Indira With a Touch of Princess Diana: How an Unpredictable Priyanka Has Rattled the BJP

Priyanka Vadra caught the BJP flat-footed earlier this week, when she publicly championed her controversial businessman husband, Robert Vadra. The signature Priyanka move — unpredictable, subtle and impactful — rattled the ruling party. The BJP’s complacency vis-a-vis Priyanka is based on the assumption that Vadra, under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate for suspected money laundering, is her Achilles’ Heel. By tackling the contentious issue head-on, she spiked the BJP’s guns and ensured that the Congress, despite being vaguely embarrassed by his shenanigans in the past, now stands firmly behind him.…

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AR Rahman introduces his daughters and son as they pose for a magazine.

Singer AR Rahman, who was recently accused of forcing his daughter to wear a niqaab, has shared a new picture of his three kids on his Instagram. The new picture is from their shoot for Hello! magazine and shows his daughter Khatija sitting on a chair with her face covered in a niqaab, while his other daughter Raheema is dressed in a floor-length gown and his son Ameen is looking dapper in a suit. He captioned the picture, “Raheema ,Khatija and Ameen posing for Hello magazine.” View this post on…

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TV Star Sreejita De Recreates Kardashians’ Bikini Pose in the Snow at Minus 10 Degrees

While holidaying in Kashmir, television actress Sreejita De decided to take up the challenge to pose in minus 10 degrees temperature in nothing but a gold bikini, just to ‘see how it feels’. She posted a couple of pictures of herself where she is seen standing in a snow-filled balcony of what seems like her hotel in a metallic gold bikini, flaunting her washboard abs. View this post on Instagram Abounding challenge… -10 Degrees, wanted to see how it feels #snow #kadashians #kashmir Photography @mukularoraa 😍🤗 A post shared by…

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India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma on verge of creating world record in T20Is

 Rohit Sharma on verge of creating world record in T20Is

Rohit Sharma scripted history by becoming the top run-getter in T20Is with a brilliant half century earlier in the series and the India stand-in skipper has a chance to add more accolades to his name when he takes the field during the final T20I encounter against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday. Rohit Sharma (102) needs two sixes to surpass New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and West Indies batsman Chris Gayle (both with 103 sixes) to become the batsman with the most number of sixes in T20Is. During the ODI series against…

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Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas shot dead at an event in Phulbari

Trinamool Congress legislator Satyajit Biswas was shot dead in Nadia district on Saturday evening when he went to attend a programme to inaugurate a Saraswati puja. Biswas, 37, Krishnaganj MLA, was shot dead around 7:30 pm when he went to attend the programme at Phulbari about 140 km from Kolkata. Minister Ratna Ghosh and Gourishankar Dutta, president of Nadia Trinamool Congress unit, were also present on the dais. The incident happened minutes after they left the spot. As Biswas came down from the dais, criminals, who seemed to be within…

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India Slams Pak PM For Remarks on Treatment of Minorities, Calls it Egregious Insult to Indians

India Slams Pak PM For Remarks on Treatment of Minorities, Calls it Egregious Insult to Indians

New Delhi: India on Saturday said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent remarks on the treatment of minorities in India were an “egregious insult” to all Indians and asked the neighbouring country to focus on its domestic challenges, rather than diverting attention. Khan was quoted by the Pakistani media as saying at an event in Pakistan’s Punjab province that his government would not allow minorities to be treated like “second class citizens” as is done in India. Responding to queries on Khan’s reported comments, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson…

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Twitter CEO, Top Officials Decline to Appear Before Parl Panel, Cite Short Notice For Hearing

Twitter CEO, Top Officials Decline to Appear Before Parl Panel, Cite Short Notice For Hearing

New Delhi: Twitter CEO and top officials have declined to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology that had summoned them over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media platforms, sources in the panel said on Saturday. The committee, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, had issued a summon to Twitter via an official letter on February 1. The committee meeting was scheduled for February 7, but was later postponed to February 11 to allow the Twitter CEO and senior officials more time to make themselves available.…

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90 People Dead After Consuming Spurious Liquor in Uttar Pradesh And Uttarakhand; 30 Arrested

90 People Dead After Consuming Spurious Liquor in Uttar Pradesh And Uttarakhand; 30 Arrested

New Delhi: The death toll in spurious liquor cases reported from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand crossed 90 on Saturday with some more deaths being reported from Meerut and parts of Uttarakhand. Till now 38 people have died in Saharanpur, 18 in Meerut and 10 people have died in Kushinagar. While in adjoining state of Uttarakhand 26 people were reported dead from Haridwar and Roorkee region. The worst hit by hooch tragedy was Saharanpur where as of now 47 people have died and 22 are still in a critical state in…

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Three months after surgery, doctors find forceps inside woman’s abdomen in Hyderabad

Three months after surgery, doctors find forceps inside woman’s abdomen in Hyderabad

A woman in Hyderabad went through excruciating pain for three months before an x-ray revealed a pair of surgical forceps in her abdomen that doctors forgot to remove after a surgery in November. The mistake came to light when the patient — Maheshwari Chowdary (33) of Mangalhat area in Hyderabad, returned to the same hospital — Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), a prestigious state-run hospital in Hyderabad, on Friday with severe stomach pain. An X-ray of her abdomen revealed that a pair of artery forceps (a scissors-like instrument used…

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CBI runs into a wall as Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar refuses to cooperate

CBI runs into a wall as Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar refuses to cooperate

Officers of Central Bureau of Investigation who started questioning Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar here on Saturday in line with a Supreme Court orders in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, failed to make any headway, sources said. Despite hours of questioning, Kumar reportedly refused to cooperate with the CBI team. The Kolkata top cop is accompanied by his lawyer Bishwajit Deb. Kumar who arrived here on Friday and checked into a top heritage hotel was taken to the CBI office at Oakland in the heart of the city…

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