American wins India’s tourism award for writing on Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram : American journalist Stephanie Pearson’s feature on Kerala “The Great Heaven” has won India’s National Tourism Award for travel writing. After the Ministry of Tourism of India announced the award, Pearson reacted on her Twitter handle @stephanieapears saying, “I’m honoured to receive this.” Pearson’s travel feature is a snapshot on Kerala’s rollicking palm-fringed beaches, […]

Kerala Anti-Corruption Body To Closely Watch Religious Conversions Involving Money

Thiruvananthapuram:¬† The Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau of Kerala is mulling bringing religious conversions, involving financial benefits, under its¬†scanner. Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau or VACB director and DGP Jacob Thomas said that the agency was looking into the matter. “Definitely, the conversions that have taken place with the offer of money will come under the ambit […]

Prachanda files nomination as Nepal PM candidate

Prachanda files nomination as Nepal PM candidate

Kathmandu: Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda today filed his nomination for the election to the post of prime minister tomorrow that could bring political stability to the country. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba proposed the 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre president as the candidate for new Prime Minister, while Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara seconded it. The […]

Anti-junta ‘Red shirts’ charged as Thai vote looms

Anti-junta ‘Red shirts’ charged as Thai vote looms

Bangkok: Nineteen leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy “Red Shirt” movement were charged today with breaching a ban on political gatherings, as the junta clamps down before a referendum next weekend. Thais will decide on Sunday whether to accept a new military-drafted constitution in the first vote since the generals toppled the elected government in 2014. The […]

China tightens anti-terror rules in volatile Xinjiang

China tightens anti-terror rules in volatile Xinjiang

Beijing: Battling frequent terror attacks by Uyghur militants in Xinjiang, the volatile region has adopted China’s first provincial-level anti-terrorism rules, including “re-educating” ring leaders and hard-line radicals. The new regulation is based on China’s Anti-Terrorism Law, giving detailed instructions on how to deal with terror activities, including keeping hard-line radicals away from other prisoners and […]

Trump calls CNN “Clinton News Network”

Trump  calls CNN  “Clinton News Network”

Washington: Lashing out at American media, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump termed CNN as “Clinton News Network” and called the New York Times “dishonest” for allegedly favouring his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “You look at CNN, it’s called the Clinton news network. All day long, Trump, Trump — all day long, CNN, Trump, Trump, such […]

Saeed’s plans ag’st HM’s Pak visit will not succeed:BSF

Saeed’s plans ag’st HM’s Pak visit will not succeed:BSF

New Delhi: A day before Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits Pakistan amidst threats of protest by LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, the BSF today said it was sure the Pak Rangers and other authorities there will take adequate measures to foil the plans of the terror mastermind. Calling Saeed’s plans of undertaking massive protests and march […]

Bill in LS to provide transgenders separate identity

Bill in LS to provide transgenders separate identity

New Delhi: A bill seeking to empower the transgender community by providing them a separate identity and putting in place a mechanism to punish those who exploit them was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, seeks to define a transgender person and prohibits discrimination against them. It […]

Bulandshahr rape victims get security, assistance

Bulandshahr rape victims get security, assistance

Shahjahanpur (UP): Shahjahanpur district administration has extended security to the family members of Bulandshahr gangrape victims as demanded by them. District magistrate Pushpa Singh, who met the family members of the victims today in Kalan area, said directives have been issued to the police to provide security to the family. “As demanded by the family, […]

BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha Panel

BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha Panel

Mumbai: The BCCI today appointed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as the head of a four-member legal panel to help the Board understand the implications of the Justice Lodha Committee reforms, which have been made mandatory by the apex court. In a meeting of its all-powerful working committee, the BCCI decided to make Katju […]

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