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Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday urged Sweden and Britain to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s taken refuge three-and-a-half years ago, after the UN ruled that he had been arbitrarily detained. 44 more words

Budget monitoring system next year

The government will introduce a budget monitoring system next year for online collection of non-Plan estimates and speedy finalisation of budget estimates, Governor P. Sathasivam has said. 50 more words

Alert against spread of Zika

: District Medical Officer K.L. Saritha has urged the public to stay alert against mosquito bites and engage in source-level reduction of mosquitoes following the emergency declared by World Health Organisation against the spread of Zika viral disease across the world. 36 more words

Rules flouted at Konni camp: HATF

The Heritage Animal Task Force (HATF) has accused the Forest Department of violating key rules pertaining to protection and maintenance of captive elephants at the Elephant Camp at Konni. 49 more words

Royal farewell as film festival ends on a high

The eighth edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes) concluded at a glittering event held in the backdrop of the illuminated Mysuru Palace on Friday. 55 more words

Visaranai: A powerful, chilling drama about how the System toys with us

The ancient Greeks probably had it right. According to them, gods were power-hungry pleasure-seekers who got their kicks by toying with human lives. It’s a fancy way of saying shit happens—but how else to explain away the mind-boggling randomness of, say, the recent floods in Chennai? 38 more words

Sensex extends gains, up 58 points in early trade

Market benchmark BSE Sensex pulled off a rosy start as it rallied further by over 58 points to 24,396.99 on Friday on sustained buying by investors amid a mixed trend at other Asian markets. 42 more words