January, 2018


Madhya Pradesh government okays proposal for construction of Bharat Mata temple

Madhya Pradesh government, proposal, Bharat Mata temple, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Bhopal: In an election year, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has cleared a proposal allowing construction of a “Bharat Mata” temple near the state capital. A Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday approved the proposal moved by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) seeking land to build the temple of the “Mother India”, which will come up in Singarcholi area near Airport Road. “The Cabinet cleared the land proposal for building the Bharat Mata Parisar in Bhopal,” state minister and government spokesman Narottam Mishra told reporters. TheRead More

Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu gets two-match ban for breaching BCCI Code of Conduct

Indian cricketer, Ambati Rayudu, two-match ban, BCCI, Code of Conduct

New Delhi: Hyderabad skipper Ambati Rayudu has been handed a two-match suspension by the BCCI for breaching the Code of Conduct during his side’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Karnataka on January 11. “Mr Rayudu is barred from participating in the first two matches for Hyderabad in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy,” a BCCI release said. “The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Mr Abhijit Deshmukh, Mr Ulhas Vithalrao Gandhe, and third umpire Mr Anil Dandekar. The BCCI is further looking into the role of Hyderabad Team Manager inRead More

Tremors felt in Delhi, Srinagar after 6.1 earthquake struck Afghanistan; no casualty reported

Tremors, Delhi, Srinagar, earthquake, Afghanistan, casualty

New Delhi: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on Wednesday, with tremors felt in Delhi and neighbouring Haryana and Punjab. The tremors that lasted a few seconds were strongly felt in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake measuring 6.1 struck at a depth of 190 km in the Hindu Kush region. In Delhi and the National Capital Region, frightened people ran out of their homes, shops and offices. Many posted on social media that they felt the tremors. The lights shook in television studios. DelhiRead More

Kasganj violence: Man, who runs a cloth store, arrested for killing; he shot from balcony, say cops

Kasganj violence, cloth store, arrested, killing, balcony, cops

Kasganj, UP: The man who shot dead 22-year-old Chandan Gupta during communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj has been arrested, the police said on Wednesday. Saleem, who runs a cloth store in Kasganj, has been accused of firing the shot that killed Chandan Gupta on Friday. “(Saleem) fired from either the roof or the balcony of his house, as per statements of some witnesses. Some weapons were recovered in the last two days and we are hoping to do a ballistics match between them and the bullet found in Chandan’sRead More

BJP core committee meet for polls put off after CM Chouhan falls ill

BHOPAL: The crucial meeting of state BJP core committee, which was scheduled to be held on Monday to discuss strategy for forthcoming assembly elections, party activities and performance of MLAs, was postponed following the ill health of chief minister and beginning of Parliament’s budget session. The meeting was called after a long interval following BJP president Amit Shah’s instruction to the state leadership to evaluate the performance of MLAs every month. Shah had given this intruction during his threeday visit to Bhopal in August 2017. The core committee members wereRead More

Nokia 3310 4G variant with Android-based YunOS launched in China

Nokia 3310 4G variant has been launched in China. The advanced feature phone has been listed on HMD Global’s official site in China and will be made available through China Mobile. Pricing has not been announced at this point. Hopefully, the Finnish company will announce the global version of the Nokia 3310 4G at the Mobile World Congress in late February. In terms of design and looks, Nokia 3310 4G appears to mimic the design language of the original Nokia 3310 that was announced at the MWC 2017. However, theRead More

Delhi sealing row: BJP alleges leaders attacked at meeting with Kejriwal

A meeting between BJP Delhi leaders, commissioners of the three municipal corporations and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the controversial sealing drive underway in Delhi markets ended in chaos on Tuesday. BJP leaders and MCD commissioners walked out within minutes of the meeting while alleging they were heckled and attacked by AAP members. BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari also filed a complaint at the Civil Lines police station. Aam Aadmi Party, however, said the disagreement was over the presence of the media, which the BJP had objected to. AfterRead More

Ola goes global with Australia launch, battle with Uber set to intensify

In a move that will further intensify its battle with US-based rival Uber, ride-hailing Ola today announced that it is set to launch its operation in Australia. The Bengaluru-based company has invited private hire car owners in three Australian cities to begin the process. In India, Ola’s rivalry with Uber entered a whole new dimension last month when it announced that it will acquire food-tech company Foodpanda’s India business in exchange for Ola stock. Cab aggregator Uber runs its on-demand food delivery app UberEATs in select Indian cities. Ola inRead More

Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018: Shubman Gill ton helps India rout Pakistan

India reaffirmed their supremacy in age-group cricket as they walloped arch-rivals Pakistan by an incredible 203 runs to make it to their sixth ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup final in Christchurch on Tuesday. This is India’s biggest win against Pakistan at the age group level as the gulf in standard was way too visible. India have won the tournament in 2000 (under Mohammed Kaif), 2008 (Virat Kohli), 2012 (Unmukt Chand) while losing two finals in 2006 (Cheteshwar Pujara) and 2016 (Ishan Kishan). The immensely talented Shubhman Gill hit classy unbeatenRead More

Padmaavat sets new record for IMAX in India, earns Rs 29.39cr from 12 theatres in four days

Bollywood film Padmaavat, the first Indian movie to release in IMAX 3D, has garnered a record $461,000 (over Rs 29 crore) opening weekend box office from 12 IMAX theatres in India. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film has earned Td 110 crore in domestic market over the extended weekend. The figures were announced by IMAX Corporation and Viacom18 Motion Pictures on Tuesday via a statement. Directed by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmaavat is the first Indian local-language title released globally in the IMAX 3D format. It hit the screens on JanuaryRead More