New Delhi: Rape is not merely a physical assault but also degrades the soul of a helpless female, a Delhi court has observed while sentencing a man to seven years rigorous imprisonment for raping his sister-in-law. The court handed down the jail term to the 33-year-old man, a south east Delhi resident, while holding him guilty of the offences of rape and sexual assault under the IPC and also imposed a fine
Shravan brings in freshness, celebration and various festivals. Dahi Handi is one such festival we all eagerly wait for and is welcomed with full enthusiasm. The festival is celebrated on the second day of Gokulashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna – the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2017, Dahi Handi will be celebrated on August 15. The trend of celebration goes back to the time when Lord Krishna as a child with the
London: The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming from August 21 as the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock, undergoes a series of repairs, the Telegraph reported on Monday.
August 15, 1947, marks the Independence Day of India, world’s largest democracy. The day commemorates the birth of the democratic nation. This is the day when India got freedom from the British Raj. On August 15, 1947, the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru proudly unfurled the Indian flag at the Red Fort in Delhi. Today, Independence Day is considered as a national festival and regardless of religion, class, race, and
Amritsar: On the occasion of Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day, sweets were exchanged at Wagah-Attari border on Monday.
New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi’s office on Monday rubbished the reports of her taking over as the Congress working president. Shunning media reports of Priyanka being allotted the coveted post in the party, her PA told ANI that no discussion has taken place in this regard. “Complete fabrication. No such discussion took place whatsoever,” said P. Sahay, Personal Assistant of Priyanka Gandhi.
Wellington: The New Zealand government on Monday confirmed that Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, is a dual citizen, the media reported. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office under Australia’s constitution, reports the BBC. The office of New Zealand Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne confirmed to Australian media that under New Zealand law, a child born to a New Zealand national is automatically given citizenship.
Mumbai: A Supreme Court ordered auction process began today for embattled Sahara group’s luxurious Aamby Valley resort town with the official liquidator inviting bids at a reserve price of Rs 37,392 crore.
New Delhi: If Article 35 A relating to special rights and privileges of the citizens of the Jammu and Kashmir is ultra vires of the Constitution or if there is any procedural lapse, the issue may be dealt with by a five-judge constitution bench, the Supreme Court indicated today. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar tagged the issue along with a similar pending matter for hearing by a
Mumbai: Following the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, which is reported to have claimed over 60 lives, the head of BRD Medical College Dr Rajeev Mishra was suspended on Saturday while paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan was removed yesterday.
Indore: Padma Shri awardee nonagenarian gynaecologist Bhakti Yadav, fondly called ‘Doctor Didi’, passed away here today. She was 91 years old, family sources said.
Pallekele: Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is confirmed to make his county cricket debut for Worcestershire this season.
Is Congress party going down the hill? Is Congress party directionless? Is Congress party leaderless? Is there a fight between the old guard and the new guard? Can Congress party mount a challenge to Bharatiya Janata Party? Is Congress just a party of dynasts? The above questions are all pertinent ones, but Indian National Congress got a shot in arm when veteran leader and political secretary of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel managed
Cincinnati: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from next week’s WTA tournament in Cincinnati with a left forearm injury. The same injury had also forced her to withdraw from the Bank of the West Classic after winning her first match, and the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
India is world’s largest democracy and will celebrate its 70th independence day on Tuesday. India has seen rapid change over the years and is on its way to become a global superpower. In 2014, there was a tectonic shift in Indian politics, when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power and won a humongous mandate from the people of India. BJP alone on its own got 282
Pehredaar Piya Ki is undoubtedly a creepy and one of the worst shows on the Indian television so far. The show has gotten into trouble for showing objectionable content such as romance and honeymoon sequences between a 10-year-old boy and 18-year-old girl as a child marriage.
Washington, US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has released an ad attacking his “enemies”, the media reported. The ad on Sunday slammed the Democrats, media and career politicians for what it said were attacks on and obstruction of Trump’s efforts while touting the President’s record so far of overseeing low levels of unemployment, record-high stock prices and what the ad called “the strongest military in decades”, reports CNN.
Mumbai: It’s a wrap on the shoot of John Abraham – Diana Penty starrer, Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran. The film went on floors in May this year and completed its shoot last week. The producers announced the wrap on the film with the release of yet another intriguing poster of the thriller.
Los Angeles: Actor, writer, and director Joseph Bologna, who was also nominated at the Academy Awards for the screenplay adaptation of “Lovers and Others Strangers”, is dead. He was 82.
Union Grove: Three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event, a Wisconsin sheriff said. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p m after receiving reports about shots being fired.