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Gurmehar Kaur row: Sehwag’s comment wrong, trivialises issues concerning war, says Shashi Tharoor

Gurmehar Kaur row: Sehwag’s comment wrong, trivialises issues concerning war, says Shashi Tharoor

A girl gives out her opinion on war, but digitally active literate Indians give her rape threats. A minister, meanwhile, wants to know who is ‘polluting’ her mind. Obviously, she’s just a pawn, he thinks; because how else would you justify the fact that a …

Oscars goof-up: From mistake to making up, here’s all that has happened so far

Oscars goof-up: From mistake to making up, here’s all that has happened so far

An accountant for the Academy Awards botched the meticulous procedure for announcing the Oscar for best picture when he handed victory to “La La Land” before declaring “Moonlight” the real winner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday. Accountant Brian Cullinan, who media reports said had been …

Kerala schoolgirl’s SOS call helps stop 10 child marriages including her own

Kerala schoolgirl’s SOS call helps stop 10 child marriages including her own

A young Keralite schoolgirl’s SOS call to Childline helped stop 10 child marriages in Malappuram district including her own, a leading newspaper has reported. Childline officials received a call from the girl on their toll free number 1098. She was reportedly crying over the phone …

Nine tourists perish as boat capsizes near Manapad shore in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu

Nine tourists perish as boat capsizes near Manapad shore in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu

Nine persons, including several children, were drowned and several others injured when a boat capsized in the sea off Manapadu in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district Sunday, said officials. “Nine persons lost their lives and 19 were rescued when a boat capsized off Manapadu coast. Three …

Kidnapped Malayalam Kerala actress, family under duress, says BJP

Kidnapped Malayalam Kerala actress, family under duress, says BJP

The family members of the Malayalam actress who was kidnapped are under tremendous pressure from some quarters, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Kerala said on Sunday. Talking to reporters here, former Kerala unit president of the BJP V. Muraleedharan said chief minister …

Police  find phone from Pulsar Suni’s Coimbatore hideout

Police find phone from Pulsar Suni’s Coimbatore hideout

The police team probing the actress attack case has found a mobile phone from the hideout of Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the case, in Coimbatore. The phone was found from a house at Sreeram colony in Peelamedu where Suni and …

Titanic, Big Love actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Titanic, Big Love actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday. Paxton, who appeared in dozens of films over some four …

Nehru college agitations:Jishnu’s parents demand immediate arrest of Nehru College chairman Krishnadas

Nehru college agitations:Jishnu’s parents demand immediate arrest of Nehru College chairman Krishnadas

The parents of Jishnu Pranoy, the B. Tech student who was found hanging in the hostel of Nehru College at Pampady near Thrissur, have demanded the immediate arrest of college chairman P. Krishnadas, one of the accused in the case. “It’s been 51 days that …

Escape with ‘La La Land’ or time to get real? Oscars face choice

Escape with ‘La La Land’ or time to get real? Oscars face choice

The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for Hollywood’s big night on Sunday, but the biggest question may not be who will win but how much politics will rain on the La La LandOscar parade. The movie industry’s premier …

Missing Kerala youth who joined ISIS killed in drone strike in Afghanistan

Missing Kerala youth who joined ISIS killed in drone strike in Afghanistan

The relatives of a youth, who had gone missing under mysterious circumstances from here, have received a message that he died in Afghanistan. The relatives of Hafesudheen Theke Koleth, 24, hailing from Trikaripur, got the message via messaging app Telegram. Hafesudheen is believed to be …