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BJP caricature of Rahul Gandhi not working any more – Tharoor

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on BJP caricature of Rahul Gandhi not working any more – Tharoor

New Delhi, Oct. 22 (PTI): The BJP had “very successfully caricatured” Rahul Gandhi but the tactic is no longer working because the people now see the Congress vice president as an “effective opponent” to the ruling party, former minister Shashi Tharoor has said. The Congress MP in an interview to PTI said the narrative had […]

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Four persons arrested for loot of Rs 39 lakh from ATM

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Four persons arrested for loot of Rs 39 lakh from ATM

Shillong, Oct. 22 (PTI): Four persons were arrested by police in connection with the loot of over Rs 39 lakh from an ATM kiosk in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, a senior police officer said today.

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‘Mary Kom’ punching to glory on Assam’s mobile theatre arena

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on ‘Mary Kom’ punching to glory on Assam’s mobile theatre arena

Pathsala, Oct. 22 (PTI): Every evening, ‘Mary Kom’ enters the ring on Assam’s mobile theatre arena and mesmerises the audience with her power punches and her riveting story. This has been going on since August 9 and will continue till April 13 next year across the northeastern state.

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Assam filmmaker adapts Bond’s ‘ The Black Cat’ on celluloid

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Assam filmmaker adapts Bond’s ‘ The Black Cat’ on celluloid

Guwahati, Oct 22 (PTI) A witch… a broom and a cat – Assamese filmmaker Bhargav Saikia’s adaptation of Ruskin Bond’s “The Black Cat”, starring Tom Alter has all these necessary elements of a spooky fantasy tale. The short 22-minute film in English recently won the Best Cinematography award and an honourable mention in the Best […]

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BJP leader seeks debate on Tipu, wants history to be rewritten

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on BJP leader seeks debate on Tipu, wants history to be rewritten

Indore, Oct. 22 (PTI): Demanding that India’s history should be rewritten, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya today said there should be a debate on Tipu Sultan, the 18th-century ruler of Mysore. “The history of India has not been written properly. It needs to be rewritten. Tipu Sultan’s place in history should be reconsidered and there […]

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PM hits out at Cong for questioning EC over Guj poll schedule

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on PM hits out at Cong for questioning EC over Guj poll schedule

Vadodara, Oct. 22 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hit out at the Congress for questioning the Election Commission for not announcing the poll schedule for Gujarat along with Himachal Pradesh. The Congress has no moral right to question the Constitutional body, Modi said addressing a gathering here. On October 12, the EC had announced […]

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Army finalising plan to modernise 2k military stations

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Army finalising plan to modernise 2k military stations

New Delhi, Oct. 22 (PTI): The Army is finalising a plan to modernise around 2,000 military stations and develop them in line with the government’s smart city initiative. Army officials said 58 military stations have already been identified as part of the pilot project to implement the ambitious initiative. They said all cantonments will be […]

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HC orders framing of murder charges against rape accused

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on HC orders framing of murder charges against rape accused

New Delhi, Oct. 22 (PTI): A man, who allegedly raped a woman and inserted wooden sticks into her private parts leading to her death, will also be tried for murder, the Delhi High Court has said, setting aside a trial court order. Justice Vinod Goel said that the sessions judge committed a “grave error” which […]

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GST rate structure needs complete overhauling – Adhia

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Business  /  Comments Off on GST rate structure needs complete overhauling – Adhia

New Delhi, Oct. 22 (PTI): With the new GST regime firmly entrenched, a complete overhaul of the tax rates is now required to reduce the burden on small and medium businesses, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has said. In an interview to PTI, he said the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which amalgamates more than a […]

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RBI to empanel ad agencies for multi-media work

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Business  /  Comments Off on RBI to empanel ad agencies for multi-media work

New Delhi, Oct. 22 (PTI): The Reserve Bank plans to empanel advertising agencies for carrying out activities ranging from regular tender notices to full-fledged multimedia, multi- language advertising across print and electronic media. The empanelled agencies would conceptualise, design and release advertisements in newspapers and commercials on television and radio, said the Request for Proposal […]

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