Everything you need to know about Vellore Fort: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Vellore Fort: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Washington, May 17 (ANI): President Barack Obama has warned a spate of sexual assaults in the military is endangering US national security and vowed to do everything possible to fix the problem.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Indian scientists have developed an affordable vaccine that has shown strong efficacy in preventing rotavirus diarrhoea, the most severe and lethal cause of childhood diarrhoea that kills over 100,000 children annually.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) Ace comedian Jagathy Sreekumar Thursday filed a petition seeking Rs.10.50 crore compensation in the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal court here.
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Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): The first truly global telescope came a step closer to completion this month with the installation and first light on three new 1-meter telescopes at the South Africa Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) near Sutherland, South Africa.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 4 (IANS) Comedian Jagathy Sreekumar, after surviving a near fatal accident, returned in front of the camera after almost a year Monday when he met press photographers and cameramen from TV channels.
Washington, February 28 (ANI): Observation of two bright exploding stars is improving the astronomical "tape measure" used to calculate the acceleration of the expansion of the universe, say scientists.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The dire shortage of capable leaders is precipitating a crisis in our higher education sector, a situation not likely to be remedied until 2020, according to a global survey conducted by the Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI).
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) More than 200 academic leaders will deliberate on the challenges facing the higher education sector in India at a two-day summit being organised at the India International Centre here Feb 14 and 15.
VIT Vellore invites applications for VITEEE 2013 for the admission in its various B. Tech. programs. The candidates can also apply online as VIT Vellore also has provision of online application besides offline mode.
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) A US Air Force instructor has pleaded guilty to having illicit relations with two female trainees, a media report said.
Houston, Jan. 4 (Xinhua-ANI): A U.S. Air Force instructor on Thursday pleaded guilty to having illicit relationships with two female trainees amid a widespread sex scandal that rocked an Air Force training center.
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) As India's slow justice system occupies national attention a well known writer says the working of the judiciary must stand up to public scrutiny from lay people.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 27 (IANS) The year 2012 proved to be favourable for the Malayalam film industry, which saw as many as 140 films hitting the screens. While some went on to earn big bucks, others failed to rake in the moolah at the box-office. The year also saw an actor like Dileep leaving behind veterans like Mammootty and Mohanlal to be on the top.
Washington, Dec. 22 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce Knowles and other celebrities have featured in a new public service announcement against gun violence, in the wake of the US school shooting in Connecticut, which claimed 27 lives.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. has launched the first of a planned 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers (MICs) that will impact the technology expertise of some 500,000 students.
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Kochi, Nov 3 (IANS) Veteran actor Innocent, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphocyte, is taking a break from movies as he treads the path to recovery.
Kochi (Kerala), Sep.16 (ANI): The coastal surveillance of the Indian coast has been further enhanced with the setting of hi-tech radars here.
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Rumour mills are working overtime these days on mobile phones and social media. They are targeting women in some parts of Tamil Nadu to make them see red in mehendi/henna.
A new riot control weapon is being launched this month. You zap the sonic cannon at a bad guy and he immediately needs to go to the toilet. It penetrates all known underwear brands.
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday declined a plea for directing the Madras High Court not to hear a petition challenging the shifting of the Tamil Nadu government's secretariat from Mount Road to its old home Fort St. George in Chennai.
Islamabad, May 30 (ANI): Dr Shakil Afridi, who was sentenced 33 years of imprisonment after intelligence reports accused him of treason against Pakistan, is likely to be shifted from Peshawar central jail to Attock Fort, following intelligence reports which stated that his life was in danger at the present location.
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Even as they face the gallows, two convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case have come out with flying colours uin the Plus 2 examinations in Tamil Nadu.
Bekal (Kasaragod), May 10 (IANS) After firmly placing stations such as Kovalam and Kumarakom on the global tourism map, the Kerala government has picked this idyllic town of beaches and backwaters as destination next for visitors to 'God's Own Country'.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would May 10 unveil a tourism campaign on the 17th century Bekal Fort in Kasargode district, a minister said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself petitions seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy pleas by the president.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 12 (IANS) Malayalam comic actor Jagathy Sreekumar, seriously injured in a road accident last month, was Thursday shifted to a Vellore hospital.
Liverpool, Feb.13 (ANI): Scientists at the UK-based University of Liverpool, working with international partners, have shown a rare genetic disease, that causes crippling osteoarthritis in the spine and major joints, is far more prevalent worldwide than previously thought.
Islamabad, Jan 5 (ANI): All the 15 Pakistan security personnel who were kidnapped by the Taliban from northwest Tank district in December 2011 have been killed, a Pakistan Taliban spokesperson has confirmed.
