National is sole bidder to insure tea crop
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National is sole bidder to insure tea crop

 Tea Board has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for the proposed crop insurance scheme for small growers in which National Insurance Company has emerged as the sole bidder.  The Tea Board had relaxed some terms in the crop insurance scheme following very poor response to the first round of bidding in November …

Noted singer on world tour says he will drop Raja numbers over copyright notice from the composer
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Noted singer on world tour says he will drop Raja numbers over copyright notice from the composer

 The popular tamil film songs list from the 1970’s to 90’s will have chartbusters composed by Ilayaraja and sung by S.P.Balasubrahmanyam.  On Saturday fans of the duo were in for a surprise when SPB,as the singer is popularly known announced on his facebook page that Ilayaraaja had served legal notice to …

Girl sets herself ablaze, jumps in front of train
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Girl sets herself ablaze, jumps in front of train

 On Friday it was all gloom at Tilakwadi locality after a 19 year-old-girl  committed suicide near the railway gate under Tilakwadi police limits.  A resident of Tilakwadi identified as Sanjana Chandrakant Angolkar committed suicide in a strange way.  She first doused herself with liquid fuel ,set herself ablaze …

In three years, 243 highway deaths in twin districts
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In three years, 243 highway deaths in twin districts

 For the purpose of easier travel the four lane national highways were planned across the country  but unscientific  implementation  of the project has caused  severe problems  to people especially those residing on either side of the highways.  In the National  Highway 4 stretch from  Hiriyur taluk in Chitradurga …

Four States come together for elephant census
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Four States come together for elephant census

 An  elephant census  is about  to be conducted between May 9 and 12 in the States of Odisha,West Bengal ,Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.  This is the first such attempt.  On Friday during a regional workshop a  decision to this effect was taken by senior Forest Department Officials of the four states.  The census  …