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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM AIRPORT OPERATIONS NOW WITH ADANI

Kerala: The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport inspite of major opposition was taken over by the Adani Group last year. From Thursday the business conglomerate will be taking over the operations at the airport, after an official transfer of power from the state government of Kerala.... Read more

YECHURY SAYS AIR INDIA BID, FREE GIFT TO THE TATAs

Sitaram Yechury of the CPI(M) has termed the India Air sale that brought the airlines back to TATA’s hands, as a ‘free gift’ to the business conglomerate as it is reported to be the largest donor of the BJP.... Read more

AMITABH BACHCHAN BACKS OUT OF PAAN MASALA BRAND ENDORSEMENT

Actor Amitabh Bachchan has terminated his contract with Kamala Pasand, a paan masala brand as he was ‘unaware’ that it ‘falls under surrogate advertising’. He was criticised for promoting paan masala and had been requested by a national anti-tobacco organisation to withdraw from his association with the brand.... Read more

INDIA AND AUSTRALIA TO CONCLUDE FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT BY 2022

Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said after meeting Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday, said that India and Australia have agreed to conclude a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by the end of 2022.... Read more

“INDIA HAS DEVELOPED FIRST DNA VACCINE”, ANNOUNCES MODI AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

While speaking at the United Nations General Assembly at New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the world first DNA vaccine which can be given to those above 12, has been developed by India. He invited manufacturers to “come and make the vaccine in India”.... Read more

PM MODI LAUNCHES AYUSHMAN BHARAT DIGITAL MISSION

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission on Monday via video conference. He said the mission will bring “revolutionary change in India’s health facilities”.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

D K SHIVAKUMAR IN DELHI TO DISCUSS ISSUES IN KARNATAKA CONGRESS

The Congress party is planning to revamp leadership and is expecting BJP and Janata Dal leaders to join in. Karanataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D K Shivakumar went to Delhi on Sunday, to discuss the developments with the central leadership. Part sources have told the Hindu that several ‘disgruntled’ legislators in the BJP and JD(S) have shown interest in joining the Congress, even those who left the Congress and resulted in the fall of the Congress- JD(S) coalition in 2019.... Read more

ALLEGED CONMAN MONSON MAVUNGAL SENT TO JUDICIAL CUSTODY

Mavungal has been found to be someone with high profile connections. Ever since the news of his arrest came out, pictures of him with various media and political personalities, and celebrities have surfaced all over the internet. One of them is Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President K Sudhakaran,  who has denied any knowledge about Monson and the allegations against him. ... Read more

16 YEAR MERKEL ERA COMES TO AN END IN GERMANY

Merkel is panning to step down now that the election results are out which could be a historic year for Europe’s largest economy. Chancellor Merkel has played the face of Germany and Europe at large, since 2005 when she first took office. Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) has claimed victory over the conservatives led by Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections on Sunday. SPD leader Olaf Scholz has a clear mandate to form the government now.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

CRISES AND HEALING: NEW LESSONS IN THE WAKE OF A POST CAPITALIST WORLD

"When we bring our fights to the watering hole of grief, our political systems, natural environment, economic frameworks, civil society and culture all become living, breathing memorials to what we have lost. What we have lost becomes found, witnessed, honored. In this way, all social justice and human rights work is a collective act of gloried mourning. To have a movement that breathes, you must build a movement with the capacity to grieve."... Read more

LA LASAGNA, LA LA LA LASAGNA, HERE IN KOCHI

Delicious Marinara sauce slow cooked to perfection between layers of lasagne and amazingly cheesy Alfredo sauce. Available in beef, chicken and vegetable. At the end of a reasonably long corporate career, I found myself at the crossroad of indecision thinking what next.... Read more

FOR NEW AGE BIKERS; SENA 30K BLUETOOTH

The Sena 30K is the state of the art Bluetooth headset for sports enthusiasts. It is an adaptive-mesh communicator: the future of motorcycle wireless communication. The 30K operates on Sena’s Mesh Intercom technology, connecting to other riders in an entirely new way.... Read more

IPHONE 13 MINI REVIEW

The iPhone 13 Mini will be available in India starting 25 September 2021. This dual-SIM smartphone from Apple features flat edges, rounded corners and comes with an IP68 metal body. Besides, the phone features a 5.4 inches OLED display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels offering crystal clear and vivid visuals... Read more

SONU SOOD EVADED RS. 20 CRORES IN TAXES, SAYS INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT

The Income Tax Department said actor Sonu Sood, whom they have been eyeing for the past few weeks have evaded over Rs. 20 crores in taxes. The statement comes after they raided his Mumbai office and a Lucknow based company... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

KERALA HIGH COURT DISMISSES PETITION AGAINST CLOSING OF DAIRY FARMS AND REMOVAL OF MEAT IN MID DAY MEALS

A petition questioning the Lakshwadeep administration’s decision to close down dairy farms and stop meat in mid day meals was rejected by the Kerala High Court on Friday. The High Court cited that it cannot be interfering in policy matters.... Read more

Congress launched ‘employement campaign’ on PM’s birthday

The congress in Uttarakhand claimed the ruling BJP was ignoring the youth, when it comes to employment and launched the ‘Rozgar Do, Yuvaon ko nyay do’ (Give employment, justice to youth) campaign on the birth anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more