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December 13, 1955, | Born to Parra native, Gaud Saraswat Brahmin middle-class couple Gopalkrishna and Radhabai of Mapusa in North Goa RSS prant pracharak D Nadkarni is a major influence on young Parrikar, who is made ‘mukhya shikshak’ while preparing for IIT 1973 | Joins IIT Bombay, RSS gives him charge of the Powai hostel …

What is it? Although the definition has periodically altered shape, mostly due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s different characterizations of it, “The Wall” refers to Mr. Trump’s pet project of constructing a physical wall along (parts of) the U.S.-Mexico border. How did it come about? The Wall, as a continuous normal structure that stretches “from …

For a short and portly man, who once himself alleged that he was unfit for Jihadi training, the Pakistan-based Masood Azhar has cast quite a wide shadow in the world of terrorists. In the focus once again for the Pulwama attack, Azhar has survived and continued to build his group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, in Pakistan. What did …

Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla Tuesday stated he has resigned as a part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on December 1. “I resigned as a part-time member of PMEAC on December 1,” Bhalla said in a tweet. A Prime Minister’s Office spokesman commented that Bhalla’s resignation has been accepted …

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday stated that there was ‘definitely’ a perception of regime change at the center in view of what he called “incredible disillusionment’ against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not delivering on his promises. Shashi Tharoor was in Bengaluru to read out some excerpts from his book – ‘The Paradoxical Prime …

AJL land allotment case

The CBI Saturday filed a charge sheet against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra and Associated Journals Limited (AJL) in connection with the addresed re-allotment of institution plot in Panchkula in Haryana. The central agency has alleged that the reallotment of land had resulted in a loss of Rs …

Side issues loom over G-20 summit as world leaders arrive

World leaders visited on Thursday in the Argentine capital for the Group of 20 summits of the globe’s largest economies as matters such as a trade war between the United States and China, the killing of a Saudi journalist in the country’s Istanbul Consulate and the conflict over Ukraine threatened to overshadow the gathering. The …

‘It’s the darkest day of my life

Veteran Indian women’s cricketer Mithali Raj on Thursday responded to coach Ramesh Powar’s stinging accusations in a report deposited to the BCCI, stating that all her hard work through her career had been in vain. Powar in his report to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and General Manager of Cricket Operations Saba Karim had accused the …

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets more love, respect in Pakistan than in India

Taking a look at Navjot Singh Sidhu over his “good relations” with Pakistan, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal stated that the Congress leader seems to be getting “more love and respect” from the neighboring country than in India. Talking to news agency ANI, the minister Wednesday said, “He (Imran Khan) offered him (Navjot Singh Sidhu) …

kurian-joseph

Justice Kurian Joseph, who retires Thursday after a period of over five years in the Supreme Court, spent his last working day on the bench with Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul in Court 1. Lawyers paid their respects to Justice Joseph saying that they will miss his smile the …

Trump signals new willingness to reach a trade agreement with China

President Donald Trump is projecting a steely facade as he prepares for a major meeting on trade this weekend with President Xi Jinping of China. But behind his tough talk and threats of larger tariffs is a creeping anxiety about the costs of a prolonged trade war on the financial markets and the broader economy. …

Sushma Swaraj says won’t contest in 2019, final decision with BJP

External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday said she will not participate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but left it to the party to take a last decision on the matter. Swaraj, a seven-time MP, was chosen to the Lok Sabha from the Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh in 2014. She …