MH370 passengers' kin urge search resumption

Canberra , Jan 22

Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Sunday said they will urge authorities to resume search operations that were called off on January 17.

Indian politicians: a perceptive but askance view from the mofussil

New Delhi The Indian Republic will, this week, turn 67. But for most of its people, most hopes of its founding fathers have remained hopes only. In a polity based on 'Vox populi, vox dei', or the voice of the people is the voice of god, some voices are adept at articulating the silent feelings, usually uncharitable, of the multitude towards their rulers rather unforgettably. Such as this satirical Awadhi poet from Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad.

Great time to be a girl in the industry: Sonakshi Sinha

New Delhi , Jan 22

From a simpleton to action-oriented roles -- actress Sonakshi Sinha who has explored a variety of roles in Bollywood, says it's a great time to be a girl in the industry as filmmakers are increasingly exploring women-centric movies.

Even cash machines redundant in three years, say officials; other stakeholders doubtful

Jaipur , Jan 22 India will soon become a majorly cashless economy with even cash machines becoming irrelevant in the next few years due to the exponential growth of mobile phones for transactions, maintained top government officials, but other experts on the panel were sceptical of the timeframe and whether the necessary infrastructure was in place.

Abhishek would be best for my biopic: Satnam Singh

New Delhi , Jan 22

India's first National Basketball Association (NBA) player Satnam Singh Bhamara says it will be a proud moment for him if an Indian filmmaker decides to make a movie on his life. He feels Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan would be the best to play his character on the silver screen.