Adopt Kerala method to boost rubber production: Tripura CM

Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday asked all stakeholders to adopt the Kerala method to boost rubber production in Tripura. The northeastern state is the second largest rubber producer in India after Kerala, with 85,000 hectares of land under plantation, producing 65,330 tonnes of rubber[Read More…]

3 from one family die in Delhi blaze

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Three members of a family from Kochi in Kerala died in the blaze which engulfed a Delhi hotel here on Tuesday morning, killing 17 people in all. A group of 15, all from an extended family, had come to Delhi last week to attend a[Read More…]

Court nod for lie-detector test of Kalabhavan Mani’s friends

Kochi, Feb 12 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct lie-detector tests on seven friends of late actor Kalabhavan Mani. On February 8, Jaffer Idukki, Sabumon and five others had presented themselves before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate, offering to[Read More…]

Punjab Assembly session begins amid opposition protests

Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) The Budget session of the Punjab Assembly began on Tuesday amid protests by the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP against rising farmers’ suicides and blamed the ruling Congress government of not doing enough. The SAD lawmakers staged a walkout shortly after the Assembly[Read More…]

Ruskin Bond, Vishal Bhardwaj might work on a film soon

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj had adapted two of Ruskin Bond’s stories for his movies — “The Blue Umbrella” (2005) and “7 Khoon Maaf” (2011). The celebrated author says he would love to collaborate with Bhardwaj again and is sure that they will make[Read More…]

Five of family die in UP accident

Prayagraj, Feb 12 (IANS) Five members of a family were killed when their car was hit by a tractor-trailer here early on Tuesday, police said. The accident took place near the Ramfal Inayari police station. Six others were injured and three of them were said to be in critical condition.[Read More…]

Congress misleading people on Rafale issue: Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday accused the Congress of misleading people by raking up the Rafale fighter jet deal issue repeatedly. The Minister’s remarks during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, prompted the Congress to criticise the government and stage a walkout from[Read More…]

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