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OUTRAGED AT 55 hectares of forest land being given to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for testing their vehicles, the environmental activists and the state’s Chief Conservator of Forests, Jeet Singh, have written a petition to the state government, seeking the land be reclaimed, and
Winner of two Kerala State Film awards, Geethu Mohandas has also proved her mettle with direction, in films such as Kelkkunndo (2009), her debut short film, and socio-political drama Liar’s Dice, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa, which won two national awards and was India’s official
Claiming that these “places are of late being made into centres of testing political or social strength”, the article cites the instance of the Shani Shingnapur temple to say, “some women activists tried to catch fish in the troubled waters” and a “section of the media found it fit to increase their
When 24-year-old Amrit Kaur Lohia sang this Amrita Pritam poem at the SOAS University of London auditorium in her shrill-yet-powerful voice, with her head covered and a sarangi in tow, she prised open the pain of Partition and prickled the hearts of those present. Lohia, through Amrita Pritam's
The government’s decision to move to a single number for enterprises by adopting the permanent account number (PAN) of the income tax department is a wonderful gift to entrepreneurs. Painfully, the above list does not include numbers currently issued under state or industry legislation like the Beedi
“Kaisa bhi wicket ho, hain toh India ka wicket! (Whatever it is, it is India’s wicket after all)” MS Dhoni smiled as he admitted being surprised by the slightly spicy Pune pitch, placing it in the context of returning from run-fests in Australia. Pune threw a naughty wink at cricketers used to flat
The current banking crisis is based on a repeated story. The Percy Mistry Committee (2007), the Raghuram Rajan Committee (2008) and the B.N. Srikrishna Committee (2013) add up to a full plan for structural banking regulation reforms, and need to be implemented.
Sit-down meals in dining cars was on the way out, a report revealed. The railway board planned to progressively replace dining cars on the 50 pairs of trains that boast the facility with kitchen equipped pantry cars that don’t provide eating space. Dining cars occupied a lot of space, benefited only
In the aftermath of Rohith Vemula’s suicide, the HRD ministry is right to call for a dialogue with universities on discrimination. Politics will, by its very nature, have an investment in conflict and, to a certain extent, even victimisation.
Sushil Koirala belonged to a centrist political platform that privileged negotiation and consensus over the extremities of ideology and agitation. Yet, the Nepali Congress president and former prime minister often found himself in the midst of political upheaval. As prime minister, he convinced parties
The advance estimates of national income, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Monday, have flummoxed many — for good reason. Firstly, the third quarter (October to December) real (after adjusting for inflation) GDP growth rate has been pegged at 7.3 per cent, which was above market expectations
The NDA government has proposed an investment of over Rs 1.30 lakh crore in the next 15 years to double hydrocarbon production in the Northeast, said Dharmendra Pradhan, MoS (independent charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas. Unveiling the Modi government’s Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 document in Guwahati
In a land mark judgement relating to rights of women in uniformed services, the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has ruled that a woman candidate could not be permanently debarred from joining as a doctor in the Army Medical Corps (AMC) on the pretext that she became pregnant during the selection process
By explicitly barring differential pricing or “zero rating” of data services on the basis of content, route or application, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has settled the net neutrality debate in favour of the principle of equality, spurning the blandishments of expediency. Differential
The Jammu Kashmir High Court on Tuesday asked both the Central government and the Reserve Bank of India to consider incorporation of Dogri language on the langue panel of currency notes and Indian postal orders, if possible.
India progressed to the final of U-19 World Cup with a 97-run win over Sri Lanka in Mirpur on Tuesday. After being reduced to 27/2 with in-form Rishabh Pant and captain Ishan Kishan back in the hut, Indian camp looked to be a worried lot. Credit should also be given to Washington Sundar (43) and Armaan
A 60-year-old chancellor of the private Alliance University in Bengaluru has been arrested by the police in South Bengaluru for allegedly raping his 32-year-old niece who was an employee at the university between 2011 and 2014. Police arrested Dr Madhukar G Angur, a reputed academician, based on a complaint
Motorola has announced that Moto G (3rd gen) and Moto G Turbo edition will be available from Amazon India too. The smartphones will initially launched exclusively on Flipkart.
