Metrozone in Anna Nagar - Photo: M. Vedhan.

Can FDI lift the construction sector?

Experts are hoping foreign investment will help the sector recover from a couple of years of sluggish growth. »


(Left) An official checks the horn in a bus; and shrill horns confiscated by the Transport Department in Bengaluru.

The never-ending nuisance called noise pollution

After being censured by the High Court, KSPCB has started filing criminal charges against Transport Commissioner, BBMP, and Police Commissioner. »


Pheasant-tailed Jacana sighted at a Kochi wetland.— PHOTO: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Kochi still a haven for waterbirds

Recent bird data points to a stable population despite several risks »


Chief Minister Oommen Chandy with a petitioner at the Chief Minister’s mass contact programme in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. —Photo: S. Mahinsha

‘Karuthal’ calms a sea of grief

All efforts to reach out to people, says Chief Minister »


Governor K. Rosaiah inaugurates the library building at Kalasalingam University.— Photo: G. Moorthy

“Third dimension of education is cultivating social responsibility”

Governor K. Rosaiah inaugurates school and library »


Members of Mettupalayam Bar Association at the Coimbatore District Collectorate. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan

Advocates demand bifurcation of court

They also sought conversion of the camp sub court at Mettupalayam as a permanent sub court. »


A high rise building under construction on ECR at Lawspet in Puduherry.-Photo: S.S. Kumar

PPA to inspect high-rise buildings

Notice will be issued to builders who deviate »


Actor Salman Khan has been booked under Sections 279 (rash driving), 304 (Part II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 134 (abetment of assault) and some other Sections of the Indian Penal Code, and Sections of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case: court to deliver verdict on May 6

If convicted, he may face imprisonment of up to 10 years. »


The 26-year-old Chandrakanth Pollishetty, a techie in an MNC, who started FUN Hyderabad. Photo: By Arrangement

Celebrating the ‘power of failure’

Failure now has a voice and platform too! And the low points in ones professional life were celebrated with cheers, claps and questions last week at a commercial space in Jubilee Hills.For t... »


AFI secretary C.K. Valson says there will be no compromise on facilties.— File Photo

‘High-capacity floodlights are not a must’

"An amount of Rs. 1 crore is good enough for holding the National Athletics Championship." »


A worker loading the mangoes seized by food safety officials at Gandhi market in a truck. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

Officials raid godowns, seize ripened mangoes

The team raided another godown and seized one tonne of mangoes which were ripened using carbide stones kept in several packets. »


TDP and YSRC Corporators arguing during the council meeting of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, on Monday.- PHOTO: V. RAJU

Pandemonium prevails at VMC council meet

TDP,YSRC Corporators enter into arguments over a remark made on MLA Jaleel Khan. The YSRC members stage walkout, protesting TDP Corporator’s remarks. »


US pharma firm plans to invest $ 5 bn. in A.P.

Mr. Rajeev Mukundan told Mr. Chandrababu Naidu that the company had four facilities in Visakhapatnam and was looking to expanding. »


Seized vehicles dumped on the premises of the Kasaba police station in Kozhikode.— Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

Quite a task to do away with seized vehicles

People reluctant to buy the rusty vehicles from police station yards »


Left Front workers taking out a protest march in Kolkata on Monday.- Photo: Sushanta Patranabish

Left Front takes out protest march against poll violence

The rally originated from Rani Rashmoni Avenue in central Kolkata and ended at the Lalbazar Kolkata Police headquarter. »