• Rajiv was assassinated 26 years ago on this day
    Published Date : 21-May-2017 10:47:01 IST

    Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, was assassinated by a female suicide bomber on May 21, 1991, while conducting an election campaign in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. The bomb attack was carried out by Thenmozhi Rajaratnam, also known as Dhanu, who was reportedly a member of the Sri Lankan militant organisation Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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  • Shatrughan in his tweets urges Rajinikanth to join politics
    Published Date : 18-May-2017 9:56:13 IST

    Actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha took to Twitter to urge actor Rajinikanth to take up politics in Tamil Nadu. Shatrughan tweeted, “Hope wish and pray that the titanic megastar, people’s darling, our dear friend and TN super hero Rajinikanth rises.” He further tweeted that it is the right time for Rajinikanth to reach out to his people.

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  • Actress Takes Dig At Narendra Modi
    Published Date : 17-May-2017 12:11:33 IST

    Speaking to reporters for the first time, after she was appointed as the incharge of the AICC social media wing, she has said that the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi instead of working for the welfare of the people, they are interested in marketing. The government has failed to release necessary funds for the Karnataka state, which is reeling under severe drought.

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  • Naidu Looks for ‘Capital Gains’ Ahead of 2019 Polls
    Published Date : 16-May-2017 8:41:09 IST

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu wants at least some visible progress on the ground in the new capital Amaravati in the next two years so that he can face the voters in the 2019 elections. He on Monday asked a Singapore consortium to create “at least some infrastructure” in the next two years in the so called startup area in Amaravati so that he could “show something” to the voters in the 2019 polls.

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  • KCR may go for cabinet rejig
    Published Date : 16-May-2017 8:26:57 IST

    Pressure is mounting on KCR to rejig his cabinet ahead of the state formation day on June 2. With the TRS government on the verge of completing three years in power, a large number of senior leaders, who did not till now ‘benefit’, are seeking the expansion of the cabinet. According to sources, the chief minister too is not averse to effect a few changes in the cabinet, but wants time to firm up a ‘suitable’ team that will stay put till the assembly elections in 2019.

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  • Regret backing DMK in 1996: Rajnikanth
    Published Date : 15-May-2017 12:22:55 IST

    Claiming it to be a ‘political accident’, Rajinikanth who held a ‘darbar’ with his fans after a massive gap of eight years, admitted on Monday that he committed a mistake by supporting DMK-led alliance 21 years ago. Continuing to maintain his intriguing stand over joining politics, Rajinikanth further asserted that some people used his name for ‘political gains’. He said, “Some of my fans urged me to join politics and it’s not bad even to enter politics, but making money out of this is bad.”

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  • Hyd mayor trolled over photoshopped image on social media
    Published Date : 15-May-2017 12:27:30 IST

    Hyderabad mayor Bonthu Rammohan was trolled on social media after he posted “before” and “after” images of a street, one with garbage spread around and the second depicting a much cleaner version of the same area. “Hats off to those three pedestrians who stayed there for 3 months just to see the work complete,” tweeted a user.

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  • One rule for Sujana, another for Vakati
    Published Date : 14-May-2017 1:04:28 IST

    AP CM Chandrababu Naidu’s double standards are legion. When Sujana Choudary had an NBW against him for defaulting on bank loans, Chandrababu made his Rajya Sabha MP again and continued him as Union Minister. Ganta Srinivasa Rao faced similar issues over bank payments, but was allowed to stay as minister. But, when it came to MLC Vakati Narayana Reddy, who faced similar cases, he was promptly suspended from the party. Why these double standards Chandrababu?

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  • ‘Amma’s ghost haunting people at Poes Garden home’
    Published Date : 12-May-2017 10:07:55 IST

    Sources in Tamil Nadu’s ex-CM J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence claim that they hear “strange voices that sound like wails” every night. Sasikala’s nephew Dinakaran’s family also reportedly decided to leave because of the strange voices. “Once, there was another relative of Sasikala who used Jayalalithaa’s room…and on that night too, we heard these noises,” an employee said.

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  • Ramya to head AICC social media division
    Published Date : 11-May-2017 12:39:13 IST

    Ramya has been appointed as the new chief of the All India Congress Committee’s social media wing, the former Mandya MP was rather quiet on social media for the past two days. Despite most official social media accounts of various Congress wings congratulating her and wishing her well in the new assignment, Ramya’s did not respond on her official social media accounts. Known for her sharp online rhetoric and ability to connect with the youth, Ramya’s appointment comes in the run-up to Karnataka going to polls in 2018.

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  • Delhi not safe for Chandrababu: Intel agency
    Published Date : 11-May-2017 8:40:11 IST

    Alerting AP Bhavan officials on the security risks to CM Chandrababu, central intelligence agencies have reportedly said the national capital was not safe for him from the security point of view. They also urged the officials to dissuade Naidu from travelling on metro rail while touring Delhi in future. In an alert sent to the AP Bhavan resident commissioner’s office on Wednesday, the intelligence agency advised that strict security measures be adopted during the CM’s visit and also expressed concern over the security measures at the Bhavan.

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  • Kejriwal’s wife Sunita calls Kapil Mishra ‘stupid’
    Published Date : 09-May-2017 4:13:45 IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal on Tuesday called sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra a “stupid man”. “My brother-in-law is no more and this stupid man is speaking all written script without any mind,” she tweeted. Mishra has alleged that Health Minister Satyendar Jain had settled a ₹50 crore land deal for Kejriwal’s brother-in-law in Chhattarpur area.

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  • Most TN parties were on Reddy payroll: I-T
    Published Date : 09-May-2017 10:31:01 IST

    The I-T raids on sand mining baron Shekar Reddy has taken the lid off an organised loot that cuts across party lines ­including both ruling and opposition parties in Tamil Nadu. As per a letter written by the I-T department to state chief secretary Girija Vaidyanathan about 10 days ago suggesting that a vigilance inquiry be initiated against Reddy and his associates, the list of people who regularly received bribe from Reddy include some senior ministers, senior bureaucrats and even sitting and former legislators of many opposition parties.

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  • This director says Pawan is unfit for politics
    Published Date : 08-May-2017 8:20:53 IST

    Thammudu director PA Arun Prasad says Pawan Kalyan is unfit for politics. Thammudu is one of the biggest hits of Pawan Kalyan. Arun Prasad says Pawan is a straightforward man and cannot indulge in slanging matches. He is plain and simple. He cannot use abusive words against anyone. He says Pawan has joined politics only because of the pressure from his fans. He said those who enter politics should be ready to abuse people.

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  • MBA, MCA grads are now constables
    Published Date : 07-May-2017 8:42:02 IST

    According J Purnachandra Rao, Addl DG and chairman of Telangana Police Recruitment Board, as many as 5.63 lakh candidates had applied for constable posts during the recently-held recruitment process. Among those selected are 243 MBAs, 161 MTechs, 103 MCAs, 1,462 BTechs, 100 BEds, 895 post-graduates, 2,845 degree holders, 47 B Pharm graduates and five LLB degree holders. An Intermediate degree is the basic qualification for a person from the general category.

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