Actress Sonam Kapoor to wed Anand Ahuja on May 8

Actress Sonam Kapoor to wed Anand Ahuja on May 8

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS): Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor will marry Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja here on May 8, the family has confirmed following weeks of speculation around the wedding.   A statement on behalf of the Kapoor and Ahuja families was issued on Tuesday.   “The Kapoor and Ahuja families take great joy and pride […]

Grammy winner Ricky Kej honoured in Canada

Grammy winner Ricky Kej honoured in Canada

Ottawa, May 1 (IANS): Grammy winning composer Ricky Kej was awarded a ‘Certificate of Appreciation by The House of Commons of Canada.   During Kej’s visit to Canada, Randeep Sarai, Member of Parliament, British Columbia Province, Canada, presented the Certificate of Appreciation for his Outstanding Musical and Humanitarian Achievement on April 28.   “I am […]

Jackie Chan’s estranged gay daughter is ‘homeless’

Jackie Chan’s estranged gay daughter is ‘homeless’

Hong Kong, May 1 (IANS): Actor Jackie Chan’s estranged gay daughter and her partner claim they have been homeless and have been sleeping under a bridge “due to homophobic parents”.   Etta Ng, 18, and her girlfriend Andi Autumn posted a short video to YouTube last week claiming that they have run out of options […]

India, Japan agree to work on electric vehicle development

India, Japan agree to work on electric vehicle development

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS): India and Japan on Tuesday agreed to initiate discussions on development of electric vehicles (EVs) by collaborating at a policy dialogue on next generation zero emission vehicles, an official statement said.   According to an Indian Power Ministry statement, both countries confirmed their commitment to promoting well-functioning energy markets as well […]

Pak PM inaugurates long-delayed new airport in capital Islamabad

Pak PM inaugurates long-delayed new airport in capital Islamabad

A general view of the check-in area during a media tour of the newly built Islamabad International Airport Terminal, ahead of its official opening, Pakistan on April 18. (REUTERS File Photo)   ISLAMABAD, May 1 (Reuters): Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday inaugurated the long-delayed new airport in the capital, Islamabad, replacing the […]

Rahul accuses Goyal of murky business dealing, Minister hits back

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Railway Minister Piyush Goyal over the sale of shares in a privately-held company at nearly 1,000 times the face value and accused him of “deceit, greed and conflict of interest”.   On his part, Goyal hit back at Gandhi saying he had not […]

Dalai Lama greets Korean leaders over peace talks

Dalai Lama greets Korean leaders over peace talks

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers a speech at the platinum jubilee celebrations of Assam Tribune newspaper in Gauhati, India, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) –   Dharamsala, May 1 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written separately to North and South Korean leaders to congratulate them on their pledge […]

US-backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

US-backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

Lilwa al-Abdallah, spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), speaks in Deir al-Zor, Syria on May 1. (REUTERS Photo)   DEIR AL-ZOR, May 1 (Reuters): U.S.-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory Islamic State controls in the east near the border with Iraq.   The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), […]