Monday, 23 May, 2022


Death of 7-year-old girl at Fortis sparks debate over private medical care

Seven-year-old Adya died of dengue after 15 days in Fortis Gurugram. Friends of her family say hospital charged them Rs 18 lakh, hospital says it was Rs 15.79 lakh.

Dalveer Bhandari, judge behind landmark orders, gets second ICJ term

Dalveer Bhandari known for several landmark orders, was selected as a judge in the International Court of Justice for the second time with support from both UN General Assembly and Security Council.

4 states have gone over SC-imposed 50 per cent reservation cap. Will Rajasthan follow?

The Supreme Court hasn’t stayed the Rajasthan OBC reservation Bill, but has asked the state to ensure the 50 per cent cap isn’t crossed.

Indian firm’s moon rover dream may fail to take off, thanks to lack of funds

TeamIndus is one of 5 companies selected for Google’s Lunar XPrize competition, and has to launch its moon rover by March 2018. But it’s $23 million short.

Cabinet Secy shoots down mediocre proposals to boost public sector

Cabinet Secretary disappointed with suggestions and proposals made so far, wants radical ideas for adapting public sector enterprises to ‘New India’.

Soon, ED could raid & attach properties for fraud

Sections 447 & 448 of the Companies Act are set to be included as scheduled offences under PMLA, giving ED the power to recover ‘fraud’ money.

Bengal wins GI tag, but not 900-year-old custody battle over Rasogolla

This may not be the last word in the not-so-syrupy confrontation with Odisha as the GI tag has only been given for the “Banglar Rasogolla”.

Judges bribery allegations: SC junks petition seeking judicial probe

The petition had sought that a special investigative team headed by a former chief justice of SC to replace the ongoing CBI probe.

Reputation worries may have led India to choke air quality deal with Obama

The bilateral agreement to tackle air pollution in Indian cities gathers dust as New Delhi is thought to be worried about damage to the country’s image.

Another clash at SC: CJI takes away 2G-related case from Justice Chelameswar

Case involving ED officer was listed to be heard by Justice Chelameswar, but was shifted to CJI Dipak Misra’s court through supplementary listing.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.