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Deepika Padukone not attending Cannes Film Festival

Deepika Padukone not attending Cannes Film Festival

  • Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says that she won't be seen walking the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May.
  • Earlier, reports said that Deepika will represent cosmetic giant L'Oreal at the film festival.
  • Deepika was last seen in Hollywood film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage".

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari to visit India next month

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari to visit India next month

  • Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will visit India from April 17, her first official foreign trip after assuming office in 2015.
  • The President's Office has confirmed her India visit.
  • Bhandari, Nepal's first woman President, is visiting India on the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.

Uttarakhand Assembly: Indira Hridayesh elected as Leader of Oppn

Uttarakhand Assembly: Indira Hridayesh elected as Leader of Oppn

  • Congress veteran and MLA Indira Hridayesh was on Sunday elected as the Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly.
  • Besides Hridayesh, Karan Mahara, Pritam Singh and Govind Singh Kunjwal were in the race for the key position.
  • 76-year-old Hridayesh has been active in politics since early 1970s.

 

Pranavananda Swami files complaint against Kamal Hassan

Pranavananda Swami files complaint against Kamal Hassan

  • Pranavananda Swami from Basaveshwara Mutt on Sunday filed a police complaint against actor Kamal Hassan, alleging the latter of insulting Mahabharata.
  • Pranavananda Swami has demanded an apology from the actor.
  • Haasan, while referring to Mahabharata, reportedly said that a woman is gambled away in the epic.
IIM-A hikes 2-year PGP course fees to Rs 21 lakh

IIM-A hikes 2-year PGP course fees to Rs 21 lakh

  • The board of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has approved a fee hike of the institute's flagship post-graduate programme in management (PGP) by 7.75%.
  • New fee structure will come into effect from the 2017 academic year.
  • The fee for the two-year programme will now be Rs 21 lakh.

Charge vehicles entering congested areas electronically: Panel

Charge vehicles entering congested areas electronically: Panel

  • A parliamentary panel has asked the Urban Development Ministry to conduct pilot studies for 'electronic road pricing (ERP)' system for reducing traffic in highly congested areas.
  • The recommendation comes in the wake of substantial increase in number of vehicles in some of the big cities.

Inmates create ruckus in Fatehgarh jail, officials hurt

Inmates create ruckus in Fatehgarh jail, officials hurt

  • Prisoners lodged in the Fatehgarh jail on Sunday created ruckus in which the acting District Magistrate, Jail Superintendent and an inmate were injured.
  • The inmates got agitated in the morning reportedly due to the poor quality of the food.
  • Officials have ordered probe into the incident.

Sunil Grover announces new gig amid Kapil Sharma row

Sunil Grover announces new gig amid Kapil Sharma row

  • Comedian Sunil Grover has announced his new gig with Kiku Sharda following his fall out with Kapil Sharma.
  • Grover took to Facebook to share the poster of his upcoming gig scheduled to happen in Delhi on April 1.
  • The performance will have Sunil portraying Dr. Mashoor Gulati.

Iran announces sanctions against 15 US companies

Iran announces sanctions against 15 US companies

  • Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel and its 'terrorist actions".
  • The firms include United Technologies, ITT Corporation, Magnum Research INC. 
  • The move is seen as a response to US sanctions placed on dozens of Iranian entities in February.

Militants ransack police officer's house in Kashmir

Militants ransack police officer's house in Kashmir

  • The militants ransacked the house of Sub-Inspector Muhammad Subhan Bhat in Chadoora area on Saturday.
  • The militants also abducted his son and nephew in his car but later freed them.
  • Last month, militants ransacked the house of a senior police officer in south Kashmir's Shopian district.
Govt may table GST Bills in Parliament tomorrow

Govt may table GST Bills in Parliament tomorrow

  • Sources said C-GST, I-GST, UT-GST and the compensation law are likely to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
  • The bills could be taken up for discussion as early as March 28. 
  • The government has set a target of July 1 for rollout of GST.

Over 30 injured, houses collapse in UK gas explosion

Over 30 injured, houses collapse in UK gas explosion

  • More than 30 persons were injured when several houses collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in Britain.
  • Of the injured, two are said to be in a serious condition.
  • The incident took place in Bebington, Wirral county.

Kerala transport minister resigns from his post

Kerala transport minister resigns from his post

  • Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran on Sunday resigned following charges of sexual harassment.
  • Saseendran resigned after an audio tape of alleged sexual harassment was aired on a regional channel.
  • A five-time legislator from the Nationalist Congress Party has denied the charges.

 

4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks Gambhir's 8-year old record

4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks Gambhir's 8-year old record

  • Indian middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has broken opener Gautam Gambhir's record of most runs scored in a season.
  • Pujara achieved the landmark on Day 2 of the ongoing 4th Test against Australia.
  • Pujara surpassed the mark of 1269 by Gautam Gambhir which he achieved in the 2008/09 season.

 

India becomes 3rd largest aviation market in domestic traffic

India becomes 3rd largest aviation market in domestic traffic

  • India has become the 3rd largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic, beating Japan.
  • According to aviation think-tank Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, India's domestic air passenger traffic stood at 100 million in 2016.
  • It was behind only the US (719 million) and China (436 million).
DataWind launches MoreGMax 3G6 smartphone

DataWind launches MoreGMax 3G6 smartphone

  • The 6-inch MoreGMax 3G6 smartphone is priced at Rs. 5999.
  • The smartphone features a 2 MP front facing camera and an 8 MP rear camera with the Android 6.0 OS running on a Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor.
  • The tablet offers up to 32GB of expandable memory.

 

4th Test: India 153/2 at tea

4th Test: India 153/2 at tea

  • India scored 153/2 in 60 overs.
  • Pujara 53*, Rahul 60 were at the crease.
  • India trail Australia by 147 runs.
  • Australia were bowled out for 300 runs in their first innings.