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Munshi Premchand’s 136th birthday: Taming communalism on his writings are more relevant today than his times

NEW DELHI,Shantanu Mukharji: July 31 is the 136th birthday of world famous short story writer and novelist Munshi Premchand. Each year this day routinely comes and goes. There are some articles on his life and times which surface or at best on his literary works and then as the day fades away waiting to appear […]

Mamta Kulkarni’s eight bank accounts with holdings over Rs 90 lakh frozen

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Thane Police has frozen at least eight bank accounts–holding over Rs 90 lakh– of former film actress Mamta Kulkarni in Gujarat, Mumbai and some adjoining areas in connection with the multi-crore ephedrine racket. Kulkarni has already been named as a prime accused in the case linked to international drug lord and her partner Vicky Goswami. […]

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Baar Baar Dekho: This hot swimsuit pic of Sidharth and Katrina just gave us Saturday Night Fever

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Whoa! Baar Baar Dekho is looking like quite a movie. The pairing of Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif has already become the talk of the town and Katrina broke the internet with her mind-boggling moves in Kala Chasma. And let’s not even get started on how hot she looked in the video. And just when […]

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‘One nation one tax’ to eliminate corruption: Arun Jaitley on GST

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NEW DELHI: As the government gears up for a fresh push to get the long-pending GST law passed, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the ‘one nation, one tax’ regime will reduce the taxation levels and also eliminate corruption. Stressing that India cannot afford the kind of spectrum or coal mines controversies of the […]

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China’s act in Uttarakhand a transgression not incursion: Manohar Parrikar

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Pune (PTI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the recent act of Chinese troops entering the border district of Chamoli in Uttarakhand was “transgression” and not “incursion”. Rubbishing media reports of Chinese “incursion” in the hill state, Parrikar said, “It was actually a transgression and not incursion. Media used the word incursion, but actually […]

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29 killed in lightning strikes in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar (PTI): At least 29 people were killed after being struck by lightning in different parts of Odisha on Saturday, police said. While the maximum number of eight deaths were reported from Bhadrak district, there were seven casualties in Balasore district, five in Khurda, three in Mayurbhanj, three in Jajpur and one each in Kendrapara, […]

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Hindu religion in danger because of its ‘protectors’: BJP MP Udit Raj

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Dalit leader raised apprehensions over “survival of Hindu religion” in the country, and said it’s “in danger” not because of conversion of Dalits into other religions but because of its “so-called protectors”. Close on the heels of “rumours” of some Dalit families planning to embrace Islam after they were allegedly denied entry […]

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Sushma Swaraj steps in to help 800 jobless starving ‘brothers and sisters’ in Saudi Arabia

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NEW DELHI: Nearly 800 Indian workers are reportedly starving for the last three days in Saudi city of Jeddah after losing their jobs and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is travelling to the Gulf nation to sort out the issue. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has […]

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Mayawati accuses Union minister Athawale of harming interests of Dalits

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BSP president Mayawati on Saturday accused Union Minister Ramdas Athawale of playing into the hands of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “harming” the interests of Dalits. “With a view to divide Dalit votes and make them work as subordinates to other parties, the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have recently inducted […]

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Assam BJP govt submits 2-year-old Bangladesh pic in flood report to Rajnath Singh

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Guwahati(PTI): In a major goof-up, Assam government included a two-year old world-famous photograph of Bangladesh’s Noakhali flood in its interim report on Assam flood to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday. The report, handed over by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to Singh during his day-long visit to survey the flood condition in the […]

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