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Yogi joins the bachelor's club of chief ministers
Yogi Adityanath is the talk of the town and interestingly he is the new member in the bachelor's club of chief ministers. The 44 year old 5 time MP joins the likes of Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand among [...]
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Honda WR-V vs rivals: Specifications comparison
The WR-V is the latest car to join the niche cross-hatch segment. How does it stack up against its rivals? [...]
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Suzuki launches BS IV-compliant Hayate EP and Let’s
The new Hayate and Let’s make the entire range of Suzuki two-wheelers BS-IV compliant. [...]
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From Hindutva poster boy to moderate reformer: BJP plans image makeover for Yogi Adityanath?
Lucknow, March 20: As soon as the Bharatiya Janata Party announced the name of 44-year-old priest-turned-politician Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, the saffron party faced severe criticism for selecting a man known for his anti-minority [...]
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UP CM: How Manoj Sinha lost the race
On Saturday, almost all in the media had declared that Manoj Sinha would be the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The union minister even gave several indications when he visited two major temples on Saturday morning. However according to BJP [...]
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‘Crazy dream’: the former Delhi IT worker in the race to land on the moon
TeamIndus is one of four teams competing to win Google’s Lunar XPrize for the first ever private moon landing, worth $20m To this day, Rahul Narayan doesn’t know why he said yes, except that it was the very last day to sign up, and if he didn’t agree to it, then there would be no Indian teams in the running. He threw together a proposal and clicked submit.Perhaps it was the dullness of his day job in IT services, or a last-ditch effort to recapture some adolescent Star Trek-themed fantasy; but once the idea got into his head, it stuck. Related: 'I am not afraid': the Delhi student facing death threats for taking on India's right wing Continue reading... [...]
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Here is how Pakistan reported Yogi Adityanath's elevation as UP CM
Hindutva unmasked: Yogi Adityanath, BJP's most strident face, will be its chief minister in UP. This is how the Dawn newspaper in Pakistan reported the appointment of Yogi as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The Dawn however used a report [...]
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Hard negotiations: How the Jat agitation was put off
Life would have been thrown completely out of gear had the Jat agitators decided to go ahead with their march to New Delhi. There was a momentum growing and the agitation threatened to be a repeat of 1988 when lakhs of [...]
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Now,modified chocolate that can slow down ageing
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Indians get sweet on chocolates
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Three US troops wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire
Afghan army spokesman calls shooting a ‘mistake’ that was not deliberateShooter was shot dead at base in southern Helmand provinceAn Afghan soldier opened fire on Sunday inside a base in the southern Helmand province, wounding three US soldiers before being shot dead, an Afghan official said.Colonel Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, an army spokesman, said the soldier had made a “mistake” and had not fired deliberately. A coalition-run Twitter account said an Afghan soldier shot and wounded three American soldiers, without providing further details. Related: Afghanistan civilian deaths may have been caused by US airstrike Continue reading... [...]
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Noteban opens up new channels of corruption, says Economist
New Delhi, Mar 19: Describing demonetisation as an attempt 'akin to striking a rock with an egg', eminent Austrian economist Heinz D Kurz has said it is 'much too weak and misdirected an instrument' to root out corruption. Actually, he said, [...]
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Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister
Yogi Adityanath, who likened Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to a terrorist and praised Donald Trump’s travel ban, to lead India’s most populous stateA firebrand Hindu priest who praised Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and once likened the Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to a terrorist has been chosen to run India’s most populous state.The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), which last weekend won a landslide victory in local elections in Uttar Pradesh state, announced after a party meeting on Saturday that Yogi Adityanath was its unanimous choice for chief minister. Continue reading... [...]
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Father, sister elated over Yogi Adityanath's appointment as UP CM
Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath will take oath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at a function in Lucknow's Kanshiram memorial ground at 2.15pm on Sunday. The 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was unanimously elected by the BJP legislature [...]
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Jat stir: Manohar Lal Khattar invites Jat leaders for talks in Delhi
Chandigarh, Mar 19: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Jat leaders for talks in Delhi on Sunday, in a bid to end the community's 50-day long quota stir. The talks come ahead of the Jat community's plans to gherao [...]
