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Daily Archives: 10th May 2018

Sadanand Menon Sexual Harassment Charges Resurface, Asian College of Journalism Students Bring Out Statement...

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Students have published a statement condemning the College's statement and attitude in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations that have resurfaced against Sadanand Menon, a teacher there. The students' statement was published on May 9, 2018 and is the third such note to speak about allegations of sexual harassment against Menon

Post Walmart-Flipkart Deal Announcement, Sachin Bansal Bids Adieu

Following the announcement of Walmart's acquisition of a major stake in Indian e-commerce major, Flipkart, the latter's co-founder Sachin Bansal announced the end of his ten-year-long tenure with the company.

SC Orders Eastern Expressway be Thrown Open to Public Next Month

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered the much-delayed Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be thrown open to the public from June 1, adding that it will help to decongest Delhi.

Sushma Swaraj Leaves for Myanmar

New DelhiExternal Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj left on a two-day visit to Myanmar here on Thursday.The visit is part of ongoing high-level interaction...

Aster, Medcare Among top 100 World’s Greatest Brand

Two of Aster DM Healthcare's global brands, Aster and Medcare, were awarded among top 100 "The World's Greatest Brands" facilitated by Asia One Magazine in the 4th edition of the title held at J.W. Marriot Marquis Hotel in Dubai.

Rahul has Right to Dream of Becoming PM, Says Shiv Sena

After Congress President Rahul Gandhi was recently attacked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for publicly declaring his prime ministerial ambition, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) bickering ally Shiv Sena came out in his support.

My Mother More Indian Than Many Others, Says Rahul

Commenting on the persistent jibes over his Italian ancestry, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that his mother, Sonia Gandhi, was more Indian than many other Indians.

Minor Girl Raped in Chandrauli in UP

In yet another incident of sexual assault against minors, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 17-year-old neighbour here on Wednesday night.

Women Should Hold Swords to Protect Their Families, Says Babul Supriyo

Union Minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo compared women to Goddess Kali and urged them to hold swords in their hands to protect their families from the anti-social elements.

Free E-visas Luring Myanmar Tourists to India

India’s decision to provide free visas to Myanmar citizens has helped to boost inflow of Myanmar tourists to the country.

Chinese Investor Jailed for 18 Years

A Chinese businessman was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment on Thursday for fraud and embezzlement.

The Shape of Water, Black Panther Lead Golden Trailer Award Nods

The trailers for popular movies 'Black Panther', 'Stranger Things' and 'Westworld' are among the nominees for the 19th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which honour the best in film and TV marketing.

Death Toll Rises by 11 in UP Dust Storm

11 more people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday due to the high-intensity dust storms, taking the death toll to 81.

Statin Patients and Their Hearts

Seems like, even the patients who consume the cholesterol-lowering drug, are not safe from heart risks.

SAM and Co. Advises Walmart on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Flipkart for USD...

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Co. (SAM & Co.) advised Walmart on its acquisition of majority stake in India's largest online retailer Flipkart Ltd. For USD 16 billion deal. Walmart's investment includes $2 billion in new equity funding. The deal values Flipkart at USD 20.8 billion.

Veterinary Scientists Reach Sitapur to Probe dog Menace

As feral dogs continue to threaten innocent lives in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur, a team of four scientists from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) reached the district on Wednesday to probe the matter.

Budding Entrepreneurs Showcase Talent

In order to help women entrepreneurs set up their own businesses, a three-day exhibition is being held in Srinagar.

PM Modi Does not Discuss Fundamental Issues, Says Rahul

With only a few hours left for campaigning for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday stated that his party fought the election campaign on fundamental issues, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) restricted itself to making personal attacks.

SC Dismisses Petition Against Congress Manifesto

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Sri Ram Sene (SRS) leader Pramod Muthalik's petition, challenging the Congress manifesto in Karnataka.

Christina Aguilera Announces The Liberation Tour

Gear up to be liberated! Christina Aguilera has announced her first tour dates in over a decade.

US Committed to Cooperate With North Korea to Achieve Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that Washington is committed to cooperate with North Korea to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Xi- Kim Meeting Held After Pyongyang Proposal

This week's surprise summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping was proposed by North Korea, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Finally Make Social Media Debut?

