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Dhoni’s post-match media conference gets disrupted because of laser show and bursting of crackers

The post-match media conference by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni got disrupted for the second time in three years at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday because of laser show and bursting of crackers by the organisers. Also Read: India v/s South Africa 3rd ODI Match Commentary Just as Dhoni walked into the media […]

Hindutva ideologue Savarkar didn’t think cow was sacred, says Sharad Pawar

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Mumbai(PTI): Against the backdrop of controversy over beef ban and the recent incident of lynching at Dadri, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that the Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar didn’t hold cow as a scared animal. “Savarkar’s views about Hindutva were taken conveniently by a few people who have narrowed their thought process. […]

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Generalising ‘stray incidents of violence’ will damage country’s image: Venkaiah Naidu

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New Delhi(PTI): Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said tolerance is genetically ingrained in Indian’s blood and the intellectual class should avoid generalising “stray incidents” which may damage the country’s image. Taking a jibe at some writers and media, Naidu, who is the Urban Development Minister, also opined that intellectuals may condemn some of […]

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Telugu writer Katyayani Vidmahe returns Sahitya Akademi award

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In the wake of the murder of Kannada scholar and rationalist M M Kalburgi and the recent incident of lynching at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, several writers across the country have returned their awards in protest. Sahitya Akademi Picture Courtesy: Wikipedia Joining in the chorus of protest by the writers’ community, Telugu writer Katyayani Vidmahe […]

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Patel agitation: Hardik Patel’s detention sparks sporadic protests in Gujarat

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New Delhi(PTI): Sporadic protests took places at few places in Gujarat while one state transport bus was set on fire in Morbi district following detention of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel ahead of the ODI between Indian and South Africa at Rajkot on Sunday. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti Conveyor Hardik Patel arrested by police […]

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ISL 2015: Richard Gadze’s late strike seals victory for Delhi Dynamos over Kerala Blasters

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Ghanaian striker Richard Gadze’s late strike in the 87th minute ensured third straight victory for Delhi Dynamos as they beat hosts Kerala Blasters 1-0 in the Indian Super League football tournament here today. Substitute Gadze headed home a Florent Malouda cross as he timed his jump to perfection heading home from close range much to […]

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Urdu poet Munawwar Rana returns Sahitya Akademi award; 2 more hand over honour

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New Delhi(PTI): Urdu poet Munawwar Rana on Sunday joined over 30 authors who have returned Sahitya Akademi award while Hindi writer Kashinath said he was handing over the honour in protest against “irresponsible” comments by various ministers on writers who have been agitating against “rising intolerance”. Participating in a televised debate with other writers and […]

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Smita Patil had a bad dream about me before ‘Coolie’ accident: Amitabh Bachchan

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan reveals actress Smita Patil had a bad dream about him a day before he met with a major accident on the sets of his 1983 hit Coolie. The 73-year-old actor suffered a near-fatal accident while shooting an action scene for Manmohan Desai’s Coolie in Bangalore in 1982, which took him several months […]

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Grand alliance a coalition of ‘power hungry’ parties: BJP

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BJP leader Syed Shahanwaz Hussain on Sunday described the grand alliance a coalition of “power hungry” parties considering the “contrasting” roles played by the alliance leaders with reference to the Bhagalpur riots. “The very nature of grand alliance raises several question marks vis-a-vis the Bhagalpur riots in late 1980s which took place during the Congress […]

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‘Is the Make-in-India’ initiative just a namesake programme?’

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New Delhi: In the wake of Prime Minister’s flagship project ‘Make in India’, where he is going overseas to promote it, the gruesome situation in the country compels one to ask ‘Is the Make-in-India’ initiative just a namesake programme?’ KS Kalyanasundaram, a first-generation entrepreneur in his blogpost wrote his grievances against the government where he […]

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