India

BJP MLA’s son threatens to shoot Jyotiraditya Scindia


Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 3: BJP MLA Uma Devi Khatik's son Princedeep Lalchand Khatik, in a social media post on Monday, threatened to shoot Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.Lalchand Khatik wrote in a Facebook post: Jyotiraditya Scindia, you have Jiwajirao's blood running in your veins, who killed Jhansi ki Rani. If you step...

Kerala requires Rs 30K cr for rebuilding: Minister


Alappuzha (Kerala) Sep 3: Flood -battered Kerala needs Rs 30,000 crore to rebuild, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said on Monday.We require Rs 20,000 for capital expenditure and Rs 10,000 for revenue expenditure, Isaac told IANS, adding it would be raised through various means, including cash and kind. The capital expenditure would go into...

No understanding with Trinamool or BJP: Bengal Congress chief


Kolkata, Sep 3: West Bengal Congress President Adhir Chowdhury on Monday said his party has no political understanding either with the state ruling party Trinamool Congress or BJP.Accusing a section of media of spreading rumours against his party to confuse people, Chowdhury said Congress will keep fighting against the Trinamool and BJP...

Microsoft to end Surface Plus financing programme


San Francisco, Sep 3: A year after its launch, Microsoft has announced it is withdrawing its Surface Plus financing programme, which was introduced to help US-based users and businesses get a Surface device with low monthly payments.The company introduced the programme that allowed customers to spread the cost of a new Surface...

It’s because of Salim Khan that I became Shah Rukh Khan: SRK


Mumbai, Sep 3 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who marked his presence at the grand finale of Salman Khan-hosted game show Dus Ka Dum 3, says he owes his success and fame to Salman's father, veteran screenwriter Salim Khan.The 52-year-old actor, Shah Rukh said in a statement: The first time I came...

Northeast faces 27% shortfall in rainfall


Agartala/Guwahati, Sep 3: Even as northern and southern India receive copious rains, the Northeastern region comprising eight hilly states is witnessing a rainfall deficiency of 27 per cent in the first three of the four-month-long monsoon season, the Met said on Monday.According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials in Guwahati and Agartala,...

Kerala Congress opposes KPMG’s free service


Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 3: The Congress party in Kerala on Monday expressed strong reservation about selecting the international professional service company KPMG as consultant partner for rebuilding Kerala in the wake of flood disaster in the state.During a cleaning drive launched by the Congress party in Alappuzha, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala...

Aishwarya calls for economic empowerment of women


Mumbai, Sep 3 : Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has lent support to IMC Ladies' Wing's Women Entrepreneurs' Exhibition, and says it is vital to promote economic empowerment of women.For more than thirty years, the Women Entrepreneurs' Exhibition has positioned itself as a prime destination for fresh, new talented entrepreneurs who need a...

Kejriwal backs Hardik’s demands of farm loan waiver


New Delhi, Sep 3: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday supported Gujarat's Patidar leader Hardik Patel, whose hunger strike entered the 10th day saying the farm loans of farmers must be waived off.The farm loan of the farmers must be waived off. Hardik Patel is fighting for cause of farmers. Entire...