An ode to a river

Mizhiyadayum mumbae,' a documentary on the legendary river, Iruvanchipuzha, at Mukkom near Kozhikode, stems from the concern of a group of teachers to sustain the river and prevent its degradation. The film is an ode…

Dumping of used batteries cause for concern

KOCHI: Batteries contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if they are not disposed of properly. Yet, the awareness on this is very low, with the result that most people throw away used batteries…

Maoists blast Punnami restaurant

MAHBUBNAGAR: Maoists blasted the Punnami restaurant run by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation near Mannanur in Amrabad mandal on the road to Srisailam on Thursday evening. According to information reaching the district headquarters, a group…

Taxi driver attacks unacceptable – police

UK Leyland Today: Two Asian taxi drivers were subjected to abuse and had their vehicles damaged as they worked. Police are appealing for witnesses following the two racist incidents in Bamber Bridge. The first incident…

NSCN (I-M) defers 'tax collections'

Kohima: Militant group National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) has decided to defer 'tax collections' for the next financial year in areas it refers to as 'Nagalim'. 'Nagalim' or 'Greater Nagaland' comprises Nagaland and surrounding…

Boy flings acid on tutor

KolKolkata: Subhanko Biswas, a Class X student, threw acid at his tutor because he did not approve of the latter’s friendship with a girl. Amitava Biswas, a 29-year-old private tutor, used to teach Subhanko. On…

Eastern UP villagers battle starvation

(Kushinagar): As India celebrates its 57th year as a republic, the country can boast of an economy that's booming, and of markets that are touching new highs every day. But on the other side of…