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Gadkari to meet London Mayor, to adopt London Transport System

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Minister for Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that he will meet the Mayor of London to boost the government’s efforts to adopt the London Transport System, including electric double-decker buses. Addressing a two-day conference on Smart Mobility here, Gadkari said the meeting is scheduled next month in Delhi and its ... Read More »

Trump to announce decision on big-game trophies next week

Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that his administration will soon announce its decision on whether to allow trophies of African elephants to be imported into Washington. “Big-game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of elephants ... Read More »

Will act against Kamal Haasan: TN Minister

Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Monday said the government would take legal action against actor Kamal Haasan if he continues his “baseless” corruption charges. Haasan is seeking “cheap publicity” which cannot be accepted. The state government will take legal action against the actor if he continues levelling “baseless charges against the government”, Jayakumar told ... Read More »

Chouhan says 'Padmavati' not to release in MP, Amarinder backs Rajputs' objections (Lead)

Chandigarh/Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) In more trouble for “Padmavati”, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the film will not be released in his state even if it clears the Censor Board, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community for objecting to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama that is mired in controversy. While Chouhan ... Read More »

PM offers condolences to Dasmunsi's family

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences to the family of veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who succumbed to his prolonged illness here this afternoon. He was 72. “Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a popular leader with rich political and administrative experience. He did notable work to popularise football in India. Saddened by ... Read More »

Not upset with Tharoor's tongue-in-cheek remark: Manushi Chhillar

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar on Monday said she is not upset that Congress leader Shashi Tharoor referred to her as “chillar”, which means small change. “A girl who has just won the world isn’t going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. ‘Chillar’ talk is just small change – let’s not forget the ‘chill’ within ... Read More »

Mamata mourns Congress leader Dasmunsi's death

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. “I am deeply saddened by the death of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. It is a great loss. May his soul rest in peace,” she tweeted. Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at ... Read More »

'Padmavati' deferred: Filmmakers question freedom of expression

By Subhash K. JhaMumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As the makers of “Padmavati” have announced to defer the release of the film from its December 1 date, a string of filmmakers have asked where’s the freedom of speech and expression, and have raised a question on a “culture of censorship on art”. Here’s what the filmmakers have said: Hansal Mehta: It ... Read More »

Create awareness about dangers of Blue Whale game: SC

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like Blue Whale with parents and teachers shouldering key responsibility to ensure that young impressionable minds don’t get trapped into it. Directing the Chief Secretaries of all states to make students in state-run schools aware ... Read More »

Music has a universal language: Farhan Akhtar

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor, filmmaker and singer Farhan Aktar says music has a universal language that can bring people together. Farhan will next be seen making his debut on popular TV show “MTV Unplugged”, where he will pay tribute to late Kishore Kumar. “Music to me has always been the universal language to bringing people together. ‘Unplugged’ is one ... Read More »

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