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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina meets PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a meeting with his visiting Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi, which he described as “good”. Hasina met Modi at his residence during a short trip of few hours to Delhi to condole the death of President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra and attend her funeral. Modi had travelled […]

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar renames college after Shatrughan Sinha’s father

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In signs of growing proximity between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, the state government has named a college after the father of the BJP MP. The decision to name the Government College of Health and Physical Education, Patna, after late B P Sinha was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet […]

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OROP: Veterans may meet PM Narendra Modi next week

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New Delhi: Representatives of ex-servicemen, who have been protesting for the implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) scheme for the last 66 days, are likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week. “The dates have not been fixed yet. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will meet Modi on August 23 or August 24 and […]

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FTII protests: ‘I was tortured, abused, pushed around,’ says institute director

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Pune: Accusing striking students of FTII of insulting behaviour, using cruel interrogation and causing mental torture, FTII director Prashant Pathrabe today said he approached police as a deterrent step and rejected suggestion that action was taken under pressure from the I&B ministry. Read: Police arrests 5 FTII students in midnight crackdown on charges of rioting […]

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India to respond appropriately if Pak’s Sartaz Aziz meets Kashmiri separatists: Government

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New Delhi: Irked over the invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders to meet Sartaj Aziz when he is here on August 23 to hold talks on terror, government will “respond appropriately” if the Pakistanis go ahead with the meeting with them. Read: Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at UN; seeks OIC intervention The Kashmiri separatist leaders have […]

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Khap panchayat in UP orders rape of 2 girls to seek revenge for brother’s actionin UP

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New Delhi: A khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh issued a diktat that a Dalit girl and her sister should be raped and paraded naked in the village. Reportedly, the diktat was issued to seek revenge for their brother’s action of eloping with a married girl from the Jat community. The 23-year-old Dalit girl has now […]

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Salman Khan helps four runaway kids reunite with their parents

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Mumbai: It looks like Salman Khan has brought his ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ character Pawan Kumar to life off screen as well. According to reports the actor helped four runaway teens reunite with their families. According to reports, Salman, who has his own charitable organisation ‘Being Human’ decided to fund an initiative that helps runaway children find […]

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Apple of your eye turns smaller in Himachal Pradesh!

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Shimla, Aug 19 – The apple of your eye has turned smaller in Himachal Pradesh! Horticulture experts blame the weather and a bumper crop for not enabling the apple fully mature. But it has attained true colour. Markets across the country are flooded with smaller- sized apples. Top quality apples, whose optimum size ranges from […]

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Assam school to send 20 students to visit NASA

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Guwahati, Aug 19 – Days after the Assam government withdrew the scheme for sending meritorious students on an educational tour to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US, a private school in Assam has announced that it will send 20 students, including one meritorious student from the rural area – the latter […]

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Heritage Khorika brings back the taste of grandma’s kitchen

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Guwahati, Aug 19 – Savour the delicious ‘ronga mota kukura aru sandoh guri’ or chicken cooked with rice powder and herbs and relish the mouth-watering ‘hahor logot dohi kosu fong’ – duck meat cooked with yam – at the hugely popular Heritage Khorika restaurant here that marries the modern outlook on food with the traditional […]

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