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Indian cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates on way to Yemen
All 11 crew members on the ship belong to Mandavi in Mumbai. [...]
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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi: 'ethnic cleansing' too strong a term for crisis
Nobel peace prize winner faces criticism over handling of crisis in Muslim-majority region, where soldiers accused of violence have barred aid workersMyanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar's great hope fails to live up to expectations Continue reading... [...]
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US: United Airlines passenger dragged off overbooked flight, video of incident sparks uproar
Officers could be seen grabbing the screaming man from a window seat, pulling him across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms. [...]
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India making 'full assessment' of changes in H1B visa regulations: MEA
New Delhi, Apr 19: Amid concerns over the US' changed H1B visa programme, India said on Wednesday that it was in touch with the Trump administration and making 'full assessment' of its impact on Indian professionals. External Affairs Ministry [...]
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First conviction in IS case: Two sentenced to 7 years imprisonment
The National Investigation Agency has secured its first conviction in an Islamic State related case. A Delhi court has convicted and sentenced to seven years two persons on charges of criminal conspiracy. The duo to be convicted are Azhar-ul-Islam [...]
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7th Pay Commission: Post Cabinet approval 55 lakh government employees to benefit
Over 55 lakh central government pensioners will benefit after the Union Cabinet approved the new pension plan under the 7th Pay Commission. The Cabinet on Wednesday approved modifications in the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits. The [...]
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  This is the moment that every PC enthusiast has been waiting for. It has been a while since AMD had a product worthy of being pitted against the flagships from Intel so AMD fans had to settle for mid-... [...]
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Patriotic stone pelters vs Jihadi stone pelters: The fight is on
The first batch of trained stone pelters will be at the Kashmir Valley to support the Indian soldiers against the paid stone pelters. Jan Sena Founder Balyogi Arun Chaitanyaji Maharaj said that 500 saffron-clad trained stone-pelters will go to Srinagar from [...]
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Sponsored: Renault's 'Gang of Dusters' surpasses 1 lakh community members
To celebrate the milestone, Gang of Dusters is organising 12-day drive from Agra to Bhutan. [...]
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Trouble in Palaniswami camp? 11 AIADMK legislators hold secret meeting inside MLA hostel in Chennai
In what indicates that all is not be well inside Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami's camp, 11 of his legislators held a secret meeting inside the MLA hostel right under the chief minister's nose in Chennai. [...]
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India to bring back stranded elephant from Bangladesh
Kolkata, July 27: The Centre has cleared a proposal to send a rescue team to Bangladesh to bring back an elephant stranded in the neighbouring country after being washed away by the strong currents of the Brahmaputra from Assam. Officials of [...]
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War Machine review – Brad Pitt goes over the top in Afghan war satire
Based on real-life events, David Michôd’s take on the war in Afghanistan plays for laughs and misses the mark Related: War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema Not funny enough to be satire, not realistic enough to count as political commentary, not exciting enough to work as a war movie, David Michôd’s supposedly Helleresque romp, released on Netflix, is an imperfect non-storm of unsuccess. Related: Brad Pitt speaks about his divorce from Angelina Jolie and his heavy drinking Continue reading... [...]
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Five factors AAP may consider before announcing Sidhu as its face in Punjab
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New FDI norms pave way for Apple Stores in India
  The Indian Government has reportedly approved a three-year exemption from the 30% annual local sourcing norms required for foreign single-brand retail companies with “cutting-edge technology&rdq... [...]
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Dell Inspiron 3000, 5000 hybrid laptops: Versatile, not premium
  Dell has introduced its new lineup of hybrid laptops in India, under the Inspiron series. The Inspiron 3000 series now has an 11.6" hybrid with Pentium and Core m3 processor variants, while the I... [...]
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That Wonderful Time of the Year
It’s greek to me: A batch of Kourambiethes for Christmas. (Source: Express Archive) By: Shantanu David From the Chef’s kitchen: KOURAMBIETHES (GREEK ALMOND CHRISTMAS COOKIES) I [...]
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An IT SEZ to come up in West Bengal? Infosys seeks govt nod to set up the zone
New Delhi, Aug 5: Software major Infosys has sought the Union government's approval to set up an IT special economic zone (SEZ) in West Bengal. The company's application will be considered by the inter-ministerial body, Board of Approval (BoA), headed by [...]
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Yogi <i>Raaj</i>: Now, quota ends for SC, ST, OBC students in private medical colleges
The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced to end quota-based reservation for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Castes in private medical colleges in the state. According to the reports, the order was passed [...]
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Thane: 54-year-old man stung to death by swarm of bees
Police said that locals rushed with buckets of water but could not save Saraf. He fell unconscious and was later rushed to hospital where he was declared dead. [...]
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Tribal woman sells her kid Rs 200 in Tripura
Gandachara, May 5: A tribal woman in Gandachara of Tripura had been reported to have sold her child for just Rs 200. According to reports, the woman under Below Poverty Line section is believed to have sold her kid to an [...]
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‘Establishment Ristorante’ Food Review: Trading on Tradition
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Man held for trespassing into Amitabh Bachchan’s home
The accused scaled Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow in Juhu, only to make him listen to his original composition in the wee hours of Monday, police said. A 23-year-old Bhojpuri singer [...]
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Dalit leaders still slaves of political parties : Rajasthan Speaker
Jaipur, Apr 12: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal on Wednesday said that the people from weaker sections have not received their share post independence and even elected Dalit leaders continue to be "slaves" of their political parties. "People from [...]
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The pseudo alternative
Illustration by: C R Sasikumar The Sangh Parivar’s claims to being the true repository of Indian history and culture become louder every time it wields political power. It announc [...]
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July 28, Forty Years Ago: More Power To SC
The Swaran Singh Committee on constitutional reforms recommended more powers to the Supreme Court in relation to those in the High Courts. of the amendments the committee has suggested aims at empowering the Supreme Court to transfer a case pending in the [...]
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Spectrum usage charge: Cabinet okays 3% SUC for September auction
The Trai had reconsidered its original proposal after the Union Cabinet, on June 22, had referenced back the SUC issue to the sectoral regulator for its opinion. The Cabinet on Wedn [...]
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Bolt vs Them
Minutes after landing in Rio, Usain Bolt was asked if, during his long flight from home, he had dreamt about winning his third Olympic treble. “I didn’t sleep at all,” he said with a drawl. He isn’t the only one tossing and turning at night wonder [...]
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J&K: Two terrorists gunned down in Budgam
Two terrorists were gunned down on Saturday during an encounter with the security forces Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district. The gunbattle is still underway in Hayatpura region. On March 28, one terrorist and three civilians were killed in an [...]
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