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Culture minister 'skirts' new controversy!

“I am a father of (two) daughters. I have not said what one person should wear or not wear,” Mahesh Sharma clarified after his remarks on not wearing skirts invited criticism from all......

Minister who called Kalam 'nationalist despite being Muslim' gets his Delhi house

Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma has been allotted the bungalow of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, a move severely criticised by the Aam Aadmi Party, which said Centre has "insulted"......

Changing the government culture of shabbiness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered a clean-up of all central government offices. Mahesh Vijapurkar laments the pervading culture of shabbiness in government offices around the country.  ......

Maya suspends senior UP officials for 'obscenity'

Taking serious note of alleged obscenity at a cultural event organised in the state health ministry, the Mayawati administration on Thursday ordered suspension of three top officers and four office......

'Multi-pronged strategy to bring Gandhi's items'

Minister for Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni is happy she could manage to bring the relics of Mahatma Gandhi back to India.Soni, a powerful leader of the Congress owing to her proximity to party......

Saarc tourists to Agra may pay less

Soon after the Union Ministry of Culture decided on refusing US dollar payments for entry tickets to monuments in Agra due to the falling value of dollar against the Indian rupee, the......

Rlys to provide laptops to all officers

The Railway ministry has decided to provide laptops to all its officers in order to promote IT culture and reduce paper work."The laptops have already been given to senior officers at joint......

We don't have a magic wand to create jobs: Rohit Nandan

"The biggest complaint we have faced in the past is that we are not delivering the kind of skilled people businesses require. They need oranges and we are delivering apples. So, in 2009, it was......

Minimum wage revision will benefit 70 lakh workers: Dattatreya

The government has also revised the minimum wages for unskilled non-farm workers upwards by 42 per cent to Rs 350 per day The recent revision of minimum wages for the agri and non-agri sector......

Brand building: Why oil companies avoid sports stars

Amritha Pillay finds out what keeps state-run oil companies, one of the largest employers of sports champions, from making them the face of their brands. IMAGE: P V Sindhu does not lead any......

'The Friday mafia has made the film business very insecure'

'We used to have beautifully crafted, witty and touching duets which taught the genders how to speak and romance each other.''Where else would we get the genius of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle......

Maken proposes marks to students for fitness

In a bid to ensure better health and promote sports culture among kids, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has come up with a proposal under which school children will get marks for physical fitness.......

The Indians who made us proudest in Rio are all women

'Sakshi Malik's medal is her individual and singular accomplishment.''So is P V Sindhu's badminton medal.''So is Dipa Karmakar's loss-by-a-whisker.''So is the surprise that is 18-year-old golfer......

How the world of sport reacted to Russian doping

An independent commission report, led by Canadian law professor and sports lawyer Richard McLaren, published on Monday revealed evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes at......

Russia cries foul, rest of world welcomes IAAF's ban

‘Sad day for Russian athletes. The people in charge should be punished, they created the culture of dope’ ‘I will not be quiet, I will take steps. I will go to the human rights......
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