In a heart-wrenching road accident, 15 Rajasthan labourers sleeping on a sidewalk were killed after a truck ran over them in Gujarat’s Surat late on Monday. The accident took place early this morning near Kosamba village, around 60 km from Surat, according to the police. A dumper truck ran over the sleeping labourers killing 14 of them on the spot. “The loss of lives due to a truck accident in Surat is tragic. [I am] deeply saddened to know that the labourers from Banswara have lost their lives after a truck ran over them as they were sleeping near the road,” Mr. Gehlot tweeted.
January 19, 2021 03:31 UTC
A total of 435 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the State on Monday. With this, the total number of positive cases stands at 9.32 lakh. Of these, 9.12 lakh patients have been discharged and 973 people were reported to be discharged on Monday. Of the total 8,033 active cases in the State, at least 177 patients are admitted in intensive care units across designated hospitals. The positivity rate for the day stands at 0.62 % and the case fatality rate stands at 2.06 %.
January 18, 2021 21:01 UTC
The government has issued an order directing employers of both organised and unorganised sectors to mandatorily quarantine employees in case they get COVID-19 and release salary for the leave period. The order will come into effect from the days of the COVID-19 induced lockdown, said Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar. Employers of both organised and unorganised sectors have to implement the order mandatorily. The Labour Department has been instructed to ensure effective implementation. It was reported that many in the unorganised sectors had been sacked and not provided salary in the lockdown and later.
January 18, 2021 20:59 UTC
The 174th annual aradhana of saint composer Sri Thyagaraja will be held at Tiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur district on February 1 and 2. Instead of the usual five days, the festival will be a two-day event this year in view of the COVID-19. Special abishekham, alankaram and deeparadhana for the idol of Sri Thyagaraja was held on the occasion. The Sri Thyaga Brahma Mahotsava Sabha trustees Chandrasekara Moopanar, Suresh Moopanar, S. Balasubramanian, S.Ganesan and M.R.Panchanatham and others participated. Rendering of ‘pancharathna kritis’ would be held between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on February 2.
January 18, 2021 20:05 UTC
The wait to get back their money stuck in six schemes of Franklin Templeton can be longer for the mutual fund investors. Even though Franklin Templeton has said that they have got an overwhelming response in the favour of the winding up of schemes, the Supreme Court of India might take some time. In a hearing on Monday, the court said that they will decide on the distribution of money to Franklin Templeton unitholders after hearing the
January 18, 2021 20:03 UTC
Mohanty, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Southern Command, arrived in the city on a two-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), on Monday. He discussed various issues concerning security with Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. Integration of forcesThe Army Commander was briefed on various aspects of joint training, integration of forces and validation of operational tasks. The GOC-in-C visited various frontline ships of the ENC on the Eastern seaboard. The General Officer commended the high level of operational preparedness and training standards of the Eastern Fleet.
January 18, 2021 19:53 UTC
He told them to focus on teaching in English for the 7th class students from the next academic year. At a review meeting on the functioning of schools on Monday, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy said the welfare assistants in village/ward secretariats should enquire about the health of students in order to facilitate necessary remedial action. He said a special mobile application has been designed to monitor the attendance of students in schools. Maintenance of toiletsHe wanted clean toilets in all schools from February 1. Many students were not going to schools due to the absence or poor maintenance of toilets.
January 18, 2021 19:53 UTC
Rama Rao on the occasion of his 25th death anniversary on Monday. TDP national president and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu paid floral tributes to Rama Rao at the NTR Ghat in Hyderabad. NTR had ushered in several people-friendly initiatives such as mandal and single window systems for administrative convenience,” recalled Mr. Naidu. His role in providing an alternative to the Congress was memorable,” said Mr. Naidu. Responding to statements that NTR Ghat would be demolished, Mr. Naidu likened it to ‘destroying the very culture of Telugu people’.
January 18, 2021 19:50 UTC
Endowments Minister Velampalli Srinivas Rao on Monday said that the department sanctioned ₹3 crore for reconstruction of the Ramateertham temple in Vizianagaram district. At a review meeting with department officials, the Minister said that the reconstruction works should be completed in a year. Stone sculptures would be part of the temple which is located at a height of 700 feet. The stairway for the temple would also be repaired. Lighting, permanent water supply, cleaning of koneru (temple pond), grills around the pond, compound wall, homasala and developmental works would be taken up, he added.
