11 Results

  • Yogi Adityanath

    Meira's candidature an opposition ploy to divide Dalits: UP CM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that the opposition parties fielded Meira Kumar as their presidential candidate to divide Dalits to “save their skin”. Only after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah picked Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, as the NDA's presidential candidate, the Congress decided to field Kumar, Adityanath told reporters after Kovind filed his nomination papers. “Intentions of the opposition are not honest towards Dalits, otherwise they would have fielded Kumar last time,” Adityanath

    India | June 23, 2017
  • Digital education

    Addressing the growth of digital divide

    Long ago, we had a tryst with destiny and since then India has seen a phenomenal growth. However the benefits of this development have failed to trickle down to a large segment of our population. Today, we, as a nation, stand poised for a tryst with digital destiny. The vision of a "Digital India” is a disruptive thinking that can not only transform our lives but also give an impetus to this segment and help them integrate with the rest. Empowering

    Books & Education | June 20, 2017
  • Pollution

    Opinions divided

    Chemicals found in fossil fuel-powered vehicle exhausts, cosmetics, electric and traditional cigarettes, glue and building materials may increase the risk of cancer because they can interfere with the body’s natural repair mechanism, according to a new study. Researchers found that formaldehyde “stalls and destabilises” structures involved in replication of DNA and “selectively depletes” the BRCA2 gene, which helps suppress tumours. They suggested the chemical and other aldehydes might trigger cancer in people with a faulty copy of the gene. However, another scientist,

    Science and Tech | June 7, 2017
  • BHEL, Net Profit

    BHEL proposes 79 pc dividend for FY'17, highest in 3 years

    State-run power equipment maker BHEL has proposed an equity dividend of 79 per cent, including 40 per cent interim dividend paid earlier, for 2016-17. "Significantly, not only is this four times the dividend paid (20 per cent) in the previous year but also the highest to be paid by the company in the last three years," BHEL said in a statement on Tuesday. With this, the company said, it has maintained its impeccable track record of rewarding investors

    Business | June 6, 2017
  • Representational Image

    Unnecessary ban that divides India

    Cow politics has come to the fore once again. The latest provocation is the Centre’s move to ban sale and purchase of cattle in animal markets for slaughter. No doubt the cow population is declining and indigenous brands are dying slowly. And the BJP and the RSS have always talked of cow protection. It is also possible to make a case against mindless cow slaughter but has the Centre scored a self-goal by the ban on sale of cattle? The latest

    Opinion | June 4, 2017
  • Rahul Gandhi

    When they fail to deliver, they divide: Rahul on Modi govt

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took an apparent dig at the BJP-led NDA government that has completed three years in office and accused it of dividing and distracting people as it failed to deliver. "When they fail to deliver, they divide and distract. But anger and hatred will not convert into jobs or solutions," a tweet from the Twitter handle managed by the Gandhi scion's office said. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government under Prime

    India | May 26, 2017
  • China, US, White House

    China-US relationship paying dividends: White House

    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that the trade consensus reached by China and the US showed that the bilateral relationship is already "paying dividends". "As the President has shown, in terms of the relationship that he's built with (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping) and the rest of the team built with their delegation, those relationships are clearly paying dividends," Spicer told a daily press briefing on Friday. Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao on Friday confirmed the initial results of a 100-day

    World | May 13, 2017
  • Diljit Dosanjh, Gippy Grewal, Punjabi cinema, Hindi cinema

    Want to divide my time between Punjabi, Hindi cinema: Gippy Grewal

    Diljit Dosanjh has reason to worry. His closest competitor and fiercest rival from Punjabi cinema Gippy Grewal is back in Bollywood, this time playing a 'sardarji' in a film about male bonding titled "Lucknow Central". He says he hopes to create a balance between his projects in Hindi and Punjabi. Gippy, who has just scored a huge hit in Punjabi called "Manje Bistre", has spent 90 days shooting for new director Ranjit Tiwari's "Lucknow Central". He says, "The film is complete now.

    Interviews | May 11, 2017
  • Judges, US President, Donald Trump, travel ban

    Judges divided on Trump's travel ban

    US federal appeals judges appeared divided after hearing the President Donald Trump's administration's defence of the revised travel ban on admitting refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, the media reported. The nearly two-hour hearing on Monday before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, came about two months after a federal judge in Maryland imposed a nationwide halt to the core portion of the President's revised executive order, CNN reported. "He's never repudiated what he said about the Muslim

    World | May 9, 2017
  • Prosenjit Chatterjee, Chander Pahar, One, Kaushika Ganguly, Bisorjon

    Audience divide will always remain in Bengali films: Prosenjit

    Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, whose action thriller One is up against Kaushika Ganguly's National Award-winner Bisorjon, is confident that both the movies will do well at the box office. While One has a commercial setting, Ganguly's drama is a cross-border love story. Both released on April 14. “Films like Kaushik's Bisorjon or Goutam Ghose's Sankhachil will have more successful weeks in urban screens catering to a niche audience while films like One by Birsha Dasgupta will run in both urban and semi-urban and rural pockets. This

    Bollywood | April 18, 2017