Cheat Sheet

  • Bihar Boat Accident: Inquiry Begins After 24 Drown In Ganga Near Patna
    Five more bodies were recovered from Ganga this morning, raising the number of deceased in Patna boat tragedy to 24. The boat, carrying around 40 people, capsized on Saturday evening. The state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident. Six of the rescued people have been admitted in a local hospital. Prime Minister Modi, who expressed his grief over the accident on Saturday, has announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of the deceased. The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh.
  • Samajwadi Party 'Cycle' Wars: Congress' Kapil Sibal Defends Akhilesh Yadav At Poll Office
    Congress leader and renowned lawyer Kapil Sibal told the Election Commission on Friday afternoon why the Samajwadi Party's cycle symbol must be allotted to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and not his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, who launched the party 25 years ago. After a break for lunch, an equally heavy-weight legal team will argue before the poll panel why the symbol must stay with Mulayam Singh, who has been at the commission's office since before noon today. Akhilesh Yadav is in Lucknow and is being represented at the Election Commission hearing today by his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav, who is steering his rebellion against his father.
  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Says Please Use Complaint Boxes, After Jawans' Videos Go Viral
    After a cluster of videos of jawans highlighting their poor work conditions went viral this week, inciting public anger, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that complaints or feedback by soldiers should be sent to his office rather than through social media, stressing the importance of problems being handled internally. General Rawat also told reporters, "In a force of over 12 lakhs, there will be grievances. And often the reason for grievances is something else." An army jawan posted in Dehradun said yesterday that he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office, the Defence Minister and others, seeking their intervention, but has been threatened and "tortured" after that.
  • Samajwadi Party Cycle Dispute: Election Commission To Decide Between Mulayam, Akhilesh Today
    Mulayam Singh Yadav has reached the office of the Election Commission in Delhi to personally explain why he should be granted the Samajwadi Party's "cycle" symbol for next month's Uttar Pradesh elections. He has been challenged for both the symbol and the post of Samajwadi Party president by his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who claims the support of an overwhelming majority of party leaders and workers. Akhilesh Yadav is in Lucknow and will be represented at the Election Commission hearing today by his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav, who is steering his rebellion against his father.
  • Swami Vivekananda: 5 Inspiring Quotes Of The Spiritual Leader
    India is celebrating 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's most revered spiritual leaders. Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary is being celebrated today as 'National Youth Day'. Vivekananda's teachings have often been quoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his days as a Chief Minister. The PM calls himself an admirer and follower of Swami Vivekananda and says his thoughts and ideals have influenced him deeply. Vivekananda is not only a name, He personifies thousands of years old Indian culture and civilization, he had said. In one of the many historic speeches he gave, he had addressed Americans as "Sisters and brothers of America ..." which got him a standing ovation for two minutes. Born Narendranath Datta, the Swami was born on 12 January 1863 and followed the principles of Saint Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is after Ramakrishna's name that he founded Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission, that has millions of followers today.

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