- Modi shares poem penned during Mabalipuram visit(19:08)
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared a poem he penned during his visit to Mahabalipuram for the second informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The poem reminded people of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who also used to share his emotions through poetry.
- Embattled Trump's manoeuvres leave chaos in their wake(07:02)
Boston, Oct 13 (IANS) As President, Donald Trump comes with an in built Sui generis, master of four dimensional chess, he has now stated that he will take the fight to the enemy camp by suing Congress which is at the centrifuge of the pincer attack on him. Equally, President Trump seems to be unifying his Republican electorate base closing ranks against the Dem interlopers in a rapidly polarised American society.
- PM Modi cleans TN beach ahead of talks with Xi(09:52)
Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday collected plastic bottles, plates and other garbage thrown on the beach outside the Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort and Spa near here where he is staying.
- Want India to fit more in our strategy: Pixar president Jim Morris(09:06)
By Sugandha Rawal
San Francisco, Oct 12 (IANS) Pixar Animation Studios president Jim Morris has grown up watching Indian iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray's cinema, is familiar with the thriving movie-loving culture of the country, and believes there is more scope for growth for the global animation studio in India.
- Openly defying WH, ex-US envoy to Ukraine testifies before Congress(08:40)
New York, Oct 12 (IANS) Openly defying the White House, Marie Yovanovitch, the former American Ambassador to Ukraine, has testified before Congress in a closed door hearing. Blowing the lid over her sacking, she claimed that President Donald Trump had pushed for her removal despite State saying she had done nothing wrong. The question here is has the first domino fallen and will Ambassador Gordon Sondlands upcoming testimony result in further heartbreak for Trump?
- Farhan Akhtar: I never strategise my career(15:32)
By Arundhuti Banerjee
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) From his directorial debut "Dil Chahta Hai" to his acting debut "Rock On!!", National award-winning filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar wears many hats. He has also made his mark as a singer-songwriter, a producer and a story writer. His latest release as an actor, "The Sky Is Pink", opens this week on Friday, and Farhan says he never planned to explore so many genres of entertainment. rather he believes in going with the flow.
- BSNL finds Ali Baba's treasure trove in Kashmir(15:00)
Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) The 68-day long communication clampdown in Kashmir has become a gold-mine of sort for the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), that had otherwise lost its monopoly on communication due to fierce competition in rest of the country.
- Baritone basics: Big B the singer(10:06)
By Durga Chakravarty
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) He was once rejected by All India Radio for his rich baritone, something which would ironically become Bollywood Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchans signature of superstardom in the years to come. The megastar made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film "Bhuvan Shome" and since then there was no turning back for him -- as an actor, singer and, in later years, an anchor.
- Vintage Trump's hot rhetoric nails wretched Washington swamp(09:06)
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) The bounce is back in a vintage Donald Trump, charismatic and calculating replete with theatrics, pausing for effect as he had 19,000 people completely in his thrall at Minneapoliss Target Centre in his first 2020 campaign speech since the launch of the impeachment inquiry described as a "partisan witch hunt" by the president.
- From angry young man of yore to wise old man of today(08:44)
By Vinayak Chakravorty
"We should learn to appreciate what we have, before time makes us appreciate what we had," tweeted Amitabh Bachchan earlier this week. The post on the social media site, meticulously catalogued T-3312 and duly explained in Hindi as all his tweets always are, really defines what the Bollywood icons image has been all about in recent times.
- Unfazed Trump takes questions, shows no signs of unease(04:52)
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) As US President Donald Trump heads out to his first 2020 rally since the impeachment inquiry began, he took questions from reporters at the WH. Displaying equanimity and calm, he took questions in a rapid fire from reporters gathered there, nowhere did he show any signs of unease. As the impeachment blowback threatens his re-election bid, Trump in typical style hit back aggressively. And he wont play defence, the quarterback in him looking to score at every opportunity.
- Mental health queries grow from small-town India: Report(10:56)
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) There has been a whopping 88 per cent growth in mental health queries in India this year and more people from smaller cities and towns are now coming forward for online consultation, a report said on Thursday.
- At Mumbai's Aarey Colony, trees butchered @1/minute(08:50)
BY QUAID NAJMI
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) In one of the fastest tree-cutting sprees, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd succeeded in chopping down a staggering 2,141 of the permitted 2,185 trees within less than 40 hours -- or roughly at the rate of one full-grown tree per minute!
- Trump, Biden in all-out war (Washington Files)(02:30)
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) With Barack Obama's old running mate Joe Biden now an outlier with the Donald Trump administration and worse still, a challenger for the 2020 presidency, the stand-off between the two has only grown fiercer. In an angry address in New Hampshire, Biden argued that "President Trump has indicted himself by obstructing justice, refusing to comply with a congressional inquiry... he's already convicted himself". This is the first time Biden has openly called for Trump's impeachment.
- US-China trade talks: What to expect (IANS Exclusive)(08:40)
By Nikhila Natarajan
New York, Oct 9 (IANS) Chinese and US trade representatives at the highest levels of government are readying to meet in Washington DC on Thursday for the two countries 13th round of negotiations.
- Trump takes knife to prison yard(04:58)
Washington DC, Oct 9 (IANS) Washington resembles a bullpen where a verbal shell game is on. This evening Donald Trump fighting his accusers in what has become a brutal cage match took the knife to the fight in the prison yard. His counter attack vicious and determined and monotypical of his style and mien.
- Amazon, Flipkart sales generate Rs 19,000 cr in 6 days (Lead)(20:18)
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Led by Amazon and Flipkart, e-tailers in India achieved a record $3 billion (nearly Rs 19,000 crore) of Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) in the first six days of the festive sale from September 29-October 4, a new report said on Tuesday.
- Cops asked to penetrate suspect social media groups(20:15)
BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Central government has asked the law enforcement agencies to penetrate suspect social media groups which may indulge in subversive or any other anti-national activities, to access information about them.