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Godrej India Culture Lab hosts special dance event for transgender communities

Mumbai, Nov 29: India is one of the few countries that legally recognize transgender as the third gender. This landmark judgment was passed in April, 2014. However, even today transgenders remain socially excluded and not much is known about the aspirations, lives and struggles of our country’s transgender communities. To mark Transgender Awareness Week in India, Godrej India Culture Lab ...

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Pakistan ready for dialogue with India without preconditions, says Nawaz Sharif

Valletta, Nov 29: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif said his nation is ready for dialogue with India without preconditions, media reports said on Saturday. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stated that for sustainable peace, Pakistan is ready for dialogue with India without preconditions,” Geo News reported. Sharif made the remarks during his meeting with British PM David Cameron on the sidelines ...

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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh meet PM Modi for tea

New Delhi, Nov 27: In an attempt to break the deadlock over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting his predecessor Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi for discussions over tea. Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu are also attending the meet. Modi has invited his Singh and the Congress leader for a ...

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Ahead of Parl session, Govt meets Opposition to seek support for GST

New Delhi, Nov 26 : In a fresh bid to garner support for its crucial reform, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, the government on Wednesday reached out to the Oppositions at an all political parties’ meeting. The meeting comes just a day before the Parliament convenes for the winter session. Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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Tabu shoots in her comfort zone for Fitoor

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Tabu recently shot for her upcoming film Fitoor in Kashmir and was very comfortable with the local language, the people and the geography of the area Last year, Tabu starred in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, which required her to shoot extensively in the Kashmir Valley. Coincidentally, this year, Fitoor took Tabu back to the valley. Tabu is ...

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New global resolve required for combating terrorism: PM Modi at ASEAN

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 22: In the wake of the recent terror attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the 10th ASEAN Summit, said there is a need to build new global resolve and new strategies for combating terrorism. “In this forum, we often thought of terrorism as a peripheral problem for this region. The barbaric terrorist strikes in Paris, Ankara, ...

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Bangladesh executes two opposition leaders for war crimes

Dhaka, Nov 22 : Bangladesh on Sunday hanged BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid for the crimes committed by them against humanity during 1971. According to reports, they were executed at 12:55am on Sunday. The petitions for presidential clemency of both the opposition leaders were on Saturday turned down by country’s President Abdul ...

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South Africa bowled out for 184

Chandigarh, Nov 6 : The Indian spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra bowled immaculate lines to dent the Proteas batting line up as South Africa was bowled out for 184 runs, on the second day of the first Test match, here on Friday. India managed a slender lead of 17 runs. Commencing on their overnight score ...

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RBI Guv Raghuram Rajan bats for tolerance, says bans stifle growth

New Delhi, Oct 31: Advocating for protecting the right to question and chalenge, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rjan on Saturday said spirit of enquiry is critical for the country’s economic progress. Addressing a convocation ceremony at IIT-Delhi, Rajan said free debate, tolerance and mutual respect were key to a healthy society and economic growth. “India’s tradition of ...

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No interviews for Centre’s Group D, C, B Non-Gazetted posts: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday via his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address announced that there will be no interview held for Group D,C and B non-gazetted posts in central government. “My dear young friends, I want to say with pride that the whole process is completed and there will be no interviews for Centre’s Group ...

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