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Election Commision proposal to protect poll body members put on backburner

NEW DELHI(PTI): The government has put in cold storage a proposal of the Election Commission to give equal constitutional protection to all members of the poll body with regard to their removal, saying it would require amending the Constitution. The Law Ministry is learnt to have informed the Election Commission that a political consensus needed […]

Orlando shooting: At least 20 dead, 42 injured in Florida gay nightclub

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Florida (Reuters): At least 20 people were dead and 42 were inured after a gunfire erupted at a gay nightclub in Orlando early on Sunday, the police said. The reports also stated that suspected gunman is also dead and the injured have been rushed to the hospital. Officers said in a Twitter message that there […]

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SBI begins work on framework to merge five subsidiaries with itself

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NEW DELHI(PTI):State-run banking behemoth SBI has set up a crack team to prepare a framework for amalgamation of five associate banks with itself, even as the political opposition to the proposed move is gaining ground and the government approval is still awaited. “A team of 15-20 members has been set up and it has started […]

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Apple’s next iPhone to use Intel chipsets

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NEW DELHI:Tech giant Apple Inc’s next iPhone may not use the modem chips made by Qualcomm Inc but instead replace it with chips from the American multinational technology company Intel Corp. Intel’s modem chips will be in iPhones used on AT&T Inc’s U.S. network and some other versions of the smartphone for overseas markets, the […]

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I think like a young bride: Anushree Reddy

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MUMBAI:Comprising rosy pinks, sea greens, tones of beige and lavender, Hyderabad-based designer Anushree Reddy’s mood board has always been single-mindedly pretty. She’s crystal clear about who her customer is and perhaps that clarity has helped her stay ahead on the retail curve over the years. Not long ago, the soft-spoken designer was inspired by the […]

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Priyanka Chopra gets nominated at ‘Teen Choice Awards 2016’

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Bollywood’s desi girl, Priyanka Chopra, who won the Favourite Actress title in a New TV series award for Quantico at the ‘People’s Choice Awards 2016’, has now been nominated for 2016 ‘Teen Choice Awards.’ The Bajirao Mastani actress made it to the final nomination in the category ‘Choice TV Breakout Star.’ Expressing her delight, PeeCee […]

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For Ethiopians, ‘Mother India’ is the mother of all films

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ADDIS ABABA(PTI):For Ethiopians, Bollywood is synonymous with “Mother India” (1957) and such is the popularity of the Nargis-Sunil Dutt starrer movie that it continues to enthral them even after 59 years of its release. While recent Bollywood blockbusters like “Veer Zara,” “Kuch Kuch Hota hai”, “Karan Arjun” have earned their actors Salman and Shah Rukh […]

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Saina clinches second Australian Open title

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SYDNEY:Indian ace Saina Nehwal received a huge boost ahead of the Rio Olympics as she clinched her second Australian Open title after defeating China’s Sun Yu in a thrilling three-game final of the Super Series badminton tournament today. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad eked out a 11-21 21-14 21-19 over the World No. 12 Sun in […]

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Adani eyeing bid for SunEdison solar assets

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MUMBAI(REUTERS):Indian conglomerate Adani Group is considering a bid for the local solar assets of U.S. SunEdison, the chief executive officer for Adani’s renewable energy arm said. Jayant Parimal, Adani Green Energy Ltd’s CEO, said that his company was deciding whether to bid after investment bankers appointed by the U.S. firm approached it to gauge interest. […]

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Shooting at Florida nightclub, several injured

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ORLANDO (FLORIDA):Orlando Police say they are responding to a shooting at a nightclub in southern Florida. A post on the department’s official Twitter account early Sunday morning says “multiple injuries” have been reported following the incident at the Pulse Orlando nightclub near Orange and Kaley avenue. The department also advises people to “stay away from […]

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