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New York: US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said there should be no travel ban on the basis of religion, but defended President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, saying it is meant to keep the country safe. Haley said she believes that legal immigration is the “fabric” of America, pointing out that she is the “proud daughter” of Indian immigrants. “I’m the proud daughter of Indian immigrants who reminded my brothers, my sister and me everyday how blessed we were to be inRead More
New Delhi:  India moved another step closer to the launch of a nation-wide sales tax regime when the lower house of parliament approved supporting legislation on Wednesday night. The development will boost confidence that the wide-ranging tax reform — which was proposed a decade ago and since then has been refined to win bipartisan support under Prime Minister Narendra Modi — will meet the government’s latest target of July 1. The four bills supporting India’s most significant economic reform since the 1990s will now go to the upper house, whereRead More
India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday clarified that his ‘no-longer-friends’ with Australian cricketers comment had been blown out of proportion and he continues to be on good terms with the “few guys” he knows and those who have played with him at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli’s clarification comes after he received widespread criticism from the Australian media on what they dubbed as ‘classless’ comments.”No, it has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. As IRead More
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today ruled out possibility of early Assembly polls. His assertion came in the backdrop of opposition Congress’ claim that Assembly elections are likely to be advanced in Telangana. “Elections will happen as per schedule,” he said in the Legislative Assembly, referring to the comments of state Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy. The term of current Assembly ends in 2019. Rao’s comments came during a debate on the annual budget for 2017-18 while talking about the measures announced by the TRS government for the welfare of backwardRead More
DEHRADUN: A long-time RSS pracharak, the BJP’s Trivendra Singh Rawat, 56, today took over as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, the state that he had campaigned should be carved out of Uttar Pradesh back in the nineties. The BJP had swept the hill state in the state elections with 57 of the 70 seats in the state; Mr Rawat is said to have played a key role in the party’s strategy in the victory. He was unanimously elected at the party legislature meeting on Friday; his name formally proposedRead More
NEW DELHI: The BJP is to end the suspense over Uttar Pradesh’s next Chief Minister soon, and is likely to settle for Yogi Adityanath, the party’s Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur after the party’s ideological mentor, RSS, was not comfortable with the name of junior telecom minister Manoj Sinha who, PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, had reportedly backed. Sources said Uttar Pradesh is also likely to have two deputy chief ministers: Dinesh Sharma, who is the Mayor of Lucknow, and Keshav Prasad Maurya, the party president inRead More
Mumbai: Actor Shah Rukh Khan says he and Aamir Khan dont discuss work whenever they meet. Rumour mills were abuzz about a possible collaboration between the two contemporaries after Shah Rukh posted a picture of him and Aamir on twitter with the team of Netflix. SRK also visited Aamir on his 52nd birthday on March 14. When asked about a possible collaboration, Shah Rukh said, “We dont talk work. We havent spoken about work for years. He has been in town and so am I. Last two-three times he hasRead More
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is not safe inside the White House and even the Secret Service would not be able to protect him during a terror attack, a former Secret Service agent who had guarded previous presidents have warned. Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino’s statement came a week after the arrest of a man who jumped the White House fence and roamed around the higly-secured property for more than 15 minutes. “The intruder set off multiple alarms, alarms that clearly showed someone breached the property, and he wasRead More
Mumbai: Riding on the outcome of the just-concluded assembly elections, key Indian equity indices zoomed to new 52-week highs and crossed their psychologically significant levels. The benchmark NSE Nifty hit a record intra-day high and closed above the 9,100-mark for the first time during the truncated week ended Friday. On Friday, the wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) touched a new record intra-day high of 9,218.40 points. Similarly, the Sensex touched a new 52 week-high of 29,824.62 points. The bull run continued for the second consecutive weekRead More

Posted On March 18, 2017By telanganaIn Slider, Sport

Virat Kohli Shrugs Off Injury Fears, Bats At No.4

Virat Kohli allayed all doubts about injury concerns that were raised on Thursday after the India captain got hurt while fielding on against Australia in the third Test match being played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Kohli on Saturday turned out to bat at his usual position on Day 3, laying to rest injury concerns after a long absence from the field against Australia in the ongoing match. Kohli hurt his right shoulder while fielding on Thursday and went off in the afternoon session on the openingRead More