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  • Sarita Devi suspended

    Sarita Devi suspended

    Oct :22 |   Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has been suspended by the International Boxing Association [AIBA] for declining to take Asian Games bronze medal at the podium following her controversial semi-final loss at Incheon. AIBA opined that Sarita Devi's protest is pre-planned and so it banned coaches Gurbaksh Sandhu, Sagar Dhayal and Blax Iglesias Fernandes, and India's chef de mission Adile Sumariwala from its events until further notice. Sarita apologised over this incident and presented the international body a written apology but despite that, AIBA has barred her. Sarita Devi refused to bend down to let the bronze medal be placed over her neck and took the medal in hand, placed it over the semi-final winner. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • India in UN Human Rights Council

    India in UN Human Rights Council

    Oct :22 |   India on Tuesday was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council [UNHRC] for the period 2015-2017, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group. Four seats were up for the elections and India is competing with Indonesia, Bangladesh, Qatar, Thailand, Kuwait, Cambodia, Philippines and Bahrain. India managed to 162 votes, the highest number for Asia-Pacific group. The three term office at United Nations will begin from January 1st 2015. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Revanth Reddy arrested

    Revanth Reddy arrested

    Oct :22 |   Telangana TDP MLA Revanth Reddy was arrested near Nalgonda district who participated in a shut down call given by the TDP. Yesterday, Telangana Rashtra Samithi [TRS] activists ransacked TDP office in Nalgonda over the power and water sharing issue. In response to this, TDP has called for a shut down of the district today. Revanth Reddy who is on his way to participate in the agitation, was detained by the police and was taken to Pochampalli police station. Along with Revanth several local leaders also participated in the agitation. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Modi to spend Diwali with flood victims

    Modi to spend Diwali with flood victims

    Oct :21 |   Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be spending Diwali festival with Jammu & Kashmir flood victims and for this he will be flying to Srinagar on October 23rd. Tweeting about this Modi, wrote in his micro blogging account, “Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October & will spend the day with our sisters & brothers affected by the unfortunate floods.” This will be Modi's fourth visit to Jammu & Kashmir after taking charge as Prime Minister. Also as the elections are scheduled in December, Modi is trying to woo the people and his main focus is to win the confidence of masses. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • RSS leader as Haryana CM

    RSS leader as Haryana CM

    Oct :21 |   Former RSS pracharak Manohar Lal Khattar has been elected the chief minister of Haryana. The BJP's legislative party meeting with the newly elected 47 MLAs today in which Khattar's name came out for the top chair. In fact this is also the debut election for Khattar and he won the election in Karnal by a margin of over 63,000 votes. Khattar joined the RSS in 1980 and joined the BJP two decades ago. He was instrumental in strengthening the party and was appointed as the chairman of the Haryana election committee for the Lok Sabha elections. Khattar gave many victories to the BJP and finally the party greeted with the ideal role. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • BCCI suspends WI tours

    BCCI suspends WI tours

    Oct :21 |   The Indian cricket board, BCCI has suspended all the bilateral tours of West Indies, in response to the players pulling out of the tournament due issues with their board. The BCCI working committee met this afternoon and discussed its action against West Indies Cricket Board and is also looking to take legal action. BCCI has incurred Rs 400 crores loss but thanks to the Sri Lanka who have came forward to play five ODIs. The games will be played at Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Meanwhile the West Indies cricket board is likely to take serious action against the players for pulling out the India tour. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • High alert for Diwali

    High alert for Diwali

    Oct :21 |   The Union Home Ministry has asked all the states to ensure proper security arrangements at places of worship, especially in communally-sensitive areas, ahead of the Diwali festival. Intelligence reports say that terrorists might strike any shrine in the the country and create havoc. Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Ahmedabad are warned especially by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The chief secretary has sent a note to all the important cities where there is a threat. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Journalists sit on hunger strike

    Journalists sit on hunger strike

    Oct :20 |   Journalists of TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyothy news channels sat down on hunger strike at Indira park in protest over the ban of channels in Telangana state. Few days back, the same media houses journalists protested at Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao's camp office in Begumpet and even complained to Union minister Prakash Javadekar. {youtube}rm3IjQwqWxo|620|400|1{/youtube} However, there has been no reply from the union minister and the issue is still in pending. TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyothy channels were banned in Telangana over their derogatory statements on Telangana legislators. Its been almost four months the channels streaming was banned. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • EC notice to Saif

    EC notice to Saif

    Oct :20 |   The Chief Election Commission has served notice to Saif Ali Khan and his mother Sharmila Tagore for organising a wedding anniversary bash in Gurgaon. Saif organised a lavish party at the Pataudi Palace which is situated 26 kms away from Gurgaon city to celebrate his wedding anniversary with Kareena Kapoor. The EC received a complain that the loudspeakers were used without any permission and issued a notice for violating model code of conduct. Saif has been asked to reply to the notice by October 21 till 3PM. Several Bollywood celebrities were present at the function too. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Anil Kumble joins Twitter

    Anil Kumble joins Twitter

    Oct :18 |   India's cricketing great Anil Kumble joined micro blogging site Twitter just a day before his 44th birthday. Anil celebrated his birthday yesterday i.e, on 17th October and was flooded with birthday wishes in the social media. Every present generation cricket wished Anil and the 'Jumbo' was quite happy. The spinner, who played 132 Tests for India and took 619 wickets, is regarded as one of the better spinners of all time. He retired from International cricket in 2008 and is currently coaching the Mumbai Indians side. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

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