Culture South India Women

Sabarimala agitation part of party’s agenda: Kerala BJP chief’s open admission

In a shocking revelation, Kerala’s BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillai has revealed that the Sabarimala agitation ‘was part of BJP’s agenda’ and that ‘it was a golden opportunity for them in the state’. Pillai courted a controversy Monday as TV channels aired a video clip in which he purportedly said that Sabarimala temple chief priest Read More…

National Russia Space Timeline

Israel to supply missile defence systems to India for $777 million

The Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile system is an operational Air and Missile Defence (AMD) system used by Israel’s navy as well as by India’s navy, air and land forces. India has awarded an additional USD 777 million deal to a leading Israeli defence firm for supplying Barak 8 LR-SAM Air and Missile Defence Systems to seven Read More…

Asia Culture Women

Imran’s women Minister orders women to wear Dupatta / headscarf

Punjab Civil Secretariat in Pakistan’s Lahore has denied entry to women without a headscarf or dupatta upon ministerial orders. The diktat was given by Primary and Secondary Healthcare Minister of Punjab, Dr Yasmin Rashid. A Twitter user, Sidra Butt, recorded her experience and shared the video on the micro-blogging site. Sidra captioned the clip with Read More…

America Travel

Tunnel with rail and Solar System found in Mexico California border

Officials have found what was described as a “sophisticated” cross-border tunnel likely designed for drug smuggling between the US and Mexico, that included a rail system and a solar system to provide ventilation and lighting. Agents from the US Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration, measured that the tunnel reached 336 Read More…

Environment Nature Timeline

Storm Titli fiercely nearing Andhra Odissa coast

A cyclonic storm, Titli, is building in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra, Odisha coast, the weather office warned on Tuesday. The Met office also issued a red alert for the coastal areas of Odisha “Deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm Titli, is moving towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast,” Read More…

Culture High Court Voice

Uttarakhand HC asks Centre to strictly implement ban on porn sites

The Uttarakhand High Court today asked the Centre to strictly implement the ban on pornographic websites, taking cognisance of reports that a girl was gang raped in a Dehradun school by her fellow students after they watched porn clips. Issuing a slew of directives to implement the ban Thursday, a division bench comprising Acting Chief Read More…

Opinion Timeline Voice Women

Tanushree Dutta gradually garners support for her sexually harassment charge on Nana Patekar

In a recent interview, Tanushree Dutta spoke about the #MeToo movement in Bollywood highlighting her personal experience. After two days of stoic silence, Bollywood woken up and finally came out in support of actor Tanushree Dutta, who has alleged that veteran actor Nana Patekar sexually harassed her during a film shoot 10 years ago. Several Read More…

Culture Social Supreme Court

The doors of Sabarimala made opened by Supreme Court to women of all ages

The Supreme Court, in a historic verdict on Friday, allowed the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. A Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, by a majority of 4:1, held that denial of entry to women Read More…

Culture Social Supreme Court

SC refuses centre govt plea to refer SC/ST Promotion matter to 7-judge bench

The Supreme Court Wednesday said its 2006 verdict putting benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to seven-judge bench. The apex court also turned down the Centre’s plea that overall population of SC/ST be considered for granting quota for them. The unanimous judgement was pronounced by a five-judge Constitution Read More…

Environment Food & Health National Nature Timeline

Indian Monsoon low by 9% : IMD

Cotton growing Gujarat has so far received 27 percent less rainfall than normal, while rice growing West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar in eastern India saw it drop by as much as 25 percent below average, IMD data shows. India, the world’s biggest producer of cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of sugar and rice, Read More…

Environment Nature North India Travel

Himachal on high alert -floods cut off major roads

As many as 774 people have died in incidents related to floods and rains in seven states during the monsoon season so far, informed the Home Ministry. According to the Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 187 people have lost their lives in Kerala, 171 in Uttar Pradesh, 170 in West Bengal and 139 Read More…

Cinema Culture

After Priyanka Shilpa also complains racism

Actor turned reality TV judge  Shilpa Shetty Kundra typically posts light-hearted ‘Sunday Binge’ videos on her social media every Sunday.  Shilpa’s post “Subject: #Quantas airways @qantas This should get your attention!” garnered lots of attention on Sunday for her candid comments and nuanced observations about racism and “brown people”. In her post, Shilpa wrote: “WE” Read More…

