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Are Democratic, secular values facing danger in India as Sonia Gandhi says?

NEW DELHI: It is a matter of serious concern that democratic, pluralistic and secular values are increasingly facing danger, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday. Speaking at first Arjun Singh memorial lecture here, she recalled the late Congress leader’s role as Human Resource Development minister during the UPA government’s tenure in strengthening the roots […]

Saffron Brigade RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to visit Ahmedabad tomorrow

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NAGPUR: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will be in Ahmedabad tomorrow on the occasion of Varsh Pratipada Utsav or Hindu new year. He will address a gathering later in the day, RSS state spokesperson Pradip Jain said. “While the Sangh does not believe in praying to an individual or commemorating a day, this remains the only […]

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Campaign ends in Assam and in 31 Bengal seats for the April 11 vote

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NEW DELHI: The high-decibel campaign ended on Saturday in Assam where the BJP is locked in a riveting contest to wrest power from the Congress, with the remaining 61 of the 126 Assembly constituencies going to polls on April 11 in the second and final phase. In West Bengal, canvassing ended in 31 Assembly seats […]

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Man who hurled shoe at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrested

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Delhi: A man who a hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference has been arrested. Ved Prakash, the man behind the attack, claimed to be from a breakaway group of AAP, triggering angry reaction from AAP which sought to link BJP to the incident. The shoe did not hit […]

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IPL 2016: 10 charismatic players who will keep you glued to TV sets

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In this upcoming ninth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) we are not only looking forward to majestic cricketers but also the ones who have brooding hot physiques to drool on. From Virat Kohli to Chris Gayle, these superstars have enthralled us with their cricketing skills in the recently concluded ICC World T20. Now, […]

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Pakistan court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Pervez Musharraf

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Islamabad:An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for his failure to appear before the court in the 2007 judges’ detention case. 72-year-old Musharraf, who in March flew to Dubai for purported treatment after the Supreme Court lifted bars on his foreign trips, was not present […]

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Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and Jesse Randhawa decide to separate

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Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and his wife model-turned actress Jesse Randhawa have decided to live separately for a while. Jesse Randhawa and Sandip Soparrkar released a joint statement saying We both have decided to live separately for a while. We are taking time off from each other to figure things out between us and to know […]

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Analysts say 2016 will be pivotal for growth of virtual reality headsets

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Unlike when Google Glass was first unleashed on the world, the hype surrounding virtual reality and headsets from the likes of Oculus and HTC is clearly not misplaced. According to the latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics, revenues generated from headset sales alone are expected to generate some US $895 million before the end […]

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Congress slams BJP for appointing ‘tainted’ Yeddyurappa as its Karnataka chief

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NEW DELHI: Criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for appointing former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa as its Karnataka state president, the Congress Party on Saturday said that the move showed the saffron party has got nothing to do with ‘honesty’ in politics. “Appointing Yeddyurappa as the party chief in Karnataka shows that they are bothered […]

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Vijay Mallya skips Enforcement Directorate hearing; seeks extension till May

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NEW DELHI: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya did not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday and has sought a new date in the end of May, according to an ANI alert. Earlier, the ED had issued fresh summons to former UB group chairman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya, asking him to appear before April […]

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