Sathyamoorthy GovindarajanFootage shows people throwing stones during a protest at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. Residents of 18 villages and fisher folk of Tuticorin have been demanding that the expansion be halted. Tuticorin town remained on edge on Wednesday. Kamal Haasan, actor and chief of the newly launched Makkal Neethi Mayyam, visited Tuticorin hospital on Wednesday morning to enquire about the condition of those injured in the police firing. Superstar Rajinikanth, who is set to join politics, condemned the police action as "inhuman" and alleged "failure of the administration".

May 23, 2018 20:15 UTC

Kumaraswamy and the Congress's G. Parameshwara after they were sworn in as chief minister and deputy chief minister of Karnataka although the BJP boycotted the event. The BJP observed a "black day" and party sources spoke of plans to ensure the Congress-JDS alliance is short-lived. "I congratulate Shri @hd_kumaraswamy Ji and @DrParameshwara Ji on taking oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. 2 at the Centre, tweeted: "Congratulations to Shri H D Kumaraswamy and Shri G Parameshwar on taking oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. Given the mood in the party, BJP chief Amit Shah refrained from extending the courtesy of congratulating the new government till the filing of this report.

May 23, 2018 20:03 UTC

KOUSIK SENRaiganj: The Congress appears undecided on ways to protest the murder case on Mohit Sengupta, MLA and the party's chief in Bengal's North Dinajpur, despite describing as "false" the charges linked to last week's rural polls. The party has refrained from announcing an aggressive movement despite its suspicion that the case is a ploy to get Sengupta to switch to the ruling Trinamul. A ruling party worker had died in the attack, which Kar accused Sengupta of orchestrating. On Wednesday, around 30 Congress leaders met and decided to hold protest rallies on May 27 and 28. "The results were a major setback and then came the Mohit Sengupta case.

May 23, 2018 19:18 UTC

Mr. Trump imposed the tariffs in March, levying 25 % on steel imports and 10 % on aluminium. Under WTO rules, the U.S. has 60 days to settle the complaint, after which India could ask the WTO to set up an expert panel to adjudicate. In its complaint, India listed a string of ways the U.S. tariffs violated the WTO rules and unfairly damaged India’s interests. It said they broke the WTO’s safeguards agreement and the U.S.was trying to use its tariffs to get other countries to agree to “voluntary export restraints”. The U.S. had also exceeded the maximum import tariff allowed by the WTO and the tariffs were not applied uniformly to steel and aluminium imports from all suppliers, breaking a core principle of the WTO rulebook.

May 23, 2018 16:31 UTC

more-inAlong with Urdu, madrassas in Uttar Pradesh will now be required to also teach students in English and Hindi. The madrassas in the State would also have to follow the syllabus of the National Council of Education Training and Research (NCERT) and the books prescribed under it. According to a government spokesperson, while there was already a provision for madrassas to teach subjects like English, Math, computer, science and social sciences along with religious education, the board had no prescribed syllabus or books for it. “It was not possible to incorporate the subject-wise and standard-wise study material of NCERT into the syllabus of madrassas till the medium of language included English and Hindi along with Urdu,” the spokesperson said. The government has made necessary amendments to the Uttar Pradesh non-government Arabic-Persian madrassas (recognition, administration and service rules 2016), introduced by the previous Samajwadi Party while in power.

May 23, 2018 16:14 UTC





Debnath has vivid memories of January and February 2001, when Siliguri town in north Bengal recorded the first outbreak of Nipah virus in the country. “We had no idea what the virus was and everyday we (the doctors) thought that we will all die,” Dr. Debnath said. He had treated patients at a nursing home in Siliguri from where the outbreak is supposed to have spread,” he said. The roads were deserted and even doctors started to run away. The research publication available on the Siliguri outbreak says the transmission of the virus occurred in healthcare settings through contact with infected persons and epidemiological features were similar to the Nipah outbreaks in Bangladesh.