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Tamil Nadu: How Stalin, Panneerselvam and Chief Minister Palaniswami 'shared a stage' in Chennai
A first-of-its-kind 'Coffee With MLAs' event was organized at Chennai's Valluvar Kottam, but no lawmakers showed up. [...]
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LIVE Cricket Score, Ind vs Aus, Day 4, Ranchi – After quick-fire fifty, Jadeja returns to hound Aussies
At stumps on Day 3, India were 360/6 with Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha batting on 130 and 18 respectively. [...]
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Zinedine Zidane won`t seek international call-offs for Real Madrid players
Last year Madrid managed to convince a number of national teams to release the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos to miss friendlies in the March international break. [...]
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Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath took oath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at a function in Lucknow's Kanshiram memorial ground on Sunday. The 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was unanimously elected by the BJP legislature party leader at [...]
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Suzuki launches BS IV-compliant 2017 Gixxer siblings
Gixxer, Gixxer SF and Gixxer SF Fi siblings are priced at Rs 86,421, Rs 96,082, and Rs 1,00,145 and available with updated graphics. [...]
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BBC apologises for 'what is the right punishment for blasphemy?' tweet
Broadcaster says it never intended to imply blasphemy should be punished and said the tweet was poorly wordedBBC Asia has apologised after it posted the question “what is the right punishment for blasphemy?” on its Asian Network Twitter account.The tweet was intended to promote a debate about about blasphemy on social media in Pakistan with presenter Shazia Awan. Related: Pakistani activist fears he will be killed like father after blasphemy fatwa Apologies for poorly worded question from #AsianNetwork yday. Q was in context of Pak asking FB to help we shd have made that clear 1/2We never intend to imply Blasphemy should be punished. Provocative question that got it wrong 2/2Disgraceful that @bbcasiannetwork @ShaziaAwan would ask what 'punishment' should be for blasphemy. You know people get killed for it.@BBCNews We could inform the BBC's Asian Network there should be NO punishment for blasphemy. We're not living in the Middle Ages@bbcasiannetwork The fact that it appears that BBC Asian network has not roundly condemned punishment for blasphemy. One has to conclude you support it!! Continue reading... [...]
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Yogi is UP CM, Maurya, Sharma his deputies
Amid hectic parlays and meetings, firebrand BJP leader from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath , was named as the chief minister designate for Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath would take oath as the chief minister on Sunday evening in Lucknow. State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya [...]
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Odisha: BJD supporter hacked to death
Berhampur (Odisha), Mar 18: A supporter of the ruling BJD was hacked to death and his friend seriously injured by a group of unidentified people at Rohigaon in this district, police said on Saturday. Ashok Jena and his friend [...]
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PM corners UPA regime, says ‘corrective measures' being undertaken to offset decisions of the past
In veiled attack on successive UPA governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is taking the ‘corrective measures' to counter bad policy decisions of the past. Speaking at the India Today Conclave in the national capital, [...]
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Recipe: Kakori Kebab
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The Viceroy’s House version of India’s partition brings fake history to screen | Ian Jack
This Downton-in-Delhi tale takes breathtaking liberties with real-life horrors – and misreads the roles of Churchill and MountbattenImagine a film about the Holocaust where a character pulls open a drawer, pulls out a document and reveals that 6 million deaths aren’t the fault of Hitler but of … Mussolini. Related: Fatima Bhutto on Indian partition film Viceroy’s House: ‘I watched this servile pantomime and wept’ Detecting fake history needs curiosity – critical rather than passive consumption – otherwise it never gets found out Continue reading... [...]
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Adityanath will take everyone along and work for 'inclusive growth' : Naqvi
New Delhi, Mar 18: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the lone Muslim minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, on Saturday defended the BJP's choice of controversial leader Yogi Adityanath as the next UP chief minister, saying he will work for the party's [...]
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Firebrand Yogi and his controversial remarks
Firebrand BJP leader from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath, was named as the Chief Minister designate for Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Adityanath is a controversial and communal figure in UP, but he has a strong following in eastern UP. He has time and [...]
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