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Owaisi supports triple talaq; Swami says its disrespect to women

Soon after Asaduddin Owaisi, chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), came out in support of triple talaq, several counter statements were issued by those opposing his views. The most interesting reaction came from BJP’s Subramanian Swamy who said that Owaisi’s statement is disrespect for Muslim women. Swamy said that although Owaisi is an educated person, he has a tendency ... Read More »

Pakistan govt. asked to declare Kanishka Stupa as 8th wonder

Amjad Hussain, a renowned U.S.-based historian and scholar has requested the Pakistan government to declare the ancient Buddhist monument Kanishka Stupa near Peshawar as the 8th wonder of the world. Hussain has asked the Pakistan government to take help from UNESCO in this regard. He said that the monument should be given the 8th wonder tag because of its remarkable ... Read More »

Gold demand to bounce back after budget: World Gold Council

In a statement, Somasundaram P.R., Managing Director, India, World Gold Council, has said that the gold demand in India will bounce back after the budget. He said that gold demand had been affected due to demonetization, but now it is showing signs of revival. He was also confident that demonetization will have a positive impact on the gold industry in ... Read More »

Buying a home? Beware of these tricks used by builders

With residential real estate prices hitting rock bottom across many cities, it is generally being considered a good time to invest in property. However, don’t believe in every word that a salesman or an agent might tell you. To ensure that you make the right decision, let’s take a look at some of the most common tricks that builders might ... Read More »

Pakistani Marines enter Indian Territory; capture 30 fishermen on 6 boats

On January 26, when the nation was celebrating its 68th Republic Day, a group of Pakistani Marines entered the Indian Waters near Porbandar in Gujarat and captured more than 30 Indian fishermen and took them away along with 6 boats. The exact number of fishermen captured is not known, but sources said that it is most likely to be more ... Read More »

HDFC removes 4,500 employees in 3 months

Faced with a situation where earnings growth has hit an 18-year low and rising costs, HDFC Bank has reduced its headcount by nearly 4,500 employees during the October- December quarter 2016. This is the largest reduction in headcount reported by a bank in a single quarter. Analysts said that the trend might continue if the country’s economic engine does not ... Read More »

BSE IPO subscribed more than 51 times

In what is being seen as the investors’ infallible trust in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), its IPO has received an overwhelming response, having been subscribed more than 51 times. It may be noted that this is the first time that an IPO has been launched by a stock exchange in India. Interestingly, the BSE is the oldest stock exchange ... Read More »

Surya Namaskar Yajna gets recognition from US Congress

The US House of Representatives has given official recognition to the “Surya Namaskar Yajna” or “Health for Humanity Yogathon”, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. Providing his confirmation to the House on Wednesday, Congressman Bill Foster from Illinois said, “Mr Speaker, I rise today to recognize Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh’s (HSS) tenth annual “Health for Humanity Yogathon” or “Surya Namaskar ... Read More »

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa sports the Indian Tricolor on Republic Day

As a mark of respect and honor and to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day, the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, was lit up in the Indian Tricolor – saffron, white and green. The official Twitter page of Burj Khalifa uploaded a post that read, “#BurjKhalifa wishes The #RepublicOfIndia a Happy National Day.” The lighting was part of an ... Read More »

Movie Review: Kaabil

Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Narendra Jha Director: Sanjay Gupta Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama, Romance Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes Movies need not be unnecessarily complex; they can be fairly simple and yet come across as a delight to the audience. Kaabil is one such movie that you are likely to ... Read More »

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