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More than 200 vehicles gutted in massive fire near railway station in Raipur

In a suspected case of arson, more than 200 vehicles were gutted in a massive fire that broke out near the railway station in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. The fire occurred at an illegal parking space near Raipur railway station. Police said that no one was hurt in the incident. According to SHO Government Railway Police (GRP) Raipur Rajkumar ... Read More »

Deadly blasts in two Egyptian churches kill at least 27 people

Reports coming in from Egypt indicate that at least 27 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in two blasts that occurred in Egyptian churches. The blasts occurred when these churches were packed with worshippers who had gathered for celebrating Palm Sunday, a Christian feast that commemorates Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. The first blast occurred inside a church, ... Read More »

Six killed, several injured during Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election

Six stone pelters were killed and several others were injured when security forces opened fire on a rampaging mob that was trying to stall proceedings at a polling booth in Budgam district. Reports indicate that a crowd of over 100 people had stormed a polling station at Pakherpora in Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam district. In an effort to control them, ... Read More »

Mukti Bhawan: Movie Review

Release Date: April 07, 2017 Cast: Lalit Behl, Adil Hussain, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Ghosh Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani Genre: Drama, Comedy Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes       It’s something that we all have to face one day, and yet most of us just avoid talking about it. Death is the biggest truth of our existence, but we seldom take ... Read More »

Curfew extended in Bhadrak after two days of violence

Curfew in the coastal town of Bhadrak in Odisha has been extended till 8 AM on Sunday. It may be recalled that violence had erupted in the town after some people posted objectionable content on a Facebook page. The page belongs to a RSS-linked Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist and the disparaging comments were posted on the occasion of Ram ... Read More »

Kejriwal vows to operate from streets after AAP’s office allotment gets cancelled

After the allotment of land for AAP’s office was cancelled by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, AAP Chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he and his party were being unfairly targeted just because they are working for the rights of common people. Kejriwal pointed out that the cancellation of AAP’s office space was part of a larger plan ... Read More »

Government planning to make tough laws for unruly passengers

Disturbed by the controversy created after Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad thrashed an airline staffer, the central government is planning to make tough laws that would act as an effective deterrent against unruly flight passengers. Expressing the views of the government, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said today that safety of air passengers cannot be compromised at ... Read More »

PAC finds serious discrepancy in implementation of Child Marriage Act in Maharashtra

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found serious discrepancies in the implementation of the Child Marriage Prevention Act in Maharashtra. A report related to the poor implementation was presented today in the State Assembly in Mumbai. The report mentions that the Act came into force in 2007, but it was notified almost a year later in September 2008. What was ... Read More »

India-Bangladesh train, bus service launched

Aiming to cement bilateral ties, a new train and bus service has been launched between India and Bangladesh. The inauguration of the train was done jointly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The inauguration ceremony took place via video conferencing. It may be recalled that Hasina is here in India on an official visit. ... Read More »

CJI Khehar critizes political parties for unfulfilled poll promises

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar today criticized political parties for not fulfilling their poll promises. Khehar expressed his opinion in presence of President Pranab Mukherjee. He said that not fulfilling poll promises is a lack of accountability on part of political parties. He suggested that a mechanism should be evolved wherein political parties can be held accountable ... Read More »

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