If there is one star whom millions of people want to see on social media, it is definitely Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Army Organises Medical, Veterinary Camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

The Indian Army on Wednesday organised a medical and veterinary camp at Poonch's Degwar village in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kejriwal’s Nephew Arrested in PWD Scam

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested Vinay Bansal, the son of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's deceased brother-in-law Surendra Kumar Bansal, in connection with alleged irregularities in road and sewer development works by the Public Works Department (PWD).

FC Goa Reserves Hold Ozone to 1-1 Draw in 2nd Division I-league

The FC Goa reserve squad rescued a late point to settle for a 1-1 draw against a spirited Ozone FC team in a tough tactical battle at the Duler Football Stadium in the second division I-league here last evening.

Mumbai Indians Defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 102 Runs, Climbs to Top-four

Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a stellar performance by 102 runs at Kolkata's Eden Garden on Wednesday.

Trump Rejects DMZ as Venue for Kim Jong-un Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the inter-Korean border as the venue for his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Severe Consequences to be Faced if Iran Resumes Nuclear Programme, Says Trump

United States President Donald Trump has warned of severe consequences if Iran resumes its nuclear program.

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Leader, 3 Others Injured in Grenade Attack in Karachi

A local Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader and three others were wounded in an alleged targeted hand grenade attack at Karachi's Layari on Wednesday.

Pakatan Harapan Wins Malaysia Elections, Mahathir to be new PM

Pakatan Harapan chairperson and Malaysia's former premier Mahathir Mohamad is all set to be sworn-in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia today.

Pakistan based Hindu man Humiliated by Police

Pakistan-based Human Rights Activist and Blogger Kapil Dev, in a tweet, claimed that Shikarpur Police in Pakistan shaved off head, moustache, and eyebrows of a Hindu trader Chunilal for lending money on interest to his customers.

India, Panama Agree to Work Together Against Terrorism

India and Panama agreed to work together to deal with the menace of terrorism.

J Lo so Excited to Perform at 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is the latest name to be added to the performance roster of this year's Billboard Music Awards.

3 TMC Workers Injured in Clash With BJP Cadres in West Bengal

Three Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers were injured in a clash which broke out between TMC and BJP cadres on May 8 in Gosaba village of South 24 Parganas district.

Water Scarcity in MP Village Forces Girls to Walk 4 Kilometers for Toilet

Due to the problem of water scarcity in the Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district, the girls of government hostel have to travel four kilometers daily to use the toilet.

Thunderstorm Kills 8 in UP

At least eight people were killed in various parts of Uttar Pradesh in the thunderstorm that hit the state on Wednesday.

This Lucknow-based Doctor Treats Soldiers’ Families Free of Cost

A Lucknow-based doctor does not charge fees from the families of army personnel to pay his respect to soldiers who work for the nation 'selflessly.'

Compensation for Dalit Victims of Theni Clashes Announced

In the aftermath of the recent clashes between Dalits and Muslims in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, the National Scheduled Cast Commission (NSCC) has announced a compensation for the damages caused to Dalit houses by police while conducting searches and security drills in the area.

Stanford University to Partner With UP to Combat Chronic Diseases

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Wednesday informed that the United States Stanford University will come in a partnership with the state to combat disease like Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).

Raman Singh Takes dig at Rahul’s Upcoming Roadshow in Chhattisgarh

As Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is set to conduct a massive roadshow in Chhattisgarh, state Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said he is welcome to hold the rally on 'well-constructed roads of the state.'

Piyush Goyal Pitches for Improvisation in Railways

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday pitched for making Railways contemporary and modern in order to improve its connectivity with the world.

Navy’s Outreach Programme to Travel From Mumbai to Leh and Back

An 'Outreach Programme' has been organized to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Western Naval Command by the Naval Dockyard.

High-pitched Campaigning for Karnataka polls to Conclude Today

The high-voltage campaigning for the crucial Karnataka Assembly polls will come to an end on Thursday at 5 pm.

Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee Writes to Centre Again, Gets no Reply

The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has revealed that they again wrote to the Centre, demanding exemption of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied on 'langar' (community meal) service at Gurudwaras across the country, but received no reply.

Families of Indians Abducted in Afghanistan Knock Centre’s Door

The families of the labourers, who were abducted in Afghanistan has requested the Centre to intervene in the matter to bring their family members back to India.

CISF Returns Nearly 8,000 Dollars to Owner

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, on Wednesday, returned an envelope containing 7,970 Canadian dollars (over Rs 4 lakh) to the rightful owner after finding it lying unattended near a check-in counter at the Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.