In a major blow to Congress, former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram’s houses were raided by CBI today, according to TV reports. A team of CBI officials are carrying out raids at 16 locations across Tamil Nadu, the reports say. The raids began at 6-6.30 am at former Finance Minister Chidambaram’s…

  Monsoon rains may come two days earlier to the Andaman & Nicobar islands, but this will have no bearing on how soon it reaches Kerala, according to K.J. Ramesh, Director-General, Meteorology, India Meteorological Department. “Typically, the monsoon system reaches south Andaman around the 17th. There’s a circulation [clouds and rain-bearing winds] developing in the…