Venice Beach Prepares for Annual Topless Parade, Protest

Venice Beach Prepares for Annual Topless Parade, Protest

Regular visitors to the Venice Beach boardwalk are accustomed to unusual sights: an electric guitarist on roller skates, a cat napping inside a piano and a giant snake made of sand. Then there’s the annual “Go Topless Pride Parade,” which begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Navy Street and Ocean Front Walk. Organizers hope it will result in hundreds of women and men marching topless through the popular tourist spot.

Firing at Los angeles airport : Airport Closed to Incoming Traffic

Firing  at Los angeles airport : Airport Closed to Incoming Traffic

Police are investigating reports of an active shooter at LAX Sunday night but have been unable to confirm that any shooting took place, airport police said. “Police searching LAX after reports. All precautions being taken to ensure safety of public. Remain calm.,” the Los Angeles Airport Police Department tweeted around 9:15 p.m. The Los Angeles Fire Department also responded to the scene and tweeted that “no significant incident” has been noted. Earlier, authorities said they had blocked off the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night due to the police activity.

ISRO Successfully Tests Scramjet Engine

ISRO successfully conducted scramjet engine test on Sunday morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
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Nellore: India on Sunday morning successfully tested its own scramjet or the air breathing engine with the launch of a big sounding rocket, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Contract Housing staff lose jobs after 10 years

Hyderabad: Employees, who worked for 10 years in the Telangana State Housing Corporation Limited (TSHCL) and having worked for projects such as Indiramma Housing, are now without a job.  As many as 1,179 outsourced employees were unceremoniously sacked by the State government at the end of financial year 2015-16 with a promise that they would be absorbed later in other projects but are still waiting to hear from the government.

Mulayam ‘regrets’ firing on Kar Sevaks in Ayodhya

Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday once again raked up the Ayodhya controversy by expressing regret over ordering the firing on Kar Sevaks during his tenure.

He said the action had been necessary to uphold the “Muslim community’s faith” and preserve the “unity of the country”.

This is not the first time Mr. Yadav has expressed regret over the incident — as recently as January he had said he “felt sad” for ordering the firing on kar sevaks in Ayodhya on October 30, 1990.

Telangana state selected as Promising State of the Year

Telangana State has been chosen for the ‘Promising State of the Year’ award by CNBC-TV18 as part of the India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) instituted by the channel. In a communication to state government, CNBC-TV18 said the award would reaffirm IBLA’s commitment to encouraging business leaders.

13 coaches of Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Express derail, no injuries


Hundreds of commuters travelling in the Thiruvanthapuram-Mangalru Express had a miraculous escape as 13 coaches of the train derailed at Karukutty near Angamaly station at 2.20 a.m. on Sunday.

No one was injured in the incident, railway officials said. The stranded were fed breakfast and a special train carrying them to Mangaluru left Chalakudy at 7.30 a.m.

The incident took place when the train was approaching Karukutty station. The derailed coaches have slanted to the adjacent up track blocking traffic.

Congress not to project a CM candidate in Gujarat

New Delhi: Congress may have projected Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh but it has no such plans for Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where elections are due next year.

A senior Congress leader said the party is unlikely to have a chief ministerial face in Gujarat in order to ensure that the state leaders contest the polls unitedly.

Congress has been out of power since 1989 in Gujarat, often referred to as the Hindutva laboratory of the BJP.