Solar power used to run metro for the first time in Delhi

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday started receiving 27 megawatts (MW) solar power from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa Mega Solar Power plant. For the first time, solar power was used for operating trains on the Delhi Metro. Till now, solar power was utilised for auxiliary requirements such as lighting and air conditioning of stations.

Maybe We could do film on Indian, Chinese Superheroes: SRK

Shah Rukh Khan, while speaking at the Beijing International Film Festival, said that the Indian and Chinese film industries could collaborate to make a superhero film with actors from both countries. “It will be really nice, “the actor added. Shah Rukh further said that he believes India and Chaina should co-produce films that highlight family values.

India will be poverty free after congress ouster: Rajnath

Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the day India becomes free of Congress, it will also get freedom from poverty. Rajnath added that since the days of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress has been promising eradication of poverty. He further said that after the second phase of elections it is clear that BJP will return to power.

I’ll take every opportunity to work with my wife Genelia: Riteish

While speaking about working with his wife Genelia Deshmukh, actor Ritesh Deshmukh said, ” I hope she does a film soon. “I will take every opportunity to work with her, and i just hope that it happens soon, ” the actor added. Ritesh Further said that he would like to produce as well as act in a film that features Genelia.

Pleaded to Ayan to cast me with Ranbir in ‘Brahmastra’: Alia

While speaking about her film ‘Brahmastra’ , Alia Bhatt revealed she had pleaded with the film’s director Ayan Mukeiji to be cast opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the film. “I have always admired [Ranbir]. He is my favourite actor since he made his debut, “Alia said. “He is very hard working, so effortless and that is the beauty, “the actress added.

Man comes up on stage, slaps Hardik patel during rally in Gujurat

A man came up on stage and slapped Congress leader Hardik Patel while he was giving a speech in Gujurat’s Surendranagar. The man was caught by security after the incident and is yet to be identified. Patel was reportedly addressing ‘Jan Aakrosh Sabha’ and was thanking the people for attending the rally when the man slapped him.

Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena hours after quitting Congress

Hour after resigning as congress Spokesperson, Priyanka Chaturvedi has joined BJP-ally Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday. “I would like to say that i have taken this decision to join Shiv Sena  after a lot of thought, “Chaturvedi said. She left congress after 10-year service, stating that the party ignored the misbehavior against her.

Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress

A couple of days after she hit out at the Congress for reinstating UP party workers who allegedly misbehaved with her, party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday quit the Congress. In a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, Chaturvedi tendered her resignation from all posts and the primary membership of the party.

At least 8 killed, 44 injured as passenger coach overturns in Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and 44 others injured when a passenger coach overturned in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Friday morning, local Urdu TV channels reported. According to the reports, the passenger bus overturned due to over-speeding in the Morjhar area of Badin, a district in Sindh province. The ill-fated coach was heading towards Sindh provincial capital of Karachi from lslamkot town .

Cong’s Shatrughan campaigns for wife contesting on SP ticket

Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha joined Lucknow roadshow of wife Poonam Sinha, who field her nomonation as a Samajwadi Party candidate on Thursday. “It’s my duty as the head of the family and a husband to support my family, ” Sinha said on objection raised by congress’ Lucknow candidate Acharya Pramod Krishnam. Sinha added he wouldn’t campaign for any other non-congress candidate.

ମୋହନ ଭାଗବତଙ୍କୁ ଭେଟିଲେ ରତନ ଟାଟା

ଶିଳ୍ପପତି ତଥା ଟାଟା ଗ୍ରୁପ୍‌ର ପୂର୍ବତନ ଚେୟାରମ୍ୟାନ୍‌ ରତନ ଟାଟା ଆରଏସ୍‌ଏସ୍‌ ମୁଖ୍ୟ ମୋହନ ଭାଗବତଙ୍କୁ ଭେଟିଛନ୍ତି। ନାଗପୁର ସ୍ଥିତ ଆରଏସ୍‌ଏସ୍‌ ମୁଖ୍ୟ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟାଳୟରେ ଏହି ବୈଠକ ହୋଇଥିବା ବେଳେ ଦୁଇ ଘଣ୍ଟା ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ବୈଠକ ଚାଲିଥିଲା। ବୈଠକ ପରେ ଟାଟା ଏହାକୁ ଏକ ସୌଜନ୍ୟ ମୂଳକ ସାକ୍ଷାତ ବୋଲି କହିଥିଲେ। ଆରଏସ୍‌ଏସ୍‌ ମୁଖ୍ୟାଳୟକୁ ଏହା ଟାଟାଙ୍କର ଦ୍ବିତୀୟ ଗସ୍ତ। ପୂର୍ବରୁ ଆରଏସ୍‌ଏସ୍‌ ନେତା ନାନା ପାଲକାରଙ୍କ ଜନ୍ମ ଦିବସରେ ଦୁଇ ବର୍ଷ ପୂର୍ବେ ଟାଟା ପ୍ରଥମ ଥର ଗସ୍ତ କରିଥିଲେ। ଲୋକସଭା ନିର୍ବାଚନ ପୂର୍ବରୁ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ରାଜନୈତିକ ଦଳ ବ୍ୟବସାୟୀଙ୍କ ସହାୟତା ହାସଲର ପ୍ରୟାସ କରୁଥିବା ବେଳେ ଏହି ବୈଠକ ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚା ସୃଷ୍ଟି କରିଛି।

