Friday, January 11th, 2019


Hardik, Lokesh Rahul suspended pending probe, to be sent home

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New Delhi | Chances of participation of all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener Lokesh Rahul in the three-ODI series against Australia, starting in Sydney on Saturday, are bleak as the duo has been suspended for their controversial comments during a television talk show. The decision comes after Diana Edulji, the woman member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), advocated suspension of the two until the quantum of sentence is announced. CoA Chairman Vinod Rai had earlier recommended a two-ODI ban for them but Diana decided to seek legal opinionRead More

No political agenda behind ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ release: Anupam Kher

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Mumbai : Actor Anupam Kher, who plays former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in “The Accidental Prime Minister”, has said the makers of the film have no political agenda behind its release. Anupam spoke at the Bombay Stock Exchange along with the presenter of the film Jayantilal Gada here on Friday. “The Accidental Prime Minister”, directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and based on an eponymous book by Sanjaya Baru, is the first release of the year 2019. Asked if the general audience will be able to connect with the film, AnupamRead More

Congress disrupts ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ in Kolkata, vandalises theatre

Kolkata | A group of West Bengal Congress activists on Friday allegedly interrupted the screening of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ and resorted to vandalism at a posh Kolkata multiplex on Friday evening, while the film based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s tenure faced agitation across the city. The agitators carrying Congress flags allegedly entered an auditorium in central Kolkata’s Quest Mall round 8 pm while the screening of the film was about to start and damaged the screen, causing the show to be cancelled. The Congress activists also allegedlyRead More

India being divided under Modi, help unite India: Rahul tells expats

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Dubai | Claiming India was being divided for political reasons and that there has been intolerance for the last five years, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday called upon the Indian diaspora across the globe to commit themselves towards solving the countrys biggest crises — unemployment and agrarian distress. Heaping lavish praise on UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his humility, Gandhi in a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a country like India cannot be run with “arrogance” and “believingRead More

Vikram Kothari granted eight-week conditional bail

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Lucknow | The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Friday granted an eight-week bail with certain conditions to jailed Rotomac chairman Vikram Kothari. The bail was granted by the bench of Justice A.R. Masoodi in view of the frail health of the Kanpur-based businessman, who has been accused of fraud and defaulting on loan repayment worth millions. Sources said Kothari needs “a surgical procedure”. The high court has, however, set conditions like depositing of the passport and providing his location details. The court also directed him to surrender afterRead More

We serve cow, not seek votes in its name: Kejriwal

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New Delhi | Accusing the BJP-led MCD of not giving funds to a cow shed in North West Delhi’s Bawana area, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government is serving the cows and not seeking votes in their name. Speaking to the media after visiting Shri Krishna cow shed, he said: “Those who seek votes in the name of cows should also provide fodder to them.” The cow shed is funded by the Delhi government and municipal corporation. “The MCD has not released its share of money.Read More

2019 polls third battle of Panipat, grand alliance an eyewash: Shah

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New Delhi | The BJP on Friday set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a no holds barred attack on the Opposition grand alliance and the coming together of the SP and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh, calling it an “eyewash” while describing the elections a battle of “two ideologies” and likening it with the battle of Panipat. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top leaders attending the two-day National Convention ahead of the general elections, party President Amit Shah sounded the poll bugle expressing confidence thatRead More

12 boys paraded semi-nude in ‘Mini Ratna’ company complex

Bhandara (Maharashtra) :  In a barbaric form of punishment, at least a dozen young boys were caught and allegedly paraded semi-nude inside the premises of a prestigious central government company on January 3, a top police official said here on Friday. The incident came to light on Friday, after a video-clip of the incident went viral, shocking the people and prompting the police to launch a preliminary inquiry into the incident. On January 3, the boys were caught for alleged theft by the security personnel of the Manganese Ore IndiaRead More

Abki Bar Phir Modi Sarkar, the theme at BJP National Convention

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New Delhi :  Posters, banners and hoardings dotted the stretch to the Ramlila Maidan, the venue of the BJP’s National Convention in the heart of the capital, with “Abki Bar Phir Modi Sarkar” (Modi government again this time) as the party sought to prepare the workers for the battle of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Delegates to the two-day meet which began on Friday also saw hoardings related to the government’s pro-poor schemes and the just-passed quota bill that provides reservation to economically backward upper castes and the enhancing ofRead More

Trump assures ‘certainty’ path to citizenship for H1-B visa-holders

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New York :  US President Donald Trump said Friday that he will change the H1-B visa system for professionals to ensure “certainty” and a path to citizenship for those on the visa. Trump said in an early morning tweet: “H1-B holders in the US can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the US.” Indians are the biggest beneficiaries ofRead More