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Meerut court dismisses petition against Shah Rukh, Salman Khan

Meerut: A court here that had earlier accepted a Hindu Mahasabha petition against actors Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan for “hurting religious sentiments of Hindus” dismissed the plea on Monday. The Hindutva body had approached the court against the two actors for entering a “temple” with their shoes on in a promotional advertisement of […]

Intolerance Debate: Govt should not tell what to do, let people decide, says Ratan Tata

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MUMBAI(PTI): In the midst of the growing debate on ‘intolerance’, industrialist Ratan Tata on Monday said freedom to decide what one has to do is the one thing that can make the nation shine and governments should have no role in telling people what to do. “If India is to shine now and in future, […]

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MUMBAI,NEETI SARKAR: Today, India celebrates her 67th Republic Day. And while for many belonging to the older generation the morning is typically dedicated to watching the parade on television, right from witnessing the President unfurl the tricolour as the national anthem plays and the 21-gun salute is given, to enjoying the performances of schoolchildren from […]

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Padma Awards 2016: Full list of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardees

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NEW DELHI: On the eve of Republic Day, government has announced the list for the Padma Awards 2016. The Padma awards are conferred by the President at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan in March/April every year. 65-year-old Rajinikanth, one of the most celebrated actors of his generations, has been selected for the Padma Vibhushan. He […]

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Tamil Nadu girls’ suicide case: College head, Principal surrender in court

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CHENNAI(PTI): Days after three girl students allegedly committed suicide, the head of their college on Monday surrendered in a court in the Chennai and was arrested along with two others, including its principal. Vasuki Subramanian, head of the Kallakurichi-based naturopathy and yoga college, surrendered before a court here and was remanded to judicial custody, police […]

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Prashant Kishor to assist Bihar govt to implement Nitish Kumar’s ‘7 resolves’

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PATNA(PTI): The Bihar cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to set up a Bihar Development Mission to implement ‘seven resolves’ of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the next five years. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by Kumar. Briefing about cabinet decisions, Principal Secretary, Cabinet […]

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On eve of Republic Day, President Mukherjee warns against forces of violence and intolerance

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NEW DELHI(PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the country should guard itself against forces of violence, intolerance and unreason. In remarks that come against the backdrop of debate on intolerance in the country, he said reverence for the past is one of the essential ingredients of nationalism. “Our finest inheritance, the institutions of democracy, […]

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Budget 2016: Govt looking at Parthasarathi Shome panel report to simplify tax system, says FM Jaitley

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Ahead of the Budget 2016-17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government is looking into the recommendations of Parthasarathi Shome committee for simplifying tax administration. “The Shome Committee report has given several recommendations which we are at a very advanced stage of looking into. It has suggested certain reforms in tax […]

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Did Hrithik Roshan ask T-Series to drop Kangana Ranaut from ‘Aashiqui 3’?

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Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan have a past. One that has been spread over headlines in the last few years. Yes, the two were allegedly seeing each other, after Duggu’s split with wife Sussanne Khan but weren’t comfortable in accepting their relationship in public. After the news spread everywhere, equations between the two soured. Hrithik […]

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PM Modi and Hollande speak at interim Secretariat of International Solar Alliance

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New Delhi: India signed an inter-governmental agreement on Monday to buy 36 French-built Rafale fighter planes, but the leaders of both countries said there was still work to do to finalise financial terms after months of talks. But Hollande and Narendra Modi, both said further talks were needed to finalise terms of the government-to-government deal, […]

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