Mumbai/Chandigarh: The BJP Sunday stormed to power in Haryana for the first time and was all set to form government in Maharashtra where support came from unexpected quarters, the NCP, as the 'Modi wave' destroyed the Congress citadels in both the states. While in Haryana, the party won a majority on its own bagging 46...
Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Sunday won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection in Odisha by a margin of nearly three lakh votes, officials said. Rajeswari secured 477,529 votes while her nearest rival, Rudra Madhav Ray of the Bharatiya Janata Party, received 178,661 votes, state's...
New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income to the tune of Rs 743.76 crore whereas BJP in...
Chennai: Ruling AIADMK party general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday said her public life is akin to swimming in a river of fire. In a statement issued here a day after she was released from the Bangalore Central Jail on bail, Jayalalithaa said: "My public life is akin to swimming in...
Vatican City: Participants in the Vatican synod of bishops approved Saturday a final document that proposes acceptance of gays and compassion for divorced persons "with respect and delicacy." Relatio Synodi, the final document approved Saturday point by point by bishops and cardinals with the right to vote, was made...
Kannur: In a gruesome incident, a woman was set on fire by a youth inside a train coach at the Kannur railway station early this morning. The...
Even if humans vanish overnight, it will not make much difference to Earth. The planet would be only happy to have the species gone. “Oh, what pestilence humans were!” mother Earth would whisper to friendly spheres in the Milky Way....
Alan Johnson, Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, Britain, did something unimaginable last week. He shot a daring article in The Guardian, stating that if he had absolute power to do anything for a day, he would ban Coca-Cola. That was quite amazing...
Don’t ever take a dig at somebody for being fat even if it is a friendly one. It could make them put on more fat. Yes, it is true. People who are criticised about their weight feel ashamed and are more likely to delve further into their...
The world has long been titling towards its male members.   Yes, the preference for male is a reality.  It happens in an intriguing way. Both the girls and the boys, for instance, are treated equally as kids. However, with the onset of...
At 1.67 m, Dustin Hoffman is short by Hollywood standards. Yet he made it to the top by his sheer histrionic skills. Perhaps his acting prowess made people forget about his short stature even when he was paired with taller heroines. Early in his...