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Academics write to PM on silence, platitudes

Over 600 teachers and scholars worldwide have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing anguish at the Kathua and Unnao gang rapes and holding his government responsible for the "terrible state of affairs".
PTI Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Darkest, what darkest?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet secretary PK Sinha (extreme left) and principal secretary Nripendra Misra at a Civil Services Day event in New Delhi on Saturday. Modi expressed concern over delays in processing files and asked bureaucrats to make the best use of technology to bring changes to the common man’s life.
Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Impeach probe matters, not numbers: Cong

The Congress functionaries behind the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra say the Opposition's lack of numbers in Parliament is irrelevant, arguing that no member would be able to oppose the motion if the inquiry committee finds even one of the five charges credible.
Sanjay K. Jha Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Shah attack on Sonia turf

BJP national chief Amit Shah on Saturday accused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of "defaming Hindu culture", the open attack in Congress pocket borough Rae Bareli raising suspicions of a deeper plan behind the choice of venue.
Piyush Srivastava Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP builds up Rahul versus Modi battle

The BJP's persistent attack on Rahul Gandhi has led many in the party to believe it's part of a plan to turn the 2019 battle into one between the Congress chief and the "mighty" Narendra Modi, hoping the younger leader would be no match.
J.P. YADAV Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

'Understanding' snub for CPM Kerala line

The CPM's decision to keep the door open to an understanding with the Congress in the fight against the RSS-BJP is not what the party's Kerala unit has all along bargained for.
Santosh Kumar Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP ignores PM rape dictum

The Karnataka BJP took out newspaper ads chastising the Congress government for "rapes" in the state on Friday, two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that rapes should not be politicised.
K.M. Rakesh Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Glare on teacher quota in higher education

The Centre has indicated it would sound out the national commissions for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes over certain observations in an Allahabad High Court judgment questioning the relevance of teacher reservations in higher education, inviting criticism from Ambedkarite scholars.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Train suspect sees 'politics'

Swami Aseemanand, acquitted by a Hyderabad court earlier this week in the Mecca Masjid blast, claimed on Saturday his name had been dragged into such cases with a political motive.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Big currency note seizures in Karnataka

Currency notes of denominations of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 constitute 97 per cent of the Rs 4.13 crore the income tax department has seized in poll-bound Karnataka till now, authorities said on Saturday.
PTI Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Need-based surgery drive by doctors

An association of Indian doctors campaigning for ethics in medicine plans to release "position papers" to explain under what circumstances angioplasty, Caesarean sections, or knee surgery among other interventions should be considered appropriate and necessary treatment.
G.S. Mudur Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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