If you could write about you, would you?And remember - "...Its a ME-moir, not a YOU-moir!"The memoir straddles a very thin line in the literary world. Almost invented, and therefore almost-fiction, but quite not, therefore life writing - complex in its scope of honesty andRead more »
Kalki Subramaniam is an inspiration not only to the transgender community but to society as a whole. This multi-hyphenated writer, activist, media personality, and actor, has been at the forefront fighting for transgender rights in India. Now she is preparing to take her message to a global platform, as Harvard University has invited her as a speaker.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, who smashed a blistering century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England, feels a "little embarrassed" after Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on his innings by calling him a "superstar". Yuvraj (150) and Dhoni (134) put on 256 runs for the fourth wicket to help India post a mammoth 381-6 after being put into bat at the Barabati Stadium on Thursday. Both the veterans came together with India in trouble at 25 for three, and forged a record partnership to put their team in a winning position.
Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma was appointed the new chief of Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on Thursday. He will be the 27th CBI chief and is taking over from Anil Sinha who retired on December 2. Photo source: Wikimedia 1) Verma's name for the post was shortlisted from a list of 45 candidates and his selection was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Apart from Verma, two other top contenders included home ministry official RK Dutta and Maharashtra DGP SC Mathu.
Gujrat City (Pakistan), Jan 20 (IANS) The Gujarati language is facing an uncertain future in Pakistan, to put it mildly. At least its written form is in danger of a slow death. Although a living and vibrant language in India, Gujarati is suffering from an apparent indifference from those very people who speak it as their mother tongue in Pakistan, a Dawn News reported.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai on Friday said that he has requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intervene to ensure promulgation of an ordinance to end the ban on the conduct of Jallikattu. "We met the Home Minister and requested to seek that Tamil Nadu Government can bring an ordinance to remove the ban on Jallikattu and, therefore, we seek to bring an ordinance so that Jallikattu can be conducted immediately," he said.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): A 21-year-old student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was allegedly raped by two Afghan nationals in south Delhi's Green Park on January 12. The accused, Twaab Ahmed, alias Saleem, 27, and Sulaiman Ahmadi, 31, have been arrested and sent to judicial custody by a court, said the police. The victim had gone to a pub at Hauz Khas village with a female friend where she came across Saleem, who later invited the duo to his house for an after-party where the incident took place.
New Delhi[India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Saturday will hear the plea filed by December 16 gangrape convicts Mukesh, Akshay, Pawan and Vinay, challenging the Delhi High court order which had sentenced the four convicts to the gallows after keeping in view the fact that it was a rarest of the rare case. The appeal, which is being heard by the Apex Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, is at the fag end in the case. Earlier, the apex court had declined the request by two amici curiae - senior counsel Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay R Hegde to withdraw from assisting the court in hearing of appeals by the convicts in the gang rape case.
Who should be awarded sportsperson of the century? A legendary sportsman that not many Indians know about, Rajeev Bagga was crowned the 'Deaflympian of the Century' by the International Olympics Committee's sub-committee, CISS (Committee International des Sports des Sourds) in 2001. The only deaf player to have won the Indian National Championship twice (in 1992 and 1993 respectively), Bagga has been at the helm of the Indian badminton scene for over a decade, winning prestigious events individually, as well as helping the country reach greater heights.
Imphal (Manipur) [India], Jan.21 (ANI): The District and Sessions Judge of Imphal West has sentenced N. Ajay Meitei, the son of a former minister and at present BJP spokesperson N. Biren Singh to serve five years in prison for his involvement in a six-year old murder case.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 20 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has raised the issue of Kashmir with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, saying that the Kashmir issue is an international dispute, which remains on the agenda of the Security Council. Sharif met UN chief Guterres on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Davos on Thursday.
Hyderabad [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): A Telangana MLA is being prosecuted by the Income Tax Department for tax evasion of undisclosed income of more than Rs 500 crores. IT officials told ANI that the MLA's institutions were searched in December 2015 by the Bangalore Investigation Directorate of Income tax. The MLA, whose education trust is running a number of educational institutions including a medical college last month, filed an anticipatory bail application before the Principal Sessions Court, Raichur.
Yuvraj Singh unleashed his vintage self upon the Englishmen on his way to a sensational 150 at Cuttack.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Coming out in support of the banned bull taming sport, Jallikattu, spiritual writer and founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Friday said it is not a bull fight but a festival to honour the animals. Urging the people to look at the sport with much more openness, the spiritual guru said the rural youth of Tamil Nadu should be allowed to play the game. This is an experience in the agricultural society...This is not a bull fight, this is embracing the bull because these are priced bulls they don't want to kill them," he told ANI.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Welcoming the Punjab and Haryana High Courts' orders to track the accused involved in the mass kidnapping and rape case during the Jat agitation for reservation last year, social activist Abha Singh on Friday said it is important to take action against the police officers who tried to cover up the rape. "It is necessary that the Haryana police officers who tried to cover up the rape should be arrested immediately under the India Penal Code (IPC). An independent SIT is a must to get justice to the women who were raped in the Murthal gang-rape and also the role of the police and the rapist in the Jat agitation need to be brought to book," Singh told ANI.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday raised questions over the Annual Combined Commanders conference being held in Uttarakhand on January 21st and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking political advantage from the same as it would make an impact in the upcoming elections. "The Commanders Conference will be widely publicised, as will the Prime Ministers participation, which can impact the elections. The Prime Minister, to take a political advantage, is participating in this Conference," Rawat said in a press meet here.
Limited overs stalwarts Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rolled back the years to smash scintillating centuries to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England on Thursday. England captain Eoin Morgan blasted a blistering 102 but could not take his team over the line as India prevailed in the thrilling run-fest to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Put into bat, India were reeling at 25 for three at Cuttack's Barabati Stadium when Yuvraj and Dhoni, with the experience of 580 one-dayers between them, staged a spectacular recovery with an epic 256-run partnership spread over 38-odd overs.
New Delhi [India], Jan, 21 (ANI): Maintaining stand against holding bull-taming sport Jallikattu, an animal rights activist on Saturday said that the Supreme Court would definitely strike down the ordinance passed by the Centre. "Whatever ordinance or legislation that happens, will come within the purview of the Supreme Court.
Cuttack (Odisha) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, who smashed a scintillating century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second ODI against England in Cuttack, has insisted that he wanted to prove to himself that he is still good enough to play international cricket. 35-year-old Yuvraj and former captain MS Dhoni (134) put on 256 runs for the fourth wicket to help India post a mammoth 381-6 after being put into bat at the Barabati Stadium on Thursday.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Massive protest continued for the fourth day today at Chennai's Marina Beach with schools across Tamil Nadu remained closed in support of bull taming sport Jallikattu. Members of South Indian Artists association, Nadigar Sangam will come out in support of Jallikattu today.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): In the wake of the massive opposition being raised to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Combined Commander's Conference in Dehradun stating it is an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take political advantage, the Election Commission on Friday said the visit would not be a public meeting, adding that no media briefing or announcement shall be made. The response by the poll panel came after Congress' accusation against Prime Minister Modi of taking undue political advantage from the upcoming Conference.