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Asian Games 2018: Bajrang Punia gives India first gold medal, Twitterati cannot stop celebrating

Asian Games 2018: Bajrang Punia gives India first gold medal, Twitterati cannot stop celebrating

India’s wait for the first gold medal at Asian Games 2018 was not long as Bajrang Punia secured the yellow metal on Sunday after beating Japan’s Daichi Takatani in the 65kg category (wrestling). This is India’s third gold medal in wrestling since 1986. Punia was in a dominating mode throughout the day as he beat […]

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in his store, third incident in 3 weeks

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in his store, third incident in 3 weeks

A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in the US state of New Jersey, the third incident targeting the minority Sikh community in the country in three weeks. Terlok Singh was discovered dead by his cousin yesterday in his store with an apparent stab wound in the chest. The Essex County […]

India’s forgotten magical history

India’s forgotten magical history

By Manu S. Pillai Sometime in the last decade—when I was still in school and the world was less hysterical—I happened to meet a “sun yogi”. He was a fascinating man, swathed in white, with a long beard and an enviable figure. His face beamed, more or less on a permanent basis, and he endured cheerfully my stabs […]

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Haridwar

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Haridwar

A huge crowd converged at the Har ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar to bid their final farewell to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his ashes were immersed in river Ganga on Sunday. Top party leaders including BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat, Vajpayee’s […]

Nine-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain

Nine-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain

LONDON: A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U.K. government said Friday. Shreyas Royal, who came to Britain with his family when he was 3, has competed internationally and came fourth in the World Cadets competition in Brazil last year. But his […]

England lord it over India at Lord’s, win by an innings and 159 runs

England lord it over India at Lord’s, win by an innings and 159 runs

England beat India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s. James Anderson and Stuart Broad both took four wickets each while centurion Chris Woakes took the final wicket of Ishant Sharma to end the match. England had declared with 396 runs on the board and India had to overcome a deficit of […]

Thalapathi’s time: MK Stalin finally emerges as the undisputed chief of DMK

Thalapathi’s time: MK Stalin finally emerges as the undisputed chief of DMK

By Arun Janardhanan  NEW DELHI: The day M K Stalin was born, his father Muthuvel Karunanidhi, then an emerging DMK leader, was at a condolence meeting for Joseph Stalin. As someone informed him about the birth of his second child from his second wife Dayalu Ammal, Karunanidhi instantly named his son after the Soviet Communist leader. This […]

Kerala floods: Thousands in relief camps stare at bleak future

Kerala floods: Thousands in relief camps stare at bleak future

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Her one-story house collapsed and savings of a lifetime vanished in a flash in the rain fury that has wrecked havoc in Kerala in the past few days. Baby, in her early 50s, lost everything in a landslip and is currently lodged at a relief camp at Kalpetta in the high range Wayanad district. […]

PV Sindhu settles for second successive World Championships silver, loses final to rampaging Carolina Marin

PV Sindhu settles for second successive World Championships silver, loses final to rampaging Carolina Marin

P V Sindhu finished second best yet again in a major tournament final as she went down tamely to Carolina Marin in the World Championships’ women’s singles title clash, adding to the Indian’s tale of woes here today. The Olympic silver medallist settled for another white metal following a 19-21 10-21 loss to Olympic champion […]

Protest in Bangladesh turns violent; hundreds of students and dozens of journalists attacked

Protest in Bangladesh turns violent; hundreds of students and dozens of journalists attacked

DHAKA: The week-long students agitation against reckless driving in Bangladesh took a violent turn on Sunday after the government’s decision to crack down on the protesters. Social media was filled with images and videos of men, armed with rods and machetes, attacking students and journalists who were trying to cover the protests. According to local […]

How the Mysorean rocket helped Tipu Sultan’s military might gain new heights

How the Mysorean rocket helped Tipu Sultan’s military might gain new heights

By Adrija Roychowdhury  NEW DELHI: In the early nineteenth century, when the British were caught up in the Napoleonic wars against the French, they introduced a military weapon hitherto never used before in the European continent. The Congreve rocket as it was referred to was believed to have been invented by an English army personnel by […]

Protests across J&K over plea in SC to scrap Article 35A

Protests across J&K over plea in SC to scrap Article 35A

By M Saleem Pandit SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a virtual shutdown on Sunday following a call by separatists, which was endorsed by various trade and government employees’ organisations, to protest against the legal challenge to the validity of Article 35A  of the Constitution in the Supreme Court. Article 35A  bars outsiders from acquiring any immovable property in […]

US radio hosts apologize for ‘turban man’ remark

US radio hosts apologize for ‘turban man’ remark

NEW YORK: Two radio hosts in New Jersey, who called America’s first Sikh-American attorney general  Gurbir Grewal, “turban man” on air, have apologized for their racist remarks and have been slapped with a 10-day suspension for using “demeaning and inappropriate” language. Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, who host the “Dennis and Judi Show” on NJ 101.5FM, […]

Hockey World Cup: India women hold USA 1-1 to stay alive for quarter-finals

Hockey World Cup: India women hold USA 1-1 to stay alive for quarter-finals

NEW DELHI: India kept their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup  alive on Sunday as captain Rani Rampal’s goal earned her team the all-important draw against USA to make it to the play-offs that will decide the last four quarter-finalists. India needed at least a draw in their third and last […]

Nawaz Sharif shifted to Pims hospital after health complications

Nawaz Sharif shifted to Pims hospital after health complications

Incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year jail term after being convicted for owning assets beyond income in the Avenfield reference, was shifted from Adiala Jail to Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) after developing serious cardiac complications, DawnNewsTV reported on Sunday. TV footage showed a convoy of vehicles, including police vans, […]

‘Transient setback’ in M Karunanidhi’s health condition, Kauvery Hospital says

‘Transient setback’ in M Karunanidhi’s health condition, Kauvery Hospital says

CHENNAI: There was a “transient setback” in the health condition of DMK president and former Tamil Nadu  chief minister , said a medical bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital  here on Sunday night. The three-sentence bulletin issued by hospital executive director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj said the DMK chief’s “vital signs are normalising.” It said, “He continues to be closely […]

Manika Batra and six other Indian TT players denied boarding Air India flight

Manika Batra and six other Indian TT players denied boarding Air India flight

NEW DELHI: India’s table tennis star Manika Batra and six other players were left stranded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport after being denied boarding the Air India flight to Melbourne on Sunday. The Indian contingent, comprising 17 players, is due to participate at the ITTF World Tour Australian Open  scheduled to start from Monday. But only […]

Memo from the boss: You’re a vegetarian now

Memo from the boss: You’re a vegetarian now

WeWork is no longer a safe space for carnivores. Earlier this month, the co-working juggernaut announced that it was essentially going vegetarian. The company will no longer serve red meat, pork or poultry at company functions, and it will not reimburse employees who want to order a hamburger during a lunch meeting. In a memo […]

Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif face-off as Pakistan goes to polls this week

Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif face-off as Pakistan goes to polls this week

Pakistan, which goes to polls on 25 July, will see a transfer of power from one civilian government to another, for only the second time in almost 71 years of its existence. For a country, which has seen its powerful military dismiss civilian governments at regular intervals, such a seemingly smooth transition of power can […]

Twitterati go crazy over this photo of ‘gold paste’ recovered at Hyderabad airport

Twitterati go crazy over this photo of ‘gold paste’ recovered at Hyderabad airport

The world wide web is a giant repository of information, a source from which people can acquire new information. And sometimes many information can be quite baffling or even amusing. Something similar happened on Twitter on Sunday when desi users came across “gold paste”. News agency ANIreported that the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered around 2kg […]

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