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George Saunders Wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | IANS | London

The "unique" and "extraordinary" novel, " Lincoln in the Bardo," by noted American short story writer George Saunders that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son has been declared as the winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Saunders' win was announced by...

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | AFP | Washington

A US federal judge has barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was due to go into full effect. The decision by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii -- which the White House signaled it would...

WhatsApp empowers women, kids with 'Live Location' feature

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | IANS | San Francisco

In a move that will help women and kids connect with their families and friends as they travel, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced 'Live Location' feature. The feature that allows people to share location in real-time with family or friends. The end-to-end encrypted feature lets people control who they share with and for...

10,000-15,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh in 48 hours

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | IANS | Geneva

Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingya refugees arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim-minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced on Tuesday. These refugees have been waiting to be registered by the Bangladeshi authorities before being...

Trump urges Hillary Clinton to run in 2020 presidential polls

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | PTI | Washington

US President Donald Trump has asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run against him in the 2020 presidential elections. Trump registered a shocking win over Clinton who was the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential elections. Clinton in recent months have been attributing external factors for her defeat,...

Woods swinging driver as rehab continues

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | AFP | Los Angeles

Tiger Woods, who tantalized fans with a Twitter video of himself hitting a driver on Sunday, has been cleared by doctors to resume full golf activities, ESPN reported on Monday. The 14-time major champion hasn't played since February, when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic. He has played three...

Rishi Kapoor unveils 'Mulk' look

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has given his fans a glimpse into two diverse looks that he is sporting -- one for "Mulk" and another for "102 Not Out". Rishi, 65, is seen in a different haircut and a beard in "Mulk", directed by Anubhav Sinha. "For all my fans, my...

'Padmavati' was exhausting experience: Deepika

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says, though she feels fortunate to have portrayed a character like Padmavati, the filming was extremely exhausting for her. The actress was present at the book launch of Hema Malini's biography - "Beyond The Dream Girl", written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. During an interactive session...

Messi to become father for third time

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | IANS | Buenos Aires

Argentinean football star Lionel Messi is set to be a father for the third time, his wife Antonela Roccuzzo confirmed. Roccuzzo posted a family photo on Instagram of Messi and their two sons, Thiago and Mateo, on Sunday touching her belly with the legend "Family of 5," reports Xinhua news...

50 celebs in one video: Wishes galore for Hema Malini on 69th birthday

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

From Amitabh Bachchan to Arjun Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala to Kriti Sanon, Lata Mangeshkar to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Neeta Lulla to Shiamak Davar, Ramesh Sippy to Madhur Bhandarkar -- as many as 50 celebrities are a part of a special video to be played at the launch of actress-politician Hema Malini's...


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I am with you, Pawar tells victims of social media trolls

15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the Government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India. In an unique initiative, Pawar met around 35 youngsters who have been threatened on social media and/or booked by police for speaking out their minds against the Government and...

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Women power to rule lower judiciary in Jharkhand

19 Oct 2017 | SUMAN K SHRIVASTAVA | Ranchi

There may be glaring gender disparity in the top courts, including Supreme Court and various high courts in the country, but Jharkhand is all set to get gender balance in appointment of judges in subordinate judiciary at the entry level. Of the 46 candidates recommended by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) a few days back to be appointed as Civil Judge (Junior division), earlier known as Munsif Magistrates, 22 are...

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