After 46 yrs, Karunanidhi bids adieu to his trademark dark glasses

After 46 yrs, Karunanidhi bids adieu to his trademark dark glasses

At age 93, DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi has bid adieu to his trademark dark glasses after wearing it for 46 years. The five-time chief minister has now got a new pair of spectacles with tinted glasses and lightweight frame. A latest photograph of Karunanidhi, also a playwright and a poet, wearing his new pair of […]

Nilekanis pledge to donate half of their wealth for philanthropy

Nilekanis pledge to donate half of their wealth for philanthropy

Infosys co-founder and Chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have decided to pledge half of their wealth for philanthropy. With this, the Nilekani family has become the fourth Indian and second tech magnate from Bengaluru to join ‘The Giving Pledge’, the philanthropy movement started by U.S billionaires Bill Gates, his wife Melinda Gates […]

Trump promises Americans ‘huge tax cut’ for Christmas

Trump promises Americans ‘huge tax cut’ for Christmas

U.S President Donald Trump promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. “We’re going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas — hopefully that will be a great, big, beautiful Christmas present.”, […]

India’s nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to ICJ

India’s nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to ICJ

India’s Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice as the General Assembly overwhelmingly threw its weight behind him, forcing Britain to withdraw its candidate from a hard-fought race to the World Court. Bhandari and U.K’s Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-and-neck fight for re-election as the UN could not decide between […]

Click pics of illegally parked cars; get rewarded: Minister

Click pics of illegally parked cars; get rewarded: Minister

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari asked citizens to click picture of wrongly parked cars and send to authorities, while proposing a 10 per cent reward for them from Rs 500 fine imposed on the owner of the concerned vehicle. Gadkari said he felt ‘ashamed’ that absence of parking lots outside his own Ministry forced ‘ambassadors’ and […]

Top post reserved for one family in Congress: BJP

Top post reserved for one family in Congress: BJP

The BJP took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi’s imminent elevation as Congress chief, saying the top post of that party is reserved only for one family while even booth-level workers have become BJP presidents. “Can an ordinary booth level worker aspire to be the national president of the Congress? Or is the post reserved only […]

Manushi Chhillar gives graceful reply to Tharoor’s remark

Manushi Chhillar gives graceful reply to Tharoor’s remark

In response to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s comment, wherein he tried to play on Manushi Chhillar’s surname, the newly-crowned Miss World 2017 has said she is not going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. Tharoor’s witty tweet on Manushi backfired on him, when the twitterati slammed him for comparing her surname to ‘loose change’. […]

Gujarat polls: BJP fields Saurabh Patel, Faldu in 3rd list

Gujarat polls: BJP fields Saurabh Patel, Faldu in 3rd list

Former minister Saurabh Patel and ex-chief of BJP’s Gujarat unit R.C Faldu figure in the third list of 28 candidates the party released on Monday for the assembly polls. The BJP had announced names of 106 candidates in the two lists so far for the polls to the 182-member assembly. Saurabh, whose future had appeared […]

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna no more

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna no more

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and 1997 before winning the Grand Slam tournament when she beat Nathalie Tauziat in 1998. Novotna captured […]

Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

Senior Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on Monday. He was 72. “He had been critically ill since the past one month and succumbed to the illness at 12.10 pm. His family members including wife Deepa Dasmunsi and their son were at […]