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Tenants seek cap on security deposit for rented homes

With engineers, techies and entrepreneurs drawn to Bengaluru’s vibrant start-up ecosystem and IT industry, rental prices are on the rise. But rental deposits are now setting lessees back by lakhs of rupees with the unwritten rule of 10 months’ rent as security. This rule has prompted many petitions to the government seeking a cap in […]

Preity Zinta not changing surname post marriage

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Los Angeles: Newly married actress Preity Zinta says she has no plans of changing her surname for the time being. The dimpled beauty, 41, tied the knot with her American partner Gene Goodenough in a secret ceremony here last month. “I guess I have been my father’s daughter longer than I am someone’s wife so […]

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Till the cows come home in Assam

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With elections in Assam just three weeks away, cow protection vigilantes from North India have flocked to the State to “bust the routes” used to smuggle bovines into Bangladesh. Gurpreet Singh, a member of the Punjab-based Gau Raksha Dal, told The Hindu that he had sent several dozen activists on a “secret mission” to Assam. […]

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Tridha Choudhury happy to be compared with Alia Bhatt

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Mumbai: Tridha Choudhury is elated to be compared to Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt for one of her looks in her TV show “Dahleez”. Tridha, who forayed into the small screen with the Star Plus show, had to wear Kanjeevaram sari similar to the one Alia wore in the “2 States” for one scene. “I’m playing […]

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Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai, Ekta Kapoor sides with producer, slams Shilpa Shinde

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MUMBAI: Shilpa Shinde has taken the TV world by a storm after she revealed that she’s quit Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai. Shilpa had not been shooting for a few days and she had allegedly taken a leave of absence owing to her health reasons but the truth is something else. She landed an offer […]

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Maharashtra: Section 144 imposed in Latur to avoid violence over water

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MUMBAI: Prohibitory orders have been imposed in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Latur in order to avoid violence over water shortage. Section 144 has been imposed in Latur till May 31. The order prohibits assembly of more than five people in area around wells and water filling points to tackle any form of violence. An official said the […]

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Bharat Mata slogan row: Were Netaji, Bhagat Singh anti-national, Congress asks BJP

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Congress on Sunday took a dig at BJP over its insistence on the chanting of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai” as proof of how patriotic one was, wondering how it would label the likes of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh. “Netaji said Jai Hind, Bhagat Singh said Inqlab Zindabad & Hindustan Zindabad. […]

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‘Rhetoric of fear and suspicion should be avoided’

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Sanjoy Hazarika, author of Strangers of the Mist, Rites of Passage and Writing on the Wall, has been an astute observer of the Northeast in general and Assam in particular for over two decades. Currently Director of Jamia Millia Islamia’s Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research and Honorary Research Professor at the Centre […]

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First part of Budget Session ends, 10 bills cleared

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New Delhi: The first part of the Budget Session of Parliament came to end on Wednesday evening, with both the Houses adjourned till 11 a.m on April 25. The first part of the session turned out to be a very productive. The lower house worked 123 percent of the scheduled time, while productivity of the […]

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Footwear meant for free distribution seized

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The arrival of a consignment of footwear meant for free distribution to school students under the government scheme created a flutter for a while among the Election Commission officials. The consignment had come from Haryana in two container trucks. The EC flying squad officials intercepted two trucks and alerted S.P. Amrith, Sub-Collector, also Returning Officer […]

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