Day: January 9, 2019

While the Indian Cricket Team Was Winning Matches, the ‘Other’ Men in Blue Were Scripting History

An image of ‘men in blue’ (nope, not the cricketers) is doing the rounds on the Internet with a caption that says “these boys have had some fantastic years too”. Yes, our cricket team has had a terrific run under Virat Kohli’s leadership in all formats, most recently beating Australia in a historic Test series, […]

Assam Cartoonist Faces Backlash for Criticising Citizenship Bill

Cartoonist Nituparna Rajbongshi has been receiving backlash for his cartoons criticising the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Twitter, The Indian Express reported. The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, which was passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 9 January, met with a 12-hour state-wide bandh called by 46 organisations across Assam. The former journalist shared multiple cartoons against […]

Swachh Bharat Mission in Bihar stumbling due to govt corruption and slow construction of toilets, say villagers

Patna: The progress of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-hyped programme to make the country open defecation free (ODF) under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has been lackadaisical in Bihar, so much so that the evidence is in plentiful supply outside the capital city of Patna. While the state aims to achieve the target of making all […]

News18 Wrap: Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Title Dispute Hearing, Quota Bill and Other Stories You Might Have Missed

News18 Wrap brings you some of the biggest stories on today to help you stay updated at all times. In case you missed it On Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court registry issued a notice, informing that a five-judge bench comprising CJI Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, NV Ramana, Uday U Lalit and DY Chandrachud will […]

‘Apna Time Aayega’ Memes Unleashed After Gully Boy Trailer Release

The trailer of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy has inspired the internet with memes on ‘Apna Time Aayega’ and ‘Mar Jayega Tu’. The film is loosely based on desi rappers Naved Shaikh and Vivian Fernandes, aka Naezy and Divine, who have seen mainstream success since their song ‘Mere Gully Mein’ went viral in […]

Project JANA docu-series | How long do non-judicial bodies take to resolve disputes?

A court case is a lengthy procedure, and the delay in justice is the primary reason people approach non-judicial bodies. This film, part of the documentary series Justice, Access, and the Nation’s Approaches (JANA), compares the time taken in dispute resolution by judicial and non-judicial bodies across India. In almost all the interviews featured in the film, […]

Imran Khan is Getting a Lot of Love on Twitter for Congratulating India’s Test Series Win in Australia

India’s recent victory in Australia has prompted celebrations across India. However, an unlikely message of congratulations from across the border has caused many on Twitter to praise Pakistan PM Imran Khan. After India’s historic victor in Australia on Jan 7, social media was flooded with congratulatory messages. Among these was a single tweet by the […]

BJP Names Krishan Middha as Party’s Candidate for Jind Bypoll

Chandigarh, Jan 9 (PTI) The BJP on Wednesday announced Krishan Middha, the son of late Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA Hari Chand Middha, as the party’s candidate for the Jind bypoll to be held on January 28. Krishan Middha, whose father’s demise in August had necessitated the bypoll, had recently joined the saffron party. […]

Narendra Modi in Solapur: Ask Congress leaders if middleman Christian Michel had been lobbying for Rafale’s rivals, says PM

Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday defended introduction of the 10 per cent quota for the general category poor in jobs and education, adding the bill’s passage in the Lok Sabha is a strong answer to those “spreading lies”. Targeting the Congress, Modi asked it to clarify what was driving its ongoing allegations on […]

Twitter Cheers For Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s #KheloIndia Initiative

Silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Olympics and Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday urged the youth of the nation to simply go out and play, ahead of the second edition of the annual Khelo India Youth Games. The minister posted a video on microblogging site Twitter and asked netizens to share their […]