Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes his side remain the team to beat in Spain but admits that victory over leaders Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday is paramount to their title chances. With millions watching around the world Madrid travel into enemy territory in Catalonia on the back of a 32-game unbeaten run and boast a six-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
A state government employee who was returning home in Kolkata from his place of posting died while standing in a queue in front of an ATM counter near Bandel station in Hooghly district on Saturday. The employee, Kallol Roychoudhury (56), was returning to his Behala home in South Kolkata from Cooch Behar in North Bengal where he was posted.
Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) expressed concern and shock at the verdict of the Delhi High Court lifting the ban on 344 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) of drugs by the government a few months back. In a press release on Saturday, JSA said, "This is a huge setback to efforts aimed at bringing a semblance of order into the absolute anarchy that exists in India's pharmaceutical market."
Dispelling rumours that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was unaware of demonetisation, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said he knew it and kept it as secret despite being "very friendly and open". "When the bombshell (demonetisation) came... Every body wanted to know how Mr Jaitley could keep the secret so well. This is the kind of commitment a tall leader has... when the time comes, they keep (an important information) secret from everybody," Goyal said during a session at HT Leadership Summit here.
Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over its diplomats in the High Commission allegedly not being allowed to withdraw their salaries, which is paid in US dollars, by the bank. Asserting that not allowing its officials to withdraw their salaries was in breach of Vienna Protocol, Pakistan has also threatened that in case the matter is not resolved soon, it may consider retaliatory action against salary disbursal for Indian diplomats there.
Dutch Formula One driver Max Verstappen collected two special awards for the second year in a row at the International Automobile Federation (FIA)'s gala prize-giving ceremony on Friday. Verstappen, who became the youngest ever grand prix winner in Spain in May and is now the hottest young talent in the sport, has now won the Action of the Year award for three successive years.
After a cocktail-sangeet in Chandigarh followed by Sikh wedding in Fatehgarh Sahib, crickter Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech landed in Goa on Thursday (December 01) evening for another series of functions. (Pic Courtesy: Instagram) Groom Yuvraj Singh and bride Hazel Keech performing wedding rituals at the Dera of Baba Ram Singh, a Gurdwara in Chandigarh on November 30, 2016.
Fitness trainer Rahul Bhatt says his sister Alia Bhatt is a big star now and he doesn't get to meet her quite often. "Alia is a very big star now and we don't get time to meet her. We only meet on important occasions like father's birthday, Rakshbandhan, Diwali. She very busy now and I am happy for her success," Rahul told IANS.
An Indonesian police plane with 13 people on board lost contact during a flight on Saturday to the island of Batam near Singapore, authorities said. The plane, with five crew members and eight passengers, dropped out of contact mid-morning about 50 minutes after taking off from Bangka island off the southeast coast of Sumatra island, a police statement said.
West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi today virtually disapproved of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remarks on the deployment of army at toll plazas, saying one should be careful while making allegations against a responsible organisation like the army. The presence of army personnel at toll plazas had triggered a row with Ms Banerjee questioning if it was an "army coup", drawing a stinging condemnation from the centre which said the remark showed her "political frustration".
And then boasted that had the I-T officials knocked on his door a month earlier, they would have found at least Rs 40 crore in the same almirah from which they recovered Rs 6+ crore of unaccounted money. In all, the officials found Rs 152 crore in unaccounted wealth; Rs 100 crore unaccounted income of Ramalingam group, Rs 30 crore by Ibrahim Shareef, a contractor (said to be Jayachandra's man) and Rs 22 crore by Kannan Borewells Company Limited.
Trying to woo the voters in Uttar Pradesh before the Assembly elections due next year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said "if one has to eradicate poverty from the country, it is essential to develop big states like UP, Bihar, Maharashtra." Addressing his Parivartan rally in Moradabad, Modi thanked the people of the region for extending their support to the BJP during the 2014 elections.