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‘Chennai Express’ producer booked for rape

January 19, 2017

HYDERABAD: The producer of Bollywood blockbuster “Chennai Express”, Karim Morani, has been booked for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman on promise of marriage, police said on Wednesday. The complainant, aged around 25, alleged that Morani raped her in Mumbai and also at a film studio in Hyderabad in 2015 after promising to marry her...

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Boris Johnson calls on Modi

January 18, 2017

NEW DELHI: Visiting British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. "Mr. @BorisJohnson, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs met the Prime Minister," a tweet by the Prime Minister's Office stated. Johnson, who arrived here earlier in ...

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British Foreign Secretary to hold talks with Modi

January 18, 2017

NEW DELHI: Visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, has described the UK and India as “natural partners”. Johnson, the first British Cabinet Minister to visit India since Prime Minister Theresa May’s India visit last year, is to deliver the keynote addr...

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‘NTR did more for Telugu people than Mahatma Gandhi’

January 18, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: A member of parliament from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has triggered a row with his remark that party founder late N. T. Rama Rao (NTR) did more for the Telugu people than Mahatma Gandhi. Lok Sabha member from Vijayawada, Kesineni Srinivas, made the remarks on Tuesday while defending the installation of the TDP founder’s statue...

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Salman Khan thanks fans after acquittal in Arms Act case

January 18, 2017

JODHPUR: Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Wednesday thanked his supporters after getting acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act violation case. “Thank you for all the support and good wishes,” Salman tweeted. His post came when Chief Judicial Megistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit, after completing the hearing on January ...

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Rich tributes paid to NTR on 21st death anniversary

January 18, 2017

HYDERABAD/VIJAYAWADA: Rich tributes were paid to TDP founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao on his 21st death anniversary on Wednesday. NTR’s sons N. Harikrishna, N. Balakrishna, grandsons Junior NTR, Kalyanram and other family members and leader of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) paid floral tributes at NTR Ghat on the bank...

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Salman Khan acquitted in Arms Act case

January 18, 2017

JODHPUR (RAJASTHAN): The Jodhpur High Court on Wednesday acquitted the Bollywood actor in the Arms Act case. Earlier on January 9, the Jodhpur District session court had fixed January 18 for announcing its decision on the same. The date for pronouncing the judgment was fixed after the court heard the final arguments from both sides which were com...

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US national held in Hyderabad for sharing child porn

January 18, 2017

HYDERABAD: Police have arrested an American citizen in Hyderabad for downloading and uploading child pornography. The cybercrime wing of Telangana’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested 42-year-old James Kirk Jones. Jones, who was working with an MNC law firm here, was arrested after the cybercrime received a tip-off about an IP...

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Ramdev challenges Olympic wrestler to friendly bout

January 18, 2017

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev will challenge the 2008 Olympic silver medallist Andrey Stadnik for a friendly wrestling bout ahead of second semifinal match between Mumbai Maharathi and NCR Punjab Royals, in the Pro Wrestling League. “I have fought bouts with national level wrestlers. But playing against an internationally renowned player will be m...

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Congress-SP form alliance for UP polls

January 17, 2017

New Delhi: The Congress party on Tuesday said it will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. "The Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh," senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told the media here, a day after the Election Commission allotted the...

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