Day: November 4, 2018

These Artists Have Emerged from the Ruins of Mosul to Reclaim Iraqi City’s Cultural Life

The first thing musician Fadhel al-Badri did when Mosul was liberated from Islamic State last year was breathe a sigh of relief. The militants who seized the city in 2014 had targeted artists like himself so when neighbors said they were hunting for him, he left home, called his wife to say he was likely […]

Pro Kabaddi: Gujarat Fortunegiants Overcome Dabang Delhi 45-38

Gujarat Fortunegiants maintained their winning streak after a 45-38 win over Dabang Delhi KC in the ongoing sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League on Sunday, 4 November. Delhi’s Chandran Ranjit and Naveen Kumar tried their best to make an impact on the match by getting 11 and 8 raid points. However, they were let […]

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and AAP workers clash at Signature Bridge inauguration; Kejriwal says police ‘mute spectator’ to scuffle

A scuffle broke out between the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, his supporters and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers at the inauguration ceremony of the Signature Bridge in Delhi. BJP workers alleged that AAP had not invited Tiwari to the ceremony even though it was Tiwari who had started the efforts to push for […]

Delhi Auto Driver is Winning Internet’s Respect for His Initiative to Help Women Travel Safe

Praveen Ranjan does not charge women passengers at night so that they can travel safely with ease. Praveen Ranjan does not charge women passengers at night so that they can travel safely with ease. Loading… Delhi is a rough city that can often be intimidating and unsafe for women. In 2013, the Nirbhaya rape case […]

Kolkata T20I: Bhuvneshwar Pulls Out Due to Gastric Problem

India’s premier seamer Bhunveshwar Kumar pulled out of first T20I against West Indies on Sunday in Kolkata owing to a gastric problem. Having named in the their XII on the eve of the match, India made a last minute change as Bhuvneshwar was ruled out because of a “gastric complaint” as he stayed back at […]

‘Your ailing mother cannot live without you,’ family tells Ehtisham Bilal, missing Kashmiri student who joined Islamic State

Family members of a Kashmiri youth Ehtisham Bilal, who has purportedly joined the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir, appealed to their son to renounce terrorism and return home after a picture of him with the terrorist organisation’s flag and an AK-47 was circulated online on Friday. In a video message, Bilal Ahmad Sofi, father of Ehtisham Bilal (23), urged him to […]

Did Prince Harry Secretly Spend Halloween 2016 with Meghan Markle, and Take This Photo?

Sneaky royals. Sneaky royals. Loading… Anyone who has closely been following the royal, puppy-love romance and marriage between Canadian actress and Suits star Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, would know that the two inspire couple goals. The royal duo, who exchanged vows this year, had been dating since 2016, but had […]

Look at the Statue of Unity – So Bright, It Has No Shadow?

It’s interesting that so much of the mainstream media’s coverage of the unveiling of the colossal Sardar Patel statue in Kevadiya in Gujarat, focused on aerial shots. How it looks from the sky. It’s exactly the politics this government is hoping to preserve as crucial assembly elections are upon us, and a national one in […]

Avni’s murder a straight case of crime, says Maneka Gandhi; minister to take up tigress’ killing with Devendra Fadnavis

Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday took strong note of the killing of Avni, a tigress, in the forests of Maharashtra’s Yavatmal, saying she was “deeply saddened by the way” the animal was “brutally murdered”. “I am definitely going to take up this case of utter lack of empathy for animals as a test case. Legally, […]

Farrago or Flattery: Shashi Tharoor Posts Video of Child Mimicking His Famous Tweet

Ever sporting, the politician posted it on his own Twitter account, empathizing with the little boy. File photo of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. Loading… No matter one’s polity, you have to admit that Shashi Tharoor is among the most erudite of our politicians and writers. Time and again, the former diplomat has displayed his literary […]