While people in urban cities are more open to talking about it, the veil is still very much present in rural India.
Makkal Needhi Maiam to contest Lok Sabha polls independently, says Kamal Haasan; party not keen to 'carry burden of alliance'
Tamil cinema star Kamal Haasan announced that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls independently
Centre sanctions Rs 7,214 cr as relief for damage by natural disasters; Maharashtra gets Rs 4,714 crore
Centre approved the release of Rs 7,214 crore to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, UP, Gujarat, Puducherry following disasters
2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms
A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018, which was also the sixth warmest year since 1901, Of the 1,428 deaths recorded last year, heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning claimed half the lives.
Election Commission cancels Thiruvarur bypoll after parties say Cyclone Gaja relief work still on in district
The bypoll to the Thiruvarur seat was necessitated after the death of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi on 7 August, 2018. As per the Election Commission's rules, the by-election needs to be held within six months.
Tamil Nadu govt to give Rs 1,000 and gift hampers to families for Pongal, Governor Banwarilal Purohit tells Assembly
The DMK and its allies, the Congress and a lone IUML member, boycotted the governor's address on the opening day of the first Assembly session of the year by staging a walkout.
At a high-level meeting held Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the release of second installment of the central share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) amounting to Rs 353.70 crore for the year 2018-19, a Home Ministry statement said.
Cyclone Gaja: Kerala govt sanctions Rs 10 crore to Tamil Nadu as emergency aid for post-disaster relief
The Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 10 crore as emergency aid to cyclone Gaja-hit Tamil Nadu. The cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan took the decision in this regard.
Cyclone Gaja: E Palaniswami tours storm-hit areas in Tamil Nadu; distributes relief material, assures victims of help
The chief minister assured the victims of all possible assistance. Palaniswami also inspected the repair work of the damaged TNEB sub-station in Kameswaram village.
Cyclone Gaja: Kamal Haasan asks Pinarayi Vijayan to rise above politics and extend support to affected families in Tamil Nadu
Makkal Needhi Maiam president and actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday appealed to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to "rise above politics" and extend support to the people affected by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu.
Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi in Telangana today; Sunil Arora picked to be new CEC; NASA 'InSight' lands on Mars; top stories of the day
Sunil Arora to succeed OP Rawat as the new CEC, NASA's spacecraft 'InSight' lands successfully on Mars; Cyclone Gaja aftermath leads to farmer suicides in Tamil Nadu; and other top stories of the day
The Cyclone Gaja damage assessment team led by Daniel E Richard, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, began the inspection from the worst-hit Vettaikaraniruppu village.
Cyclone Gaja: Kamal Hassan calls funds sought from Centre an 'arbitrary figure', wants PM to visit Tamil Nadu
The Prime Minister and other Central Ministers concerned need to visit the affected regions, rather than the chief minister of the affected state visiting Delhi, Haasan said.
Cyclone Gaja: MK Stalin deems aid work in storm-hit areas 'not satisfactory', says E Palaniswami should step up relief activities
The leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu demanded that Chief Minister E Palaniswami convene a meeting of stakeholders from the region to take forward the relief activities in an effective manner.
Cyclone Gaja: Tamil Nadu govt seeks nearly Rs 15,000 crore aid from Centre towards relief, rehabilitation
According to the abstract of the memorandum submitted to Modi by the chief minister which was released here, Tamil Nadu has sought a total sum of Rs 14,910 crore towards permanent renovation activities in various areas, including the power sector which has been badly hit.
Daily Bulletin: Farmers protest in Mumbai; political turmoil continues in J&K; IMD predicts 'heavy rain' in Chennai; day's top stories
Today's top stories: Farmers' agitation to continue in Mumbai today; Ram Nath Kovind to receive military honours in Australia; Schools, colleges in Chennai to stay shut today amid heavy rain prediction; and more.
TVS Motor contributes Rs 2 cr to Tamil Nadu govt to take up relief work in cyclone Gaja affected districts
TVS Motor Company's chairman and managing director Venu Srinivasan handed over the cheque to Chief Minister K Palaniswami at his residence
Cyclone Gaja: Puducherry govt seeks Rs 187-crore aid from Centre to rebuild Karaikal; work underway to restore electricity in region
The Puducherry government has prepared a report on the havoc wrought by cyclone Gaja on Karaikal and would send the report to the Centre on Wednesday with a request for Rs 187 crore as relief to rebuild the enclave.
E Palaniswami had announced Rs 1000 crore for immediate relief and rehabilitation works in areas affected by Cyclone Gaja
Cyclone Gaja: DMK trust to donate Rs 1 crore towards relief ops; party MPs, MLAs to contribute a month's salary
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday announced contributing one month's salary of its MPs and MLAs towards cyclone 'Gaja' relief activities.