MUMBAI - The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani cine and television artistes here to quit India or face consequences. The Mumbai police promptly responded, saying foreign artistes holding valid documents need not worry. MNS Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar told the media that there was "an anti-Pakistan" wave across India after the September 18 terror attack...
DHAKA - Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout near Dhaka on Saturday, shooting dead three alleged Islamist extremists, including the suspected mastermind of the cafe attack that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month. "We can see three dead bodies here, Tamim Chowdhury is dead. He is the Gulshan attack mastermind and the leader of JMB (Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh)," senior police officer Sanwar Hossain said.
MUMBAI - In a historic verdict demolishing another bastion of gender discrimination in the country, the Bombay High Court on Friday permitted the entry of women right up to the restricted grave area of the famous Haji Ali Dargah here. The 56-page ruling by a division bench comprising Justice V.M. Kanade and Mohite Revati-Dere came on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)
KOLKATA - A film festival screening the biggest repertoire of films and documentaries on Mother Teresa, a Thanksgiving Eucharist and a homage by the Mamata Banerjee government are among a series of events planned in the city to celebrate her historic canonisation. The four-day Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF), beginning August 26, will feature 23 foreign and Indian films made on or inspired by the...
HYDERABAD - Nearly 3,000 migrants from Andhra Pradesh were among the Indians left jobless and stranded in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Minister for Non-Resident Indians (NRI) affairs Palle Raghunath Reddy on Monday wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking her intervention and urged her to issue necessary instructions to officials of Indian embassies in those countries to provide food and shelter to the stranded.
KOLKATA - Marshalling creativity and fantasy, an IIT-Kharagpur student has depicted the beauty of the premier institute's sprawling campus with an animation on the lines of HBO's hit fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" (GoT) opening song. Shared by IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti on his Facebook page, the video by student Prateek Srivastava has received over 15,000 views since its upload on July 18.
HYDERABAD - A youth from Hyderabad was allegedly stabbed to death by his room-mate in the US. According to information reaching the family of Sankeerth (25) here on Tuesday, he was murdered in his room in Austin, Texas late on July 18. Police detained Sai Sandeep Goud, one of the roommates of the victim and were questioning him. Another room-mate of Sankeerth told police that Sankeerth had a quarrel with Goud.
BY DEVANIK SAHA
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar are the worst states for women, an analysis of social indicators and demographic data of Indian states reveals. Women in these states are among those who are most likely to be aborted as children, have the lowest literacy rates, marry earliest, die most frequently while pregnant,
DHAKA - The Bangladesh government on Sunday decided to close down Peace TV, a Mumbai-based channel run by controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said his ministry will evaluate the issue and adopt administrative measures to take the channel off air on Monday. "There are issues related to administrative decision-making..we don't have time today,
KOLKATA - Neil O'Brien, credited with pioneering quizzing in the country, passed away here on Friday, his son and Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien said. The 82-year-old former Lok Sabha and West Bengal assembly member is survived by his wife and three sons. "Saddest tweet I've ever written. Dad Neil O'Brien gone. Passed at home Kolkata, quiz pioneer, ex-ICSE chief, AI (Anglo-Indian) community icon, educationist,"