New Delhi [India], Oct 25 (ANI): Amitabh Bachchan is one person who never backs from speaking his min out, be it in his movies or on his social media handles. In a recent interview, when the 74-year-old actor was enquired about the women who had an influence on him, he attributed his personality to his mother, Teji Bachchan.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Tata Sons on Tuesday moved a caveat in the Bombay High Court to pre-empt any move by Cyrus Mistry to challenge his sacking as its Chairman. The caveat has been filed to ensure that the High Court does not pass any order on Mistry's plea without hearing Tata Sons. A team of lawyers including Abhishek Singhvi and Harish Salve are advising the Tatas.
Sirsa (Haryana) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): An Indian Air Force officer on Wednesday was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his residence in Haryana's Sirsa Air Base. The body of Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, 41, security in-charge at the airbase, was found with a bullet injury in his head around 3pm today. "Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar Tiwari was posted here since May. He went on a round this morning and after returning, there was a bullet injury on his forehead.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Oct. 27(ANI): Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday lambasted Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for his remarks on ban on Pakistani artistes, and alleged the Centre lacked courage and patience. "Chief Minister is doing settlement of Rs.5 crore with MNS and the money would be submitted to army relief fund.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The junior selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the squads for the Under-19 Challenger Trophy which will be held at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh from October 26 to 29.
New Zealand beat India by 19 runs in the fourth one-day international to level the five-match series at 2-2 as the hosts suffered a mid-innings collapse at Ranchi on Wednesday. Chasing 261 for a series clinching win, India were all out for 241 with eight balls to spare. Opener Ajinkya Rahane's fluent 57 put India on course for the chase and the right-handed batsman added 79 for the second wicket with the in-form Virat Kohli (45).
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday summoned meat exporter Moin Qureshi, his wife and daughter in the connection with its ongoing probe into the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). According to sources, the Enforcement Directorate wants to know from Qureshi, presently abroad, and his family about the alleged money laundering case. Earlier on October 16, the Enforcement Directorate detained Qureshi at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed liquor baron Vijay Mallya to file a detailed affidavit about his assets within a month. The top court division bench passed the order after hearing a detailed argument from Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi and Mallya's lawyer Vaidyanathan. A division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, passed the direction to the beleaguered businessman, who had allegedly failed to repay the loan amount to various banks.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): The Delhi Government on Tuesday constituted 11 district-wise teams headed by sub-divisional magistrates and assisted by executive engineers of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to "curb the sale and purchase of illegally imported Chinese crackers", which are the "main source of spreading toxicity in the air" during Diwali. Environment Minister Imran Hussain, who today reviewed the action being taken by various stakeholder departments and agencies to control air and noise pollution effectively due to the bursting of fire crackers during Diwali, directed the teams of area SDMs, DPCC and Delhi Police to intensify field visits and take stringent actions against the violators.
Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) Following is the full scoreboard of India's fourth ODI against New Zealand at the JSCA International Stadium here on Wednesday.
Lahore [Pakistan], Oct. 26 (ANI): After Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed that the assailants in the deadly terror attack on a police training college in Quetta were from Afghanistan, he asserted that the issue would be taken up with Kabul. According to the Dawn, Prime Minister Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif were among the senior government and military functionaries who rushed to the provincial capital soon after the Quetta attack. According to sources, however, the most important development of the day was a meeting in which they discussed the attack, its implications and the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) as well as a plan aimed at making Quetta a safe city.
Raipur (Chhattisgarh),[India] Oct. 26 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma has described his recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh as important for exploring and increasing trade and economic opportunities, notwithstanding China's objections to him undertaking the trip there. "We had a terrific visit to Arunachal Pradesh. It was an important visit," Verma told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh here on Tuesday.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Taking strong exception to imposing triple talaq across the country, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday accused the opposition of pursuing a highly reactionary form of politics and supporting the discourse which could take India back into the medieval age. The opposition is pursuing highly reactionary politics in the country and supporting the discourse which is taking back India to the medieval age," RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha told ANI. Dubbing the demand of triple talaq as an attack on the dignity of women, Sinha called for equality between men and women.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Mentioning the World Bank's report on Ease of Doing Business that recognises India's achievements in implementing reforms in four of the ten indicators, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked all the Chief Secretaries and all Secretaries of the Government of India to study the report, and analyse the potential areas where there is scope for improvement in their respective departments and states. The Prime Minister asked for a report from all concerned in this regard within a month, and asked the Cabinet Secretary to review the same thereafter.
New Delhi[India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday announced a three-fold action plan for stringent crackdown on illegal consumption of liquor in the open in violation of the Delhi Excise Act. Following a high level meeting of the Excise Department chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, special teams of Excise officials have been formed for this action plan. "Public nuisance, violation of rules will be under the radar of these teams which have been asked to immediately start these inspections.
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Its taken 15 years, but its now a done thing, commuters plying on the the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Flyway will henceforth not have to pay toll.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key arrived here on Tuesday for a three-day long state visit. During his stay in New Delhi, he will hold one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed by official delegation level meeting to discuss growing bilateral relations.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Coming down heavily on social activist Teesta Setalvad for urging the Supreme Court to reconsider the 1995 judgment on Hindutva, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday said she wants to deconstruct India's cultural nationalism, adding the apex court's verdict is a slap on all those forces who are decrying, deriding and insulting the term. "Teesta Setalvad and her ilk have problems not only with the term 'Hindutva' but cultural legacy of India.
New Delhi [India], Oct 25 (ANI): Reprimanding the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for demanding a donation of Rs. five crore for the army from the filmmakers casting Pakistani artistes in their movies, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the concept is basically of voluntary donation and not catching anyone's neck. Parrikar said the army battle casualty fund is a voluntary donation because many people in India have been requesting to donate on their own to the jawans and martyrs. The Defence Minister informed that it is an ongoing exercise like the Chief Minister's drought relief fund or flood relief fund.
Bengaluru (Karnataka), Oct. 26 (ANI): After a special CBI court acquitted former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, along with 12 others in the Rs. 40 crore bribery and corruption case involving his family members and Jindal Steel Works (JSW), Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said the CBI court gave a relief and he was very happy that false allegations and politically motivated charges made against him were cleared. "Today, the CBI court gave a relief, and I am very happy because false allegations and politically-motivated charges made against me were cleared.
New Delhi [India], Oct.25 (ANI): British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed people from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities to celebrate Diwali at Downing Street in London. A British High Commission release in Delhi said Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a reception to celebrate Diwali and welcomed more than 150 key figures from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities.
Hyderabad (Telangna) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said Prime Minister Narendra Modi "should not interfere" in the matter of triple talaq and should allow the Muslims to solve the issue through consensus, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said triple talaq is not a communal or a religious issue, it is an issue of ending gender discrimination, while asking the Samajwadi Party, BSP and "their guardian" the Congress to together give a solution to this pressing problem. Addressing the media, Naidu questioned if the BSP was supporting the discrimination against women or do they not want equal treatment to all - there should be no discrimination on the basis of religion.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Oct. 27 (ANI): The Congress party on Wednesday slammed the ongoing infighting in the Samajwadi Party, and urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to focus on redressal of people's grievance. The incumbent regime lacks the concentration to run the government," leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday met the Governor Ram Naik, a day after Samajwadi Party chief and Akhilesh's father Mulayam Singh Yadav met his son and his brother Shivpal Yadav, who is state party chief.