New Delhi: The Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and not refugees who had applied for asylum in India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Thursday. Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Singh asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was...
Chennai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged movie actor Kamal Haasan to join politics. The Tamil icon said all those opposed to corruption -- the AAP leader included -- were his "relatives". After Kejriwal flew down here and met Kamal Haasan at his residence for around one hour, the actor, who has...
Bengaluru: Income Tax (IT) officials on Thursday conducted raids on former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna's son-in-law, V.G. Siddhartha's, firms here for tax evasion, a senior official said. "Raids were ongoing and officials are searching for evidences of tax evasion," IT Joint Commissioner S. Ramesh...
New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday demanded that the UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir be implemented, asserting that his country will continue to support the right of self determination for Jammu and Kashmir. Identifying Kashmir as the core issue with its eastern neighbour, Abbasi exuded...
Los Angeles: Actress Salma Hayek has donated $100,000 to the victims of the earthquake in Mexico.   She says she has survived a previous Mexico earthquake that killed thousands. According to officials in Mexico, the confirmed death toll due to the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which took place on Tuesday, has risen to 230....
Palakkad: A newborn girl died due to a congenital defect in Attapady in Palakkad district, taking the number of infant deaths in the backward...
Wars could drag on for years. History is full of them. But no wars ended in a flash like the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896. It took just 38 minutes, becoming the shortest ever.  It all began like this. Britain and Germany signed Heligoland-...
About 150 years ago, Alice fell down the famous rabbit hole into the Wonderland. But her Adventures continue to enthrall the readers. Author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, later penned the sequel Through the Looking-Glass....
Daisy Ashford was just nine year old. She knew what she was doing as she set about writing in 1890, a novel. At age 13, this British girl gave up writing fiction, and forgot about what she had written. About 20 years later, Daisy visited her mother...
At last reclining on the bed means a lot. Put your face on the fluffy pillow, slacken your bones, and let your sinews sink and rest. Your breath goes down a notch. Shut your eyes gently—now snuggle up in the soft darkness behind your eyelids,...
A voyage through stormy sea means death by water. However, getting buoyed up on the waves of music could mean redemption. For evidence, listen to Richard Wagner’s: The Flying Dutchman. The German legend is at his best capturing the moods of...