Boycotting armed militants on auspicious days
By Nava Thakuria
A decade back, when I used to contribute news based articles with photographs for various media outlets, I had an astonishing experience while sending a photograph relating the Independence Day celebration in Guwahati Press Club for a New Delhi based news magazine.
At that time, the observation of I-Day (also the Republic Day on January 26) in the insurgency-stricken northeast India was a mere government programme across the region under high security covers ... Read More
Gap to enter Indian market; first stores to come in Delhi, Mum
New York, PTI:
American clothing retailer Gap will enter India next year in partnership with textile company Arvind Lifestyle Brand and open 40 outlets across the country as part of its global expansion strategy. AP photo
American clothing retailer Gap will enter India next year in partnership with textile company Arvind Lifestyle Brand and open 40 outlets across the country as part of its global expansion strategy.
The brand plans to open about 40 franchise-operated Gap ... Read More
Chennai Turns 375
CHENNAI: A name that kindles the old world charm, 'Madras,' in its latest avatar Chennai, turned 375 on Friday as festivities marked the birthday of this historic coastal city in South India.
In the run up to Madras Day, a long list of programmes devised by a set of volunteers, including historians, were undertaken since August 17.
The city was believed to have been founded on August 22, 1639. A British-era name that brought with ... Read More
Sharmila decides to stay away from home and mother
Even after her release from detention, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided to keep her vow of neither entering her house nor meeting her mother till the government repeals AFSPA. PTI file photo
Even after her release from detention, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided to keep her vow of neither entering her house nor meeting her mother till the government repeals AFSPA.
Sharmila, 42, is now continuing her 14-year-old fast from a small ... Read More
'Yes, I took the Telangana survey and yes, I'm a little angry'
By Ajay Subramaniam
Source : SIFY
Hyderabad: On Tuesday, it was easier getting to work. Autos, buses and most of public transport were off the streets and the only ones out were those who really couldn't 'stay at home' - doctors, airport officials, emergency personnel and husbands.
But when the surveyor comes knocking, and if you’re not home, you require a document from your employer, stating that 'Yes, he/she is at work, and no, we can't afford to ... Read More
Akhilesh government takes action: 33 IPS officers transferred in UP
LUCKNOW: In a major reshuffle, Uttar Pradesh government transferred 33 IPS and 11 PPS officers on Saturday.
DIG Agra Vijay Singh Meena has been replaced by DIG PAC Meerut Laxmi Singh, a home department spokesman said here.
DIG Devipatan (Gonda) Vijay Kumar Garg has been transferred on the post of DIG personnel Lucknow and he has been replaced by DIG Police Training College (Gorakhpur) Jitendra Pratap Singh, the spokesman said.
Gorakhpur SSP Akash Kulhari and commandant PAC ... Read More
Phoolan Devi murder: Sher Singh Rana gets life imprisonment
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to Sher Singh Rana in 2001 bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi murder case.
While delivering the judgement, Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on Rana.
"For offence under Section 302/34 IPC, I award you life term and Rs 50,000 fine... For offence under Section 307, I award you life term with a fine of Rs 50,000," the judge said, adding that if Rana ... Read More
Tamil Nadu govt to honour 17 cops for meritorious service
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced the names of cops who would be honoured with the police medal for meritorious service on the occasion of the Independence Day on Friday.
As many as 17 cops would receive the award.
Deputy inspector-general of police (DIG - internal security) C Easwaramoorthy, DIG, armed reserve, N Rajashekaran, additional superintendent of police, police Recruit school in Villupuram, P Nagarajan, additional superintendent of police P G Sunanda Bhagavathy, ... Read More
Bihar teachers get education degrees before birth!
By Imran Khan
Patna: Imagine getting a B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) degree before turning 21 or even before being born? Strange as it may sound, that's exactly what has happened in Bihar in at least 95 cases.
The state government had appointed 34,540 trained teachers on a regular basis in 2011-12 after the Supreme Court ordered this in 2010. But soon after they were appointed, the education department received a number of complaints that some of the ... Read More
4,000 Maharashtra Doctors to Go on Indefinite Strike Over Bond Service Demands
Mumbai: Around 4,000 doctors across Maharashtra have decided to go on an indefinite strike from tomorrow to protest against "failure" of state government to fulfil the "long pending" demands of the resident doctors.
"We have been requesting the state government to fulfil our valid demands regarding bond service from a very long time. Despite regular follow ups, the government has failed to meet our demands. This is why, we have decided to go on an ... Read More