Day: February 13, 2019

Uber India Celebrates First Valentine’s Day Since Decriminalisation of 377 with ‘Pride Heart’ and Rainbows

The ‘Pride Heart’ initiative has been getting a lot of positive responses on social media. The ‘Pride Heart’ initiative has been getting a lot of positive responses on social media. Loading… The day of love is around the corner and this time in India, it is special for more reasons than one. It is the […]

Karnataka Audio Tape Row: FIR Filed Against Yeddyurappa, 3 Others

Trouble mounts on Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP State President BS Yeddyurappa, as the Raichur district police registered an FIR against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, for allegedly trying to poach JD(S) MLA Naganagouda Kandkur’s son Sharanagouda, reported The Hindu. The police registered a case against Yeddyurappa after Sharanagouda filed a […]

Two terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam; identities of militants yet to be ascertained

Budgam: Two terrorists were killed on Tuesday in a gun-battle with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam. Identities and affiliations of the killed terrorists are being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Jammu And Kashmir: 2 terrorists have been neutralised by the security forces in […]

5 Stages of Grief: A Single Person’s Guide to the Much Dreaded Valentine’s Day

The other day I was strolling through my favourite bookstore in town when I came across this gaudy monstrosity – a sparkly display of assorted candy hearts, cuddle bears, and candles in unoriginal shades of pink, red and fuchsia. I was getting thrown enough to look around for context when it dawned on me. It’s […]

MQM Chief Urges Indian Govt to Help Mohajirs in Pakistan

Altaf Hussain, chief of Pakistani party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), on Wednesday, 13 February, urged the Indian government to help Mohajirs in Pakistan, ANI reported. “Pakistan was not founded by Mohajirs of Pakistan, but they were their forefathers who did it. Mohajirs are facing genocide in Pakistan since 1947 and their children are a victim […]

Narendra Modi’s Rafale deal not better than Manmohan Singh’s, claims newspaper report citing expert finding

The Rafale deal struck by the Narendra Modi government was not “was not on better terms than the offer made by Dassault Aviation to the UPA government for 126 Rafale jets”, The Hindu reported. The Hindu has released another report, third one in less than a week, over the controversial Rafale deal. According to key findings of the […]

Bengaluru Cafe Offers Free Dessert for Burning Your Ex’s Photo on Valentine’s Day

If you haven’t named a snake after your ex, or are too creeped out of cockroaches, you still have a chance to get back at your past lovers by visiting a cafe in the heart of Bengaluru. Image credit: Shemaroo / YouTube Loading… In what seems like a scene straight out of Bollywood, a Bengaluru […]

My Father Is a Shining Example of Why Marks Don’t Matter

Marks don’t matter, they really don’t. I have taken a lesson from my father’s experience. My father was born in a village near Baghpat. His parents were illiterate, poor and so was the rest of the extended family. Despite the odds, my father, Mr Vinod Kumar, became a doctor. He studied in a primary school, […]

Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’; 14 inbound trains delayed due to low visibility and fog

New Delhi: The high level of air pollution in Delhi have raised great concerns for the residents as well as the state administration. The present levels of particulate matter in the atmosphere are sufficient to contribute towards depleting health standards and a high level of toxicity in the air with dangerous gases. According to the […]

Chennai Resident Finds Bloodied Band-aid in Half-Eaten Food; Swiggy Apologises

Remember when a customer found a roasted fly in her biryani? Or when a delivery person was caught hogging on a customer’s order and resealing it before leaving for his delivery location? While ordering food online from your favourite restaurant is fun and having your meal delivered right on your doorstep is always convenient, customers […]