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Monthly News September 2014

Kerala all set to become plastic-free

Kerala all set to become plastic-free

An ambitious programme to make Kerala free from plastic waste will be launched by the government through an anti-plastic drive on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti day. As part of the campaign, plastic waste accumulated in houses and institutions will be collected under the aegis of urban civic bodies and... read more »

Maharashtra polls: Congress fields 27 wo...

Maharashtra polls: Congress fields 27 women candidates; BJP 21

Mumbai: Ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan’s wife Ameeta, who is making her electoral debut in Maharashtra Assembly polls, and late BJP leader Gopinath Munde’s daughter Pankaja Munde are among the key women legislators testing their luck this time, with the Congress firmly in the... read more »

Afghans prepare to sign deal with U.S. a...

Afghans prepare to sign deal with U.S. allowing troops to stay

Afghanistan’s new government led by President Ashraf Ghani was on Tuesday due to sign a long-delayed bilateral security agreement with the United States that will allow U.S. troops to stay beyond the end of this year when their combat mission ends. Ghani’s predecessor, Hamid Karzai,... read more »

Fresh eruption fears halt Japan volcano ...

Fresh eruption fears halt Japan volcano search

Volcanic tremors and fears over a fresh eruption forced rescuers with gas masks to halt operations to recover bodies from a Japanese mountain on Tuesday, 72 hours after its eruption. Vulcanologists warned of the possibility of another major explosion at the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake,... read more »

16 die as TN reels under verdict

CHENNAI: At least 16 people committed suicide or died of cardiac arrest across Tamil Nadu after a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in the 66.65 crore... read more »

Lone Sena minister Anant Geete to quit Union Cabinet

Anant Geete, Shiv Sena’s lone memberin the Union Cabinet, will resign, party chief Uddhav Thackeray said at Mumbai on Monday, four days after the split in the saffron... read more »

Maxwell reprimanded for behaviour breach

Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell has received a reprimand for breaching the Champions League Twenty20 Code of Behaviour during the team’s seven-wicket victory against Cape... read more »

Gautam Gambhir: I was about to drop myself in IPL 2014

Gautam Gambhir, who is currently leading the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in the ongoing Champions League Twenty 20 (CLT20) 2014 said that he was about to drop himself in this year’s... read more »

I'm unhealthy, says Priyanka

Priyanka Chopra proud, grateful to have played Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra impressed many with her act as Manipuri boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in Bollywood film “Mary Kom“. And now, she is all praise for the champion, who has reached the... read more »