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Essence of democracy is liberation of ideas, thoughts: President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi(ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the essence of democracy is the liberation of ideas and thoughts. “True liberation can come only through creative minds and they must be therefore nurtured and supported,” he added. Responding to the innovation scholars, writers and artists, who were part of the two week In-Residence programme in […]

Kerala to host its first global conference on gender equality

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Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): As gender discussions increasingly take centre stage in and outside the country, Kerala is gearing up to host a global conference on gender equality with the participation of thinkers, scholars, field experts, professionals and policymakers from around the world. The Gender Park, an institution under the state department of Social Justice, is organising the […]

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Derek O’Brien appointed Trinamool’s chief national spokesperson

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Kolkata (PTI): Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien has been appointerd as the chief national spokesperson for the party by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Veteran TMC leader and the party’s Lok Sabha member Saugata Roy was made the national spokesperson, party sources said today. The sources said that besides Roy, a former Union minister, party MPs […]

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HC asks Maharashtra for its plan to spend US fund on Mumbai traffic

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Mumbai(PTI): The Bombay High Court on Thursday sought to know from Maharashtra government its plan on putting to use the Rs 100-crore fund it will receive from Bloomberg Philanthropies towards road safety initiative. A division bench, headed by Chief Justice Mohit Shah, asked the government to file an affidavit within four weeks stating how the […]

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PM Narendra Modi congratulates Indian team for entering WC semi finals

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New Delhi(Indilens web team): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Indian cricket team after it beat Bangladesh to enter the semi-final of World Cup. “Excellent game, excellent performance! Congrats yet again Team India,” Modi tweeted. His tweet came soon after India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs in a quarter final match played in Melbourne. Rohit […]

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Black money Bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday

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New Delhi(PTI): The government is likely to table in the Lok Sabha tomorrow a Bill to make non-disclosure of overseas income and assets a predicate offence that will attract punitive action including upto a 10-year jail term. The Bill will provide a short window to overseas asset holders to declare their wealth, pay taxes and […]

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Lakme Fashion Week 2015: Aditi Rao Hydari walks for Archana Rao

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Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari recently walked the ramp as showstopper for designer Archana Rao at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Hydari, who wore crimson red carpet gown paired with a simple necklace, said, “I actually love this vibe, this quirky, very delicate, lots of lace and pretty delicate things that are associated with […]

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ED issues fresh summons to actor cum TMC MP Mithun Chakraborty

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Kolkata(PTI): Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakraborty for allegedly failing to submit documents to the agency in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam. Sources said fresh notices have been issued to him by the agency under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as […]

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Bhutan-India ties role model political relationship: Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay

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Describing ties between India and Bhutan as a “model relationship”, Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said trust, cooperation and confidence have helped build close relations between the two neighbours. “We have a role model relationship politically, but in terms of economic cooperation, the center piece is hydropower, so we work together, we invest together to […]

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World Cup 2015: West Indies can topple New Zealand, says legendary Brian Lara

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West Indies cricket team legend Brian Lara has tipped the nation’s current crop of players to upset New Zealand in their World Cup quarterfinal tie in Wellington on Saturday because he believes that ‘they have got the team to do so’. Lara believes that the Windies have the team to beat New Zealand though he […]

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