Sukhbir Singh Badal is set to be re-elected president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for the third time during a delegate session being held in Amritsar on December 14, the 99th foundation day of the party.
With Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) president and former chief minister Shibu Soren (75) restricting himself to few token rallies owing to his old age and health, JMM working president and the chief ministerial face Hemant Soren (44) has emerged as the main campaigner for the JMM, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (JDF) alliance in Jharkhand assembly elections. He spoke on various election-related issues. Edited excerpts:
The horrendous fire tragedy at Anaj Mandi in the early hours of Sunday, December 8th, that killed 43 poor migrants, deafeningly signals a systemic failure to cope with urbanisation. Yet, this perspective still remains largely ignored. This is probably because one of the most surprising, and ironically banal, facts about the national Capital is that an overwhelming number of buildings here are illegal.
Writer-actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge has once again made it clear that her gender played no role in her hiring as one of the writers on No Time to Die. The 34-year-old actor, who has been getting critical praise for her show Fleabag, was earlier this year roped in to polish the film’s script. There was speculation that she was hired to make the film more inclusive, specifically to improve the portrayal of women in Bond movies.
‘It is a different team,’ Rohit Sharma commends West Indies player for transforming the Caribbean side
Rohit Sharma has seen a capable leader in Kieron Pollard from close quarters and believes that his longtime Mumbai Indians teammate has been responsible for a transformed West Indies side in white ball format. Rohit, who played with Pollard for several years at MI, termed the West Indies captain as a “smart thinker of the game”.
India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma’s comment on Kedar Jadhav’s ‘authentic’ look will leave you in splits
Rohit Sharma might not be firing in ongoing India vs West Indies T20 series but he is surely entertaining fans on Instagram. Kedar Jadhav recently posted an image of himself on the popular photo-sharing app and captioned it “Be fearlessly authentic. Have a happy Monday!”. Kedar was wearing an ethnic attire and the fans were taking a liking to his ‘authentic look’. However, it was Rohit’s comment on the post that captured the imagination of the fans.
Dangling wires, cramped lanes and dozens of workers marching in and out in the need to earn livelihoods. The description that fits the Anaj Mandi area on central Delhi’s Rani Jhansi Road, where a fire killed 43 people on Sunday, is true for several pockets in the city where illegal factories, unsafe conditions and overcrowded quarters are making them ticking time bombs.
Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea which had sought a judicial probe or an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the fire at an illegal factory in the Capital’s Anaj Mandi area, where at least 43 people were killed on Sunday.
The birthday celebrations of veteran actor Sharmila Tagore, who turned 75 on Sunday, are still far from over. Soha Ali Khan took to Instagram to share a family portrait, featuring the two of them with Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Taimur, Kunal Kemmu and Inaaya. She joked that the little munchkins, Taimur and Inaaya, were only interested in the cake.
Bigg Boss 13: Asim Riaz’s brother scraps with Vindu Dara Singh, calls out Sidharth and Paras for mocking Shefali
Former Bigg Boss contestant Vindu Dara Singh has been an ardent follower of the show and has been constantly commenting on the ongoing season and the Bigg Boss 13 contestants on Twitter. His latest tweets suggested that Asim Riaz got all his “content” and footage from his interactions with either Sidharth Shukla or Himanshi Khurana.
Lata Mangeshkar returns home, sister Asha says ‘I was looking at her last night, so many songs came rushing to me’
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who had been hospitalised for 28 days, returned home last week and thanked fans for their love and support. Her sister and Bollywood singer Asha Bhsole has now confirmed Lata is “hale and hearty”, adding that she was so emotional looking at her sister that her songs “came rushing” to her.
Hayden Walsh Jr isn’t stalked in India for selfies, not yet. Unless of course he is wearing the West Indies maroon when fans indifferently seek a selfie, sometimes without even knowing who the player is. But after his twin strikes at the Thiruvananthapuram T20 against India, Walsh says he is quite sure those days are behind him.
A man allegedly stabbed his daughter in West Bengal’s 24 North Parganas district multiple times with a sharp weapon at her in-law’s place for marrying without his permission, the police and family members said on Monday.
Amid skyrocketing price of onions, 70 kgs of the bulb were allegedly stolen in two separate incidents on Monday in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, according to the police.
Power-hitting has been a natural recourse for West Indies batsmen in the shortest format. Two World Twenty20 trophies (2012 and 2016) in their cabinet are shining testaments to a proven style of playing power-packed cricket in the shortest format, something that also puts them second in the list of sixes hit (722), just behind New Zealand (733). West Indies will enter next year’s World Cup in Australia as defending champions, even if a current ranking (10th) does not properly reflect their ability of fulfilling one of T20 cricket’s most basic requirement—hitting sixes.
Police arrested a 23-year-old youth for impersonating a candidate in the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) exam on Sunday.
A 45-year-old senior journalist suffered injuries after an unidentified man molested her at the rose garden on Panjab University campus on Monday morning.
India vs West Indies: ‘Rohit bhai helped me’ – Shivam Dube lauds vice-captain after maiden T20I fifty
Young all-rounder Shivam Dube paid rich tributes to vice-captain Rohit Sharma after he scored his maiden T20I fifty against West Indies in Thiruvananthanpuram on Sunday. Despite Dube’s scintillating innings, India couldn’t get the better of Windies as they succumbed to an eight-wicket defeat in second T20I. The third and final match of the series will be played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Dube praised Rohit for his motivational words before the game and stated that helped him do well against reigning World T20 champions.