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IRCTC to Introduce Passenger Insurance, Unreserved Ticketing

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation on Friday said it is launching a host of initiatives, including passenger insurance and unreserved ticketing. “We are going to start passenger insurance soon and have already issued letter of award. We have short-listed three companies. The insurance would cost less than Rs. 2 per trip for […]

Chaani’s Day Out: Finally Free of That Headdress in Mohenjo Daro Song

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If the first two songs were about Hrithik Roshan’s dancing, this one is dedicated to Pooja Hegde’s day out – incredibly, without the head gear. Yes. You read that right. Chaani, daughter of a priestess and almost never spotted without her Grecian robes and elaborate head dress, dances through what looks like a Moroccan souk […]

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Foreign Media On Rajinikanth, ‘India’s Biggest Action-Movie Star’

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The cinema gates opened before dawn here, home of the Tamil movie star Rajinikanth and ground zero of the nationwide frenzy surrounding the release Friday of his latest action epic. Hundreds of fans shoved their way in as firecrackers burst and car stereos blared the movie’s theme song, “This is fire, dude!” Then came the […]

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2 Dead, 17 Injured In Shooting At Teen Party At Florida Nightclub: Report

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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA: The shooting was reported from Club Blu in Fort Myers a little after midnight, in the early hours of Monday. A ‘teen night’ was on at the club when the shooting erupted; some of those targeted were as young as 13, reports suggest. Witnesses reported over 30 gunshots at the scene. A […]

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End Of An Era of Internet: Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion

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Verizon Communications Inc said it had agreed to buy Yahoo Inc’s core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer. Buying Yahoo’s operations will boost Verizon’s AOL internet business, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion, by giving it access to Yahoo’s advertising technology tools […]

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Indian Army files FIR against telecom firm, Manipur students union

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Kolkata, July 25 – The army has filed an FIR against a telecom service provider and a tribal students’ union on charge of issuing activated SIM cards without verification in Manipur, an army official said. The army filed a first information report on Sunday against Airtel and ATSUM (All Tribal Students Union of Manipur) at […]

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Search for AN-32 goes on, plane’s emergency transmitter not working

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Chennai/New Delhi, July 25 – The search for the Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 aircraft that went missing on is seriously hampered as there are no signals from the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) fixed in the plane, said a senior Indian Coast Guard official. He also said the search would continue underwater if no debris […]

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Indian coffee output likely to fall 8 per cent this fiscal

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New Delhi, July 25 – Indian coffee production is likely to decline by around 8 per cent in the current fiscal owing to lack of timely rains, parliament was told on Monday. It has been estimated that there is a likelihood of decline in coffee production in 2016-17 by 8 per cent compared to that […]

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AAP to move Delhi HC against arrests of MLAs

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New Delhi, July 25 – The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said it will move the Delhi High Court against the arrest of its legislators by Delhi Police in false cases. The AAP accused the Centre of using Delhi Police as a political tool and said police had failed to control the rising crime […]

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over private members’ bill on Andhra Pradesh

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New Delhi, July 25 – The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Monday over a private member’s bill on giving special status to Andhra Pradesh, which could not be taken up in the House on Friday due to pandemonium. The protests stalled the post lunch proceedings and the bill for compulsory afforestation could not be taken […]

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