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AIFF chief Praful Patel leads condolence messages for Dasmunsi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel led the football fraternity in condoling the demise of his predecessor and veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who passed away at the Apollo Hospital here on Monday. Describing Dasmunsi’s demise as a massive loss for Indian Football, Patel said: “It is very sad to hear that ... Read More »

P.R. Dasmunsi: Brilliant organiser who rose during golden hour of student politics (Obituary)

By Sirshendu PanthKolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Articulate and multifaceted, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a master in political manoeuvring and the topmost leader of the youth brigade that took West Bengal by storm in the late 1960s, to sideline the Communists and bring back the Congress to power in 1972. It was a time when the Maoist movement went from strength ... Read More »

Virat shines with 50th international ton vs Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) His status as the finest batsman in the world once again underlined, India skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 50th international century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Monday. This was Kohli’s 18th Test hundred with a six over extra cover off fast bowler Suranga Lakmal and he ... Read More »

Film with SRK would be quite cool: Ed Sheeran

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Young and accomplished British singer-musician Ed Sheeran, who swept his fans off his feet here with his concert, feels a “welcoming” and “warm” vibe in India, where he thinks a collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be “quite cool”. “Bollywood is bright and colourful. A film with Shah Rukh Khan would be quite cool,” ... Read More »

After 'Padmavati' row, Deepika Padukone pulls out of GES Summit

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who is at the centre of a row over “Padmavati”, has pulled out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), that will have US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the inauguration on November 28. A senior official of Telangana government said on Monday that Deepika has withdrawn her ... Read More »

Congress declares roadmap for Rahul's elevation to President (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the road map for what looks like an unopposed elevation of its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, as party President, barring an unexpected contest, enabling the passing of the mantle from his mother, who was at the helm for 19 years. It would be clear on December 11 whether ... Read More »

Equities close marginally in the green; IT, banks cap gains (Second Lead)

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices provisionally closed flat-to-positive on Monday, with healthy buying in metals, oil and gas, and auto stocks. Selling pressure in IT, banking and tech stocks, coupled with broadly negative global cues, trimmed gains, said market observers. The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 15.15 points or 0.15 per cent ... Read More »

Sri Lankan PM questioned over controversial bond sales

Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday appeared before a special commission which is probing a treasury bond scam at the country’s central bank after the present government was elected in January 2015. Wickremesinghe is the first Prime Minister in Sri Lanka’s history to appear before a special commission of inquiry appointed by a President, ... Read More »

Rahul Rawail replaces Sujoy Ghosh at IFFI

By Subhash K JhaMumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Rawail has replaced Sujoy Ghosh as the the chief of the jury for the Indian Panorama section at the 48th International Film Festival Of India (IFFI), which kickstarted in Goa on Monday. Confirming the development, Rawail said: “That’s right. I’ve taken on this job at the IFFI’s request after someone else ... Read More »

SC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to go to Britain for the admission of his daughter to Cambridge University. Karti Chidambaram had sought the court’s permission to go to Cambridge from December 2, assuring that he will come back on December 10. Permitting junior Chidambaram ... Read More »

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