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IFS officer accused of dowry harassment by K'taka IPS officer wife calls charges fake

Controversy The divorce and child custody petitions of the couple filed in 2020 are being heard at the Patiala House Court. TNM Staff IFS officer Niteen Subhash Yeola who has been accused by his wife and IPS officer Vartika Katiyar of dowry harassment has, in his statement to Delhi police called the complaint completely malicious, false and an afterthought in pursuance of the proceedings'' that were previously initiated by him. He has also alleged that the complaint filed by Vartika at the Cubbo

8 Mar 2021 2:57 pm
Actor Rhea Chakraborty makes a comeback on social media

News Her last post in August was a video clip of media personnels mobbing her father Indrajit Chakraborty. IANS Actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was embroiled in many controversies following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has made a comeback on social media on the occasion of International Womens Day on Monday, months after she was released from jail. Rhea posted a picture on Instagram, where she is seen holding her mother's hand.Happy Women's Day to us .. Maa and me .. together forever .

8 Mar 2021 1:45 pm
Opposition uproar in Rajya Sabha over rising fuel prices

Politics The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned around 10.05 am till 11 am and again till 1 pm on day one of the second leg of the Budget Session. PTI Image for representation: PTI The Opposition's persistent demand for a discussion on huge and frequent increases in petrol, diesel and LPG prices on Monday led to an uproar in the Rajya Sabha, which was adjourned twice in quick succession. The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned around 10.05 am till 11 am and again till 1 pm on day one of the second leg

8 Mar 2021 1:30 pm
NHAI cautions against fake FASTags being sold online

FASTag The NHAI also explained how people could purchase genuine FASTags. TNM Staff Image for representation: PTI The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued a warning to people who were allegedly selling fake FASTags online. In a statement on its website, the agency said that the fake FASTags issued would not be valid to cross toll plazas in the country. The NHAI explained that some fraudsters were selling fake FASTags online and these tags are designed to make them appear as if

8 Mar 2021 1:06 pm
Meet the Indian woman whos made a career out of draping saris in a myriad of ways

Human interest As a special for International Womens Day, Dollyw Jain is offering her updated signature D-coat (a petticoat) for the perfect drape. Ranjani Govind Dolly Jain From being adventurous enough to turn sari-draping into a profession, reaching out to celebrity clients including Isha Ambani, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Union Minister Smriti Irani, Dolly Jain is now looking forward to releasing her coffee table book on 365 kinds of sari-drape. The book will include

8 Mar 2021 11:07 am
Harry and Meghans Oprah intv: Couple speaks on royals, racism and more

Interview This was the couple's first major interview since announcing their split from the royal family. DW Image: Twitter/Oprah Winfrey Prince Harryand Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex talked about the struggles of living in the royal family in a highly-anticipated interview with US television personality Oprah Winfrey, which aired at 8 pm ET (0100 GMT) on Sunday. It's the couple's first major interview since announcing theirsplit from the royal family. The interview is divided into two part

8 Mar 2021 8:54 am
59 stories that tell how caste-based violence continued unabated amid pandemic

Caste The triggers for the crimes are varied but familiar, ranging from inter-caste love to assertion for basic rights and dignity. Jahnavi Reddy Image Credit: PTI/ShailendraBhojak At the height of the COVID-19 lockdown in April, Madhu, a young man in his early 20s, found himself out of work in Bengaluru like lakhs of other workers across the country. He returned to his hometown in Alur mandal of Karnatakas Hassan district rather reluctantly. He had left more than a year ago, fleeing the wrath o

8 Mar 2021 8:02 am
George Muthoot death: AIIMS Forensic dept to probe cause of death

Death George Muthoot died on Friday night after he fell from the fourth storey of his house in New Delhis East of Kailash. Abhish K Bose The Forensic Department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has constituted a medical board of three senior doctors to probe the cause of death of MG George Muthoot, the chairman of the Muthoot Group. George Muthoot died on Friday night after he fell from the fourth storey of his house in New Delhis East of Kailash. The incident took

7 Mar 2021 6:45 pm
Free entry for women visiting historical monuments on Women's Day

Women's Day The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said that Indian and foreign female tourists will be given free entry on March 8, Monday. IANS PTI As part of the countrys International Womens Day celebrations on March 8, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has announced that women can visit the historical monuments across India free of cost on Monday. They will not be levied any entry fee to visit the protected monuments in India. The ASI Joint Director General (monuments), M Namb

