Rahul Gandhi takes over India’s opposition Congress party

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalists. Gandhi, who took the mantle from his mother, Sonia Gandhi, at a party function, takes over the leadership of a party that has been losing power to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party since 2014. Gandhi’s party has suffered humiliating defeats in ...

India decides to fast-track trial of its lawless lawmakers

Friday, 15 December 2017

The cat is finally out of the bag. After being in denial for years, the Indian Government has confessed that there are as many as 1,581 sitting legislators facing criminal prosecution in 13,680 cases and offered to set up 12 special courts across the length and breadth of the country to speed up the trial of the tainted.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s candid admission this week before the Supreme Court throws a timely spotlight in the criminalization of politics – ...

Driver in India wins an award for not honking for 18 years

Thursday, 14 December 2017

It is quite a challenge for people’s patience to not honk while driving in India. A man from Kolkata has done wonders demonstrating his calm superpowers, when it came to not honking on the road . Dipak Das has not honked for 18 years and he has just won an award for his rare behavior. Das, 52, believes if a driver follows this no-horn policy, she/he will become more alert while driving. The Indian driver was awarded in this year's festive gathering ‘Manush Mela’.

Indian tried to raise money using video of Muslim being killed

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A Hindu man in India tried to raise money for a campaign against minority Muslims by issuing an appeal for donations with a video he took and posted online showing him killing a Muslim, police said on Thursday. The killing last week is the latest to roil India’s minority Muslims who have faced attacks from mobs who accuse them of killing cows, which Hindus consider sacred. Hindu fringe groups also campaign against Muslim men marrying Hindus. The Hindu man, Shambu Lal Regar, has been ...

A meeting with the Friends of Humanity

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The title of this article is the name of a nonprofit charity society founded by Ahmed Karim Jangda and a group of philanthropists in Illinois in the United States. The purpose of this society is to render voluntary services to the stranded Pakistanis or the so-called Biharis who have been stranded since the secession of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. They migrated from the Indian state of Bihar to East Pakistan at the time of the partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan in ...

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Rohit smashes third ODI double ton in India’s big win

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his third one-day international double century to set up India’s comprehensive 141-run win against Sri Lanka in the second match of the series at Mohali on Wednesday. Leading the hosts in the absence of rested skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit laid waste to the Sri Lankan bowling with an unbeaten 208 off 153 deliveries to help India post 392 for four in their 50 overs. India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal then took three for 60 as the hosts restricted Sri Lanka to 251 ...

India’s tax department considers tax on virtual currencies

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

India’s federal tax authority is investigating bitcoin exchanges to try and find a way to tax transactions, an official said on Wednesday, even as its central bank has warned against dealing in virtual currencies. Thousands of transactions are taking place every day in unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges and the Income Tax Department has launched surveys in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, spokeswoman Surbhi Ahluwalia said. “We are looking at collecting ...

How social media turned ‘lowly’ maid into a star in India

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A domestic help who took to Facebook to expose sadistic employers and shine a torch on her miserable existence, has become a media darling in Kolkata – capital of India’s West Bengal state and the country’s cultural hub where intellectuals love to lionize the underdog. The more Alpana Mondal writes, the more she is written about!Thanks to relentless coverage, the 29-year-old is a minor celebrity today exactly a year after she began chronicling her life experience on social ...

Five elephants killed by train in India

Monday, 11 December 2017

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday. The elephants, including a pregnant female, were part of a larger herd wandering through the plantation early Sunday in Assam state, home to India’s biggest wild elephant population, when they were mowed down by the train. “All five elephants died on the spot. A stillborn calf was later removed from the pregnant female,” said Vikas Brahma, ...

Aided by Rahul Gandhi, India’s Congress leading BJP a merry dance in crucial elections

Monday, 11 December 2017

The die has been cast with curtains being drawn over the cacophonic campaigning on December 12 for the crucial two-phase elections to the 182-member legislative assembly of the western Indian state of Gujarat, homeland of Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid fears of vote rigging.After massive complaints of faulty electronic voting machines (EVMs) marked the December 9 first phase of polling for 89 seats up for grabs in 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and South Gujarat, the second and final phase ...

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