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Avoid naming animals as Sita, Akbar: Calcutta HC over safari park row

The Calcutta high court on Thursday orally asked the West Bengal Zoo Authority to consider renaming the lioness and lion called 'Sita' and 'Akbar' in the safari park in Siliguiri, and wondered why......

X objects to govt action on posts linked to farmers' protest

Social media platform X on Thursday expressed disagreement with the Indian government's order to block accounts and posts related to the ongoing farmers' protests and called for extending freedom......

Bengal govt, DGP get NHRC notice over Sandeshkhali

The National Human Rights Commission has sent a notice to the West Bengal government and the state's police chief over reports alleging 'unabated human rights violations' due to continued violence......

Fali Sam Nariman: Indian judiciary's 'Bhishma Pitamah' who minced no words

In his long and illustrious legal career, Nariman argued in several landmark cases, including the Bhopal gas tragedy case, TMA Pai case, Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case and the famous......

NHRC notice to Bengal DGP over detention of scribe covering Sandeshkhali

The National Human Rights Commission has sent a notice to the West Bengal's police chief over a complaint alleging that a journalist covering the Sandeshkhali issue was "unlawfully detained,"......

'The agenda is 'insurance for all by 2047''

'If you want it to grow well and serve the true needs of the economy, it needs a lot of freedom and flexibility, which comes in terms of the reform objective set by the regulator.' IMAGE: Shoppers......

All India Rank Review: Tender Must Watch

All India Rank achieves a fine balance of authenticity and sensitivity in the fine portrayals of its young actors and old, points out Sukanya Verma. I first saw Varun Grover's All India Rank at......

The Best Political Biopic? VOTE!

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's biopic Main Atal Hoon reveals the pitfalls of making films on political figures: The maker has to be careful not to offend any followers. It often results in bland......

Will These South Movies Be Blockbusters?

2023 was not a great year for southern movies trying to make a mark on a pan India level. The only film that managed some sort of business was Prabhas' Salaar. Will these 2024 releases -- bookended......

'I want to play dynamic characters. No repeat characters'

'In Bangladesh, I have played so many dynamic characters, be it a freedom fighter, a circus trapeze artist, sex worker, and many more.' IMAGE: Jaya Ahsan makes her Hindi debut in the Pankaj......

'I am not a star's daughter'

'Until I was 25, nobody even knew if I existed.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Alizeh/Instagram As veteran screenwriter Salim Khan's granddaughter and superstar Salman Khan's niece, it is no surprise......

I try and give players the freedom and importance, says Captain Rohit

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma opened up about the toughest part of a leadership role. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters India captain Rohit Sharma on Friday opened up about leading the side and the......

Movies - no, Cricket - yes! I was never interested in movies: Vidhu Vinod Chopra's son shines on cricket pitch

Photograph: Kind courtesy Agni Dev Chopra/Instagram During the current Ranji Trophy season, a star son has been launched. But for 25-year-old Agni Dev Chopra, he never had the luxury of a re-take......

'Missing out on Paris Olympics will definitely hurt'

'Missing out on a Paris Olympics ticket will definitely hurt after dominating for most part of the match.' Photograph: Kind Courtesy Hockey India/X Hurtful. Disappointing. Those were the......

Rohit, Kohli hold the key for India against South Africa...

IMAGE: For Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, this could be their last chance to conquest what no other Indian team could on eight previous tours -- win a Test series in South Africa. Photograph: BCCI......

Can Australia halt India's unbeaten run to WC glory?

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma with coach Rahul Dravid during practice.Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters India and Australia have faced off in some of the most engaging contests in recent times and a new......

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