MHA creates new division for women safety

New Delhi, May 25 : Months after Kathua and Unnao rapes that triggered a countrywide public ire, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday created a new division to deal with all issues of women safety in coordination with relevant ministries, departments and state governments. The Ministry has appointed a 1993 batch AGMUT cadre […]

TN CM blames parties, anti-socials for Thoothukudi violence

Thoothukudi/Chennai, May 24 : Thoothukudi remained tense for the third day as the death toll in police firing climbed to 13 while Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswamy on Thursday accused political parties and anti-social elements of “deliberately instigating and misleading” innocent people leading to violence and loss of lives. Selvasekar (43), who suffered serious […]

One more killed in TN, death toll is 12

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 : One more person was killed in fresh police firing here on Wednesday as the killing of 11 people protesting against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant a day earlier sparked calls for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s resignation. Worried over the persistent mass anger, the authorities suspended Internet in the […]

Former High Court judge to probe TN violence

Chennai, May 23 : The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday ordered a probe by former Madras High Court judge Aruna Jagadeesan into the violence that killed 10 people in Thoothukudi during protests against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami announced the probe after reviewing the situation in the town, according to an […]

SC allows Karti to travel abroad, subject to conditions

New Delhi, May 18 : The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, to travel abroad subject to certain conditions. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud allowed Karti Chidambram’s plea to travel to the UK, Germany and Spain from May […]

BJP MPs allege phone tapping by Karnataka government

New Delhi, May 16 : Three BJP MPs on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh alleging phone tapping of party leaders by the Karnataka government and urged him to instruct the state authority to “end this pernicious practice”. The three Karnataka MPs — Shoba Karandlaje, G.M. Siddeshwara and P.C. Mohan — in their letter […]