July, 2017

 

If Narmada had dried up, then the lifeline of MP would have dried up as well: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

MP Chief Minister speaks on Narmadad Seva Yatra at NGT Conference

Bhopal: Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Narmada Seva Yatra has been a success and spoke about the efforts taken by the government to make it a success. Speaking at the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Conference in Bhopal on Saturday, Chouhan said, “I got the idea of Narmada Seva Yatra after I saw a lot of rivers dry up in front of me. If Narmada had dried up, then the lifeline of MP would have dried up as well” He added that the government is makingRead More


India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st Test

Second Test starts in Colombo on August 3

Galle: India captain Virat Kohli completed his 17th Test ton on Saturday and then let his bowlers demolish injury-hit Sri Lanka to claim a 304-run victory inside four days in the first Test. It was India’s biggest winning margin in Sri Lanka and showed just why they are the top-ranked Test side in the world. Set a daunting 550 to win, Dimuth Karunaratne made 97 for Sri Lanka, but after his departure in the final session their hopes sank in Galle. With allrounder Asela Gunaratne and stand-in captain Rangana Herath unable toRead More


Mohammad Kaif trolled for playing chess with son, Muslim clerics defend former India cricketer

Muslim clerics say there is nothing wrong in playing chess as long as gambling isn’t involved

New Delhi: Muslim clerics have come out in support of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who has been trolled on social media for playing chess with his son. According to media reports, clerics said that there is nothing wrong in playing chess as long as gambling isn’t involved. “People who are accusing him should look at themselves first. He was playing with his son. There is nothing wrong with it,” said Imam Sajid Rashidi, a Muslim cleric from Delhi told a news agency. He also said that this is differentRead More


Nitish Kumar wins facile trust vote after bilious debate

Bihar Chief Minister comfortably wins the crucial trust vote 131-108

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar comfortably won on Friday the crucial trust vote 131-108, after a vitriol-filled debate. The result of the floor test, held a day after he took office for the sixth time, jettisoning the RJD and embracing former ally BJP, was a foregone conclusion given the numerical superiority of the bloc supporting his government. Four members in the 243-member house could not vote, reducing the total strength of the house during the trust vote to 239. With the effective strength of the House reduced to 239 during voting,Read More


Salman Khan’s friend Inder Kumar dies at 45 due to heart attack

Actor has worked with Salman in Wanted and Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge

Mumbai: Actor Inder Kumar, who is perhaps best remembered as Salman Khan’s brother, Ajay, in the 2009 hit Wanted, died of a heart attack last night. He was 45 years old. The fatal attack occurred at 12.30am at his residence in Mumbai’s Four Bungalows. Inder worked in over 20 films including Salman Khan-starrers Wanted, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge. He was known to be quite close to Salman Khan’s family since the two actors worked together on several film projects. Inder is also remembered for his brief stint as Mihir inRead More


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns after Supreme Court disqualifies him in Panama Papers case

Supreme Court also orders National Accountability Bureau to file case against Sharif and his children within six weeks

Karachi: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday disqualified Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a member of the National Assembly in Panama Papers leak case. He has been found guilty of corruption. Following the Supreme Court judgment, Nawaz Sharif has resigned from his post, said media reports. In a unanimous verdict, the five-judge bench said,Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is no more Sadiq and Ameen (honest and righteous). The Supreme Court also disqualified Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from office. According to the reports, Defence Minister Khwaja Asif and Punjab ChiefRead More


‘Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack’

Former president also discloses that he decided against use of nuke out of fear of retaliation

Dubai: Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily ‘Mainichi Shimbun’ said. The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament,Read More


Ajit Doval-Yang Jiechi discuss ‘major problems’ amid Sikkim standoff

Talks included bilateral relations, international and regional issues and multilateral affairs

Beijing: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Thursday discussed “major problems” in bilateral ties, the foreign ministry here said after the first high-level meeting between India and China since the military standoff erupted in the Sikkim sector on June 16. The Chinese foreign ministry, in a brief readout on Doval-Yang meeting, said Yang “elaborated China’s position on bilateral issues and major problems”, which is being seen as an apparent reference to the standoff in the Dokalam area. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency also reported that Yang metRead More


Even as Shah Rukh promotes his movie in Mumbai, wife Gauri and children enjoy a day out on a Malibu beach

Gauri Khan posted a picture of herself and kids - Suhana and AbRam - from the beaches of Malibu on Thursday

Mumbai: Even as Shah Rukh Khan is busy promoting his upcoming movie, Jab Harry Met Sejal in Mumbai, wife Gauri along with children Suhana and AbRam took a day out in the sun on Malibu beach in Los Angeles on Thursday. Gauri instagrammed a picture of herself chilling on the beach with Suhana, sunbathing in a bikini, and AbRam, making a sandcastle, in vicinity. She captioned the picture: “The classic stretch of sand #malibubeach (sic).” Media reports said that Gauri will soon get busy with the opening of her showroomRead More


Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM; Tejashwi Yadav cries foul and calls Kumar opportunist rival

Former deputy CM describes Nitish’s resignation and his decision to join hands with BJP as a well-written drama

Patna: As Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the sixth time at Governor’s House on Thursday, former deputy CM of the state, Tejashwi Yadav has come out in open blasting the former. Tejashwi was at the core of weeks-long tussle between the RJD and JD-U which ultimately saw Kumar dumping the grand alliance. Speaking to India Today, Tejashwi said that he is ready to explain corruption charges levelled against him. He also described Nitish’s resignation and his subsequent decision to join hands with the BJP again asRead More