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Ahead of Modi visit, US Senator Ben Cardin rakes up ‘religious intolerance’ and ‘human rights violations’ in India

Washington DC(PTI): A key American senator was sharply critical of India on alleged human rights violations, extra-judicial killings and religious intolerance, and said these were “national challenges” that the country faces. Senator Ben Cardin, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called upon the Indian government to address these issues which, he said, […]

3,00,000 children across India are forced to beg by cartels: Report

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London: At least 300,000 children across India are drugged, beaten and forced to beg every day, in what has become a multi million rupee industry controlled by human trafficking cartels, police and trafficking experts said. Writing in a report which is about to be circulated across the country’s police forces, the authors urged law enforcers […]

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TET teachers of Assam: Their future security

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Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: With a vision to improve the standard of teaching in Government school and to bring a change in the teaching quality, the Government of India introduced Teachers Eligibility Test (TET). It was held for the first time in 2011 which was conducted by the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA). TET became an […]

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Raghuram Rajan indicates he does not want 2nd term as RBI Governor: Report

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Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India has hinted that he does not want to remain in the position of RBI governor after his tenure ends in September this year, according to IANS report. According to leading Bengali daily Anandabazar Patrika, Rajan had told the central government that he would return to the United States […]

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French vessel detects signals likely from EgyptAir jet black box

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CAIRO(Reuters):A French naval search vessel has picked up signals believed to originate from one of the black boxes of EgyptAir flight MS804 which crashed into the Mediterranean last month, the Egyptian investigation committee said on Wednesday. It said in a statement the search for the black boxes was intensifying ahead of the expected arrival within […]

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Kohli capable of breaking Tendulkar’s records: Coach

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The sheer self-belief in his ability separates Virat Kohli from the rest and he is very much capable of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s records with the way he has been batting, feels his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma. Sharma doesn’t see a weakness in Kohli’s batting, which has reached the next level with sensational performances in the […]

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SoftBank to sell $7.9 billion worth stakes in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba

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Tokyo , PTI:SoftBank said on Wednesday it will sell at least $7.9 billion worth of its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, as the Japanese firm looks to pay down a whopping debt load. The mobile carrier, led by colourful billionaire Masayoshi Son, first invested in Alibaba in 2000, which has since ballooned into what […]

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Shed your inhibitions and proudly showcase your beautiful bellies: Shveta Salve

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Mumbai:She made her TV debut in Hip Hip Hooray way back in the ‘90s and since then Shveta Salve has been a head-turner thanks to her glamour, bindaas attitude and oodles of sex appeal that is rarely seen on the small screen. She became a big name after Left Right Left and was amongst the […]

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DU admission: Full house on day 1 of ‘Open Days’ session

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New Delhi , PTI:Counselling sessions for Delhi University undergraduate course aspirants- “Open Days” began in New Delhi on Wednesday with the varsity witnessing a housefull of students and parents seeking answers to admission related queries. From calculation of best-four percentage to the best college for a particular course, there were endless queries for DU officials […]

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Make India means ‘cooking stories’ and ‘making baseless allegations’: Congress hits out at Modi govt

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NEW DELHI(PTI):Congress hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that ‘Make in India’ for him meant “cooking stories” against opposition and “baseless” allegations were being levelled against the party to divert people’s attention from “his embarrassing economic failures”. “From National Herald to AgustaWestland and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter, the BJP has proven itself capable […]

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