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Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Recapping India’s disastrous tour of 2011-12

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Recapping India’s disastrous tour of 2011-12

India will do well to remember the ill-fated Australian tour of 2011-12, when they crumbled in a heap and lost all four tests Down-Under. Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Recapping India’s disastrous tour of 2011-12 Prelude to the 2014 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Though Australian cricketer Phil Hughes’ sudden demise may have shifted the spot-light from India’s abandoned warm-up match […]

No dilution of MNREGA scheme, says Narendra Modi government

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No dilution of MNREGA scheme, says Narendra Modi government

New Delhi: The government on Thursday allayed apprehensions over continuance or dilution of MNREGA scheme launched during the previous UPA rule and said all necessary funds have been released. No dilution of MNREGA scheme, says Narendra Modi government “There is no ambiguity about the government’s intention. The scheme will continue in all the 6,500 blocks,” […]

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Acche Din effect: Finance Ministry suggests 15% reduction in annual budget of some ministries

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Acche Din effect: Finance Ministry suggests 15% reduction in annual budget of some ministries

New Delhi: Finance Ministry is believed to have suggested to some ministries a reduction of up to 15% in their annual budgets for the current financial year. Acche Din effect: Finance Ministry suggests 15% reduction in annual budget of some ministries The move is aimed at cutting the fiscal deficit, which the government wants to […]

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Narendra Modi on two-day visit to Assam from November 29

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Narendra Modi on two-day visit to Assam from November 29

Guwahati,(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Assam on a two-day visit from November 29, an official release said on Thursday. Narendra Modi on two-day visit to Assam from November 29 The Prime Minister is scheduled to arrive at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport here and head towards Maligaon Stadium to flag-off the first train […]

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Actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene

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Actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene

Veena Malik has expressed her anger and disbelief after she was handed a 26-year jail term by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court for ‘malicious acts’ of blasphemy. Actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene Her crime? Appearing in a pretend wedding scene, staged on a […]

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Blackberry offers $550 to users switching from iPhone to Passport

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Blackberry offers $550 to users switching from iPhone to Passport

Blackberry will be offering up to $550 to customers who would switch to its latest Passport model from iPhones as the company fights to regains its lost glory. Blackberry offers $550 to users switching from iPhone to Passport According to the Independent, the ‘Blackberry Trade Up’ programme is only available in the United States and […]

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Hindutva: Back to the Savarkar-Hedgewar ideal in India?

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Hindutva: Back to the Savarkar-Hedgewar ideal in India?

New Delhi, Praful Bidwai: Nothing in Indian politics has dismayed me recently as much as a report (The Hindu, November 22) on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s success in attracting 600 middle-class professional families in Noida to a late-night education-cum-entertainment event featuring preacher Satyanarayan Mourya. Each family paid Rs300 to attend it. Hindutva: Back to the […]

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Speculation about former SP leader Amar Singh joining the BJP

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Speculation about former SP leader Amar Singh joining the BJP

New Delhi(DNA): Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh met BJP in charge of Uttar Pradesh, Om Mathur at his residence in New Delhi. Speculation about former SP leader Amar Singh joining the BJP The meeting lasted for nearly two hours. Though the details of the meeting were not available, but sources suggest the wily politician […]

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Badaun case: Cousin sisters committed suicide, not killed, claims CBI

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Badaun case: Cousin sisters committed suicide, not killed, claims CBI

Lucknow: After a five-month probe in the Badaun case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has found no evidence of murder or sexual assault in its probe into the death of two teenage cousins. Badaun case: Cousin sisters committed suicide, not killed, claims CBI The two cousin sisters – aged 14 and 15 – went […]

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Champions League 2014: Misfiring Liverpool stumble as Ludogorets earn draw

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Champions League 2014: Misfiring Liverpool stumble as Ludogorets earn draw

A late header from defender Georgi Terziev earned Ludogorets a 2-2 Champions League draw with an unimpressive Liverpool on Wednesday that left the English side facing a winner-takes-all final match with FC Basel. Champions League 2014: Misfiring Liverpool stumble as Ludogorets earn draw Ludogorets went ahead in the third minute when Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet […]

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