Swamy: Rajiv Gandhi only good human being in Nehru-Gandhi family

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | PATNA

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday praised former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as the only good human being in the (Nehru-Gandhi) family and said he had contributed to awakening of the Hindus. “Rajiv Gandhi was the only good human being in the (Nehru-Gandhi) family and had contributed to awakening of...

Judges’ rejection: SC rejects Govt’s refusal to give collegium reasons

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court collegium refused to accept the proposal of the executive’s right to reject its recommendation for appointment of a judge on the ground of national security as the Government refused to give the reasons for rejection in writing. Though the Government is learnt to have held several rounds...

No out-of-court settlement with Modi: Babri committee

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Lucknow

The Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) on Sunday said an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute was not possible with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi at the helm of affairs. “With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi at...

Nepal President to visit India

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Kathmandu

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will visit India from April 17, her first official foreign trip after assuming office in 2015. The President’s Office has confirmed her India visit, though the detail itinerary of the visit is yet to be made public. Bhandari, Nepal’s first woman President, is visiting India at the...

Pak detains 100 fishermen for violating territory

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Karachi/Ahmedabad

More than 100 Indian fishermen were arrested and 19 of their boats seized on Sunday by Pakistan for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters off Gujarat coast, Pakistani officials and a fishermen association in India said. Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) arrested the fishermen and seized the boats off Jakhau coast in...

Objective is to rid of casteism, graft, Cong: Amit Shah

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Kurukshetra

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said the key objective of his party is to build a strong India, which is “free from casteism, corruption, regionalism and the Congress”. “The objective is to build a strong India which is free from casteism, corruption, regionalism as well as the Congress. The party...

India’s new envoy to Nepal submits credentials to President

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | KATHMANDU

India’s new envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri on Sunday presented his credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at a ceremony here. Puri met with President Bhandari at her official residence Sheetal Niwas and submitting his letters of credence, Indian Embassy here said. Puri, a 1982 batch IFS officer, was...

World’s largest capstone found in Telangana

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Hyderabad

The Archaeology Depart-ment of Telangana has discovered the world’s largest capstone after excavating an ancient human burial site in Siddipet district, officials said. “The ancient human burial site excavated by Telangana Archaeology in Narmeta village in Nangunuru mandal has led to a stunning discovery of the world’s largest capstone,” said D...

Inmates create ruckus in Fatehgarh jail, officials hurt

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Farrukhabad (UP)

Prisoners lodged in the Fatehgarh jail on Sunday created ruckus in which the acting District Magistrate, Jail Superintendent and an inmate were injured. The inmates got agitated in the morning reportedly due to the poor quality of the food served to them and bad health care facilities in the jail and...

Using ‘you’ helps cope with negative experiences: Study

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Washington

People use the word “you” more often than “I” to cope with negative experiences or while sharing an insight, a new study has found. It may seem contradictory that a means of generalising to people at large is used when reflecting on one’s most personal and idiosyncratic experiences, researchers said. Researchers from...


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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Adiyanath asks party workers not to opt contractual work

27 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Asking party workers not to opt for contractual work in government sector Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi said that UP’s face will change in next two months as people have reposed faith on us and it is workers’ responsibility to ensure BJP fulfills all poll promises. “I appeal to the party workers and family members of law makers not to seek contract of government department...

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