AIADMK, Jayalalithaa, Venkaiah Naidu, O. Panneerselvam, Chennai
Amma’s shadow towers over AIADMK

The spotlight is on Jayalalithaa’s ‘shadow’ Sasikala, even as O. Panneerselvam takes charge as the new CM.Read More...

J. Jayalalithaa, Rajya Sabha, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, AIADMK
I’m a mother figure for people of my state, said Jaya

‘There has been plenty of muck and filth thrown at me but nothing has stuck because my actions have spoken for themselves’.Read More...

Jayalalithaa, AIADMK, agricultural land, Election Commission, Banjara Hills, Congress
Jayalalithaa leaves behind properties in Hyderabad, but no will or successor

Her two agricultural plots and a commercial complex are worth Rs 50-Rs 70 crore. Read More...

BJP, AAP, Congress, Ajay Maken, MCD, PCC
‘AAP has not fulfilled a single promise made before the elections’

BJP, not AAP is Congress’ major competitor, says Delhi PCC president Ajay Maken. Read More...

Rakesh Asthana, CBI, Bansal’s suicide, B.K. Bansal, DIG, National Human Rights Commission
CBI ‘probed’ Bansal’s suicide, but sitting on findings

Queries sent to CBI director Rakesh Asthana have gone unanswered. Read More...

Police officials, corruption, Right to Information, Police Control Room, DCP
Traffic cops found ‘most corrupt’ in Delhi Police

Over 97 traffic cops faced departmental action between January 2014 and October 2016. Read More...

Banapuram Lakshman Rao, launderer, Mahesh Shah, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Hyderabad
Man who declared Rs 10,000 cr is a launderer

L. Rao declared Rs 9,800 cr under IDS in September but failed to pay installments. Read More...

Andhra Pradesh government, AIADMK, black money, Tirupati board, TTD, Jayalalithaa, N. Chandrababu Naidu, J. Sekhar Reddy
AIADMK leader with black money sacked from Tirupati board

The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday removed Tamil Nadu based businessman J. Sekhar Reddy from the world famous Hindu temple, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) trust board, after Rs 107 crore in old and new currencies and 127 kg gold were detected in a series of Income Tax raids in the last three days. Read More...

Ayodhya film fest, mandir-masjid debate, Babri mosque, Shah Alam, Ram Janaki temple
Ayodhya film fest will focus on composite culture

Beyond the mandir-masjid debate, Ayodhya is also about its people and composite culture. And to highlight that, Awam Ka Cinema or cinema of the people, a film festival that highlights the composite culture of India, is being organised from 16-19 December in Ayodhya by some activists. Read More...

Cash crunch, poll campaigns, Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, Parivartan Yatras, BJP, Rath Yatra
Cash crunch hits poll campaigns in UP

‘80% of the publicity related orders have been cancelled’. Read More...

Tyagis were planning other deals: C. Michel

Christian Michel James, one of the main accused and middlemen in the Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter deal, talks exclusively to Ashish Singh, assistant editor, NewsX, claiming that a few bigger names from Finmeccanica are also involved in the scam. He adds that the Tyagi brothers, Gautam Khaitan and Haschke were planning some other deals as well in power and transport. Read More...

Heavy fog, trains, Central India, Indian Railways, anti-collision devices
Heavy fog delaying trains

With winter setting in, heavy fog conditions in Upper and Central India have started delaying trains. Over 250 passenger trains are getting delayed daily, throwing life out of gear for the common man. Read More...

Asha Devi, Nirbhaya, Jyoti Singh, Jantar Mantar, Delhi Police
Rape has become a part of our culture, says ‘Nirbhaya’ mother

Asha Devi says neither society nor law and order situation has changed. Read More...

Delhi Public Grievance Commission, Delhi education department, pension cell, N. Dilip Kumar
Delhi education department to form pension cell soon

The Education department of the Delhi government, that has around 50,000 employees, is soon going to come up with a pension cell to redress all pension-related grievances of its employees, following a stern advisory of the Delhi Public Grievance Commission (PGC). Read More...

