September, 2017


President, Prime Minister, VP, Manmohan attend Ramleela celebrations

President, Prime Minister, VP, Manmohan, Ramleela celebrations, Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Arrows were fired to set the effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran ablaze at the Parade Ground here on Saturday, an event that was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among a host of other dignitaries. The burning of the giant effigies, signifying the triumph of good over evil, was organised by the Shri Dharmik Leela Committee, which has been organising the city’s one of the most high-profile Raamlila events at the grounds opposite the historic Red Fort since 1924. Vice President M VenkaiahRead More

Prime Minister is a ‘liar’, won’t allow Bullet Train: Raj Thackeray

Prime Minister, liar, Bullet Train, Raj Thackeray, Narendra Modi

Mumbai: In the aftermath of the stampede which killed 22 commuters on Friday, MNS President Raj Thackeray on Saturday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “liar” and warned that he would not allow the Bullet Train project till all suburban commuters’ issues are resolved. “I shall not allow even a brick for the Bullet Train project to be laid. First resolve all the basic problems of Mumbai commuters. If Modi wants, let him construct it in Gujarat. If they use force, we shall also retaliate,” an agitated Thackeray thundered. Attacking the ruling BharatiyaRead More

Actor Mukesh Rishi gets challaned for riding bike wearing crown

Actor, Mukesh Rishi, challaned, riding bike, wearing crown

New Delhi: Actor Mukesh Rishi was challaned by the Delhi Traffic Police for riding a motorcycle wearing a crown instead of a helmet. The actor is playing the role of Ravan in a Ramlila production being held at the Red Fort grounds. A video of him riding the motorcycle around India Gate in full costume had gone viral on Thursday, prompting the police to send him a notice. He reached the Delhi Traffic Police headquarters on Friday and paid the fine, said a senior officer. Share3 +1 Tweet PinShares 3

I am not a potential contender for Chief Minister’s post: Digvijay Singh

Potential contender, Chief Minister's post, Digvijay Singh

Jabalpur: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has said he is not a potential contender for the chief minister’s post in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, which are due next year. “Party’s top leadership will decide that who will be the party’s chief ministerial face in the next assembly elections,”” he told reporters here on Friday. Earlier, veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath said that he was in favour of projecting Jyotiraditya Scindia, party’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha, as the chief ministerial face. Singh was talking to media before beginning hisRead More

Kashmir: CRPF jawan commits suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle

Kashmir, CRPF jawan, service rifle

Srinagar: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan on Friday shot himself in Pampor town of South Kashmir. The deceased has been identified as AK Das of E/110 Battalion of CRPF posted at grid station. Das shot himself using his INSAS weapon. The reason behind the suicide is yet to be known. After the incident, ,Station House Officer (SHO) Pampore, Adil Rashid, told media persons that the body will be handed over to the family after completion of legal and medical formalities. “The reasons for the trooper’s suicide are beingRead More

22 die in stampede in Mumbai on the day Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was set to flag off 60 new suburban trains

Stampede, Mumbai, Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal, flag off, 60 new suburban trains

Mumbai: On a day when Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was scheduled to flag off 60 new suburban train services for city commuters, a massive stampede on a railway footover bridge near the Parel-Elphinstone Road station killed 22 and injured at least 36 people on Friday. The cause of the stampede on the narrow footover bridge was not known, but eyewitnesses claimed that a sudden rumour of a suspected electrical short-circuit sparked off a panic. It is not yet clear if the Mumbai tragedy will change Goyal’s Mumbai plans. A pressRead More

22 dead, 36 injured in stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station

Stampede, Mumbai, Elphinstone Road railway station

Mumbai: Twenty-two people were killed and 36 injured in a stampede, reportedly triggered by rumours of an electrical short circuit following heavy rains, at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road local railway station at 10.30 am on Friday morning. Media reports suggest that tragedy struck at the foot over-bridge, between Elphinstone Road and Parel railway stations that was crowded due to peak morning hour commuter rush, when rumours of the short circuit on the bridge spread like wildfire leading to several people jumping off the bridge. This caused panic amongst the commuters andRead More

Pak-origin taxi driver pleads guilty to harassing Jemima Khan, former wife of Imran Khan

Pak-origin, taxi driver, pleads guilty, Jemima Khan, former wife, Imran Khan

London: A Pakistani-origin taxi driver on Thursday pleaded guilty to harassing British journalist and socialite Jemima Khan, the former wife of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Hassan Mahhmood admitted to a year-long campaign of harassment during which he bombarded her with messages after she had used his taxi through the taxi hailing company Halo. The 27-year-old’s lawyer told Isleworth Crown Court that Mahhmood was Jemima’s big fan because of her marriage to his cricketing hero and former Pakistan Cricket captain Imran Khan. He pleaded not guilty to a more serious charge of stalking theRead More

David Warner ton helps Australia break India winning streak

David Warner, Australia, India, winning streak, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya

Bengaluru: Opener David Warner hit a sparkling century in his 100th one-day international to help Australia down India by 21 runs and pull off a consolation win on Thursday. Warner’s blazing 124 and his 231-run opening stand with Aaron Finch, who made 94, guided the visitors to 334-5 in the fourth game of the five-match series in Bangalore. The hosts, who lead the series 3-1, faltered in their chase to end on 313-8 despite three half-centuries including a gritty 67 off 69 balls from Kedar Jadhav. Fast bowlers Kane RichardsonRead More

Madhya Pradesh bags ‘Best Tourism State’ award for 3rd time in a row

Madhya Pradesh, 'Best Tourism State' award, President Ram Nath Kovind, World Tourism Day

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh has won the ‘Best Tourism State’ national award for the third consecutive year, an official said on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind handed over the award, named as ‘Hall of Fame Award’, to Minister of State for Tourism Surendra Patwa at a ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday, a Madhya Pradesh Public Relations Department officer said. The state bagged total 10 awards in this programme, organised on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The official said the state bagged the Most Innovative Tourist Product awardRead More