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Amidst Sahitya Akademi row, President Mukherjee gives away Sangeet Natak Akademi awards

New Delhi(PTI): Doyen of Indian theatre M S Sathyu, eminent vocalists SR Jankiraman, Vijay Kumar Kichlu and Harmonium player Tulsidas Borkar were on Friday awarded the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship by President Pranab Mukherjee. Noted Kashmiri folk singer Abdul Rashid Hafiz receiving the Akademi Award from President Pranab Mukherjee at Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards […]

India’s military build-up will force Pakistan to take ‘deterrent measures’, says PM Nawaz Sharif

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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif during a speech on Friday at US Institute of Peace said that India’s military build-up would force Pakistan to take ‘deterrent measures’. He also spoke about India-Pakistan NSA-level talks which were cancelled during September. “India needs to engage in dialogue on Kashmir,” he said. “The talks cancelled over a flimsy issue. […]

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Former French diplomat Jerome Champagne to stand for FIFA presidency

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Former French diplomat Jerome Champagne has announced that he will be running to replace under-fire Sepp Blatter as a new FIFA president. His decision came before the deadline to run for the February elections. Following his announcement, Champagne said there is an immediate need to save the world?s football governing body and its role of […]

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes 3rd richest in US, 5th worldwide

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Profit numbers at Amazon has shot off the roof this year and is expected to pass the $100 million profit, making it the only company to achieve that so fast. Just 21 years old by the looks of it, Amazon is definitely making heads turn. Bloomberg news reported that Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO, Amazon […]

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Bring back Lalit Modi, sack Sushma Swaraj & Vasundhara Raje: Congress to PM Modi

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New Delhi: Congress spokesman RS Sujrewala has on Friday asked PM Narendra Modi to bring back Lalit Modi, the former IPL Chairman embroiled in allegations of money laundering. “PM should tell us when he will get Lalit Modi back into the country,” he said. Image: Outlookindia Earlier today it was reported that UPA in 2013 […]

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Gohana Dalit murder: Two Haryana policemen alleged in the case suspended

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Chandigarh(PTI): Two policemen who are alleged accused in the Dalit teenager Govinds’s murder in Gohana, Haryana have been suspended. Probe in the case will continue. Representational Image Postmortem findings suggest injury marks were 7-8 days old. Although no FIR was filed in the bird-theft case and the settlement happened out of police station. Govinda’s brother […]

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Need to check flaws in banking system, says Raghuram Rajan

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Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said there is a need to check flaws in the banking system to ensure that defaulters are not let off scot-free. “We have to check the flaws in banking system where a defaulter can not escape with impunity,” Rajan said. The banking sector is currently struggling with […]

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Sahitya Akademi condemns rising cases of intolerance; urges writers to take back their awards

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After writers of different languages on Friday took to the streets to protest against rising intolerance in the country and the death of writer MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi condemning the cases of attacks on writers, urged the intellectuals to take back their awards. “We all condemned the killing of MM Kalburgi. We have unanimously decided […]

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Shiv Sena asks Pakistan to take the first step towards better ties with India

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Mumbai: Dismissing Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement that Islamabad will take ‘effective action’ against terror groups, the Shiv Sena on Friday said it was a customary fake promise while asserting that if Pakistan wants to fix ties with India, then they will have to take the first step. “They have been saying forever that […]

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dog analogy: Cannot get away saying statement was misinterpreted, says Rajnath Singh on VK Singh

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New Delhi(PTI): Hitting out at Minister of State (MoS) VK Singh and Kiren Rijiju for making a controversial statement, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that party leaders need to be careful while putting out their views. Commenting on the incident of Dalit children being burnt to death, VK Singh on Thursday said […]

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