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11 January, 2019 5:01 PM Meera Sanyal, Banker-Turned-Politician, Dies At 57

AAP leader and Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia confirmed Meera Sanyal's death in a tweet, saying the country has lost a sharp economic brain and a gentle soul. Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal died on Friday after a brief illness. Sanyal, 57, had joined the Aam Aadmi Party after quitting her job as the country chief executive of Royal 173

7 January, 2019 2:47 PM Despite opposition uproar, Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018

New Delhi: Amid uproar created by the opposition on various issues, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed 'The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018'. The bill was introduced by Union Minister PP Choudhary. The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 will amend the Divorce Act, 1869; Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939; Special Marriage Act, 1954; Hindu Marriage 197

3 January, 2019 6:13 AM Former FIFA referee Alex Vaz passes away

Former FIFA referee Alex Vaz, who was also referees' instructor, died at his residence on Wednesday evening after a prolonged illness. He was 84. Vaz was a renowned match official who asserted his authority on the football field and commanded respect from players, team management and officials. "Alex was a very good referee, one of the best in the country 151

2 January, 2019 10:31 AM The right to love: Is 2019 the year when same-sex marriages will be legalised?

In 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality, overruled its own 2013 decision and partially struck down Section 377. With the Stonewall riots - that triggered the gay rights movement - marking its 50th anniversary next year, we look at how homosexuality is treated across the world. Most of Asia is tolerant towards homosexuality 579

25 December, 2018 11:19 AM Vajpayee's 25-ft tall statue to be installed in UP secretariat

A 25-feet high statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in Lok Bhawan, the Uttar Pradesh government secretariat here, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday. Adityanath made the announcement at a ceremony held to celebrate Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, also the local MP, and Uttar 173

23 December, 2018 2:51 PM Former Mumbai Mayor Nana Chudasama Dies At 85

Former sheriff of Mumbai and noted jurist Nana Chudasama died Sunday afternoon after a brief illness, said a family member. He was 85. "He was unwell for last some days. He passed away at his home in Colaba," said the family member. Born in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, he was also a former Mumbai mayor, engaged himself in social work after serving 127

22 December, 2018 10:43 AM Deepika Padukone wrote a letter about her depression days before her wedding

MUMBAI: Deepika did a favour to many people when she spoke about mental health killers like depression. She came out and expressed her feelings, as she wanted common people to understand their struggles with inner demons. In a way, she managed to influence a lot of people, as they started to be more vocal about it and could share their experiences with one and another 122

21 December, 2018 10:25 PM PM To Release Commemorative Coin To Honour Atal Bihari Vajpayee On Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin on December 24 in honour of former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma will also be present at the occasion. Vajpayee passed away on August 16 at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi following a prolonged illness 208

17 December, 2018 7:43 AM Renowned Classical Singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri Dies At 75

Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away at a city hospital today morning after a prolonged illness. Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away at a city hospital today morning after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 75 and is survived by wife and son. Pandit Bhaduri, considered to be one of the masters 99

13 December, 2018 2:57 PM "Army Not Job Provider. Do Not Feign Disability, Illness": Bipin Rawat

Army Chief Bipin Rawat assured all help to former and serving soldiers who have actually suffered disability in the line of duty. The Indian Army should not be looked upon as a job provider organisation, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday, and warned personnel who feign illness or disability in order to avoid duty or get benefits. He assured 85