Justice Markandey Katju writes: Indian politicians have no principles; unless the pursuit of power and pelf can be described as one. They keep changing their parties as regularly as the Italian adventurer Casanova would change his mistresses. The latest in this fold of trapeze artists is Bihar’s 72-year-old chief minister, Nitish Kumar. He reminds one of the French politician Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838) who kept switching sides all his life like a weathervane. He had the uncanny skill for sniffing which side the political wind was blowing.
After 36 days of the cat-and-mouse chase spread over several states between the Punjab Police and the pro-Khalistan propagator, Amritpal Singh was arrested on Sunday from the native village of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who was killed in the Indian Army’s Operation Blue Star in 1984.
Decreasing levels of immunity in our population may trigger new Covid waves and to tackle this, India needs a strong disease surveillance along with high vaccine coverage, WHO Regional Director, South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has stressed.
As India shifts from being a global back office to a technology co-creator, the U.S.-India partnership represents one of the greatest economic opportunities of the coming decade.
A group of retired armed forces officers, led by former army chief, General Deepak Kapoor (retd) joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Haryana’s Kurukshetra on Sunday. Gen Kapoor was accompanied by Lt Gen R.K. Hooda (retd), Lt Gen V.K. Narula (retd), Lt Gen D.D.S. Sandhu (retd), Air Marshal P.S. Bhangu (retd), Maj Gen Satbir Singh Chaudhary (retd), Maj Gen Dharmender Singh (retd), Maj Gen Bishambar Dayal (retd), Col Jitender Gill (retd), Col Pushpender Singh (retd), and Col. Rohit Chaudhry (retd).
Buoyed with the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra (Unite India March), Congress leaders are projecting Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate.
A community vigil was held in Canada for a 22-year-old Indian cyclist from Hyderabad who died last month after his bike collided with a snowplow.
After a brief respite on New Year, cold wave conditions returned to New Delhi on Monday and people were found huddled around bonfires along the roads to beat the bone-chilling conditions.
Dense fog and cold wave conditions continued to sweep New Delhi, the national capital with the city recording a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning.
A 26-year-old man from Haryana died in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred in the US state of Pennsylvania following ice and snow storms across the mid-Atlantic region, local media reported.
Justice Katju: A controversy has arisen in India over the decision of the Madhya Pradesh government of teaching in Hindi in medical colleges in the state. In this article, I will not go into the correctness or otherwise of this decision, but will instead discuss the general issue relating to Hindi, particularly in the light of the strong opposition to it in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Bharti Airtel, India’s premier digital communications solutions provider, and Meta Platforms, Inc. have decided to collaborate and support the growth of India’s digital ecosystem. Airtel and Meta jointly announced that the companies will jointly invest in global connectivity infrastructure and CCPaaS-based, new-age digital solutions to support the emerging requirements of customers and enterprises in India.