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Good, talented people should join politics: PM

Good, talented people should join politics: PM

Regretting that politics has acquired a bad name and is scaring away good people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people from all walks of life to join it and not be apprehensive about it. In his second interaction with students on Teachers’ Day celebration after becoming the PM, Modi gave a pep talk asking students […]

Carolina a tough rival, but can be beaten: Saina

Carolina a tough rival, but can be beaten: Saina

World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal said All England and World Champion Carolina Marin is a tough opponent blessed with better wrist work but the Spaniard is beatable and the Indian ace will look to get the better off her rival in Japan Super Series starting next week. “Carolina is a tough opponent, but can […]

Kerala govt mulls de-addiction institute

Kerala govt mulls de-addiction institute

Kerala government is mulling setting up a de-addiction institute as part of its new liquor policy, with the aim of strengthening anti-alcohol drives and meeting its ambitious target of total prohibition in the next 10 years. The state-of-the-art institute, planned under the state Excise Department, will co-ordinate various de-addiction programmes now in progress under different […]

As RBI Governor completes 2nd yr, pressure mounts to cut rates

As RBI Governor completes 2nd yr, pressure mounts to cut rates

As Governor Raghuram Rajan, known for his hawkish approach to inflation, completes tumultuous two years at RBI, calls for rate cuts have become shriller with the Finance Ministry raising alarm bells over a possible deflation demon gobbling up the economy. Raghuram Rajan took charge as the 23rd Governor of RBI on September 4, 2013 for […]

U.S universities experience 32% increase in Indian students

U.S universities experience 32% increase in Indian students

The U.S universities and colleges have experienced a 32 per cent increase in number of students from India since last year as compared to nine per cent internationally, latest official figures have stated. According to “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the U.S released by the Student and Exchange […]

Indrani Mukerjea confesses to crime

Indrani Mukerjea confesses to crime

Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, has “confessed” to her role in it, while her former live-in partner Siddharth Das joined the investigation in the sensational crime committed three years ago. Indrani has “confessed” to her role in the crime, a senior police officer said. Indrani’s husband Peter […]

Sachin plans to own luxury waterfront villa in Kerala

Sachin plans to own luxury waterfront villa in Kerala

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar plans to own a luxury waterfront villa in ‘God’s own country.’ The master blaster, who co-owns a soccer team called Kerala Blasters, has shortlisted one of the villas being developed on the bank of a scenic backwater area in Kochi, sources said. “Sachin Tendulkar has shortlisted a villa in Panangad in […]

SP quits ‘Janata Parivar’, to contest Bihar polls alone

SP quits ‘Janata Parivar’, to contest Bihar polls alone

In a jolt to the “grand alliance” in Bihar, the Samajwadi Party pulled out of the Nitish-Lalu combine, saying it felt “humiliated” at not being consulted on seat sharing and decided to contest the Assembly elections in the state on its own. SP National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said, “In Bihar, the party will […]

China shows military might to mark WWII victory

China shows military might to mark WWII victory

China displayed its military might by showcasing more than a dozen long-range missiles billed by state media as “aircraft carrier-killers” during an unprecedented massive military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its victory against Japan in the World War II. Ballistic missiles, tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, drones and other military equipment rolled through the […]

UAE deports 2 Kerala men over pro-IS Facebook posts

UAE deports 2 Kerala men over pro-IS Facebook posts

Two Kerala men have been deported by the United Arab Emirates for posting pro-Islamic State comments on Facebook. The two men, who hail from Kochi, are reportedly part of a group of 10 Indians being monitored closely in the UAE for sharing Islamic State’s propaganda and for being sympathetic towards the terror group on social […]

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