With CAA, you have brought Jinnah's logic: Shashi Tharoor(00:40) By Sukant Deepak Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) Stressing that he condemned the CAA as soon as it was introduced, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that it was unconstitutional as the foundation of Indian independence clearly says that religion has nothing to do with citizenship. "Unlike Pakistan, we have always believed that the country is for everyone. And that is the way we have lived like for 70 years. On principle, CAA is wrong. The central government has brought Jinnahs logic."
Solid opposition vital for good governance: Abhijit Banerjee(18:34) By Sukant Deepak Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) Nobel Prize winning economist Abhijit Banerjee feels that for effective governance, it is important to have a solid opposition that can keep up the delivery pressure. "When the opposition is scattered and weak, it can lead to a situation where the government can think it can do anything. A democracy requires a solid opposition," he said.
Right doesn't have intellect, aesthetics: Vishal Bhardwaj(16:14) By Sukant Deepak Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) Stressing that the dissenting citizens were well within their rights under the Constitution to come out and protest, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj said it was unfair on the part of the government to brand people against them as "urban naxals" and "tukde tukde gang".
Aerial formations make crowd to stand on their seats(14:58) New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The crowd gathered at Rajpath for Republic Day parade on Sunday left their seats and stood in the chairs to witness aerial formations by Indian Air Force fighter jets and choppers.
Sharif Chacha's Padma has special significance (Lead)(13:22) Ayodhya, Jan 26 (IANS) Mohammad Sharif is suddenly the cynosure of all eyes in Ayodhya. He has always been loved and respected and is endearingly known as 'Sharif Chacha' but an announcement on Saturday has elevated his social status overnight.
The truth behind Pathalgadi violence in Jharkhand(12:00) By Manoj Pathak Ranchi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Pathalgadi movement was started to save the land and forest areas in Jharkhand, but now the movement is also marked by a series of violence. The purpose of the Pathalgadi movement was to make the Gram Sabhas omnipotent in tribal areas to reclaim their rights to 'jal, jangal and zameen'. The people wanted the Gram Sabhas to grant permission for mining and development work in their tribal areas and not by the elected government.
VVS thanks PM for inspiring students with Kolkata Test story(11:30) New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India batsman V.V.S. Laxman on Saturday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who during his annual 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event, reminded students of the famous 376-run partnership between Laxman and Rahul Dravid that helped India record an epic win against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2001.
High-protein diets clog arteries, up heart disease risk(11:07) New York, Jan 25 (IANS) High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but there is a downside to it a" a greater heart attack risk. Researchers now report that high-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque.
Aadhaar, hartal feature in 10th edition of OALD(17:32) New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Aadhaar and hartal are among the 26 new Indian-English words that feature among the staggering 86,000 words in the 10th edition of the world-renowned Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (OALD), its publisher said on Friday.
Like R-Day parade ban, stop performances by elephants: PETA(15:05) New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Citing the precedent of the Defence Ministry prohibiting the use of elephants during the Republic Day parade, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has asked the Union Government to add elephants to the list of wild animals banned from being exhibited or trained for performances in India.
Young man booked for loving older woman in Agra(14:24) Agra, Jan 24 (IANS) A 22-year-old man has been booked at the Etmaduddaula Police Station in the city of the Taj Mahal for "disturbing peace in the area", after he refused to end his love affair with a 60-year-old woman.
U'khand's 'Modi trail' to begin in summer(13:38) Dehradun, Jan 24 (IANS) In a attempt to attract more tourists to the hill state, the Uttarakhand government is planning to start a 'Modi Trail that will take tourists to offbeat destinations, especially those popularized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
World's largest meditation centre comes up in Hyderabad(12:49) Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The world's largest meditation centre of its kind, which can accommodate 100,000 people at a time, is all set to be inaugurated on January 28 in the global headquarters of Heartfulness on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Lesson for 'Pariksha pe Charcha' girl: never bow to anyone(18:04) Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) It was not only a dream come true for city girl Hridya S. Nair to anchor Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Pariksha pe Charcha' programme in New Delhi on January 20 but also a great honour to meet and talk to him.
Kerala seeks Centre's help on nurses in Saudi hit by coronavirus(17:31) Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to ask him to see that all steps are taken by the Saudi Arabian authorities after reports emerged that nurses from the south Indian state in a hospital there are affected by the coronavirus.
Kabir Khan: Netaji Subhash Bose could never remain 'gumnam'(15:33) By Ahana Bhattacharya Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) On Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 123rd birth anniversary on Thursday, filmmaker Kabir Khan opened up on the hero who, he feels, has been 'forgotten' despite playing a major role in India's struggle for Independence.
Muslims learn Sanskrit, Hindus Urdu in this UP madarsa(14:41) By Vivek Tripathi Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 23 (IANS) Amid the protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR), Wazirganj area of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh is writing a new chapter on Hindu-Muslim unity.