Islamabad, Dec 10 (ANI): As the relationship between the US and Pakistan continues to be in a 'strained,' the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey has said the NATO attack of November 26, which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers says much about the current state of the relationship.
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): An eastern diamond rattlesnake recently gave birth to 19 healthy offspring five years after mating.
Chennai, Sep 25 (ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko has appealed to the Central Government to reconsider the death sentences awarded to the assassins of late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Chennai/Arakkonam, Sep.17 (ANI): Railways Safety Commissioner S. K. Mittal has said that the probe into the Arakkonam train collision that claimed nine lives and injured 72, would continue for two more days as the officials have begun questioning the driver of the ill fated train.
Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu), Sep.14 (ANI): Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said it would be premature to state the cause behind the train collision that occurred here on Tuesday night.
Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu), Sep. 14 (ANI): Railway authorities in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, have begun removing the debris from the crash site, hours after a moving train smashed into a stationary train, killing nine people and injuring over 70.
New Delhi, Sep 14(ANI): Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi today said that he would direct his personal attention into probing the cause behind the train accident near Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu's Vellore District.
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), Sep.10 (ANI): Nalini Sriharan, who spent 20 years in prison for her role in the May 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, met her husband Murugan at the Vellore jail today.
New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence, Dr. MM Pallam Raju, on Thursday felicitated NCC cadets and school children, who would participate in the 65th Independence Day function at the Red Fort.
Chennai, July 3(ANI): A 13-year-old boy, Dilshan, was allegedly shot dead by an army officer as he tried to trespass into a defence area in Chennai.
Chennai, June 8 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs one lakh to the kin of those killed in last night's road accident at Vellore.
Vellore, June 8 (ANI): At least twenty three people were charred to death when the private bus they were travelling in plunged down a bridge and caught fire near Kaveripakkam in Tamil Nadu's Vellore District last night.
Saana, May 8 (ANI): The father of Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni radical cleric who is thought to be the new Bin Laden, has expressed concern for his son's life after he escaped US drone attacks on a village close to his hometown in Shabwa on Thursday.
Washington, May 5 (ANI): The conditions under which WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning is being detained in a military prison have vastly improved in the wake of a sustained protest campaign against his earlier treatment.
Kolkata, Dec 28 (ANI): Social activists continued to protest against the conviction of human rights crusader Dr. Binayak Sen across India.
New York, Nov 23 (ANI): A teacher in Texas, who was charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student and is allegedly pregnant with his child, has been freed on a 20,000-dollar bond.
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Twelve historic sites around the world have been identified to be at risk of irreparable loss because of mismanagement and neglect, a new report has suggested.
Lahore, Oct 17 (ANI): The Taliban is recruiting young boys as suicide bombers in Pakistan.
New Delhi, Aug. 14 (ANI): The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will unfurl the National Flag on the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2010 to celebrate the 64th Independence Day.
Chennai, June 28 (ANI): Nalini Sriharan, who is serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has been shifted out of the Vellore jail after she complained about harassment by the jail authorities.
Chennai, June 13 (ANI): Rajiv Gandhi's assassin, Nalini Sriharan, who is serving a life term in Tamil Nadu's Vellore Central Prison, has alleged that the jail authorities are harassing her.
Chennai, Apr 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan's counsel M. Radhakrishnan has claimed that his client was harassed by prison authorities.
Chennai, Apr 23 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government on Friday said former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan made calls to foreign countries, including Britain and Sri Lanka from the cell phone recovered from her in the high security Vellore Jail.
Chennai, Apr 22 (ANI): Tamil Nadu lawmakers have demanded a thorough probe into the reported seizure of a mobile phone from the cell of Nalini Sriharan, accused in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Chennai, Mar 31 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan is expected to move the Madras High Court challenging the decision of the Tamil Nadu Government that had rejected her plea for premature release.
Chennai, Feb 3(ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday clarified that his government will not take any unilateral decision over release of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassin, Nalini.
Vellore, Jan 21 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassin, Nalini Sriharan, who has spent around nineteen years in the Vellore prison, may be released prematurely.
Chennai, Dec 1 (ANI): Social activists took school children on a heritage tour of Chennai city in a bid to create awareness among the new generation.
London, November 9 (ANI): Two new studies have determined that planting forests in areas that currently don't have trees can reduce the local availability of water, by shifting water flow.
Texas (US), Nov.8 (ANI): Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas earlier this week, was linked with a radical imam who was a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001.
