Claimed to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, a marine biodiversity map of Kerala's coastline is being prepared by the State Biodiversity Board to create a databank of marine ecosystems and traditional knowledge of the fishermen folk community.
Andhra Pradesh government aims to complete two metro rail projects - in Visakhapatnam and VGTM (Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri) area - within three-and-half-years and it has proposed a similar venture for the temple town of Tirupati.
In this belt of villages near the fertile Krishna River delta, much is as it has been for generations: The cotton soil is as black, the mango trees as heavy with fruit, the tobacco fields as fragrant and deeply green as ever.
The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice P. Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country.
With BJP consistently failing to make electoral breakthrough in Kerala, party chief Amit Shah today started his maiden visit to the southern state to discuss with leaders and grassroots functionaries strategy to strengthen and galvanise the organisation.
Making his maiden trip to Kerala after taking over as BJP President, Amit Shah will be addressing party leaders and grass root-level functionaries tomorrow in a bid to galvanise the party in the state where it has consistently failed to make an electoral breakthrough.
Expressing concern over the latest hike in the price of diesel, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa today demanded its rollback and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to change the existing price fixing formula for petroleum products.
The 'double tumbler' system of discrimination against members of the Dalit community -- where they are given separate cups to drink tea -- came to the fore in two villages in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri where six tea shop owners were arrested today for indulging in this practice.