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Time not right for IPL in Chennai, says Rajinikanth as Tamil actors protest over…

Time not right for IPL in Chennai, says Rajinikanth as Tamil actors protest over…

Tamil film actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan joined protests in Chennai on Sunday against the Centre’s failure to set up the Cauvery Management Board, and also called for boycotting the Indian Premier League (IPL). Setting aside differences, the two veteran actors joined other stars for a demonstration at Valluvarkottam in central Chennai. Like opposition parties and the ruling AIADMK, both […]

Does bitcoin comply with Islam? Traders using gold-backed cryptocurrency to draw…

Does bitcoin comply with Islam? Traders using gold-backed cryptocurrency to draw…

In Dubai’s decades-old Gold Souk, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region’s top centre for gold trade, bullion is playing a new role in financial engineering. A local start-up company founded last year, OneGram, is issuing a gold-backed cryptocurrency — part of efforts to convince Muslims that investing in cryptocurrencies complies […]

How a Punjab housewife led Delhi cops to source of CBSE Economics paper leak

How a Punjab housewife led Delhi cops to source of CBSE Economics paper leak

To zero in on the three alleged , Delhi Police had to follow a trail of 40 WhatsApp groups which ultimately led them to 37 students, five teachers, three private tutors and two housewives. After the arrest of commerce teacher Rakesh Kumar, clerk Amit Kumar and peon Ashok Kumar on Saturday, special commissioner of police (crime) RP Upadhyay said it […]

A Quiet Place movie review: Destined to become a classic, John Krasinski‘s horror…

A Quiet Place movie review: Destined to become a classic, John Krasinski‘s horror…

A Quiet PlaceDirector – John KrasinskiCast – John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah JupeRating – 4.5/5 Spend enough time inside the ‘Quietest Room in the World’ and, if firsthand accounts are to be believed, you will slowly begin to lose your mind. Within the first few minutes, you will learn that even the slightest movement of your body – […]

Basmati Blues movie review: You won‘t believe how racist (and insulting) Brie Larson‘s…

Basmati Blues movie review: You won‘t believe how racist (and insulting) Brie Larson‘s…

Basmati BluesDirector – Dan BaronCast – Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Donald SutherlandRating – 0.5/5 There’s a scene in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill in which David Carradine (Bill) does what so many actors in Tarantino’s movies tend to do: He delivers a speech. The recipient of the speech is his nemesis, Uma Thurman’s Bride, tied to a chair, beaten […]

Week after implementing excise policy, Uttarakhand govt tweaks it

Week after implementing excise policy, Uttarakhand govt tweaks it

In major step-down, the Uttarakhand cabinet Friday gave its nod to bring in several “amendments” in the excise policy for the current fiscal that it had approved less than a month ago. In a meeting chaired by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the cabinet approved a major cut in licence fee for bars, restaurants, and departmental stores that sell liquor. […]

In Raje visit to Sikar, reflection of BJP focus on Jat-dominated Shekhawati belt

In Raje visit to Sikar, reflection of BJP focus on Jat-dominated Shekhawati belt

As chief minister Vasundhara Raje reached Sikar on Friday on a four-day visit, the ‘short trip’ comes as a reflection of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s renewed focus on the politically significant Shekhawati region months before Rajasthan goes to polls. The Shekhawati belt of western Rajasthan – comprising Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu districts – was a Congress citadel before the […]

Upset at not getting fair price, farmers plan to gherao Raje in Sikar

Upset at not getting fair price, farmers plan to gherao Raje in Sikar

Farmers under the banner of Kisan Mahapanchayat plan to gherao chief minister Vasundhara Raje on April 9 during her visit to Sri Madhopur in Sikar district. Raje arrived in Sikar Firday on a four-day visit. The farmers in Rajasthan are up in arms against the government over its failure to procure Rabi crops at minimum support price (MSP). While the […]

Beginning today, 9 Rajasthan districts to get free pneumonia vaccine

Beginning today, 9 Rajasthan districts to get free pneumonia vaccine

Beginning April 7, the World Health Day, parents in nine districts of Rajasthan will not have to shell out a bomb to get their infants vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia. Rajasthan government will now make available free of cost the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), which was till now available only in private sector at Rs 3000-Rs 4000 per dose. The move […]

Rape case against Asaram: Jodpur court reserves verdict for April 25  

Rape case against Asaram: Jodpur court reserves verdict for April 25  

A special SC/ST court in Jodhpur on Saturday reserved its order for April 25 in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu after the final arguments were completed. Judge Madhu Sudan Sharma reserved the order after the final arguments that had stretched over five months were completed Saturday, victim’s counsel P C Solanki said. The court asked Asaram to […]