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20th anniversary of “Mohabbatein”

Released on October 27, 2000, Indian Hindi-language musical romantic drama film directed by Aditya Chopra “Mohabbatein” marked the first onscreen collaboration between Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.  On Tuesday, 27 October was the 20th anniversary of filmmaker Aditya Chopra’s romantic movie “Mohabbatein”. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, Uday Chopra, Shamita Shetty, Jugal Hansraj, Kim Sharma, Jimmy Shergill, Preeti Jhangiani in leading roles. The film also features Anupam Kher and Archana...

315 students get Covid positive in Mizoram after schools reopen

In a setback to various State Governments’ planning to open schools post Diwali, the Centre on Tuesday said children can be spreaders or super spreaders. The observation came following reports of at least 315 active cases among children in Mizoram, prompting the Northeastern State to close down the schools. Talking to reporters here on Tuesday at a Press briefing,...

Bihar’s new chapter

As the State goes to the polls today, the question is whether BJP will sweep federalism away or a young Tejashwi can halt the tide This is probably one time when Nitish Kumar is relevant because of his irrelevance. And his young opponents, sons of his peers, thought to be irrelevant, are carving their own generational relevance at his...

Now, any Indian can buy non-agri land in J&K

Lifting the barrier on the purchase of non-agricultural land, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday notified the new land laws for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir triggering widespread condemnation from various Kashmir-based political parties who termed it as a huge betrayal and step towards putting “J&K up for sale”. Significantly, the new land laws were notified...

India, US focus on China threat

Both exert China must respect rule of law; US assures help to deal with LAC face-off, Chinese assertiveness in Indo-Pacific, South China Sea In an obvious reference to China’s expansionist and aggressive behaviour, India and the US on Tuesday made it clear that Beijing must respect the rule of law and sovereignty. The US also assured India of all...

Bihar campaign gets acerbic as leaders hit below the belt

The air is toxic as the tongue has gone acerbic in Bihar that on Wednesday goes to poll for the first of the three-phased elections. The captains of political parties in their quest to damn and damage each other to the hilt are hitting below the belt, leaving aside their “gentleman façade”. And in the process, Prime Minister Narendra...

District administration to introduce LED light strings in local market by October 31

Promoting the spirit of vocal for local this year, the Dehradun district administration is planning to introduce LED light strings in the local market of the district for Diwali by the end of this month. A few months back amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the administration started the training programme under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) to provide training and develop...

Covid-19 contagion on decline in U’khand

213 fresh cases reported on Tuesday. Only 922 active patients in the state now; recovery percentage climbs to 91.23 The contagion of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) is showing clear signs of getting contained in Uttarakhand. On Tuesday only 213 fresh cases of the disease were reported by the state health department. The state now has 60957 patients of the disease...

Bansal files nomination for RS seat

The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for one Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand, Naresh Bansal filed his nomination papers here on Tuesday. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, BJP state president Banshidhar Bhagat, MP Ajay Bhatt, cabinet minister Madan Kaushik and state minister Dhan Singh Rawat among others were also present with Bansal on the occasion. Earlier, in the morning Bansal...

CM chairs Devsthanam Board meeting

Badrinath expansion vital to ensure proper management in future Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat presided over a meeting of the Char Dham Devsthanam Management Board at his residence on Tuesday. In addition to discussing various issues related to the functioning of the board, approval was also granted to various draft rules prepared by the board which would be made...