Archive for August 8th, 2017

Air India to save Rs 10 cr yearly by serving only veg meals

New Delhi, Aug 8 :  National carrier Air India will be saving around Rs 8-10 crore annually through its decision to discontinue non-vegetarian meals in the economy class on domestic flights, parliament was told on Tuesday.
“Non-vegetarian meal has been discontinued only in economy class of domestic sector…

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Unfit Rangana Herath ruled out of 3rd Test vs India

Pallekele, Aug 8 (PTI) Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been ruled out of Sri Lanka’s third Test against India owing to back pain.

With Sri Lanka already losing the series and a hectic Test season ahead, the team management decided on resting the veteran spinner.

Herath was…

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Idea Cellular seeks NCLT approval for merger with Vodafone

New Delhi, Aug 8 : Consequent to the approval given by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for Vodafone-Idea merger, Idea Cellular has filed an application before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for its approval, a company statement said here on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the application was…

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Looking good all the time can be tedious for artists: John Abraham

New Delhi, Aug 8 : Actor-producer John Abraham says that looking good all the time is not an easy job for an artist and hence he makes sure that he follows his skin care ritual religiously.

“Monsoons usher in all things warm and cozy. But as ying is to yang…

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Rubina Dilaik’s ‘funny’ encounter with Bangkok locals

Actress Rubina Dilaik says the cast and crew of TV show “Shakti…Astitva Ke Ehsaas Kii” had to stop shooting for a chase sequence on the streets of Pattaya, Bangkok after two local women thought Rubina was actually in trouble and in search of help.

Rubina returned from a two…

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Ludhiana court issues fresh warrants against Rakhi Sawant

Chandigarh, Aug 8 :  A court in Ludhiana has issued fresh arrest warrants against controversial actress Rakhi Sawant after she failed to appear before it, court sources said on Tuesday.

Rakhi had been directed by the court to appear before it on August 7 (Monday) but did not come and her…

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Malayalees protest Rijiju’s statement on Kerala in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Aug 8 (PTI) Malayalees living in Delhi today took out a protest march to Parliament, demanding that Union minister Kiren Rijiju’s statement in the Lok Sabha that Kerala registered a large number of incidents of violence be expunged from the House proceedings.

The protesters, in a letter…

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Counting for Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections halted amid legal wrangle

Gandhinagar, Aug 8 :  Counting for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections had to be stopped on Tuesday evening with the Congress demanding cancellation of votes of two of its legislators who cross-voted and displayed their ballot paper to the BJP’s polling agent.
Two rebel Congress MLAs, Raghavji Patel and…

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Babri Masjid site is our property: Shia Waqf Board to SC

New Delhi, Aug 8 (PTI) In a fresh turn of events, the Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh today told the Supreme Court that a mosque could be built in a Muslim- dominated area at a reasonable distance from the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The Board also told the…

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Visa Worries

Glen Besterfield, assistant vice president, International Admissions and Global Partnerships, University of South Florida (USF), addresses student concerns on US visas

 From Ahmedabad to Bangalore – via Pune, Vadodara, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Throughout my recent two-week tour of India, I met with students who were considering going to the United…

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