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New Delhi, Sept 27: If you find the problem of call drop persisting in your daily life, take consolation from the fact that even the prime minister of the country - Narendra Modi - is facing the same problem and he [...]
Bhopal, Sep 27: Congress president Rahul Gandhi began a two-day visit to poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Thursday with prayers at the famous Kamtanath temple in Chitrakoot, a religious town closely associated with Lord Ram. Also Read | Rs 30,000 Cr stolen from [...]
Court says offence of having sex with woman without husband’s consent is archaicIndia’s top court has ruled that adultery is no longer a crime, declaring that the colonial-era law is unconstitutional and discriminatory against women.A five-judge bench of the supreme court unanimously ruled that the criminal offence of having a sexual relationship with a woman without her husband’s consent was archaic and deprived women of agency. Related: Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, Sep 27: With the Supreme Court refusing to go into a question on whether a Mosque is essential to Islam, the hearing in the Ayodhya case would get underway. The court on Thursday directed that the main Ayodhya appeal [...]
Agartala, Sep 27: The Supreme Court may have decriminalised adultery, but the society, especially in the rural parts of the coutry, has its own to deal with such issues. A 40-year-old woman from Tripura's Gomati district was thrashed and humiliated by [...]
New Delhi, Sep 26: A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist of Pakistani origin, who was responsible for gunning down Army Major Satish Dhayia, was among two militants killed in an encounter in the apple town of Sopore in North Kashmir early on [...]
New Delhi, Sep 26: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on September 26 has condemn remarks made by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the 1995 Supreme Court Judgment describing ‘Hindutva is a way of life'. The former PM while delivering [...]
London, Sep 26: India has enhanced its presence in a definitive world university rankings released here on Wednesday by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year. In what was described as an impressive debut entry by [...]
The Asian Para Games will see players participate in an array of events including athletics, swimming, badminton, chess and powerlifting. [...]
Bangladesh knocked favourites Pakistan out of the Asia Cup after a convincing 37-run win [...]
The year is 2001, and video clips of a boxer, race riots and September 11 paint a striking picture of hard times for south Asians in the UK. Now, says artist Kazim Rashid , it’s time to talk about it Where did all the brown people go? It’s a question that British Pakistani artist Kazim Rashid has been pondering. The 1990s saw a boom in south Asian cultural output in the UK, from the success of Goodness Gracious Me to Panjabi MC’s crossover chart hit Mundian To Bach Ke and the Mercury prize win for Talvin Singh. The country seemed to be embracing the Blair government’s multiculturalism. And then, as Rashid identifies it, in the two decades that followed, silence.“How come there’s this insane decade of output [by south Asians] that just vanishes?” he says, sinking into a sofa on the fifth floor of London member’s club Shoreditch House. Rashid used to be a party animal before parlaying his club kid days into a successful career in music management. “Behind the scenes, there are some really influential brown people. Why are we good enough to do the work, but not good enough to be the work? And why do we have the confidence to pull the strings, but we don’t have the confidence to tell the story? I couldn’t make sense of it.”After 9/11 it was so dangerous to be on the streets and look the way we did – the way we do2001: Pressure Makes Diamonds is at Rich Mix, London, until 30 September Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, Sep 26: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a terror funding module in Delhi led by Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), according to an official statement issued Wednesday. The NIA carried out searches at [...]
Jaipur, Sep 26: A court in Rajasthan's Alwar district Wednesday sentenced 70-year-old self-styled godman Kaushlendra Prapanacharya Phalahari Maharaj to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman. Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Sharma also imposed a fine of Rs 1 [...]
The trade stand-off between the United States and China has resulted in the emergence of an unlikely beneficiary - Mercedes-Benz India. You see, US President Donald Trump's administration has levied high tariffs on products imported from China, and to get around the taxation issue, Mercedes-Benz is now shipping its midsize SUV, the GLC, to the US, from India.
According to an Automotive News report, utilising its plant in Chakan, Pune (which has an annual production capacity of 20,000 units), Mercedes-Benz India is now exporting the GLC to meet high demand in the North American market – where the GLC is its highest-selling model. Currently, Mercedes' facility in Bremen, Germany supplies the GLC to the US, and Mercedes reportedly has no plans to produce the SUV at its plant in Alabama, US.
This makes Mercedes-Benz the first luxury car manufacturer in India to be shipping locally-produced models to the US, and is a move that will elevate India’s position on the world stage.
Mercedes-Benz is expected to debut a facelifted version of the GLC sometime next year. You can read all about it here.
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A man was removed from an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Kolkata and handed over to police, though later releasedA passenger has been taken off an Indian domestic flight after trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone.The man, who some Indian media reports said was intoxicated, tried to enter the cockpit while the plane prepared to take off for Kolkata from the western city of Mumbai. Related: Nosebleeds on Indian flight after crew forget to pressurise cabin Continue reading... [...]
Hyderabad, Sep 26: An eleven-month-old baby on Wednesday, 26 September reportedly died onboard a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Hyderabad. The cause of the death is still unknown. Further details awaited. Earlier this week, a Chennai-Doha Qatar Airways [...]
Aadhaar program holds details of over a billion people and spawned the second-longest case the supreme court has ever heardIndia’s supreme court has upheld the legality of the government’s Aadhaar system, the world’s largest biometric database containing the personal information of more than a billion Indians.The five-judge bench of India’s top court decided the benefits of the system outweighed the risks to privacy – but pruned back larger ambitions for the scheme by laying down stringent new limits on how Aadhaar information can be used. Related: India goes from village to village to compile world’s biggest ID database Related: No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, Sep 26: It is a huge day in the Supreme Court and a decision would be taken on whether Aadhaar could be made mandatory or not. A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court would decide on the constitutional validity [...]
New Delhi, Sep 26: Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who represented the government in Aadhaar case, said the Supreme Court judgment will have a far-reaching effect because Aadhaar is relevant for a large number of subsidies. Mukul Rohatgi, said, [...]
New Delhi, Sep 25: Pitru Paksha 2018 or Shradh paksha 2018 which is also known as fortnight for the ancestors, is a 16-lunar day period where Hindus remember their ancestors during that period. This usually falls in the fortnight immediately after [...]
New Delhi, Sep 25: The Election Commission on Tuesday has rejected Aam Aadmi Party's petition seeking examination of witnesses in office of profit case. Earlier, the Commission had rejected a similar plea by the 20 AAP lawmakers to cross [...]
Shahzad scored 103 runs in 88 balls at a stunning strike rate of 113.79, scoring 76.33 percent of runs for Afganistan. He hit 103 in Afghan's total score of 131 runs. [...]
A spirited Afghanistan held heavyweights India to a tie in their final Super Four match of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. [...]
Meerut, Sep 25: A video of Uttar Pradesh police went viral on social media for abusing and assaulting woman in Meerut for allegedly being in a relationship with a Muslim man. The four cops seen in the video have [...]