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5 former Akali leaders join BJP ahead of Punjab polls

Five former Shiromani Akali Dal leaders and a former TV host joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday as the saffron party works to strengthen its presence in Punjab, a state set for a......

In Haryana, Khattar's problems stretch beyond farmers' protest

Apart from the second pandemic upsurge in Haryana which devastated its cities and villages, in most districts panchayats stopped inviting BJP-JJP leaders to social gatherings, while a few announced......

Rainfall during Aug-Sept likely to be above normal: IMD

Rainfall during August and September, the second half of the four-month rainfall season, is likely to be on the higher side of normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.......

Just what does Modi's CCPA do?

While there is no change in the strength of the Modi-led CCPA over its two tenures, what has changed is its profile.Aditi Phadnis reports. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi to his......

Schools reopen in Punjab for all classes

Schools for all classes reopened in Punjab on Monday, with physical classes resuming after a gap of a few months for pre-primary levels. The state government on Saturday had allowed reopening of......

High GST, acquisition cost hurting car demand: Maruti chief

High cost of acquisition due to a variety of reasons, including higher GST than all other major countries, is slowing down car demand in the country and unless the Centre and states take steps to......

629,000 homes valued at Rs 5 trn delayed or stalled in top-7 cities: Report

These projects were launched in 2014 or earlier. About 173,730 of these units are completely stalled. About 629,000 residential units have substantially delayed or completely stalled in the......

UPI logs record 3 bn transactions in July

The platform processed transactions worth Rs 6.06 trn in July, up 10.76 per cent from June. Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the flagship payments platform of the National Payments Corporation of......

Is the Economy Stirring?

The recent improvement in consumer sentiment is almost entirely a rural India story.Much of the corporate sector reposes faith in rural India to fuel its growth, observes Mahesh Vyas. Photograph:......

Auto Expo 2022 postponed due to COVID-19 situation: SIAM

The country's leading automobile show, the Auto Expo, which was scheduled to take place in February next year at Greater Noida, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation and apprehensions of......

Did you know *this* about Meena Kumari?

Did you know that Meena Kumari, on whom Pakeezah's greatest songs were picturised, couldn't dance at all in the film? Subhash K Jha gives us some lesser known about the late actress on her birth......

Shilpa Shetty: We don't deserve a media trial

IMAGE: Raj Kundra, right, brought to the Esplanade court in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo   Shilpa Shetty has issued a statement in the ongoing case involving husband Raj Kundra's arrest and......

Bigg Boss 15: Just who is Neha Bhasin?

Since Bigg Boss OTT is set to premiere on August 8, the makers of the reality show have started revealing the year's contestants. Singer Neha Bhasin is the first confirmed Bigg Boss participant......

The BIGGEST August Releases

Due to the Independence Day holiday, August has traditionally been a very lucrative month for Bollywood. In fact, Akshay Kumar holds the record for releasing the most films around this time.......

Hrithik, Aamir, Ranveer refused Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

When the top stars refused to play Milkha Singh, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra went down another route.A riveting excerpt from the director's memoir The Stranger In The Mirror.   I had been toying......

What India men's hockey team must do vs Belgium in SF

'We need to keep 11 players on the pitch. The problem is that we played a lot of our game against Great Britain with ten men.' IMAGE: India's head coach Graham John Reid speaks with his players......

Skipper Rani 'super proud' of team after making semis

'We made history by just reaching the semi-finals and now we are looking forward to the semi-finals.' IMAGE: India's players rejoice after their 1-0 victory over Australia in the Olympics women's......

Gopichand congratulated me, Saina no: Sindhu

'Gopi sir messaged me, Saina no. We don't talk much, so....' IMAGE: There were reports of rift between P V Sindhu and Pullela Gopichand after she flew to London for a training stint for three......

Movie on self belief did the trick for India women's hockey

IMAGE: India women's hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne speaks to the players during a training session. Photograph: Hockey India Watching a movie on self belief after three consecutive losses rebuilt......

I was blank for few seconds: Sindhu on winning bronze

IMAGE: P V Sindhu celebrates after winning the bronze medal following her victory against He Bing Jiao of China in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Photograph: Lintao......
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