January, 2018


Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan win big at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards

Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan, 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards

Mumbai: Bollywood came together to celebrate the industry’s talent at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018, held on Saturday, in Mumbai. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar hosted the event, which witnessed some amazing performances by stars like Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra and others. Sonam Kapoor, R Madhavan, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Saqib Saleem, Preity Zinta, Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Sunny Leone walked the red carpet. Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for Hindi Medium whileRead More

President Ram Nath Kovind gives nod to disqualify 20 AAP lawmakers

President, Ram Nath Kovind, disqualify, AAP lawmakers

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission to disqualify 20 lawmakers of Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party. The Commission said the legislators violated the provisions of the Office of Profit, under which lawmakers cannot hold any post in the government that entitles them to perks or powers unless a law has been passed to exempt the posts. Arvind Kejriwal’s party, which described the President’s order and “unconstitutional ” and “dangerous for democracy”, said it would go to the Supreme Court if need be.Read More

Kabul: Afghan forces end overnight siege of a luxury hotel by gunmen

Kabul, Afghan forces, siege, luxury hotel, gunmen

Kabul: An overnight siege of a luxury hotel by gunmen in the Afghan capital has come to an end, security forces say. Six civilians, including a foreign woman, died at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, along with three attackers, the interior ministry said. Some 160 people were rescued after Afghan troops fought through the night to regain control of the building. Some reports suggested gunfire had continued for some time after the authorities declared the siege over. Afghan news agency Tolo says the death toll could be higher than theRead More

Former CAG Vinod Rai was a ‘contract killer’ hired to kill UPA government, says A Raja

Former CAG Vinod Rai, contract killer, UPA government, A Raja

New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja on Sunday alleged that former CAG Vinod Rai was a “contract killer” hired to kill the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government and called for his prosecution for “abusing” the power and “cheating” the nation. Raja went on to say that some forces were working against the UPA and for that they used Rai as a tool. “Vinod Rai should be prosecuted for cheating and abuse of power… (he) was a contract killer… His shoulder was used to kill UPA 2,” Raja said duringRead More

‘Padmaavat’: Shivraj Singh Chouhan says Madhya Pradesh government would move SC

Padmaavat, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh government, SC

Indore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Saturday the state government would approach the Supreme Court to stop the release of the controversial film “Padmaavat”. Speaking to reporters after a programme here, Chouhan said: “We would once again knock on the apex court’s doors.” He didn’t elaborate. In November, after meeting Rajput community leaders, Chouhan had announced that the film would not be allowed to release in the state. The Supreme Court has stayed the orders/notifications issued by the Rajasthan and Gujarat governments prohibiting the screening ofRead More

Darwin’s theory scientifically wrong: Union minister Satyapal Singh

Darwin's theory, Union minister Satyapal Singh

Aurangabad: Union minister Satyapal Singh has claimed that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution of man was “scientifically wrong” and it needs to be changed in school and college curriculum. Singh, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, said our ancestors have nowhere mentioned that they saw an ape turning into a man. “Darwin’s theory (of evolution of humans) is scientifically wrong. It needs to change in school and college curriculum. Since the man is seen on Earth he has always been a man,” he said while speaking to reporters onRead More

Jawan, 3 civilians killed, 16 injured in Pakistan shelling

Jawan, civilians killed, Pakistan shelling

Jammu: An Army jawan was among four killed while eighteen others were injured as Pakistani troops shelled border outposts and civilian areas along the international border (IB) and LoC in the Jammu region for the third consecutive day on Saturday. The ceasefire violations triggered migration of over 35,000 people from their border hamlets as the authorities sounded a red alert and asked people to move to safer areas. Over 300 educational institutes along the IB and LoC in the Jammu region have been closed for the next three days by theRead More

US government shuts down; President Trump blames Democrats

US government, shuts down, President Trump, Democrats

Washington: The US government officially shutdown on Saturday for the first time in five years after the Senate rejected a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government running, marking a chaotic end to Donald Trump’s first year as president. Military will still go to work, the border will still be patrolled, fire folks will be fighting the fires and the parks will be open. But in each of these cases people will not be paid, Director of Office of Management of Budget Mick Mulvaney said. The shutdown began at 12:01 am (local time) after aRead More

India beat Pakistan to retain Blind Cricket World Cup title

India, Pakistan, Blind Cricket World Cup, title

Sharjah: Sunil Ramesh slammed a superb 93 as India defeated arch rivals Pakistan by two wickets in a thrilling summit clash to retain the Blind Cricket World Cup title here on Saturday. Batting first, Pakistan amassed 308 runs, courtesy some useful contribution by Badar Munir (57), Riasat Khan (48) and captain Nisar Ali (47). Ramesh then led the run chase as India overhauled the target with eight balls to spare to retain the trophy that they had won in 2014 after beating the same opponents at Cape Town, South Africa. IndiaRead More

Delhi’s AAP in trouble as Election Commission recommends disqualifying 20 MLAs

Delhi's AAP, Election Commission, 20 MLAs

New Delhi: In a blow to Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the Election Commission on Friday asked the President to disqualify 20 of its MLAs for holding offices of profit, setting the stage for their ouster from the Assembly. The development does not threaten the AAP government as it has 66 MLAs in the 70-member Assembly. Still, the BJP and Congress demanded that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resign on moral grounds. Reacting furiously to the EC order, AAP claimed the Chief Election Commissioner was trying to destabilize its government at the behestRead More