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Sonia remembers Dasmunsi as 'devout political activist'

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condoled the death of former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi and remembered him as a “devout political activist and one of the tallest leaders of West Bengal in recent times”. Gandhi, expressing heartfelt condolences on the passing away of the senior Congress leader, said: “In a career spanning almost ... Read More »

M&M looking to launch e-rickshaw

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid the buzz about vehicular pollution and a regulatory push by the government, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is looking to launch an electric rickshaw in at least 7-8 cities for passenger movement, in addition to Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata where it has already launched. “Currently, we have launched the electric three-wheeler in Delhi and Lucknow. Now ... Read More »

Alcis Sports name Shikar Dhawan as brand ambassador

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Alcis Sports, an Indian brand, on Monday named cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its brand ambassador. The Indian opener will initially be associated with Alcis Sports for two years. Shikhar Dhawan said: “Alcis Sports is a great upcoming brand with top-notch quality, and I’m very pleased to associate with it. India is globally a huge sportswear ... Read More »

Use alternative dispute resolution mechanism: Prabhu to legal community

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Emphasising on the growing importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the legal community should make use of this mechanism for enhancing ease of doing business. Prabhu conveyed the message through video conferencing at the Bar Leadership Summit held here recently. The agenda of the Summit, organised by Indian ... Read More »

Nibble on cinnamon cookies, foxnuts for warmth

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) As the mercury levels drop and winter approaches, the bodys metabolism slows down to conserve energy and heat. Therefore, to stay healthy and active during the colder months of the year, ditch deep-fried snacks to satisfy your hunger pangs, and pack some healthy snacks like fox nuts, cinnamon cookies, oranges and carrots, experts suggest. Experts ... Read More »

SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to restrain the release of controversial film “Padmavati”, saying that that it is premature and would amount to pre-judging the matter. The reaction of a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra came after it was told that the Central Board of Film Certification has yet ... Read More »

Trying to resolve 'Padmavati' issue through dialogue: Prasoon

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi on Monday said the Board was trying to follow a process of dialogue vis-a-vis the stalemate surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmavati”, whose release has been delayed because of opposition from conservative groups. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inaugural function of the International Film ... Read More »

Bolt gives tips to Aussies on improving running between wickets

Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming five-match Ashes rubber, a group of Australia batsmen have turned to Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt to improve their running between the wickets. The just-retired Jamaican athlete is said to have passed on tips to improve their “explosiveness” off the mark. “It’s all about explosiveness, and that’s one thing I’ve noticed with ... Read More »

Linkin Park dedicate AMAs win to Chester Bennington

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Members of the rock band Linkin Park dedicated their Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock win at the American Music Awards (AMAs) to late frontman Chester Bennington. The “What I’ve Done” hitmakers bagged the award at the ceremony here on Sunday, and paid tribute to Bennington, who took his own life in July 2017, aged 41, ... Read More »

India narrowly miss win in Eden Test vs Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Virat Kohli authored a captains knock of 104 not out while Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned spectacular figures of 11-8-8-4 as India narrowly missed a spectacular win when the first Test match against Sri Lanka ended in a draw at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Brief scores: India 172 and 352/8 declared (Virat Kohli 104 not out, ... Read More »

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