• Welcome to Tamil Brahmins forums.

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our Free Brahmin Community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

News-updates

S

swathi25

Guest

Chennaiites join hands to help Kerala flood victims






Chennai: While there have been several incidents illustrating the hospitality provided by Tamilnadu people, the State, yet again, stands first in lending a helping hand to help the Kerala flood victims.

With flash floods and sudden unprecedented rains taking the death toll to 39 with eight drowning in four days in Kerala, the rain-ravaged State has faced tremendous loss.

Understanding the necessity, the Union Minister Rajnath Singh has announced an additional relief of Rs 100 crore. Reports suggest that the total number of people stranded in relief camps in the State has come down to 35,874 on Friday.

As a gesture to show gratitude to the State who helped Tamilnadu during the 2015 floods, several organisations -- both NGOs and private firms from the city, have started collecting relief materials to aid the people of Kerala. In conversation with News Today, the good Samaritans share their plans of helping the state bounce back to normalcy.


Read more at: https://www.newstodaynet.com/chennai/chennaiites-join-hands-to-help-kerala-flood-victims-117783.html
 
Last edited by a moderator:
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Pune most livable city, New Delhi ranks 65 in govt’s Ease of Living Index[/h][h=2]Interestingly, the capital cities of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh made it to the top 10 list. Bhopal was ranked 10th, while Raipur was placed at the 7th spot.[/h]




[h=1]Three cities of Maharashtra – Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai – are the most livable places in the country, according to the ranking of 111 cities on the Ease of Living Index released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday. While four cities of Maharashtra made it to the top 10 list (Thane is placed at 6th spot), national capital New Delhi was ranked a lowly 65 on the index. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, which have a number of big cities, found no representation in the top 10.[/h]Interestingly, the capital cities of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh made it to the top 10 list. Bhopal was ranked 10th, while Raipur was placed at the 7th spot. Another city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore, was ranked 8th in the list, which was released along with an Ease of Living Index dashboard by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Read more at: https://indianexpress.com/article/i...ification&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&utm_term=
 
S

swathi25

Guest


Sabarimala cordoned off as Pamba river overflows due to opening of dams



Pilgrims traveling to Sabarimala have been instructed to not visit the temple as the river is flowing in full spate in the region.





The holy Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala will temporarily remain inaccessible to pilgrims following the flooding of the Pampa Triveni bridge. The bridge due was submerged due to water gushing from the opening of two dams due to heavy downpour in the district.


The shutters of the Kochupampa and Anathode - Kakki dams (which provide water to the Sabarigiri Hyderoelectric Plant) in Pathanamthitta district were opened due to rising water levels.

Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/artic...-pamba-river-overflows-due-opening-dams-86495
 
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Independence Day 2018 Live Updates: PM Modi announces healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat, roll-out on Sept 25[/h][h=2]India 72nd Independence Day 2018 Live Updates: This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth and final Independence Day 2018 speech from the ramparts of Red Fort during his current tenure.[/h]





Independence Day 2018 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Independence Day 2018 Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi as India celebrates the 72nd Independence Day. This is Modi’s fifth and final address as PM in the current tenure.


Modi began by congratulating the all-women INS Tarini team for circumnavigating the globe and paying tribute to freedom fighters and the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He said the recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament focused on social justice.
PM Modi announced his flagship health policy –Aayuhmaan Bharat from the Red Fort. The ambitious Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Scheme aims to cover over 10 crore vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) and provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.


Read more at: https://indianexpress.com/article/i...tes-pm-narendra-modi-red-fort-speech-5307036/
 
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Madurai HC directs CBI to probe Thoothukudi firings[/h]Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today ordered CBI investigation into the Thoothukudi police firings that killed 13 people who were protesting against the Sterlite Copper smelter plant.

The case was earlier handled by the Tamilnadu police.

The court also dismissed the cases registered against six members of Makkal Adhikaram organisation, booked under the National Security Act in connection with the protest.

A two-judge bench consisting of Justices Basheer Ahamed and C T Selvam passed the order after hearing more than 15 PILs requesting a CBI probe into the firings and alleged police brutality on the 100th day of the anti-Sterlite protest that killed 13 people and injured over 100.