Karan Bilimoria’s Cobra beer and the Jagdale Group’s Amrut Whisky were the first Indian-made spirits to serve notice abroad. You’ll have a tough time finding them in India — as at least for now, they are conquering the world. Soul Tree makes its wines in Nashik, and its portfolio includes a barrel-aged
The makers of Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor in the lead have released a new soothing yet intense romantic track from the film titled 'Gehra Ishq'. The romantic track is sung by Shekhar Ravjiani. The lyrics are by Prasoon Joshi and music by Vishal Khurana.
India failed with the bat against an inexperienced Sri Lanka attack on a green pitch in Pune and managed only 101 runs with R Ashwin top scoring with 31. In the chase, Sri Lanka did lose some early wickets but Chandimal helped his side reach the target. In the end, the visitors won the match by 5 wickets
Troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed along the Indo-Bangladesh border in South West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on Tuesday apprehended four Bangladeshi nationals while they were infiltrating into Indian territory and handed them back to the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB). Informing
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Monday passed a resolution in its standing committee denying a completion or occupancy certificate to Ferozshah Kotla until all safety requirements are complied with. It was also decided that the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) will be asked
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Singer Kavita Seth says that she is deeply saddened by the demise of noted Urdu shayar Nida Fazli but noted he passed away on his friend, singer Jagjit Singh's birth anniversary. Jagjit Singh and Nida Fazli had worked together on album "Insight" in 1994. Singh had
Unless, you are at the Sashastra Seema Bal border outpost. “Now, they’re going to tackle an 18-obstacle course carrying their weapons,” says Commandant Rajesh Thakur. The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a part of the Central Armed Police Force of India, organised a 184-km expedition to their high altitude
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian archers continued to boost the hosts' medals tally at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) by winning three golds in the Recurve event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday that his ministry has proposed investment of Rs.130,000 crore in 15 years to ramp up hydrocarbon production in northeast India. "Every year an amount of Rs.10,000 crore will be invested. Around Rs.80,000
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian mixed doubles pair of Anthony Amalraj and Manika Batra defeated compatriots G. Sathiyan and Mouma Das 3-2 to win gold in the table tennis competition of the 12th South Asian Games 2016 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Sports Hall here on Tuesday.
Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the first T20 International between India and Sri Lanka which was played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an All India Conference of School Principals here on February 12 organised by Vidya Bharti, an organisation affiliated to the RSS. Addressing the media here, Vidya Bharti's national secretary Shiv Kumar said the main purpose of the
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Dabang Mumbai head coach Jay Stacy hoped that their three-match winning streak will take them through to the semi-finals after his side registered a stunning 8-3 victory over Delhi Waveriders in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday
Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode on a strong bowling performance to defeat India by five wickets in their first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a meagre target of 102 runs, the Lankans were boosted by a 39-run partnership by Dinesh
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A 25-year-old member of an international credit and debit card cloning gang has been arrested here for cheating many people across India by withdrawing money from their accounts, police said on Tuesday. Pankaj Bhardwaj, a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday called for coordinated efforts of the central and state governments to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). "States and centre have to work together for achievement of sustainable
Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode on a strong bowling performance to defeat India by five wickets in their first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday.
Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) Collaboration and innovation is the key for healthcare and biotechnology companies to develop blockbuster drugs, said leading healthcare experts here on Tuesday. "As global priorities shift from providing exclusive and expensive drugs to more affordable drugs, we need to
Projected as India's version of the Backstreet Boys way back in 2002, A Band of Boys have had a fitful ride this past decade; but the four-member pop music sensation is back with a bang — and this time, they're here to stay.
Trapped under 25 feet of snow, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa survives after 6 days. India prays for the Siachen survivor.
