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Trivendra Singh Rawat to be next Uttarakhand CM
BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat will be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.  Trivendra, a MLA from Doiwala, has strong RSS background and long experience in ministerial positions. Reports say that former minister and Pithoragarh MLA Prakash Pant's name [...]
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McDonald’s to post calorie counts on menus at restaurants across US
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NCP notice to Alemao for supporting BJP in floor test
Panaji, Mar 16: The Nationalist Congress Party has issued a show-cause notice to its lone Goa MLA Churchill Alemao for supporting the BJP-led alliance during the trust vote in the assembly on Thursday. The BJP, which won 13 seats [...]
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Nigerians involved in drugs cases may be deported: K'taka HM
Bengaluru, Mar 16: The Karnataka government is mulling deportation of Nigerian nationals involved in drugs cases, state Home Minister G Parameshwara said on Thursday. "We are planning to deport the Nigerian nationals involved in drugs cases from various parts of Karnataka to [...]
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Irish-British backpacker seen shortly before she was found dead in Goa – CCTV video
CCTV has emerged of some of the final movements of the County Donegal woman whose body was found naked and severely beaten in Goa on Tuesday. The footage, released on Thursday, shows Danielle McLaughlin walking with a man that police have identified as the accused murderer Vikat Bhagat Continue reading... [...]
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Kolkata: Hoax bomb call creates scare at High Court
Kolkata, March 16: Security authorities were on Thursday thrown in a tizzy after a bomb scare at the Calcutta High Court premises. "Justice Dipankar Dutta's office got a phone call around 2 p.m. that bombs planted at different chambers on [...]
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Indian passengers complain most about unruly travellers on flights, says a survey
A Flight Etiquette Survey shows that Indian travellers are irked most by unruly passengers on-board a flight and would complain airline staff about it. The survey by Expedia shows that around 69 % of Indian passenger would report the [...]
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CCTV captures final movements of British backpacker killed in Goa
Video footage shows Danielle McLaughlin with murder suspect on eve of her death as new witnesses shed light on her last hoursCCTV footage has been released showing a dual Irish-British national on the day before her death in the Indian state of Goa, as new witnesses shed light on the 28-year-old’s final hours.The body of Danielle McLaughlin was found naked and severely beaten in a field between the popular Palolem and Agonda beaches in the south of the state on Tuesday morning. Related: Tributes paid to British backpacker found dead in Indian tourist resort Related: Two men in Scarlett Keeling murder case in India face court again Continue reading... [...]
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Wife hails decision to clear marine of murdering Taliban fighter – video
The wife of Alexander Blackman, the marine convicted of murder for shooting a seriously wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, praises the appeal court decision to quash the original ruling. Claire Blackman speaks outside the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday after judges decided to replace the conviction with manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibilityJudges quash UK marine Alexander Blackman’s murder conviction Continue reading... [...]
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India fast-tracks Kashmir hydro projects that could affect Pakistan water supplies
The schemes could prove a flashpoint between the nuclear-armed neighbours at a time when relations are tenseIndia has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15bn in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on Pakistan clamping down on anti-India militants that New Delhi says it shelters. Related: India blames Pakistan for deadly 'sneak attack' on soldiers in Kashmir Continue reading... [...]
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What's stopping BJP from naming next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister? Several reasons, say party insiders
What is stopping the BJP from announcing the name of the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is a question that many have asked since the party's landslide win in the state on March 11. [...]
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Captain Amarinder Singh's Pakistani friend Aroosa Alam bats for India-Pakistan peace
Captain Amarinder Singh's Pakistani friend Aroosa Alam was in Chandigarh to witness his oath taking ceremony as Punjab chief minister for the second time. [...]