A total of 173 FIRs were registered on the protestors on 22 May and several people were arrested.

The PILs put forth many requests to the court like providing adequate compensation for the protestors who were illegally detained by the police, additional relief measures to the family of the 13 people who were killed, request for murder cases to be registered against top Thoothukudi district authorities including Collector and suspension of police cases against registered against more than 100 protesters.




Read more at: https://www.newstodaynet.com/tamiln...-cbi-to-probe-thoothukudi-firings-118071.html
 
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Kerala Cancels Onam Celebrations After Worst Floods In Nearly A Century[/h][h=2]Kerala Floods: In the last one week, 39 people have died and four are missing.[/h]



Over 1 lakh people have been affected due to Kerala floods. (File)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

In view of the worst devastation in nearly a century suffered by Kerala due to rains and floods, the government on Tuesday cancelled this year's Onam celebrations, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced.

The harvest festival is celebrated across the state.

The Kerala government, which had earmarked Rs. 30 crore for the cultural events to be held all across the state, decided to divert that amount to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.

The week-long festivities were to take place in August -- with the Thiru Onam falling on August 25.

"What has occurred in our state has been the worst ever (disaster). A total of 444 villages have been affected.

"The money set aside for Onam will be used for relief. We seek everyone's help in our efforts," Mr Vijayan told the media after a cabinet meeting.


Read more at: https://www.ndtv.com/kerala-news/ke...fter-worst-floods-in-nearly-a-century-1900580
 
S

swathi25

Guest


Kochi Airport Shut Till Saturday, Flights Diverted to Calicut and Thiruvananthapuram







The Civil Aviation Ministry acceded to the state's request to utilise other airports in Kerala, instead of diverting the flights to Mumbai and other places.


Kochi/New Delhi:
The Cochin International Airport on Wednesday suspended all flight operations till Saturday as the aerodrome was flooded following unabated rains and the opening of dam shutters in the Periyar river, prompting authorities to divert all incoming and outgoing flights to Thiruvananthapuram or Calicut.

The Civil Aviation Ministry acceded to the state's request to utilise other airports in Kerala, instead of diverting the flights to Mumbai and other places.


Read more at: https://www.news18.com/news/india/k...o-calicut-and-thiruvananthapuram-1845851.html
 
S

swathi25

Guest

A great leader. May his soul rest in peace.



[h=1]Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at the age of 93[/h]


The 10th Prime Minister of India had been suffering from kidney-related ailments.

Former Indian Prime Minister and senior BJP politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee has passed away at the age of 93 in New Delhi on Thursday.

A statement from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi said, “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 05: 05 pm on 19.08.2018."

The 10th Prime Minister of India had been suffering from kidney-related ailments and was admitted to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi from June 11.

According to a health bulletin released by the hospital on Wednesday, the nonagenarian’s condition was critical.

"Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted for the last 9 weeks at AIIMS. Unfortunately, his condition has worsened over the past 24 hours. His condition is critical and he is on life support system," read a statement from Dr Aarti Vij, Chairperson of the Media and Protocol Division of the hospital.

Over the past couple of days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other senior parliamentarians and leaders have visited the ailing leader.


Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/former-indian-pm-atal-bihari-vajpayee-passes-away-age-93-86700
 
Last edited by a moderator:
S

swathi25

Guest
44,000 crore freight corridor on east coast in the works


The Indian Railways plans to invest 44,000 crore to build a 1,100-km greenfield freight corridor on the east coast connecting Kharagpur in West Bengal with Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh.






Once operational, the corridors will increase the national transporter freight carrying capacity to over 2,000 million tonnes, up from the existing 1,200 million tonnes.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The corridor, which is expected to carry about 200 million tonnes of freight per annum, is likely to be announced in the budget proposal for 2019-20. “There is very heavy traffic on this route. The work on the proposal is currently going on,” said Anurag Sachan, MD at Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC). “We wll be proposing funding from multilateral agencies along with some equity from Indian Railways for the project.” The corridor will connect mineralrich areas of the country to industries in the south.


Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65431054.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
 
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Kerala journalist cancels daughter's engagement, donates the funds to CM's relief fund[/h]



The engagement was set to take place in Kannur, but both families decided that the money should be used to help Kerala get back on its feet.

