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Starry, Starry Night
Fish tales Meen moilee or fish curry served with appam is part of the traditional Christmas meal for Syrian Christian families in Kerala. (Source: Image from Amreli, hotel diplomat) [...]
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Eye In The Sky movie review
At first, it seems the film, written by Guy Hibbert, is clearly showing up the politicians for wavering over the fate of the girl, and for the military being more clear-eyed about these matte [...]
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5 beauty hacks to keep your nails healthy
If you want to have healthy nails, then follow the DIY tips. (Source: Flickr/Lee Go) Gone are the days when women used to leave their nails unadorned.These days you can see every ot [...]
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With ruckus over private member’s bill in RS, Congress sees an opening in Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi: Opposition members protest in front of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P.J. Kurien during the Monsoon Session of parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: PTI Photo / TV GRAB)[/c [...]
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Rajasthan wants Maha industrialists to partner in farm sector
Mumbai, July 26: Rajasthan government is seeking technology and investments from Maharashtra to strengthen fast growing agriculture and related sectors in the desert state. "We seek technology and investments to strengthen agriculture and allied sectors. We invite industrialists and farmers of [...]
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Bajrang Dal goons thrash Assam migrants in Chikkamagaluru
Chikkamagaluru, July 26: Close on heels of an attack on Dalits for allegedly storing beef at home, Bajrang Dal activists on Monday night attacked migrant Assamese workers who had just landed in Aldur in the district to work in the coffee [...]
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Skullcandy Ink'd Wireless headphones launched at Rs. 3,999
  Skullcandy has launched its Ink’d Wireless headphones in India at Rs. 3,999. The headphones connect via Bluetooth and feature a low-profile flex collar. Further, the company says that it offers... [...]
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Intex Aqua Ring with 5MP front and rear cameras launched at Rs. 3,999
  Intex has launched the Aqua Ring smartphone at Rs. 3,999. The device sports a 5-inch HD display that is protected by Dragontrail glass and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core display with 1GB of RAM. The... [...]
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Israeli woman allegedly gang-raped in Indian tourist town of Manali
A 25-year-old woman reports being raped by two men after flagging what she thought was a taxi in the Himalayan townIndian police have arrested two men suspected of raping a 25-year-old Israeli tourist in the popular northern Himalayan resort town of Manali, local officers said.The arrests were made on Monday following a complaint by the woman that she had been attacked early on Sunday after flagging down what she thought was a taxi and asking for a lift to a nearby town. Related: Why is the rape crisis in rural India passing under the radar? | Priya Virmani Continue reading... [...]
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Mangroves and incomes flourish as Sri Lanka's women promote conservation – in pictures
A new project in Sri Lanka offers training and loans to women to start sustainable businesses as an alternative to cutting mangroves, and commits them to help replant degraded areas of the mangrove forests Continue reading... [...]
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Uddhav Thackeray comments: Shiv Sena muscle flexing fails to move partner BJP, again
Politically, the BJP has nothing to lose should the Shiv Sena exit the alliance. (Express Archive) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has once again launched a blistering attack on al [...]
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In Pics: Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March featured in Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum
New Delhi, July 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the second phase of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum on Monday in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and other officials. Mukherjee, who completed four years in office on July 25, said that [...]
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Irom Sharmila to end fast on Aug 9, wishes to contest election
Imphal, July 26: Well known human rights activist Irom Sharmil, popularly known as 'Iron Lady', to break her 16 year long hunger strike next month, media reported. According to media reports, she has decided to end her fast on August 9 [...]
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‘Alarming’ number of child deaths push Afghan casualties to record high
Victims include 1,509 children – a third of the total – a grim indicator of growing insecurity as Taliban step up insurgencyCivilian casualties in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first half of 2016, the UN has said, with children in particular paying a heavy price as insurgent groups stepped up the fighting.The UN report, which comes two days after the deadliest attack in Kabul since 2001, cited ground combat between militants and Nato-backed Afghan forces as the leading cause of casualties. Related: Does bloody bombing in Kabul signal change of tactics for Islamic State? Continue reading... [...]
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An insider's guide to Jodhpur: blue buildings and green energy
Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan is home to solar power initiatives, the world’s best hotel and fried semolina balls so good they’re legendary. Priyanka Sacheti guides us through the serpentine bylanes of her cityBlue, hot, iridescent and friendly Continue reading... [...]
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Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro announced, priced at Rs. 9,890
  Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy J2 Pro smartphone. The device is priced at Rs. 9,890 and will be available exclusively on Snapdeal from July 2016. Coming to the specifications of the J2... [...]
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Beyond the numbers
Dalit community members protesting in Gujarat against incident of violence against them. (File Photo) After protests against the assault on four Dalits by gaurakshaks in Una in Guj [...]
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The right choice
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s decision to invite Gita Gopinath, a Harvard University economist, as his financial adviser is a smart move and indicates his willingness to look beyond Marxist wisdom to address the economic challenges faced by h [...]
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Metro makes to most of BMTC, KSRTC 2-day strike
Bengaluru, July 25: While a two-day bus strike has forced schools and colleges to be shut across the state, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has come to the rescue of passengers by increasing the frequency of trains. Chief Public [...]
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SC adjourns petition seeking probe into allegations by BV Acharya
New Delhi, July 25: A petition seeking an investigation into the autobiography written by senior advocate, B V Acharya has been adjourned by the Supreme Court. The matter will be taken up by the Supreme Court after four weeks. A petition [...]
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Bollywood star Salman Khan acquitted of poaching charges
Actor was previously convicted of killing three endangered animals but higher court in Rajasthan has overturned the verdictThe Bollywood star Salman Khan has been acquitted of shooting and killing three endangered animals nearly two decades ago, a verdict that overturned a lower court’s ruling that would have sent the actor to jail.Khan and seven other people, including Bollywood actors, had been accused of killing a gazelle and two antelopes over two days in 1998 while filming a movie in Rajasthan state. Related: Bollywood box office takings down for first time in five years Continue reading... [...]
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Sisterhood Across Parties
What is noteworthy is that Mayawati deliberately made a calculated outreach to women politicians although her male colleagues had defended her equally vociferously. The outrage OVER [...]
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The Worship of False Gods
The history of millenarian movements teaches us, though, to read jihadism as a part of a landscape marked by the rise of a violent new right — witness the obscenities of Joseph Kony in Ugan [...]
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How a marriage bureau became a front for conversions and radicalisation
Bengaluru, July 25: Was a marriage bureau used as a platform to convert people and lure them to join the ISIS? Investigators believe that a marriage bureau, run by Rizwan Khan was indulging in the same. Two persons- Rizwan Khan and [...]
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AFSPA should be revoked on trial basis: J&K CM
Jammu, July 25: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked the Centre to revoke Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from 25 to 40 areas of Valley on trial basis. "As a test case if it is done and [...]
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India vs West Indies: The ascent of R Ashwin and the return of Mohammed Shami
Mohammad Shami returned figures of 4/66 in West Indies’ first innings. (Source: AP) The surprise, when India played the West Indies would have been if the hosts had saved the Test [...]
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SSP Chawrasia: India’s slumdog Olympian
SSP Chawrasia is India’s number one golfer at the moment. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Golf’s historic return to the Olympics has so far been farcical and slighted [...]
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Australia name two spinners in playing XI for first Test against Sri Lanka
Steve Smith took the unusual move of naming his starting XI a day before the start of the first Test in Pallekele. (Source: AP) Australian captain Steve Smith named spin twins Nath [...]
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