UDAIPUR - US former First Lady Hillary Clinton and a slew of Bollywood celebrities including newlywed Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick Jonas arrived here on Saturday for the pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. The Maharana Pratap Airport buzzed with activity as the guests like cricket star Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with wife, Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao,
NEW DELHI - India could soon see the use of drones for transporting organs and other emergency medical supplies between hospitals under the new policy for remotely piloted aircraft, the official registration process for which began on Friday. Speaking to reporters here, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the government is examining the possibility of creating "drone ports" in hospitals to permit this kind of transportation. "Following the registration beginning from December 1,
MUMBAI - As India has become wealthier, more of its citizens are leaving its shores. An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for international migrants globally, up from seven million in 1990 and a 143 per cent increase, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs. Over the same period, India’s per capita income increased by 522 per cent (from $1,134 to $7,055),
AGRA - For the first time in the Taj city, dozens of special motor vehicles fitted with equipments, tankers, dumpers, cranes joined a unique parade for total cleanliness of Agra, India's most popular tourist destination. More than 10,000 students, social activists, politicians and safai karamcharis walked from the Agra College ground to the municipal corporation headquarter where Uttar Pradesh Minister Suresh Khanna administered an oath:
NEW DELHI - After several women accused former Union Minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, an allegation of rape has now surfaced with a US-based journalist narrating her ordeal of working under him when he was the editor of The Asian Age. Pallavi Gogoi, Chief Business Editor at National Public Radio, in an article written under her byline for The Washington Post published on Nov 2...
TOKYO - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the Indian community in Japan to invest in India to maintain cultural ties with their motherland. Interacting with the community here, he described them as Ambassadors of India in Japan. Japan is home to around 27,000 Indians, according to the Indian Embassy here. Modi said India was continuously working with the spirit of "Indian solutions-global applications".
MUMBAI - The Internal Complaints Committee of Star India on Sexual Harassment (Star ICC) has written to the anonymous accuser -- who had alleged "sexual exploitation" of women employees -- asking her to reach out to the committee or its external member on allegations made by her in tweets. In a Twitter post on Friday, Star ICC, formed under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,
NEW DELHI - Blaming the current marketing practice for high oil prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a strong case for partnership between producers and consumers in the oil market to cut energy cost and provide stability to global economy. "Prime Minister Modi made a strong case for a partnership between the producers and consumers, in the oil market, as it exists in other markets.
NEW DELHI - After ravaging the media and film industry, the #MeToo campaign on Friday hit the corporate world with Tata Motors sending one of its senior executives on leave following allegations of inappropriate behaviour with employees even as another woman journalist, this time from the US, accused M.J. Akbar of sexual misconduct when he was Editor of The Asian Age newspaper. In another development, a woman Deputy Superintendent...
MUMBAI - Taking a firm stand against cases of alleged sexual harassment in the film industry, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has sent notices to Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl and Alok Nath, who have been accused of indulging in such acts. Going a step further, the Federation also announced to stop working with these people if they fail to respond to the notices. Speaking to the press on Wednesday evening,