May 23, 2018 16:02 UTC

“We keep hearing news about rape and abuse every day, so much so that people have become used to it. I have seen many of my friends who have silently endured abuse, unable to speak about the trauma. To spread awareness among people in rural and urban areas, he decided to go on a cycle tour from Bengaluru to Mumbai, covering towns and cities along the way. He expects to reach Navi Mumbai and Mumbai by June 2. Hopefully, my campaign will encourage people to open up and talk about the issue, without shame or taboo," said Sanket.

May 23, 2018 14:28 UTC

more-inAll the 16 arrested in connection with the lynching of a mentally challenged tribal youth at Mukkali, near Attappady, have been charged with murder and offences under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Madhu, 29, was beaten to death by local people on February 22 accusing him of theft. A special investigation team filed the chargesheet at a special court at Mannarkkad, near here. The police obtained as evidence eight mobile phones the accused used to shoot photos and videos of the lynching. Visuals from three CCTV cameras at Mukkali Junction and five vehicles used by the accused have also been obtained as evidence.

May 23, 2018 14:28 UTC

more-inA Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a CBI probe into the cases registered in the State in connection with the murders of seven BJP/RSS activists. Despite that, why did the trust, seemingly espousing a public cause, chose to complain about murders only on one side, and why it wanted to champion the cause of only one political party. We fail to understand.”The State Police Chief acknowledged that there had been political murders. According to him, most murders were retaliatory and cut across all political lines—not simply one particular political party going after all others. He also asserted that there had been no interferences whatsoever either from the politicians or from any other quarter.

May 23, 2018 12:56 UTC

AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday. Ab de Villiers was last seen playing competitive cricket for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 Indian Premier League. — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 23, 2018The legend AB de Villiers bows out of International cricket! #Cricketplayedlouder #ThankyouAB #Legend #Retirement pic.twitter.com/oMx4Q7RYyf — CPL T20 (@CPL) May 23, 2018No overseas cricketer would be cheered for as hard as AB de Villiers was in India! I will always be grateful to the coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support through all these years.

May 23, 2018 11:48 UTC

AB de Villiers, today announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. De Villiers bows out of international cricket as one of the greatest players to have represented South Africa, having played 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 78 T20 Internationals. “I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect,” he said on Wednesday. I will always be grateful to the coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support through all these years. It goes without saying that he is going to be greatly missed wherever international cricket is played.

May 23, 2018 11:29 UTC

AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. This is what cricket’s superman is saying“I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect,” he said a Twitter announcement from Pretoria. I will always be grateful to the coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support through all these years. To the cricket fans around South Africa and the world, thank you for your kindness and generosity, and today, for your understanding. It goes without saying that he is going to be greatly missed wherever international cricket is played.”

May 23, 2018 11:24 UTC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) manages one of the biggest sports in the world. However, the highest governing body of cricket recently donned a new role- that of a Third Umpire. There is nothing more exiting in the game of cricket then watching an on-field umpire signal for the TV umpire. The third umpire plays a crucial part in the game of cricket these days. In the video, the batsman can be seen trying to smash the ball but managing to only dab it in front.

May 23, 2018 11:04 UTC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government and three municipal bodies to regularise all Kashmiri migrant teachers, who have been working in municipal and government schools on contract for over two decades. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma said the Kashmiri migrant teachers were entitled to all the benefits being given to the other regular teachers. It also said that those Kashmiri teachers, who have retired, should also be given pensionary benefits and kin of those who have died should also get the benefits. Several Kashmiri teachers, who were present in the court, broke down as the judgement was pronounced. The court dismissed the city government’s appeal challenging a 2015 order of a single judge of the High Court directing regularisation of the Kashmiri migrant teachers employed on contractual basis in government and municipal schools in the national capital since 1994.

May 23, 2018 11:03 UTC

At the centre of the room is a boy wearing a black cap with two horns resembling Yamraj, the death God. City-based theatre group, Navarasa Theatre Arts Association is conducting an acting workshop for the orphan boys of the Home during their summer break. “I have always been fascinated about acting and all the effort that goes into making an actor, a hero. These few hours of the acting classes will increase their creativity and help in keeping away the feeling of isolation,” says Abdul Raqueeb, former member of Child Welfare Organisation. He is attempting to draw the plot of the final play from the experiences of the orphan boys of the Home.

May 23, 2018 10:52 UTC