Congress throws weight behind Chidambaram

The Congress has unambiguously come out in support of senior leader P. Chidambaram, condemning what the party called the Narendra Modi government’s “politics of vendetta”. Demolishing the propaganda through the day that he was absconding, Chidambaram appeared at a media conference at the party headquarters late in the evening with top leaders accompanying him. He … Read moreCongress throws weight behind Chidambaram

Ambedkar statues beheaded

Three statues of Babasaheb Ambedkar were clandestinely beheaded at three neighbouring villages in Azamgarh on Tuesday night, with some police officers linking the vandalism to recent efforts to trigger a nationwide debate on the relevance of reservation. The local police suggested the dead-of-the-night operation in the villages of Chewar Domanpur, Srikantpur and Mirza Adampur, about … Read moreAmbedkar statues beheaded

Nod for human rights cell in army

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has given the go-ahead to set up a human rights cell at the army headquarters – the first such in the forces – as part of efforts to restructure and reorganise the army, the ministry said on Wednesday. The cell will look into complaints of rights violations. Singh has also given … Read moreNod for human rights cell in army

Nethralaya opens neonatal, child clinic in Guwahati

A multispecialty neonatal, infant and child clinic was inaugurated at Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya here on Wednesday. This clinic will carry out early screening, diagnosis and treatment which can prevent and cure retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in premature babies. The clinic will also provide treatment to retinoblastoma (Rb), which is a rare form of eye cancer. … Read moreNethralaya opens neonatal, child clinic in Guwahati

Soura: Unreported epicentre of anger

Since then, Soura has been the scene of smaller demonstrations and daily running battles with the security forces, according to people living in the neighbourhood. The security forces have made several attempts to enter Soura, according to residents, with the apparent goal of sealing off a large area of open ground next to the Jinab … Read moreSoura: Unreported epicentre of anger

Killing fear to peace plea by BJP lawmaker’s daughter

A BJP lawmaker’s rebellious daughter, who had feared she would be killed for marrying against her family’s wishes and posted several videos on social media sites to seek police protection, is now trying to restore her father’s honour. She has registered a complaint with the Jansunwai portal of the Uttar Pradesh government that some people … Read moreKilling fear to peace plea by BJP lawmaker’s daughter

Discontent over Yediyurappa cabinet

The long-delayed cabinet formation in Karnataka has immediately triggered dissent as several BJP MLAs stayed away from the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday and a few of them hit out at the party for ignoring them. At least 10 BJP lawmakers skipped the swearing-in at Raj Bhavan where 17 ministers took oath of office. The strength … Read moreDiscontent over Yediyurappa cabinet

Chandrayaan-2 in lunar orbit

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully slipped into lunar orbit on Tuesday after what some space scientists called a “heart-stopping” 29-minute manoeuvre and is expected to land on the moon on September 7. Ground control engineers at the Indian Space Research Organisation’s satellite tracking and command centre in Bangalore activated the thruster aboard the spacecraft at 9.02am … Read moreChandrayaan-2 in lunar orbit

Jaishankar briefs Dhaka on Kashmir position

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday apparently apprised the Bangladesh leadership of India’s position on Jammu and Kashmir after ticking all the right boxes that are crucial for New Delhi-Dhaka bilateral relationship. The foreign secretary-turned-foreign minister who is in the Bangladesh capital on a two-day visit met his counterpart A.K. Abdul Momen on Tuesday. … Read moreJaishankar briefs Dhaka on Kashmir position

PM Modi speaks to Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke over the telephone with his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, on Tuesday. Modi raised the issue of “violence and vandalism perpetrated by a large mob against the Indian High Commission in London” on India’s Independence Day. The crowd was protesting the scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Dailyhunt … Read morePM Modi speaks to Boris Johnson