As Kerala struggles to deal with the worst floods it has witnessed in a century, several heartwarming acts of help have come to the forefront - be it donations pouring in from across the country or people opening up their homes to strangers who are stranded by the floods.

In one such act of kindness, a journalist in Kerala cancelled his daughter’s engagement function and chose to donate the money to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund instead.

Considering the the distress the state is facing, Manoj, the resident editor of Deshabhimani, the CPI(M)’s mouthpiece, spoke to his daughter’s fiancé’s family, who agreed to cancel the engagement, scheduled to take place on Sunday in Kannur.

"The engagement and ring exchange of my daughter Devi and that of Advocate Sudhakaran, son Advocate Gokul, was scheduled for August 19. But considering the unprecedented natural disaster which Kerala has been facing, the function is being cancelled. We, both the families, have decided to donate the money set aside for that to the Distress Relief Fund of the Chief Minister,” a Facebook post written by Manoj says.


Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/artic...ngagement-donates-funds-cms-relief-fund-86774
 
S

swathi25

Guest

பெற்றோர் காலில் விழுந்து பட்டம் வாங்கிய மாணவர்கள் - கல்லூரி விழாவில் நெகிழ்ச்சி!







கல்லூரி படிப்பை முடித்த மாணவ, மாணவியருக்கு ஒவ்வொரு கல்லூரியிலும் சிறப்பு விருந்தினர்களை வரவழைத்து விழா நடத்தி அவர்களுக்குப் பட்டம் கொடுப்பது வழக்கம். ஆனால், தஞ்சாவூரில் உள்ள தனியார் கல்லூரி ஒன்றில் நடைபெற்ற பட்டமளிப்பு விழாவில் சிறப்பு விருந்தினர்களுக்குப் பதிலாக பட்டம் பெறும் மாணவர்களின் பெற்றோரை மேடையேற்றி பட்டம் பெறும் மாணவர்கள், தங்கள் பெற்றோரின் காலில் விழுந்து வணங்கி அவர்கள் கையாலேயே பட்டத்தைக் கொடுக்க வைத்தனர். இதில் பல பெற்றோர்கள் ஆனந்தக் கண்ணீர்விட்டது அனைவரையும் நெகிழ்ச்சியடையச் செய்தது.


Read more at: https://www.vikatan.com/news/tamiln...s-in-tanjore-college-graduation-ceremony.html
 
S

swathi25

Guest


Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister HIGHLIGHTS: New innings begin for country


Imran Khan becomes Pakistan PM: Imran, who outvoted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif in the PM election a day earlier, was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain.







The party of the 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician emerged as the single largest side in the National Assembly in the July 25 general elections.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cricketer-turned-politician and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday in presence of several leaders and cricketers. The oath-taking ceremony was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House in Islamabad.

Those in attendance include Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, Wasim Akram, actor Javed Sheikh, Punjab governor designate Chaudhry Sarwar, Punjab Assembly speaker Pervez Elahi, Ramiz Raja, caretaker prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk, PTI leaders, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mahmood Hayat, and Chief of Air Staff Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.

The election in the 15th National Assembly was held on July 25 and results were declared the next day in which Khan’s PTI emerged as the largest party securing 116 seats. Opposition parties Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 64 and
43 seats respectively. However, Khan did not have the majority to form the government as a total of 172 votes were needed for that in
the 342-member lower house of Parliament.

On Friday, of the total National Assembly members, 176 voted in favour of Khan, while his opponent, Shahbaz received 96 votes. Hence, making the way clear for the PTI chief to become the new PM.



Read more at: https://indianexpress.com/article/p...-updates-pakistan-prime-minister-pti-5312759/
 
Last edited by a moderator:
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]‘We found him sitting with his wife’s body’: NDRF men recall tragic rescue op in Kerala[/h]



NDRF personnel recount a distress call they received from Pothissery in Thrissur district of an aged couple, who needed immediate rescue.

As their bus surged forward in the flood waters that still inundated National Highway 47, people standing on top of buildings on either side of the roads waved at them. Their orange uniforms have become a familiar sight for many people in Kerala. People know that these are the heroes from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) travelling from one place to another to rescue those in distress.

