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Has Congress ever apologised for its failure to protect Muslims?

Has Congress ever apologised for its failure to protect Muslims?

If Rahul Gandhi is to be believed, the Congress government tried to stop the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 that left hundreds dead in just three days in Delhi. This is the first time anyone has made this remarkable claim. But if this is indeed true, the victims who deposed against Congress leaders and Gandhi family […]

Khobragade affair should never have happened: Indian envoy

Khobragade affair should never have happened: Indian envoy

Washington, Jan 30 Saying “this should never have happened”, Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar said talks are on to repair the damage done by the Khobragade affair to India-US ties which both sides consider “indispensable”. “For those of us who have devoted time and energy to building Indo-US ties, the last few weeks have been truly distressing,” […]

Rajiv Gandhi’s killers seek commutation of death sentence

Rajiv Gandhi’s killers seek commutation of death sentence

New Delhi, Jan 30 The assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Thursday urged the Supreme Court to commute their death sentence to life imprisonment due to the inordinate delay in the president deciding their mercy petition. Taking a bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh through the […]

1984 and 2002: Comparison is galling

1984 and 2002: Comparison is galling

Ten years is a long time in the life of a nation. More so, when the nation itself is only a little older than six and a half decades. It is long enough for voters to make considered assessments on performance, in terms of both what was promised and what was delivered. Equally, an hour […]

Nageswara Rao was a humble human being: Son Nagarjuna

Nageswara Rao was a humble human being: Son Nagarjuna

New Delhi, Jan 29  He was a legend in the Telugu film industry. But in real life, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, popularly known as ANR, was a humble man, says his son and Telugu superstar Nagarjuna. It would be near impossible to fill the gap created by the demise Jan 22 of his 91-year-old father who […]

Cap on subsidised LPG cylinders raised to 12

Cap on subsidised LPG cylinders raised to 12

New Delhi, Jan 30  The government Thursday decided to raise the annual cap on subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 from the existing nine. Announcing the decision in this regard taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at a meeting here, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily told media persons that “in addition to the […]

Julie Bishops Address at G’Day USA Australian Outlook Luncheon

Julie Bishops Address at G’Day USA Australian Outlook Luncheon

On my way here from Washington yesterday, I was struck by the even longer history of the economic alliance between Australia and the United States. For even prior to Australia’s official birth as a nation in 1901, Americans had been key partners in Australia’s economic development, recognising early on the potential that our natural resources […]

Top ten consumer complaints in 2013

Top ten consumer complaints in 2013

Mobile and smart phones have made it into the top ten list of complaints by consumers to NSW Fair Trading for the first time, reflecting consumer frustration with faulty devices, reception problems and stonewalling on refunds by some businesses. NSW Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres said Fair Trading had received a total of 44,103 complaints in 2013, up […]

THIS YEAR’S G20: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT

THIS YEAR’S G20: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT

For more than 40 years, this World Economic Forum at Davos has been an important contributor to global progress. It has brought together some of the best thinkers and most important decision-makers: not to dwell on problems but to focus on opportunities. As 2014 begins, it’s easier to be optimistic. In the United States, economic […]

Enough is Enough: Senseless Alcohol and Drug-Fuelled Violence

Enough is Enough: Senseless Alcohol and Drug-Fuelled Violence

By NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell I have been horrified by the continued drug and alcohol-fuelled attacks on city streets and the increase in violence used in these attacks. As a father of two teenage sons, I share the community’s outrage about these senseless and cowardly crimes. I recently announced a package of tough new measures, […]

Vidyut Jammwal and kangana ranaut crowned Peta India’s hottest vegetarians

Vidyut Jammwal and kangana ranaut crowned Peta India’s hottest vegetarians

The Public Cast Their Votes to Help PETA India Choose the Most Alluring Humane Hunk and Vegetarian Vixen Sydney – The competition to be named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2013 was fierce. Early leaders Jacqueline Fernandez and Shahid Kapoor as well as Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, […]

98 lakh people have joined AAP, says party

98 lakh people have joined AAP, says party

New Delhi, Jan 27  Ninety-eight lakh people have become members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and registration will be open till the Lok Sabha polls, party leader Gopal Rai said here Monday. “Till Jan 26, a total of 98 lakh people have joined the party from all over the country,” Rai said at a […]

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