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Had Patel been PM, India would be Pak: Kancha Ilaiah

Had Patel been PM, India would be Pak: Kancha Ilaiah

Mumbai(TNN): Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel become PM, India would have “gone on the lines of Pakistan, our democracy would have collapsed”, Dalit activist and author Kancha Ilaiah said at the Times LitFest on Sunday. Joining him at a discussion on ‘Re-imagining the Republic’s icons: Patel, Nehru and Ambedkar’, BJP member Sudheendra Kulkarni said the country’s […]

GST will be implemented from next fiscal: Venkaiah Naidu

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GST will be implemented from next fiscal: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi(PTI): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to the Opposition over the passage of the GST Bill, Union minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the Goods and Service Tax Bill will be rolled out in the next financial year. Union minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu […]

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We will bring back Aamir Khan if he goes out of India, says RPI chief Ramdas Athawale

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We will bring back Aamir Khan if he goes out of India, says RPI chief Ramdas Athawale

Mumbai(PTI): Days after actor Aamir Khan’s ‘intolerance’ remarks kicked up a storm, Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said even if the actor leaves the country, his party cadre will bring him back. “If Aamir goes abroad to settle, our cadre will bring him back. If he needs protection, our workers […]

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Manohar Parrikar to visit US, further defence collaboration expected

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Manohar Parrikar to visit US, further defence collaboration expected

New Delhi(PTI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will undertake a key visit to the US this week during which he will take forward the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) as both countries work towards greater collaboration in joint development and manufacture of next-gen military tech. Parrikar will leave for the US on December 4 and […]

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Intolerance Debate: Priyanka Chopra backs Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan

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Intolerance Debate: Priyanka Chopra backs Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan

Mumbai(PTI): Actress Priyanka Chopra feels one is entitled to his or her opinion, but in the last few years people in India have been “bashed” for expressing their point of view. When asked about the criticism superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have received for expressing their views on ‘intolerance’ recently, Priyanka said, “It […]

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13 SSB jawans chasing smugglers detained by Nepalese border force

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13 SSB jawans chasing smugglers detained by Nepalese border force

New Delhi(PTI):  A patrol party comprising at least 13 jawans of the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) was detained by Nepali border guards after the group “inadvertently” crossed over to the other side chasing suspected smugglers along the India-Nepal border in Bihar’s Kishanganj district. नेपाल में 6 घंटे हिरासत में रहे SSB के 13 जवान, 42 […]

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PM Modi leaves for Paris COP21 climate change conference

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PM Modi leaves for Paris COP21 climate change conference

New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for France where he will take part in the Paris Summit on Climate Change along with 150 heads of nations. During his two-day visit, the Prime Minister will speak at the Leaders Event in which he is expected to touch upon issues pertaining to global warming […]

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Islamic State claims bombing in northern Iraq that killed seven

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Islamic State claims bombing in northern Iraq that killed seven

Islamic State said it was responsible for a suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu on Saturday which left seven people dead and 17 others wounded. The hardline Sunni militant group said in an online statement distributed by supporters that the target was “rejectionists”, its term […]

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FM Arun Jaitley, P Chidambaram come out in support of decriminalising homosexuality

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FM Arun Jaitley, P Chidambaram come out in support of decriminalising homosexuality

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his predecessor P Chidambaram, on Saturday, came out in support of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, saying that the Supreme Court should reconsider its decision of criminalising homosexuality. Jaitley said future generations will have to see that the decisions and verdict criminalising consensual gay sex “are reconsidered”. In […]

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PV Sindhu completes hat-trick of women’s singles titles, wins Macau Open

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PV Sindhu completes hat-trick of women’s singles titles, wins Macau Open

Two-time defending champion PV Sindhu completed a hat-trict of women’s singles title at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Japan’s Minatsu Mitani in the finals on Sunday. Sindhu produced a dominating game to notch up a 21-9 21-23 21-14 win against sixth seed Mitani in a women’s singles match that lasted an […]

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