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Aadhaar made compulsory for advocates arguing against Aadhaar

* Bar Council of India makes it mandatory for membership enrolment ​​​​​​​New Delhi, June 21: The banks are moving towards making it mandatory. Colleges are going in the same direction. Not to be left behind, the judiciary too is following suit. According to sources, the Bar Council of India (along with its State bodies) has made Aadhaar compulsory for all the members who enrol with it. Registration with the Bar Council is

It's an election that uses 1971 population census data

* Presidential poll process will make Duckworth-Lewis or GST calculation look like kindergarten stuff New Delhi, June 14: If ever you are asked to set a question paper for an examination that no one can clear successfully, all you have to do is pose one simple question, and we guarantee you none will get out of the exam hall with any sort of confidence. The question, of course, is: How is the

All your old confusions will become old when GST is in place

Even the not-so-FAQs answered Chennai, June 10: GST. What is the road ahead? We at Crank’s News are uniquely placed to answer this question — this is why we are experts and you are just lay leaders — because the road ahead of our office is literally GST (Grand Southern Trunk Road). This crowded, confused, complex GST Road, as it is now, could be a good metaphor for the other GST (Goods and Services

When ICC failed to inform Pak that it was the host

Interesting tidbits from ICC Champions Trophy’s chequered history London, May 31: The ICC Champions Trophy, which kicks off tomorrow in England, is perhaps the most prestigious limited overs tournament, after the ICC World Cup, IPL, Big Bash League, Caribbean T20 League and Buchi Babu Trophy. The ICC Champions Trophy, which was originally named ICC Knock Out Trophy (there was no consensus whether ‘Knockout’ was a single word or two, and

Journo sacked for revealing in headline what the report contains

* Sub-editor pays the penalty for slipping up on basics of click-bait journalism on Rajini report New Delhi, May 24: When young Naveen Tripathi, a New Delhi-based sub-editor with a popular Internet site that is known for hard-hitting investigative news stories like ‘7 reasons why you will not read this story’, found a news report on Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth’s putative entry into politics land on his news desk, he was

NDA govt's 3 years longer than any other govt's 3 years: Venkaiah

Justice Karnan to hear PIL filed by Karnan against SC Judges Arvind Kejriwal ready to prove election symbols too can be tampered New Delhi, May 10: It has been a happening week on the news front, what with the bizarre happenings involving Justice Karnan, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal being caught in a bribe scandal and he hitting back with claims of EVMs can be tampered, and the NDA government all set to complete 3 years in office

All is love and fair in French politics

Everything you didn’t want to ask on France and its elections Paris, May 3: As a newspaper devoted to focusing on issues of interest to local citizens this week we turn our eyes on that one event over which Chennaiites have been exchanging a lot of WhatsApp messages: French elections. Probably you too would have got that WhatsApp forward that talks of the ‘love life’ of presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, who is being described by journos as the ‘French Kennedy’ because

Getting run-out off three-hit

A flashback on some fun moments from previous editions of IPL Chennai, Apr 5: The spectacular cricketing extravaganza, the 10th Edition of the IPL, which gets underway tonight, will feature a sum total of 8 teams with around 140 players playing across 10 different venues in 60 matches over 47 days, and after all the excitement and entertainment, most of us will have difficulty recalling 10 days later who the

Interesting contest to follow till IPL starts

An on-the-spot report from R K Nagar Chennai, Mar 29: The by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency, to be held on 12 April, has brought the focus back on Tamilnadu politics that had gone silent after the drama-filled days of February that were more frenetic than the final overs in an IPL clash and more crowded and confusing than the 8 am Dadar-Virar fast train. As is well known, the R K Nagar seat had fallen vacant due to

‘SPB has moral right to make money out of Raja’s music’

All your queries on Ilaiyaraja and SPB royalty fracas answered Chennai, March 22 : Just when Tamil Nadu was looking to slip into a comatose state what with no real controversies that the people are so used to coming their way, has mercifully arrived the Ilaiyaraja vs. S P Balasubramaniam royalty imbroglio. Now, the State has found the muse for doing what it does best: Creating memes. On a serious

'TBF, we got the election dates spot on'

*Poll pundits hit back sharply at critics *Scientists say in a parallel universe Rahul is winning New Delhi, Mar 15: Pollsters and political pundits (journalists) in India, to this day, seem to have got not even one election right. This is a track record that is worse than even, well, Rahul Gandhi’s. At least in the case of Rahul Gandhi there is the very logical and valid excuse that he