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Idukki dam set for renovation


Thodupuzha: The first-ever renovation works on Idukki dam will start next month. The Kerala State Electricity Board is perusing the tenders it received for the first works since the reservoir’s commissioning in 1976.The work is expected to cost Rs 25 crore. Electricity generation will not be affected during the renovation. Apart from Idukki, 52 hydel power and irrigation reservoirs in ... Read More »

Top corporates back PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India

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The leading lights of India Inc, including Aditya Birla Group chief Kumar Mangalam Birla, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, ADAG chairman Anil Ambani, Bharti Enterprises chairman Sunil Mittal, Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry and Wipro’s Azim Premji, extended full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India campaign on Wednesday. The industrialists announced their commitments to invest in the digital ... Read More »

Monsoon tourism catching on at Ponmudi

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Vithura: Monsoon tourism is the latest fad in Ponmudi. Thousands of people are making a beeline to soak in the beauty of the hill station. Situated close to the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, Ponmudi is one of those places, which sees a lot of tourists. Thousands of locals too throng this place since it is an easy ride from the ... Read More »

2G-friendly Facebook Lite launched in India


Facebook on Monday launched a new version of its app for Android phones in India.Aimed at emerging markets, Facebook Lite is a lighter version that has been optimised for slower data connections. “There are a large number of users, who are on 2G, and one of the feedbacks we have received is that the app does not load fast on ... Read More »

Probe ordered into freak train accident in Mumbai


Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday ordered a probe into the freak accident at Churchgate Station in Mumbai wherein a local train crashed into the dead end, injuring five passengers and disrupting suburban services on the Western Railway line.“Ordered enquiry into freak accident at Churchgate. All lapses of any kind.responsibility will be fixed, action will be taken,” he tweeted. Following ... Read More »

KFC challenges unsafe food claims


Fast food chain KFC on Friday challenged claims that its products are unsafe for consumption due to the presence of harmful bacteria inside its food articles.Reacting to claims of Balala Hakula Sangham, a Hyderabad-based NGO, which alleged that the company’s products contained harmful pathogens — salmonella and E.Coli bacteria — KFC said that it was a case of “malicious intent” ... Read More »

Dry day in state today


    Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the World Anti-Drug Day, liquor sales have been prohibited in the state today. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had, on the occasion of the observance last year, announced that June 26 will be observed as dry day in the state every year. The Abkari law was amended this regard within days after the announcement. Read More »

The US military is developing Star Wars-style hoverbikes


The bikes have similar functionality to helicopters, but overcome some of the older technology’s design limitations.The devices can be used in military as well as emergency and aid operations, the developers told the Reuters news agency.Further research and development will take place in Harford County, Maryland.The prototypes are reminiscent of the racers that Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia used to ... Read More »

Govt. proposes tax benefits for card payments


The National Democratic Alliance government on Monday proposed income tax benefits for people making payments through credit or debit cards and doing away with transaction charges on purchase of petrol, gas and rail tickets with plastic money. In a draft paper for moving towards cashless economy and reduce tax avoidance, the government also proposed to make it mandatory to settle ... Read More »