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Virat’s trust was important as I could have retired: Yuvraj

Friday, January 20, 2017

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Yuvraj Singh did contemplate retirement at one stage after his fight with cancer but it was skipper Virat Kohli‘s trust that has kept him going which made it important for him to repay that faith. Yuvraj is once again the toast of the nation with his career-best knock of 150 against England. “Self-confidence is always …

BJP leaders hit Goa poll campaign, project schemes and development

Friday, January 20, 2017

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Setting the tone for Goa poll campaign, the BJP is trying to project its social schemes and infrastructure development in the state during last five years, in a bid to woo the voters. Senior leaders, including Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, state Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, party’s Goa unit president Vinay Tendulkar and others, have hit …

Ellen DeGeneres honors Obama with emotional farewell video

Friday, January 20, 2017

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TV host Ellen DeGeneres shared a heart-touching farewell video on her talk show to pay tribute to Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama. “I want to personally thank him for changing my life. I am a legally married woman because of him, and so is my wife. “His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. …

43 airports to start operations

Friday, January 20, 2017

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In a boost to regional linkages, forty-three unused airports will soon start operations. The government has got bids to start flights to and from these cities under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS). The first subsidised regional flight, with fares capped at Rs 2,500 per hour of flying, will take off by February-end or early March, …

Apple soon to start producing iPhone in India

Friday, January 20, 2017

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In watch could be a good news for Apple enthusiasts in India, the  Cupertino tech giant is willing to start producing iPhones in India, but it is seeking a big helping hand from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The tech giant of scheduled to meet with officials in New Delhi next week to discuss the prospects for setting up manufacturing …

Air India to hike salaries of permanent employees

Friday, January 20, 2017

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For the first time in nearly five years, national carrier Air India will give a 2 per cent salary hike to its permanent employees. The airline has decided to increase the salaries after turning operationally profitable in the last financial year. Also Read: ‘Jallikattu’ stir has spread beyond India with the Tamil diaspora Aided by lower …

Dharamsala is second capital of Himachal Pradesh

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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In a major political decision in the election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday announced that Dharamsala town in Kangra district will be the second state capital. Camping at Dharamsala these days during his annual winter sojourn, the Chief Minister said the town, some 250 km from the state capital Shimla, has …

‘Jallikattu’ stir has spread beyond India with the Tamil diaspora

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Protests demanding the lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport ‘jallikattu’ have spread to beyond India with the Tamil diaspora in Sri Lanka, Britain and Australia holding demonstrations. Hundreds of UK-based Indian Tamils have come together to organise a series of protests in favour of Jallikattu this week in London and across the UK. Also Read: India …

Disabled have to Maintain maximum alertness physically during national anthem

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Freshly issued guidelines from The Union home ministry is on how people with disabilities can show respect when the national anthem is being played in movie halls or public functions. The rule says that they should not move and position themselves “maintaining the maximum possible alertness physically”. The fresh orders from the Home Ministry are an …

PM hails Indian youth for resisting radicalisation

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Meeting a delegation of Muslim Ulemas and intellectuals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the Indian youth for resisting radicalization and asserted that the country’s culture, traditions and social fabric will never allow the nefarious designs of the terrorists or their sponsors to succeed. Modi told the delegation that it was “our collective responsibility” to …

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