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Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash

Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar on Saturday denied permission to a New Year bash in the city where Bollywood cine star Sunny Leone has been invited to perform, ostensibly to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident. We are denying permission for the Sunny Leone's musical show on December 31 night to maintain law and order and prevent...

15 hours ago
Perhaps Rahul should visit mosques and churches as well

There will probably be a mixed reaction in the secular camp to Rahul Gandhi's temple-hopping in Gujarat. To some, it may seem to be a negation of the Congress's vaunted secular credentials and that, too, by the great grandson of the man who championed the concept of keeping the state separate from religion in independent India. To others, it was probably a tactical move to depriv...

1 day ago
Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved the bill setting up the National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The MCI will be replaced, and a National Medical Commission bill has been brought. This is to correct the whole medical ecosy...

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Britain's Swindon, hub of expat Goans 'highly polluted', says Parrikar

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Britain is the most polluted country in Europe and its Swindon town, which has a sizeable population of Goan expats, is also highly polluted, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. He was speaking during a discussion in the assembly on a private members' resolution moved by former Congress Chief Minister Ravi Naik, seeking action against those responsib...

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Kejriwal has double standards on private schools' fee hike: BJP leader

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The BJP Delhi unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of showing double standards on the issue of fee hike in private schools in the national capital. Nowadays, parents of students of private schools are getting notices to pay Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 extra fees to these schools, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manoj Tiwari told reporters...

2 days ago
Indian-origin student pleads guilty of US cyber attacks

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A 21-year-old Indian-origin student has pleaded guilty of executing a series of cyber attacks on the Rutgers University computer network in the US, authorities said. Paras Jha of New Jersey along with two others -- Josiah White of Pennsylvania and Dalton Norman of Louisiana -- also admitted on Wednesday to creating and operating two botnets which targeted Intern...

2 days ago
Lata Mangeshkar on her association with Raj Kapoor

(Editors note: To mark the 93rd birth anniversary of late actor Raj Kapoor, a special book -- an experiment between a biography and an autobiography -- will be launched by his children Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Rishi Kapoor, Rima Jain and Rajiv Kapoor on Thursday evening. Presented here is an exclusive extract from Raj Kapoor: The One And Only Showman where noted singer Lata Mangeshkar writes o...

3 days ago
FRDI bill will take away guarantee of bank deposits: CPI-M

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Alleging that the Narendra Modi government's proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill would create problems for bank depositors in getting their money back, CPI-M politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Wednesday urged people to join protest demonstrations before bank, insurance and financial institutions against the legislation. In adherence to the...

3 days ago
Paedophiles in Australia to seek permission to travel abroad

Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A new legislation adopted to prevent thousands of paedophiles registered in the country from travelling overseas with the possibility of abusing minors came into effect in Australia on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Justice Minister Michael Keenan said in a joint statement that it is now a federal crime for registered child molesters to leave Australia...

3 days ago
Neymar returns to Paris after whirlwind Brazil trip

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 13 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has returned to the French capital after less than three days in his native Brazil to attend to personal matters. But the 25-year-old will not feature in PSG's League Cup match against Strasbourg after being granted a rest by coach Unai Emery, reports Xinhua news agency. Neither Neymar nor Paris Saint-Germain have ...

4 days ago
Government should have approached SC for taking over Unitech control: CJI

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday said that the government should have come to the Supreme Court before taking over the management of Unitech as the real estate major sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominees in their place. Giving time till Wednesday to Additional Solicitor General Tush...

4 days ago
Unitech seeks stay of NCLT order letting government to take over management

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Real estate major Unitech on Tuesday sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominee directors in a take over of the management of the company. The company told the Supreme Court that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) could not pass such an order in the wake of the apex court's earlier orde...

4 days ago
India has survived as a single political entity because of democracy

(Noted public intellectual, professor of Economics and an active member of the British Labour Party since 1971, Meghnad Desais latest book The Raisina Model (Penguin/Rs 499/208 pages) offers a critical and frequently uncomfortable mediation on Indias contemporary political culture. Presented here is an exclusive extract from the book:) Why, despite the differences and the almost continuo...

4 days ago
Unitech seeks stay of NCLT order allowing government takeover

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Real estate major Unitech on Tuesday sought the suspension of an NCLT order allowing the government's takeover of the company. The company told the Supreme Court that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) could not pass such an order and asked for the stay on the tribunal order allowing appointment of 10 directors on the company's board. Senior counsel...

4 days ago
Congress mocks Modi's seaplane travel as 'Hawa Hawai'

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a seaplane for campaigning in Gujarat, terming it Hawa Hawai and added that the ruling BJP did not understand development. They did not understand development. It is called Hawa Hawai, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet referring to a hit song of Hindi movie Mr. Indi...

4 days ago
Modi takes seaplane on last day of Gujarat campaign

Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flew by a seaplane from the Sabarmati river here to Dharoi in Mehsana district on the last day of the election campaign in Gujarat. The Bharatiya Janata Party said it was the first-ever flight by a seaplane in the country. Gujarat witnesses a seaplane takeoff from the Sabarmati riverfront. I will fly to Dharoi Dam ...

4 days ago
Modi, Rahul's road shows in Ahmedabad cancelled

Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Scheduled road shows of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President-designate Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat here on Tuesday have been cancelled with the police refusing permission on the grounds of security and traffic congestion. Both the principal opponents in the Gujarat Assembly elections had organised massive road shows by their key campaigners on the last...

5 days ago
Hardik's rally parallel to Modi clocks 52,800 Facebook Live views

Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) In an election rally in BJP bastion Ahmedabad on Monday night that fetched a record 52,800 Facebook Live views, firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel once again exhorted the people to throw out the BJP from power. I am nobody here to say who to vote for but only that if you pick the BJP, you would be a traitor for your community. For once, just teach them a lesso...

5 days ago
Manmohan seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards' on Congress' Pakistan link

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A deeply pained and anguished former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of spreading falsehood and canards in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to apologize to the nation. In an unusually hard-hitting statement, Manmohan Singh denied allegations by Modi that he and others, includi...

5 days ago
Ryan murder: SC rejects plea for cancelling bail to Pintos

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea for cancelling the interim bail granted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the Pinto family in the Pradhuman Thakur murder case. A bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre dismissed the plea by Barun Thakur, the father of seven-year-old Pradhuman who was murdered on September 8 inside the Ryan...

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