Supreme Court judge Ranjan Gogoi on Friday termed as "mirage" the children-friendly amendments recently made in laws and said it was not a secret that justice delivery system in India was "begging for complete overhaul". Justice Gogoi, who is [...]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid more emphasis on Indo-Pacific during his visit to three nations which is globally an important. So much so that even the US has said that the role of India in the Indo-Pacific is [...]
The Centre today constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority in compliance with a Supreme Court order to address the water dispute involving the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. A notification by the Water Resources Ministry said [...]
Idemitsu Honda Racing Team India riders, Rajiv Sethu and Anish Shetty, will heading to be Japan for the third round of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC), where they will hope for a strong performances in the Asia Production 250 class. This is the home race for the team’s third rider, Taiga Hada, and his local fans will be hoping to cheer him on to a strong result in the SuperSport 600 class.
Anish Shetty is in his rookie season this year and has impressed so far, taking two points-finishes at the previous round in Australia. Sethu has endured a rocky start to his second season in the class, suffering a wrist injury in a practice session for the Australian round, and missing both races. He makes his return this weekend, and will be looking to finally open his account, as far as championship points are concerned. Hada had a fantastic start to the season, with two top-10 finishes at the opening round in Thailand, and will be hoping to build on this tally.
The action shall take place at the legendary Suzuka circuit this weekend; it was last visited by MotoGP in 2003. The track is often troubled by inclement weather, pushing the riders to their limits. Strong performances for Sethu and Shetty this weekend will mean that they can carry the momentum into their home round at MMRT in two months’ time.
Practice, qualifying and race sessions can be viewed as live streams on the official ARRC Facebook page. [...]
Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said there was no forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year as the country's laboratories lacked the capacity. "We have found that the weakest part of crime detection is [...]
Even Mahatma Gandhi had acknowledged the "positive values" propagated by the RSS, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday against the backdrop of a controversy over former president Pranab Mukherjee accepting an invite of the Sangh to address its cadre. [...]
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In the culmination of an award-winning 18-month project, the new arrivals, Kate Lyons traces an Afghan father and son’s harrowing journey to Britain – and the pressures that led them to flee all over againOn a drizzly afternoon in February, Philip Kelly made the short drive from his home near the centre of Derby to a street in Normanton, one of the poorer areas of the city. He stopped at one of the terraced houses owned by G4S, which has a government contract to provide housing to asylum seekers in the region. The upstairs flat was occupied by Said Ghullam Norzai, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, and his 11-year-old son, Wali Khan.Kelly knocked on the door, but there was no answer. Said and his son had vanished. Almost two years after smuggling themselves into the UK in the back of a lorry from Calais – and just seven weeks before an asylum appeal hearing that might have allowed him to stay and work legally in the UK, Said had smuggled himself and his son back out of Britain. Related: How you can help refugees and asylum seekers in Britain Continue reading... [...]
The agitating farmers in Madhya Pradesh have called for a pan-India bandh on Sunday, June 10. Meanwhile, Shiv Kumar Sharma, President, Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh on Friday said that they have decided to observe a Bharat Bandh on June 10 till [...]
More than half MLAs in Karnataka won with less than 50% vote share: Report [...]
Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escape from flood-ravaged German zoo [...]
Australia cruised to a 4-0 win against the Czech Republic on Friday, giving the Socceroos a much-needed confidence boost ahead of this month`s World Cup with their first victory abroad in nearly two years. [...]
In the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, 83 political parties and independents were in the fray. These included, 6 national political parties, 8 state political parties and 69 registered unrecognized parties. In comparison, during the 2013 Karnataka State Assembly elections, 59 political [...]
Residents use social media to beg holidaymakers to avoid area as supply runs dryResidents of the picturesque Indian hill station Shimla are begging tourists to stay away amid a severe drinking water shortage that is being compared to Cape Town’s water crisis.The Himalayan city was the former summer capital of the British Raj and continues to be popular with Indians fleeing scorching summers on the Gangetic plain. Water supplies have been critically low for at least the past three years but ran out completely on 20 May.It’s been 7th consecutive day when there is no water in Shimla .I request all the travellers, friends not to make plans to visit #Shimla, as right now it is facing a severe water crisis. #ShimlaWaterCrisis . @nitin_gadkari ji @VijayGoelBJP ji plZ help!Let us give #Shimla a break - No drinking water available in city for Ninth consecutive day. It's about time all of us stop visiting Shimla for a while. The city is facing acute water shortage because of various reasons. (1/2) Continue reading... [...]
The Karnataka CET 2018 results has been declared today. All those candidates who had appeared for the same can check their respective results at the official websites - kea.kar.nic.in and karresults.nic.in, from 3 pm onwards. The announcement was made [...]