7 Mar 2021 4:36 pm
IPL 2021 schedule announced: Kick-off on April 9, final on May 30

IPL 2021 The playoffs and the final will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. TNM Staff The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 9 and the final will be held on May 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday. The matches will be played in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The IPL website said that the first match will be held in Chennai with a high oc

7 Mar 2021 3:07 pm
Indian man onboard Air France allegedly causes trouble, flight makes emergency landing

Travel The Indian national has been detained in Bulgaria, where the Delhi-bound Air France flight made the emergency landing. PTI A New Delhi-bound Air France flight made an emergency landing in Bulgaria due to an Indian passenger on board, as he was allegedly causing trouble, according to media reports. The Air France flight from Ghana via Paris took off to New Delhi after deboarding the passenger. The incident took place on Friday. The Indian national, whose identity was not made public, has b

7 Mar 2021 2:35 pm
Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP ahead of PM Modi's Kolkata rally

Election Seventy-year-old Mithun Chakraborty is participating in PM Modi's rally on Brigade parade ground rally in Kolkatta. TNM Staff Waving the party's green-saffron flag with lotus symbol, actor Mithun Chakraborty formally joined the BJP at the Brigade parade ground in Kolkata on Sunday. The announcement came just moments before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival at the Brigade ground to kickstart his'Brigade Chollo Rally'in Kolkatta. The West Bengal Assembly election is scheduled to

7 Mar 2021 2:35 pm
Nilekanis film black panther and leopard encounter at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Last year, Rohini Nilekani had written that she had not been able to see a black panther despite several attempts. TNM Staff Screenshot: Twitter Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani witnessed an encounter between a black panther, Saya, at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary with Scarface, a leopard who has taken over the territory. According to wildlife filmmaker and photographer Shaaz Jung, Scarface earned the name after he sustained an enormous gash across his f

6 Mar 2021 7:15 pm
Puducherry Assembly polls: Cong ready to form alliance with NR Cong to defeat BJP

2021 Puducherry Assembly elections Today, BJP like an asura is implementing anti-democratic policies with money and power, said Puducherry PCC president AV Subramanian. Bharathi SP Congress is ready to form an alliance with NR Congress to defeat the BJP, Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president AV Subramanian said on Saturday. This comes at a time when there are speculations that NR Congress might break the alliance with BJP. NR Congress is a breakaway faction of Puducherry PCC and

6 Mar 2021 6:56 pm
Strong female voices come together to support Oxfam India's gender equality campaign

Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge Actor Richa Chaddha, rapper Sofia Ashraf and activist Jasmeen Patheja are backing 2021s #WalkForHer challenge. TNM Staff Activist Jasmeen Patheja and rapper Sofia Ashraf This year's ongoing Oxfam Indias Virtual Trailwalker Challenge is inviting participants to #WalkForHer and end gender-based discrimination. The campaign has not only attracted enthusiastic citizen participation but also the support of actor Richa Chaddha, rapper and writer Sofia Ashraf and Jasmeen Pat

6 Mar 2021 5:55 pm
India beat England to win series 3-1, qualify for World Test Championship final

Cricket India will play against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final at Lord's in June. IANS Twitter / BCCI India on Saturday defeated England by an innings and 25 runs to win the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad and with it the series 3-1. The result takes India into the final of the World Test Championship, to be played at Lord's, London, in June. New Zealand have already qualified for the final. Off-spinner R Ashwin and left-arm spinner Axar Patel bagged five-wicket hauls t

6 Mar 2021 4:23 pm
Former senior TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi joins BJP in West Bengal

Politics Trivedi said he had been waiting for this golden moment and added that family is supreme in some parties but it is people who are supreme in the BJP. PTI BJP West Bengal Former Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi joined the BJP on Saturday, weeks after he announced quitting his Rajya Sabha membership on the floor of the House deploring violence in poll-bound West Bengal. He joined the BJP in the presence of its president JP Nadda, and Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan

6 Mar 2021 1:50 pm
Taapsee Pannu speaks about I-T raids, denies she has a 'Paris bungalow'

Controversy The searches, reportedly part of a tax evasion probe against Phantom Films, were done by the I-T Department across 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune. TNM Staff Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu who was raided by the Income Tax department sleuths took to Twitter after three days of intense searching to express her views regarding the same. In a series of tweets, she said neither does she have a bungalow in Paris,nor receipts of5 crore payment to her. She even said that there was no raid in

6 Mar 2021 11:00 am