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Ayodhya and Faizabad: BJP bastion since 1991
Bengaluru, Dec 6: Ayodhya, the political laboratory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is one of the assembly constituencies and part of Faizabad Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. Notably, the Faizabad Lok Sabha and assembly seats won by BJP for the [...]
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Defying the Taliban: Afghanistan's secret schools for girls – podcast
Suraya Pakzad talks to Lucy Lamble about her work championing girls’ education – and living on red alert for the next Taliban raidWhen Suraya Pakzad was just 12 years old she witnessed the murder of her headteacher by a member of an extremist group. Later she saw two of her classmates blown up in a missile strike. She explains how she completed her schooling against the odds – and decided to fight the Taliban’s ban on education for women and girls, which even involved keeping kerosene at the ready in case she needed to destroy evidence. Continue reading... [...]
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Bengaluru: Cylinder explodes at laboratory in IISc, 1 dead
Bengaluru, Dec 5: Suspected hydrogen cylinder explodes at a laboratory in IISc, Bengaluru leading to the death of one and injuring three. According to reports, the deceased has been identified as Manoj Kumar (32) and the three injured are [...]
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Nepal: first came the earthquake, then came the debt
Survivors of the 2015 quake that killed almost 9,000 people around Kathmandu now face another challenge they didn’t expectRatna Awale counts herself lucky. She and her husband, Prem, and their two sons survived the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015 that killed almost 9,000 people.But her narrow four-storey home in Patan, a sprawling, historical city south of Kathmandu, was badly damaged. “There were big cracks from the back of the house to the front wall, and half the ground floor collapsed,” she says.We are caught between paying the loan and feeding ourselvesThere are more than 820,000 houses – the scale is massive Related: Rubbish playgrounds: can upcycling help Kathmandu defeat trash? Continue reading... [...]
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Work hard, compete for Army’s 'Super30' prog: Gen Rawat to Kashmiri girl students
New Delhi, Dec 5: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday exhorted girl students from Jammu and Kashmir to work hard and compete for Army's 'Super 30' coaching programme and build their career through good education. He was interacting with 18 [...]
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Mumbai BJP man claims Michel's counsel is Youth Cong leader
Mumbai, Dec 5: A Mumbai BJP unit's spokesperson claimed Wednesday that the lawyer for Christian Michel, the alleged middleman chargesheeted in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, is a Youth Congress functionary. [Cong govt had investigated against AgustaWestland company, recovered [...]
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Australian coach Justin Langer says Virat Kohli's India are 'smelling blood'
India will be up against Australia for the first Test match scheduled for Thursday [...]
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Rohingya: end of monsoon prompts fresh wave of boats fleeing Myanmar
Recent flurry of departures is close to reaching 2015 levels, as members of Muslim minority seek to escape displacement campsA new exodus of boats carrying Rohingya fleeing from Myanmar has begun, with at least six boats carrying hundreds of refugees intercepted at sea or washing ashore over the past month.The recent flurry of voyages making the treacherous crossing of the Andaman sea to seek refuge in Thailand and Malaysia is close to reaching levels last seen in 2015, which prompted the Thai authorities to crack down on human smuggling networks. Related: Footage shows 'prison-like units' built for Rohingya on Bangladesh island Related: 'No one wants the terrorists back': signs of Rohingya erased in Rakhine state Continue reading... [...]
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Govt to clear fertiliser subsidy arrears of Rs 10K cr by March: Sadananda Gowda
New Delhi, Dec 5: Fertiliser subsidy arrears to the industry have come down by 75 per cent to Rs 10,000 crore in the last four years and the outstanding amount is expected to be cleared by the end of this fiscal [...]
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“Strong as rock”: CM Kumaraswamy on Congress-JDS coalition govt in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 5: Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday dismissed Union minister Prakash Javadekar's claim that the Congress-JDS coalition government led by him in the state would fall any time, asserting that it was as strong "as a rock." [...]
