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Celebrities’ endorsement earnings on social media

Celebrities’ endorsement earnings on social media

HAVING just received a fancy new watch from TAG Heuer, Cristiano Ronaldo, a footballer, posts a photo of himself, wrist aloft, to his Instagram account. He dutifully thanks them for their “kind gift” and signs off the post with the company’s advertising slogan #dontcrackunderpressure. This is the latest frontier of a rapidly growing industry. Since […]

Alia Bhatt has SRK giving her company in this ride called ‘Life’

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Alia Bhatt has SRK giving her company in this ride called ‘Life’

The moment Karan Johar had announced that he’s producing a film which stars Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan together, we were intrigued and apprehensive at the same time. But soon, we heard that the two are not paired opposite each other at all. Now, about a month before its release, the makers have unveiled […]

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Tough race for RJio to reach target of 100 million users

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Tough race for RJio to reach target of 100 million users

NEW DELHI: Is Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) losing its plot of reaching 100 million users in the shortest possible time? The way its plot is progressing till now, it seems way off that number. An analyst with an advisory firm, who did not want to be named, said his internal target for Jio’s user […]

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Want Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, not ‘lollipop’: BJP leader Vinay Katiyar hits out at Mahesh Sharma’s museum project

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Want Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, not ‘lollipop’: BJP leader Vinay Katiyar hits out at Mahesh Sharma’s museum project

NEW DELHI: .BJP leader Vinay Katiyar hit out at his own party’s Ramayana Museum project in Ayodhya, comparing it to ‘lollipop’ and said he wanted nothing less than the Ram Mandir in the city. The BJP leader was quoted saying by ANI: “”Ram Mandir ke liye prayaas hona chahiye, yeh lollipop se kuch nahi hone […]

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‘My head hangs in shame’: PM Modi on Dalit atrocities

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‘My head hangs in shame’: PM Modi on Dalit atrocities

NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his “head hangs in shame” over incidents of atrocities on dalits that take place even after 70 years of Independence and called for more focused efforts to correct social anomalies. Citing the example of Guru Gobind Singh in raising his voice against casteism and untouchability, Modi […]

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Kashmir unrest: Situation in Valley peaceful, daily activities pick up

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Kashmir unrest: Situation in Valley peaceful, daily activities pick up

PTI, Srinagar: The situation in Kashmir, which continued to be curfew-free for third day on Tuesday, was by and large peaceful as security forces foiled separatists’ plans to hold protests in the city and elsewhere. Many shops and business establishments including petrol pumps were open in Sanat Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Rajbagh and Bishembar Nagar, though […]

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Chhattisgarh sarpanch thrashes students for failing in exam

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Chhattisgarh sarpanch thrashes students for failing in exam

Ejaz Kaiser, Raipur: A sarpanch in Chhattisgarh’s Baloda Bazar district took upon himself to punish at least 99 students of a government school for failing in their Class 10 quarterly examination. Students of the Government Higher Secondary School at Gidhauri panchayat of Kasdol development block, some 125 km west of state capital Raipur, performed very […]

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Michelle Obama emerges as surrogate most valuable player of Campaign 2016

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Michelle Obama emerges as surrogate most valuable player of Campaign 2016

AP, Iowa: Hillary Clinton was always expected to get a late-campaign enthusiasm boost from the White House. The surprise is that it’s not coming from the president. On a star-studded team of campaign surrogates — including President Barack Obama — the most valuable player of 2016 is undoubtedly first lady Michelle Obama. During a divisive […]

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Meeting with Modi, Xi was rare and pleasant: Prachanda on impromptu trilateral

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Meeting with Modi, Xi was rare and pleasant: Prachanda on impromptu trilateral

IANS, Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who returned after attending the BRICS-Bimstec Outreach Summit in India, described his spontaneous meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping as “rare and pleasant”. A photo of Dahal sitting with Modi and Xi surfaced on Facebook, posted by Dahal’s son Prakash, immediately sparking […]

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Watch: Obama preps for post White House job interview in comedy segment

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Watch: Obama preps for post White House job interview in comedy segment

AFP, Washington: A soon-to-be out of work Barack Obama suffered the indignities of the job interview — at the hands of “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert. In a taped segment that aired Monday night, Obama got in an appeal to millennials to vote on November 8 and shamelessly plugged his accomplishments as president. But […]

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