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Main accused in 2015 Malvani hooch tragedy case arrested
The officials of Thane Crime Branch have arrested the main accused in the 2015 Malvani hooch tragedy case, wherein over 100 persons lost their lives, from Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Dharmendra Jivbali Singh Tomar alias Sanjay Singh, who was on [...]
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Siddaramaiah welcomes UP move for CBI probe into IAS Anurag Tewari's death
Bengaluru, May 22: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday welcomed Uttar Pradesh government's decision to order a CBI probe into the death of IAS officer Anurag Tiwari and assured full cooperation of his government in it. "I welcome the CBI inquiry [...]
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UN's North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
The chair of a panel of United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea has written to UN officials and the UN Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee to inform them of a "sustained" cyber attack on the panel. [...]
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Pakistan players not allowed to participate in Pro Kabaddi League: Government
Pakistan's hockey players and cricketers have also not been allowed to compete on the Indian soil for some time now. [...]
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Kashmir conflict shifts with top militant vowing fight is for an Islamic state
Zakir Musa, a highly influential commander, distances himself from 70-year-old separatist movement and aligns himself with ideals of al-Qaida A serious rift has emerged within the decades-old insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir, with a top militant commander vowing to establish a Islamic system in the disputed Himalayan region and repudiating the goal of an independent nation.Zakir Musa, the commander of Kashmir’s largest anti-India militia, has explicitly distanced himself from the 70-year-old independence movement in the valley as well as from elements who wish to merge with Pakistan, declaring his fight is “exclusively for Islam, so that Sharia [Islamic law] is established here”. Related: India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding? Related: Kashmir braces for Eid bloodshed amid summer of violent protests Related: Kashmir conflict ebbs as new wave of militant emerges Continue reading... [...]
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Breakfast at Dalit home: Yeddyurappa accuses Cong for insulting community
 Bengaluru, May 22: The BJP's Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa on Monday refuted allegations that he preferred breakfast from a hotel instead of what was prepared at a Dalit's house he had visited and termed it a 'malicious' campaign by the [...]
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Kids working on Kabul's streets get a second chance at childhood | Sune Engel Rasmussen
Afghan parents in desperate poverty often rely on sending children to work, but a school run on donations offers young people an alternative to a life of toilOmid used to spend his days in traffic jams around Kabul, washing cars with a ragged cloth. At the end of the day, the seven-year-old took home the money he had earned so his father wouldn’t sell another piece of furniture from the house to buy drugs.Haroon began working in traffic at the age of six, as an espandi, warding off evil spirits by waving a tin of coals over car bonnets so smoke wafted through drivers’ windows. On his best day of business, a woman stopped in an armoured vehicle and handed him 1,000 afghanis (£11). On most days, he earned less than 100 afghanis. Related: 'Americans bomb our children every day, so why would they care about polio?' Related: 'We’re the sons of Afghanistan, but our leaders have forgotten about us' | Matthew Green Continue reading... [...]
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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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PMO expresses ire over TDP doubts on Jagan-PM Modi meet
Bengaluru: May 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi' Office is believed have expressed anger over the Telugu Desam Party leader's doubts after the main opposition YSRCP leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy met PM Modi a few days ago. The allegations levelled by the [...]
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GST of 31 percent on motorcycles over 350cc
Big bikes will pay GST of 28 percent plus 3 percent cess, the same as private aircraft and luxury yachts. [...]
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Cat S60
  I miss the days when you bought a phone and the only major accessory you had to concern yourself with was a good pair of earphones. Nowadays, a phone cover has become a necessity thanks to increasingl... [...]
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‘BJP-ruled states are descending into chaos, lawlessness. Will PM answer?’ asks Rahul
New Delhi, May 22: Continuing his attack against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states are "descending into chaos and lawlessness". The Gandhi scion demanded an [...]
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CBI files plea against Maran brothers discharge in Aircel-Maxis case
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday filed a petition against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran's discharge in a money laundering case. The CBI petitioned the Delhi high court challenging a special court's order discharging the [...]
