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Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Agencies | in Agenda

Mayor quotes Jay-Z after ‘not guilty’ DUI verdict A South Carolina Mayor quoted rapper Jay-Z on Twitter after he was found not guilty of driving under the influence. “In the words of Jay Z, ‘not guilty, y’all got to feel me,’” Greenwood Mayor Wellborn Adams tweeted after the jury found him...

Two pathways to meet same goal

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Dr Asha Goswami | in Agenda

Striking similarities can be traced between Krishnabhakti and Sufibhakti probably as both systems inspired each other, writes Dr Asha Goswami It is curious to notice that Krishnaism and Sufism bear akin dogmas which run parallel to each other in various forms. Firstly, the mystic trend of the Krishnabhakti with regard to...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Agencies | in Agenda

Metal From Asteroid To Cure Cancer Researchers have claimed that a metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs can be used to target and destroy cancer cells. According to new research by an international collaboration between the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-Sen University in China, iridium...

Our need to feel secure

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

A genuine sense of security cannot be achieved through money or power. It lies in one’s faith in God, says AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI Who doesn’t? We, souls, know in our hearts that we are small and in many ways helpless and need security. What do most people do? They try to...

The integrity pledge

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

Vigilance Awareness Week is an attempt by the Central Vigilance Commission to promote integrity and probity in public life and make people understand how corruption is eating at the roots of the Indian society and how to combat it. It is quite some time now since we have been observing...

Astroturf : Gauging your performing self

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Someone going through a tough time in his career came asking the other day: “What is in store of my destiny? I have been conducting things efficiently all through my career. But those envious of me have been playing foul with me. They act sweet but have been foul mouthing...

There’s a troll waiting to prick a pin into you

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

Windbags masquerading as intellectuals are getting their comeuppance on social media as Bharat writes back, in English, to expose the privileges and prejudices of mainstream media The first time I encountered the word ‘troll’ was in high school. That year, we had to read JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit, as...

An open letter to PM-baiters: It's Modinomics, stupid!

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Agenda

I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the vicious slander, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's baiters including an issue-less Opposition and a former Finance Minister of the NDA infamous once upon a time as “Rollback Sinha”, a moniker given to...

Voices of the banking sector

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Tripti Sangwan | in Agenda

Bank consolidation may be the flavour of the season but we must not give in to the temptation as risks associated with mergers are too high. Focus must be on overcoming the underlying challenges India’s banking sector has experienced the worst phase in recent times and various initiatives undertaken to encounter...

#MeToo: What took it so long?

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

The widespread discussion triggered by Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein debacle seems to be paving the way for a much-needed change. But it’s telling that Bollywood actors are still reluctant to name the Indian Weinsteins they talk about, writes UMANG AGGARWAL Finally a protest against the “social epidemic” of sexual harassment, a “collective...


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Charges filed against 592 in PMT 2012 case

24 Nov 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against 592 accused persons, including promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal - JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical College, SN Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College - and one from Indore - Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College, in the MPPEB scam. In the charge-sheet, four MPPEB officials, three persons...

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