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  • Assam NRC: Gogoi's suggestions and the way forward in a complex issue (News Analysis)
    SourcesAssam NRC: Gogoi's suggestions and the way forward in a complex issue (News Analysis)

    People who do not get enrolled in the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam for lack of proof should not be detained in camps like those deemed foreigners by the states Foreigners Tribunals -- but they should have truncated rights: Former Assams Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not state this expressly, but as much could be inferred from his suggestions at an interaction with the media here earlier in the week.

    2 years ago
  • Panel report tabled in Punjab Assembly, points finger at then CM
    SourcesPanel report tabled in Punjab Assembly, points finger at then CM

    A report submitted by the Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) commission into sacrilege incidents and subsequent police firing in 2015 in Punjab was tabled in the Assembly on Monday, with its supplementary report pointing a finger at then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for police action against anti-sacrilege protesters.

    2 years ago
  • RBI deadline ends on finalising NPAs' resolution
    SourcesRBI deadline ends on finalising NPAs' resolution

    A major deadline in the process of resolving the country's most pressing corporate and banking problem of NPAs, or bad loans, is ending on Monday with the RBI having set a six-month time frame for finalising resolution plans for around 70 large stressed accounts worth over Rs 3.8 lakh crore.

    2 years ago
  • Myanmar generals must be prosecuted for genocide: UN report
    SourcesMyanmar generals must be prosecuted for genocide: UN report

    Top military leaders in Myanmar, including the commander-in-chief, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas, according to a UN report released on Monday.

    2 years ago
  • Flight times extended by major airlines to avoid payouts: Report
    SourcesFlight times extended by major airlines to avoid payouts: Report

    Plane journeys are taking longer than a decade ago, according to a report that claims the change is due to airlines "padding" their schedules to create an impression that passengers are reaching their destinations on time.

    2 years ago
  • E-cigarettes overlooked as smoking cessation tool in India: Experts
    SourcesE-cigarettes overlooked as smoking cessation tool in India: Experts

    Backing a recent UK Parliamentary Committee report on e-cigarettes, Indian experts have contended that despite being 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, they are often being overlooked as smoking cessation tool.

    2 years ago
  • Building a new Kerala: Window of opportunity for government
    India NewsBuilding a new Kerala: Window of opportunity for government

    When one of the rulers of Travancore, now a part of the southern Indian state of Kerala, handed over the reins of his territory to Lord Padmanabha, the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram, and undertook to take care of it in the Lords name, his idea was that he had assumed even greater responsibility as he was answerable to the Almighty.

    2 years ago
  • Woman jailed for leaking secret US government report
    SourcesWoman jailed for leaking secret US government report

    A woman who pleaded guilty to leaking to media a secret US government report about alleged Russia's attempts to hack the 2016 US elections has been jailed for five years and three months. Reality Winner, 26, from the US state Georgia, on Thursday, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and no fine, except for a $100 special assessment fee. The crime carried a maximum penalty of 10 years, Xinhua news agency reported. Winner was a contractor with the US National Security Agency.

    2 years ago
  • Comments sought on GDP back-series report
    SourcesComments sought on GDP back-series report

    The National Statistical Commission (NSC) has invited comments on the GDP Back Series 2011 report that credited UPA regime with the fastest economic growth leading to a political slugfest between the Congress and BJP.

    2 years ago
  • Panel estimates Rs 1,600-cr budgetary support for 5G within 4 years of rollout (Lead)
    SourcesPanel estimates Rs 1,600-cr budgetary support for 5G within 4 years of rollout (Lead)

    The Select Committee on 5G deployment roadmap has estimated a budgetary support of around Rs 1,600 crore from the Central government in the first four years of its rollout in the country.

    2 years ago