• After 23 years in jail, I am free but what you see now is a living corpse, says Nisar

    Nisar-ud-din Ahmad says when he stepped out, he saw his brother, two years older than him, Zaheer-ud-din Ahmad, waiting. For a moment, I had forgotten I was free,” said Nisar. Nisar was among three men who walked out from Jaipur jail after the Supreme Court acquitted them of all charges, setting aside their life sentence and ordering their immediate release on May 11.

    The Indian Express
  • IPL 2016 Final: RCB’s Sachin Baby breaks down in the final over

    Chasing SRH's 209, RCB fell short by eight runs on Sunday despite Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli's big hitting early on in the chase. In a game that was tense from start to finish, both camps underwent moments of nerves be it in the middle, on the field or in the dug out.

    The Indian Express
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  • The different voices of KXIP leave BCCI fuming

    THE BOARD of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has expressed its disenchantment with the way in which the internal issues of Kings XI Punjab have become a cause of major concern for them. The issue was raised in the IPL governing council meeting a few weeks ago and it's learnt that the board will informally be asking the franchise to bring their house in order. There were a number of incidents that transpired during IPL 9 that didn't sit too well with the BCCI, and a lot of it had to do with the apparent lack of communication between the co-owners of Kings XI Punjab.

    The Indian Express
  • `Sick` Tanmay Bhatt should be beaten publicly with hunters: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai, May 31 (ANI): The Shiv Sena on Tuesday lashed out at AIB comedian Tanmay Bhatt for his 'infamous' roast on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar by using the face swap tool on Snapchat, saying that such 'sick' people should be beaten with hunters in public. "I guess Tanmay Bhatt and all involved in such actions (making fun of Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar) is sick.

  • Sushma Swaraj arranges medical seat for Pak girl Mashal in Karnataka

    Nineteen-year-old Mashal Maheshwari, who moved to Jaipur from Hyderabad in Pakistan’s Sindh province two years ago, has been offered a medical seat in Karnataka after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s intervention. Mashal, whose both parents are doctors, had scored 91 per cent marks in her CBSE Class XII examination this year. After knowing Mashal’s story, Swaraj reached out to her and assured her that she would help her realise her dream.

    The Indian Express
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  • Punjab Assembly: Ambika Soni submits nomination, Sunil Kumar Jakhar stays away

    Former Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar stayed away from Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday where former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni filed her nominations for the Rajya Sabha. Jakhar was a strong contender for the post but was left dejected when the party high command renominated Ambika. Jakhar’s close aides — Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Raja Sansi MLA Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria — also stayed away from the nominations.

    The Indian Express
  • Gujarat Files: Shoma Chaudhury responds to Rana Ayyub’s claims on Tehelka

    “I will leave Tarun Tejpal to refute the specific allegation Rana makes against him, but as the managing editor of Tehelka at the time, I find her assertions about Tehelka buckling under ‘political pressure’ extremely baffling, to say the least. The many hard-hitting exposes done by Tehelka on Gujarat hardly seems the track record of a magazine that was afraid to ‘touch’ Mr Modi because it had once been shut down.

    The Indian Express
  • Link between Robert Vadra, arms dealer, London house, says news report

    Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is being probed after Income Tax raids on controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari revealed alleged links between the two and cryptic references to a London property, NDTV reported today. Citing a preliminary report prepared by the “Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate” following raids last month on 18 premises owned by Bhandari, NDTV said that emails were found which were allegedly sent by Vadra and his executive assistant, Manoj Arora, to London-based Sumit Chadda, a relative of Bhandari.

    The Indian Express
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  • IPL 2016 Final: SRH players’ continue title celebrations

    Sunrisers Hyderabad continued their celebrations after winning their maiden IPL title back into the hotel with plenty of food, drinks and cake.

    The Indian Express
  • ‘A mother’s tears’ bring rival Sunni sects together

    The Barelvi sect’s most influential cleric in India paid an unprecedented visit to Darul Uloom Deoband recently to forge a unity between the two rival schools of thought within the Sunni majority of Indian Muslims. “Our children are being targeted,” said Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, great-grandson of Barelvi movement founder Maulana Ahmad Raza Khan “Ala Hazrat”. “It is now time to get together and fight those picking up and putting young Muslims behind bars,” he told The Indian Express.

