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No English-medium madrasas as yet, Rs 294.5 crore spent on modernisation

New Delhi, Aug 1 – A sum of Rs 294.50 crore was spent for modernisation of madrasas in 2015-16 under the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM), but the government has no plans to open English-medium madrasas under the scheme, parliament was told on Monday. There is no provision of opening of madrasas […]

33 complaints received against Ramdev’s Patanjali ads

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New Delhi, Aug 1 – Over 30 complaints against advertisements of yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd were received between April 2015 and July 2016, parliament was told on Monday. In total there were 33 complaints received during last one year against Patanjali for self regulation of advertising content as per the findings of Consumer […]

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Chardham road connectivity project likely to end by 2020

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New Delhi, Aug 1 – The project to provide road connectivity to the Chardhams – four renowned Hindu religious sites in the Uttarakhand Himalayas – is likely to end by 2020, parliament was told on Monday. The upgradation to two-lane with paved shoulder of National Highways to provide connectivity to Chardham from Rishikesh leading to […]

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Esha Gupta will be seen doing action in ‘Baadshaho’

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Actress Esha Gupta has revealed she will be seen kicking some butt in Ajay Devgn-starrer Baadshaho, a thriller set in 1970s. The film is being directed by Milan Luthria, of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai fame. Esha also has the sequel to action film Commando in her kitty. The movie stars Vidyut Jamwal reprising […]

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Panasonic launches Eluga Arc2 with 3GB RAM and Dual 2.5D Curved Glass for Rs 12,290

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Panasonic today launched the Eluga Arc2 with dual 2.5D curved glass and a metal body, the smartphone is available for Rs 12,290. The Eluga Arc2 is weighs 147 gm and is equipped with 7.6mm thin metal moulded body made with aircraft grade aluminium alloy using CNC technology. The front and back of the device comes […]

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Gul Panag, Bishwadeb Bhaumik pay ode to travelling via song

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New Delhi, Aug 1 – Actress Gul Panag and singer Bishwadeb Bhaumik aka Deb have teamed up for a new song titled Rastafari, which dwells upon a traveller’s love for being on the go. The music video of the song, which features on Culture Machine’s digital channel Being Indian Music, tugs at the emotions of […]

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Anandiben resignation offer due to AAP’s growing popularity, says Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Aug 1 – Soon after Gujarat Chief Minster Anandiben Patel offered to resign, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the development was the result of his AAP’s growing popularity in the state. The resignation of Anandiji is the result of AAP’s growing popularity in Gujarat. BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is terribly scared, Kejriwal […]

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Turkey summons German diplomat over Cologne rally

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Ankara, Aug 1 – Turkey on Monday summoned the country’s Ambassador to Germany, a day after Berlin prevented President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from addressing a rally via video link in Cologne. Tens of thousands of Turks living in Germany on Sunday gathered in Cologne to condemn the July 15 coup attempt, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

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Bulandshahr gang rape: Three arrested, hunt for others, says police

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Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 – Three suspects, arrested in the sensational Bulandshahr gang rape case, were produced before a court here which sent them to 14 days judicial custody and a hunt was on for the other accused, police said on Monday, even as the victims narrated their night of horror and the unhelpful […]

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Lok Sabha passes key amendment bill on reconstruction of financial assets

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New Delhi, Aug 1 – The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Piloted by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the bill seeks to amend four laws — the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002; […]

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