Emotional drama has stopped development of K’taka: PM Modi

Addressing a rally in Karnatak’s Bagalkot, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said that emotional drama has stopped development in the state. “The situation is such that we get to seen an overflow of emotions regularly in rallies and press conferences, ” he added. This comes after Karnataka CM HD Kumarswamy   became emotional while campaigning for his son during an election rally.

Even I didn’t have uniform like this in school: Ananya on SOTY 2

Speaking about her upcoming film ‘Student Of The Year 2’ , Ananya Pandya said, “it was…funny when people said ‘ we didn’t have these uniforms in school’ , even i didn’t.” “It’s a larger than life film and you’ve to take the magic which comes with it, ‘ she added. Ananya further said that the film is meant to be an escape from reality.

Indebted farmers won’t be sent to jail if congress wins: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that if his party comes to power, farmers will not be sent jail for non-payment of loans. He added that it’s wrong that reach people taking loans are allowed to flee the country, while farmers are jailed. No criminal proceeding against indebted farmers is part of the congress manifesto.

Priyanka & I are taking our time: Nick Johns on having kids

When asked whether he will be having children with his wife and actress Priyanka Chopra anytime soon, singer Nick Jonas said, “we’re taking our time. “Speaking about his marriage with Priyanka , nick added, “Married life is amazing. Having your treatment,your person on your side through everything is just incredible. “The couple tired the knot in Jodhpur last year.

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Train service resumed on Friday after remaining suspended in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike on Thursday when polling was held in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, spread over three central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Badgam and Ganderbal. We have resumed train service in the valley after receiving a fresh advisory on Thursday, a senior railway official told UNI this morning.

Modi assures constitutional protection to customs, beliefs in Sabarimala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed a ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally here on Thursday evening, said “if BJP comes to power, steps will be taken to provide constitutional protection to customs and beliefs.” “After counting the votes on May 23, we will fight in the court and the Parliament to ensure protection for customs and traditions,” Modi said while mentioning the controversial Sabarimala issue.

CenturyPly seizes counterfeit plywood products in Noida

CenturyPly, one of the largest sellers of multi-use plywood and decorative veneers in the country, had recently conducted a raid at Noida in Gautam Buddha Nagar district to seize counterfeit plywood products bearing the brand name of the company. CenturyPly had filed an FIR in the Bisrakh Police Station and conducted the raid.

‘Kalank’ beats ‘Kesari’, becomes highest opener of 2019

With first-day earnings of ₹21.6 crore, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer ‘Kalank’ has beat Akshya Kumar’s ‘Kesari’ to become the highest opener of 2019 in India. ‘Kesari’ released last month and earned ₹20.4 crore on the day of its release. ‘Kalank’, which released Wednesday, also marks the highest opener in Varun and Allia’s acting careers.

Discovery to premiere ‘Return to the Moon: Seconds to Arrival’ on Apr 22

Discovery channel is all set to premiere a one-hour exclusive series, ‘Return to the Moon:Seconds to Arrival’ on April 22 which will follow the men and women of SpaceIL on its mission to land the first privately funded spacecraft on the surface of the moon. SpaceIL was founded by three young Israeli engineers, Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari, and Yonatan Winetraub.

Telugu TV actresses Anusha Reddy, Bhargavi die in road accident

Telugu TV actresses Anusha Reddy and Bhargavi, aged 21 and 20, die in a road accident in Telangana’s Vikarabad on Wednesday . There car reportedly hit a tree after the driver tried to avoid an accident with a truck coming from the opposite direction. The actresses along with two others were travelling to Hyderabad after completing shooting of their serial.

Business Analytics program launched in IITs

Ivory Education, one of the companies focused on transforming education, has launched a Certificate Programme in Business Analytics from IIT Delhi, a statement here said on Wednesday. The program will commence from July 2019.
Business Analytics is a game changer that will help organisations excel by compiling, analysing and interpreting information that will be useful for business.

Deepika Padukone wraps first schedule of ‘Chhapaak’

The leading lady of Bollywood Deepika Padukone wrapped the first schedule of ‘Chhapaak’ in Delhi. Deepika began the shoot for ‘Chhapaak’ in the capital on March 25, and wrapped the first schedule today. The actress believes the story needs to be told and has bankrolled her maiden production to put forth a strong, brave, courageous and independent female character.

