According to reports, Air India plans to serve a variety of wines, mocktails, and regional cuisines to its business and first class passengers on international flights from October. The airline also plans to offer passengers the food of their choice, and impart refresher training to chefs across 28 countries who have "lost their Indian touch". Notably, this facility is only for premium passengers.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 1:34 PM #AirIndia #NewMenu
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday reportedly said that President Ramnath Kovind has shown that "he has the anti-Ambedkar thinking of the BJP" by not paying tribute to BR Ambedkar's statue in the Parliament premises. She also added that Kovind should have laid flowers of reverence on Ambedkar's statue. She alleged Kovind became the President because of Ambedkar.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 12:31 PM #President #Ambedkumar
Two police personnel were suspended for brutally beating up two children on suspicion of theft in Bulandshahr after a video of the incident went viral. Constable Rakesh Kumar and the home guards, who assaulted the kids with a baton, have been suspended. Reportedly, the boys were caught by two policemen over suspicion of stealing mobile phones and cash from a devotee on the banks of Ganges.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 11:30 AM #CopsSuspended #CopsBeatChildren #TheftCase
Congress on Wednesday slammed the involvement of the judiciary in non-adjudicatory issues after the Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that ‘Vande Mataram’ must be sung in all schools, educational institutions and government offices. Congress leader KTS Tulsi reportedly said, “I don't think Judiciary should get into all this. This is not judicially manageable issue. What will they do if there is violence if there are clashes if there is loss of life? Why should the judiciary take these decisions. This is not a judicatory matter.”
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 11:14 AM #VandeMataram #InvolvementofJudiciary
Passengers on the Purva Express on Tuesday tweeted to Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu after they spotted a dead lizard in veg biryani served on the train. After they found the lizard, they alerted a staffer. The staffer simply threw the meal out of the train. When a complaint to the ticket examiner and the pantry car attendant drew no apparent response, the passengers tweeted to the Railway Minister. A senior railway officer reportedly said the matter will be investigated and a strong action will be taken.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 10:59 AM #LizardinVegBiryani #PurvaExpress #RailwaysMinister #Tweet
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday reportedly said that no more permissions for casinos would be granted in the state, both on land and off-shore. Notably, the number of off-shore casinos in Mandovi river would be capped to existing five vessels, which will be shifted to land in the next three years, Parrikar added.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 10:58 AM #Goa #Casino
Reports say the Reserve Bank of India has stopped printing the Rs 2,000 currency notes and new notes of that denomination will not be brought in the current financial year. RBI had also accelerated the process of printing the Rs 200 currency notes, officials of the central bank reportedly said. With reports stating the RBI has already started printing the first batch of Rs 200 note in June, the new notes are expected to start circulating by next month.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 10:44 AM #RBI #Rs2000Notes #Rs200Notes #Demonetisation
According to reports, a 19-year-old student, Harpreet Singh Happy, in Punjab's Jalandhar allegedly got his girlfriend raped so that he could use it as an excuse to avoid marrying her. Two of Happy's friends took her to an abandoned Haveli and raped her on the same day she was supposed to meet his parents, reports added.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 10:30 AM #Rape #marriage
At least 17 people were killed and 22 survivors were pulled out of debris after a residential building in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar collapsed. Police have reportedly arrested Sunil Shitap, a Shiv Sena man, who was allegedly carrying out an illegal renovation work in his nursing home located on the ground floor. The 40-year-old building was home to at least 12 families, say police.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 10:26 AM #MumbaiBuildingCollapse #ShivSenaManArrest
Karnataka government on Tuesday announced plans to open 900 new liquor stores to compensate for the drop in excise revenue after liquor sale along highways was banned. The new stores will reportedly be run by state government-owned Mysore Sales International Limited. This comes amid protests by Opposition that the stores will "push the people into further debt traps".
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 10:25 PM #Karnataka #Liquor #shops
A Delhi cop has been reportedly suspended for flashing in front of women constables at the police training college. The women constables reportedly alleged that the cop had stripped and masturbated in front of them after the dinner hour. Soon the senior officer arrived the spot and conducted a departmental enquiry and suspend the police man.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 6:57 PM #Cop #Delhi #drunk
Doordarshan, the government of India owned television channel is reportedly planning to change its ideal logo. Moving away from the sentimental logo Doordarshan planning to create something youthful in a bid to tap the “children of liberalisation”. Notably, Doordarshan asked for innovation of logos from the public.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 6:25 PM #Doordarshan #India
In the collapse of Mumbai four-storeyed building on Tuesday, the hospital has confirmed that four people are dead, Maharashtra’s Housing Minister Prakash Mehta reportedly said. While rescuers are frantically searching, at least 30 others are feared trapped. The building was located in Ghatkopar, an eastern suburb of Mumbai. Earlier, fire officials pulled eleven people out of the rubble, and they were taken to Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 25, 2017 3:38 PM #BuildingCollapse #MumbaiBuildingCollapse
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) reportedly announced that India will be hosting the elite Men's World Championship in 2021.“Very much excited to announce New Delhi as host city in 2021 as the Boxing Federation of India continues to show its commitment to developing the sport", AIBA President Dr. Ching Kuo Wu said in a statement. Notably, India will be conducting the Women's World Championship for the second time in 2018.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 25, 2017 2:41 PM #India #BoxingChampionship
According to reports, at least 30 people were trapped after a residential building in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar collapsed on Tuesday morning. A Fire official reportedly said fourteen fire tenders and two rescue vans have been rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway. Nine people have been rescued so far and have rushed to a hospital, say reports.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 25, 2017 1:41 PM #MumbaiBuildingCollapse
The Madras High Court on Tuesday reportedly ruled that 'Vande Mataram' must be sung schools, educational institutes and government offices. Justice M V Muralidharan reportedly said that schools must be made to follow it at least once a week either on Monday or Friday, whereas, the national song must be sung in offices once a month. “Vande Mataram is of Sanskrit origin, and written in Bengali which is ought to be sung in every school and college,” Muralidharan reportedly added.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 25, 2017 1:31 PM #VandeMataram #Schools #GovernmentOffices
Culture Minister during Lok Sabha reportedly said that the government had sent 304 declassified files related to Subhas Chandra Bose to the National Archives of India. Out of these, 303 files have already been uploaded online for public viewing, he added. The government had earlier released 100 files related to Netaji in January 2016.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 1:03 PM #National Archives #Netaji
Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday reportedly took oath as the 14th President of India in the Central hall of parliament. Chief Justice of India JS Khehar administered the oath of office to Kovind. Notably, Kovind is only the second Dalit to occupy India’s highest ceremonial post after former President RK Narayanan since independence.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 25, 2017 12:27 PM #President #RamNathKovind
According to reports, a Chandigarh hospital's doctors ruled out the possibility of abortion for a 10-year-old rape victim who is nearly eight months pregnant. The Supreme Court on Monday had asked the hospital to examine if the pregnancy can be terminated after hearing a plea for the rape survivor. A Chandigarh district court had rejected the plea when she was six months pregnant.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 12:27 PM #Rape #Minor #Pregnant
Ram Nath Kovind along with President Pranab Mukherjee will reportedly visit Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Tuesday. He will next reach the Parliament and will take oath as the 14th President of India by 12.15 pm. Notably, after taking oath, Kovind will receive a 21-gun salute, and they would later go to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for change of guard