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Holi hangover: 15 Gwalior cops suspended after viral video shows them drinking inside police station
15 Gwalior policemen have been suspended after a video showing them drinking inside police station went viral. [...]
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India vs Australia: Sunil Gavaskar slams Aussie media, says they are an extension of team support staff
The ongoing series between the two top-ranked teams have assumed an all-out war after the infamous DRS controversy which broke out during the second Test in Bengaluru. [...]
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LIVE: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1 — Yadav impresses; Smith nears another hundred
Welcome to our live coverage of Day 1 actions of the third Test between India and Australia, being played at Ranchi. [...]
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BJP minister rubbishes rumours of Chouhan moving to Union Cabinet
Bhopal, Mar 15: A senior member of Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday said the BJP had already decided that next assembly elections would be contested under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. "The party has already decided to contest [...]
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Blair era 'mistaken identity' rendition case goes to high court
Lawyers for man held for 10 years following 2004 SAS anti-terror raid in Baghdad fight for damagesThe fallout from one of Britain’s Blair-era extraordinary rendition operations continued to inch its way through the high court this week, in a case involving MI6, the SAS and allegations of a high-level cover-up of a blunder.Lawyers representing one of the victims bringing a damages claim against the government allege that he became caught up in the rendition programme as a consequence of mistaken identity. Related: Men allegedly tortured by UK troops plan to go to court over report Related: Why can’t Britain apologise to these victims of rendition? | Cori Crider Continue reading... [...]
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Kawasaki, Honda slash prices on select motorcycles
Honda dealers have dropped the price of the CBR 650F, while Kawasaki dealers are offering hefty discounts on the Z250, Ninja 650 and the ER-6N. [...]
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Hazare laments Kejriwal for questioning EVMs
Ralegan Siddhi (Maha), Mar 15: Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday hit out at his former protege Arvind Kejriwal over his demand for reverting to ballot papers for municipal polls in Delhi, saying it would be a retrograde step. [...]
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Delhi: Uzbek woman gang-raped, ex-boyfriend arrested
New Delhi, March 15: A woman from Uzbekistan was allegedly gang-raped by her ex-boyfriend and his four friends at an upscale locality in south Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The ex-boyfriend has been arrrested. Police said the woman filed a [...]
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Alexander Blackman's company was out of control, claims former comrade
Oliver Lee says it was wrong to treat the marine who shot and killed a wounded Taliban fighter as a ‘single rotten apple’British marines who fought alongside Alexander Blackman were out of control and “gung-ho”, abusing Afghan citizens, treating local allies with contempt and showing little regard for the rules of engagement, a former senior officer has claimed.In an extraordinary attack on his former comrades, Oliver Lee, who was the youngest marine colonel since the second world war, said it was wrong to treat Blackman as a “single rotten apple”. Related: Judges quash UK marine Alexander Blackman's murder conviction Continue reading... [...]
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Punjab: 16 with criminal background and 95 crorepatis in new assembly
16 out of the 117 MLAs analysed in Punjab have pending criminal cases against them. Association for Democratic Reforms says in its report that of 117 MLAs analysed during Punjab Assembly elections in 2012, 19 (16%) MLAs had declared criminal cases [...]
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Vivo Y55s
  The performance gap between a sub-15K smartphone and a flagship device is thinning with each passing year. However, there are often devices that don’t look powerful on paper, but still perform w... [...]
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Unique chilly that refuses to spread out
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Singapore Airlines unveils Silverkris lounge at IGI
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ED summons Geelani, Yasin Malik over money laundering, FEMA cases
The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday has summoned Kashmiri separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules. Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik has been asked to appear before the agency on March 28, while [...]
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Punjab: Amarinder Singh to be sworn in as CM tomorrow
Chandigarh, March 15: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh will be sworn in as the chief minister of the state on Thursday, along with a team of ministers.Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore will administer the oath of office to Amarinder and his [...]
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Moto G5 Plus
  Motorola's event at the Mobile World Congress was clashing with Nokia’s return announcements this year. As a result, many of us turned our attention to the Nokia phones, leaving what could b... [...]
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