2 Naxals involved in BJP MLA’s killing gunned down in Chhatisgarh

Two Naxals, allegedly involved in the blast that killed of BJP MLA Biham Mandavi and four security personnel , were gunned down in encounter with  20-member team of District Reserve Guard in Chhattisgarh’s  Dantewada district.One jawan sustained bullet injury during the encounter and was rushed to a hospital.The BJP convey was attacked on April 9.

Shoe hurled at BJP RS MP Narsimha Rao at presser

BJP Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narsimha Rao was attacked on Thursday during his press conference here. A man hurled his shoe at Rao when he was holding his press conference at party headquarters here. The man, identified as Dr Shakti Bhargav, was held by security staff immediately. Bhargav said he was ‘very angry’ with the saffron party for giving ticket to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal Constituency.

Sushil Modi files criminal defamation case against Rahul

Senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi filed a criminal defamation case against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the court of chief judicial magistrate here today. After filing a defamation case in the court of chief judicial magistrate, Modi said that Gandhi while addressing an election meeting at Bengaluru’s Kolar locality on April 13 this year had called everybody with the surname ‘Modi’ a thief.

Pakistan: At least 14 dead in armed attack on passenger bus

A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a bus in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least 14 passengers, media reported on Thursday.
According to Balochistan Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt, around 15-20 unidentified armed assailants in camouflage uniform reportedly stopped five or six buses travelling between Karachi and Gwadar, Dawn reported.  The motive behind the killings and the identity of the victims are yet to be ascertained.

Odisha Votes For Second Phase

Polling for five Lok sabha and 35 assembly seats in Odisha has started already. The five Lok sabha seats chief minister Naveen Patnaik is contesting from two assembly seats namely Hinjli in Ganjam and Bijepur in Bargarh district. All eyes will be on these two segments as the day proceeds. five Lok Sabha constituencies are Baraghar, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Aska .

Three people were killed when a private bus overturned in Shivamogga distrcit

In a freak incident, three persons, including a girl, and her mother, and a teen aged boy killed, and few others were injured, when a private bus in which they were traveling overturned near Ulluru cross in Sagar taluk, in the district in the early hours, today. The deceased were identified as Keerthana (12), Sujatha Krishnakumar (40) and another traveller, Mohammed Yasin.

For BJP, terror has no religion if it is saffron fanatics, otherwise all Muslims are terrorists: Mehbooba

Hitting out at BJP for reports that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, would contest Lok Sabha election on the saffron party’s ticket, former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said according to these guys, terror has no religion when it comes to saffron fanatics but otherwise all Muslims are terrorists.

Ivory Coast destroys 18,000 tonnes of dangerous rice

Officials in Ivory Coast are destroying 18,000 tonnes of rice that has been declared unfit for human consumption. The shipment of rice, from Myanmar had been refused entry at several West African ports in recent weeks, including Lome, Conakry and Accra, said a BBC News report.The goods were finally unloaded in Abidjan and then tests were done, which showed there was a problem with the rice.

RBI issues new Rs 50 bank notes with Governor ‘Shaktikanta Das’ signature

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued Rs 50 denomination banknotes bearing the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das. ‘The design of these notes is similar in all respects to Rs 50 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series,’ RBI statement said on Tuesday. ‘All banknotes in the denomination of Rs 50 issued by the Reserve Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender,’ it added.

 

Samsung organises gully cricket match for Bangaloreans

Besides providing innovative products and technology, South Korean company Samsung recently organised a gully cricket competition here at Samsung Opera House. The company in collaboration with JBL last week held an open for all gully cricket match which witnessed participation from 600 Bangaloreans across all age groups. The activity also gave the visitors an opportunity to experience an array of products on display at Samsung’s biggest retail experience zone.

Rahul condoles loss of lives in storm

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives due to unseasonal rains and storms in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Manipur and various parts of the country. In a Facebook post, Gandhi said,’The news of the loss of life and property due to the storms in the country has brought me great sorrow.

Centre to provide aid to states affected by heavy rains, storm: Rajnath

Expressing pain over the loss of lives due to untimely rains and thunderstorms in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and other parts of the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured that the Centre will provide all possible assistance to the affected states. ‘Deeply pained and anguished by the loss of precious lives due to untimely rains and thunderstorms.

Emraan Hashmi to star in Hindi remake of Malayalam supernatural thriller ‘Ezra’

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi is all set to star in Hindi remake of Malayalam supernatural thriller ‘Ezra’. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Emraan Hashmi said,’Glad to be part of this NEXT-GEN horror film. Directed by Jay Krishnan, who also directed the original, the movie will be shot in Mumbai and Mauritius. The flick is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak.

