Author: india

52 yrs on; no sign of national defence university

NEW DELHI: Fifty-two years after it was first mooted, and over six years after its foundation stone was laid, the Indian National Defence University (INDU) is still missing in action due to politico-bureaucratic apathy and wrangling.Sources said there has been hardly any progress since the draft INDU or Indian Defence University Bill was submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office and cabinet secreta...

Government looks to plug GST leaks, boost collections; meet on Friday

NEW DELHI: Having detected frauds of close to Rs 50,000 crore, the Centre is looking to tighten processes, including those related to claiming input tax credit (ITC), and will focus on getting states to okay plans to shut down leaks and evasions at this week’s GST Council meeting. The government’s effort to shore up collections and improve revenues is likely to be a major area of discussion ...

Sunni Waqf Board, Nirvani Akhara seek Ayodhya mediation

NEW DELHI: Two main parties from Muslim and Hindu sides have written to the Supreme Court mediation panel for resumption of negotiations for a settlement to the more than century-old dispute for ownership of the 2.77 acres Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya.Sunni Waqf Board, which had filed a suit for ownership of the disputed structure in 1961, has written to the SC-appointed mediation ...

‘Loss in conventional war may trigger N-conflict’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the spectre of a nuclear war with India once again over the Kashmir issue while elaborating that this could be a “consequence” in the event of Islamabad losing a conventional war with New Delhi.In an interview to Al Jazeera that was telecast on Saturday, Khan reiterated that nuclear war between the two neighbours could be a possibility. “When tw...

5th Ashes Test: England beat Australia to square series

LONDON: England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high. Victory for the home side means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain the urn. SCORECARD: England vs Australia, 5th Test The tourists, chasing an unlikely 399 to win in a s...

Twinkle Khanna shares a quirky birthday wish for son Aarav

As Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna‘s son Aarav turned a year older today, mommy took to Instagram to write a quirky post and wish her boy a very happy birthday. Aarav is often seen spending quality time with his mother. A couple of weeks back he decided to cook a meal for his family and the proud mum took to the photo sharing app and celebrated the moment by posting few pictures of the delic...

There will be rap on the knuckles, talent or no talent: Shastri to Pant

DHARAMSALA: India head coach Ravi Shastri has made it clear that Rishabh Pant will be “rapped on the knuckles” if he keeps on playing rash shots like the one he did against the West Indies recently. Shastri did not mince words as he pointed out that the young wicketkeeper-batsman has let the team down during India’s recent tour of the West Indies where he was dismissed first ball...

Sara spotted rushing into her beau Kartik’s house

Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan are not shying away from openly accepting their relationship. Since the couple has wrapped the shoot of their upcoming film directed by Imtiaz Ali they are frequently spotted hanging out together. From Kartik receiving Sara at the airport to Sara visiting him during his shoots, they have certainly painted the town red.Early in the day, Sara was spotted making her wa...

1st India-South Africa T20I abandoned due to rain

DHARAMSALA: The first T20 international between India and South Africa was abandoned on Sunday, without a ball being bowled due to heavy downpour that left a near capacity crowd disappointed. While there was prediction of a sharp drizzle in the afternoon, the weather forecast was all clear for the evening but heavens opened up multiple times, putting paid to hopes of even having a five-over per si...

‘Baaghi 3’ to be an remake of the Tamil hit ‘Vettai’?

It was already reported that Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor will be reuniting again for ‘Baaghi 3’. The duo was seen together in the first instalment of the Baaghi franchise in 2016. Actor Ritiesh Deshmukh will also be joining the two actors in the third part. As per the latest reports the story of the film will be a remake of the Tamil hit film ‘Vettai‘. According to Pin...

Kartik & Ananya papped post dance rehearsals

The millennial stars Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday who will be seen sharing the screen space for the first time in the upcoming comedy-drama ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh‘ was papped outside their dance class post rehearsals. The Mudassar Aziz directorial is the remake of the 1978 classic of the same name which also features Bhumi Pednekar. The trio recently wrapped up the shoot.Today, Kartik ...

Players should prove themselves before T20 World Cup: Kohli

NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said that players getting a chance in the team before the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held next year, will have to prove themselves in a short span of time as the team management is trying to figure out a perfect balance before the mega event. The Men in Blue will play around 30 T20I matches before the World Cup and Kohli said that each individual ...