India

Indian Politician Offers $1.5 Million To Behead Bollywood Star

Surajpal Amu of India's ruling party offered the bounty amid controversy over a film's representation of a Hindu legend.<p>The chief media coordinator for India’s ruling political party has offered a $1.5 million bounty to behead a Bollywood actress and a film director.<p>Surajpal Amu, of India’s …

Deepika Padukone

The poisonous dispute over Indian film Padmavati mustn’t spill over into the UK

The possibility of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial new film opening in Britain has prompted threats against British cinemas and film fans<p>Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed an operatic version of a Sufi poem Padmavat at the Châtelet theatre in Paris in 2008. He’s now turned …

Opinion

These portraits of India’s last tattooed headhunters capture a vanishing culture

Of all the tribes that lived in the hills of what is now Nagaland, the Konyaks were particularly feared.<p>Made of up several groups, each differentiated by language and distinctive facial tattoos, they all practised headhunting—decapitating members of rival tribes being a rite of passage for young …

Lifestyle

These pictures take you right inside Delhi’s latest royal wedding

This week in the capital, two royal families came together to celebrate the wedding of Rajkumari Adrija Manjari Singh of Manda with Rajkumar Arkesh …

Weddings

From Alleppey to Gangtok: 8 Honeymoon Destinations That’ll Make You Never Want to Leave

Wedding season is here and the the natural next step that follows is the honeymoon. Most people try to get tickets to some fancy foreign destination, …

Andaman and Nicobar

SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for Singapore Debut

Singapore audiences will get a chance to view controversial Indian film “Sexy Durga.” The award-winning Malayalam-language film directed by Sanal …

Welcome to Bir, paragliding capital of India

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hidden in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, the largely agricultural village of Bir is better known to visitors by its nickname -- the "paragliding capital of India ."<p>Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, this small village has witnessed a boom in popularity among …

List-Worthy

Padmavati: Delhi High Court rejects plea to form committee that will check if film distorts history

Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea to form a special panel that would assess if there is any distortion of history in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's …

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

As China becomes more aggressive, in a first Indian Military conducts exercise to Liberate Andaman

In a first, the three defence services - Navy, Air Force and Army - carried out an exercise simulating a scenario of recapturing island chain of …

South China Sea

Sachin Tendulkar, Akash Ambani, Aditya Roy Kapoor: Every single celeb at Sagarika Ghatge-Zaheer Khan’s wedding after-party

Viral Bhayani<p>Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan tied the knot yesterday but the celebrations are only just beginning. They follow in on the footsteps of …

Bollywood

Google India announces scholarships to train 1.3 lakh students, developers: Here's how to apply

Google India on Thursday announced that it would train around 2 million developers in India with the aim to help boost innovation. Google's move …

Technology (India)

Navi Mumbai woman traces her family in Ayodhya after 14 years

A 25-year-old woman, who went missing from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh when she was a child and accidentally landed in Mumbai, has found her family 14 …

Uttar Pradesh

Fare Hike in October Has Cost Delhi Metro 3 Lakh Commuters a Day

Delhi Metro lost over three lakh commuters a day after a steep fare hike came into effect on 10 October, an RTI query has revealed.<p>The metro’s daily …

Uber to partner with Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Uber will partner with automaker Mahindra and Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles on its platform in India, the two companies said on Friday, at a time when the government is pushing to have all new vehicles electrified by 2030.<p>Uber will deploy hundreds of …

Technology (India)

1 more Bangladeshi held in West Bengal for terror links

One more Bangladeshi national was arrested by the Special Task Force of the Kolkata police for links with two suspected members of the Bangladeshi …

West Bengal

Alarm spreads in Sikh diaspora at arrest of British man Jagtar Singh Johal in India

Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh born and raised in Scotland visiting India for his wedding, was taken into custody by the Punjab police along with three …

Extremism

Seventeen overs, 10 ducks, and a team total of 2

1:14 AM ET<p>Seventeen overs, 10 ducks, and a team total of 2 - Nagaland's innings in the ongoing BCCI Women's Under-19 One-Day League and Knockout …

Arunachal Pradesh

Ivanka Trump to get President-level security

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi |<p>Ivanka Trump in Hyderabad: Over 1,200 entrepreneurs will attend the summit, including 350 from the US. …

Donald Trump

Zomato, Swiggy Battle for India Diners To Pay off for Info Edge, Says Jefferies

The battle for diners in the India e-commerce market is heating up, according to a report today Jefferies & Co. analyst Arya Sen, who thinks Internet …

The dispute over AIADMK’s symbol is over, but questions remain over bye-poll for Jayalalithaa's seat

There has been no progress in the investigation related to the Income-Tax raids that led to the countermanding of the bye-poll scheduled for …

Elections

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says 'temple must be built at Ram Janmabhoomi, no other structure must come up'

On Friday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said "the day is not far when a saffron flag will fly atop the Ram Mandir," <i>News18</i> …

India News

Building collapse in India's Mumbai kills one; over a dozen feared trapped

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Part of a four-storey building collapsed in the suburbs of the Indian city of Mumbai on Friday, killing at least one person and trapping more than a dozen, police said, the latest in a string of collapses in the financial hub.<p>“We have rescued six people and recovered one dead …

Pakistan Not Welcome at the Third Largest Islamic Congregation

Animosity between India and Pakistan is not only restricted to the gunfire exchanged between soldiers or the politicians’ rhetoric, the much-touted …

Leading Payments Services Company in India Starts Crypto Exchange

The increasing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in India has led to multiple exchanges operating in India. The latest exchange to be …

FinTech

Picking A Perfect Place To Stay In Pondicherry

<b>FINDING OUR PLACE TO STAY IN PONDICHERRY</b><p><i>The gorgeous view.</i><p>I’m going to be honest. While our glided through the streets of Pondicherry and took us a …

Houses

To Challenge Modi, Rahul Gandhi Must First Put the Congress House in Order

It still remains to be seen whether the Gandhi scion can emerge as a formidable opponent to the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Modi.<p>It’s not …

Lok Sabha

Tata Group regains footing under new 'outside' leader after 150-year journey

MUMBAI -- In this dynamic commercial hub of India, an ambitious refurbishing project of the Bombay House, the headquarters of conglomerate Tata …

Ratan Tata

S&P affirms India rating at BBB- with stable outlook: Report

S&P’s India rating comes a week after rival Moody’s upgraded the country’s rating. Photo: Bloomberg<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Standard and Poor’s (S&P) stuck with its …

Economy

‘Har Kafir Ka Yah Haal Hoga’. Closer Look At Nahargarh Fort Rocks Tell A Different Story

Dead body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging at Jaipur's Nahargarh fort on Friday. Initially, the cause of his death was linked to the …

India to Step Beyond Renewable Goal With China-Scale Tenders

In a bid to exceed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s climate pledges, India announced that it will tender enough renewable energy projects over the next …

Renewable Energy