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Ultimate goal of NDA govt to empower villages, poor: Rajnath Singh

Vijayawada (PTI): The NDA government is concentrating on improving rural economy and the overall condition of poor people, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday as he termed ‘gram swarajya’, or village self-rule, as the ultimate goal of the Narendra Modi-led dispensation. “Empowerment of villages as well as the poor in the country is the […]

Take all mosques and offer Namaz: Azam Khan tells Subramanian Swamy

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Rampur(ANI): Launching a frontal attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy for the so called ‘Lord Krishna’ package to the Muslim community, Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare Minister Azam Khan on Sunday asked him to take all the mosques and start offering prayers. “We do not need this favour, let him take all the […]

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When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan called Rekha ‘maa’!

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has done the unthinkable. She referred to Rekha as ‘maa’ on stage in front of the national audience. Don’t believe us? Here’s what happened. Aishwarya was presented with a special award for her striking performance in her comeback flick Jazbaa at the recently concluded Sansui Stardust Awards 2016. The entire event was […]

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Jammu and Kashmir: Trouble in paradise for BJP? Sonia visits Mehbooba Mufti

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Jammu(PTI): As suspense over formation of new government in Jammu and Kashmir continued, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was today visited by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for mourning but the meetings were seen with political significance. The meetings took place even as BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh […]

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T20 will kill Test cricket, ICC must step in, says Players Union

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Federation of International Cricketers’ Association CEO Tony Irish has warned that the lure of Twenty20 leagues like IPL and Big Bash is jeopardising the future of Test cricket, which will struggle to survive if the ICC does not take immediate action. Irish believes that bilateral Test cricket will die if the ICC does not take […]

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EU starts on tricky path towards relaxing China trade defence

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The European Union will take the first step on Wednesday towards refashioning its trade ties with Beijing, torn over how to lower its defences to avert Chinese retaliation while protecting key industries against a damaging flood of cheap imports. Commissioners from the bloc’s 28 members will debate for the first time the politically sensitive issue […]

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Ram Temple to be built after consensus: RSS affiliate Muslim body

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Ram temple will come up in Ayodhya once members of all communities are taken into confidence on the matter, RSS’ Muslim outreach wing Muslim Rashtriya Manch has said. Describing Lord Rama as “symbol of Indian-ness”, the Manch, patronised by senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar, said it is making efforts to make Muslims aware […]

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India is misunderstood, gave spiritualism not communalism to world: PM Modi

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New Delhi(PTI): India has not given communalism to the world but only spirituality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said, asserting that saints and other learned men have always espoused for ‘rashtra dharma’ (duty to nation). Modi, while unveiling the 300th book penned by prominent Jain monk Acharya Ratnasundersuriji Maharaj through a video conference, said […]

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BJP slams Marathi Literary Meet chief over remarks on PM Modi

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Pune(PTI): A prestigious annual literary meet in Maharashtra has assumed political overtones with the ruling BJP taking objection to the sammelan’s newly-elected president and writer Sripal Sabnis’ comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The chief state BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari today criticised Sabnis, saying his comments on Modi were in bad taste and has lowered […]

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BSE to get own postal stamp, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Mumbai: Asia’s oldest stock exchange BSE will get its own postage stamp, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Sunday. “In acceding to your request to have postal stamp, I am feeling happy, as it is the official recognition of the work you are doing,” Prasad said at an event to launch BSE’s free wi-fi services […]

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