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Indian American ‘Becomes Black’ & Gets Into Top US Medical School. Social Experiment Goes Wrong

Washington : American TV star Mindy Kaling’s not so known younger sibling, Vijay Chokalingam, became the toast of the Internet recently, when he revealed a ‘social experiment’ that he pulled in the year 1998-99. Vijay claimed to be an ‘African-American’ instead of acknowledging his Indian roots, to get into the top US Medical Schools. Source: […]

Rohit, Anderson power Mumbai Indians to 168/3 at Eden

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” Cutting and pulling with ease, Rohit was at his best as Kolkata bowlers struggled to contain the flow of runs.” Kolkata, April 8(IANS): Riding on a brilliant unbeaten 98 by skipper Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians scored 168/3 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the eighth Indian Premier League opening game at the Eden Gardens here […]

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Nasim Zaidi set to become new Chief Election Commissioner of India

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New Delhi(PTI): Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi is set to become the next Chief Election Commissioner later this month. The Law Ministry has initiated the file to appoint the next CEC as present incumbent H S Brahma retires on April 19. Highly-placed sources in the government on Wednesday said that the Law Ministry has cited convention […]

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Sanders smuggling: Hyderabad HC asks for report on autopsy of encounter victims

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Hyderabad(PTI): A human rights group on Wednesday moved the Hyderabad High Court on the killing of 20 people by Andhra Pradesh police in Tirupati forests saying it was “murder and not an encounter” even as the HC asked the state police chief to file a report by April 10 on steps taken for autopsies of […]

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Salman Khan hit-and-run: Prosecution dismisses claims that vehicle had mechanical snag

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Mumbai(PTI): The prosecution in the hit-and-run case involving Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday told the trial court that the actor was drunk when he was driving his Land Cruiser SUV at the time of the mishap in 2002. It also dismissed the defence contention that the vehicle had developed a mechanical snag and its […]

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s relative shot dead in Varanasi

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Varanasi(WEB TEAM): Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s relative was reportedly shot dead in a district village in Varanasi, police said. According to reports, Arvind Singh was returning home late Tuesday after dropping his wife at the airport when three people on motorcycles intercepted him at Makhsudanpatti in Phoolpur. Rajnath Singh File Photo Singh, a petrol pump […]

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‘Make in India’ high on PM Modi’s agenda during tour of France, Germany and Canada

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New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on Thursday on a nine-day tour of France, Germany and Canada with focus on inviting investments, particularly in infrastructure and defence sectors, besides cooperation in nuclear and a variety of other areas. In the first leg of the tour, Modi will travel to France where economy, defence […]

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Saffronisation row: BSF starts yoga for troops to combat stress, sleep deficiency

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New Delhi(web team): Since the victory of Narendra Modi-led BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, liberals have been fear-mongering about the saffronisation of education by the new government. Their fears are indeed coming true, if one goes by the Union HRD minister Smriti Irani’s mandate of including the relevant parts of the Upanishads and the […]

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30 crore landless people to get jobs once land bill is passed: FM Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI(PTI): About 30 crore landless people will get employment in the industrial corridors following amendments to the land acquisition bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. “I want to make a special mention of poor, dalits, tribals, backwards, those who are landless. The Land Acquisition Bill we are bringing, as per that the […]

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High Court issues notice to Delhi govt over ban on chewable tobacco

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Delhi High Court today sought response of city government on a plea of manufacturers against ban on sale of chewable tobacco in the national capital from March 30. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to Food Safety Commissioner of the Delhi government while restraining it from taking any action against sellers till the […]

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