4 jawans, 3 terrorists killed in pre-dawn attack in Pulwama: CRPF

Jawans, terrorists, killed, pre-dawn attack, Pulwama, CRPF

Srinagar: Heavily armed terrorists on Sunday launched a pre-dawn attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, killing four personnel of the force and injuring three others, a security forces spokesperson said. CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav said the bodies of two terrorists have also been recovered while one more is believed to have been killed. “Four CRPF jawans have been martyred and three others are injured. The bodies of two terrorists have also been recovered. We believe another terrorist has also been killed,” Yadav told a news agency. HeRead More

Nitin Patel forces Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to return Finance portfolio

Nitin Patel, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Finance portfolio

Ahmedabad: In a first in the Gujarat BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah were on Sunday forced to return the Finance portfolio to Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel after he sulked for two days after being given the second slot in the new Vijay Rupani cabinet but not the beats matching that stature. Nitin Patel, who is in public life since 1977 and with the BJP from 1980, withdrew into a shell at his residence in Ahmedabad for two days without occupying his ministerial mansion on Thursday and Friday after Chief MinisterRead More

Rajinikanth declares political debut, to launch party

Rajinikanth, political debut, launch party

Chennai: In an announcement that could dramatically alter political alignments in Tamil Nadu, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced his political debut and said he will launch his own party which will contest all 234 constituencies in the next assembly polls in the state. The announcement ends two decades of speculation over the entry of the actor, who enjoys cult status in Tamil cinema, in the political arena. “I am joining politics and it is for sure,” said the actor clad in a spotless white kurta and sporting a grey beard, amid thunderousRead More

Film & politics go hand in hand in Tamil Nadu

Film, politics, hand in hand, Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Top film stars launching their own political party is nothing new to Tamil Nadu, a state which has been ruled for decades by icons connected with the tinsel world. The 67-year old superstar Rajinikanth is the latest to foray into politics as he on Sunday announced his decision to launch a party before the next assembly elections. It was the charismatic hero M G Ramachandran who first stormed to power in the state in the 1970s after forming the AIADMK. His arch-rival and former chief minister M Karunanidhi, a former chiefRead More

Akshay, Kareena, Aamir to celebrate New Year with family

Akshay, Kareena, Aamir, New Year, family

Mumbai: As 2017 comes to an end on Sunday, most B-town celebrities are in joyous mood and will usher in the New year with their near and dear ones at exotic locations around the world. Akshay Kumar with wife Twinkle and their kids are in Cape Town in South Africa, while Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are vacationing with their son Taimur Ali Khan in Europe and Sonam Kapoor is off to London. Newly married couple – Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are in South Africa. Sanjay Dutt, whoRead More

Pakistan’s treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s kin condemnable: Rajnath Singh

Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav, kin condemnable, Rajnath Singh

Orchha: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday condemned Pakistan as well as its media for harassing the wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer who is on death row in the neighbouring country. Singh said the humiliating treatment meted out to Jadhav’s family members by Pakistan and its media should be condemned in the strongest manner. He was speaking to reporters after his arrival at Orchha in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district to offer prayers at the famous Ram Raja temple here. A video doing the rounds onRead More

20 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

Civilians, killed, Saudi-led airstrikes, Yemen

Sanaa: At least 20 civilians were killed on Saturday when Saudi-led coalition fighter jets hit Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, witnesses and a medical source told Xinhua. The warplanes struck three taxis full of travellers near a crowded restaurant in the city, killing a number of people, including women and children. Dozens of clients inside the restaurant were also killed or injured, according to witnesses. Medical source in the Hodeidah hospital told Xinhua by phone that at least 20 were killed and 10 others wounded. The attack took place around noon atRead More

‘Padmavati’ is now ‘Padmavat’, CBFC suggests 5 modifications

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati, Padmavat, Padmaavat

Mumbai: The censor board has decided to give Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” a UA certificate without any cuts but has suggested that the director change the film’s title to “Padmavat” besides making four other modifications. There were reports doing the rounds that the board had suggested 26 cuts to the film, but in a statement, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi clarified that they have only advised five modifications, including the title change, but “no cuts”. The board has also suggested modifications in disclaimers, pertinently adding oneRead More

Actor Varun Dhawan to marry longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal in mid-2018?

Actor, Varun Dhawan, marry, longtime girlfriend, Natasha Dalal

Mumbai: If a report in Deccan Chronicle is to be believed, actor Varun Dhawan might be a married man by mid-2018. The Judwaa 2 actor recently moved out of his parents’ house to a plush apartment. Sources close to the Dhawan family told the publication that Varun is in all set to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal, and his move to the new house is a step towards the same. “Till recently, Varun swore he would never move out of his parents’ home. But Natasha madeRead More

Himachal Congress MLA from Dalhousie slaps woman constable, gets slapped back

Himachal, Congress MLA, Dalhousie, woman constable

Shimla: In a rare incident in Shimla on Friday, Congress MLA Asha Kumari was slapped back by a woman police constable after the politician slapped her.  The video, shared by news agency ANI on Twitter, shows Kumari stuck in a massive crowd. She, ANI reported, was trying to gain entry to a meeting being held by Congress president Rahul Gandhi to review the grand old party’s recent Himachal Pradesh election loss. At one moment, Kumari, who can be seen arguing, slaps a woman constable to her right, sparking off theRead More