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Lok Sabha adopts resolution opposing Railway dividend to government

New Delhi, Aug 2 – The Lok Sabha on Tuesday adopted a resolution under which the Railway Ministry has questioned the practice of railways paying dividend to the government, as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu maintained that the country’s strategic asset is in deep trouble for long. A senior Trinamool Congress member and former Railway Minister […]

Sonam open to doing Russian, Chinese, French films with ‘good scripts’

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Mumbai, Aug 2 – Actress Sonam Kapoor says that language should not curb any actor’s enthusiasm and that she is open to doing Russian, Chinese or French films if the script and her character is good. At a special screening of the Punjabi film Chauthi Koot, Sonam, asked if she would do a Punjabi film, […]

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Turkey asks Pakistan to shut down Gulen-run schools

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Islamabad, Aug 2 – Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday reiterated his country’s request that a chain of Gulen-run schools operating in Pakistan should be closed down. The request by Turkey is part of an international campaign by President Tayyip Erdogan against US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his Islamic transnational religious and social […]

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BCCI names former SC judge Katju to interact with Lodha Panel

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Mumbai, Aug 2 – The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday appointed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as the head of a legal panel to guide the board in understanding the recommendations of the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee which have been approved by the apex court. The BCCI working committee […]

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Former national boxing champ arrested for helping undertrial escape

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New Delhi, Aug 2 – A former junior national boxing champion, who was declared the best boxer of Haryana in 2014, has been arrested for helping an undertrial escape from police custody on July 30, police said on Tuesday. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested Deepak Pahal aka ‘Boxer’, from Ghumar area […]

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PM Modi prays for Sonia’s ‘quick recovery and good health’

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New Delhi, Aug 2 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday prayed for Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s quick recovery and good health after she took ill during a road show in Varanasi. Heard about Sonia ji’s ill health during her Varanasi visit today. I pray for her quick recovery and good health, Modi tweeted. Sonia […]

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Modi Government chalks out elaborate plan to celebrate 70th Independence Day

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New Delhi, Aug 2 – The government has planned an elaborate fortnight-long programme to commemorate the country’s 70th Independence Day, Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the programme ’70 Saal Azadi — Zara Yaad Karo Qurbani’ (70 years of Independence — Let’s recall the sacrifices) […]

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Mamata orders police crackdown on unscrupulous promoters, extortionists

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Kolkata, Aug 2 – West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued strict instructions to police to take stern steps against promoters and all others filling up water bodies in the state, and said no one should not be spared even if they took her name. If anybody fills up a water body, police […]

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Bollywood men and their invisible wives from public functions!

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Bollywood actors might be famous, but their better halves are no less. While a few them are actors in Bollywood, a few others are interior designers, entrepreneurs and a lot more. These ladies stay in the limelight as much their husbands and are equally famous too. However, a few men chose to keep professional and […]

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Channing Tatum to play merman in ‘Splash’ remake

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Los Angeles, Aug 2 – Actor Channing Tatum has signed up for the lead role in Disney’s Splash remake. He will be playing a mermaid. But not really — only the male version of mermaid. Tatum will join his 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell for the remake of the 1984 film, which originally featured […]

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