Former Israeli president Shimon Peres no more

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres no more

Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93. Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. Peres was one of the last of a generation of Israeli politicians present at the new nation’s birth […]

Lodha panel seeks removal of BCCI top brass

Lodha panel seeks removal of BCCI top brass

Taking a tough stance on BCCI’s defiance of its recommendations, the Lodha panel on Wednesday submitted its report on the Indian cricket board in Supreme Court. The panel in its report said that the BCCI is not implementing its recommendations, and recommended measures for improving functioning of BCCI. The panel, in its report, sought replacement […]

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar turns 87

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar turns 87

Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar turned 87 on Wednesday. Born to a Marathi family headed by theatre actor and singer Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar in Indore, Lata Mangeshkar is the eldest sister of an equally accomplished playback singer Asha Bhosle. Her other siblings-Hridayanath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar are also into singing. Crowned as the […]

Mohanlal to be ambassador of Kerala govt’s organ transplant programme

Mohanlal to be ambassador of Kerala govt’s organ transplant programme

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will become the goodwill ambassador of ‘Mritasanjeevani’, Kerala government’s sought after deceased donor organ transplant programme. Launched in 2012, ‘Mritasanjeevani’ is coordinated by the Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) and being implemented with the support of private partnership under the strict monitoring of government. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a […]

Google brings Wi-Fi station, data-light YouTube for India

Google brings Wi-Fi station, data-light YouTube for India

Tech giant Google announced a bouquet of new products for the Indian market that are suited to work with low Internet speeds. These include a new Wi-Fi platform called Google Station, a video app called ‘YouTube Go’ and an offline feature for Chrome web browser and faster loading in Google Play on 2G network. Outlining […]

Gautam Gambhir returns to Test squad after two years

Gautam Gambhir returns to Test squad after two years

Experienced opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday returned to India’s Test squad after two years in place of injured Lokesh Rahul for the last two matches of the Test series against New Zealand. Rahul was ruled out of the remainder of the Test series due to a right hamstring injury that he sustained during the first […]

PM Modi not to attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad

PM Modi not to attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November amidst heightened tension between India and Pakistan. Announcing the decision, India said that “one country” has created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the Summit. “India has conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increasing cross-border […]

PM to review MFN status to Pakistan

PM to review MFN status to Pakistan

After Indus Water Treaty, India will review the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status given to Pakistan at a meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. The decision to review the MFN, which was granted by India unilaterally in 1996, comes in the wake of the Uri attack over which India is weighing options […]

Message on J&K should be ‘loud and clear’ to Pakistan: India

Message on J&K should be ‘loud and clear’ to Pakistan: India

The message that Kashmir is an integral part of India should be “loud and clear”, India on Tuesday told Pakistan, calling it a “dysfunctional state” that commits atrocities on its own people and preaches about tolerance, democracy and human rights. Responding to Pakistan’s Right of Reply (RoR), India also asked Pakistan if it can clarify […]

Two class XII students stab teacher to death in Delhi

Two class XII students stab teacher to death in Delhi

In a shocking incident, two class 12 students of a Delhi government school in Nangloi, Sultanpuri, allegedly stabbed their teacher to death in front of their classmates, after they were not allowed to sit for an examination due to lack of sufficient attendance. The school authorities said Mukesh, a Hindi teacher, was allegedly attacked with […]

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