The Supreme Court judgment will hopefully ensure that those in power and authority will hesitate before allotting precious natural resources that belong to each and every citizen of the country in an arbitrary and corrupt manner, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta. A labourer smokes after loading coal onto trucks at a coal yard near Chiwaki railway station in Allahabad. Photograph: Jitendra Prakash/Reuter Given the strong language used by the Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha in his ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Fifteen people were killed and 18 injured when a massive blaze raged through a village in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district following a blast in an apparently leaking gas pipeline on Friday morning. "Bodies of 13 people charred in the incident were recovered from the gutted houses. Two others succumbed to their burn injuries while undergoing treatment at different hospitals," Amalapuram Deputy Superintendent of Police M Veera Reddy told PTI. 18 injured people were shifted to different ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
China has justified as "goodwill" gesture its policy of issuing stapled visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh, saying such a policy does not "undermine" the positions of both India and China which have disputes over big parts of that area. "China has resorted to a special arrangement of issuance of stapled visa to address the need for travel of local people. This gesture is out of goodwill and flexibility and if we do not do that, we will not be able to address the concern of outbound and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu will be sworn-in as the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state at a grand event at 7.27 pm on Sunday. The Nagarjuna University between Vijayawada and Guntur may have never witnessed a crowd such as the one on Sunday where Naidu will be sworn in as the first chief minister of the state following bifurcation of Telangana along with 19 of his cabinet colleagues. Apart from the mammoth crowd, VVIPs and other dignitaries, after a long ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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