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Smriti Irani’s next: Common syllabus for Central Universities

New Delhi,Rohinee Singh:Be it the premier Jawaharlal Nehru University, Aligarh Muslim University or the Banaras Hindu University, all will have common syllabus, come next academic session. The academicians feel that the uniform syllabus system will distort the individualistic character of the varsities. Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is pushing hard the idea, first mooted by […]

RSS hits back at US over stand on Ford Foundation, Greenpeace

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Nagpur(dna): A week after the US expressed concern over the Modi government’s clamping down on two NGOs, the RSS has questioned Washington’s defence of Greenpeace and Ford Foundation dubbing it as the “global police of democracy”. “If the US or for that matter any country wants to come clean on the issue of foreign funding […]

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Arvind Kejriwal under attack for circular on ‘defamatory’ news

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DELHI(PTI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday came under sharp attack for his government’s controversial circular threatening action against the media for any defamatory news, with Congress and BJP accusing him of being a “hypocrite” and “anti-democratic”. “When there is criticism of the government, when the wrongdoings of his government is exposed by the […]

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Can’t pass law for construction of Ram temple due to minority in Rajya Sabha: Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi(PTI):A dearth of majority in the Upper House of Parliament was coming in the way of BJP to bring in a motion and make law for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya was among the promises made by […]

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Opposition dubs Mamata- Modi meet as political opportunism

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Kolkata(PTI): Describing the one-to-one between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as “political opportunism”, opposition parties in West Bengal on Sunday criticised the interaction. “The meeting and sharing of stage by the two leaders is the final scene of the drama which their respective parties had played since last year’s Lok Sabha […]

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Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea pair lift Madrid Open doubles trophy

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Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna won his third title of the 2015 season and first with new partner Florin Mergea as they lifted the Madrid Open trophy with a tense win over Nenand Zimonjic and Martin Matkowski, in Madrid on Sunday. Bopanna and his Romanian partner saved a match point before overcoming the challenge of […]

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‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ not a gimmicky sequel, says director Aanand L Rai

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It is always tricky to make a sequel of a highly successful film and director Aanand L Rai assures Tanu Weds Manu Returns is more than just a second part as it offers a fresh take on the two lead characters. Rai is aware that the upcoming film is automatically burdened with having to prove […]

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Government asks bankers to enroll 10 crore people in social security schemes

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New Delhi(PTI): The Centre has exhorted bankers to work towards surpassing the target of bringing 10 crore people under the ambit of the three social security schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, before the end of this month. “The bankers must ensure maximum coverage upto May 31 so that the national target […]

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Family, friends at Shashi Kapoor’s side as he received Dadasaheb Phalke award

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Mumbai(PTI): Shashi Kapoor’s family members including nephew Rishi, grand-nephew Ranbir and other Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan today expressed happiness over the veteran actor’s Dadasaheb Phalke honour. Kapoor was today presented the award at the landmark Prithvi Theatre here by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley. The 77-year-old actor could not travel to New […]

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Family, friends at Shashi Kapoor’s side as he received Dadasaheb Phalke award

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Mumbai(PTI): Shashi Kapoor’s family members including nephew Rishi, grand-nephew Ranbir and other Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan today expressed happiness over the veteran actor’s Dadasaheb Phalke honour. Kapoor was today presented the award at the landmark Prithvi Theatre here by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley. The 77-year-old actor could not travel to New […]

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