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Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart; NSG, Azhar Masood and other contentious issues discussed

NEW DELHI(PTI): India on Saturday raised with China its blocking of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar’s banning by the UN as well as Beijing’s opposition to India’s NSG membership bid for which the two sides agreed to have a meeting soon between their top disarmament officials. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart […]

Apply for correct type of visa: UK High Commission’s curt reply to Amjad Ali Khan

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K High Commission said it will speak to Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a day after his visa application was rejected. “We don’t comment on the detail of individual cases, but can confirm we will offer to speak to Mr Khan about how he should apply for the correct type of visa to do […]

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Decided to go when I saw terrorists protesting: Rajnath Singh reveals real reason he went to Pakistan

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NEW DELHI: Recently, Home Minister Rajnath Singh explained why he chose to go to Pakistan despite the recent events in Kashmir and strong protests. Speaking in Khunti, Jharkhand he told ANI: “There is no doubt that terrorism receives encouragement from Pakistan. First I thought I would not go (for SAARC meet in Pak) but then […]

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Personal and public choices eroding health

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to lifestyles have surpassed communicable diseases as the leading cause of lost productivity and premature deaths. According to a report in the Lancet journal, NCDs contribute to 52 per cent of all disease burden and more than 60 per cent of deaths in the country. Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, tuberculosis and other […]

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Kotigobba 2 review: A self-indulgent star vehicle

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Kotigobba 2 (Kannada) Director: K.S. Ravikumar Cast: Sudeep, Nithya Menen, Ravishankar, Mukesh Tiwari, Sharath Lohitashwa, Sadhu Kokila, Chikkanna The screen cannot get enough of Sudeep in Kotigobba-2. The film is a star vehicle. The narrative expectedly and repeatedly stops and makes way for the slow motion sequences that focus on Sudeep’s hair flip, hand gestures, […]

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Dipika wins Australian Squash Open

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Top seed Dipika Pallikal defeated eighth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in the final to bag the trophy in the Australian Squash Open, a PSA World tour event here on Friday. This is Dipika’s first PSA title of the year. She last won the Winnipeg Winter Open in Canada in February […]

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Logo and theme song of Tuti Patriots released

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The logo and theme song of Tuti Patriots, one of the eight teams in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), were released at Hotel Grand Chola here on Friday. Popular dancer and actor Prabhu Deva, the chief guest, said he had been captivated by the theme song and the music video featuring the entire team. […]

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Ayana shatters 10,000 World record by 14s

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Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashed the World record to win the Olympic 10,000 metres title on Friday, blowing away the competition in one of the greatest ever long-distance races at the Games. In only her second competitive 10,000m, Ayana dominated from the start and halfway through the race she surged away from the leading pack, injecting […]

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Canada holds India

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India allowed Canada to catch up and finished its last league match with a 2-2 draw at the Olympic hockey centre on Friday. After a barren first half when Nikkin Thimmaiah and Manpreet Singh failed to convert the good moves into the goal, India led twice thanks to a sharp reverse flick by Akashdeep Singh […]

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Atanu goes out fighting

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The Indian aspirations in archery came to an end, albeit on a bright note, with Atanu Das putting up a valiant fight against former World champion Lee Seung-yun of South Korea before being beaten 6-4 in the men’s pre-quarterfinals at the Sambodromo on Friday. Atanu, who arrived in Rio on the Olympic quota won by […]

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