June, 2017


Can’t expect my kids to be the way I was with my mom: Sridevi

Sridevi was speaking at the promotional event of her upcoming film "Mom"

New Delhi: Sridevi says she prefers to be a friend to her daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi, rather than a strict mother as the actor understands that times are changing. The 53-year-old diva says as a mother she is concerned about the well-being of her daughters but does not question their decisions. “The mother-children relationship these days is very different from what it was when I was a kid. I can’t expect my kids to be the way I was with my mom. “I am sometimes a strict mother, but myRead More

Arun Jaitley hits out at China, says India of 2017 different from 1962

Indian Army had blocked road construction by China in Donglong, a disputed territory between China and Bhutan

New Delhi: The India of 2017 is different from what it was in 1962, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley asserted on Friday, hitting out at China for asking the Indian Army to learn from “historical lessons”. A day after China’s oblique reference to the war the two countries had fought 55 years ago, the defence minister also said the current standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Sikkim sector was triggered by Beijing. Bhutan, he added, had made it clear that the land in question belonged to it. “If theyRead More

Shops down shutters in Madhya Pradesh against ‘complexities’ in GST

Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be rolled out in a special function in Delhi on Friday night

Bhopal: Commercial establishments in major cities in Madhya Pradesh remained closed on Friday as part of a bandh called to protest “anomalies and complexities” in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which will be rolled out in a special function in Delhi at midnight on Friday. Shops in main cities like Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, and Jabalpur downed their shutters while commercial activities remained suspended in small towns as well. The bandh was called by various organisations of traders. In the state capital, important commercial markets like MP Nagar, New Market, Chowk, Bairagarh, BHEL townshipRead More

HC asks EC to file reply in Narottam Mishra’s disqualification case

Minister was disqualified by the poll watchdog on June 24 for three years

Gwalior: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday sought the Election Commission’s stand on a plea against the poll panel’s order disqualifying state minister Narottam Mishra. Mishra was disqualified by the poll watchdog on June 24 for three years for filing wrong accounts of his election expenditure during the assembly polls of 2008. His election from the Datia assembly constituency also stood void. Three days later, Mishra moved the Gwalior bench of the high court seeking a stay on the EC order. The bench of Justice Vivek Agrawal on Friday issued notice to theRead More

Taliban militants kill 6 Afghan police in west; roadside bomb kills 7

9 Taliban militants were also killed in exchange of fire with police which lasted for 3 hours

Kabul: The Taliban stormed an Afghan security post in the western Farah province, killing at least six policemen and wounding three, officials said on Friday while a pickup truck hit a roadside bomb in a remote eastern district, killing seven villagers. The roadside explosion took place in the eastern Nangarhar province’s Achin district on Friday. The seven dead included two children and two women, said Ismail Shinwari, the district governor. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, though the area has seen expanding attacks by an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan, known asRead More

Indian Army should learn from ‘historical lessons’: China

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang displays two photographs of the alleged Indian 'incursion'

Beijing: China on Thursday asked India to withdraw its troops from the Donglong area in the Sikkim sector as a precondition for a “meaningful dialogue” to settle the current stand-off, warning that the Indian Army should learn “historical lessons”, in an oblique reference to the 1962 war. Launching a media blitzkrieg on the Sikkim stand-off, both Chinese Foreign and Defence Ministries directed their attacks on India and maintained that the Indian army had “illegally trespassed” into the Chinese territory. The People’s Liberation Army spokesman, Col Wu Qian also rejected as “extremely irresponsible”Read More

Indiana mother sentenced to 130 years for killing children

Pasztor abducted her children on September 26 from their custodial grandparents' home

Goshen: A judge has ordered an Indiana woman who admitted to fatally smothering her two children to undergo mental health treatment before going to prison under a 130-year sentence. Thirty-year-old Amber Pasztor of Fort Wayne told an Elkhart County judge she was sorry before he ordered the sentence on Thursdaymorning. She pleaded guilty but mentally ill to two counts of murder in the deaths of 7-year-old Lilliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor. Pasztor abducted her children on September 26 from their custodial grandparents’ home near Fort Wayne, prompting an Amber Alert. Their bodiesRead More

IndiGo shows interest in buying Air India, which is Rs 52,000 crore in debt

Minister Arun Jaitley heads committee to decide sale, the same team will decide how Air India's assets, debts will be handled

New Delhi: Private airline IndiGo has expressed interest in buying stake in the national debt-laden carrier, Air India. Media reports claimed that Secretary Civil Aviation RN Chaubey on Thursday, also clarified that offers have also been made informally by other domestic and international airlines. The government has said that it will privatise Air India, often referred to as “the Maharaja” after its turbaned mascot. The cabinet last night took the first step in offloading the airline with an “in-principle” approval for the sale of a stake in Air India, whichRead More

Vatican stunned: Pope Francis aide George Pell charged with sexual assault in Australia

Pell is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal

Sydney: Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser and Australia’s most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church’s long-running sexual abuse scandal. Pell said he would return to Australia to fight the charges. Victoria state Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said police have summonsed Pell to appear in an Australian court toRead More

Prime Minister Narendra Modi slams cow vigilantes, says killing people in name of cow protection not acceptable

No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands, says Prime Minister

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra on Thursday visited Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad during his two-day Gujarat and slammed cow vigilantes. In a strong message to cow vigilantes, Modi invoked Mahatman Gandhi to slam those involved in violence in the name of protecting cows. Speaking at a public event after visiting the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, PM Modi said, “Killing people in the name of gau bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve. We are the land of non-violence. We are the land of Mahatma Gandhi. WhyRead More