Socially boycott those sexually abusing kids: Satyarthi

Socially boycott those sexually abusing kids: Satyarthi

People who sexually abuse children should be named and shamed besides being socially boycotted, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi said. The noted child rights activist said the law enacted to protect minors from sexual offences is not being properly enforced. “Finally, I would say that people who are responsible, may it be the family […]

Sanathan Sanstha says no role in Gauri Lankesh killing

Sanathan Sanstha says no role in Gauri Lankesh killing

Hindu outfit Sanatan Sanstha today denied any role in the killing of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh outside her home, calling the allegations against the group an effort to “falsely implicate” it. Lankesh, a journalist known for her anti-right wing views, was shot dead by unknown assailants in Bengaluru on September 5. Her assassination came days after […]

Navratri: Over 500 meat, chicken shops shut in Gurgaon

Navratri: Over 500 meat, chicken shops shut in Gurgaon

Gurgaon: Over 500 meat and chicken shops were allegedly shut down by Shiv Sena workers in view of the Navratri festival here. The workers yesterday assembled at Palam Vihar and forced shut down of meat markets in Surat Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Sector 5 and 9, Pataudi Chowk, Jacobpura, Sadar Bazaar, Khandsa Anaj Mandi, bus stand, DLF […]

Kejriwal meets Kamal Haasan in Chennai

Kejriwal meets Kamal Haasan in Chennai

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on actor Kamal Haasan, who has political circles abuzz with speculation that he might join politics. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief was received at the airport by Kamal’s younger daughter Akshara. Kejriwal met the actor at his office in Alwarpet in Chennai. Kamal has been critical of the […]

China bans use of anti-Islam words on social media

China bans use of anti-Islam words on social media

‘Islamophobic’ terms used by Chinese internet users to stigmatise Muslims have been blocked by authorities to prevent bias against Islam, official media reported. China has over 21 million Muslims mostly the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and Hui community in Ningxia province, according to unofficial accounts. “The Islamophobic terms invented by Chinese Internet users to stigmatise Muslims […]

Food served must carry details of quantity, supplier: Railway Minister

Food served must carry details of quantity, supplier: Railway Minister

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked officials to ensure that meals served on board trains carry information about quantity and the contractor supplying it, as the national carrier continues efforts to improve catering services. In a letter addressed to all zonal general managers, the railway board has said that Goyal has asked that food served […]

Yesteryear actress Shakila passes away

Yesteryear actress Shakila passes away

Yesteryear Bollywood actress Shakila, known for her work in films like “Aar Paar” and “CID”, died at at her residence in Mumbai after a heart attack, family sources said. She was 82. The “Baabuji dheere chalna…” actor was suffering from multiple ailments and died on Wednesday night. Her nephew Nasirr Khan shared the news on […]

3 Indians among world’s ‘100 Greatest Living Business Minds’

3 Indians among world’s ‘100 Greatest Living Business Minds’

Three Indian entrepreneurial legends, Ratan Tata, Lakshmi Mittal and Vinod Khosla have been included in Forbes’s special list of the world’s ‘100 Greatest Living Business Minds’. As part of Forbes’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the magazine unveiled its special centennial issue on Tuesday, which highlights essays, lessons and ideas for the next 100 years from the […]

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Home Minister

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Home Minister

The Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and not refugees who had applied for asylum in India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Rajnath asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was ready to accept them. “The Rohingyas are not […]

Now, carry Aadhaar to enter a pub in Hyderabad

Now, carry Aadhaar to enter a pub in Hyderabad

The prohibition and excise department of Telangana has made it mandatory for pub-goers to show an identity card, particularly Aadhaar, for entry. The step is an attempt to check entry of minors at pubs where they are often served alcohol. The investigation in the murder of a 17-year-old girl revealed that she along with other […]