Goa’s Minister for Art and Culture has ordered an inquiry into a reported ‘purification ceremony’ held at the Kala Academy, an institute of art and culture where the mortal remains of ex-Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar were kept for final public homage before his cremation. The rituals, reportedly held at the behest of some staff of …

The Chennai Super Kings got off to the perfect commencement in IPL 2019 with a seven-wicket victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on Saturday. The match was almost completed and dusted when RCB were reduced to 39/4 at the end of the eighth over and it was all thanks to a brilliant effort …

The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani, on Saturday wrote to Twitter to claim that the calls for Congress president Rahul Gandhi to contest from a seat in the south were all staged because his constituency had rejected him. Smriti Irani, who had contested from Amethi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, from …

For few hours after the BJP dropped him from the list of the BJP candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Shatrughan Sinha didn’t say a word. Then, he started. In a series of tweets, Shatrughan Sinha, the one of the BJP’s sharpest homegrown critic, flung a series of stinging darts at his party bosses. …

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will be contesting the April-May Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh. Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav is the sitting MP from Azamgarh. In a list of two candidates that the party put out on its Twitter handle on Sunday, it also named Azam Khan as its candidate from Rampur. Azam Khan …

An Army jawan was murdered Sunday in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. They stated the cross-border firing started in Shahpur and Kerni areas of Poonch around 5.30 pm Saturday and it continued intermittently through the night. The Indian Army retaliated strongly but …

When the mob of men, some of whom were inebriated, barged into Mohammad Sajid’s house in Gurugram on Thursday evening with rods and sticks, the adults shouted for the children to hide. Few members of the household fled to the terrace, and others tried to reason with the men. Three of the children hid in …

As the Lok Sabha electoral race gathers pace, demand for chartered planes and helicopters to fly around candidates and their political paraphernalia is rising faster. Most available aircraft have already been booked, air service operators stated, and given that the April 11-May 18 elections are spread over as many as seven phases, candidates need to …

The stench of the kitchen waste treatment plant is something Praveen Yadav knows quite well. That the foulness would one day claim the life of his father was something he had never anticipated. “The cleaning wasn’t a part of my father’s job profile, but he was made to do it twice a week,” Praveen stated. …

The Congress plot in Maharashtra looks to be unraveling fast as the Lok Sabha polls inch closer. The latest controversy to hit the party, which has failed to put together a formidable grand alliance so far, is a leaked audio clip of a telephonic conversation between state Congress chief and MP Ashok Chavan and a …

SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh announced on Wednesday that the aviation sector was reeling under high costs because of poor “leadership” and decision making. “The issue we had when we started SpiceJet in 2005 appears to be the same we had in 2018. Clearly, this needs to change. We have this bad habit …

After locking horns with the Centre, RBI seeking for middle ground on many issues

The norms introduced by the RBI for compensation of chief executives and board members of private sector banks have been viewed as an effort to improve transparency and accountability of the banking system. Variable pay In a discussion paper, RBI had stated that 50% of the compensation should be variable and that employee stock options …