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Manoj Tiwari condemns Shah Rukh Khan over intolerance

New Delhi: BJP MP and popular Bhojpuri singer Manoj Tiwari here on Wednesday condemned superstar Shah Rukh Khan's statements on the growing intolerance in the country.   Shah Rukh Khan....

TERI Harassment Case: Employee resigns

New Delhi: The woman researcher, who levelled charges of sexual harassment against environmental scientist R.K. Pachauri, has quit her job at The Energy Research Institute (TERI).   She also accused....

BJP MP compares SRK with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz

New Delhi: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday compared superstar Shahrukh Khan with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed following the actor's comment that there was growing intolerance in India.   The....

SpiceJet to fly Chennai-Bangkok from December

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday announced it will operate a new direct international flight between Chennai and Bangkok from December 10.   Furthermore, the budget carrier offered....

Good news for Maggi lovers

New Delhi: The new stock of Nestle’s Maggi has cleared all the tests ordered by Bombay High Court at three accredited laboratories, Nestle India said on Wednesday. The effort will....

Ghulam Ali cancels all concerts in India

New Delhi: Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, whose concert in Mumbai was called off after resistance from the Shiv Sena, has cancelled all his scheduled performances in the country, saying....

BJP government humiliates critics: Congress

New Delhi: Alleging that "India's democracy was under assault" from the BJP-led government, the Congress on Wednesday said the "government humiliates people those who do fall in line".   Congress....

“Beef”- a popular campaigning strategy

BIHAR: BJP’s prominent advertisement in a newspaper as a part of its campaigning for Bihar elections has sparked another controversy.    The advertisement shows a woman hugging a cow and....

GST bill passage a matter of time, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill was just a matter of time.   "When the bill is put....

Chhota Rajan’s arrival delayed; will return tomorrow

Indonesia: After a volcanic eruption disrupted the deportation of Chhota Rajan and resulted in airport closure, it is now expected that Rajan will leave tomorrow morning by a special aircraft. ....

Hafiz Saeed to SRK: Come to Pakistan if you feel unsafe in India

The main conspirator of 26/11 attacks, Hafiz Saeed has invited SRK to come and stay in Pakistan if he feels unsafe and unwelcome in India.    Hafiz Saeed expressed this....

Former MP’s daughter-in-law, 3 grand children killed in fire

Hyderabad: Daughter-in-law and three grand children of former Congress MP and party candidate for Warangal Lok Sabha by-election, Siricilla Rajaiah, were burnt alive in a fire at his house in....

Sensex trades 173 points up in early session

Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday was trading 173.16 points or 0.65 percent up during the morning session.   The wider....

Important that BJP loses in Bihar: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said it was important that the BJP loses the assembly elections in Bihar so that it realises that "hate politics" will not....

Sonia leads march against intolerance

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday led a protest march against forces of "bigotry and intolerance", and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "silence" on the issue. The....

Uber driver gets life in jail till death for rape

New Delhi: Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav who raped a woman executive on December 5 last year was on Tuesday sentenced by a court here to life in prison....

Police gear up as Chhota Rajan to be brought to Mumbai

Mumbai: The Mumbai police was gearing itself to take charge of mafia don Rajendra S. Nikhalje, alias Chhota Rajan, who is likely to be brought here very soon, Police Commissioner....

CBI raids 10 places in chit fund scam

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday searched 10 locations in Delhi, Odisha, Assam and West Bengal against private company Tower Infotech Group in its ongoing probe in the multi-crore-rupee chit....

VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi tags Shah Rukh Khan a Pakistani agent

VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi stirred another controversy by tagging Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan a ‘Pakistani agent’ for his ‘intolerance’ remarks that he offered to a leading daily on his....

Intolerance part of political strategy: Sonia

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that incidents of communal intolerance are on rise and are a part of a well planned political strategy.   "The sad....

SC allows 2G accused to move Delhi High Court

New Delhi: Modifying its earlier order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the accused in 2G cases to approach the Delhi High Court to appeal against the final order of....

Uber cab driver gets life term for rape

New Delhi: Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav who raped a woman executive on December 5 last year was on Tuesday sentenced by a court here to life in prison....

Chhota Rajan to be deported to India tonight

INDONESIA: The recent development and a fast one is that Chhota Rajan will be deported to India by tonight. The Indian government is now working on the next step as....

Somnath slams BJP for fostering intolerance

Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of promoting religious divide.   "Attempts are being made to create division among the people.....

Vikas Khanna takes culinary route to support a cause

Mumbai: Vikas Khanna, who has taken Indian food on a world tour with his cookery skills, will now be getting into the kitchen for a cause. The Michelin-starred chef will....

India has 75-125 nuclear weapons: US report

Washington: Suggesting that India has a sizeable nuclear weapons effort, a US think tank estimated India's nuclear arsenal at around 75-125 weapons made from weapon-grade plutonium and perhaps some thermonuclear....

Non-subsidised LPG price hiked; ATF price cut marginally

New Delhi: As part of the monthly price revision, oil marketing companies on Monday hiked prices of non-subsidised LPG, or cooking gas, that consumers buy after exhausting their subsidised quota,....

Indian Railways, UNDP to hold efficient energy tech summit

New Delhi: Indian Railways said on Monday it will partner with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to organise an international energy efficient technology summit on Friday.   "It is....

HSBC whistleblower seeks protection to reveal to India

New Delhi: HSBC bank whistleblower Herve Falciani on Monday said he was willing to cooperate with the Indian investigative agencies in probing black-money cases provided he was given protection.  ....

Uber cabs to enroll ex-servicemen

New Delhi: App-based cab operator Uber on Monday said it has signed an agreement with the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) under the defence ministry to create a job platform....