Kapil Sibal, Ghulam Nabi speak up against Congress leadership

The ongoing Punjab crisis and the recent high-profile exits from the Congress have prompted its Group of 23 (the group that wrote to party president Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping changes in the party structure) to once again express concern over what they called was the continuing drift in the party. Continue Reading

‘Contempt threat’ to lawyer: Justice Mishra apologises

Supreme Court advocates requested Justice Arun Mishra today to be patient in dealing with lawyers after the judge warned a lawyer of contempt while arguing a land acquisition matter two days ago. Continue Reading

ED seeks court’s permission to arrest Chidambaram

The Enforcement Directorate sought Delhi court’s permission today to arrest former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case. Continue Reading

Rich will benefit, poor left to fend for themselves: Kapil Sibal on tax cut

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal today attacked the government over its move to cut corporate tax, alleging that the rich will benefit while the poor left to fend for themselves.
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SC allows TN State Cricket Assn hold elections for office-bearers

The Supreme Court today allowed the Tamilnadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect office bearers but said the results will be subject to its decision.
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Chidambaram moves SC for listing of plea challenging trail court’s order

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday moved the Supreme Court, saying his plea challenging the trial court’s order remanding him to CBI custody in the INX medica case has not been listed for hearing today despite the apex court’s direction on August 23. Continue Reading

Delhi High Court verdict on AIADMK two-leaves symbol this afternoon

Now Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader T T V Dhinakaran and his aunt and general secretary of the party, V K Sasikala, had moved the court against granting the two-leaves symbol of the AIADMK to the Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam-led faction. Continue Reading

Money, the mirage

The balloon took off from the time economies started moving from barter to paper money. When goods or visible services were the common tender, there was no question of a hidden value; the exchanges were purely based on need. A bagful of wheat could be swapped for a similar quantity of mud if there was a mutual need. Continue Reading

Nation in Arrears

The literate and the illiterate; the lettered and the unlettered; the educated and the uneducated; the knowledgeable and the ignorant; the wise and the idiot; the luminary and the layman — the education scenario in India stumps all across the spectrum. Forget enlightenment, even an elementary understanding turns elusive thanks to a maze of policies, judgements, rules and regulations Continue Reading