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Power Shutdown in Chennai Region – 24th August 2017

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on the following dates in the following areas between 9.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M. for maintenance work. Supply will be resumed before 2.00 P.M. if the works are completed. Date: 24nd August 2017 ANNANAGAR AREA : Vasantham colony, Ponni colony, Jayanthi colony, Belly area, P&T qts., Police qts., 6th avenue, ,H,I,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z ... Read More »

L-G tells govt to mechanise cleaning of sewers, drains

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Monday gave authorities 15 days to formulate a plan to fully mechanise the process of cleaning sewers and drains. Mr. Baijal gave the directions during a high-level meeting on the recent deaths of workers, while they were cleaning sewers in the Capital. The L-G also told government departments to institute a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for ... Read More »

State writes to Centre on Blue Whale Challenge

The State government has written to the Union government asking them to ban the Blue Whale Challenge, following instances of adolescents committing suicide or attempting to do so, allegedly because of the game. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait has written to officials of the department to spread awareness about the consequences of participating in the Blue Whale challenge, ... Read More »

Banks strike today

No work is likely to be transacted at as many as 5,000 bank branches across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday with public sector and old generation private and regional rural banks employees set to go on a day’s strike. Over 80,000 bank employees in the two States will be participating in the nationwide strike, said VVSR Sarma, Convenor (Telangana ... Read More »

‘Android O’ set for official launch in US

San Francisco: The next version of Google’s mobile operating system ‘Android O’ is set to be officially rolled out in the US on Monday. “On August 21, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire US for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and ... Read More »

Supreme Court sets aside ‘instant talaq’

A five-judge Supreme Court Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar, on Tuesday set aside talaq-e-biddat or instant talaq as manifestly arbitrary. While Justice U.U Lalit, Justice Joseph and Justice Nariman held triple ‘talaq’ as unconstitutional, CJI Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer declared it was constitutional. In a 3:2 majority judgment, Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Fali Nariman ... Read More »