Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today condemned the definition of a "perfect female body" in a class 12 textbook as "sexist" and has ordered action in the matter even as the private publisher has decided to stop the printing and sale of the book. Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
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The Allahabad high court on Friday stayed the bail order granted by a sessions court in Lucknow to former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati in a rape case. The order was passed by Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale on an application moved by the state government through Additional Advocate General V K Shahi seeking cancellation of bail granted to Prajapati and two other co-accused in the case. Shahi submitted that sufficient time was not given by the sessions court to the prosecution for ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
Kannada blockbusters 'Kirik Party', 'Rama Rama Re' and the critically acclaimed 'Amaravathi' bagged the 2016 annual Karnataka state film awards on Monday. A total of 27 film awards in various categories were given away. While the best actress award went to ...Deccan Herald, 6 days ago
A host of dignitaries including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Baba Ramdev attended the wedding ceremony of INLD MP Dushyant Chautala who tied the knot with Meghna, daughter of an IPS officer. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Union Railway Minister ...Business Standard, 1 week ago
In UP, the BJP focused carefully on the sub-caste divisions within the Dalits and also gave a large number of tickets to SC candidates from sub-castes, asserts Ashok K Lahiri. Decisive electoral mandates, as in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, are a welcome trend. It denies 'coalition compulsion' as an excuse for non-performance. After fractured electoral verdicts during 1993-2007, UP returned single party absolute majorities to the assembly in 2007 and 2012. But these two earlier verdicts ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The legendary star turns 75 today! Not many can boast of a success like Jeetendra's. To understand the pulse of your audience is equivalent to a super power in showbusiness and the star's 'acting wohi hai jo public enjoy kare' mantra stood him in good stead. He didn't exactly grow up harboring celluloid dreams -- he started as simply 'Ravi Kapoor' to his friends and family, lending a helping hand in his father's modest costume jewelry business by delivering pieces to Bollywood's leading ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'NDB plans to issue $300-500 mn worth masala bonds in rupee.' 'To aim for 7.1 per cent growth (in 2016-17) in spite of having gone through demonetisation is something one should compliment the government for.' Ahead of the New Development Bank's annual meeting in New Delhi, the multilateral institute's president, K V Kamath, bottom, left, says it plans to issue $300-500 million worth of 'masala bonds' by August. A talk with Arup Roychoudhury on its priorities for the year ahead and some ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Behind the BJP's astounding electoral success is a small army of dedicated lieutenants marshalled by Amit Shah, reports Archis Mohan. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, right, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the BJP's tallest leader in UP who reportedly was forced to play a cameo role in the 2017 election campaign, as BJP veteran L K Advani, left, seems thoughtful at the UP chief minister's swearing in ceremony in Lucknow, March 19, 2017. Photograph: Sandeep Pal After Amit ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
All eyes are on RK Nagar, the constituency of late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, where campaigning is underway for the by-polls to be held three weeks from now. The constituency has over 1,95,000 voters and has been a stronghold of the AIADMK since 2001 . In ...Sify, 1 month ago
Palakkad: Industrialist V M Radhakrishnan surrendered before the Vigilance team here in a case related to irregularities in the purchase of fly ash at Malabar Cements Limited (MCL). Earlier, dismissing his anticipatory bail plea, the Kerala High Court ...Mathrubhumi, 1 month ago
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