Supreme Court agrees to hear appointment of CBI director case next week

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner NGO Common Cause and RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj, appealed to the bench, also comprising Justices N L Rao and and S K Kaul, to hear the plea this Friday. Continue Reading

Questions here, answers where?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to Kerala, has slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF government in that State and Congress-led UDF Opposition over the Sabarimala women entry issue and said both fronts were two sides of the same coin. Continue Reading

Karnataka CM says there is no threat to his coalition govt from BJP

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Monday said there was no question of “instability” in the Congress-JD(S) dispensation as he sought to play down reports about the BJP allegedly attempting ‘Operation Lotus’ to topple his government. Continue Reading

Former BJP MLA Jayantilal Bhanushali shot dead in express train

Former Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Jayantilal Bhanushali was on Monday night shot dead by unidentified assailants onboard a train. According to news agency ANI, the former MLA was shot dead onboard Sayaji Nagar Express train while he was travelling from Bhuj to Ahmedabad. Continue Reading

Fait(h) accompli

The ‘entry’ of two women into the Sabarimala temple, the subsequent remarks made by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and reports which suggest that the entry on Wednesday happened after an elaborate recce which lasted a week, clearly indicate that the whole incident was a well-planned one. Continue Reading

Hartal begins in Kerala against 2 women worshipping in Sabarimala

Merchants’ organisations have said they will not cooperate with the hartal and keep shops and business establishments open. State DGP Loknath Behara has warned of strict action against those indulging in violence during the hartal. Continue Reading

Major changes in rates expected as GST Council meets in Delhi

It is expected to substantially slash Goods and Services Tax rates after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in so many words a couple of days ago. Also, the BJP government at the Centre has been scalded by the results in the five States where it faced defeat in the Assembly elections. Continue Reading

Vaiko protests giving sky-high powers to agencies to snoop on computers

MDMK founder and general secretary Vaiko has raised his voice against the Union Home Ministry order giving investigating agencies sweeping powers to intercept and monitor data on any computer in the country. Continue Reading

Year-ender: ISRO’s GSLV-F11 successfully launches GSAT-7A into space

GSAT-7A is the 35th Indian communication satellite built by ISRO. Weighing 2,250 kg, GSAT-7A has a mission life of eight years, and will provide communication capability in the Ku-band over the Indian region. Continue Reading