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Wajid Khan's wife opens up on being forced to convert

30 Nov 2020

Wajid Khan's wife opens up on being forced to convert

Amid the ongoing debate around the Anti-Conversion law, wife of late musician Wajid Khan has come forward to share her experience of being married outside her religion.

Foreign women strip-searched at Doha Airport, Qatar promises investigation

28 Oct 2020

Foreign women strip-searched at Doha Airport, Qatar promises investigation

Days after the invasive examination of women at Doha Airport triggered global headlines and threatened Qatar's diplomatic relationship with Australia, the Arab country has promised an investigation, reports said on Wednesday.

After 'ganja' comment, Kangana hits back at Uddhav Thackeray

26 Oct 2020

After 'ganja' comment, Kangana hits back at Uddhav Thackeray

During his Dussehra speech on Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in a veiled attack on actor Kangana Ranaut, said that she has not only slandered Mumbai, its police but also Maharashtra's sons.

Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

26 Oct 2020

Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

Uddhav Thackeray, the disgruntled former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a sharp attack on the Centre on Sunday, saying that the GST system has failed and it should either be amended, or the old system should be brought back.

Need concrete solutions for COVID-19, not speeches: Congress on Modi

20 Oct 2020

Need concrete solutions for COVID-19, not speeches: Congress on Modi

The Indian National Congress on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister to come up with concrete solutions for the COVID-19 crisis instead of giving "plain speeches."

Kangana Ranaut booked over controversial tweet against farmers' agitation

14 Oct 2020

Kangana Ranaut booked over controversial tweet against farmers' agitation

An FIR has been filed against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her controversial opinion on the farmers' agitation, which was sparked after the Centre introduced three farm Bills.

'83' to release this Christmas, 'Sooryavanshi' pushed to 2021

12 Oct 2020

'83' to release this Christmas, 'Sooryavanshi' pushed to 2021

Ranveer Singh-starrer sports-drama 83 is all set to hit the theaters around Christmas this year, while Akshay Kumar's much-awaited Sooryavanshi will be pushed to early next year.

'PM Narendra Modi' to re-release in theaters on October 15

10 Oct 2020

'PM Narendra Modi' to re-release in theaters on October 15

Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on the current Prime Minister of India, is set to become one of the first Bollywood films to hit theaters as movie halls reopen across the country.

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

01 Oct 2020

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

The first of two custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, arrived in Delhi on Thursday.

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

01 Oct 2020

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.

Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait's ruler who tried healing Gulf rifts, dies

29 Sep 2020

Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait's ruler who tried healing Gulf rifts, dies

Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah died on Thursday, the royal court announced in a televised statement. He was 91 years old.

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

14 Sep 2020

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga (71) is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) elected him as the new head.

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

02 Sep 2020

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme designed to bring post-recruitment reforms in civil services.

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

24 Aug 2020

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

In a development that has taken political undertones in poll-bound Bihar, Prime Minister's Office on Monday tweeted that the PM-CARES Fund, short for Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, will finance two dedicated coronavirus hospitals in the state.

'This is not Gandhi's India,' says NC chief Farooq Abdullah

21 Aug 2020

'This is not Gandhi's India,' says NC chief Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu & Kashmir CM and National Conference chief, Farooq Abdullah, said his party won't remain silent on the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the erstwhile state of its special status in August last year.

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

18 Aug 2020

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.

Parliament gears up for monsoon session amid coronavirus outbreak

16 Aug 2020

Parliament gears up for monsoon session amid coronavirus outbreak

Even as the coronavirus outbreak has shown no signs of letting up in India, preparations are underway for the Parliament's upcoming monsoon session.

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

14 Aug 2020

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

Delhi is on high alert as reports of a possible terror strike in Delhi within the next few days have surfaced.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

20 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

The showdown in Galwan Valley has angered India, for the sheer brutality with which Indian soldiers were attacked; piqued global interest, as two nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated tensions; and sparked a narrative war.

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

19 Jun 2020

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

'Playing without fans will be tough', says Sachin Tendulkar

14 Jun 2020

'Playing without fans will be tough', says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes players will find it difficult to play without the presence of spectators.

Australia could stage India Test series in presence of spectators

12 Jun 2020

Australia could stage India Test series in presence of spectators

The upcoming Test series between India and Australia could be held in the presence of spectators.

Akshay Kumar only Indian on 2020 Forbes highest-paid celebrities list

05 Jun 2020

Akshay Kumar only Indian on 2020 Forbes highest-paid celebrities list

The 2020 Forbes list of world's 100 highest-paid celebrities is out.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Mohammed Shami distributes food, masks to migrant workers

02 Jun 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Mohammed Shami distributes food, masks to migrant workers

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami extended help to migrant workers who are stranded in different parts of the nation amid the lockdown.

SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video

02 Jun 2020

SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video

Last week, a heart-wrenching video of a toddler trying to wake his dead mother at a railway station in Bihar went viral, thereby highlighting the unfathomable plight of migrant workers amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.

Did Akshay Kumar really book a chartered flight amid lockdown?

01 Jun 2020

Did Akshay Kumar really book a chartered flight amid lockdown?

Akshay Kumar has had "enough of putting up with false reports".

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

29 May 2020

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come forward to support the people of West Bengal, who are currently reeling under the aftermath of the catastrophic Amphan cyclone.

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 45 lakh for daily wage earners

28 May 2020

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 45 lakh for daily wage earners

Akshay Kumar is playing a superhero, in real life.

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

28 May 2020

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

Merely four months after he was given the envious post of president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Rajeev Bindal resigned on Wednesday after a corruption scandal related to the procurement of medical supplies surfaced.

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

25 May 2020

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

An aarti of Narendra Modi, launched by a BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi of Uttarakhand, has sparked a major political slugfest with the Congress filing a complaint for equating the PM to God.

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

20 May 2020

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will take charge as chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on Friday, May 22, reports said.

Harbhajan, Gambhir slam Afridi over controversial remarks on PM Modi

17 May 2020

Harbhajan, Gambhir slam Afridi over controversial remarks on PM Modi

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's recent remarks on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were deemed outrageous in India.

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

15 May 2020

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

To oppose the suspension of labor laws in some states, 10 central trade unions have decided to hold a nationwide protest on May 22.

Here's how I freed myself while being locked-down: Unmukt Chand

15 May 2020

Here's how I freed myself while being locked-down: Unmukt Chand

It has been quite a while since Prime Minister Narendra Modi first imposed the nationwide lockdown.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar provides financial aid to 4,000 unprivileged people

09 May 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar provides financial aid to 4,000 unprivileged people

Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has provided financial aid to 4,000 underprivileged people amid the nationwide lockdown.

Has Israel developed a COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what we know

07 May 2020

Has Israel developed a COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what we know

As the world waits desperately for a COVID-19 vaccine, Israel has given a ray of hope.