the government has not yet announced the cane price for the mill owners for the current season. The farmers are also agitated with the mill owners over non-payment of their dues. Speaking to The Hindu over phone, sugar cane farmers …

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ISRO’s ‘angry bird’ takes to the skies


An anxious ISRO Chairman K. Sivan on Wednesday watched the flight path of the GSLV-F11 intently as it soared into the evening sky carrying communication satellite GSAT-7A, meant to enhance the communication infrastructure of the Indian Air Force. Three key factors had weighed on the minds of the launch team …

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Fatal fires

The devastating fire at the Andheri hospital of the Employees State Insurance Corporation in Mumbai that killed at least eight people is a shocking reminder of the low priority fire safety gets in India. That a blaze could break out in a relatively new building with such deadly consequences calls …

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President’s Rule in J&K from today

Rule in J&K

President’s Rule will come into force in Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday, after expiry of six months of Governor’s Rule, an official order said on Wednesday. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation paving the way for imposition of Central rule in the State which was placed under Governor’s Rule …

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9% growth by 2022 must to generate jobs: NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog

Raise investment, reform agriculture and codify labour laws: vision document A growth rate of 9% is essential to generate enough jobs and achieve universal prosperity, according to a vision document released by NITI Aayog on Wednesday. Towards this, the ‘Strategy for New India @75’ document recommends a number of steps, …

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Rupee strengthens 1.5% against dollar

Falling crude oil prices helped the rupee record its highest gain in over five years on Tuesday. The Indian currency appreciated by 112 paise against the U.S. dollar. After making a strong opening at 71.34 a dollar, as compared to the previous close of 71.56, the currency gained further in …

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