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Putin says Russia built 'invincible' nuclear missile

President Vladimir Putin of Russia threatened the West with a new generation of nuclear weapons Thursday, including what he described as an “invincible” intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses. The presentation by Putin, which included animation videos depicting multiple warheads aimed at Florida, where President Donald Trump often stays at his Mar-a-Lago resort, sharply escalated the military invective in the tense relationship between […]

Kamal Haasan party launch: 'Makkal Needhi Maiam' says ‘it is for the people’

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan Wednesday launched his new political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, which roughly means Centre for People’s Justice, at Madurai’s Othakadai Ground. He also unveiled the party’s symbol — six arms interlinked around a star. It is notable that the colour scheme of the flag and logo echo the colours of the Dravidian Movement – black and red. The addition of white reflects the colour’s addition to the […]

PNB-Nirav Modi bank scam: Both internal, external auditors failed to detect fraud, CA professionals must introspect, says Arun Jaitley

Reacting to the country’s biggest ever bank fraud, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the PNB scam of Rs 11,400 crore involving billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi was a result of failure of management and auditors, adding that the government will chasw down those who cheat the banking system. “When authority is given to the managements then you are expected to utilize authority effectively and in the right manner […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘unusual’ India trip raises eyebrows, panned by Canada watchdog

As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his eight-day visit to India, the fact that his schedule includes just half-a-day of official engagements in New Delhi is being described as “unusual” by veteran diplomats and criticised by a Canadian watchdog. A veteran Indian diplomat said in his long experience with bilateral visits, he had never experienced a trip of this nature, where the visiting dignitary spent so little time in […]

Narendra Modi has no moral right to be Prime Minister of India:Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accusing the Congress government in the state of corruption and claiming that criminals rule it. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Bengaluru and vowed to wipe Congress out of Karnataka, state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman saying “he is morally not right to be […]

Davos 2018: Modi warns against protectionism, highlights India’s virtues

Protectionism is gaining ground and globalisation is losing its appeal, but India is open for business, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. Modi is leading a big government and business delegation to the summit in Davos, the first Indian prime minister do so in 21 years, aiming to showcase India as a fast-growing economic power and a potential driver of global growth. Modi underlined […]

'Why is the PM silent on Padmaavat?'

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s most outspoken member of Parliament has implored Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak out on the Padmaavat controversy. “Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are being criticised for not coming out to openly condemn the protests against Padmaavat. But why must we in the entertainment industry be expected to take a stand on political issues when the honourable prime minister is quiet?” asks Shatrughan Sinha. “Mr […]

'I just don't like Muslim people': Donald Trump's apointee Carl Higbie quits after CNN unearths racist rants

A US official appointed by President Donald Trump has resigned after CNN posted excerpts of him making racist and Islamophobic comments on a radio show he used to host, the news network reported. Carl Higbie resigned from his post as external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service, according to a statement from CNCS spokeswoman Samantha Jo Warfield, CNN said. Higbie, the CNCS – an agency that […]

Indian constitution is the greatest public policy, says Justice Chelameswar

Justice Chelameswar, one of the top four judges who dissented against the Chief Justice of India over allocation of cases, on Saturday asked the youth to value the constitution, the biggest public policy document which was prepared after sacrifices of numerous freedom fighters. Chalmeshwar said, “The greatest public policy is the Indian constitution itself and the centre which created it is the Constituent Assembly.” Talking about the relevance of the […]

According to me, Modi, Hegde, Amit Shah are not Hindus: Prakash Raj Hits out at PM, BJP

“They say I’m anti-Hindu… No. I am anti-Modi, I am anti-Hegde, I am anti-Amit Shah. And according to me, they’re not Hindus.” With these words, Prakash Raj is once again in the eye of a storm. The actor was part of a panel discussion at the India Today South Conclave on Thursday, moderated by India Today anchor Rahul Kanwal. Along with him on the stage were actor Vishal, director Sasidharan […]