Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has reacted to racial attacks on Indian students in Australia by rejecting an honorary doctorate offered to him by an Australian university.
Barely two days after she assumed charge as Water Resources Minister in the new Government, Meira Kumar was picked by the Congress high command for the position of Lok Sabha Speaker.
As Australian authorities face flak over a series of attacks on Indian students, leading members of the community spoke out against branding the country as ‘racist’ and said the Government should be given some time to resolve the problem.
Visiting the cyclone-affected South 24 Parganas district on Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had to face protests from angry villagers who alleged that relief remained inadequate even a week after the disaster.
The first session of the 15th Lok Sabha begins on Monday with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) set to start a new innings and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it will play the role of a “constructive Opposition.”
The UPA Government on Sunday said it will not turn a “blind eye” to the issue of layoffs in scam-tainted Satyam Computer, which has now been acquired by Mahindra and Mahindra group firm Tech Mahindra.
The deeper Pakistan has dug itself into a jihadist dungeon over the past decade and more, the more the US has gotten involved in that country, including in propping up its tottering economy through generous aid, macro-managing Pakistani politics and mollycoddling the powerful military. This political approach contrasts starkly with the current stepped-up US military approach in Afghanistan, exemplified by a troop “surge”.
Girls maintained their dominance over boys leaving them behind in the CBSE Class X examination held in the month of March covering states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory Chandigarh, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, in his first television interview after taking charge, has said the first Budget of the new Union government would be passed by the end of July.
Somewhere mid-point in this memoir and travelogue, the author, as a 17-year-old at a boarding school in south India, feels impelled to make an important telephone call. For anyone in his place the call would be routine, even customary. It is a call to his father. But Aatish Taseer doesn’t know where, or how, to find him.