Eating out in, home food out!

As per the latest household spending data released by the National Sample Survey Office, the proportion of household expenditure on dining out has increased steadily from 19 per cent in 2000 to over 30 per cent in 2012.

By ZRG | Updated: Dec 03, 2013, 18:42 PM IST

Terror suspects linked with another murder, says TN Police

Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Rajendra Prasad

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee paid tribute to India`s first president Rajendra Prasad on his 129th birth anniversary Tuesday.

The President along with his officers and staff paid floral tributes before a portrait of Rajendra Prasad in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Prasad, born in 1884, was one of the architects of the Indian Republic, having drafted its first constitution.

He is the only president to have been elected twice for the post and his term began Jan 26, 1950 and ended May 13, 1962. He passed away in 1963.
Two Assamese youth arrested for raping IT professional
Thiruvananthapuram: Two Assamese youth working as contract workers in a private firm at a resort here have been arrested for raping a Bangalore-based IT professional, said a top police official Tuesday.

A.J. Thomaskutty, Thiruvananthapuram Superintendent of Police (rural) told reporters here that the two have confessed to the crime and investigations are going on.

"The incident occurred Nov 28 at the resort at Poovar (near Kovalam) when the two youths broke open the rear door of the room in which the woman was sleeping. One of them abused the woman and when the second youth tried to do it, she kicked them and shouted for help and they ran away," said Thomaskutty.

The woman, 40, was part of an IT company from Bangalore and had come with a team here for a meeting Nov 27. "The two youth - Luckynath, 20, and Personagam, 22 - hail from Jorhat district of Assam and were posted in the resort as pest control staff from a Kottayam-based pest control company," said Thomaskutty.

The official complaint was made by the woman through her company the next day and the police questioned the resort staff.

"We recovered wooden beads and male hair from the room. After looking at the album (photographs) of the resort, we zeroed down on four people who wore similar beads and after initial questioning, the two arrested confessed to the crime," said Thomaskutty.

The two were charged under IPC 376 (D) (gang rape) and would be produced in court Wednesday.

"The victim told us she would come here from Bangalore to identify the two arrested either today (Tuesday) or tomorrow (Wednesday)," added the police official.