New Delhi: Pope Francis, the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, joined the photo-sharing social network site Instagram today. He made his debut on the social network site, under the name ‘Franciscus’, the Verge quoted the Vatican radio.
New Delhi : Union ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Ram Kripal Yadav today asked members of the Yadav community to unite so that no government can ignore its voice. “I appeal to the community to identify its strength and unite so that our voice is not ignored by any government,” Yadav said addressing a session of All India Yadav Mahasabha.
Kathmandu: British royal Prince Harry arrived in Nepal on Saturday for a five-day official visit. Leading a 30-member delegation, Prince Harry arrived to represent the British government to mark the 200th anniversary of Nepal-Britain relations, Xinhua reported. Prince Harry landed at the Tribhuwan International Airport on a Qatar Airways flight. He was welcomed by Kunti Shah, state minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development.
Mumbai: Actor Sidharth Malhotra is thrilled with the response that his latest film “Kapoor & Sons” has been receiving. He is overwhelmed that some are even calling it the “best character” that he has done till date. “The response coming in has been very good… All positive so far. Be it online or the calls and messages… The whole team is very happy, excited, and we hope that we have a great
Los Angeles: Netflix has given a green signal to a comedy series, which will star actors Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Titled “Santa Clarita Diet”, the single-camera project hails from creator Victor Fresco, reports variety.com.
Singapore: Tata Steel is in discussion with foreign companies for investments up to Rs 20,000 crore in heavy industries over the next five years at its Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project at Gopalpur in Odisha. “We believe we should be able to get foreign investment between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 crore over the next five years at the Gopalpur SEZ,” Tata Steel SEZ Managing Director Arun Misra told PTI here last night.
Mumbai: Director R Balki, who cannot stop lavishing praise on the leading lady of his upcoming film “Ki and Ka” Kareena Kapoor Khan, says she is a “hidden volcano”. “I am a huge fan of Kareena. She is one of those hidden volcanoes and it (referring to her talent) has come in between in few films. She is today’s actress. She is not that drama kind of person,” Balki said.
New Delhi: The Indian Army continued its proud tradition of contributing towards the nation’s sports performance in the global arena, as ten of its soldiers qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The training of the qualified sportsperson is being carried out at the Army Sports Institute, Pune and Army Marksmanship Unit, Mhow among other institutions under the flagship initiative of Mission Olympics.
Nagpur: Coming down heavily on its “callous, and indifferent” approach towards distressed farmers, the Bombay High Court here slammed the Maharashtra government and its officials for refusing to provide relief to poor farmers and their dependents in Amravati division of Eastern Vidarbha region.
Mumbai: Eight crew members were rescued from a sinking ship off Beypore in Kerala today by the Coast Guard. “Eight persons were rescued off Beypore from a sinking Dhow in an operation coordinated by Coast Guard MRCC (Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre) Mumbai,” a defence release said. “At 0210 hrs, MRCC,(MBI) received a message from MV Hafina Asia that MSV Selvamatha was sinking about 125 kms west of Beypore and 8 crew on board were in distress.
Ahmedabad: Around 300 striking workers of Tata Nano plant were today detained by police when they gathered outside the plant to protest the suspension of their co-workers at Sanand GIDC here. Police detained them soon after they gathered at around 11 AM to protest amid tight police security outside the Nano plant. Police said protesters gathered without written permission to hold a rally.
New Delhi: Two Indians are among those killed in the FlyDubai plane crash in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said on Friday. He said the Indian embassy in Moscow got this information from the list put out by the Russian authorities.
New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Saturday granted bail to former Delhi University professor S.A.R. Geelani, who was arrested on charges of sedition. The court had earlier reserved its order on Geelani. A magisterial court had on February 19 dismissed the bail plea of Geelani, who was arrested on February 16.
Washington: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump yesterday criticized GOP 2012’s nominee Mitt Romney on his home turf before the state’s majority Mormon population questioned whether the latter truly represented their faith. Trump’s rally in Salt Lake City comes a week after clashes between the supporters and protesters forced the New York billionaire to cancel a Chicago event.
Rio de Janeiro: World football governing body, FIFA will introduce a rule that allows teams to make a fourth substitution during extra time at this year’s Olympic Games here. In a statement issued on Friday, FIFA said the initiative would also be tested during the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and the Under-20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea later this year, reports Xinhua.
Kolkata: Wrapped in layers of security, Eden Gardens is all set to host the high voltage India-Pakistan World Twenty20 clash here on Saturday. But will the weather gods hold up, wonder fans. At the other end, the Earth Hour celebrations have also caused a buzz. Should you or shouldn’t you switch off lights (and your television sets) for an hour between 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Saturday when the match would be
New York: Facebook has introduced a secret basketball mini-game into its Messenger service, a media report said on Saturday. The hoop shooting game can be unlocked by sending a basketball emoji to a friend or group in the latest version of the Messenger app and then simply clicking on it, Tech Crunch reported.
Colombo: Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay will replace the injured Lasith Malinga in Sri Lanka’s cricket squad for the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 in India. Mohan de Silva, the Sri Lanka Cricket vice-President, said the 26-year-old Vandersay will depart at the earliest tojoin the team. Malinga has been forced out due to a magging knee injury.
Bogota: Colombia’s football coach Jose Nestor Pekerman has announced the national team’s 23-player list that will face Bolivia next week in the South American qualifying tournament for 2018 World Cup Russia. Three new players were on Friday called upon by coach Pekerman, namely forwards Dayro Moreno and Luis Quinones and defender Stefan Medina, who play for Mexican sides — Xolos de Tijuana, UNAM Pumas and Pachuca, respectively, reports Xinhua.