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Stalin files nomination papers, all set to become DMK president

Stalin files nomination papers, all set to become DMK president

Dravida Munnetra KAzhagam working president M K Stalin, who is set to be elected the party president, filed his nomination for the post at Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters, in Chennai in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. IMAGE: DMK working president MK Stalin, Organising Secretary Duraimurugan file their nominations to be elected as the president and treasurer respectively, at Anna Arivalayam, […]

Rs 460 billion worth missiles, guns, copters okayed

Rs 460 billion worth missiles, guns, copters okayed

The biggest procurement green-lighted was the Rs 217 billion purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters.Ajai Shukla reports. The defence ministry‘s apex procurement body, the Defence Acquisition Council, has accorded approval for acquisitions worth about Rs 460 billion, which include missiles and two types of helicopters for the navy, and artillery guns for the army. The biggest procurement green-lighted on Saturday, […]

When Mahatma Gandhi mobilised Rs 6,000 for flood relief in Kerala

When Mahatma Gandhi mobilised Rs 6,000 for flood relief in Kerala

<strong Nearly a century ago when floods ravaged Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi had termed the misery of the people as “unimaginable” and stepped in to mobilise over Rs 6,000 to help them, records show. If the present rain fury has claimed over 290 lives and displaced over 10 lakh people, the massive floods that crippled the state in July 1924 are […]

Floods in Kerala due to slaughtering of cows in open: BJP leader

Floods in Kerala due to slaughtering of cows in open: BJP leader

IMAGE: People wade across waterlogged streets at Malappuram in Kerala. Photograph: PTI Photo Known for making controversial remarks, Vijayapura‘s Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal has kicked up a fresh row by saying the devastating floods in Kerala occurred because of slaughtering of cows in the open. “In Kerala, people openly slaughter cows. What happened? Within a year, a situation […]

Man reaches top of Doi Inthanon with wife‘s ashes

Man reaches top of Doi Inthanon with wife‘s ashes

Sakchai Suphanthamat (third left, front row) poses for a group photo with officials at the top of Doi Inthanon on Sunday after carrying his wife‘s cremated ashes 1500km on foot from Trang. (Photo from Montree Pimpan and Facebook account) Sunday was a long-awaited day for Sakchai Suphanthamat. It was the day he finally kept the promise he made to his […]

Flood-ravaged Kerala‘s wait for full central aid could be long

Flood-ravaged Kerala‘s wait for full central aid could be long

Flood-ravaged Kerala may have to wait a few months to get the complete financial aid package from the Centre as the process of assessing the extent of damage and fund release is time-consuming, officials said. IMAGE: Flood victims collect food inside SDVP school converted into a temporary relief camp in Kerala‘s Alleppey. Photograph: PTI Photo After the initial release of funds, […]

Critic Somsak hospitalised in Paris after stroke

Critic Somsak hospitalised in Paris after stroke

Then-Thammasat University lecturer Somsak Jeamteerasakul receives flowers from his loyal supporters on May 12, 2011 after hearing lese majeste charges at Nang Leng police station. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul) Renowned political and social critic Somsak Jeamteerasakul has collapsed and been hospitalised after a stroke. Pavin Chachavalpongoun posted messages on his Facebook account on Sunday saying Mr Somsak was in a […]