Day: September 10, 2018

Rajan Writes to Parl Panel, Lists Reasons for Mounting Bad Loans

Over optimistic bankers, slowdown in government decision making process and moderation in economic growth mainly contributed to the mounting bad loans, said former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan in a note to Parliamentary panel. In a note to Chairman of Estimates Committee Murli Manohar Joshi, he said: A variety of governance problems, such as the suspect […]

Bharat Bandh: Subramanian Swamy slams Congress, says party has ‘no moral right to protest now’

New Delhi: The Congress has no moral right to protest against the increasing fuel prices, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said on Monday. “Under the Congress regime also petrol prices had increased and they made silly comments during that time. They have no moral right to protest now,” said Swamy. Swamy, however, added that […]

How to Battle Survivor’s Guilt

“Don’t you know about Vicky bhaiya?” said my mom to me over the phone.“No,” I replied. “What happened?”“He died… by suicide” A long pause followed. It felt strange… surreal… to learn that Vicky bhaiya (name changed), our next door neighbour, with whom we would compete every Diwali for the quantity of crackers burnt, was gone. […]

Bharat Bandh: Soaring fuel prices the perfect ammunition for Congress to get Opposition unity in shape

With not much time left for the 2019 elections, the Congress is desperate to grab any issue that would catapult its campaign against the government to new heights. And this time, the government has handed the Opposition a significant issue to take to the masses — the rise in the prices of petrol, diesel and […]

Mumbaikars Were Concerned About Idlis More than Local Trains on Bharat Bandh

On Bharat Bandh, Mumbaikars wanted to know if their favorite food stalls were set up instead of whether local trains were running. On Bharat Bandh, Mumbaikars wanted to know if their favorite food stalls were set up instead of whether local trains were running. Loading… The most common way of travelling in Mumbai for most […]

Century on Debut & Retirement! Cook Enters Another Elite List

Alastair Cook scored a century in his final test innings as England took complete control on Day 4 of the fifth test against India at the Oval on Monday. (Infographic: Arnica Sen/The Quint) Playing in his 161st and final test match, England’s leading test run-scorer began the day on 46 and played fluidly to bring […]

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi – Kangana Ranaut shoots action sequences for upcoming period drama

Kangana Ranaut’s team shared a new picture of the actress preparing to shoot the action sequences for her upcoming period drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi with Hollywood action director Nick Powell. The actress looks battle-ready as the warrior queen of Jhansi, in a traditional uniform complete with embossed armguards and a breastplate. In the image, […]

Ancient Farmers May Have Stopped The Ice Age From Happening Again

Ancient farming practices which led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of heat-trapping gasses like carbon dioxide and methane, a rise that has continued since, has profoundly changed Earth’s climate, claims a study. Led by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the findings of the study showed that ancient farmers cleared land to plant […]

Bharat Bandh: BJP Addresses Media, Slams Opposition Protests

(3) NEW UPDATES 7:14 AM, 10 Sep Ravi Shankar Prasad Addresses Media, Slams Opposition Protests Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the media slamming the Bharat Bandh protests called by the Opposition. “Everyone has a right to protest but what is happening today? Petrol pumps and buses being set ablaze, putting to risk lives. A […]

Bharat Bandh: Ashok Chavan, Sanjay Nirupam lead protests at Andheri station, block suburban railway tracks in Mumbai

Mumbai: As petrol prices on Monday shot up to Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani – the highest in India – the Opposition Congress staged a ‘rail-roko’ agitation in Mumbai as part of the party-sponsored nationwide shutdown to protest rising fuel prices. File image of the Bharat bandh protests. AP Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) president […]