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‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ will open to ridiculous numbers because of Salman Khan: Sonam Kapoor

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor who would be seen opposite Salman Khan in ‘Prem Ratan Dhaan Payo’ feels that the presence of the ‘Dabangg’ actor will ensure a good opening at box office. Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, ‘Prem Ratan..’ will see Salman and Sonam in the lead in the family drama, which is set to be […]

Arun Jaitley lacks understanding of OROP issue: Ex-servicemen

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New Delhi(PTI): Expressing “anguish” at Arun Jaitley’s remarks that annual revision of pension under ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) scheme was not possible, the agitating ex-servicemen today said the Union Finance Minister made such comment due to lack of understanding of the issue. Meanwhile, as the agitation reached 79th day on Tuesday, one more ex-serviceman, […]

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Renaming Aurangzeb Road first step to communalism, says CPI(M)

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New Delhi(PTI): CPI(M) on Tuesday slammed New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) move to rename Aurangzeb Road after late President APJ Abdul Kalam, terming it as “first step in a campaign to rename historical places and roads on communal grounds”. “The recent road renaming is a very unfortunate measure since it is widely regarded as first […]

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Ex-CIA chief Petraeus wants US to rope in al Qaeda to tackle IS

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Washington DC, (PTI): A former top military general who headed the CIA has suggested to the Obama administration to rope in jihadists from al Qaeda to take on the Islamic extremist group Islamic State which has threatened the United States of America with another 9/11-style attack. The heart of the controversial idea stems from former […]

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Nationwide Strike over labour reforms may hit banking, transport on Wednesday

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New Delhi: Nearly 150 million workers from 10 central trade unions will go on strike on Wednesday against the government’s proposed labour reforms with the protest likely to shut down banks, factories as well as auto, taxi and flight services in many parts of the country. The BJP-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has pulled out […]

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New methods being used to create unrest in J-K: Army chief

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Srinagar(HT): Indian security forces should be prepared for short wars as the border with Pakistan has seen frequent ceasefire violations, Indian Army chief Dalbir Singh said on Tuesday, adding that new methods were being used to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. “(Because of) the frequent ceasefire violations and infiltration bids by our western neighbor, […]

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Afghan man and woman given 100 lashes in public for adultery

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An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Public lashings and executions were common under the Taliban, who enforced a strict interpretation of Sharia law from 1996-2001. The Islamist militant group was ousted from power by a […]

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Death penalty- 306 out of 437 mercy petitions accepted by Presidents: Law Commission

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New Delhi(PTI): Death sentence of 306 convicts has been commuted by successive presidents so far out of total 437 such mercy petitions. This was disclosed by Law Commission, which has given a chart of mercy petitions disposed of by successive Presidents since January 26, 1950 till today in its report released yesterday on death penalty. […]

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After Sardar Patel, Hardik Patel evokes Mahatma Gandhi: To hold reverse Dandi March

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New Delhi: After saying that he wants to be the next Sardar Patel, Hardik is evoking Mahatma Gandhi by claiming that he will organise a reverse Dandi March. According to a leading news channel, the march will be organised on September 5 from Dandi to Sabarmati Ashram. The 22-year-old has continued to dominate the headlines, […]

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After getting brickbats for DNA remark, PM Modi calls Biharis ‘most intelligent’

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Bhagalpur(PTI): Under fierce attack for his DNA jibe against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which has been turned into a major electoral weapon against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought to make amends, calling Biharis the “most intelligent” people. He also charged Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad with “sacrificing” the legacy of […]

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