Reuters | Thursday May 23, 2013, Johannesburg
A South African government report released on Wednesday implicated President Jacob Zuma in a scandal over a plane chartered by rich friends of his which landed at a military base without proper permission.
Most parts of Maharashtra face drought almost every year. At times it is due to natural reasons, many a times, it is man-made. 2013 has been dubbed as a man-made drought, simply because of wrong policies and rampant corruption in the water business of the state.
Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das | Wednesday May 22, 2013, Damoh
16-year-old Shristi Tiwari has topped the humanities stream of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education by securing 481 out of 500. What makes her feat more remarkable is that she is visually impaired. She stands fourth in the overall merit list of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education.
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was the cynosure of all eyes at the UPA anniversary function last year, was conspicuous by his absence tonight.
Indicating that the worst may be over for the Indian economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the economic situation is turning around with inflation coming under control and the GDP growth likely to exceed six percent in the current fiscal.
Through the day today, his government's fourth birthday, Dr Manmohan Singh's performance as Prime Minster was under intense scrutiny. The BJP questioned his leadership and a minister suggested he had had his run as PM.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government to come up with a witness protection policy within ten weeks to ensure that the witnesses are not harassed or intimidated by the accused in criminal cases.
The Delhi High Court today ruled that Bollywood actor Shayan Munshi and another witness in the Jessica Lal murder case will be prosecuted on charges of perjury for turning hostile during their deposition in the case.
Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday May 22, 2013, Islamabad
In a significant move, China today signed a pact with Pakistan which will connect the latter's strategically important port of Gwadar to it via rail, road and air routes. The crucial deal was inked during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Islamabad today.
The last one year has been tumultuous for the UPA-II government, which was rocked by scandal after corruption scandal. With only months to go before the next general elections, at a dinner party at his 7 Race Course Road residence tonight to celebrate four years of the UPA-II in power, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, releasing the government's report card, said "Improved economy and a more inclusive growth are the UPA's key achievements."