Nehru decided to build The Ashok in New Delhi to host a UNESCO conference. For a prime minister focussed on India building with projects like the Bhakra-Nangal Dam, IITs and factories, "the hotel spoke of the gumption of the country at that time." Manavi Kapur traces the eventful journey of the hotel, which has now completed 60 years. The Ashok wears the scars of the myriad seasons of New Delhi, stains of time marring its once-pristine pink sandstone facade. It's still grand but no ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Home Minister G Parameshwara on Thursday said the government is contemplating enacting legislation to prevent misuse of social media and punish those indulging in such activities. Misuse of social media is a major problem. The government is working towards ...Deccan Herald, 4 days ago
Trash not cleared in mayor's ward Garbage has been thrown on the main road of a busy junction in Rajajinagar 4th Block — the intersection of 2nd and 3rd main roads. Though our area is represented by the mayor, no action has been taken despite several ...Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago
James Wilson has been tracking the demonetisation drive since it was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. During his investigation, he discovered that contrary to claims, no new security features have been added to the new currency notes apart from what existed in the ones that were demonetised, and hence counterfeiting is not going to be halted. He posted his findings on his blog titled 'Decipher the Demonetisation'. With Wilson's kind permission, Rediff.com is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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