New Delhi June 1: Joining the list of BJP leaders linking modern inventions with ancient India, Uttar Pradesh minister Dinesh Sharma has claimed that journalism began during Mahabharata. Speaking at an event organised here to mark the 'Hindi Journalism [...]
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United Nations says staff will visit Rakhine state in first step towards repatriation of 700,000 refugees camped in BangladeshMyanmar’s government has announced an agreement with two UN agencies for their help in the return of refugees who fled violence in western Rakhine state.About 700,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims have fled to squalid camps in neighbouring Bangladesh since last August, when Myanmar’s army led a brutal crackdown following insurgent attacks on security posts. Related: 'They are our brothers': Rohingya refugees find rare welcome in Aceh Related: Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in Myanmar, says Amnesty Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost both the Kairana Lok Sabha seat to Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Noorpur Assembly seat to Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate where united Opposition has put up one candidate against the BJP in [...]
The BJP, which retained one seat out of three in the Lok Sabha bypolls has a wafer thin majority now with its effective strength standing at 272 in the 539-member House. The party's number came down to 271 (excluding [...]
India retained its status of the fastest growing major economy as the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate for the fourth quarter (January- March) of FY 2018 came in at 7.7 per cent, surpassing China's 6.8 per cent. [...]
The MRF Tyres M-Sport Fiesta R5 that Indian rally ace Gaurav Gill will be piloting for the 2018 season of the World Rally Championship-2 (WRC2) has been revealed ahead of Gill’s WRC2 debut at the Rally Italia Sardegna next week.
The distinctive red and white colours of Team MRF have been retained for the Indian tyre manufacturer’s non-priority R5 entry that will be run by the WRC winning M-Sport outfit. The MRF Tyres Fiesta R5 will be one of four cars M-Sport will service at Rally Italia Sardegna, alongside three WRC works cars.
Gill will drive the car alongside co-driver Glenn Macneall this season. For Macneall, who has competed in 100 WRC events, Rally Italia Sardegna is a return to MRF after several years competing with Gill in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship.
“It is a huge honour for me to represent Team MRF at World Rally Championship level,” said Gill.
“MRF tyres has evolved a lot over the years and being the best tyre manufacturer in the region, WRC is the best platform to showcase the product development.
“To achieve what no Indian tyre manufacturer has ever done before and compete in what it is considered to be the most difficult motorsport championship in the world, is a huge achievement.”
In addition to Rally Italia Sardegna, the MRF Tyres M-Sport Fiesta R5 will also participate in the Neste Rally Finland, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, and Kennards Hire Rally Australia. As revealed earlier, the team will skip tarmac events this season, focusing on gravel rallies only, while MRF develops a bespoke tarmac tyre for next year’s campaign.
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Vijay Mallya has stepped down from his role as a director of Force India. He will, however, continue to serve as the team principal of the Silverstone-based outfit. Mallya’s son, Siddarth, will take on the board role.
Mallya says he want to focus on his own legal issues and doesn't want them to impact the team. "I continue as team principal," said Mallya.
"There was no compulsion anywhere to resign, it's just that I decided that my son should replace me. I have my own legal issues to take care of, so it's better that the company remains unaffected.”
Mallya downplayed ongoing suggestions that the team is close to a sale.
"Rumours keep going on and on and on, and people talk and talk and talk," he said. "That's what the F1 paddock is all about. The finances of Force India, whether I'm selling or not selling, has been a matter of speculation on and off for many years. We don't go around with a 'for sale' sign. The bottom line is that we are focusing on getting the best performance out of the car, and that is our priority. We're focusing on getting more sponsors. There are three shareholders, remember, I'm not the only one. If somebody comes along with a serious offer, and puts cash on the table, we will jointly consider it.”
Mallya also denied rumours that Mercedes might strengthen its ties with Force India by extending the current cooperation on engines and gearbox and making it into a junior or B-team.
"I have not had any discussions with Mercedes; they have not made any approach towards us," he said. "This hasn't even featured in casual discussions."
Regarding this season's form, he said: "We've not had the best of luck. Last year we had the good fortune of both cars finishing, and both in the points. This season, for one reason or another both cars have not finished in the points yet. Hopefully that will get corrected as the season goes on.”
"In terms of competitiveness and race pace this is evolving, and we're getting better through the year as we develop. We're quite pleased with where we are; we just have to make sure both cars are in the points from now on. There's a long way to go." [...]
Dealing a body blow to the ruling BJP, opposition parties today emerged victorious in 11 out of 14 bypolls while limiting the saffron party and its allies at just three and snatching the high-profile Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh [...]
New Delhi: The opposition political parties have emerged victorious on 11 seats in the by-elections limiting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies to just three seats. If these victories are a setback for the ruling BJP then it is [...]
Assembly bypoll results: BJP, allies lose 3 seats while Opposition parties retain their own [...]
BJP loses Kairana and Bhandara-Gondiya LS bypolls, NDA retains 2 other seats [...]