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Following Emergency in island nation, Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Maldivian FM Dunya Maumoon

New Delhi(PTI): Maldivian Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on Saturday apprised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj circumstances leading to imposition of Emergency in the island nation earlier this month besides current political situation. After her extensive talks with Swaraj, Maumoon, who arrived here today on a two-day visit, said she came here to apprise India about […]

Pepsi Phone P1 begins crowdfunding in China, available for US $110

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It’s official, the tech industry has unequivocally lost its marbles. After rumours surfaced last month that PepsiCo was building a smartphone, the device was officially announced today. And it actually seems like a pretty phone. Called the Pepsi Phone P1, the smartphone is being manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment. It features a 5.5-inch full […]

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Nayanthara pairs up with Vikram for Anand Shankar’s film!

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Actress Nayanthara has been having a fantastic run in Tamil cinema with her last three films having been superhits. Vikram in ‘Thaandavam’ and Nayanthara in ‘Maya’. Vikram in ‘Thaandavam’ and Nayanthara is ‘Maya’. Vikram’s film with director Anand Shankar is back on track. The hottest news now is that Nayanthara has been signed on and […]

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Jammu & Kashmir Mufti Sayeed urges India, Pakistan to bring down the ‘walls of hatred’

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Jammu(PTI): Batting strongly for creating an environment of reconciliation between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Saturday urged the two nations to bring down the “walls of hatred” for lasting peace and development in the region. “We urge India and Pakistan to bring down the walls of hatred… I […]

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Lessons to learn in tackling rain, flood: Nirmala Sitharaman on TN, Andhra deluge

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New Delhi(PTI): After visiting the flood ravaged districts in Tamil Nadu due to heavy rains, Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said there were lessons to be learnt over managing floods while the Minister of State for Shipping slammed the local authorities for their carelessness. “I would not want to conclude on it… I have heard […]

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Time to reinforce civilisational values that bind diversity of India, says President Pranab Mukherjee

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New Delhi: Asserting that pluralism and multi-culturalism are at the very core of the Indian psyche, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday warned that “worst impulses of intolerance and hatred” are confronting the world and the time has come to reinforce civilisational values that bind together the country’s complex diversity. “We are today, witnessing events without […]

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Uttar Pradesh: Dalit family beaten up for touching idols at temple

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Lucknow(ANI): A Dalit couple and their relatives were beaten up, abused and issued life threats for allegedly touching idols at a temple in Chitrakoot. The police have registered FIR against the culprits. However, no arrests have been made so far. The Dalits in Rajapur town have announced a march on Sunday if the accused are […]

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Pankaj Advani wins IBSF World Snooker Championship

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Ace cueist Pankaj Advani won the IBSF World Snooker Championship after defeating his Chinese opponent Zhua Xintong in the final at Hurghada (Egypt) on Saturday. Advani beat his 18-year-old Chinese opponent 8-6 in the best-of-15 final at Sunrise Crystal Bay resort in Hurghada. The IBSF World Snooker Championship win has taken the ace cueist’s world […]

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Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid rejects clemency appeal by opposition leaders

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Dhaka(Reuters): Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Saturday rejected clemency appeals by two opposition leaders to save them from hanging, Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Reuters. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid waves from a car as police arrest him in Dhaka June 29, 2010. Reuters The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the final appeals by Ali Ahsan Mohammad […]

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PM Modi proposes $1 billion line of credit for connectivity with ASEAN

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Kuala Lumpur (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday proposed a USD one billion line of credit to promote projects that support physical and digital connectivity between India and ASEAN. “Connectivity is the pathway to shared prosperity. The Trilateral Highway project is making good progress and should be completed by 2018,” Modi said in his […]

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