Culture Life Science Life Style World

Per capita alcohol consumption in India doubled : WHO

The WHO has emphasized on the development, implementation and evaluation of cost-effective interventions for harmful use of alcohol as well as creating, compiling and disseminating scientific information on alcohol use and dependence, and related health and social consequences. The “Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol”, negotiated and agreed by WHO Member States Read More…

Culture North India Politics Voice

Recruitment teachers in west bengal turns violent, 2 students dead in North Dinajpur

Two youth died as a clash broke out between students and police in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Thursday. The unfortunate incident happened when students of  Darivit High School in Islampur came face to face with the police force. The two ex-students were identified as Rajesh Sarkar and Tapas Barman. While Rajesh Sarkar Read More…

Culture Social Women

Father hacks daughter, son-in-law for inter-caste marriage : Caste hate

Closely on the heels of the brutal honour killing in Miryalaguda, where the father hired paid killers and killed his son in law again a father today  attacked and injured his daughter and son-in-law in a broad daylight on Erragadda Road in Hyderabad. While the condition of the girl is critical, the boy is recovering. Read More…

Culture North India

MBA student lynched with 4 police personal being mute spectators

Three days after a 26-year-old MBA student was lynched in Imphal West district on suspicion of being a vehicle lifter, police have suspended a sub-inspector and terminated the services of three other officers. The purported video of the incident, which was shared by victim’s friend on Twitter went viral on social media, showed that the Read More…

Culture North India Politics Voice

Will BJP MP Dubey wash Modi’s feet and drink the dirty water asks kapil Sibal

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Monday faced the ire of politicians and social media after a video emerged in which a supporter is seen washing his feet and drinking that water. The MP defended himself by highlighting an incident from the epic Mahabharata where Lord Krishna had washed the feet of Sudama. As the video, Read More…

Culture Social Women

Husband hacked to death in front of Pregnant women : Caste Killing Horror

The curse of honour killing in the name of caste claimed another life on Friday when a Dalit man was hacked to death in broad daylight in front of his seven-month pregnant wife and his mother, at Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district on Friday. The victim, P. Pranay Kumar, 24, had married  Amrutha Varshini about six Read More…

America Culture World

First sikh retaining his culture inducted in to Security detail of USA president

Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the security detail of US President Donald Trump. Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his gruelling training in the United States. His grandfather Amreek Singh Bhatia, manager with Punjab and Sind Bank, opted for a transfer to Ludhiana. His Read More…

Culture Life Style Women

“Engineering Sucks” says IIT women student in her suicide note

Nagashree 18-year-old women student of IIT Guwahati allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday as she was unhappy about pursuing engineering, police said. Nagashree hailed from Hosanagara near Shimoga in Karnataka. “Her roommate had gone to attend classes. When she returned she found the room locked. She made phone calls to Nagashree which went unanswered. She then Read More…

Social Travel

Bus lost control in Jagital hills Telangana resulted in 52 deaths

Fifty-two people were killed and several were injured after a state-owned Road Transport Corporation bus carrying pilgrims from a temple in the hills of Telangana’s Jagtiyal district plunged off a road this morning, officials said. The bus with at least 60 people on board was returning from the popular Anjaneya Swamy temple in Kondagattu to Read More…

Africa America Asia Culture Europe Life Science Life Style Social World

WHO release world laziest countries list

According to a WHO report published on medical journal The Lancet, Kuwait has ranked last out of 168 countries with only 67 per cent of it’s population who are physically inactive. Uganda tops the list with being the most energetic country where only 5.5 per cent are physically inactive.  India was ranked 117 with 34 Read More…

Culture Life Style Supreme Court

Lesbian Gay transgender sex no longer a crime in India : Supreme Court

The 493-page judgement was written by four judges headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. While CJI’s verdict was 166 pages, Justice Nariman filed a 96-page judgment, Justice DY Chandrachud filed a 181-page judgement, and Justice Indu Malhotra’s judgement was 50 pages. Slamming petitioner Suresh Kumar Kaushal’s views that gay sex should be criminalised Read More…

America Culture Games World

Another Florida Shooting 3 killed 11 wounded

Three  people were killed and 11 others wounded Sunday when a video game tournament competitor went on a shooting rampage before turning the gun on himself in the northern Florida city of Jacksonville, local police said. Sheriff Mike Williams named the suspect of the shooting at a Madden 19 American football eSports tournament as 24-year-old Read More…