In an appreciative decision, Supreme Court banned the sales of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR with effect from October 9 till November 1. The decision was taken in wake of a petition which requested the apex court to restore last year's ban.
The ban was restored keeping in mind that a number of firecrackers that are burst during festive season add to the already alarming levels of air pollution in Delhi. Many responsible citizens of the country supported the decision and urged their near and dear ones...
Ever since Harvey Weinstein's decades' old sexual assault cases became public, the exploitation in the film industry has become the talk of the town for every other actor. Bollywood's favourite actress, Priyanka Chopra who is on the way of capturing Hollywood with her acting prowess is the latest name added to the list of actresses who have openly talked sexual harassment in the film industry.
While talking on the Marie Claire Power Trip talk session, the actress opened about the sexual abuse and...
The latest version of his ever-loved 'Golmaal' series as anticipated was successful in bringing bright smiles on the faces of viewers this Diwali. Much like the earlier editions, Rohit Shetty's comedy-drama 'Golmaal Again' has it all, action, energy and fun element with a pinch of horror in it.
With a revised look and feel and some new faces added to the mix, the film is all one could ask for to make his stressful life happening. As usual, the gang of five jokesters, Gopal, Madhav, Lucky, two Laxmans...
Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer sent a video to Spanish long time rival and fellow all-time great Rafael Nadal congratulating him on the first anniversary of his tennis academy and recalling the late-career resurgence both have enjoyed in 2017."I just wanted to congratulate the Rafa Nadal Academy on their one-year anniversary and all their team and family," Federer said in the video on Thursday, reports Efe. Federer, a winner of a record 19 men's Grand Slam singles titles, attended the inauguration...
Who doesn't love Pandas? Especially when they are barely a few months old. Ever since the popularity for these cuddly bears has started to rise, many companies have tried to cash in their coming in vogue through some engaging commercials but the latest video which is currently breaking the internet beats them all.
The video showcases thirty-six panda cubs who were born in 2017 while making their first public appearance in China's southwestern Sichuan province at the Bifengxia and Shenshuping bases...
The ancient shrine of Kedarnath was devastated by the flash floods in 2013 and is yet to fully recover.
Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon corporate support for help in the development of the nation, the JSW Group on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Uttarakhand government to carry out reconstruction and restoration work of Kedarnath.
As per the signed MoU, JSW Group will be undertaking the reconstruction and restoration of the Adi Shankaracharya Kutir along...
Mamata To Take Oath On May 27; Says West Bengal Is A Corruption Free State
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May 19 , 2016 , 12:38 IST
Riding on the development plank, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress seems headed towards a landslide win in the state assembly polls here on Thursday. Mamata to take oath on May 27.
Trends available for all the 294 constituencies of the assembly showed the Trinamool was in the lead in 210 seats -- well past the two-thirds majority mark of 196 -- while its main contender Left-Congress alliance was virtually decimated with its candidates ahead in only 75 constituencies.
The Congress seemed to be doing better than the Left Front by leading in 40 constituencies -- Left candidates were moving in the first position in 35.
The BJP was ahead in six and its alliance partner Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in three.
The Trinamool seemed to be sweeping away all opposition in all but two of the 20 districts in the eastern state. It was only in Malda and Murshidabad districts where the Left-Congress alliance candidates were doing well.
In Murshidabad, the alliance was in the forefront in 18 of the 22 seats, while in Malda it led in eight of the 11 constituencies.
Almost all the frontline leaders of the Trinamool, including its supremo Mamata Banerjee, occupied the pole position in their respective constituencies. Power Minister Manish Gupta was, however, trailing behind his rival Sujon Chakraborty in Jadavpur.
The dismal scenario for the Left-Congress alliance was reflected in its unofficial chief ministerial candidate, CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra falling behind by over 4,000 votes against his Trinamool Congress opponent.
However, amid all the pervading gloom, one good news for the alliance was that former Congress president Manas Bhunia was leading in his constituency of Sabang.
In Kolkata, the Trinamool candidates had left their rivals far behind in 10 of the 11 constituencies in the city. However, in Jorasanko constituency, former state BJP president Rahul Sinha was in the lead.
The Trinamool virtually knocked out the opposition in the junglemahal area -- comprising forested stretches of mainly three western districts West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura.
It was also sweeping in Birbhum, Howrah and East Midnapore districts.
Mamata Banerjee had based her campaign on the development ushered in by her government and the various social welfare schemes it had launched.
On the other hand, the alliance had canvassed mainly on the corruption issue -- in the aftermath of the Narada sting footage that showed a number of Trinamool leaders accepting wads of currency notes in exchange of doling out favours to a fictitious company.