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Lalit Modi offered directorship to Sushma Swaraj’s husband, withdrew it later: Indofil

New Delhi(PTI): Amid a controversy over former IPL chief Lalit Modi offering directorship in a family-run firm to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s husband, the company on Wednesday said the offer was withdrawn before it could be considered by its board. The disclosure about Lalit Modi having offered a position of Alternate Director to Swaraj […]

Did Air India delay a flight and offload passengers to accommodate Kiren Rijiju and his PA?

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New Delhi(PTI): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was at the centre of a controversy for delaying an Air India flight from Leh to Delhi for about an hour and for the offloading of three of its passengers, including a child, allegedly to accommodate him and his aide. According to sources, the aircraft doors were shut for […]

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Dad, are ‪#‎Muslims‬ our enemies?

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Pune, Darshan Mondkar: I dropped my book on my lap and looked up with my best WTF look on my face. My 8 yr old Son was standing in the front of me, his hands on his hips giving me an impish look. “Why do you ask that?”, I enquired a bit hesitantly. He frowned, […]

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PM Narendra modi says, World facing ‘bloodless’ cyber war threat

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New Delhi(PTI): Articulating global worries over cyber security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India should come up with solutions to meet the challenge posed by this threat of “bloodless war” as he launched a digital campaign to which top companies pledged Rs 4.5 lakh crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with IT Minister Ravi […]

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Amnesty slams India on AFSPA; wants spl. rapporteur for probe on disappearances

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NEW DELHI, MEHBOOB JEELANI(THE HINDU): A detailed fact-finding report on the effects of Armed Forces Special Powers Act portrays a disturbing picture of Indian Army. In a report that called for an end to the use of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, human rights group Amnesty International has released […]

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On PM Modi’s instruction, Kiren Rijiju rushes to landslide-hit Darjeeling

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New Delhi(PTI): Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is visiting Darjeeling to assess the ground situation after massive landslides claimed at least 38 ives and caused heavy damages in the hilly West Bengal district, following a directive from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Two NDRF teams, comprising around 100 personnel, have also been dispatched for […]

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US, Cuba announce opening of embassies

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Havana(AP): The United States and Cuba have announced the opening of embassies in a major move to re-establish diplomatic relations, said a senior US officer. According to BBC, relations between the two countries were severed since the early 1960s when the US broke links and imposed a trade embargo with the Communist island. Both the […]

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HRD Ministry issues showcause notice to Visva Bharti University VC

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New Delhi(PTI): The Union HRD Ministry on Wednesday issued a showcause notice to Visva Bharti University Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, seeking his explanation on financial and administrative irregularities found by a three-member panel set up by the Ministry. File picture of Visva Bharti University : PTI Dattagupta has been given 21 days to explain his […]

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BCCI planning to introduce performance-based incentives for Indian team

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Encouraged by the financial model followedby Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board, the BCCI is planning to introduce a performance-based incentive for the Indian team for each and every home and away series. There was an initial blueprint that was drawn at the Board’s finance committee meeting that took place in the capital […]

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What was Shah Rukh Khan’s advice to Dharmendra?

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Legendary actor Dharmendra says superstar Shah Rukh Khan had once advised that Deols should promote and market their films well to grab eyeballs. At a time when B-town celebrities leave no stone turned while promoting their films, Deols have always maintained a low profile which seems to have affected the outcome. “‘Apne’ was a good […]

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