Regional News Headlines

Iranian boat intercepted in high seas off Kerala, brought in

Thiruvananthapuram , July 5

The Indian Coast Guard intercepted a suspicious Iranian boat in the high seas of Kerala early Sunday, escorted it to a berth near the famed Kovalam beach and handed it over to police, an official statement said.

MPs say parliament canteen subsidy can be done away with

New Delhi , July 5 Under fire for gorging on cheap food at the Parliament House canteen, many MPs feel the subsidy being given can be done away with as it was only creating a "bad press".

Specially-abled Delhi woman tops civil services exams; women take top four

New Delhi , July 4

A physically-challenged Delhi woman topped the civil services examination, as the first four ranks were scooped up by women in the results declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday.

Perseverance has its reward: UPSC 2nd rank holder

Thiruvananthapuram , July 4

Renu Raj, 27, a doctor, who has secured the second rank in the civil services examination, the results of which were declared by the UPSC on Saturday, told the aspiring candidates that perseverance pays.

90 percent of Hindi voters sealed Indira Gandhi's fate

New Delhi , July 4 "If the majority rule were to apply, the crow should be our national bird, not the peacock". A quote attributed to the Tamil leader C.N. Annadurai during a protest speech in 1962 against the imposition of Hindi as a national language, 13 years before the imposition of emergency by Indira Gandhi. Annadurai went on to become the chief minister of Madras in 1967, galvanising support through the anti-Hindi movement, defeating the Congress party in Tamil Nadu for the first time and forever.

BJP to strengthen presence in south India

Bengaluru , July 5

After enrolling 110 million members in southern states recently, the BJP plans to further strengthen its position in the region through mass contact programmes and study camps for newly-enrolled members, the party said on Sunday.

'Premam' leak probe in right direction: Police

Thiruvananthapuram , July 5

The ongoing probe into the alleged leak of the censor copy of the hit Malayalam film "Premam" is going in the right direction, said the Kerala Police chief.

CBFC chief Nihalani to oversee Malayalam film leak probe: Priyadarshan

Thiruvananthapuram , July 4

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani will arrive here next week to personally oversee the probe after the alleged leak of the censor copy of blockbuster Malayalam film "Premam", ace director Priyadarshan said on Saturday.

Rajinikanth rejected 'Drishyam' remake due to two scenes

Chennai , July 4

Superstar Rajinikanth rejected an offer to star in the Tamil remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam" because he feared two particular scenes in the film would not have gone down too well with his fans.

HC notice to DU, colleges on plea challenging admission process

New Delhi , July 3

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Delhi University, its Hindu and Hansraj colleges and Kerala government on a plea challenging the admission process for calculating marks from other state boards.