Indian American to head top federal energy agency

indica Washington Bureau   Ending weeks of speculation, US President Donald Trump picked Indian American lawyer and former Republican Senate staffer Neil Chatterjee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Chatterjee, 41, replaces Kevin McIntyre as the Chairman of the prestigious agency that oversees the nation’s bulk power grid, interstate gas pipeline permitting and […]

Is menstruation nature or sin?

A reader rejects the idea that menstruation is impure and argues that we still have to shed a lot of old baggage   Manju Mishra :   Readerspeak   India’s Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani described it as “just plain common sense. Would you take sanitary napkins soaked in menstrual blood into a friend’s home? You […]

Restraint needed My Lords

Will boys and girls who burst such crackers before 8 pm or after 10 pm on Diwali be arrested? Under which provision of the IPC? Justice Markandey Katju   In Arjun Gopal vs Union of India a two-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court gave 17 directions regarding the manufacture and sale of firework crackers and their use in Diwali and other occasions. […]