Actress Kartika Singh turns producer

Mumbai, July 31 : Actress Kartika Singh has turned producer and is inviting writers to come up with interesting scripts. Kartika started her career as a model, appearing for numerous reputed Indian and international brands like Amarsons and Amrapali, as well as featuring in several popular international fashion magazines in Hong Kong, Italy and Singapore […]

Karnataka Home Minister apologies for police brutality on women

Bengaluru, July 31 : Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara on Sunday apologised for the alleged police brutality on women in Dharwad district during the state-wide shutdown against an inter-state tribunal’s verdict on sharing of Mahadayi river, which went against the state. “I apologise to the women and children who were caned by police at Yamanur […]

US safety team arrives in Texas to probe deadly balloon crash

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Jul 31 : US safety officials arrived in Texas today to probe the crash of a hot air balloon that killed 16 people, amid reports that it hit a power line and caught fire before plummeting to the ground. The balloon crashed yesterday into a field near Lockhart, about 48 […]

Dutch woman dies while running marathon in Goa

Panaji, July 31 : A 23-year-old Dutch woman collapsed while running a marathon and subsequently died while she was being taken to a government hospital on the outskirts of Panaji, a police official said on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Christina Kanpteijns, said Assistant Sub Inspector Jairam Naik of the Agacaim police station. […]

NC leader quits party to join street protests

Srinagar, July 31 : National Conference (NC) leader Iftikhar Hussain Misgar, who fought the recent by-elections against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, quit his party on Sunday to join the ongoing protests. He announced his decision in Anantnag town in the evening and joined a street protest shouting pro-freedom slogans. Misgar, who had […]

BJP’s Dalit MP lambasts ‘proponents of nationalism’ over attacks on Dalits

New Delhi, July 31 : BJP MP Udit Raj on Sunday hit out at the alleged “protectors of the Hindu religion” and “proponents of nationalism” over the recent spate of attacks on Dalits, asking if the value of Dalits was less than that of animals. “It is surprising that some ‘gau rakshaks’ consider Dalit lives […]