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Patel quota row: Two NRIs get summons for violence after cops goof up

New Delhi: In a goof-up, the city police wrongly issued summons to three persons, including two NRIs, for allegedly indulging in rioting in Krushnanagar locality here on August 25, after violence rocked parts of Gujarat over Patel community’s agitation demanding reservation. The issue came to light, when Virendra Patel, an erstwhile resident of Krushnanagar, who […]

Govt monopoly must end, tax rates must be globally competitive: FM Arun Jaitley

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New Delhi(PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said policymakers need to change their regulatory mindset asserting that role of state should be minimised and government monopoly must end wherever possible. Speaking at the National Workshop on Citizen-Centric Governance, he said the economic reforms, which seek to promote easing of doing business, will continue as […]

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Everybody’s journey is different: Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Kareena Kapoor Khan’s latest release, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, was a blockbuster.   Immediately after its release, she started shooting for R Balki’s next, which also stars Arjun Kapoor. But Kareena doesn’t mind the jam-packed schedule, as long as she is getting to work with “new directors”. “He’s got a brilliant mind. I really wanted to work […]

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Salman Khan to put on a lot of weight for Sultan

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Salman Khan will soon begin prepping for his next film, Sultan, an Eid 2016 release, in which he plays the role of a wrestler. Over the next two months, the actor will be following a strict regimen to gain more muscle mass for the movie’s character. In a recent interview, Salman had said, “It (his […]

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12-hour bandh cripples life in Assam, hundreds arrested

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Guwahati: The 12-hour bandh called by the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) on Saturday crippled life in Assam. Reports of stray incidents of violence from districts across the state led to hundreds of bandh supporters being arrested. The AJYCP had called the bandh in protest against the central government’s decision to grant citizenship to […]

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173 people confirmed dead in China’s Tianjin warehouse explosion

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Beijing (PTI): Chinese authorities on Saturday put the final death toll at 173 in the country’s worst industrial disaster at Tianjin port, as officials ended the search for the remaining eight missing exactly a month after the incident following a complete clean-up of the place. Tianjin city government announced in a micro-blog that there was […]

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Venkaiah Naidu welcomes West Bengal government’s decision to declassify Netaji files

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Kolkata(PTI): Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday welcomed West Bengal government’s decision to declassify Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s files. “I welcome the decision of the West Bengal government to declassify the Netaji files. I hope one day the mystery of disappearance of Netaji will come out in the open,” Union Urban Development Minister told […]

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2 Dead, 8 Injured as Toy Train Derails in Himachal Pradesh

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CHANDIGARH: Two people are feared dead and at least eight others injured after a narrow gauge train derailed near Kalka this afternoon, a senior railway official said. “The accident occurred when the train was about 3.5km away from Kalka. The accident site falls in Himachal Pradesh. “Preliminary reports received from the site said that two […]

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Tom Cruise’s crew plane crashes in Colombia, kills two

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Los Angeles-based film pilot Alan Purwin was killed in an accident in Colombia when a small plane, assigned to the crew of a Tom Cruise-starrer Mena crashed on the set near Medellin (Colombia). Two people were killed in the accident and one person is seriously injured in the accident on Friday, the country’s civilian aviation […]

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Death toll in Mecca’s Grand Mosque crane tragedy reaches 107

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A massive construction crane crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque in stormy weather on Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage. The civil defence agency said on Twitter that emergency teams were sent to the scene after a “crane fell at the Grand Mosque,” one […]

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