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NHRC issues notice to UP government and vice-chancellor over violence in BHU

In a clear indication that the BHU student agitation has spiraled out of control, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh state government and the vice-chancellor of BHU. The notice issued by NHRC covers the alleged inaction that occurred after a molestation complaint was filed by one of the students. It also seeks explanation ... Read More »

US won’t tolerate terrorist sanctuaries; seeks deeper ties with India

During his visit to India, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that US will not tolerate countries that promote terrorism. He said that US seeks increased ties with India, especially in resolving the political situation in Afghanistan. Mattis’ statements come after US President Donald Trump had earlier put pressure on Pakistan to take action against militant organizations operating from its ... Read More »

Kevin Missal reveals the captivating cover of his most-awaited book Kalki

After teasing book lovers for quite some time, quirky and prolific writer Kevin Missal has finally revealed the highly attractive cover of his most-awaited book Kalki. The cover launch event was hosted by the publisher Kalamos Literary Services LLP and it was held on September 24 at Title Waves, Mumbai’s first large format boutique bookstore. While at the cover launch ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia conduct joint military exercise

In what is being seen as a sign of changing geo-political equations, Russia and Pakistan today started their joint military exercise. The joint military exercise involving Russian and Pakistani forces is being conducted in Minralney Vody, Russia. The military exercise will be spread over a two-week period and it will focus on counter-terrorism operations. It will also involve practicing various ... Read More »

SBI revises minimal balance, other charges; 5 crore customers to benefit

After receiving flak from customers for raising minimal balance and other charges, the country’s largest bank, State bank of India (SBI), has reduced its minimum balance and other charges. The minimum monthly average balance (MAB) has been reduced to Rs 3000 for metro locations. Earlier, this was Rs 5,000 for metro locations. The bank has also reduced non-maintenance charges across ... Read More »

3 additional magistrates and 2 police officers removed after BHU violence

After the students of BHU University were lathi-charged, the state government has taken strong action against the officials who gave the order of the lathicharge. Three additional magistrates of Varanasi and two police officers have been removed today for their inability to control the situation in a peaceful manner. What started as a small protest has now spiraled into a ... Read More »

PM Modi launches ‘Saubhagya – Electricity for All’ scheme worth over 16,000 crore

Aiming to provide electricity to each and every household in the country, the government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. The scheme will ensure last mile electricity connectivity to all willing households in the country. The government has set the target to fully implement the scheme by March 31, 2019. The Saubhagya scheme ... Read More »

Government forms Economic Advisory Council to tackle economic downturn

After the economy is showing signs of distress, the government has created an Economic Advisory Council to prepare a roadmap for the country’s economic growth. The advisory will be a five-member panel of economists and it will be headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy. Other members in the advisory include NITI Aayog’s Principal Advisor Ratan Watal, who will serve ... Read More »

TMC senior leader Mukul Roy quits party; may join BJP

In a setback to Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), one of its founder members Mukul Roy has resigned from the party. Roy said that he will soon surrender his membership of the party and resign from the Rajya Sabha. Roy was one of the pillars of TMC and his resignation from the party will certainly have implications for TMC. In ... Read More »

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim challenges CBI court verdict in High Court

It’s evident that people with money and power can continue to play with the legal system. In yet another such instance, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has challenged the CBI court’s verdict in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. It may be recalled that Gurmeet was convicted in two rape cases and was sentenced to 20 years ... Read More »

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