New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid says dealing with the turmoil caused by the spot-fixing scandal, which has left his team’s reputation in tatters, has turned out to be as tough as handling “bereavement in some ways”. “I would not lie it was a very tough phase for us. It was a blow to [...]
Lucknow: A new variety of mango, harvested at Uttar Pradesh’s famous mango centre Malihabad, has been named Nirbhaya after the 23-year-old Delhi girl who was brutally gang-raped Dec 16 last year and died of her injuries two weeks later. The new variety, its grower Kaleemullah Khan said, was his way of honouring the bravery and [...]
Mumbai: In a surprise move, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was secretly shifted from a Mumbai prison to a Pune jail early Wednesday, official sources said. The actor was taken from the high-security Arthur Road Central Jail in south Mumbai in a van around midnight and delivered to the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune early Wednesday. [...]
Humorist Jaspal Bhatti, had he been alive, would have found stunning material for a flop show in the BJP’s behaviour of late. How the ‘national opposition party’ turned into a ‘notional’ party is a story worth caricaturing with potential for record viewing-rate.
Chinese president Xi Jinping is a chemical engineer. No wonder he knows the chemical formula to pursue his country’s global ambitions. If anybody in India believed Xi would extend a warm friendship to this country, he should be naive. He has been on a global Sino initiative to widen the Chinese visions of the century. [...]
“India is China’s important neighbour. (The purpose of) my current visit to India is three-fold — to increase mutual interest, intensify cooperation and to face the future,” said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his visit to India. To this the Indian prime minister’s response could n0t have been more fitting that “the rest of the [...]
It’s interesting that the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has invited interested individuals, voluntary and corporate organisations to adopt lakes in and around the city in order to protect and preserve water bodies. Last week, HMDA Commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad said 176 lakes in the jurisdiction of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and another [...]
Russia has decided to review its adoption pact that it has with France after the latter legalised gay marriage. This is in the wake of the statement of the Russian president Vladmir Putin which he made last month that Russia could change its adoption agreements with the countries which allowed gay marriage that goes against [...]