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Google doodle celebrates Hindu woman who fought child marriage

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of medico Rukhmabai Raut, who proved instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire. The Hindu woman also excelled as one of the first practicing woman medicos during an era when even sending girls to s...

1 day ago
Don't want to compare Sachin with Virat: Ganguly

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Virat Kohli with batting great Sachin Tendulkar, saying the current team captain will score many more hundreds like the one at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka on Monday. Kohli was not out on 104 off 119 balls in the second innings helping India post 352/8 decl. and set Sri Lanka a 231-run target. ...

2 days ago
India all-rounder Deepti Sharma to play for Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) India all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who played a vital role in the women's teams runners-up finish at the ICC World Cup this year, will be playing for Bengal in the coming domestic season. I am happy that I will be spending this domestic season with Jhulan (Goswami) di and there are other senior selectors here. It will be a good challenge for me and I hope to be groom...

4 days ago
Twisted interpretation of history: Challenging times for artists, filmmakers

At the root of the controversy over the release of the Hindi feature film Padmavati is, first, the saffron brotherhood's interpretation of history with a pronounced anti-Muslim bias and, secondly, the Bharatiya Janata Party's overt and covert attempts to whittle down institutional autonomy. Even if the BJP's seemingly political use of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is a contin...

5 days ago
Odisha clears five investment proposals of Rs 381 cr

Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (ANS) The Odisha government on Thursday approved investment proposals of Rs 381 crore from five firms, including state-run Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, which will create employment opportunities for 844 people. The government's nod to the projects came during the 75th meeting of State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) held under the chairmanship of Chief...

6 days ago
Low pressure triggers rainfall in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha on Wednesday experienced rainfall under the impact of a low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours as the low pressure, situated nearly 565 km away from Gopalpur, is likely to develop into a deep depression in the next 24 hours. The incessant...

7 days ago
Kapil compares Kohli with Dalmiya, hails Team India's fitness

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday hailed the current team's focus on fitness saying skipper Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for that and went to the extent of comparing him with Jagmohan Dalmiya. Kapil, who triumphed in the 1983 World Cup, was speaking at the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial lecture and compared Kohli with the lat...

7 days ago
Current India team's fitness inspiring: Kapil Dev

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday hailed the current team's focus on fitness saying skipper Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for that. Kapil, who triumphed in the 1983 World Cup, was speaking at the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial lecture and compared Kohli with the late cricket administrator. Sourav (Ganguly) told me to t...

7 days ago
Eden pitch to be sporting: Ganguly

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the 22-yard Eden Gardens strip will be sporting for the upcoming India-Sri Lanka first cricket Test starting here in two days. The wicket looks good. There will be bounce and it will be a sporting track, Ganguly told reporters after inspecting the pitch during India's training session. ...

8 days ago
Kohli tries front foot drives with shorter bat handle in practice

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) In a bid to correct his front foot drive, which of late has been the reason for his dismissals, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday was seen using a shorter bat handle while practising at the nets ahead of India's first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in two days' time here at the Eden Gardens. Kohli called for a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) staff, moments b...

10 days ago
Former India star appointed AIFF ombudsman

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday appointed former India goalkeeper Bhaskar Ganguly to the two-member committee which will oversee the working of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) following the removal of its erstwhile President Praful Patel. Ganguly, who served as captain of the Indian team at the 1982 Asian Games, will serve as ombudsman along with former Ch...

10 days ago
Windies to tour Pakistan early next year

Lahore, Nov 11 (IANS) Cricket West Indies has agreed to send their full strength side to Pakistan for three T20 Internationals in March next year, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi confirmed on Saturday. Elaborating on the issue, Sethi revealed that both the national cricket boards signed an agreement to hold a series of T20Is, each year, for the next five years, in Pakis...

10 days ago
No Shave November: Let your sideburns, mustache grow with care

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) If you're joining the No Shave November brigade of men who aren't shaving this month to raise awareness about men's health issues, don't forget to care for your beard and sideburns too. Several men choose to go without shaving in November every year to spread awareness on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide. Invest in good beard oils and don't fo...

11 days ago
Odisha Minister's bag stolen from train

Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (IANS) Odisha Minister Usha Devi's vanity case containing Rs 25,000 in cash, a mobile phone, ID card and other valuables was allegedly stolen by miscreants on board an express train, said police on Saturday. The Skill Development and Technical Education Minister's handbag was allegedly stolen while she was travelling in the Puri-Durg Intercity Express on Friday. <...

11 days ago
The fall and fall of Nitish Kumar

At one time, he was the poster boy of Indian politics. Not only did he slay the villain of Bihar's jungle raj in 2005 by rounding up lawless elements after winning an election and launching social and economic development projects, he also scored another resounding electoral victory in the company of a new set of friends, including the villain, in 2015. It appeared at the time that he co...

12 days ago
Kapil, Dhoni 'take on' each other on cricket pitch

Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Indias two World Cup winning captains Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday took on one another on the cricket pitch, with a bunch of kids egging them on at the Eden Gardens. The two iconic cricketers bowled and batted against each other, toiling in the oppressive heat through the day -- all for a commercial shoot. First Kapil, who led India to Worl...

13 days ago
Tech Mahindra joins Unity Technologies to build AR/VR solutions in India

Hyderabad, Nov 9 (IANS) Tech Mahindra on Thursday joined video game development company Unity Technologies to open a Centre of Excellence (CoE) that will help enterprises build augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) solutions targeting the communication, media and entertainment segment. Located at Tech Mahindra's campus in Bengaluru, the centre will focus on catalysing and facil...

13 days ago
Rape victims still facing barriers to justice in India: HRW

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Five years after the Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi, rape victims are still facing barriers to getting justice in India, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Rape survivors in India face significant barriers to obtaining justice and critical support services despite legal and other reforms adopted since the December 16, 2012 gang rape-murder of a 19-year-old ph...

14 days ago
Barkha Dutt signs book deal with Juggernaut on Indian politics

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Celebrated TV journalist Barkha Dutt has signed a book deal with Juggernaut and will be writing a book on Indian politics in the last two decades. Titled Power, it will tell the twinned stories of the changing fortunes of the Congress Party and the rise of the BJP through the men and women who shaped the events. Barkha Dutt has had a ringside view of the c...

18 days ago
Shiv Sena's surprising praise for Rahul Gandhi

One of the oddities of the current political scene is the compliments which the Shiv Sena has been paying to Rahul Gandhi. The party's spokesman, Sanjay Raut, noted recently how the Congress vice-president's body language has changed for the better and expressed faith in his credentials to lead the country since the Modi wave has faded away. As an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Par...

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