Category Archives: News

Terror funding case: NIA recovers Kashmir’s protest calendar authorized by Hurriyat hardliner SAS Geelani

The arrest of seven Hurriyat-affiliated separatist leaders by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last Monday has led to the recovery of what the agency believes is concrete evidence of the involvement of Pakistan in fomenting violence and unrest in Jammu and Kashmir – a ‘protest calendar’, allegedly signed and authorised by hardline Hurriyat leader Syed… Read More »

As retail inflation eases, RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps, loans likely to get cheaper

On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macro-economic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India decided to reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 6.25 per cent to 6.0 per cent with immediate… Read More »

To save US taxpayer’s money, Donald Trump to expand Air Force One with jets from bankrupt Russian firm

Displaying his self-acclaimed fiscal prudence, it seems President Donald Trump is backing the US Air Force for finalising a deal with bankrupt Russian airline Transaero and aviation major Boeing to buy 747-8 jetliners for expansion of the Air Force One fleet in a bid to save money paid by American taxpayers from being spent on the otherwise… Read More »

20 Ways to Use RTI

Shyamlal Yadav has done way breaking stories for India Today and The Indian Express by utilizing RTI to the ideal. In his book, Journalism through RTI, he portrays how columnists should hold on in uncovering data. Concentrates: Conceptualize the thought: More than the systems of utilizing RTI, what is vital is to first conceptualize the… Read More »

A memorable day for Pakistani jurisprudence

Five judges of the Supreme Court disqualify Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif from office over undeclared assets and the Panama Papers which link his children to offshore companies Nawaz Sharif resigned as prime minister of Pakistan on July 28 after five judges of the Pakistan’s Supreme Court unanimously disqualified him from holding public office for life… Read More »

Medical board says too dangerous; SC denies MTP for 10-yr-old pregnant girl

The Supreme Court on Friday (July 28) denied permission for Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) to a 10-year-old girl who is now nearly 30 weeks pregnant through repeated rapes by her maternal uncle. The permission was denied because, as per the court-ordered medical board comprising top doctors of Chandigarh’s PGIMER hospital, going in for an abortion… Read More »

Panama Papers case: Pakistani SC orders Nawaz Sharif out of office

Wonder if this would ever be possible in multiple scam-tainted India. The Pakistani Supreme Court on Friday (July 28) dealt a huge blow to the entire civilian dispensation of the country by disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office. This landmark judgement came from the Panama Papers case probe. Sharif has tendered his resignation. Pakistan’s leading newspaper Dawn reported… Read More »

Standing Counsels: Questions On Capability

In a scathing indictment of the UP government, the Lucknow Bench said these law officers are clueless about their cases  The UP government was pulled up by two judges over standing counsels appointed by it. Justices Sudhir Agarwal and RN Mishra of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court expressed anguish that most of… Read More »

Bihar brouhaha: Sharad Yadav breaks silence, calls Nitish’s power-swap “unfortunate”

Emerging from his five-day-long ‘political hibernation’, former Janata Dal (United) chief and the party’s senior most Rajya Sabha member, Sharad Yadav, finally broke his silence on Monday over Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to purge his own Mahagathbandhan government last Thursday and then be sworn-in to office within 16 hours with the BJP as… Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind is India’s next President

Former Bihar governor and National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been declared elected as the 14th President of India. As expected, Kovind won the election by a comfortable margin of 3,34,730 votes over the Opposition’s nominee Meira Kumar. Kovind got 7,02,044 votes while Kumar got 3,67,314 out of the total of a 10,69,358.… Read More »