    The Indian Express
  • Kandivli double murder: Police trace Rajbhar’s call, say he wants to return

    Vidyadhar Rajbhar, who has been on the run since the twin murders of contemporary artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani, allegedly committed by him, reportedly wants to return to Mumbai. In a phone call made to a distant relative, police said, Rajbhar assured the former that he would come back to Mumbai soon. The call led the Mumbai Police Crime Branch to a mobile repair shop in Coimbatore.

    The Indian Express
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  • Shastri wants Kohli to lead India in all three formats

    New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Former Indian team director Ravi Shastri believes it is the right time for swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli to take over captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni in all the formats of cricket. Kohli is already leading the side in the Test cricket, but Shastri thinks he should succeed Dhoni in the shorter formats of the game as well for the team's benefit. "I definitely think so (Kohli should be given the job across formats).

  • The operating system upgrade for Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    To say the latest installment of the Indian Premier League was a batsman’s tournament is like saying the latest prime-time soap opera is tear-inducing. This year, they were wholesomely treated to some exceptional batting feats by two batting colossus of this generation-Virat Kohli and David Warner, piling up more runs any other batsmen in a single edition of the nine-year-old league, then AB de Villiers fashioning a great feat of escapology, after a hundred of pyrotechnical marvel. There were batsmen of various hues and roles shaping the destiny of matches, so much so that the mean of 28.36 runs per wicket was the highest the league has ever seen.

    The Indian Express
  • It’s a conspiracy, says Sonia on charges against Robert Vadra

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi reacted strongly to  reports of alleged links of her son-in-law Robert Vadra with an arms dealer and a property in London and said that one family was being targeted every day as part of a well planned conspiracy. Sonia, who is on a two-day visit to Rae Bareli was equally aggressive in criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for celebrating his two years of government, alleging that he acts more like a "Sehanshah" and not like a Prime Minister. There were celebrations... when the country is facing poverty, drought and farmers are in distress," Sonia said after inaugurating a new building of Nagar Panchayat at Dalmau area of Rae Bareli.

    The Indian Express
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  • Shocker! 'No ball' decision costs umpire his sister

    Aligarh, May 31 (ANI): Raj Kumar, a resident of Jarara town situated 20 kilometres from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, would not have thought in his dreams that his one decision of declaring a delivery 'no ball' would end up in him losing his sister. The incident took place last Friday when Kumar, who was umpiring in one of the cricket matches in the Jarara Premier League organised by the village people, declared a delivery 'no ball' at the crucial stage of the game between Jarara and Bariki. Angry at his decision, Sandeep Pal, one of the players, went up to him and told him that his decision was unfair and, therefore, he should change it.

  • Step down, minister

    At a function last week to mark two years of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the changes ushered in since the NDA came to power in May 2014 through good governance while promising to root out corruption. The case involves purchase of a three-acre plot near Pune by Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse’s wife, Mandakini, and son-in-law, Girish Chaudhari, on April 27 this year for Rs 3.75 crore. The charge the minister is facing is that even while a case was pending in the high court, the land was sold to Khadse’s family and that the minister himself had held a meeting with officials of the state agency, the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, and from his own department, on the compensation to be given to the original owner under the state Land Acquisition Act in the third week of March, weeks before the transaction, as a report in The Indian Express has revealed.

    The Indian Express
  • Trinamool plans to move SC against EC

    Accusing the Election Commission (EC) of behaving in a “high-handed” manner during the recently-concluded Assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress is mulling moving the Supreme Court against the poll body. Sources said this was decided at a party meet attended by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, MLAs and senior leaders on Saturday. When contacted, Power and Non-conventional Energy Minister Sovandeb Chatterjee said: “Mamata Banerjee has asked all MLAs to get documentations ready, which point towards the biased decisions that the EC had taken during the elections.

    The Indian Express
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  • IPL 2016 Final: Who said what about Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win

    Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched the 2016 IPL title by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final. The Hyderabad unit sucessfully defended 209 runs even after fifties from Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli for RCB.

    The Indian Express
  • Rajya Sabha Elections: Kapil Sibal files papers from UP, his assets up 61% since 2014 Lok Sabha polls

    Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal Monday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. Sibal, who was accompanied by wife Promila while filing papers at Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow, declared total assets — movable and immovable — worth over Rs 184 crore. This is a huge jump from Rs 114 crore -worth total assets that he had declared while contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Chandni Chowk in New Delhi.

    The Indian Express