Avengers vs Avatar

The Bangalore head-turner turned out to be a head-bump designed to give a headache to the principal opponent on the other side as well as potential challengers on the same side.
K.M. Rakesh and our Delhi bureau May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

And now, 'God's gift to India'

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan thinks Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a "gift of God" to India.
Our Special Correspondent May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

India below Sudan on healthcare access

A study has ranked India 145 among 195 countries and lower than China, Bangladesh and Sudan on health care access and quality, measured through their capacities to prevent premature deaths from 32 diseases.
G.S. Mudur May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Human-shield major back under glare

The army officer who was at the centre of a human-shield controversy in Kashmir last year was briefly detained by state police after he was found in a hotel with a girl on Wednesday.
Muzaffar Raina May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Mamata seeks to keep focus on regional parties

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday cautioned those trying to belittle the power of regional outfits, saying the combined strength of these parties would pulverise any opposition.
K.M. Rakesh and Meghdeep Bhattacharyya May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong ready to broaden anti-BJP coalition

Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said the party would contest elections in alliance with other Opposition parties to stop the BJP.
Sanjay K. Jha May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

PM wishes but party whines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday congratulated the JDS's H.D. Kumaraswamy and the Congress's G. Parameshwara after they were sworn in as chief minister and deputy chief minister of Karnataka although the BJP boycotted the event.
J.P. Yadav and K.M. Rakesh May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Last-lap hiccup for Didi

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee reportedly complained to the Karnataka DGP after being forced to walk around 300 metres from the Vidhana Soudha complex gate to the podium for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing-in because of a traffic tailback.
K.M. Rakesh May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Discipline bar on girl exam

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to permit a Delhi University student, who fell short of the required attendance because of pregnancy, to write her fourth semester, observing that "academic discipline" cannot be breached and time was too short to pass an order as the exam was to begin in an hour.
Our Legal Correspondent May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Honorarium blow to midday meal cooks

Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar has reportedly struck down a proposal to increase from a paltry Rs 1,000 a month the honorarium for cooks-cum-helpers preparing midday meals.
Basant Kumar Mohanty May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Tuticorin stays on edge

The Madras High Court stay is expected to stall for at least four months the plans by Sterlite Copper to build a second copper smelter in Tuticorin to double its capacity from 400,000 tonnes a year.
Sathyamoorthy Govindarajan May 24, 2018 00:00 IST


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