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PM Modi’s close aid Pahlaj Nihalani: India’s moral compass!

PM Modi’s close aid Pahlaj Nihalani: India’s moral compass!

Mumbai,ASHWIN AHMAD: There has been much anger over the refusal of the Central Board of Film Certification to grant the Prakash Jha-produced film Lipstick Under My Burkha a certification, but those who know CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani should not be surprised. Ever since he assumed office in January 2015, Nihalani has been extremely prurient in […]

Lessons from the political crisis in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI, SWARNA RAJAGOPALAN:Tamil Nadu has had a horrible winter. Drought, causing almost 50 farmer suicides and a looming drinking water shortage, would have been bad enough. But with the prolonged hospitalisation and death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, Cyclone Vardha, the jallikattu protests and the violence at the end and then the political […]

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Meghalaya: Truck accident kills 16 persons, 50 injured

Guwahati: At least 16 people were killed and several others injured when a truck carrying churchgoers rammed into a concrete railing at Nongspung village in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district on Sunday, the police said. The incident took place around 8.25 AM when the speeding truck hit the concrete railing, leaving 12 people dead on […]

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‘Adiyogi – the source of yoga song’ and PM Modi and Kailash Kher

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‘Adiyogi – the source of yoga song’ and PM  Modi and Kailash Kher

Extolling the ancient Indian discipline of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi = called for efforts to protect nature and mould human activities to bring them in sync with ecological surroundings. He also termed unity in diversity as the speciality and strength of the Indian culture. “This (Maha Shivaratri celebrations) symbolises a spirit of vigilance, that […]

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Politicians including PM, voters, and the doublespeak on black money

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Politicians including PM, voters, and the doublespeak on black money

Mumbai,Arun Kumar: The Union Budget 2017-18 has flagged the linkage between election financing and the black economy. Donations of above Rs 2,000 to political parties have to be declared as compared to the present limit of Rs 20,000. Further, the RBI will issue electoral bonds so that legitimate money can be donated to political parties […]

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‘Trump is the primary reason’: Family reacts to Indian engineer’s shooting in Kansas,USA

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‘Trump is the primary reason’: Family reacts to Indian engineer’s shooting in Kansas,USA

NEW DELHI: A relative of the Indian engineer who was shot and killed in Kansas city in a possible hate crime blamed US President Donald Trump. ANI reported the victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s relative as saying, “This is the first time it happened to our family. Trump is only the primary reason as of now.” “A […]

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Maha Shivratri 2017 celebration on social media including WhatsApp and Facebook

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Maha Shivratri 2017 celebration on social media including WhatsApp and Facebook

NEW DELHI: Auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri is here. In the digital age, one would love to reach as many people possible to greet them on this festival. WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter are the mediums most of us will use. Therefore here are few messages and status updates to help some of you who don’t […]

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‘From natural party of governance, Cong has moved to fringe’: Jaitley

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‘From natural party of governance, Cong has moved to fringe’: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Just after Congress suffered another humiliating defeat in the Maharashtra Assembly Elections, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took no time to mock the grand old party. This result comes close in heels to the Odisha panchayat results, where Congress lost major grounds to BJP. Jaitley in his FB blog said that Congress by […]

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TCS to remain net cash positive despite Rs 16,000 crore buyback: S&P

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TCS to remain net cash positive despite Rs 16,000 crore buyback: S&P

MUMBAI: Ratings agency S&P expects IT services major TCS to remain net cash positive even if its Rs 16,000 crore-buyback offer gets fully subscribed. The ratings and outlook on Tata Consultancy Services are not affected by the company’s Rs 16,000 crore offer for share repurchases, Standard & Poor’s said in a statement. Earlier this week, […]

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Demonetization damp squib? Illicit cash galore in election states, says report

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Demonetization damp squib? Illicit cash galore in election states, says report

New Delhi: Investigative agencies have unearthed nearly Rs 200 crore from various states that went to elections in early February, raising questions about the effectiveness of demonetization, a move the government touted would suck out all the illicit cash from the economy. Over Rs 100 crore was seized in Uttar Pradesh, over Rs 50 crore […]

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