Day: September 17, 2018

Nike launches ‘sporting hijab’ for women

Different views and laws from different parts of the world have made hijab the subject of a worldwide debate in the past few years. But Muslim women from across the globe have shattered stereotypes by achieving excellence in their respective fields including sports while wearing a hijab. Following prominent fashion events and publications that gave […]

Attack on Periyar’s statue on his birth anniversary

Tension prevailed on the arterial Anna Salai in the city on Monday, after the statue of Rationalist leader Periyar was desecrated by a miscreant on the occasion of his 140th birth anniversary, even as a similar incident took place in Tiruppur. Tension prevailed on the spot, as leaders of various parties and their supporters, who […]

New Feature; Twitter to show live stream on top of timeline

Micro-blogging platform Twitter will now show live streams and broadcasts right on top of your timeline. “We’re making it easier to find and watch live broadcasts. Now, when accounts you follow go live, the stream will appear right at the top of your timeline,” the company tweeted. The new feature will include breaking news, personalities […]

Virat Kohli and Mirabai Charu recommended for Khel Ratna

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were Monday jointly recommended for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Kohli will become the third Indian cricketer after legendary Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and the talismanic former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007) once the sports ministry officially accepts […]

BJP worker washes BJP MP Nishikant Dubey’s feet, drinks water

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey from Godda in Jharkhand has drawn flak for allowing his party worker to get his feet washed and drink the water with which the feet were washed. Not only that, Dubey later posted the photograph on Facebook, praising the BJP worker Pawan Sahu for washing his feet in presence of thousands […]

swimming coach ‘flogging’ girl student goes viral

Video of a swimming coach purportedly flogging his teenage girl student with a belt-like object at the city-based Rajpath Club has gone viral on social media, prompting the establishment to suspend him. The president of the club, Jagdish Patel, said he has ordered an inquiry into the incident, and added that the girl’s parents told […]

Fuel rates: Petrol inches closer to Rs 90 in Mumbai

Fuel prices are seeing no respite anytime soon and in quick succession has climbed to new record high levels. State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) have again increased the price of petrol and diesel in the country. On Monday, the price of a litre petrol has breached Rs 82.06 in New Delhi, 15 paise up from […]

Actor Captain Raju passes away

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju died on Monday morning. The 68-year-old actor passed away at his residence in Kochi and the cremation will be held later in the day. A few months ago, the actor had suffered a stroke during a flight to America. Captain Raju quit the Indian army and began his acting career […]