Thursday, December 3, 2020

National News


Signal failure led to LS TV blackout, says probe report

NEW DELHI: Failure to receive signals from the nine automatic cameras in Lok Sabha resulted in the blackout of Lok Sabha TV during the crucial proceedings for passage of the Telangana bill, a probe has found.

Karnataka CM defers move on Lingayats-in-OBC-list

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday deferred at a last minute a proposal to recommend inclusion of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat...

Plastic pollution from fishing nets threatening Ganges wildlife: Study

PTI New Delhi Plastic pollution from discarded fishing gear in the Ganges River poses a threat...

Cabinet reshuffle will take place in 2-3 days, says Yediyurappa

IANS Bengaluru Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday said that Union Home Minister, Amit Shah,...


Change of script for Telugu movie stars

HYDERABAD: Think politics in Andhra Pradesh, think movie stars — from matinee idol NT Rama Rao, voted to power nine months after forming Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1982, to K Chiranjeevi, who failed at the same attempt in the 2009 elections. 

Elections taking toll on teachers

Mumbai: The lack of basic facilities such as drinking water and toilets at polling booths seems to have taken a toll on teachers involved in election duty, as many schools blamed the poor infrastructure for teachers taking ill.

Time for tiffin baithak by BJP’s women’s wing

VADODARA: As BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi went around the country participating in chai pe charcha programmes, his constituency in Gujarat evolved a new one: tiffin baithak. 

Modi, Mamata head for photo-finish

SERAMPORE: Launching a fullscale attack on Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, announced on Sunday that, after forming the government at the Centre, strict action

Parties use God to extract support

JHANSI: Earlier this week, a thousand men and women had gathered at Vindhyavasini temple in Lalitpur for reasons that were not religious. With Bundelkhand’s revered goddess as witness, Thakur strongman Sujan Singh Bundela, who contested as an independent in 2009 but supports the SP now, read out a pledge in support of a candidate and the crowd parroted him.

Varanasi fights a six-yard battle

VARANASI: Ramzan Ali carefully lights a matchstick and brings it dangerously close to a silk saree. He brings the fire in direct contact with a strand of silk. “Look what happens,” he says in a hushed voice. The strand catches fire and immediately goes brittle and falls on the

BJP releases Vadra video, Priyanka says party acting like panic-stricken rats

RAE BARELI/NEW DELHI: In sharp escalation of their war of words, Priyanka Gandhi Sunday said BJP was scrambling like "panic-stricken rats" and mocked Narendra Modi asserting one does not need 56-inch chest to run the country while the rival party released a video targeting her husband.

Those who vote for Modi should drown in sea: Farooq

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah Sunday said those who vote for Narendra Modi should "drown" in the sea and also threatened that Kashmir will not remain with India if the country becomes communal.


In devotion to Goencho Saib

For the first time in history, the feast of Goa’s beloved saint, St Francis Xavier will be celebrated virtually today

Ballads from Goa, with love

Goan cultural group Goychim Lharam is all set to release three music videos of Goan mandos.NT BUZZ gets a sneak peek

COPD in the COVID-19 era

With festivals and the wedding season in the offing, we might witness a significant spike in respiratory diseases. People are moving out...

Act it out

NT BUZZ Goa-based theatre group ‘Theatre Flamingo’ organised ‘TF Actor’s Lab’, a residential workshop for actors at Poinguinim, Goa.