2017

 

‘Tie Arundhati Roy to Army jeep’, says Paresh Rawal

BJP MP makes comment in reference to Kashmir’s ‘human shield’ incident, rakes up controversy

New Delhi: Veteran actor and BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Gujarat Paresh Rawal raked a controversy after commenting on social media that writer Arundhati Roy should be tied to an army jeep. He made the comment in a reference to the incident last month of the army in Kashmir strapping a protester to its vehicle as a “human shield” against stone-throwers. “Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie up Arundhati Roy!” tweeted Mr Rawal on Sunday night. In response to a comment, he also said, “WeRead More


BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha praises Arvind Kejriwal, supports Lalu on Twitter

Enough of negative politics and mudslinging by opponents on our political leaders, be it Kejriwal, Laloo Yadav or Sushil Modi, tweets Sinha

New Delhi: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha came out in support of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and slammed those who indulge in negative politics and mudslinging on political opponents. “Enough of negative politics and mudslinging by opponents on our political leaders, be it Kejriwal, Laloo Yadav or Sushil Modi,” Shatrughan Sinha tweeted. “Our BJP surely believes in honesty and transparency, which seldom go together, but must go together. An allegation is ONLY THAT unless proved,” the BJP MP from Patna Sahib constituency said. The actor-turned politician,Read More


Jaitley again sues Kejriwal for Rs 10 crore after Delhi CM’s lawyer Jethmalani calls him a ‘crook’

Union minister Arun Jaitley filed the suit in Delhi High Court

New Delhi: The Arun Jaitley-Arvind Kejriwal defamation war intensified on Monday with the Union minister filing a fresh Rs 10 crore suit against the Delhi Chief Minister over an objectionable word used in court by Kejriwal’s counsel Ram Jethmalani last week. Jaitley filed the case against Kejriwal in Delhi High Court over the word “crook” used by Jethlamalani while the senior lawyer was cross-examining, which had to be stopped after an intense verbal duel broke out between the once-close legal associates. Jaitley’s lawyer Manik Dogra told media, “We have filedRead More


Two years after daughter India’s birth, Jonty Rhodes is dad again

Son Nathan John born at Surya Hospital in Santacruz, Mumbai

Mumbai: Retired South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes and wife Melanie were blessed with second child in Mumbai on Sunday, almost two years after their daughter India’s birth at a Santacruz hospital. Jonty, who is the fielding coach of the newly crowned IPL champions Mumbai Indians, was in Hyderabad for his team’s summit clash. The South African fielding icon tweeted a few minutes after his son’s birth, “The prize before the prize @mipaltan? Nathan John “plunged” into the world on IPL final #poolbirth #earthmother #incredibleindia”. Melanie delivered a boy at 6.09pmRead More


IPL 10 final: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run to win thriller

Mumbai defended a modest total of 129 to be crowned champions under Rohit Sharma for the third time

Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians were crowned the new IPL champions following their thrilling one—run win over Rising Pune Supergiant in the summit clash here at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday. Defending a modest total of 129 in the summit clash, Rohit Sharma-led side restricted Pune to 128/6 to lift the coveted title for the third time and become the most successful team in the tournament’s history. Rohit opted to bat after winning the toss but Mumbai batsmen failed to deliver while the Supergiant bowlers came out firing on all cylinders.Read More


‘Rambo’ Sylvester Stallone’s special message to Tiger Shroff

Rambo, Sylvester Stallone, Tiger Shroff

Los Angeles: After hoping that India doesn’t wreck a remake of his iconic film “Rambo”, Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has expressed confidence that the Indian movie’s actor Tiger Shroff will give his best shot to the project. “I actually get excited in my heart whenever young artists get a  rare opportunity to reach for the stars! Eye of the Tiger! I am sure he will put his heart and soul into it,” Stallone posted on his Instagram page with a snapshot of the poster of the Indian “Rambo”. Tiger wasRead More


Anti-terror fight ‘not a battle between different faiths’: Trump

Trump, anti-terror

Riyadh: US President Donald Trump will launch an appeal to confront “Islamist extremism” on Sunday, telling dozens of Muslim leaders in a speech that it “is not a battle between different faiths”. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it,” Trump will say in Saudi Arabia, according to excerpts released by the White House. “This is a battle between good and evil.” Trump’s hardline attitude towards what he has previously called “radical Islamic terrorism”Read More


Road rage: Doctor gunned down in Gurgaon, accused at large

The incident happened when the doctor, who was riding a bike, was hit by an SUV

New Delhi: In another case of road rage, a car driver on Saturday gunned down a doctor after his SUV accidentally hit the latter’s bike in Gurugram. The driver of the SUV was learning how to drive. 45-year-old Mahavir Yadav along with his brother-in-law had gone to survey a plot that they were interested in buying in Farukhnagar area. The unfortunate incident happened when the doctor, who was riding a bike, was hit by an SUV. An argument broke out between the two. Following which, the car driver, Vikas calledRead More


Saharanpur violence: 50,000 protesters gather at Jantar Mantar to protest alleged anti-Dalit violence

Protest was called by an organisation known as the Bhim Army

New Delhi: Around 50,000 people gathered at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to protest alleged anti-Dalit violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur. A journalist on Twitter though claimed the protesters’ strength to be around 50,000 but the number could not be independently verified. Videos posted on social media showed the protesters chanting slogans and getting their sacred wrist threads snipped as a form of protest. The protest was called by an organisation known as the Bhim Army. The protesters have put forth three demands: A judicial probe into the violence May 5Read More


Bihar’s jobseekers go berserk, damage railway properties in West Bengal

Trouble started on Sunday morning when jobseekers returning to Bihar started boarding reserved compartments

Jalpaiguri: Thousands of jobseekers from Bihar went berserk on Sunday morning blocking rail tracks and vandalising New Jalpaiguri railway station. The candidates appeared in recruitment test for Group-D positions in West Bengal government. The written examination for the jobs was held all across West Bengal on Saturday. Media reports said that a whopping 2.5 million candidates competed for 6,000 Group-D positions, lowest rung of employment in a government. Thousands of candidates were from Bihar. According to police, trouble started at 6am when jobseekers returning to Bihar started boarding even reservedRead More