India

Rescue Indians held illegally in Myanmar: Stalin to PM


Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of the Indians held in illegal captivity in Myanmar. Stalin in his letter noted he has received information that close to 300 Indians, including 50 Tamils, are stuck in Myanmar and facing severe hardships. The...

Don’t be ‘mute witness’ to hate speech, SC tells govt


New Delhi: The Supreme court stressed the need to have in place stricter regulations with the objective of monitoring TV debates which often turn into hate speech. As per the Supreme Court, the role of a news anchor is vital to ensure that his/her guests, on air, do not cross the line amid the recent...

Gehlot vs Tharoor contest likely for Congress President’s post


New Delhi: With the process for the Congress Presidential polls opening with the issuance of notification on September 22, it's likely that the main contest for the top party post will be between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. Party sources said that interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi hinted that she...

Over 100 held in anti-terror raids against PFI


New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on September 22 raided the premises linked to the Popular Front Of India (PFI) in several states, government sources said. In a massive crackdown on PFI, the anti-terror agency carried out raids in ten states, including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Over 100 top PFI...

Allowing Hijab may help expose other students to diversity: SC


New Delhi: The Supreme Court said that allowing Muslim girl students to wear the Hijab in schools and colleges could be seen as an opportunity to expose other students to diversity and become culturally sensitive. The observation was made by Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, who is hearing appeals challenging a Karnataka High Court verdict that effectively upheld...

India was wary of US for 5 decades: S Jaishankar


New Delhi: For nearly five decades India looked upon the United States with suspicion and its overall foreign policy assessment of the US was of deep caution, but the country has now overcome the assumptions to forge a different relationship with America, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on September 21. Jaishankar also said he wanted...

Documentary on journalist Ravish Kumar wins TIFF award


New Delhi: Award-winning filmmaker Vinay Shukla’s feature-length documentary, 'While We Watched', has won the Amplify Voices Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF-2022). Titled 'Namaskar! Main Ravish Kumar' in Hindi, the “turbulent newsroom drama” chronicles the working days of broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar, as he “navigates a spiraling world of truth and disinformation,” an official...

Rajamouli reacts to claims that ‘RRR’ showed British in poor light


SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' found appreciation among the western audience with many Hollywood writers and directors praising the filmmaker's work. However, the film also irked some in the UK over its portrayal of Britishers as the villains. SS Rajamouli recently noted that his film found success in Britain even after these complaints as the audience...

R Balki rubbishes Bollywood is over theory


Filmmaker R Balki has dismissed the 'Bollywood is over' theory. The 'Paa' director feels films flopping and not doing well is a phase that will soon be over. His upcoming film 'Chup', starring Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan, and Shreya Dhanwanthary, is set to hit theatres on September 23. It is a psychological thriller that...