• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • Trainspotting in India

    Updated: Apr, 20, 201807:45 AM

    Be it casual trips or clicking photos of trains or just lazing around on platforms, for this group of railway enthusiasts, life gets going only on the tracks
    Trainspotting in India
    How many have ever wondered or appreciated the amount of effort that goes into operating the trains? For most people, rail travel only reminds them of hassles like delayed arrival and departure, clogged and stinking toilets, dry taps, trains waiting at red signals at remote locations, screaming vendors and rude train staff. But there is a low-key group of individuals, who call themselves ‘fans’ of Indian Railways. From taking casual but long trips without purpose to photographing trains traversing through remote wilderness and learning about the engineering marvel of locomotives, and sometimes merely sitting on platforms and observing a train for hours, these rail fans are a different breed of people, who, for long, have been celebrating Railways by forming clubs, which were hitherto unknown to many. The Indian Railways Fan Club...
  • Education dept plans to bring 33,519 dropouts back to school Education dept plans to bring 33,519 dropouts back to school
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201804:30 AM

    Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday reviewed the performance of School Education and Higher Education departments in back-to-back meetings at the Secretariat ahead of the continuation of...

  • Like Kamal, Rajini may tour USA before party launch Like Kamal, Rajini may tour USA before party launch
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201804:00 AM

    Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth is allegedly all set to head to America for a trip later this month. The actor will embark on the journey at a time when he has come under criticism from...

  • Time for government to act on Lokpal: Opposition Time for government to act on Lokpal: Opposition
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:50 AM

    Citing SC rap, Stalin says AIADMK is not enforcing Act fearing exposure of its corruption

  • Minister’s flip-flop on Sterlite closure confuses protesters Minister’s flip-flop on Sterlite closure confuses protesters
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:45 AM

    Anti-Sterlite protesters were confused at the statement of state Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju, who had expressed two different stands on Sterlite Copper in the last two days.

  • Govt trying to crush activists: Valarmathi Govt trying to crush activists: Valarmathi
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:41 AM

    Student activist M Valarmathi, who was arrested in Thanjavur on the way to Kathiramangalam to participate in a protest, came out on bail here on Thursday.

  • OPS urges finance panel chief to amend ToR, meets Law Minister OPS urges finance panel chief to amend ToR, meets Law Minister
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:38 AM

    Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who is in Delhi on Thursday impressed upon chairman of the 15th Finance Commission NK Singh to amend the Terms of Reference (ToR) impacting the Central...

  • AIADMK govt failed to curb crimes against women: MP Kanimozhi AIADMK govt failed to curb crimes against women: MP Kanimozhi
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:34 AM

    DMK’s Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi said on Thursday that the state is witnessing a spurt in crimes against women as the AIADMK government has failed in its duty.

  • RSS man attacks BJP cadre over conversion row RSS man attacks BJP cadre over conversion row
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:25 AM

    Tension prevailed here on Thursday after a 40-year-old man was attacked by a RSS cadre with a sickle for allegedly converting Hindus to another religion.

  • Arrest H Raja for hate speeches: VCK chief Arrest H Raja for hate speeches: VCK chief
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:16 AM

    VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan charged at BJP national secretary H Raja of being propagating hate politics and plans to split the people.