BJP’s TN unit takes dig at Kamal Haasan

BJP’s TN unit takes dig at Kamal Haasan

BJP took a dig at actor Kamal Haasan’s tweet on his possible entry into politics, wondering why the celebrity,’without doing any service to the people,’ has a ‘sudden awakening’ on entering the field. The party’s state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan told that actors, before entering politics, should think about their contributions to society, as many […]

Nine-judge SC bench begins hearing on right to privacy

Nine-judge SC bench begins hearing on right to privacy

A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court began hearing arguments to determine whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution. Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium initiated the hearing before the bench headed by Chief Justice J.S Khehar saying that the rights to life and liberty are pre-existing natural rights. The nine-judge […]

SBI launches ‘SBI Realty’ portal for home buyers

SBI launches ‘SBI Realty’ portal for home buyers

India’s largest commercial bank State Bank of India (SBI) said it has launched a dedicated portal ‘SBI Realty’ that will help home buyers to choose flats from its 3,000 approved projects across the country, which are spread across 13 states and Union Territories covering 30 cities. “State Bank of India has taken another step towards […]

Bank of England unveils new £10 note featuring Jane Austen

Bank of England unveils new £10 note featuring Jane Austen

The Bank of England unveiled a new 10-pound plastic note featuring British literary great Jane Austen at Winchester Cathedral, where she is buried. The note, which follows the polymer 5 pound, will go into circulation on September 14 and has a portrait of Austen on the 200th anniversary of the author’s death. It is also […]

Actress Bidisha Bezbaruah found dead

Actress Bidisha Bezbaruah found dead

Assamese actress and singer Bidisha Bezbaruah, who acted in Ranbir Kapoor-starrer ‘Jagga Jasoos’, was found dead at her residence in the posh Sushant Lok area of Gurgaon on Monday evening, police said. Bidisha Bezbaruah, a native of Assam, was well known TV personality who had hosted many stage shows as well, they said. “Bidisha was […]

BCCI to pay Ravi Shastri close to Rs 8 crore per annum

BCCI to pay Ravi Shastri close to Rs 8 crore per annum

The BCCI has decided to pay new chief coach Ravi Shastri a whopping salary, which could go upto Rs 8 crore per annum. It was learnt that the top brass of BCCI was unanimous in their decision on Shastri’s perks, which is atleast a crore more than previous coach Anil Kumble’s salary of Rs 6.5 […]

BJP hits out at Pinarayi Vijayan for his remark on RSS

BJP hits out at Pinarayi Vijayan for his remark on RSS

Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy rejected the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s charges that RSS was trying to impose a Hindu way of life in society and ‘dictate’ what citizens should eat. Politicos or organisations controlling the eating habits of people was unthinkable and impossible, Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said. […]

Over 36 lakh bank accounts saw deposit of Rs 10 lakh or more

Over 36 lakh bank accounts saw deposit of Rs 10 lakh or more

Over 36 lakh bank accounts have seen cash deposits of Rs10 lakh or more in a financial year, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. Rule 114E of the Income Tax Rules says banks, including cooperative banks, have to report to taxmen cash deposits aggregating to Rs10 lakh or more in a financial year, in one or […]

Despite transfer, DIG Roopa stands by her report

Despite transfer, DIG Roopa stands by her report

Days after her expose on special privileges to Sasikala, confidant of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, DIG Roopa has come out in defence of her report. “I stand by my report and there is evidence,” she said. Following the expose by DIG Roopa, the Karnataka government has ordered her transfer to a not-so […]

Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s great-grandson booked for rape: Police

Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s great-grandson booked for rape: Police

Congress leader Rohit Tilak, who is the great-grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, was booked for allegedly raping a woman and forcing her into ‘unnatural’ sex, the police said. Rohit is the great-grandson of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak and grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, who was a senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament. The […]