Kerala church in liquor warning

An influential Kerala Catholic church on Saturday criticised the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government's decision to reopen liquor outlets along highways that were shut down following a Supreme Court order in 2017.
K.M. Rakesh Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

SC acquits Bankura trio

The Supreme Court has set aside the life sentence of three members of a family in Bengal and acquitted them of murdering a two-and-a-half-month-old baby, saying the circumstances established against the accused "may not unerringly point" to their guilt.
Our Legal Correspondent Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Indian leads FB 'secret police'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed "secret police" led by Indian-American Sonya Ahuja to catch and punish those leaking information about the social media giant in the media.
PTI Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

'Hate' finger at Kashmir alliance

A citizens' committee led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has delivered a damning indictment of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party-BJP alliance in Kashmir, claiming the situation had deteriorated in the Valley while Jammu was getting increasingly communalised.


In hindsight, the evening's guests could have afforded larger dollops of dessert, and probably wider smiles as they stood together, barely able to fit into a single camera frame. They couldn't have had any intimation at the time, but the March 13 Opposition soiree on the lawns of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's 10 Janpath residence was to become the eve of an astonishing bump to wilted morales rather in desperate need of succour.
By Sankarshan Thakur Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

China, with an Indian touch

They were worth their weight in gold, though gold was easier to possess. A few centuries ago, the royal households of Europe, to be ahead of others, went to great lengths to obtain porcelain ware. Importing it, as they did, all the way from China and at exorbitant prices too. And thus it continued, for years, even as the Chinese guarded closely the secret of moulding this delicate material.
V. Kumara Swamy Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP spreading anger and hatred, Rahul says at Congress Plenary session

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of spreading hatred and anger, and said the Congress was the only party that would take the country forward by fostering an environment of amity and love.
Mar 17, 2018 12:39 IST

Desam no-trust turns into Opposition glue

The Telugu Desam Party on Friday walked out of the BJP-led coalition and, backed by the wider Opposition, moved a notice for a no-confidence motion against the government, churning the political pot at a time when the perceived invincibility of Narendra Modi has come under stress.
J.P. Yadav Mar 17, 2018 00:00 IST

India's science minister claims Stephen Hawking had said Vedic theory was superior to E=mc2

India's science and technology minister on Friday evoked angry reactions from sections of scientists after he claimed that physicist Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday, had said the Vedas had a theory superior to Einstein's law of relativity.
Our Special Correspondent and PTI Mar 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Scam status? Govt aghast

The Centre has opposed a Supreme Court suggestion to place in a sealed cover a report on the status of the investigations into the Nirav Modi scam, saying "it will have a huge public impact".
R. Balaji Mar 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Plenary 'grassroots' focus runs into a wall

Rahul Gandhi's idea of having a "worker-centric" Congress plenary this time has been undermined by the mismanagement and apathy of a group of senior leaders.
Sanjay K. Jha Mar 17, 2018 00:00 IST


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