Regional News Headlines

AIIMS gets new chief vigilance officer

New Delhi , Aug 20

Viswas Mehata, a 1986 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, has been appointed the new chief vigilance officer (CVO) of AIIMS for three months.

K.V. Thomas appointed PAC chairperson

New Delhi , Aug 20

Senior Congress leader K.V. Thomas Wednesday took over as the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), an official statement said.

Kerala should enforce prohibition: Congress

Kochi , Aug 20

Even as leaders of different factions in the Congress in Kerala continue their verbal duel over the fate of 418 closed bars, state party president V.M. Sudheeran said the need of the hour is total prohibition in the state.

Mohanlal undergoing physiotherapy

Kochi , Aug 20

Ace superstar Mohanlal is undergoing physiotherapy at a private hospital here for the past one week as he is suffering from pain in his left leg, a source at the facility said.

Vijayan flattered by Sachin's knowledge, interest about soccer

Kolkata , Aug 19

Former India international footballer I.M. Vijayan is flattered by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's knowledge of soccer and the little master's keenness to learn the finer points of the game.

SC imposes cost on 14 states over backlog of cases

New Delhi , Aug 20

The Supreme Court Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs.25,000 each on 14 states and a union territory for failing to respond to the Law Commission's report on a formula to clear the backlog of pending cases.

Hampi most searched heritage site in Karnataka

Bangalore , Aug 20

The world-famous Hampi heritage site in Karnataka is the most searched historical place in the state, search engine Google said Wednesday.

Indian found dead in Oman

Muscat , Aug 20

An Indian national was found dead in his room in Oman, media reported.

'Kaththi' gets flak from Tamil fringe groups

Chennai , Aug 20

As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.

Siddhanth equals own national mark at Federation Cup

Patiala , Aug 19

The curtain came down in style on the final day of the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships 2014 with hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya breaking his own national record, set four years ago, at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) here Tuesday.