Sunday, 21 January, 2018


Mamta Sharma

Mamta Sharma murder a grim reminder that Haryana’s raginis are targets of crime

Sharma’s murder is not the first crime against female folk performers in the state. Internet fame has just made things worse.

Indian Jews’ 3 wishes for Netanyahu: Cultural exchanges, direct flight, minority status

About 25 Indian Jews met the Israeli PM in Mumbai, and gave ideas about how to improve their own lives, and the two countries’ relations.
CEO of UIDAI, Ajay Bhushan Pandey

I have sleepless nights over these hacking threats to Aadhaar system: UIDAI CEO

As the SC hears the Aadhaar case, Ajay Bhushan Pandey is happy that fundamental issues such as privacy and data security are now part of the national agenda.

Jallikattu continues to be a bloody affair — for humans and bulls

Five people lost their lives this year while cruelty to the animals continued unabated, despite the Animal Welfare Board’s guidelines and monitoring teams.
Waseem Rizvi, head of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board

Waseem Rizvi: Meet the most ‘anti-Muslim’ Muslim man in India

Rizvi has expressed views contrary to most Indian Muslims in the recent past, uniting Muslims against him. Even Hindutva groups are unsure of his motivations.
Oberoi Sukhvillas, New Chandigarh

Chandigarh makes NYT ‘52 Places to Go’ list, with a little help from Sukhbir...

The Oberoi Sukhvilas resort, 30 km from the city, is listed as a major tourist attraction. It is owned by Sukhbir Badal and run by the Oberoi Group.
File photo of CJI Dipak Misra

Judges who revolted give Chief Justice list of complaints, but standoff prevails

Justice Jasti Chelameswar travels out of the capital further delaying resolution of crisis in the Supreme Court.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddh

‘One nation, one election’: This BJP MP is trying to get all political parties...

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini organising a seminar on 20 & 21 January, political leaders and NITI Aayog vice-chairman set to attend.

Hafiz Saeed & Salahuddin among 12 in NIA charge sheet in J&K terror funding...

Many Hurriyat office-bearers also named alongside LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen chiefs, NIA says it has definite evidence of cross-LoC funding

After Ahmed Patel’s election drama, poll panel changes Rajya Sabha voting process

After the fracas during the Gujarat Rajya Sabha poll, Election Commission decides on a new polling station layout for future elections. New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) seems to have learnt its lessons...
A graphic showing English being taught in schools

Hindi is not dead. Long live English!

About 46 per cent of Indian rural teens can now understand simple English, and this triumph of the language needs to be welcomed.

Gujarat Elections 2017

A graphic showing newspapers The Hindu, The Indian Express and President APJ Abdul Kalam

When one Indian newspaper handed over its big scoop to a rival

It was the only way to ensure the story wasn't killed. And Spielberg's latest, The Post, brings it back to me.
Former CAG Vinod Rai who A Raja has alleged was a vigilante

Talk Point: Was former CAG Vinod Rai a ‘vigilante’, or was he India’s ‘conscience keeper’?

Andimuthu Raja, the former telecom minister who was recently acquitted in the 2G scam trial, has alleged in a new book that the entire episode was the opposition’s attempt to bring down the UPA-II.