But inside the bus, the mood is grim as the NDRF personnel recall the struggles of the last few days. On Friday evening, four members of this battalion from Tamil Nadu’s Arakkonam had undertaken a rescue mission that officer Biju says has scarred them deeply. A distress call from Pothissery in Thrissur district had said that an aged couple had to be rescued from a house that had completely flooded. The distress message also said that the wife may have died two days ago, but they were unsure.

"We tried different routes, but the current was too strong. Finally, by evening, the locals told us about a route. Four of us went on a rubber boat for around two km. Then we reached a dry spot and people in the taluk arranged a truck. We were taken to Pothissery which was again 2 or 3 km away," Biju recalls.


Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/artic...ndrf-men-recall-tragic-rescue-op-kerala-86836
 
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Karnataka floods: Heavy rains cause floods, landslides in Kodagu; over 800 rescued from flood-hit district[/h]



Representational image PTI
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bengaluru: Heavy rain leading to landslides and flooding continued to lash Karnataka's Kodagu district, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Saturday.

"Rains have been causing massive damage in Kodagu. The state officials, along with Indian Army troops, Navy divers are carrying out rescue and relief operations on war-footing," Kumaraswamy told reporters in Bengaluru.

Kodagu is one of the districts in the southern state worst hit by the south-west monsoon rains since June first week. The landslides and heavy rain have claimed six lives in the district since Thursday, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said. According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), the district received a maximum rainfall of up to 25.3 cm and an average rainfall of 11.9 cm over the past 24 hours.

Located in the Western Ghats mountain ranges, the incessant rain has been causing landslips across the region, making rescue operations difficult.


Read more at: https://www.firstpost.com/india/kar...-rescued-from-flood-hit-district-4995561.html
 
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]4,100 waterbodies, but Chennai still thirsty[/h]




On condition of anonymity, the expert said that currently the piped water supply in the city could be around 50 to 60 LPCD, which is quite minimal, the issue being the availability of water.

CHENNAI : 4,100 waterbodies, but metro still thirsty Chennai Corporation’s target was to provide 135 litres per capita per day (LPCD) of piped water supply by 2017 under the XIIth plan. But with the rising population and stress on water resources due to irregular monsoon, Chennai Metro Water is providing less than half, according to an expert.

On condition of anonymity, the expert said that currently the piped water supply in the city could be around 50 to 60 LPCD, which is quite minimal, the issue being the availability of water.

Barring the two desalination plants of 100 MLD capacity each, water in the four reservoirs — Red Hills, Chembarambakkam, Poondi and Cholavaram usually ends up in dead storage before the arrival of monsoon. While Metro Water is planning to have 750MLD of regular water supply from desalination plants, S Janakrajan, former professor of Madras Institute of development studies and President of South Asia Consortium for Inter-disciplinary water resources studies questions the idea behind it as Chennai is set to expand to 8,878 square kilometres.

“Do you know we have 4,100 waterbodies in Chennai. It has the largest rainfall (1300mm) when compared with Jaipur (600mm), Hyderabad (800mm) and Bengaluru (800mm). It is a water state and is a mega water shed. There is something seriously wrong if you are concentrating only on desalination plants, which if materializes will cater to two-thirds of Chennai. Somebody has to be penalised for overlooking waterbodies,” Janakrajan says.


Read more at: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cit...bodies-but-chennai-still-thirsty-1859652.html
 
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Surat: Shop sells sweets covered with gold leaf for Rs 9000 per kg[/h][h=1]
[/h][h=1]A sweet shop in Gujarat’s Surat is selling sweets worth rupees 9000 per kilogram before the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan. These sweets are covered with gold leaf and are in huge demand these days[/h]Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...eaf-for-rs-9000-per-kg/videoshow/65467369.cms



https://www.abplive.in/india-news/g...-is-selling-sweets-rs-9000kg-heres-why-745101

https://www.abplive.in/india-news/this-shop-in-gujarat-sells-sweets-at-rs-9000-per-kg-745178
 
Last edited by a moderator:
S

swathi25

Guest
[h=1]Rs 2 cr worth relief materials despatched to Kerala[/h]Coimbatore: More than 20 lorries carrying relief materials worth Rs 2 crore from all districts in the state was today flagged off to flood-ravaged Kerala.

