Anna’s fresh Jan Lokpal protest from March 23

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government at the Centre, veteran Gandhian and social activist Anna Hazare on Friday said that he is going to start a fresh movement for Jan Lokpal and for the welfare of farmers of the country from March 23 next year. The social...

Church to move High Court

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Kerala’s Latin Catholic Church is planning to approach the court seeking orders for finding the fishermen who had gone missing in the sea following cyclone Ockhi even as the joint search operation by Navy, Coast Guard and other agencies are continuing in the Arabian Sea for the fishermen who are...

9/11, 26/11 defining events of 21st century: MJ Akbar

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Mayabhushan | PANAJI

The two most important defining events of the 21st century are the two terror attacks on the World Trade Centre and the strikes in Mumbai, Union Minister of State for External Affair MJ Akbar said on Friday, while speaking at the inaugural session of the India Ideas Conclave which got...

Rajnikanth to float his party soon?

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The day political Tamil Nadu is waiting for is hardly weeks away, according to Tamilaruvi Manian, the State’s leading political commentator. “Yes, superstar Rajnikanth will announce the formation of his political outfit soon. The time has come the formal announcement and Rajnikanth himself would decide when to make the declaration...

Siddaramaiah wants ballot papers for Karnataka polls

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | BENGALURU

Stoking a major issue of using EVMs, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah demanded the use of ballot papers instead of Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs) during upcoming Assembly polls in the State. Addressing a Press conference on the sidelines of his Rath Yatra at Raichur in northern Karnataka on Friday, Siddaramaiah expressed apprehension...

Prez asks students to be job creators

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday urged student community to become job creators rather than remain just job seekers and advised them to follow the path of ethics and principles to attain true success in whichever walk of life they chose. While addressing the convocation of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University...

Mehbooba to induct brother in her Cabinet

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is inducting her younger brother Tasaduq Hussain in the Council of Ministers after nominating him to the legislative Council. On Friday, Tasaduq Mufti resigned from the post of coordinator in the CM’s office, two days after the Government initiated the process of his...

Din in UP Assembly, Opp seeks rollback of power tariff hike

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The Opposition parties, led by Samajwadi Party, created a din in Vidhan Sabha for second day in a row demanding roll back of power hike disrupting the proceedings of the House despite Government saying that it was ready for a debate on this issue. It was a piquant situation when Samajwadi...

Drones help TN cops nab 8 inter-State ATM robbers

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Even as one of its efficient inspectors Periyapandian fell to the bullets fired by thugs during an operation in Rajasthan on Wednesday, cops of Tamil Nadu Police pulled off a coup of sort on Thursday by arresting an eight-member team specialised in breaking open Automated Teller Machines. What made the mission...

Left parties in T raise doubts over encounter of eight Maoists

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

The killing of 8 people in an encounter by the police Bhadradari Kothagudem district has come under criticism from the Communist Party of India, other left wing organisations in Telanagana. Eight members of a newly formed CPIML Chandrapulla Reddy Bata group were killed in an encounter in Gangaram forest area under...


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Uniquely Christmas

17 Dec 2017 | SUNDAY PIONEER

Traditional Christmas is best ushered under the snow with families snuggling up on the dinner table. But there are some different mores across the world too...

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‘Universities need to take fresh look at curricula’

17 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The universities need to take a fresh look at their curricula as well as pedagogy while promoting research works, suggested the Governor Krishan Kant Paul while addressing scholars and faculty members during the convocation ceremony of the DIT University here on Saturday. Terming the universities as ‘gloried colleges’ in absence of any research activity, he said that excellence and quality are a must for education...

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