In 2014, Bhojpuri superstar and then newly-elected BJP MP, Manoj Tiwari received a word of advice from PM Modi himself - “stay away from low budget commercial films.” It was an existential shock for the singer-actor who had made a career out of doing low budget Bhojiwood movies (Bhojpuri movies).
Soon after the BJP was wiped out in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Kerala, the party brought in a fire-fighter in the form of Arif Mohammad Khan as governor of the populous state. It hopes to replicate the West Bengal model of replacing the communists, who have been steadily losing state elections.
Uber’s decision to sell off its food delivery business, Uber Eats in India to Zomato must rate as the most prudent decision the hail riding app has taken since it entered the country in 2013. While Uber has got rid of the monkey on its back, Ola continues to figure out ways to sustain the operations of Foodpanda.
Srinagar: As the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going ahead with its stated “public outreach” programme in Jammu and Kashmir, key Kashmir watchers and political scientists are seeing the move of “parachuting ministers” to the restive region as a “propaganda in panic mode”.
After nearly four weeks of jostling after the House of Representatives voted on two articles of impeachment of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, the final process has begun at the Senate where the Chamber over the last few days has finished the initial process and will start in right earnest on January 21. The hope is that the ...
It would appear that both, the BJP and the Congress, have a lot of catching up to do with the young AAP as Delhi’s ruling party has already started setting up the agenda for elections on February 8 with its smart and innovative poll campaign.
Chennai: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, on a three-day visit to India, promised to create an additional 10 lakh jobs across India by 2025 amid strained ties with the government over regulations and the coverage of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government by The Washington Post, a newspaper he owns.
However, revealing tensi...
Lucknow: Union minister Sanjeev Balyan, an accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, on Wednesday said there is only one "cure" for the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where clashes erupted during the recent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Beijing: China has suspended all public transport, including flights in and out of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus as the confirmed cases climbed to 571 mostly from the city with 17 deaths so far.
The Hague: The UNs top court will announce on Thursday (January 23) if it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence.
Since the Bharatiya Janata Party government came to power, Rajiv Bajaj, the managing director of Bajaj Motors was the party’s poster boy. He backed the government’s policies even when the entire auto industry kept airing its frustration over what it termed as an over-regulated sector.
In December, retail inflation has been the highest in all of the Narendra Modi era, with prices of vegetables (onions), pulses, fish, and meat rising significantly. The spike in Consumer Price Inflation inflation has been led by three vegetables: ginger, potato and onion.
If Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos were like Rip Van Winkle, waking up in India in 2020 after his last visit to the country six years ago, he will find that nothing has changed as far as the government's stand on the e-commerce industry is concerned.
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet’s nod for the constitution of a Commissionerate system of policing for Lucknow and Noida today, is likely to end the long battle for supremacy between the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) groups.
Infosys’ appointed legal firm, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, reviewed over 2.1 lakh documents from electronic sources and imaged devices; over 8 terabytes of electronic data; conducted 128 interviews with 77 persons; identified 46 custodians for the collection of relevant documents and electronic data over three months and came to the conclusion tha...
Chennai: Pictures of a glum-looking Deepika Padukone standing in solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, some of whom were brutally attacked by masked miscreants on January 5, were splattered across newspapers and screens on Wednesday morning.
It is rather ironic that a government widely perceived to be of big business and for big business is desperately trying to dispel fears that seem to have crept in among the latter.
During the first term of the Narendra Modi government, his opponents were critical of his proximity to the bigwigs of India Inc., especially to two large business hou...
After witnessing unprecedented violence on Sunday (January 5), the mood within Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus was one of uneasy calm and apprehension on Monday. JNU campus, in particular, its entry points, were on TV channels whole of Sunday evening and till Monday morning.
Opposition-ruled states critical of the new Citizenship law are aiming their guns at the central government after a committee rejected their tableaux for the Republic Day parade. The Union Defence Ministry included floats from 16 states, keeping out proposals from Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Bihar.
Soleimani, like al-Baghdadi, was a very powerful man, perhaps even more than the Iranian president. He was, in his own words, the lord and the master of the Iranian policy in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan with deep and dangerous assets in the entire region.
Disgraced Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is often compared to legendary US General Douglas MacArthur, the supreme commander of the Allied Forces which occupied Japan from September 2, 1945 to August 14, 1951. . If the latter singularly altered the course of the country than anyone else with pragmatic, democratic, and futuristic programmes, the former was ...
Bengaluru: In a classic case of the “tail wagging the dog,” Karnataka’s Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is showing his party’s top leadership in Delhi that he is no pushover. From the time he returned to power in July aided by a successful poaching operation of legislators from the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition, Yediyurappa has gone about business the way he wants.
It was a time when land acquisition for major government projects invariably meant violent resistance and public protests, with memories of Nandigram and Singur in West Bengal being still fresh in public memory.
It was for this reason that the farmers voluntarily giving away their lands for Amaravati, the proposed dream capital city for Andhra P...
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has played too much politics in his long, active political career spanning over three decades but this time, he seems to have got caught in the web woven by himself. With his ally, the BJP, implementing its agenda one after another, the JD-U is apprehensive of losing the huge Muslim voters' support for backing the ...
In the end it was a Brexit election. Boris Johnson’s gamble, three months into his term as Prime Minister, to find a way out of a deadlocked Parliament that thwarted his Withdrawal Agreement by seeking a fresh vote to rally the Leave-voters behind him, has paid off handsomely.
Local body elections are poised to be held in 27 districts of Tamil Nadu on December 27 and 30. However, the real election or selection, would take place on January 11 when ward members will determine the appointment of mayors and chairpersons of District Panchayats and Panchayat Unions.
The commencement of the poll process has already seen disp...