With the Chief Minister announcing Rs 5 crore financial assistance to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress fund again, the relief materials collected from all the districts in the states were despatched, Local Administration Minister, S P Velumani, who flagged off the vehicles here said.

Items like rice, dal, edible oil, sugar, salt, bread and biscuits and cooking materials, clothings, medicines collected from NGOs and other social organisataions were sent to the Waynad, Malappuram, Thrissur, Palakkad, Calicut and Ernakulam, he noted.

Relief materials are being sent from 10 districts including Namakkal, Tirupur, Dindigul, Dharmapuri, and Madurai, the Minister said.

Medical camps are functioning at places bordering Tamilnadu and Kerala for the benefit of those arriving there, he added.


Source: https://www.newstodaynet.com/tamiln...ef-materials-despatched-to-kerala-119373.html

Courtesy : News today
 
S

swathi25

Guest
Good hearts extend financial assistance liberally..

கேரளாவுக்கு ரூ.700 கோடி வழங்கியது ஐக்கிய அரபு எமிரேட்! - பினராயி விஜயன் உருக்கம்






கேரள மாநிலத்தின் மறுசீரமைப்புப் பணிகள் குறித்து ஆலோசிக்க வரும் 30-ம் தேதி அனைத்துக் கட்சி கூட்டம் கூட்டப்படும் என முதல்வர் பினராயி விஜயன் அறிவித்துள்ளார்.

கேரளாவில் கடந்த ஆகஸ்ட் 8-ம் தேதி தொடங்கிய கனமழை இரண்டு வாரங்களுக்கு மேலாகப் பெய்து மாநிலத்தை வெள்ளக் காடாக மாற்றியது. தற்போது மழையின் அளவு படிப்படியாக குறைந்து வருகிறது. ஆனாலும் வரும் 25-ம் தேதி வரை லேசான மழைப் பொழிவு இருக்கும் என வானிலை ஆய்வு மையம் தெரிவித்துள்ளது. மழை குறைந்துள்ளதால் மீட்புப் பணிகள் துரிதப்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளன. முகாம்களில் தங்க வைக்கப்பட்டிருந்த மக்கள் தங்கள் வீடுகளைப் பார்க்கச் செல்கின்றனர். வீடுகளில் தேங்கியிருக்கும் மழை நீர் சற்று வடியத் தொடங்கியுள்ளது. நிலச்சரிவில் சிக்கிய வீடுகள்தான் பெரும் சேதத்தை சந்தித்துள்ளன. மாநிலம் முழுவதும் சுமார் 20,000 கோடி ரூபாய் மதிப்பிலான சேதம் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதாக பினராயி விஜயன் அறிவித்தார். வரலாறு காணாத இந்த சேதத்தால், கேரள கனமழையை தீவிர இயற்கைப் பேரிடராக மத்திய அரசு அறிவித்தது.


Read more at: https://www.vikatan.com/news/world/134654-uae-to-donate-rs-700-crore-for-kerala.html
 
S

swathi25

Guest
We do elect some good hearts (?) like this...


Karnataka Minister flings biscuits at flood victims; Video goes viral


Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister H D Revanna courted a controversy after a video purportedly showing him flinging biscuit packets at flood victims in a relief camp in Hassan district went viral today.

Revanna, PWD Minister and brother of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, was seen picking biscuit packets and hurling them at the people sheltered in the relief camp.

As the video clip went viral in the social media besides being aired by TV channels, netizens and BJP leaders termed Revanna's action as "insensitive."

Senior BJP leader S Suresh Kumar flayed Revanna for the act. "Dear Public Works Minister, throwing biscuits (at the flood victims) is not a public work... Is it the bloated ego, uncivilised behaviour... behind throwing biscuits?" he asked in a face book post.

Coming to the defence of his brother, Kumaraswamy said Revanna's act was not out of "arrogance."

Read more at: https://www.newstodaynet.com/nation...at-flood-victims-video-goes-viral-119873.html
 

Follow Tamil Brahmins on Social Media

Latest posts

Top