If Bagheera of The Jungle Book is looking for a worthy successor, he may have found a little one at Tuesday dawn, dozing off under a mosquito net by the side of two boys aged no more than three months and three years in Nashik.
Major Aditya Kumar, who was embroiled in a controversy after his unit opened fire at a stone-pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir in which three civilians were killed in January this year, is among 20 armed forces personnel who will be conferred the Shaurya Chakra on Independence Day.
As many as 350 army personnel have challenged the registration of criminal cases against security forces in several disturbed areas, expressing fears of demoralisation among soldiers and dilution of a law that grants immunity to the armed forces combating insurgency.
The BJP-led Centre, which has been taunted as "anti-Dalit" by the Opposition, is considering a proposal to promulgate an ordinance to nullify a court order that ruled in favour of department-wise reservations in university recruitments.
The Centre is thinking of amending the University Grants Commission's admission policy for researchers to empower varsities to relax the cut-off set by the higher education regulator and fill seats reserved for the deprived sections.
Officials of a Pune-based bank have filed a police complaint saying cyber criminals hacked into the bank's servers and transferred Rs 94 crore to accounts in India and Hong Kong through 15,000 transactions.
Karnataka deputy chief minister G. Parameshwara has written to Union minister Arun Jaitley to end "language discrimination" in bank tests and resume the practice of permitting candidates to write the exams in any of the languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.