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Indira Gandhi never shied away from reality: Pranab Mukherjee
Describing Indira Gandhi as a great statesman and the best prime minister India ever had, former President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said she never shied away from reality. He was delivering the Indira Gandhi Memorial speech on her 100th [...]
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Mugabe leaves Zimbabwe hanging, ends much-awaited speech without resigning
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation. [...]
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Eduardo Martin Garcia, Sunil Chhetri on target as Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City 2-0
Chhetri was awarded Man of the match for his brilliant performance as he was a livewire upfront. [...]
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Leaders pay glowing tributes to Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary
New Delhi, Nov 19: Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary with former President Pranab Mukherjee leading the remembrances. Senior Congress leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party chief Sonia Gandhi [...]
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'My eyes are burning': Delhi holds half marathon despite pollution warning
Around 35,000 brave runners registered for the race after more than a week of hazardous pollution levels Tens of thousands of runners have braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half marathon despite dire health warnings from doctors who wanted the race postponed in the heavily-polluted capital.Around 35,000 people registered for the race in the Indian city after more than a week of hazardous pollution levels that forced schools to shut for several days. Related: 'Half my lung cancer patients are non-smokers': toxic air crisis chokes Delhi Continue reading... [...]
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Kashmir needs to be free from violence, terror, guns and drugs: Army
The Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said that they have killed 190 terrorists as on date in 2017. Addressing a press conference on Bandipora encounter in which six LeT terrorists were killed, General Officer Commanding [...]
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UN concerned by controversial US plan to revive Afghan militias
Afghan strongmen have already begun vying for influence over militia program that diplomats fear will undermine Afghan government and lead to abuseAs the Afghan government struggles to stem the Taliban insurgency and shore up its dwindling security forces, the US military is turning to a controversial solution long known to stoke unrest and exploitation: local militias.International donors, including the UN, have warned against such plans and lobbied the Afghan president to reject the US proposal. They say the new militias resemble the Afghan Local Police, a force notorious for grave human rights abuses and destabilising villages by undermining the central government. Related: The war America can't win: how the Taliban are regaining control in Afghanistan Related: '150,000 Americans couldn’t beat us': Taliban fighters defiant in Afghanistan Continue reading... [...]
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Padmavati release date postponed after protests; Not to be released on Dec 1
The makers of 'Padmavati' movie, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been deferred following the protests by several Rajput groups and royals in Rajasthan. Viacom18, makers of Padmavati, said that they have voluntarily deferred film's release [...]
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Uber flying taxi to be introduced in 2020
Uber flying taxi to be introduced in 2020 [...]
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New Bentley Continental GT3 race car unveiled
New Bentley Continental GT3 race car unveiled [...]
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Dates for Congress president's election to be announced on Monday
The dates for electing the president of the Congress party would be decided during the CWC meeting on Monday. Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting has been scheduled to be held at 1030 am on November 20. "Dates for the [...]
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Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: BJP announces second list of 36 candidates
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced the second list of 36 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections 2017. With this, the BJP has so far announced the names of 106 candidates who would contest the upcoming Gujarat elections. {image-shah-16-1510829412.jpg [...]
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Raje writes to Irani, says don't allow <i>Padmavati's</i> release without necessary changes
Jaipur, Nov 18: Urging the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister to ensure that 'Padmavati' is not released without necessary changes to the film, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has written a letter to Smriti Irani. Raje also said that the [...]
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Emerald Star tragedy: 'Exhume the body to ascertain identity', says Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Nov 18: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Indian Ambassador in the Philippines to initiate steps to exhume the body of a person with a life jacket that has a marking of the Emerald Star, the cargo [...]
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Biker, whose neck was pierced by iron rod in Puducherry, rescued in Andhra's Kakinada
Bikers who fall and end up with iron rods in their necks don't usually live to tell the tale. But Suresh's story is different. [...]
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Padmavati row: BJP MLA Raj Purohit threatens to slap Shashi Tharoor over his remark against Rajputs
Addressing a group of protestors against the release of film Padmavati, a BJP leader from Mumbai, Raj Purohit threatened to slap Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for making remarks against Rajputs. [...]
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Manmohan awarded Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace for 'momentous' 10 years as PM
Manmohan Singh will receive the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for his leadership and his achievements during the 10 "momentous" years when he was Prime Minister. [...]
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Kidambi Srikanth to skip Hong Kong Open
The 25-year-old had pulled out of the China Open Super Series Premier after his doctor advised him a week's rest following a muscle strain. [...]
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TN Govt not behind I-T raids, Sasikala's family brought bad name to party: Palaniswami
Asserting that the state government had no hand in the raids conducted at Poes Garden, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Saturday said that the wrongdoings of Sasikala family were the reason behind it. The TTV Dinakaran's supporters had dubbed [...]
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\"Siddaramaiah would lick boots for votes,\" says Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde
Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde is once again in the news for his controversial statements. In a video clipping from a BJP yatra in Belagavi, Hegde is seen attacking Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in a crass [...]
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School boy suffers bruises as his jeans get cut off as punishment
In abizarre incident reported from Uttar Pradesh, a Class 11 student suffered cuts on both legs allegedly after school management used scissors to cut off his jeans as punishment for not wearing school dress. the incident was reported from in Kanpur. [...]
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Calcutta HC labels W Bengal Government's dengue death report \"controversial and contradictory\"
The Calcutta High Court caught the West Bengal Government on the wrong foot over the dengue report furnished by the State. The Court labeled the report "controversial and contradictory." Following the production of 4 additional death certificates by a [...]
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How the upcoming BS-VI grade fuel could affect you
How the upcoming BS-VI grade fuel could affect you [...]
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Google Doodle: Tribute to Director V Shantaram
In 1917, a young 16-year-old boy named V. Shantaram took up a job at a local tin-shed cinema for a sum of 5 rupees per month. Just four years later, he found himself debuting on the same silver screen as an [...]
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<i>Padmavati</i> snubbed by Censor Board, sent back to filmmakers on technical grounds
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has sent Bollywood movie Padmavati back to filmmakers due to technical reasons. The film would be reviewed again after the filmmakers sort out the issue raised by the censor board, reported news agency ANI. [...]
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Moto X4
  Whenever we discuss compact smartphones at the Digit office, I pull out my three-year-old Moto X to demonstrate what compact really means. It’s a form factor that’s lost on the modern cons... [...]
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Ban on stubble burning not a long-term solution to fight smog, says Delhi think tank
Indicus Foundation, a Delhi-based think tank, has come up with a study that shows a ban on stubble burning in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana is impossible to execute and not a long-term solution to end the threat of smog pollution. [...]
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ATK, Kerala Blasters play out goal-less draw in ISL opener
This was the first time that ATK drew their first away match in an ISL edition, having won in the earlier three occasions. [...]
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