Lucky & unlucky

Amidst the IPL heat, the BCCI selectors have announced a strong, 15-member squad to represent the country in the World Cup to be played in England this June. Though a majority of the names threw no surprise, the non-inclusion of Ambatti Rayudu and young wicket keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant did surprise many. Continue Reading

Democratic duty

Braving the summer heat, people of Tamilnadu today cast their votes in 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies. The Election Commission made enough arrangements to ensure that the polling is free, fair and peaceful. Continue Reading

Wake-up call

The commission on Monday barred Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours and Mayawati, for 48 hours starting 16 April. Gag orders were also imposed on BJP leader Maneka Gandhi and SP’s Azam Khan. Continue Reading

Rafale remarks

Last week, soon after the Supreme Court dismissed the Centre’s ‘preliminary objections’, allowing the admissibility of three documents in the Rafale deal as evidence in re-examining the review petitions filed against its 14 December judgement, Opposition leaders started describing it as a big blow to the Union government. Continue Reading

How fit are you, Chennai?

Tapping the growing community of ‘FitGen’, a survey mapped the fitness habits of the over 2,200 consumers across nine cities in India – Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Pune and Ahmedabad – in the age group of 18–35 years. Continue Reading

‘Cool’ buddy

Dhoni has earned a name for himself as ‘Captain Cool’ over the years. Even during toughest of times, he maintained his composure. Surprisingly, Thursday night, when CSK played Rajasthan Royals, Dhoni lost his cool and stormed into the field to show his frustration towards an umpiring decision. Continue Reading

All is fair in…

Soon after the Supreme Court dismissed the Centre’s ‘preliminary objections’ Wednesday, allowing the admissibility of three documents in the Rafale deal as evidence in re-examining the review petitions filed against its 14 December judgement, Opposition leaders have started describing it as a big blow to the Union government. Continue Reading

Good for democracy

Proving wrong charges made by the Opposition that the Election Commission was helping the AIADMK government in Tamilnadu by delaying by-polls in four out of the 22 vacant constituencies in the State, the EC announced Tuesday evening that the by-elections for Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram (SC), Sulur and Tirupparankundram would be held 19 May. Continue Reading