Category: Current Affairs

Setback For P Chidambaram, Top Court Says His Petition “Infructuous”

Setback For P Chidambaram, Top Court Says His Petition “Infructuous”

P Chidambaram case: The former Finance Minister, arrested by CBI, faces allegations of corruptionNew Delhi:  Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, arrested on Wednesday in a corruption investigation, suffered a series of setbacks in the Supreme Court today. His petition challenging his CBI custody was not listed for a hearing at the top court. A bench…

No new engines for Jaguars, phase-out starts in 2023

No new engines for Jaguars, phase-out starts in 2023

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has called off the long-pending plan to give new engines to the Jaguar fighter fleet because of time and cost concerns. However, there is no immediate need for their replacement, defence sources said.“The design and development [of the engines] itself will take six years and then [more years for] modifying…

Bumrah, Rahane star as India decimate West Indies by 318 runs in first Test

Bumrah, Rahane star as India decimate West Indies by 318 runs in first Test

India inflicted a humiliating 318-run defeat on the West Indies in the first Test as Jasprit Bumrah dismantled the hosts with a five wicket haul after Ajinkya Rahane found his first century in two years, here on Sunday. West Indies were chasing a stiff 419-run target but Indian pacers, led by Bumrah demolished the hosts,…

Exclusive | P.V. Sindhu on winning World Badminton Championships gold: ‘It was a near perfect game’

Exclusive | P.V. Sindhu on winning World Badminton Championships gold: ‘It was a near perfect game’

more-in An elated Sindhu says her next goal is the Olympic gold. India’s golden girl of the moment P.V. Sindhu says she played the best and most consistent badminton in recent times in the World championships.In an exclusive chat with The Hindu after being crowned women’s singles champion in Basel (Switzerland), Sindhu said she was…

IMF report flags several delays in India’s data reporting

IMF report flags several delays in India’s data reporting

Even as questions have been raised about the delays in data dissemination from various government agencies — the most recent data from the National Crime Records Bureau dates back to 2016 and accident statistics have not been updated since 2015 — a recent report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), shows that inconsistencies have…

New law to curb lynching unlikely

New law to curb lynching unlikely

Union Home Minister Amit Shah looks on during an event in New Delhi on August 18, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in Group of Ministers yet to meet An empowered Group of Ministers, headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, to suggest measures to combat mob lynchings is yet to meet, but a senior…

Manmohan Singh set to lose SPG cover

Manmohan Singh set to lose SPG cover

The Narendra Modi government is likely to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s security detail shortly, according to several sources.The decision, reportedly taken after a three-month review involving the Cabinet Secretariat and the Ministry of Home Affairs with inputs from intelligence agencies the Research and Analysis Wing and the…

On the wrong side: On PCI backing Kashmir restrictions

On the wrong side: On PCI backing Kashmir restrictions

The PCI must act in the interest of a free media and not kowtow to the government The Press Council of India (PCI)’s support of government restrictions on communication last week was brazenly contrary to its mandate and purpose. It has sought to intervene in a petition by Kashmir Times executive editor Anuradha Bhasin, pending…

Currency capers: On falling rupee

Currency capers: On falling rupee

The rupee is falling, but it is too early to start worrying The rupee is back in the news following a sharp depreciation in its value versus the dollar in the last one month after a prolonged period of relative stability. It has weakened by a little over 4% since mid-July and on Friday nudged…

Congress hits out at restrictions in Kashmir

Congress hits out at restrictions in Kashmir

With the official shutdown in Kashmir entering its 20th day, the Congress on Sunday accused the Modi government of curtailing the freedom and civil liberties of the people.Posting a video on Twitter of his aborted visit to Srinagar along with 11 other Opposition leaders on August 24, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “It’s been 20…