Pankaj Advani opens up about winning the World Billiards and Snooker Championships back-to-back in 2017

The first season of The Finish Line will consist of eight parts wherein a sporting legend will be invited to recreate a defining moment in Indian sports in each of the episodes. The eight legends who have been confirmed are Abhinav Bindra, Viswanathan Anand, Dinesh Karthik, Pankaj Advani, Smriti Mandhana, Leander Paes, Parul Parmar and […]

Chess: Even after over 150 games, Vladimir and I are exactly at the same score says Viswanathan Anand

As a grandmaster, Anand obviously goes through a wide array of emotions which comprises of highs and lows, mentally and emotionally, when questioned about the certain tricks that he needed to take care of before the final showdown against Vladimir, he said, “Well for the world championship the schedule is fairly luxurious, but that gives […]

Israel Plans to Broadcast 2018 World Cup to Arab States as Gesture of Respect

Israel named the decision to broadcast the 2018 World Cup “a historic step,” that confirms the status of the Arabic language and the respect that Israel has for it, as Arabs amount to 20 percent of the country’s population. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. The matches will take place at 12 venues in 11 cities […]

Pankaj Tripathi on nepotism: ‘Audience is very smart, they know who is talented and who is not’

The actor says that while he did see such experiences in the industry, his own story has been different. “Nepotism have never really bothered me in any way. I have been busy working on my craft. People might think I am lying when I say that I have never felt uncomfortable in the industry. But […]

Budget 2018: Here is why the cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel will not reduce prices for consumers

New Delhi The Union Budget 2018-2019 has cut basic excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre but the move will not result in reduction in fuel prices for consumers. The cut in duty has been offset by an additional levy of Rs 8 per litre under Levy of Road and Infrastructure […]

Union Budget 2018: Top Hits & Misses for auto sector

New Delhi: The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has kept the Union Budget 2018 speech very much on the expected lines. The announcements seem mainly leaning towards the upcoming Lok Shabh polls next year.The strong focus towards boosting rural economy and improving the farming sector augur well for the automotive industry.However, the industry misses several […]

SC stays implementation of 2018 Maharashtra law granting reservation to Marathas in education & jobs

A three-judge bench headed by Justice L.N. Rao referred to a larger constitution bench, to be set up by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, the batch of pleas questioning the validity of the law granting reservation to Marathas in education and jobs.

SC stays implementation of 2018 Maharashtra law granting reservation to Marathas in education, jobs

One of the plea filed in the apex court had claimed that the SEBC Act breached the 50 per cent ceiling on reservation fixed by the top court in its landmark judgment in the Indira Sahwney case, also known as the ‘Mandal verdict’.  According to the 102nd amendment to the Constitution, reservation can be granted […]

Fact check: World Bank website does not show COVID-19 testing kits were purchased in 2017 and 2018

Archives of these webpages from Sept. 4-6, 2020, show that the WITS website did have “COVID-19” in the product description for three product codes for imports and exports dated to 2017 and 2018. The HS codes 300215 and 382200 were classified as “COVID-19 Test kits” (  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/300215  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/300215  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/382200  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/382200  ) and the product code 902780 was described as “COVID-19 Diagnostic Test instruments and apparatus” ( here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/902780  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/902780  ).

Ram Temple ceremony | Confusion over invite to Advani

On the other hand, sources in the Trust said that arrangements were being made for Mr. Advani’s participation in the event via videoconference as his age and the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic made it risky for him to attend in person. “Phone calls were made on Saturday and an invitation from the general secretary of the […]