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8 hours ago
Gouge out opposition workers' eyes: TMC leader tells party cadres

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Three days after he was caught on camera threatening to thrash and break limbs of opposition leaders, controversial Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal on Saturday was back in the news with his order to party workers to gouge out the eyes of opposition activists and replace those with artificial eyes. Mondal, known for his inciting speeches, also asked ...

8 hours ago
87 Bengal kids taken to hospital as dead lizard is found in meal

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Eighty-seven students were rushed to hospital for a check-up after a dead lizard was found in one of the student's mid-day meal plate at a state-run primary school in West Bengal's Bankura district, an official said on Saturday. The incident took place in Mandarmani Primary School in Bankura district's Onda on Friday afternoon. According to district adminis...

11 hours ago
Man's body with slit marks found in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man's body bearing slit marks was found lying under a stationary truck laden with cement bags in the national capital, police said on Saturday. Police said the body was spotted by some local traders in Ghazipur Paper Market of east Delhi when the driver moved the truck. Prima facie, it seems that the man had been killed somewhere else on Fri...

12 hours ago
Don't panic, H1N1 is curable: SKIMS chief to Kashmiris

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The super specialty tertiary care of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here is fully equipped to treat H1N1 flu patients and people should not panic about this as it is a fully curable infection. SKIMS Director A.G Ahangar said the hospital has treated 24 positive cases of H1N1 so far, out of which 12 have been discharged, five are under treatme...

14 hours ago
Mild tremor jolts Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted some parts of Rajasthan on Saturday, officials said. People rushed out of their houses and offices in panic. The earthquake was felt around 3.21 p.m. and lasted for 15-20 seconds. According to Met department officials, the epicentre of the earthquake was near Jodhpur. Tremors were felt mostly in Jodhpu...

18 hours ago
Hindi, Telugu, Tamil versions of 'Justice League' miss release date

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) There is much consternation and panic among filmmakers lined up for censor certification. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) rule that films must apply for certification 68 days in advance has driven the industry into a state of panic. The axe has fallen on the dubbed Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions of the new Hollywood franchise Justice League which fa...

1 day ago
Sluggish Sulu is lifted by Vidya Balan's empathetic performance

Tumhari Sulu, Starring Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Mourya Directed by Suresh Triveni Rating: *** One extra star in this flawed and often loosely structured film for Vidya Balan's extraordinarily empathetic performance as a middleclass housewife, okay homemaker, with serious concentration issues. You see, our Sulochana, aka Sulu can't focus on any o...

1 day ago
Anti-'Padmavati' protesters force closure of Chittorgarh fort

Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Entry to the famous Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday as a few thousand people sat on dharna outside the main gate to protest Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, which many claim distorts historical facts. Tourists visiting the Unesco World Heritage site fort were requested to go back. The fort is visited by around 3,000-4,000 ...

1 day ago
Footballer who became a militant has surrendered: Army

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A young Kashmiri footballer who joined the militants over a week ago has surrendered, Army sources said on Friday. But the Jammu and Kashmir Police insisted that Majid Khan had neither surrendered nor had he been caught yet. The Army sources said Majid Khan, 20, surrendered after walking into a Rashtriya Rifles camp at Kulgam on Thursday evening. He came with his ...

1 day ago
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home, police said on Friday. The news was welcomed, with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeting: A mother's love prevailed. Her impassioned appeal helped in getting Majid, an aspiring footballer back home. Every ti...

1 day ago
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home. According to Kashmir police chief Munir Khan, the 20-year-old footballer had contacted his family. Khan dismissed reports that Majid Khan had surrendered. He said: He has neither been apprehended no...

1 day ago
Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour: Nehra

Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli and the team to prepare for the upcoming South Africa tour starting January 2018. The Eden wicket is good preparation for India's tour of South Africa. There the ball will have carry and lateral movement. This wicke...

3 days ago
Blood type may indicate heart attack risk from pollution

New York, Nov 15 (IANS) If you have A, B, or AB blood type, you might be more at risk of suffering a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, than those with the O blood type, finds a new research. The findings showed that when pollution hits the mark of 25 micrograms per cubic metre, it increases the risk for people with non-O blood types. Once you go above that...

3 days ago
Sunila Karambelkar joins 'Kaal Bhairav Rahasya'

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Actress Sunila Karambelkar has been roped in to play the role of Shakti Devi in TV show Kaal Bhairav Rahasya. Talking about her role, she said in a statement: Shakti Devi has been jailed for 14 years... She possesses the ability to hunt down a solution without getting annoyed or agitated. She is very clever and quick-witted. It is an extremely strong charact...

3 days ago
Microsoft hired more women post-LinkedIn acquisition

San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Women now represent 27.3 per cent of Microsoft's and LinkedIn's combined global workforce, the tech giant has revealed, adding that the addition of LinkedIn's workforce has served to increase female representation overall. Outside of the LinkedIn acquisition, the percentage of women employed at Microsoft globally is 25.9 per cent -- a slight increase from 25....

4 days ago
Iran quake toll reaches 540, survivors plead for help

Tehran, Nov 14 (IANS) The death toll in the devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq has reached 540, with thousands of Iranians struggling to cope without basic necessities and making desperate pleas for help. Rescuers used heavy equipment to dig through the debris of toppled buildings on Tuesday and the government scrambled to get aid to the wors...

5 days ago
'Crime Patrol...' to show stories on children's safety

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Crime Patrol Dial 100 will dedicate the week to five stories on children's safety, says its host Annup Soni. As Children's Day will fall on Tuesday, the crime show has planned special episodes focussing on their safety. We are treating this week as children's safety week. There will be five stories related to crime against children and also children commi...

5 days ago
'Crime Patrol...' to show stories on children's safety

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Crime Patrol Dial 100 will dedicate the week to five stories on children's safety, says its host Annup Soni. As Children's Day will fall on Tuesday, the crime show has planned special episodes focussing on their safety. We are treating this week as children's safety week. There will be five stories related to crime against children and also children commi...

6 days ago
Fire in Kolkata slum, one killed

Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) One person was burnt to death when a fire broke out at a slum here early on Sunday, a fire brigade official said. A fire broke out at a slum in Baranagar area (in north Kolkata) at about 2.25 p.m. and it took about one hour to control the blaze. As many as three fire tenders were pressed into service to put out the fire, the official said. The fire departme...

7 days ago
Delhi government defers odd-even, to approach NGT for exemptions to women, two-wheelers

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday put on hold the odd-even traffic rationing system from Monday saying it would approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and request that women drivers and two-wheelers be exempted, hours after the green court okayed the scheme but with only emergency vehicles exempted, in a major move to curb rising pollution. Delhi meanwhile con...

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