Many European parliamentarians seemed to be left frustrated as two third of 90 minutes spent on questions and they did not get many answers during the testimony of Facebook CEO  #Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg even refuses to answer many questions and promised to submit them in writing. The situation was seen tense in the end when some of the parliamentarians were asking questions and Zuckerberg announced he was leaving.   Time allotted for such serious things seemed to be much less in view of so many issues related to Facebook users. But it was also fact that some of the Parliamentarians were seen over obliged with theRead More →

Leveling serious allegations against #PM , Congress President  #RahulGandhi shares a letter claiming future of students is at risk and PM’s plan to appoint officers of #RSS’s choice into the Central Services, by manipulating the merit list using subjective criteria, instead of exam rankings. Please follow and like us:Read More →

A. J Philip is a senior journalist and columnist. He has held high editorial posts in The Tribune, the Indian Express and the Hindustan Times. He writes regularly for the Indian Currents, the Oman Tribune and the New Indian Express. Two-day wonder in Karnataka Yeddyurappa goes unsung, unwept By AJ Philip Ambition is fine but over-ambition is dangerous. This is very clear from what happened to the BJP in Karnataka where its two-day wonder chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa was forced to resign on May 19. The party thought that it would have its own way, as it had an RSS man in the RajRead More →

Chandigarh, May 18 As part of its plan to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of the first Sikh Guru, the Punjab Government has decided to rename as `Guru Nanak Marg’ the roads linking various places across the state, which had been blessed with the visits of Guru Nanak Dev. The government has also decided to take up these places for special development, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced this on Friday, while chairing a meeting of the Executive Committee constituted to finalise the modalities for the celebrations to be held on a global scale. The Chief Minister also constituted a high-level committee to coordinate withRead More →

Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his son Vikramaditya and two others were booked today by the Himachal police for allegedly forcibly vacating rooms which were in possession of their relative Rajeshwar Singh at their ancestral Rampur Place. The incident took place at 11.30 am on May 9 and the first complaint in this regard was lodged in police Station Rampur by Rajeshwar Singh’s property caretaker Mast Ram. But a very next day, he withdraws his complaint. Thereafter Virbhadra Singh’s nephew Rajeshwar Singh has lodged a complaint against former CM, his son and two others. The complainant Rajeshwar alleged that his rooms inRead More →

While acquitting Punjab Minister and former Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a culpable homicide case, the Supreme Court today raised a question mark on the Punjab police investigation in the case. “No doubt that there are lapses in the investigation. We cannot hazard a guess whether such lapses occurred because of the general inefficiency of the system or as a consequence of a concerted effort made to protect the accused.  The law of this country is not that people are convicted of offences on the basis of doubts” said A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul while highlighting lapses in the Punjab Police investigation inRead More →

Special Series: “Suniye Mukhyamantri Ji”- Part-2 Kasauli/Solan, May 14 The state has witnessed a number of heinous crimes including murder, rape and accidents recently. But it does not seem to be making any difference for the administration and police to take some serious measures. The situation is deteriorated to the extent that many places along the national highway and internal roads are considered to be far granted for locals and tourist for consumption of liquor. This not all, men can be seen creating a ruckus on public places under the influence of liquor and even indulging in incidents of eve-teasing. They even do not mindRead More →

Special Series: “Suniye Mukhyamantri Ji”…Part-1 Kasauli/Solan, May 13 “It’s very painful to see your mother suffering due to acute shortage of water. We all are helpless to consume contaminated from a hand pump and fearing serious threat of damage of liver, heart, and pancreas. She spends four hours every day to fetch water for us” said a 16-year-old Akshay Kumar of Kasauli. But he is not alone worrying about his mother, shortage of water is a serious issue for people living in rural and urban areas of Kasauli and Solan districts of Himachal Pradesh. Women are in much poor and miserable conditions in various partsRead More →

Chandigarh, May 12 “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?” — a reference to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court” said the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. In an exclusive interview with Dawn newspaper ahead of his rally in Multan on Friday, the former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif said that “It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is exactly what we are struggling for. President Putin has said it. President Xi has said it,” Mr Sharif said.Read More →

The Supreme Court Collegium today decided unanimously to reiterate its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as Judge of the Supreme Court. “The Chief Justice and other members of the Collegium have, on principle, unanimously agreed that the recommendation for appointment of Mr. Justice K.M. Joseph, Chief Justice, Uttarakhand High Court [PHC: Kerala] as a Judge of the Supreme Court should be reiterated” said order of the Collegium comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice  J. Chelameswar , Justice  Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph. “However, the said reiteration should also be accompanied by the recommendation of the namesRead More →