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Government keen to bring anti-triple talaq bill in winter session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning “triple talaq” (instant divorce), government sources said on Tuesday. For this, the government plans to set up a group of ministers to work out the modalities of the legislation and its various implications. The Supreme Court had banned ... Read More »

Aditya Chopra the only person I don't lie to: Karan Johar

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been in the industry for around two decades, says the only person he doesn’t lie to is filmmaker Aditya Chopra. On audio and music streaming service Saavn’s audio show “Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev”, Karan spoke at length about his career, his choices and the ups and downs of his ... Read More »

Bus conductor gets bail in Ryan murder case

Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A sessions court here on Tuesday granted bail to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was arrested by the Haryana Police on the charge of killing Class two student Pradhuman Thakur. Additional District and Session Judge Rajni Yadav granted bail to Ashok on furnishing a Rs 50,000 bail bond. Pradhuman, aged seven, was found on September 8 ... Read More »

Healthcare stocks, strong rupee lift equity indices (Roundup)

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed on a higher note due to strong buying witnessed in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin, as well as a strong rupee. According to market observers, some gains were capped as investors booked profits ... Read More »

Manushi follows holistic beauty regime, says skincare expert

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is a hardworking girl and diligently follows a holistic beauty regime, says Amit Karkhanis, her official skincare expert. “Manushi is hardworking, and being a medical student she understands her body extremely well, and realises that beauty requires a holistic approach and a diligent regimen. She inherits a lot of her beauty ... Read More »

Proud of Sanal for believing in 'S Durga': Apurva Asrani

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani on Tuesday said he is proud that filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan believed in his movie “S Durga” and fought for justice in having it screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). A single bench of the Kerala High Court has directed that the Malayalam film “S Durga” ... Read More »

Warner plays down injury scare ahead of Ashes opener

Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Ashes opener on Thursday, Australia received an injury scare when vice-captain David Warner twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield before leaving the playing area. Warner, who immediately rushed to team physio David Beakley, however declared that a sore neck can’t rule him out of the high profile ... Read More »

Hackathon grand finale kicks off ahead of GCCS 2017

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The two-day curtain raiser leading to the the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 this week kicked off on Tuesday with a 36-hour challenge in the grand finale of the “Global Cyber Challenge”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the fifth edition of GCCS here on November 23. Global Cyber Challenge is an important ... Read More »

President underlines development of northeastern states (Lead)

Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday underlined the need for the overall development of the northeastern states and said the region’s connectivity with the outside world through air and waterways will be improved. The President said that as much as Rs 90,000 crore investment was earmarked to link Arunachal Pradesh and other northeastern states through railways. ... Read More »

Pakistani graft court declares Finance Minister an absconder

Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was declared an absconder by an accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). During the hearing, NAB’s investigating officer Nadir Abbass told the court that a team had visited the minister’s residence in Lahore and Islamabad after non-bailable arrest ... Read More »

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