Saturday, February 20, 2016

QWrap: JNU Row Continues, Freedom 251, Anaconda Bites Shane Warne

1) JNU Row: JNU Supporters Take out Solidarity March
JNU supporters today took out a solidarity march in support of arrested JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar. The Supreme Court is going to hear Kanhaiya’s plea tomorrow.

2) The Many Shades of Red: Kanhaiya Kumar, Communism and Free Speech
There’s something a lot of people seem to have forgotten in the polarised debate following the crackdown on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) – there’s more than just one kind of Communist.

3) Former Indian Cricket Captain Kapil Dev Under Income Tax Scanner
Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev is facing the heat from the IT department. Dev and his wife purchased shares of a company at a heavily discounted rate, documents accessed by The Quint show.

4) Was Sheena Bora Killed in a Car or at Peter’s Residence?
The CDR details from various locations – of Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, driver Shyamwar Rai and her son Mikhail Bora, who was present in Mumbai on 24 April 2012 – raises doubts about the Mumbai Police and CBI’s assertion that Sheena was killed inside an Opel Astra somewhere in Pali Hill.

5) 5 Ways to Get the Androgynous Look on Point
A bit of the feminine fuses with a bit of the masculine and comes together to make a strong powerful statement that doesn’t rely on the notion of gender, but uplifts your very own individualistic.

6) DDCA Opposes Lodha Panel, Says Present System Is Good Enough
The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) on Wednesday, rejected a number of recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha committee, asserting that the existing systems and procedures are capable of ensuring transparency in its functioning.

7) Watch Shane Warne Get Bitten on His Head by an Anaconda
Never the one to shy away from a bit of adventure, Australian spin legend Shane Warne ended up getting bitten on his head by an anaconda during his ongoing stint on a reality TV show.

8) Cheaper Than a McD Happy Meal, Android Smartphone Now for Rs 251
A little-known smartphone company based in Noida on Wednesday launched what they claim to be the world’s cheapest smartphone, priced at just Rs 251.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mumbai's brave cops who caught Qasab

All crucial leads into the 26/11 attacks of 2008 on Mumbai are coming from one man - Abdul Amir Qasab, the lone terrorist captured alive. But behind the capture is a story of grit, of a group of 5 policemen who trapped two terrorists, killed one, and got the other alive. Those policemen stopped the terrorists from spreading further mayhem in Mumbai.

CCTV footage: Operation inside Taj

CCTV footage of the operation inside Mumbai's iconic Taj Hotel.

Season of Yellow

Photographer Raghubir Singh once said that India knows colour through intuition. Colour in India is more than just visual aesthetics, it has its own seasons, its own symbolism and sociology. Each colour tells a complex story.

Yellow: Every colour has its symbolism and sociology. We look at the stories linked to the colour of Spring in India At the Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi, spring is celebrated with everyone wearing yellow and carrying mustard pots. The yellow stone of Jaisalmer is the yellow gold for the people of the town. The yellow 'odhni' worn by the women of Rajasthan signify that they are mothers of new born sons. Yellow was the colour of sacrifice. Bhagat Singh would say 'mera rang de basanti chola'. Yellow is the colour of haldi, used prominently in traditions across India

The film is a journey in search of Yellow across India.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Maha Kumbh: The Holy Dip

Allahabad, one of the prominent and sacred cities of India, is described with great reverence in ancient scriptures as Prayag or Teerathraj, i.e. 'the holiest pilgrimage center, The city is situated at the confluence of India's holiest rivers - The Ganga, The Yamuna and The Mythical Saraswati. With the irresistible attraction of Kumbh Fair, hailed as the world's largest congregation of Devotees, the glory of the city has certainly doubled. Maha Kumbh has a mesmerizing influence over the minds of Indians as it is witness to the largest human gathering in history for the same cause on a single day irrespective of any worldy barriers of caste, creed, colour and religion.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Delhi gangrape: 'Godman' Asaram blames braveheart

Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu has kicked up a controversy after holding the Delhi braveheart herself responsible for the barbaric sexual assault on her by a group of six men. He said, "Only five to six people are not the culprits. The victim is as guilty as her rapists. She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop. This could have saved her dignity and life. Can one hand clap? I don't think so."
BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad, "Sorry! It is not acceptable. Asaram Bapu's statement on Delhi braveheart is regrettable and deeply disturbing, unfortunate. He should introspect and immediately withdraw his statement."

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Protests for 'Amanat': Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit forced to return

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit showed up this afternoon at the large protest in Delhi called in memory of the 23-year-old student who died in a Singapore hospital from the horrific injuries she incurred when she was gang-raped on a bus two weeks ago. However, as she lit a candle, the chief minister was surrounded by demonstrators and then taken away by her security.

