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Krishna tops in cockfight cases


Vijayawada: Director General of Police (DGP) N Sambasiva Rao on Monday said a total of 1,347 cases were registered on cockfighting using knives during Sankranti festival. Most of the cases were registered on three days of the festival, he added. The DGP said Krishna district stood top in number of cockfight cases with 471 cases registered under the limits of ... Read More »

I Am A US Local Hire, Says Infosys Chief Vishal Sikka On H-1B Concerns


US President-elect Donald Trump’s business skills will outweigh any downsides for Indian IT firms operating in the US, Infosys chief Vishal Sikka wagered today, amid worries about the new administration’s plans for more restrictions on H1B visas.  Mr Sikka, 49, was talking to NDTV after his company announced its 3rd quarter results, bringing cheer by beating the Street’s estimates. But ... Read More »

Khanderi, India’s Second Scorpene-Class Submarine, Launched


MUMBAI: Khanderi, India’s second French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine was launched at Mumbai’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited today. Six submarines are being built at the Mazagon Docks in collaboration with France’s Direction des Constructions Navales or DCN in a three-billion-dollar project. The Scorpene project has been in the news lately after details emerged of leaked technical data, but the Indian ... Read More »

Chandrababu inaugurates new international terminal at Gannavaram Airport


Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Union Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday inaugurated the new international terminal at Gannavaram airport near Vijayawada. Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister Sujana Chowdhary, Urban Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, other state Ministers, MPs and MLAs were seen in attendance at the Bhoomi Puja ceremony. Built at 9,520 square meters at ... Read More »

AP CM taking people of Kadapa for a ride, alleges Jagan


Kurnool: YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy accused Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu of taking people for a ride in Kadapa district over release of Krishna water to Pulivendula.  Like Mucchumarri lift irrigation project, Pydipalli reservoir near Pulivendula was also a brain child of former CM YS Rajasekar Reddy, he said. The Rythu Bharosa Yatra, has been conducted by YSRCP ... Read More »

Face Problem Abroad? Tweet And Tag Me, Says Sushma Swaraj


NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Indians abroad facing problems can tweet to the respective embassy and tag her in the tweet, adding that she will personally monitor the missions’ responses. The minister, who has been known for reaching out to citizens through Twitter, said a ‘new pattern’ is being adopted. “We are adopting a new ... Read More »

Car bomb kills at least 50 in Syria’s A’zaz


At least 50 people have been killed in the Syrian city of A’zaz in a powerful car bomb explosion targeting civilians in the city. The blast took place a fuel tanker blew up in front of a courthouse in the city. Dozens of others were also wounded in the explosion. According to initial reports, several government buildings were completely destroyed in the ... Read More »

NSG Website Hacked, Defaced With Abusive Message Against PM Narendra Modi


NEW DELHI:  Suspected Pakistan-affiliated operatives on Sunday hacked the official website of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) and defaced it with a profanity-laden message against the Prime Minister and anti-India content. Officials said the hacking attempt was noticed early on Sunday and the URL – – was blocked soon after by the counter-terror force from its headquarters in ... Read More »

In Speech On Notes Ban, PM Narendra Modi Talks Of India’s ‘Purification’


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address on New Year’s eve, said his abrupt decision to cancel high-denomination notes last month has dealt “a serious blow” to black money, terror-financing and tax evasion. Defending his demonetisation drive, PM Modi, in a 45-minute speech delivered first in Hindi and then English, said, “There is no precedent globally to ... Read More »