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Black money more inside country than abroad: SIT member

New Delhi: The volume of black money stashed in the country is much more than that kept abroad, vice-chairman of Special Investigation Team (SIT) Justice (retd) Arijit Pasayat said on Saturday. “The volume of black money stashed in India is much more than it is now in the foreign countries. If the generation of black […]

Church needs more decentralisation, changes to papacy: Pope Francis

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Pope Francis called on Saturday for “healthy decentralisation” of power in the Roman Catholic Church, including changes in the papacy and greater decision-making authority for local bishops. Francis made his comments at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Synod of Bishops, a worldwide gathering that occasionally advises the pope on […]

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CM Parkash Singh Badal writes to Akal Takht, expresses ‘deep pain’ over recent happenings in Punjab

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Chadigarh(PTI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday submitted an emotional letter, expressing his deep pain over the current events, to Akal Takht Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh. He submitted the letter after paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar. In the letter, Badal said, “in the last few days, bad incidents occurred in Punjab… […]

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Sometimes incidents of religious intolerance have taken place in the past too: Union Minister VK Singh

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New Delhi(PTI): Against the backdrop of Dadri lynching, Union Minister Gen V K Singh on Saturday said that sometimes incidents of religious intolerance does take place and they have occurred in the past too but disapproved of the media hype over them. Singh, a former Army Chief, also termed action of writers returning their awards […]

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After Sahitya Akademi row, student refuses to accept MBA degree from Smriti Irani

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New Delhi(PTI): A young MBA pass out has decided not to accept his degree at the first convocation of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Kashmir from Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani as a protest against “diminishing freedoms” in the country. “Though, for a student, receiving a master’s degree is no less than […]

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Did Israeli soldier plant knife on teen killed by settler?

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A video published on Facebook by Youth Against Settlements shows the moments after an Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian teenager in Hebron, Saturday. At 12 seconds into the video, one soldier hands off an object to another soldier, who appears to drop it by the body. The video has raised suspicions that the soldiers are planting a knife. […]

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Delhi Child Rape: AAP govt explores legal option to fix accountability of police

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Delhi(PTI): In the wake of brutal rape of two children, Delhi Government was contemplating approaching the Supreme Court “to fix accountability” of the Delhi Police even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mounted a shrill attack on the force for “failing” to ensure security of women. Hitting out at police, Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that it […]

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Dadri damaging PM Narendra Modi more than anybody else: BJP ally Akali Dal

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Chandigarh(PTI): NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday termed the Dadri lynching incident as a “shame” for the country and said what happened after that was “damaging the Prime Minister more than anybody else”. SAD MP Naresh Gujral said here what happened in Dadri “was shameful. “It was a shame for the nation and it […]

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Why Sharman Joshi, Zarine Khan Were ‘Comfortable’ Shooting Intimate Scenes

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Actors Sharman Joshi and Zarine Khan, who will be seen in director Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 3, say that they were “extremely comfortable” shooting the lovemaking scenes in the film. “I was extremely comfortable. Also, due credit should go to Zarine and the rest of the crew because it’s part of the job and we’re […]

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Attacking PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi Says BJP Government Imposing its Ideology

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BUXAR, BIHAR: Accusing the Modi government of trying to impose its ideology on the people, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said communal frenzy is being created, innocents are killed on rumours, and intellectuals are targeted under its rule which is threatening the democratic and social fabric of the country. Addressing an election rally in Bihar’s […]

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