January 18, 2021 19:50 UTC
Since survival is a day-to-day battle for the government, the Chief Minister is not able to guide the administration. Farmers, workers, government employees, traders, students and all sections have been affected because the Chief Minister lacks administrative capabilities. But the people’s anger convinced me to say that the AIADMK cannot secure the status of Opposition party. People have realised that Tamil Nadu is in the hands of a man who does not deserve the position. COVID-19 exposed Mr. Palaniswami as a hopeless Chief Minister, who has no concern for the people.
January 18, 2021 19:47 UTC
Shivakumar has urged party workers of Kalaburagi Division to make a collective effort to oust the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre and appealed to them to reach out to people at the booth level and make united efforts to strengthen the party. He was addressing party legislators, district unit presidents, youth wing presidents, block unit presidents of 40 taluks [in Assembly constituencies] coming under six districts of Kalaburagi division at a Sankalpa Samavesha here on Monday. He asked the booth-level functionaries to work honestly for the party and stay in touch with youths and people directly and through social media platforms. Mr. Shivakumar urged party workers for utilising this opportunity in the best possible way to serve people. The KPCC president also instructed the party workers to go all out in strengthening the party.
January 18, 2021 19:34 UTC
It is heartening to see youth learning classical music and taking pains to present pieces for the contest, says Hindustani vocalist Lalita SharmaThe results of The Hindu Margazhi Classical Music Competition were published on Sunday. Apart from Carnatic vocal entries, there were 16 entries in the Hindustani category and 126 in instrumental music category. Violin vidwans and gurus M. Lalitha and M. Nandhini said they were very glad to see many youngsters taking up training in classical music, be it Carnatic or Hindustani. “It is very heartening to see youth learning classical music and taking pains to learn and present pieces for the competition. Smrithikaa (Chennai) and A. Tharun (Chennai) and special prize: Adithya VenkatramanKeyboard (20 to 40 years)First prize: Pranav Viswanathan (Chennai); second prize: Brahadish RV (Coimbatore) and special prize: Sree Swetha Sudarsan (Chennai)Violin (upto 12 years)First prize: Mahashri Gopalakrishnan (Bengaluru); second prize: Sumedha.
January 18, 2021 19:34 UTC
This is the fallout of the imperatives of raising additional resources for the cash-strapped MCC, which receives a pittance by way of rent from these commercial establishments. Nearly 1,200 tenants occupying commercial complexes and outlets belonging to Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) have been issued eviction notice as a precursor to the conduct of a fresh auction. This is the fallout of the imperatives of raising additional resources for the cash-strapped MCC, which receives a pittance by way of rent from these commercial establishments. There are nearly 1,900 MCC-owned outlets, including commercial complexes, but 1,200 will be affected by the move as the remaining are in the Devaraja Market complex. Apart from shops at Devaraja Market, the MCC has outlets in Mandi Market, Visveswaraiah Building, Dhanawantri Road, Chamaraja Double Road etc.
January 18, 2021 19:22 UTC
Four men accused of smuggling and trading in sandalwood were nabbed by the Metagalli police recently and 230 kg of sandalwood, valued at ₹35 lakh, was seized from them. The accused are Raghu, Manjunath, Maqbul Sharief, and Sayyid Ghouse. Ltd., a high-security zone, and felled a sandalwood tree. The latter was picked up by the police on January 15 and his premises raided, which yielded nearly 40 kg of sandalwood. Based on information provided by Sharief, the police zeroed in on Sayyid Ghouse, who used to buy sandalwood from Sharief.
January 18, 2021 19:16 UTC
While a saree is usually known by its design, a Uppada Jamdani saree derives its distinctness from the technique used in weaving it. Also, a motif appears the same way on the front and reverse side of the saree in Uppada Jamdani. But taking up work in the field of weaving was accidental, Mr. Govind recalls. In my school life, I earned the fame of being the Jamdani graph designer after learning the technical aspects of graph design. Daivam Srinu who introduced Mr. Govind to the art and Daivam Ganesh, the leading master weaver of Uppada sarees told The Hindu: “Mr.
January 18, 2021 19:13 UTC