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Ailing All India Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh, on ventillator support in a city hospital, is likely to undergo tracheotomy on Wednesday to improve his breathing. "He continues to be on broad spectrum antibiotics.. The medical board held today (Tuesday) is of the opinion
Army personnel carrying out rescue operations on the Siachen glacier, Monday, managed to rescue one soldier, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa of Madras regiment six days after the accident. The Army has also recovered the mortal remains of the remaining nine, establishing the identity of five so far.
Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) The investment in science and technology in India continue to be sub-optimal, said Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw on Tuesday. "Amongst all the countries who invest in science and technology, we are at a sub-optimal level," said Shaw at Bangalore India Bio.
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Continuing his expose on the role of Pakistan-based terror organisations, its army, spy agency ISI and others, LeT terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Tuesday described how he was assigned to gather military intelligence in India and recruit spies from the Indian Army
Early in 2000, a prestigious Indian magazine came out with a cover story on the ISI game plan in Nepal. Based on an 'Intelligence Report' , it produced a list of Nepalese leaders with 'ISI links' and Sushil Koirala's name figured on it. It should be recalled that Sushil Koirala
Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka produced a strong bowling performance to bundle out India for a meagre 101 runs in their first Twenty20 International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. Rookie pacers Dasun Shanaka and Kasun Rajitha sliced through the Indian batting line-up,
Actor Prakash Belawadi, who won accolades for his role as an annoying Indian refugee in Kuwait in the latest blockbuster Airlift, believes that the intolerance debate is unnecessary. In an exclusive interview to the IndianExpress.Com, the Kannada actor spoke about the success of Airlift, his role as
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Google Inc and Google India whether its video sharing site Youtube was making money out of content placed by the Indian information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked
Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the India innings in their first T20 international here on Tuesday against Sri Lanka.
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) India's second largest private refiner, Essar Oil, on Tuesday reported a seven-fold rise in net profit for the third quarter ending December 31, 2015, at Rs.364 crore, compared to Rs.52 crore in the same period a year ago, on the back of record refining margins. Essar Oil'
Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka produced a strong bowling performance to bundle out India for a meagre 101 runs in their first Twenty20 International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday.
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) India women's football team thrashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in the South Asian Games (SAG) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Stadium here on Tuesday. This is India's first victory in the competition after a goalless draw with the Maldives on Friday. The Islander's gave away the
Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and members of an all-party delegation on Tuesday paid courtesy calls on Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli. The Indian delegation -- comprising National Security Advisor Ajit Doval,
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has started shooting for her debut Hollywood film ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ opposite Hollywood star Vin Diesel. And her rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh, who is all excited for Deepika's upcoming flick, wished Mastani all the best for the first day of shoot
Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday called on hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Delhi to discuss the issue of Kashmir. During the meeting, Geelani extended his appreciation towards Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on account of
The Madeshis called off their five-month long agitation in the Southern Terai region of Nepal lifting border blockade. The re-opening of Indo-Nepal border brought relief to the Himalayan nation as the country was suffering severe shortages of fuel, medicines and other essential commodities. Madeshis,
Karate master KJ Joseph, also known as Indian Bruce Lee, on Tuesday broke the world record of doing 82 pushups in 60 seconds. The existing Geniuses world record was 79 by Ron Cooper of USA in 2015. The achievement was held in the presence of the collector and other socio-political personalities. Joseph
According to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the notification regarding SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier 1 exam will be out on February 13. The exam is scheduled to be held on May 8 and May 22. The last date to apply for the exam is March 14. The Combined Graduate
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The DDCA on Tuesday withdrew its plea seeking direction for the civic body to grant certificate to host World T20 matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground after the Delhi High Court made it clear that no matches can be held at an unsafe stadium. "Match can't be held at
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 17 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog here on Tuesday morning while the city experienced a sunny day ahead with the maximum temperature settling at 24.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above average, officials said. Northern Railway said that 17 trains were delayed while
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the leftist ideology was obsolete and Kerala's development was not possible with an ideology that belonged to the last century. Kerala cannot be built by a vision of the previous century," Rahul Gandhi