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Odisha: Moved by plight of Dana Majhi, Bahraini PM donates money

Even as an embarrassed Odisha government attempts to sweep the issue of Kalahandi tribal Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s corpse under carpet, Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has reportedly extended financial help to the family drowned in grief. “His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa read about the man, who carried his Read More

No end to Vijay Goel’s Rio gaffes! Calls Sindhu, Sakshi ‘Rio gold medallists’; gets trolled again!

The Rio Olympics are over. The players and officials are back in India. But it seems Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s series of Rio gaffes are far from over. After managing to almost getting his accreditation cancelled at the Games for his rude and aggressive behaviour, after misspelling the name of Dipa Karmakar as “Dipa Karmanakar”, and confusing the athletes Dutee Read More

Ex-wife says Donald Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks

An ex-wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press. The revelation came a day after reports emerged that domestic violence charges were filed 20 years ago against Bannon following Read More

As Kashmir unrest continues, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti to meet PM Narendra Modi today

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will meet Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on Saturday and is most likely to have a discussion on the current state of unrest in Kashmir. She is slated to meet the Prime Minister at his 7 RCR official residence at around 10:30 a.m. This will be the first meeting between the two after unrest broke out in the Read More

Paris Hilton wants to launch a baby line soon

Former television star and designer Paris Hilton wants to release a fashion range for babies and the new aunt is all excited about it. The 35-year-old, who has an extensive beauty collection of twenty fragrances including her latest perfume Gold Rush Paris Hilton, a children’s clothing line and a footwear range, now wants to expand her fashion range further, reports Read More

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen keeps feet on ground after setting pace

Max Verstappen is refusing to get carried away with thoughts of a ‘home’ win in Sunday’s Belgian Formula One Grand Prix despite leading a Red Bull one-two on the opening day of practice. Verstappen went fastest in Friday’s afternoon session, 0.256 seconds quicker than team mate Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, with a lap that surpassed Nico Rosberg’s session-topping effort in Read More

Russia’s luxury gifts for Olympic medalists spark dispute

Luxury cars, apartments, even a racehorse – being an Olympic medalist in Russia can come with great material rewards but also controversy. Under President Vladimir Putin, it’s become a tradition for Russia’s Olympic heroes to be showered with large cash sums and sometimes unwanted gifts. On Friday, less than 24 hours after dozens of medalists were presented with BMW cars at Read More

FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in probe of SAT leak

Federal agents searched the home of a former employee-turned-outspoken critic of the College Board, the standardized testing giant, as part of an investigation into the breach of hundreds of questions from the SAT college entrance exam. The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized computers and other material on Friday from Manuel Alfaro, who left his job as executive director of assessment Read More

To avoid Rio repeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Task Force to plan for next three Olympic Games

Aimed at boosting India’s performance in future Olympic Games, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on Friday announced that a Task Force would be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for “effective participation” of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games — 2020, 2024 and 2028. The announcement was made at a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers at Read More

Kashmir unrest: In Valley, a new health emergency called barricades

WHAT SHOULD have been a routine visit to hospital with his daughter-in-law, Haseena Bano, after she developed labour pain turned into a nightmare for Abdul Rahim Lone on August 21. There was no technician to conduct the sonography at the local hospital. Doctors told Lone the paramedic had not been able to come to work due to the ongoing curfew, Read More