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3 days ago
'Great Grand Masti' a family film, not vulgar: Urvashi Rautela

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Urvashi Rautela, the lead actress of Great Grand Masti, says it's a family film and is devoid of vulgarity. On the sidelines of a photoshoot for the Exhibit magazine, Urvashi spoke about Great Grand Masti and said: It is a family film, not at all vulgar. It's more inspired by 'Masti' (the first film in the series). The audiences can come in with their families and ...

28 days ago
A partition saga, the dark world of business, some bread-making

The partition of India in 1947 changed the lives of many people. Here's a book that takes readers deep inside the ordinary lives affected by partition; then, a journey into the murky depths of the Indian stock market where money is the only language. There's also a recipe book for food lovers who love to experiment with breads, naans and rotisa brooding; and finally, a tale of a 17-year-...

29 days ago
Goa man kills daughter, attacks other with chopper

Panaji, June 1 (IANS) A 52-year-old painter was arrested on Wednesday on charge of killing his young daughter and seriously injuring the other after he saw them speaking to a youngster in their locality in Sattari sub-district of north Goa, police said. Accused Shankar Reddy fatally injured Sujata, 20, with a chopper while his other 17-year-old daughter was injured. Superintende...

2 months ago
Kirpal Singh cremated in Punjab village

Gurdaspur (Punjab), April 20 (IANS) The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, who died in a Lahore jail in suspicious circumstances last week, were consigned to flames at his village in Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Wednesday amid a sombre environment. Hundreds of people from the village and nearby areas joined the mournful family members, relatives and friends of Kirpal Singh at the crematio...

2 months ago
Kirpal's body reaches India; family alleges foul play

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) The body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh, who died under suspicious circumstances in a Lahore jail last week, arrived in India on Tuesday. His family members alleged that his body bore injury marks and foul play led to his death, but doctors who conducted an autopsy denied this. Alleging foul play in his death, Kirpal's family members said the body bore injury a...

2 months ago
Kirpal Singh's body back in India; post-mortem conducted

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) The body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh, who died under suspicious circumstances in a Lahore jail last week, was brought back to India on Tuesday. The body was immediately taken to a government hospital in Amritsar for post-mortem examination. Pakistani authorities handed over the body to Border Security Force (BSF) officials at the Attari-Wagah land border che...

2 months ago
Kirpal Singh's body brought back to India

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) The body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh, who died in suspicious circumstances in a Lahore jail last week, was brought back to India on Tuesday. Pakistani authorities handed over the body to Border Security Force (BSF) officials at the Attari-Wagah land border check post after completing necessary formalities. Close relatives and residents of Kirpal Sing...

2 months ago
Kirpal Singh's body reaches India from Pakistan

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) The body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh, who died in a prison in Pakistan's Lahore city on April 11, was brought to India on Tuesday afternoon. The body was brought to the Attari-Wagah border by Pakistani authorities and handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF) after completing the legal formalities. Close relatives and residents from Kirpal Sing...

2 months ago
Pakistan hands over Kirpal Singh's body to India

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday handed over the body of Kirpal Singh, an Indian prisoner who died in suspicious circumstances in a Lahore jail, to Indian authorities, officials said. The Border Security Force (BSF) took charge of the body at the Attari land border here, the officials said. ...

2 months ago
Wagah replica for Agartala-Akhaura border with Bangladesh

Agartala, April 16 (IANS) India's tourism ministry has sanctioned a Rs.18 crore project for the Tripura government to create a variety of infrastructure along the India-Bangladesh border similar to that at the Attari-Wagah border with Pakistan, a state minister said. Wagah-like infrastructure, including a mini-stadium, would be created at the Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) border ...

2 months ago
Family seeks Kejriwal's help to get prisoner's body from Pakistan

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Three days after he suffered a mysterious death in a Pakistani jail, Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh's anguished sister met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking his help to get his body back at the earliest. A day after she made a similar plea to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Jagir Kaur called on Kejriwal at his residence and urged the Aam Aadmi...

2 months ago
India seeks body of 'spy' who died in Pakistan jail

Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) India is seeking the body of an alleged Indian spy who died in a Pakistani jail so that he can be cremated in his village in Gurdaspur in Punjab. We are waiting permission for post-mortem. After that we will hand over the body of Kirpal Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police Iqbal Shah said in Lahore. Lahore hospital sources said the Indian High Commiss...

2 months ago
India seeks early repatriation of prisoner's body from Pakistan

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India on Wednesday sought the earliest possible repatriation of the mortal remains of an Indian held in a Pakistan prison who died on Monday. Our acting high commissioner met DG South Asia in the (Pakistan) ministry of foreign affairs and asked for earliest possible repatriation of mortal remains, external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

2 months ago
India to raise prisoner's death issue in Pakistan at top level

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India has asked its envoy in Pakistan to take up at the highest possible level with their foreign office the issue of early transportation of mortal remains of an Indian national who died in Pakistan on Monday. On Kirpal Singh, our acting high commissioner in Islamabad has been instructed to seek a meeting at the highest possible level in the Pakistan foreign o...

2 months ago
Sister of Indian prisoner who died in Pakistan protests at Attari

Attari (Punjab), April 12 (IANS) A sister of Kirpal Singh -- who died in Pakistan where he was jailed after conviction for spying -- on Tuesday protested at the Attari-Wagah integrated checkpost on the India-Pakistan border here over his death the previous day. My brother Kirpal has been murdered just like Sarabjit was earlier. The Pakistani jail authorities are responsible for his death...

2 months ago
Never missed acting as much as writing: Pawan Kalyan

Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan, who has donned the hat of a writer for the second time in his career with Friday's Telugu release Sardaar Gabbar Singh, says he finds the process of writing exciting and he misses it more than acting. I have always been fascinated by writers; and find their ability to create emotions on a white paper an amazing feat. I never had that ability an...

3 months ago
Look beyond money to develop Indian ports: Study

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India must look beyond money to develop its ports sector for which it has estimated a whopping investment of Rs.2.98 lakh crore (nearly $45 billion) for handling 3.13 billion tonnes of cargo annually, according to a research study released here on Friday. The study, conducted by the Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (Brief) with the suppo...

3 months ago
Gul Panag's husband back from Brussels

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag has heaved a sigh of relief as her pilot husband, who was stuck at the Brussels airport following recent bomb blasts in the Belgian capital city, is back home. Her husband Captain G.S. Attari was member of the crew of one of the two Jet Airways flights which landed at the Brussels airport from India just a little before the twin bomb blasts rocke...

3 months ago
Two monkey carcasses test positive for rare disease

Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Samples taken from two monkey carcasses found earlier this week in the forests of Goa have tested positive for Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) locally known as monkey fever, a health official said on Thursday. Speaking to IANS, Pradeep Shinkre, attached to the Ponda sub district hospital had sent the samples sources from the dead monkeys to the National Institute of...

3 months ago
Two new cases of monkey fever reported in Goa

Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Two new cases of the lethal Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) have come to light in Dharbandora sub-district of Goa, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said on Wednesday. Both patients have been shifted to a state government-run medical facility and are under observation, he said. These two cases in the forested eastern parts of Goa indicate the spread of K...

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