All of us owe Aamir Khan: 'Hindi Medium' director (3 minutes ago)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Saket Chaudhary's directorial "Hindi Medium" is set to release in China, where Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's fan base multiplied with the success of his film "Dangal". The director thinks everyone owes Aamir for showing "initiative and vision" in taking Hindi cinema to a new audience.
Demonetization was a greatest lie: Chidambaram (14:18)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetization as the "greatest lie" and said it ended up destroying jobs.
Manmohan says Modi resorting to 'jumla' over farm income (14:12)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to 'jumla' by promising to double farmers' income and said the Modi government had messed up the economy.
Jammu government doctor sacked over Facebook post (13:24)
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of the Registrar of the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for an "anti-government" post on Facebook, an official said on Sunday.
Modi government making Pakistan policy divisive: Congress (13:16)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Stressing that Modi government has no roadmap and its Pakistan policy was a disaster, the Congress on Sunday said the government has made the policy towards Islamabad as a "divisive domestic issue".
'Cold comfort' for India as neighbours give 'pause for thought' on Chinese aid (13:08)
By Anjali Ojha
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) China's growing imprint through building of infrastructure projects in South Asian countries is proving to be "not so useful" for them and New Delhi is finding "cold comfort" in the fact that China's aid was being relooked at by many of India's neighbours, the government has told a parliamentary panel.
Alappuzha's dirty secret: Lauded by UN, NGOs -- but 'Venice of East' still stinks (13:04)
By Nikhil M. Babu
Alappuzha (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) Standing atop a wall, 37-year-old Sabu Vijayan, an Alappuzha municipality sanitation worker, was singing as he used a long metal pipe to break a thick layer of waste floating on the two-metre-wide canal below him.
'P&W-powered grounded jets will return to service by April' (13:04)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Pratt & Whitney (P&W) President Robert F. Leduc has said that the grounded aircraft belonging to IndiGo and GoAir over engine related safety concerns will be back in operation by April-end.
Manduadih to become Banaras railway station (12:50)
By Brajendra Nath Singh
Varanasi, March 18 (IANS) The holy city of Varanasi is soon likely to get a railway station named "Banaras".
Would give me great pleasure to return to Lahore for work: Kamini Kaushal at 91 (12:46)
By Sugandha Rawal
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) From spending her childhood in the lanes of Lahore to starting her journey as a radio artiste, Kamini Kaushal has a very special place in her heart for the cultural capital of Pakistan. The veteran actress, 91, says she would love to go back to her "land" for work, but in a "secure" environment.
Congress plenary authorises Rahul to constitute CWC (12:38)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Congress plenary on Sunday authorsied party President Rahul Gandhi to constitute the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
Modi pursuing personalised foreign policy bereft of direction: Congress (12:32)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for pursuing a "personalised foreign policy", saying it was "confused and bereft of focus and direction".
Raabta: Facebook helping revive composite culture, bridge social gap in Kashmir (IANS Special Series) (12:08)
By Nivedita Singh
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) "Winter will go, snow will melt to make way for warmth of spring again". Raabta, a Facebook page, begins on this optimistic note to re-establish broken links between Kashmiri families, friends, classmates and neighbours divided by decades of insurgency, civil strife and social acrimony.
The neighbourhood chai wallah will never go out of fashion (Lifestyle Feature) (12:06)
By Kishori Sud
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The good old "tapri wali chai" -- tea from a roadside seller -- is not going out of fashion any time soon, even if fancy tea variants continue to flood the cafes, chai bars and vending machines.
Bad news and 'verse': A poetic journalist's contribution (Column: Bookends) (12:02)
By Vikas Datta
News is rather ephemeral. Since it has most effect -- in these times -- when on TV, we may paraphase Shakespeare's Macbeth to term it something "full of sound and fury" but soon forgotten due to our limited memory and the sheer volume of round-the-clock programming. But there are ways of preserving it for posterity.
India cannot retaliate in global trade war: Assocham (12:00)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) An annual trade deficit of as much as $150 billion with the US alone does not allow India room to retaliate in the event of a global trade war being unleashed by recent protectionist trends in the developed world, since the country's imports are mostly of an essential nature, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday.
My co-stars bring out the best in me: Saurabh Shukla (11:58)
By Arundhuti Banerjee
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Co-actors bring out the best in him, says actor Saurabh Shukla, who loves sharing screen space with his "favourites" Ajay Devgan and Ranbir Kapoor.
Bangladesh, India to meet on transit protocol (11:42)
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) In an effort to connect National Waterways 1 (NW-I) with the northeastern states, a proposed high-level meeting on Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between India and Bangladesh is expected next month.
Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Do not write a business plan (Book Review) (11:08)
By Porisma P. Gogoi
Title: Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Do; Author: Carl J. Schramm; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499
Five civilians killed in Pakistan firing on LoC (Lead) (10:58)
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) Five members of a family were killed and two others critically injured on Sunday in Pakistan shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.
Modi wishes people on Navaratri (10:00)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Navaratri and the beginning of the "new year".
Five civilians killed in Pakistan firing on LoC (09:58)
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) Five civilians were killed on Sunday in Pakistan shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.
Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi (09:42)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) It was a pleasant Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 14.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
Nana Patekar inspires me: Shruti Sharma (07:38)
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actress Shruti Sharma says veteran actor Nana Patekar is her inspiration. She worked with him in the film "Wedding Anniversary".
Keep stomach calm with ginger, fennel seeds (06:54)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Eating out and binging on fast food is a common problem, which may upset bowel movements.