2017

 

Crying child in viral video turns out to be singer Toshi Sabri’s niece

Crying child, viral video, Toshi Sabri’s niece

Mumbai: A video of a mother reprimanding her child to learn numbers properly went viral last week. According to a report carried by a leading English daily, the child in the video is Toshi Sabri’s niece. Toshi and Sharib Sabri are Bollywood singers who shot to fame after giving their voice for the movie Raaz: The Mystery Continues. The video was shared by cricketing stars like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Robin Uthappa and Yuvraj Singhn who appealed to the public to not indulge in such child abuse. Sharib Sabri’s InstagramRead More


Terming decision on triple talaq historic, PM Narendra Modi says ban will grant equality to Muslim women

Triple talaq, PM Narendra Modi, Muslim women

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday has described Supreme Court’s verdict banning the practice of instant triple talaq as historic. Modi said ban on triple talaq will grant equality to Muslim women. “I pay my respects to those women who had to lead miserable lives due to triple talaq and then started a movement which created an environment in the whole nation against the practice,” the prime minister had said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah also lauded the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq andRead More


If we enter India, ‘chaos’, warns China; Also holds India’s stand on Doklam standoff ‘vicious’

India, China, Doklam standoff

New Delhi: China on Tuesday warned India of “utter chaos” if its troops enter India and declared Delhi’s stand on the confrontation at the remote Doklam plateau as “ridiculous and vicious”. In June, Indian troops crossed the border at Sikkim to stop China’s construction of a road at the plateau described by Delhi as a serious security concern because of its location at the borders of Bhutan, India and China, said media reports. Beijing says it’s building a road on its own land in the eastern Himalayas, but Bhutan andRead More


Supreme Court strikes down triple talaq; All India Muslim Personal Law Board to plan future action in Bhopal meet

Supreme Court, triple talaq, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Bhopal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday by a majority verdict set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional. The apex court held that the triple talaq was against the basic tenets of Quran. “In view of the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ – triple talaq is set aside,” a five-judge constitution bench said in a 395-page order. Reacting to the verdict, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said itRead More


UP derailment: Madhya Pradesh govt announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of deceased from state

UP derailment, Madhya Pradesh govt, state, Utkal Express

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh each to the kin of passengers from the state, who lost their lives in Utkal Express derailment near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh. The chief minister also announced Rs 50,000 to those injured in the train mishap. “Nearly 10 passengers from Madhya Pradesh were killed and over 71 others were injured in the mishap,” a public relations department official said. The chief minister also directed the officials to ensure adequate medical facilities to the injured persons.Read More


Americans cheer as total solar eclipse spreads across country

Americans, total solar eclipse, country

Oregon: The moon blacked out the sun on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States in nearly a century began in western Oregon, while millions of Americans looked skyward in wonder through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras. After weeks of anticipation, the sight of the moon’s silhouette passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but a halo-like solar corona, drew whoops and cheers from onlookers gathered in Depoe Bay, Oregon. The rare cosmic event was expected to draw one of the largest audiences inRead More


6 cops among 8 injured in stone pelting after student’s death in Jammu and Kashmir

Cops, stone pelting, student's death, Jammu and Kashmir, 6 cops among 8 injured in stone pelting

Jammu: Six policemen including two officers were among the eight injured in an incident of stone pelting by miscreants in front of the Jammu and Kashmir’s district hospital in Rajouri following the death of a student from heart attack at a college here. “An information was received that one Tanveer Hussain of Nerojal, a student of Degree College, Rajouri, fell unconscious and was shifted to district hospital, Rajouri,” a senior police officer said. Upon reaching the hospital, he was declared brought dead by the doctors, he said. A police teamRead More


McDonald’s terminates franchise pact for CPRL’s 169 outlets in India

McDonald's, franchise pact, CPRL, 169 outlets, India,

New Delhi: McDonald’s has terminated franchise agreement for 169 out of its 430 fastfood outlets in the country, alleging breach of contract terms and payment default by the operator of the franchise in north and east India. McDonald’s India, which operates in the country through two franchisees, terminated the agreement with Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL), where the fast food chain’s estranged franchise partner Vikram Bakshi holds 50 per cent stake. The termination notice barred CPRL from using McDonald’s brand at any of the 169 outlets, which employ thousands ofRead More


BJP chief Amit Shah visits war memorial in Bhopal, pays tribute to martyrs

BJP, Amit Shah, war memorial, Bhopal, martyrs, BJP chief Amit Shah, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP chief Amit Shah

Bhopal: BJP president Amit Shah visited a war memorial here and paid tribute to martyrs who laid down their lives for the motherland. Shah, who is on a three-day tour to Madhya Pradesh since Friday, visited ‘Shaurya Smarak’ last night. The sprawling war memorial, dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October last year, has been built by the state government in the memory of martyrs. Shah was accompanied by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan and party’s national general secretary KailashRead More


Briton, believed to be of Indian-origin, hailed as hero for comforting Spain attack victim

Briton, Indian-origin, hero, Spain attack, victim, 44-year-old Briton, terrorists attacked Barcelona

London: A 44-year-old Briton, believed to be of Indian-origin, is being hailed as a hero after he risked his life to comfort a young victim of the terror attack in Spain in which a van ploughed into pedestrians, media reports said. Harry Athwal, from Birmingham, had been holidaying in Spain last week when the attackers drove down Las Ramblas, Barcelona, at speed, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 other. Without considering his own safety, Athwal ran from the first floor restaurant where he was dining to the pavementRead More