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Who is Priyanka Vadra? Is she a Cabinet Minister? Is she a Chief Minister? Is she a bureaucrat? Is she even an MP? Has she even contested a single election in her life? Is she an industrialist? Is she a top professional?The answers to all of the above questions is “no”. Then why are all manner of journalists and media houses going into absolute raptures over her and why is she appearing ...
Varanasi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's supporters on Thursday gathered at an intersection in Varanasi and raised slogans in favour of the leader where he will file his nomination for contesting elections. Media reports indicated that a retired judge, a boatman, a weaver and a singer would be proposing Modi's nomination in Varanasi. Modi is expected to arrive ...
​Irom Sharmila, who has been fasting for 13 years against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur, wanted to vote for the first time in the final phase of elections in Manipur.The 42-year-old, according to the BBC, had regained her faith in democracy, following the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)."I heard about the work of the AAP when they governed Delhi for a little over a ...
Let's take a peek at Narendra Modi, the man most opinion polls now say will lead India in 2014. Others too could make it but it would take some doing. Narendra Modi, born 1950 Gujarat chief minister Most likely to: Make the BJP more efficient. Least likely to: Retire in Gujarat. Not many think of Narendra Modi as someone they can sup with. They see him as a man of robotic competence – great ...
Artistes from New York's critically-acclaimed Battery Dance Company and Kolkata Sanved present a soul-stirring performance, "Dancing to Connect" organised by Ananta Aspen Centre and EmancipAction in solidarity with victims of sexual violence. The performance featured mesmerising dances of healing and inspiration by a troupe of young girls, who have survived a myriad of hardships, including gender ...
, Apr. 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Thursday to file his nomination for contesting electionsand paid tribute to Madan Mohan Malviya. Media reports indicated that a retired judge, a boatman, a weaver and a singer would be proposing Modi's nomination in Varanasi. Among those who will propose his name are retired Allahabad High ...
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.The Irwindale City Council delayed a decision for two weeks Wednesday night on declaring the Sriracha (suhr-AH'-chuh) plant a public nuisance.About 100 supporters of the hot sauce including owner David Tran rallied outside City Hall before ...
Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors started to pour money into higher-risk, higher-growth stocks that would benefit from a pickup in the economy.Instead, these safe investments are among the year's best performers. Utilities, ...
Who is Priyanka Vadra? Is she a Cabinet Minister? Is she a Chief Minister? Is she a bureaucrat? Is she even an MP? Has she even contested a single election in her life? Is she an industrialist? Is she a top professional?The answers to all of the above questions is “no”. Then why are all manner of journalists and media houses going into absolute raptures over her and why is she appearing ...
Impressions travel far in politics. Many Indians seem to think the Aam Aadmi Party could rescue India from corruption. They may; we wouldn’t know until a decade passes. This much we know now: Pictures impact minds. When they distort, they do so thoroughly.The Aam Aadmi Party is the most digitally savvy political outfit in India, even more so than the BJP. Arvind Kejriwal has smooth social media ...
Bhopal, April 24 (IANS) Almost a quarter of the voters cast their ballot in the first few hours of Thursday in Madhya Pradesh's 10 Lok Sabha seats where one of the candidates is senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, officials said. Brisk polling was seen for 10 Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seat, officials said. Three polling booths witnessed poll boycott by voters, but the authorities said they are ...
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Mining may soon resume in Goa with the Supreme Court's lifting of the 18-month ban but the big names indicted in the state's mammoth Rs.35,000 crore (nearly $6 billion) illegal mining scandal continue to evade arrest. Six people, including small-time traders, junior bureaucrats and a mines' director have been arrested after much delay by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led ...
After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.The technology committee will decide whether Cover Oregon should ditch its glitch-filled website and replace it with the federal government's health insurance marketplace, or try to fix the existing system with the help of a new IT contractor.The ...
A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.The committee will decide Thursday whether Cover Oregon should ditch the glitch-filled portal and replace it with the federal website, or try to fix the existing system with the help of a new contractor.The decision comes nearly seven months after Oregon's exchange was ...
Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said.The firings were the first major personnel action since the cases were discovered in November.Charles Flanagan, who heads a new state child welfare agency created in the wake of discovery of the closed ...
Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square.The short-sleeved garment bears the initials "JP," sewn in red cotton ...
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) School authorities in India have persistently discriminated against children from Dalit, minority and other marginalised communities, pushing them out of education, a report by Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. According to the report "They Say We're Dirty: Denying an Education to India's Marginalised", the discrimination ranges from differentiation in serving mid-day meals, ...
Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) Angry over steep fee hike by DPS, parents Monday defied orders prohibiting gathering of four or more people imposed by the district administration and staged a sit-in outside the dsistrict magistrate's office here. A tussle is going on between the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) management and the parents over the arbitrary increase in fees by the school management. Additional ...
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