Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos to receive Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel prize in Oslo for his role in the peace process to end the decades long civil war in Colombia. Santos will be officially given the prize next Saturday for his efforts to end the internal conflict, lasting more than 50 years. After almost four years of talks…

Solomon Islands tsunami warning lifted after massive 7.8 quake

A tsunami warning has been lifted in parts of the South Pacific after a massive earthquake measuring 7.7 hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Friday morning. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 4:38am (1738 GMT Thursday), was located 68 kilometres (42 miles) west of Kirakira, a provincial capital in…

Actor Gauthami’s bold letter to PM Modi about Jayalalitha’s death

When actress Gautami paid her last respect to former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday, she broke down and could not control her tears.  Now the actress has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising serious doubts about Jayalalithaa’s death. In the letter posted in her official blog, the link of…

Thripunithura struggles, Maradu claims success

Municipal authorities are finding it difficult to implement the ban on plastic carry bags of thickness less than 50 microns in Thripunithura.  Better response is required from the residents to make it a success.  The merchants in town had agreed to stop using plastic carry bags below 50 microns but the mission of…

Tamil Nadu faces political vacuum after Iron lady Jayalalitha’s death

Jayalalitha, 68, who was serving her fifth term as chief minister, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday night. Dramatic displays of emotion are not unusual in southern Indian politics and Jayalalitha, with her queenly manner and numerous subsidies for the poor, had inspired a cult of personality. Many in Tamil Nadu…

Pakistan International Airlines crash in Abbottabad, all 48 aboard killed

A passenger plane crashed into a steep hillside Wednesday in northern Pakistan, killing all 48 people on board, including one of the country’s most famous recording artists. A senior Pakistan International Airlines official told NBC News that that one of the engines on the plane had developed a technical fault. The…

Irani cafes switch to card transactions

 In Hyderabad the Irani café which had waiters with money in their palms no more need to have money due to demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency.  Many Iranicafes have moved on to card transactions,thanks to the cash crunch and its effect on their business.  These Iranicafes serve breakfast ,lunch and…

Ajith and Shalini paid their respects to  ‘Amma’ at Marina

Actor Ajith who is shooting in Bulgaria for his upcoming film directed by Siruthai Siva, Yesterday he expressed his deep condolence message over the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Today, early morning Thala Ajith and Shalini paid their respects to puratchi Thalaivi Amma at marina. Thala Ajith took…

Jayalalithaa’s name and fame will remain forever: DMK leader Karunanidhi

While they were poles apart politically, Arch rival of Jayalalithaa, DMK Chief Karunanidhi says ,“Even though she died at a relatively young age, “Jayalalithaa’s name and fame will remain forever”. In his condolence message, Mr. Karunanidhi, who is in the intensive care unit of the Kauvery Hospital,…