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Maharashtra passes Goods and Services Tax bill
The Maharashtra assembly on Monday passed Goods and Services Tax bill tabled by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. In recent Council meet held in Srinagar, education and healthcare were exempted from taxation in the upcoming GST regime that would tax services at [...]
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Zomato brings Foodie Index to help find quality restaurants
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Terror module with Canada-Pakistan links busted in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 21: In a joint operation, the Boder Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan. Two terrorists, who, according to police, were "planning to target enemies of [...]
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Mount Everest's Hillary Step has collapsed, mountaineer confirms
Tim Mosedale says destruction of rocky outcrop, possibly in 2015 earthquake, may make climbing to summit more dangerousA British mountaineer has confirmed that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the climb more dangerous. The Hillary Step, named after Sir Edmund Hillary who, along with the sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first person to climb the mountain in 1953, may have been destroyed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Related: American climber dies and Indian man goes missing on Mount Everest Continue reading... [...]
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No future polls without VVPAT EVMs: Yechury
Agartala, May 21: In any future elections, EVMs without paper audit trail device must not be used, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday. "In case of any dispute, counting of votes must be done through the paper audit [...]
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May 17 movement: Chennai Police denies volunteers permission to gather at Marina beach
Every year, volunteers from the 'May 17 movement' gather near Chennai's Marina Beach to remember Tamil fighters and Sri Lankan Tamils killed in the final days of the Sri Lankan civil war. This year, Chennai Police had other plans. [...]
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#HurriyatTruthTapes: NIA grills Kashmir separatists for second consecutive day
Farooq Ahmed Dar and Ghazi Javed Baba were on Sunday questioned for a second consecutive day by the NIA, following a special investigative report by India Today that exposed how separatist leaders were ready to bleed the Kashmir Valley for money. [...]
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IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians defeat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in last-ball thriller; win record third title
This was Mumbai Indians' third IPL trophy in 10 editions and more special for their skipper Rohit Sharma, who is the only captain to win a hat-trick of titles. Rohit has in fact won four IPL titles (one for Deccan Chargers in 2009). [...]
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Security forces gun down top NDFB (S) commander in Assam
Army's Red Horn Division along with Assam Police on Sunday gunned down a National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) militant in Assam's Chirang district, said reports. Large quantities of ammunition, M16 Automatic Rifle, 9mm Baretta Pistol were among the other [...]
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McLaren evaluating all-electric supercar
The company currently supplies the drivetrain tech for Formula E, further emphasising its expertise in the area. [...]
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Formula E: Mahindra Racing on the podium in Paris ePrix
German driver Nick Heidfeld picked up where he left off just seven days ago with a solid run to third place. [...]
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German woman and Afghan guard killed by gunmen in Kabul
Finnish woman is kidnapped after attackers storm guesthouse belonging to Swedish charity in Afghan capitalUnknown gunmen killed two people, a German woman and an Afghan guard, and appear to have abducted a Finnish woman in Kabul on Saturday evening, according to officials. The attackers stormed a guesthouse belonging to Operation Mercy, a Swedish charity, at around 11pm on Saturday, off Darulaman Road in western Kabul. A third foreigner escaped the kidnapping attempt, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry told Reuters. Continue reading... [...]
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Panama papers: Nawaz Sharif given 7 days to resign
Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has been given 7 days to resign.The Supreme Court Bar Association and the Lahore High Court Bar Association have threatened to launch a countrywide movement if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif doesn't resign in seven days. In [...]
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Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist march
Srinagar, May 21: Authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions in old city areas of Srinagar to prevent a rally called by separatists. Police said that restrictions had been imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of five police stations of [...]
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Top Hizbul leader trapped by security forces in Kashmir
Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo was on Sunday trapped by the security forces in Kashmir. However, the government cordonedd off the area in Malangpora and Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. According to sources, intermediate firing was going on [...]
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