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Christian Michel's extradition could spell 'serious' trouble for Congress brass: BJP
New Delhi, Dec 5: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserted that the Christian Michel who was extradited from Dubai in the multi-crore VVIP chopper deal, was an unequivocal affirmation of the Narendra Modi government's "seriousness in fighting corruption". [...]
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Delhi: Modi attends Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas' wedding reception
New Delhi, Dec 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas's first wedding reception at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. After tying the knot in two elaborate ceremonies at Jodhpur's [...]
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Can Imran Khan be trusted?: Here is what Army veterans have to say
New Delhi, Dec 5: Imran Khan has been making strong statements for betterment of India-Pakistan ties ever since he took the office of PM. Even last week during the Kartarpur Corridor event, Khan dwelled on peaceful coexistence, but put the onus [...]
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Year-end discounts on Jeep SUVs
Jeep dealers are now offering discounts and benefits on their models in a bid to clear the old stock of cars. Buyers can now avail these offers and get themselves a Jeep SUV at discounted rates or with other benefits. Before buying a Jeep vehicle, take a look at how much you can save on each model. JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Save up to Rs 6 lakh Jeep’s flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee, has not been a sales sensation in our market. Hence, Jeep dealers are offering the petrol Grand Cherokee Summit variant with a sizeable discount of Rs 6 lakh. The 3.0-litre V6-equipped diesel Grand Cherokee too is being offered with a Rs 3 lakh discount for the limited variant. The performance-focused SRT Grand Cherokee is powered by a 6.4-litre HEMI V8 motor that puts out 461hp and 624Nm of torque. This variant is currently available with a Rs 3 lakh discount from dealers. Prices for the Grand Cherokee start at Rs 78.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) JEEP WRANGLER Save up to Rs 8.50 lakh The Jeep Wrangler is a rugged off-roader with go-anywhere capability. Jeep has brought the Wrangler to India as a CBU unit, which is the cause for its expensive price tag. Right now, Jeep dealers are offering a Rs 5 lakh discount on the diesel-powered Wrangler. The petrol version of the Wrangler is also offered with Rs 5 lakh discount for the 2018 model year and a massive Rs 8.50 lakh off for the 2017 model year. As prices for the Wrangler start at Rs 58.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), you’ll be able to save about 10 percent with these deals. JEEP COMPASS Save up to Rs 73,400 The Compass has been the manufacturer’s best-seller in our market and is available with 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel and a 160hp, 1.4-litre petrol engine options. The Longitude 4x2 and Option variants are being offered with a Rs 50,000 cash benefit (or on an exchange offer) as a part of the brand's year-end discounts. The Limited 4x2 and 4x4 variants are available with a Rs 25,000 cash discount or Rs 50,000 as a part of an exchange offer. Similarly, the Limited Option 4x2 and 4x4 models have a Rs 58,400 cash benefit or a Rs 50,000 exchange bonus. Dealers are offering the most cash benefits on the Limited Option Black Pack variant of the Compass SUV. Both the 4x2 and 4x4 versions have a Rs 73,400 cash discount with a Rs 50,000 exchange bonus as a part of year-end discounts. The rival to the Hyundai Tucson is priced at Rs 15.40 lakh for the base petrol trim and Rs 22.90 lakh for the top-spec 4x4 diesel variant. Compass deals are not applicable on the Sport Petrol MT, Sport Diesel, Limited Plus 4x2 and 4x4 and 1.4 DDCT variants. Disclaimer: Discounts vary from city to city. Please check with your local dealer for exact discounts, which may not match figures quoted here. Also see: Year-end discounts on Innova Crysta, Fortuner, Yaris and more Year-end discounts on Baleno, Ciaz, S-cross and Ignis Year-end discounts on Renault cars and SUVs Upcoming Jeep Low-D SUV for India will share Compass platform India-spec Jeep Compass Trailhawk spied [...]