Large crowds gather in silent, peaceful protests at Jantar Mantar

At sunset of 29 December 2012, more than a thousand candles offered a sombre glow at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, the designated location for protests against the death of a young medical student, who was gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi two weeks ago.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Body of 'India's Daughter' brought back to Delhi from Singapore

The body of the 23-year-old medical student, whose savage gang-rape on a moving bus provoked outrage and protests through India, has been brought back to India. A special Air India aircraft carrying the body landed at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport at around 4:15 am of 29 December 2012. The body was taken out of the airport in an ambulance of a private hospital through the Palam technical area.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Delhi gang-rape protesters being removed forcibly at India gate

A day after the extraordinary protests in the national capital that saw protesters clashing with the police right outside Rashtrapati Bhavan, section 144 was imposed in the New Delhi district early on the morning of 23 December 2013. This prohibits a gathering of more than four people at one place.

Student gangraped in moving bus in Delhi

Delhi reinforced its reputation as one of the country's most unsafe cities when a young woman was allegedly raped by five men in a moving bus on 16 December 2012. The woman, 23, and her friend were then thrown off the bus, semi-naked, at a flyover. The victim is at the Safdarjung Hospital in critical condition.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Huge crowd at India Gate as gang-rape victim fights for life

After brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in a moving bus Delhi on 16 December 2012, protests demanding safety for women are becoming louder each day. Huge crowds have gathered at India Gate and Raisina Hill in New Delhi on 22 December 2012 demanding tougher punishment for rapists and more attention to women's safety by the government and the police.

Delhi gang rape: Police fire water cannon, fire tear gas at protesters - NewsX

Delhi Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who were marching towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan demanding justice for the 23-year-old gang rape victim. The protesters, however, braved the water cannons in the winter chill and refused to leave the high-security area. They continued to chant slogans demanding justice for the 23-year-old victim.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Four years on, India remembers 26/11 martyrs

On the fourth anniversary of the 26/11 attacks today, the city of Mumbai along with the whole country paid tribute to those killed by 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in the country's financial capital on November 26, 2008.

Facebook arrests fiasco: Double standards?

After two policemen were suspended for the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post on the shutdown in Mumbai during the day of Bal Thackeray's funeral, the Shiv Sena has accused the Congress of double standards, The party, which has called for bandh in Palghar outside Mumbai in protest against the action initiated against the cops, pointed how a man was arrested in Chennai for his allegedly defamatory posts on Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son.

Arvind Kejriwal formally launches Aam Aadmi Party

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), India's newest political party, was on 26 November 2012, formally launched by activist Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of thousands of supporters.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bal Thackeray cremated; Uddhav, Raj perform final rites

Bal Thackeray has been cremated at Shivaji Park, where he launched the Shiv Sena 46 years ago at a massive rally on Dussehra. Nearly two lakh people, including several big names, gathered at the sprawling ground as Mr Thackeray was consigned to the flames.

Two girls arrested for Facebook post on Mumbai bandh get bail

Two Mumbai girls have been arrested and were ordered by a court to 14 days in jail for questioning on Facebook the shutdown of Mumbai on Sunday, the day of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's funeral. They were bailed within hours of being arrested after paying a Rs. 15,000 bond.

Ajmal Kasab hanged at Pune's Yerawada Jail this morning

Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist caught alive during the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, was hanged to death at Pune's Yerawada Jail at on 20 November 2012 at 7:30 morning.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Arvind Kejriwal detained, released; water canons, tear gas used on prote...

The Delhi Police used tear gas, water canon and lathi-charged Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters as the anti-graft activists attempted to 'gherao' the residences of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Nitin Gadkari. Despite being denied permission by the Delhi Police, a defiant Mr Kejriwal continued with his protest plans. He alleges that the Congress and the BJP have collaborated to ensure Parliament does not function.

Man who desecrated Amar Jawan memorial in Mumbai detained

Death sentence for Ajmal Kasab, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab. The top court rejected a plea by Kasab, the only terrorist caught alive during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, to commute the death sentence handed to him by the Bombay High Court, to life imprisonment.

Asaram Bapu's helicopter crash lands in Gujarat

Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu and four others had a miraculous escape when their helicopter crashed just ahead of landing at a local college today, police officials said. They sustained minor injuries in the incident, police said.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna dies at 69

Actor Rajesh Khanna has died at home in Mumbai. He was 69. Mr Khanna was suffering from cancer. Mr Khanna has been cremated 19 July 2012’s morning. His bungalow, Aashirwad, on Carter Road in Bandra has been cordoned off by the police.

PM-lookalike walks through security to meet Pranab Mukherjee

Gurmeet Singh Sethi, who is a member of the Congress party and bores an uncanny resemblance to PM Manmohan Singh, marched through unchallenged by the security at President-in-waiting Pranab Mukherjee's residence. Mr Sethi said he had a long chat with Pranabda and has never seen the former Finance Minister this happy.
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