Vijayawada Railway Station wins 'Best Tourist-Friendly Station Award' at State Annual Tourism Excellence Awards. Award presented by R.K. Roja, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Youth Advancement. Station excelled in nine parameters laid down by tourism authority. Energy saving systems, waste management systems and passenger amenities instrumental in bagging award.
Ranipet's Melvisharam installs CCTV cameras at 60 spots to enhance road safety and prevent crime on NH 44. Minister Gandhi inaugurated the cameras and centralised control room to monitor footage. Funded by State govt, cameras cover two key stretches of 3km, connecting streets to NH. Later, big streets in town to be covered.
Govt. Arts College Udhagamandalam Principal caught on video allegedly accepting ₹4,000 bribe from student for hostel admission. Madras HC displeased with Southern Railway for not installing CCTV cameras in TN railway stations since 2016. IT Dept. searches premises of electronic component manufacturer Flex in Chennai. NIA questioning two of 13 accused in Coimbatore car blast case.
Councillors in Erode Corp. unable to answer people due to lack of info on works. Private firm to commence work from Oct 1, but details not shared. AIADMK councillors' requests for street lights, roads not fulfilled. Contractor claims no funds allotted, councillors unaware of works. Issues related to drinking water supply discussed.
Judge urges estranged couple to reunite for sake of child; asks father to consider if ego is bigger than child's future. Court can only persuade, not force, couple to live together for child's benefit. 90% of couples find themselves incompatible after marriage, but make it work for sake of kids.
Arunachal Pradesh CM assured that the three Wushu players of the State, who could not participate in the Asian Games at Hangzou in China, will be treated as participants of the Indian Wushu team and given ₹20 lakh incentive
CWMA to meet in Delhi on Sept 29 to review water availability; TN to press for 12,500 cusecs till Oct 15; shortfall of 7.8 tmc ft to be made good; Karnataka has 59.43 tmc ft storage; TN realised 42.79 tmc ft since June 1.
Kerala's Local Self-Govt Dept. to use NSS units to turn 3,000 garbage dumps into 'Snehaaramam' parks. NSS units to receive ₹5,000 from Suchitwa Mission, local bodies to fund rest. Project to be launched on Oct 2, to be completed by Jan 1. NSS volunteers to also study material collection & composting units.
65% of homes affected by land subsidence in Joshimath, Uttarakhand; 355 families relocated. Post Disaster Needs Assessment team of 35 found 1,403 of 2,152 houses need immediate attention. Causes of damage include weak building materials, structural flaws, and location on steep slopes.