Nawazuddin Siddiqui, farmer’s son turned ‘Hindi indie’ star

Mumbai  – It is a story worthy of a Bollywood plot: the son of a north Indian farmer, one of nine children, rising to become the face of independent Hindi cinema. But Nawazuddin Siddiqui is still getting used to his success. “When [...]

PM Modi seeks Saudi help to rescue Indians from Yemen

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Saudi Arabia’s new king for his support in efforts to evacuate some 4,000 stranded Indians from war-torn Yemen. Modi expressed his “deep concern about the safety and [...]

Six bodies pulled from landslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar (India) – Rescuers recovered six bodies late Monday from landslides in Indian Kashmir and were searching for those still buried as hundreds fled their homes after flooding triggered by heavy rain. Police and witnesses said landslides [...]

India police arrest 1,000 over fresh exam cheating scandal

New Delhi  – Police in eastern India have arrested around 1,000 aspiring constables for using “middlemen” to sit their exams for them, in the latest cheating scandal to hit Bihar state, an official said Monday. Some 50,000 [...]

India to airlift citizens from war-torn Yemen

New Delhi – India said Sunday it was preparing to airlift stranded citizens from war-torn Yemen despite the bombing of the country’s main international airport. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said air evacuations would take place [...]

India finds two bodies after naval plane crash

Mumbai – Indian authorities have found the bodies of two navy pilots whose plane crashed into the sea on Tuesday. A navy statement said the body of a male officer was recovered from the plane’s fuselage on Friday, a day after that [...]

PM Modi urges well-off Indians to give up gas subsidies

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged affluent Indians to give up their cooking gas subsidies to help the energy-starved country’s poor access clean fuel. Fuel subsidies are a massive expense in India, contributing [...]

Shah Rukh reveals his first salary was Rs50

MUMBAI,  Shah Rukh Khan is the king Khan of Bollywood and his films open to record-breaking collections and even cross Rs 100 crore within few days of the release. According to Bollywood news release, the actor, however, revealed that his first [...]

Indian village bans kissing in public

Panaji (India)  – An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such “obscene” behaviour is unwanted by local residents. The village parliament of Salvador-de-Mundo, [...]

Indian police make first arrest in nun’s rape

Kolkata – Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country. Investigators traced Mohammed Salim Sheikh [...]

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