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After US, Russia takes U-turn on India’s claim for UNSC membership

New Delhi: Russia has joined United States in taking a U-turn on India’s inclusion in United Nations Security Council, days after both countries along with China opposed negotiations to reform the powerful UN body, refusing to contribute to a text that will form the basis for the long-drawn reform process. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, […]

Saina Nehwal credits Vimal Kumar for helping her prolong career

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World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar’s tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year. Saina reiterated that she contemplated quitting last year following a string of […]

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Supreme Court of India curbs visitors’ entry after threat of bomb attack

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New Delhi(PTI): In the wake of heightened threat perception, the Supreme Court has curtailed the entry of visitors including law interns in the high security complex and requested advocates to be extra-cautious of any suspicious activity within its premises. The directions came after Delhi Police received an anonymous email on Monday threatening a bomb attack […]

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Himachal Pradesh landslide: At least 8 killed; 10 injured as Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib caves in

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New Delhi(ANI): Eight persons were killed and ten others injured when a building adjoining the historic Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara caved in due to a massive landslide this afternoon. Kullu Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kanwar confirmed that eight bodies which were buried under huge boulders have been extricated while search is on for more. View image on […]

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Delhi Police apologises to ex-servicemen for August 14 crackdown

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Facing flak for the crackdown on agitating ex-servicemen who are demanding ‘one rank, one pension’, Delhi Police on Tuesday apologised to them for its action following a directive from Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) M K Meena went to the protest venue at Jantar Mantar and apologised for the August […]

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No alternative to reconciliation between India and Pak: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti

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The ruling Peoples Democratic Party today said the heightened tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) should remind India and Pakistan about the “inevitability of dialogue” to find a just and pragmatic solution to all the contentious issues. Asserting that there was no alternative to reconciliation between the neighbouring nations, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti underlined […]

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar hits back at Modi; says PM is full of contempt

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PM Modi on Tuesday came to poll bound Bihar for a whirlwind tour. He had a government programme in Arrah and later a party rally in Saharsa. In both the rallies Modi attacked the current government of the state. Living up to his past promise, PM Modi announced a combined package of Rs 1.65 lakh […]

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PM Narendra Modi announces a package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar.

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Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while visiting Bihar on Tuesday, announced a Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package for the state. Here are the live updates: 12:45 PM I promise you that I will implement this package fully. Only development can ensure the welfare of the people of Bihar – PM Modi 12:44 PM Apart […]

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Gautham Menon’s next film’s title, teaser out on Aug 29

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Chennai, Aug 18 – The title and first teaser of filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon’s yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual will be unveiled on August 29 on the occasion of actor Akkineni Nagarjuna’s birthday. Nagarjuna’s son Naga Chaitanya plays the lead role in the Telugu version of the film, while Simbu plays the lead in its Tamil version. […]

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Maharashtra police ‘detain’ parrot accused of hurling obscenities

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In a bizarre case, a parrot accused of “hurling obscenities” at an octogenarian woman was summoned to a police station at Rajura in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district on Monday after a complaint against its owner that he had allegedly tutored his caged pet to do so. The police was at its wit’s end after 85-year-old Janabai […]

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