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Kumbhakaran Lift Yojana? BJP roars after Rahul Gandhi blunder
Kumbhakaran Lift Yojana? BJP roars after Rahul Gandhi blunder [...]
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How will lotus grow in Tamil Nadu without the Sun? Stalin asks BJP
How will lotus grow in Tamil Nadu without the Sun? Stalin asks BJP [...]
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Rajasthan polls: Number of candidates with criminal cases shoots up, crorepatis also in fray
Rajasthan polls: Number of candidates with criminal cases shoots up, crorepatis also in fray [...]
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Panasonic TH-55FX800D TV
  Buying a flagship TV generally means going for an OLED TV but if you are someone that will watch TV in a brightly lit environment or a room with a lot of sunlight, then chances are you will need somet... [...]
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US army chief says death toll of Afghan security forces is unsustainable
Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie says Afghan forces cannot secure the country without helpThe death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces will not be sustainable, even with the stalemate in the fight against Taliban militants, according to the Pentagon’s pick to be the next head of US Central Command.“Their losses have been very high. They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem,” Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie said during a Senate armed services committee hearing. Related: Taliban hails 'helpful' US talks as boost to Afghan peace process Continue reading... [...]
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AgustaWestland: How ’Fix it guy’ Michel managed the Indian media at Rs 330 crore
New Delhi, Dec 5: The alleged fix it guy in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, James Christian Michel has finally been extradited to India. He was brought down to India after losing an appeal in a Dubai court where he had [...]
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Don’t make a song and dance or rush to media, Jaitley advises agencies amidst CBI row
New Delhi, Dec 4: Weeks after public bickering between two top CBI officials, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday laid out cardinal principles for investigative agencies ranging from maintaining the utmost level of professionalism to remaining faceless and resisting the temptation [...]
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino sympathises with his old club Southampton
Tottenham right back Kieran Trippier has recovered from a groin injury and is available for selection. [...]
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Gritty Azhar Ali leads Pakistan out of trouble against New Zealand
Azhar, who finished the day unbeaten on 62 off 169 balls, helped Pakistan recover from the loss of two early wickets to trail New Zealand by 135 runs with seven wickets remaining. [...]
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Hockey World Cup: Australia seals quarterfinals berth after China hold Ireland 1-1
World number 1 Australia scored three goals in the final quarter to register their second consecutive win in Pool B at the Kalinga Stadium. [...]
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UP Constable Result 2018, how to check
New Delhi, Dec 4: The UP Constable Result 2018 will be declared today. Once declared the same would be available on the official website. The candidates who will clear the examinations successfully have to appear in the Physical Efficiency [...]
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'My life is spent in this car': Uber drives its Indian workers to despair | Amrit Dhillon
After promises of high earnings, fare cuts and increased commission have left drivers with car loans they can’t pay off Moham Kumar wolfs down a few spoonfuls of spiced black chickpeas for lunch between passengers.It is 3pm. Kumar has been on the roads of the Indian capital since 9am without a break. He will continue driving until 9pm or 10pm. This is his routine, seven days a week. “When I get home my daughter is asleep. My life is spent in this car,” he says. Related: 'I can't breathe': older women do double the unpaid work of men, says study Continue reading... [...]
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BJP MLA gives different spins to killing of Inspector at Bulandshahr
Ballia, Dec 4: The police inspector who died during the Bulandshahr violence was killed in police firing, BJP MLA Surendra Singh claimed on Tuesday, denying any role of Bajrang Dal members in the death. Terming the incident "unfortunate", the Rohaniya legislator [...]
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RSS-affiliated think tank to release interaction-based book on triple talaq
New Delhi, Dec 4: India Policy Foundation (IPF), a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliated think tank, is releasing a book on triple talaq called ‘Triple Denial of Justice, Dignity and Equality. The book is being published both in Hindi and English. [...]
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