A day after extending support to the August 4 bandh call in Tamil Nadu by some political parties on the issue of prohibition, CPI today demanded a nation-wide ban on liquor and said the Centre should immediately bring in an ordinance in this regard.
Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to secure release of two persons from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who have been kidnapped in Libya allegedly by Islamic State (IS) terror group.
The wide network of postal offices in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can be used to implement various social welfare schemes of the Centre, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said in Hyderabad today.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today said as a mark of respect to former President Abdul Kalam, her government has designated October 15, the Bharat Ratna's birthday, as "Youth Inspiration Day".
Australian police today released a new CCTV footage hoping to find the killer of a 41-year-old Indian IT professional who was brutally stabbed to death in Sydney, just 300 meters from her home on March 7 this year while she was talking to her husband over the phone.
YSR Congress has announced that it will hold a dharna on August 10 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to protest against the Centre's "delay" in granting special status to Andhra Pradesh and to highlight the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government's "indifference" on the issue.
With plans to make its capital city Amaravati, coming up in Vijayawada region, an international tourist destination, Andhra Pradesh government is mulling to set up a 'Monastery Boulevard' where Buddhist monasteries can be built, like in Bihar's Bodh Gaya.
They came in buses, by train and boat. Many walked into Rameshwaram over the last two days to bid goodbye to Dr APJ Adbul Kalam, who was buried with full state honours in a public ground in this Tamil Nadu island town where he was born.
The Madras High Court today said "liquor is an essential commodity for 30% of people in Tamil Nadu and hence government-run Tasmac shops vending liquor in retail could not be ordered by it to be closed during the funeral ceremony of former President APJ Abdul Kalam."
Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Wednesday July 29, 2015, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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