BJP brings up Vadra

The BJP on Tuesday questioned the Congress's silence on media reports alleging fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari had booked air tickets for Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, appearing to rake up the claims to counter charges of financial wrongdoing against party chief Amit Shah's son Jay.
Our Special Correspondent Oct 18, 2017 00:00 IST

Cloud on Shivraj's choice of Lokayukta

The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government has appointed as the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta a retired high court judge who is junior to the deputy Lokayukta, prompting the Congress to question the choice.
Rasheed Kidwai Oct 18, 2017 00:00 IST

JNU 'public inquiry' call

The JNU teachers' association on Tuesday demanded a "public inquiry" against vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar for allegedly violating various conventions of the university, the first time the outfit has given such a call.
Oct 18, 2017 00:00 IST

SC clears custody air

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea for scrapping a man's anticipatory bail on the ground that he wasn't cooperating with investigators, saying even a crime suspect had the constitutional right against self-incrimination and custodial interrogation was not just for extracting confessions.
Our Legal Correspondent Oct 18, 2017 00:00 IST

Troops cut tweak after CM's call

The Centre has decided to withdraw fewer troops from Darjeeling than it had initially proposed, following a conversation between chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Union home minister Rajnath Singh.
Our Special Correspondent Oct 17, 2017 00:00 IST

Modi malice = ‘Anti-Gujarati’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the Congress harboured " dwesh" (malice) towards Gujarat and Gujaratis as he launched an all-out attack on the rival, betraying signs that Rahul Gandhi's recent visit to the poll-bound state had rattled the BJP leadership.
Our Special Correspondent Oct 17, 2017 00:00 IST

Nitish & voice don't match

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is set to soon lose his national voice. Close aide, JDU general secretary and national spokesperson, Pavan Varma, has begun to publicly plough a furrow at cross-purposes with Nitish's turncoat alliance with the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah establishment.
Sankarshan Thakur Oct 17, 2017 00:00 IST

Bad cop, good cop on Taj Mahal

Controversial BJP legislator Sangeet Som has said the Mughals were a "blot" on Indian culture and would soon be removed from the history books, and appeared to advocate the same treatment for the Taj Mahal too.
Piyush Srivastava Oct 17, 2017 00:00 IST

Cosmic gold factories

A global consortium of scientists, including physicists from Calcutta, has detected waves from a cosmic collision that gave birth to gold.
G.S. Mudur Oct 17, 2017 00:00 IST

Consumer shield for shop buyers

The Supreme Court has struck down a consumer commission ruling that the buyer of a commercial property cannot be considered a consumer eligible for protection.
R. Balaji Oct 17, 2017 00:00 IST

Indians for autocracy: Survey

More than four-fifths of Indians trust their government but more than half also support military rule and autocracy, a survey said on Monday.
PTI Oct 17, 2017 00:00 IST


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