Trauma legislation, UN Economic, Division of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care J.P.N. Apex Trauma Center, GDP
‘Trauma legislation is the need of the hour’

If you are travelling on an Indian highway, you should know how to save a road accident victim because India doesn’t have trauma legislation in place yet. Read More...

Mental Health Care Bill, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Dr Nimesh G. Desai, Mental Health Act, AIIMS
Opinions differ on efficacy of mental healthcare bill

Psychiatrists are waiting for the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 to make its way through Parliament, even as questions are already being raised about its effective implementation in the future. Read More...

Omar Abdullah, BJP, Kashmir, Pakistan, Ram Madhav, terrorists
Omar irks BJP with his clean chit to Pak

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has started a bitter war with the BJP over Kashmir, stressing that Pakistan has no role in the recent violence. Read More...

BJP, Kashmir, Hurriyat, Kashmir peace, Ram Madhav, Syed Ali Shah Geelani
BJP is divided over Hurriyat’s invite to tourists

The BJP was divided over the Hurriyat inviting tourists to Kashmir this winter. Read More...

Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, National Conference, Virender Gupta, separatists, BJP
Mehbooba accuses Farooq of encouraging separatism

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has accused Farooq Abdullah and his National Conference for being involved in the current Kashmir unrest after the NC patron said he will always support Hurriyat for their movement of “Azadi”. She blamed Abdullah for stoking separatism in Kashmir. Read More...

Inflationary, RBI, economy, Reserve Bank of India, Monetary Policy Committee
Inflationary fear restrains RBI from cutting policy rates

The status quo does not mean that there is no scope for bringing down lending rates in the economy.Read More...

Govt speeds up efforts towards cashless India

Privacy of personal data remains the biggest concern of all stakeholders.Read More...

Experts call for boosting to existing digital literacy programmes

Experts say that the government should create Wi-Fi zones in urban and rural areas.Read More...

Atomic energy department, Right to Information, Atomic Research Centre, BARC, DAE
Atomic energy department saw 70 unnatural deaths in eight years

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre alone saw 38 of its officials die unnaturally, primarily because of accidents, between 1 January 2008 and 1 October 2016. Read More...

Foreign firms, India, Pakistan, illegal transfers, arms sales, MBDA, Defence Export Promotion Organization, DEPO, Bharat Electronics Limited, BEL, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, Indian arms, Make in India
Foreign firms trying to Make in India also eyeing arms sales to Pakistan

Agencies are worried of legal and illegal transfers of technology by these companies from India to Pakistan.Read More...

Maoists, Demonetiation, Cash crunch, PM Modi, Andhra-Orissa border, Chhattisgarh-Khammam zones, Director Generals of Police, armed squads
Maoists worst hit by Demonetisation

Police think that Maoists are sure to be hit hard by the cash crunch.Read More...

prejudice, society culture, Queer Pride Parade, Delhi, LGBTQ community
Freedom from prejudice: An up-close look at Delhi Queer Pride Parade 2016

Pride Marches in Delhi have gone beyond the pressing needs of the LGBTQ community to include all marginalised sections under the queer umbrella of political advocacy. Can all these marginalised identities co-exist, writes Srija Naskar. Read More...

Actor Sumeet Vyas, Bollywood Actor, Permanent Roommates, TVF, Web series,
‘Getting recognition was always second on my list’

Actor Sumeet Vyas talks to Preeti Singh about his struggles in Bollywood, his recent popularity on the internet and his varied experiences with indie-feature projects and web series. Read More...

Shreehari Aney, Haji Ali, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Supreme Court, Maharashtra government, BMMA
Not victory, but defeat as women enter Haji Ali shrine

Legal luminary Shreehari Aney has criticised the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Haji Ali matter that “women will have to make do with incomplete right to equality”. Read More...