When news of Ajmal Kasab's execution broke out, people across the country switched on their television sets for updates. Also social networking sites began observing heavy activity, with people expressing their joy, reactions and how finally 'justice' was delivered. Some even burst crackers and lauded the government for the 'most needed' action.
Hangman Mahadeb Mullick, son of Nata Mullck, is now a saddened man. For, he has been waiting for months to receive an offer from the Maharashtra government to execute Kasab. But on Wednesday, the Maharashtra govt secretly executed Kasab at Pune's Yerawadi prison.
With their new show, Ek Tha Rusty 2, and an aggressive new outlook, Doordarshan might be set for a resurgence
The crisis in West Asia deepened on Friday as Israel called up 30,000 reservist soldiers for a possible ground invasion in besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
Speculations are rife that in the current fiscal year the subsidy bill will see an upsurge at 2.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), whereas in the budget it was expected to be 1.9 percent.
An individual had recently posted this status on Facebook: "Pehle sirf ghotaale hote the, ab sirf khulaase” (Earlier we had only corruption, now we have only expose). Allegations and expose have truly taken over corruption in the last few months. Sadly, those making allegations are not often coming up with sound evidence and those making expose are not persistent with their evidence. In the process, allegations without concrete evidence are dismissed as baseless and threats of legal action are immediately issued. The ones who fall in the latter category are more busy gathering political points by stepping into many boats.
While states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have women candidates at the helms of their politics, Gujarat seems unwilling to elect women candidates to its Legislative Assembly. In 2007, 88 women candidates were in electoral fray, however, only 16 managed to win the election. According to data available with the Election Commission, women candidates don't fare well in the state's polity.
Rajat Gupta's conviction in the insider trading case might not have come as a shock to many Indians. We have been a witness to larger scale financial scandals in India's corporate sector. What is really worrying is the fact that it is the Indians who have been in the news for all the wrong reasons, be it within India or in the business world outside. Most of these infamous people managed to reach the peak before falling from grace. TSI takes a look at six such India-born corporate personalities.
The shortage of water supply, unhygienic water storage habits and misplaced priorities of civic authorities are responsible for the rampant spread of dengue in the city.
Last weekend, I made an arbitrary and highly subjective comparison of the two Yatras undertaken by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar. I concluded by saying that it does appear as if the Gujarat strongman has retained his charismatic gold
Several Union Ministers from UPA I and II have resigned over one controversy or the other.
Even though, the video footage of Gujarat Congress MP Vitthal Radadiya brandishing gun at toll plaza attendant went viral on TV news channels, the state Congress has been trying hard to play down the incident.
This is basically a theater of absurd. Consider this. Joe Biden was considered as a nincompoop both inside and outside of his party. For many, and I have talked quite a few, he was close to being an embarrassment. But guess what, this night he won the day for the Democrats.
India will not get refurbished aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, rechristened as INS Vikramaditya by the Indian Navy, anytime soon as Russia has further delayed the delivery of warship by over a year. The new schedule for the delivery has been set for the ‘fourth quarter of 2013'.
The spate of gang rapes in Haryana, including the one where a Dalit teenaged girl was gang raped in Sachhakhera village of Jind district last Saturday, seems to have broken the myth that India's national capital New Delhi is the unsafe city for women. Almost 10 rapes in a month's time has exposed the abysmal law and order situation in Haryana. The Dalit girl later had set herself on fire after sprinkling kerosene.