 

At least 30 people dead in dust storm, heavy rains

At least 30 people have died and several others injured in the rains accompanied with duststorm in several parts of the country including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Manipur, officials said on Wednesday. As many as nine persons, including four children, died in Rajasthan as lightning struck many areas in the state. Several districts in the state of Gujarat have been severely affected.At least 10 people died in Madhya Pradesh.

LS Polls: PM to address public meeting at Chikkodi tomorrow

In an attempt to win all the six Lok Sabha seats coming under the Mumbai-Karnataka region, Narendra Modi will address a public meeting at Chikkodi tomorrow. Speaking to newsmen, here, senior BJP leader Mahantesh Kavatagi Mutt said that more than two lakh people are expected to attend the meeting from Belagavi, Chikkodi, Dharwad and Gadag. It is the second visit to the Chikkodi by Modi.

PM condoles loss of lives in storm, announces Rs 2 lakh each for kin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives due to unseasonal rains and storms in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Manipur and various parts of the country and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives.’We stand in solidarity with all those affected due to unseasonal rainfall and storms in various parts of the country.

ICICI Bank launches insta car, two-wheelers loans

Private Bank ICICI Bank on Wednesday announced the launch of two facilities to empower its millions of customers with final sanction letters for car and two-wheeler loans instantaneously, in a fully digital manner. The first service, called ‘Insta Auto Loan’, enables over two million pre-approved customers to avail the final sanction letter of a car loan instantly and digitally up to Rs 20 lakh for a tenure of up to seven years.

IT dept acting ‘partially : PC on raids at Kani’s house

Senior Congress leader and former Union
Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday alleged that the Income
Tax department of acting in an autocratic and partial manner.
Referring to IT raids at the residence of DMK  Lok Sabha
candidate and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, Chidambaram, in
a series of tweets, said “the news,” is that nothing has been found
during the raids in her residence.

Amidst EC gag order, Adityanath leaves for Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath left for Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya and Devipatan on Wednesday, amidst the 72-hour ban on electioneering imposed by the Election Commission. On Tuesday, the Chief Minister visited the famous Hanuman Setu temple in Lucknow and recited ‘Hanuman Chalisa’, while today, he started the day with meeting a triple talaq victim Nazia.

Afghanistan: Over 20 militants killed, 21 villages recaptured

At least 20 militants were killed and 21 villages have been recaptured over the past 24 hours as security forces operations against Taliban fighters are going on in parts of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, provincial government spokesman said on Wednesday. Nine militants including their commander Qazi Hasan have been killed in Hasan Abad village in the outskirt of provincial capital Ghazni city and law and order were returned to the area.

First Launch of Soyuz MS on new Soyuz-2 Rocket planned in 1st half of 2020 – Manufacturer

A manned Soyuz MS spaceship will be launched to the International Space Station using a new Soyuz-2 launch vehicle in the first six months of 2020, Dmitry Baranov, the director general of Russia’s Progress Rocket Space Center, told Sputnik.”The first launch of the manned transport spacecraft Soyuz MS using the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with a crew on boardwill take place in the first half of 2020,” Baranov said.

PM slams opposition for no policy or vision but only Modi ‘hatao’ bogey

Speaking at a rally in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday Prime minister Narendra Modi made a scathing attack on the Opposition stating that they have neither any policy nor vision to take the country ahead but have the only agenda of “Modi hatao”. The nation is not the priority for the opposition and for them the agenda is not the development of the country but how to remove Modi.

Mental Hai Kya’ to release on June 21

The makers of Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Mental Hai Kya’ on Wednesday announced the film will release on June 21.
The date was announced with an edgy poster starring the star performers.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Balaji Motion Pictures said, “Get ready for craziness that cuts through. #MentalHaiKya – releasing on 21st June 2019. #MentalHaiKyaOn21stJune

First Launch of Soyuz MS on new Soyuz-2 Rocket planned in 1st half of 2020 – Manufacturer

A manned Soyuz MS spaceship will be launched to the International Space Station using a new Soyuz-2 launch vehicle in the first six months of 2020, Dmitry Baranov, the  DG of Russia’s Progress Rocket Space Center, told .”The first launch of the manned transport spacecraft Soyuz MS using the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with a crew on will take place in the first half of 2020,” Baranov said.

BJD government promoting goonda raj, spreading lies and rumours against me- Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the BJD government led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of spreading lies and rumours against him, Adressing the Vikash Sanklap Samabesh here this evening Modi said while on one hand the BJP government was working with the principles of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikash, the Odisha government was spreading lies and rumours that the BJP was halting schemes.

 

Global data shows measles cases continue to climb in 2019

Preliminary global data shows measles cases have continued to climb in 2019. The data shows measles cases rose by 300 per cent in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This follows consecutive increases over the past two years. While this data is provisional and not yet complete, it indicates a clear trend.