Author: Caroline Biscotti

TN: Roads dug up to erect DMK flagpoles

TRICHY: For a brief while, Sasthri road residents thought the heavy machinery anchored in their locality on Thursday was meant for laying a new road as the existing one was riddled with potholes. But soon, their expectations were shattered on seeing a power driller making holes in the already damaged road to erect poles to fix DMK flags. As a […]

Nethravati in spate; No water supply to Mangaluru

Nethravati in spate; No water supply to Mangaluru

MANAGLURU: to the city, parts of and Bantwal will be as the water level in the at has touched 9 metres on Thursday, leading to submersion of pumps. The new at Thumbe in Bantwal taluk, which was commissioned in December 2016, has a maximum storage level of 11 metres. The water level was initially maintained at five metres earlier, and […]

Shiradi Ghat blocked till August 25; Kukke marooned

Shiradi Ghat blocked till August 25; Kukke marooned

MANGALURU: The Dakshina Kannada district administration has banned movement of all vehicles on stretch of the Bengaluru-Mangaluru National Highway 75 till 6am August 25. This decision was taken after reviewing the current situation and to safeguard travellers. The incessant rain in the ghat section over the past week has led to numerous landslides, trapping travellers for a long period and […]

Brand Atal was in high demand in TN in 90s

Brand Atal was in high demand in TN in 90s

CHENNAI: Atal Bihari was able to make inroads into the Dravidian heartland of with ease, first through an electoral tie-up with the AIADMK in 1998. Even as that alliance was snapping shortly a year after it was forged, Vajpayee pieced together an alternative with another Dravidian major, the DMK. More than Vajpayee wanting to ally with the AIADMK and the […]

Pune bizman booked for Rs 4cr tax evasion

Pune bizman booked for Rs 4cr tax evasion

PUNE: The on Friday night booked a cement businessman for duping the , Pune to the tune of Rs 4,27,36,748 crore by failing to pay (VAT) between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2016. The fraud came to light when an annual audit of defaulters was conducted in 2013. The department issued recovery notices and sent reminders to Sonawane to […]

50-yr-old man becomes 1st victim of leptospirosis

50-yr-old man becomes 1st victim of leptospirosis

PUNE: A 50-year-old man succumbed to at a city hospital recently, becoming the first person to die of the bacterial infection in Pune this year. “The man, a resident of , succumbed to leptospirosis-induced complications on August 6, a day after he was admitted to Tarachand hospital,” a doctor from the hospital said. The cases of leptospirosis have been on […]