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Jammu and Kashmir HC quashes separatist leader Masarat Alam’s detention under PSA

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday quashed the detention under Public Safety Act (PSA) of hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam who was arrested in April for allegedly hoisting Pakistani flags and chanting anti-national slogans. Justice Hasnain Masoodi, who had earlier reserved order on the petition filed by Alam’s counsel, quashed the PSA detention […]

Bihar lifts not made to carry fat people: Lalu’s jibe at Amit Shah

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Verbal sniping between rival parties in poll-bound Bihar hit a new low on Friday when RJD chief Lalu Prasad mocked BJP president Amit Shah who was trapped inside a lift at the state guesthouse in Patna for about 20 minutes. CRPF personnel ripped apart the lift’s steel doors late on Thursday night to rescue a […]

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Years of neglect responsible for railways’ problems: Minister

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Kolkata, Aug 21(IANS) – Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday blamed years of neglect and lack of investments for the poor performance of the railways and admitted that its problems were mammoth. Years of neglect responsible for railways’ problems: Minister In the last several years, we have not invested in the railways as much as […]

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Payments banks will change banking habits: Jaitley

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New Delhi, Aug 21(IANS) – Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the proposed payments banks will change banking habits in the country and act as a game changer for the economy. Payments banks will change banking habits: Jaitley Payments banks will change the banking habits of people, it will change the way they […]

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Karan Johar wants to see Hrithik Roshan as ‘Arrow’

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Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar heaped praise on actor Hrithik Roshan saying he would be apt to play a super hero on screen. The My Name is Khan director hopes to see Hrithik in the avatar of a different super hero, donning the green costume and carrying the deadly bow and arrow of the infamous vigilante […]

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Why Nawazuddin Siddqui isn’t afraid of Aamir, Shah Rukh or Salman Khan

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He has shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, but actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is not intimidated by their stardom when he is shooting with them. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Manjhi in ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ promo still The 41-year-old Gangs of Wasseypur actor, who recently starred with Salman […]

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IPL verdict: Madras HC issues notice to BCCI on CSK plea challenging suspension

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Chennai:The Madras High Court on Friday issued a notice to BCCI on a petition by Chennai Super Kings challenging the order of Justice Lodha Committee suspending it from the Indian Premier League over the 2013 betting scam involving its top official Gurunath Meiyappan. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice TS […]

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Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza advance to quarters of Cincinnati Open

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Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea saved a match point before emerging winners while Sania Mirza and Martin Hingis were also tested en route to the quarterfinals of the ATP/WTA Western and Southern Open. Fifth seeds Bopanna and Mergea rallied to win 1-6 7-6(5) 13-11 against the French pair of Pierre-Hugues and Herbert Nicolas Mahut to […]

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Sebi to investors: Be more active; AGMs not for ‘chai-samosa’

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MUMBAI(PTI): Urging investor groups to play an active role in governance matters of listed firms, Sebi on Friday said AGMs are no more ‘chai-samosa’ parties and shareholder activism globally has forced even CEOs to resign at one-fourth of the world’s 500 biggest companies. UK Sinha, Chairman, Sebi  Appreciating the role of some shareholder groups in […]

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Investments in mutual funds in Kerala cross Rs.7,000 crore

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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21(IANS) – Mutual fund investments in Kerala have crossed Rs.7,000 crore, an official revealed on Friday. Investments in mutual funds in Kerala cross Rs.7,000 crore Sudip Kumar Mandal, assistant vice-president (Marketing), DSP BlackRock Investment Managers, said the total assets under management in the 44 companies that are into the mutual funds sector in […]

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