London, Sep 28 (ANI): A phantom hitch-hiker getting into cars, a slip road going back to the 1940s, and the ghost of a one-legged priest-these are all among the spookiest spots and incidents revealed in a survey of supernatural sightings over the last 25 years.
Vellore, Sept 23 (ANI): Nalini Sriharan, who is serving a life term in connection with the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, ended her fast on Wednesday after Vellore jail officials assured her that her plea for premature release after 18 years in jail would be considered.
Vellore, Sept 22 (ANI): Nalini Sriharan, who has been imprisoned for her role in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has gone on an indefinite hunger strike, demanding her release from the Central Jail at Vellore in Tamil Nadu.
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju here today felicitated NCC cadets and school children who would participate in Independence Day function at the Red Fort.
Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt's secret luxury waterfront hideaway in The Bahamas has been bought for 3.8 million dollars, and he is living there wth his wife Bec and two children since February.
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Tyre major MRF lifted the lockout at its Arakonam plant Wednesday, but the unit's striking workers and their family members, including children, camping outside the labour commissioner's office here were arrested.
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Two sons of the owner of a small paan shop here have passed the highly competitive examination for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Two sons of the owner of a small betel shop here cracked the highly competitive examination for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Striking workers at tyre major MRF's Arakonam plant and their family members, who were camping outside the labour commissioner's office here, were arrested Saturday morning, a union official said.
There are considerable percentage of candidates in Tamil Nadu that have criminal charges, according to a report released by Tamil Nadu Election Watch (TNEW)
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Opposing a plea for release of one of the assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Tamil Nadu government has told the Supreme Court that he may rejoin the Tamil Tigers if freed.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Chhatishgarh government to provide the 'best possible medical aid' to civil rights activist Binayak Sen, lodged in Raipur jail for the last two years for his alleged links with Maoists, till the court dosposes of his bail plea.
Raipur, May. 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Chhattisgarh Government questioning the detention of civil rights activist Binayak Sen.
The Binayak Sen episode is already a blot on India's reputation as a democracy that ensures human rights. And now it is set to become potentially an even more grievous case of denial of the right to life. Sen has been in jail as an 'under-trial' for over 23 months on incredible allegations of collusion in Naxalite violence in strife-torn Chhattisgarh.
Amethi, April 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Tuesday said that India cannot forgive LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran for her father's assassination in 1991, but she personally does not hate him.
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) The radar imaging satellite (RISAT-2) launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from here Monday is owned and operated by ISRO, its chief said, dismissing reports labelling RISAT-2 a 'spy satellite'.
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), March 27 (IANS) Confessing to a recent murder in this Tamil Nadu town, the arrested ringleader of a gang admitted to two more killings and is being questioned about more unsolved crimes, police said Friday.
Chennai, Mar 7 (ANI): At least 43 workers from Tamil Nadu who returned from Malaysia complained of ill-treatment on Friday.
Thiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu), Jan 13 (IANS) Four men died after consuming poisoned country-made liquor here, a police officer said.
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) What better time to hardsell tourism packages than the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas? The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corp (TTDC) is offering two tour packages for participants at the seventh edition of the diaspora meet here.
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corp (TTDC) is offering two tour packages for participants at the seventh Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) - the annual convention of people of Indian origin.
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), Oct 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Kerala chief minister K. Karunakaran was discharged from hospital Thursday evening, family sources said.
Washington, October 11 (ANI): A study conducted at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, has revealed that hereditary and acquired risk factors play an important role in the clotting of blood in abdominal veins, a condition medically known as abdominal venous thrombosis.
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), Sept 2 (ANI): Police in Tamil Nadu today detained over 200 people protesting against a local daily that published a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad.
Vellore, Aug 31 (ANI): Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf might be out of sight (after being forced to vacate the presidency), but he is not out of the minds of the Indian intelligentsia, at least to say, as one of the most respected personalities in the field of higher education in southern India, G. Viswanathan today recalled his experiment of increasing the professors' salaries manifold in June 2007, which bore fruits in terms of Pakistan making significant progress in higher education there.
Ponneri (Vellore) Tamil Nadu, Aug.29 (ANI): Located 14 kilometres from Ponneri on the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur Road and situated midway between Chennai and Bangalore Yelagiri Hills is a hill resort which is also known as the 'Poor Man's Ooty'.
Chennai, Aug 11 (ANI): The Madras High Court will today hear a petition filed by Nalini Murugan seeking premature release from the life imprisonment that she is serving in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Earlier, the hearing was adjourned after Advocate General G Masilamani sought time to file a counter affidavit.