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Is Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ plagiarised?

Hearing a suit which alleged that the story of Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been plagiarised, the Bombay High Court on Thursday declined to give any interim relief by staying its world television premier on October 10. Justice Gautam Patel, however, directed that all the proceeds of the film should not be touched and kept […]

India v/s South Africa 3rd Twenty20: Proteas clinch series as match is abandoned

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The third and final Twenty20 international between India and South Africa was abandoned on Thursday without a ball being bowled because of a wet outfield, allowing the visitors to clinch the three-match series by 2-0 margin. The abandonment of the game after just a passing evening shower again showed the poor drainage system of the […]

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Ask Delhi University VC to go on leave: HRD Ministry’s recommendation to President

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New Delhi: With barely three weeks remaining for his retirement, HRD ministry is understood to have recommended to the President to ask Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh to go on forced leave only to withdraw the request within hours. The Vice Chancellor is alleged to have endorsed the name of former ISRO Chief K […]

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Election Commission to review poll speeches of PM modi

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New Delhi: Election Commission will review Prime Minister Narendra Modi speeches on Thursday to see if anything has been said which violates the model code of conduct. Additional Chief Electoral Officer (ACEO) R Lakshamanan said the model code conduct committee under the Munger district magistrate would look into the PM’s speeches. He was replying to […]

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Sushma Swaraj to visit Maldives for cooperation in energy, defence sectors

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake two-day visit to the Maldives over the weekend to attend a meeting of the India-Maldives Joint Commission which will focus on cooperation in sectors such as energy, health, trade and defence. The last Joint Commission meeting was held in 2000, which means that Swaraj visit will effectively reactivate […]

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Govt plans meet to chalk out strategy to remove hate messages from social media platforms

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Objectionable contents with hate messages, especially those having communal overtones, could soon be removed from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. The government is planning to convene a meeting of all stake-holders for this. The meeting is being planned by the government in the wake of widespread use of social media platforms for circulation […]

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Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal offer to host Ghulam Ali’s concert

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offered to host the concert of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, a day after the event was cancelled in Mumbai in the face of Shiv Sena threats. “Music has no boundaries. Music is the rhythm of the heart. Ghulam Ali concert can be held in Kolkata”, Banerjee, who is […]

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Mirza-Hingis battle into China Open women’s doubles semis

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis remained on course for their eighth women’s doubles title after advancing to the semi-finals of the China Open here on Thursday. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair battled past German-Czech pair of Julia Goerges and Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a thrilling contest that […]

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Nitish Kumar hits back at PM Modi for his ‘Satan’ remark on Lalu Yadav

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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar hit back at PM Narendra Modi for calling Lalu Yadav a ‘Satan’. Kumar also lashed out calling it a “brazen attempt to add communal texture” to the Assembly polls and said the “real Modi” is on display. CM candidate for the grand alliance and JDU’s second in command, Nitish wrote […]

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AR Rahman to join Brazilian footballer Pele on his Kolkata tour

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Brazilian football great Pele will be joined by Academy and Grammy award-winning Indian musician A R Rahman during his three-day sojourn in Kolkata, organisers said in Mumbai on Thursday. The Mozart of Madras, who’s composing music for the three-time World Cup winner’s biopic Pele: Birth of a Legend, has confirmed that he would join him […]

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