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Interesting facts about the Nobel Prizes
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Interesting facts about the Nobel Prizes

>> Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 555 times to 856 people and organizations. >> Frédéric Passy, co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and Henry Dunant the founder of the International ... Mid Day, 2 days ago

Journey from ‘regular’ babu to India’s ‘conscience keeper’

Not Just An Accountant: The Diary of the Nation’s Conscience Keeper, By Vinod Rai Rupa pp. 267, Rs 500 Dense with facts, many of which are well-known, what Vinod Rai does in his book is to add anecdote after anecdote which seek to explain why he became the ...
 Asian Age1 week ago

Wave strong says BJP, Congress lives in denial

NAGPUR: All the hard work put in by main political parties during the two-week election campaign and fate of over 200 candidates contesting 62 Assembly seats in the region now hinges to the existence of Modi wave or its absence. The BJP maintains it ...
 Times of India1 week ago

Ex-CAG Vinod Rai welcomes former PM Manmohan Singh's plan to pen memoirs

Retired CAG Vinod Rai has welcomed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to write memoirs, saying the nation needs to know what exactly transpired during his tenure and felt that people holding high offices should pen their experiences. ...
 DNA India1 week ago Rai welcomes Manmohan Singh's plan to pen memoirs  Business Standard India1 week ago Vinod Rai welcomes Manmohan plan to pen memoirs  Punjabkesari1 week ago Vinod Rai welcomes Manmohan Singh's plan to pen memoirs  Oneindia1 week ago
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Hijack in the Hindu Kush

On September 22, the Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan's premier spy agency, got a new chief. For General Rizwan Akhtar, the new director-general, it could be the toughest challenge of his career, especially with the neighbouring Afghanistan ...
 The Week2 weeks ago
Times of India

Govt may relax norms for authorized defence agents

NEW DELHI: After implementing nuanced blacklisting norms to replace the earlier indiscriminate ones, the Modi government is now working to overhaul the policy on the hiring of defence agents by foreign armament companies. Sources say the defence ...
 Times of India2 weeks ago Government may relax norms for authorized defence agents  Economic Times2 weeks ago

Defenders Of The Indefensible

Scam After Scam A quick lowdown on defence scams in Independent India would take us back to 1948 when the Jeep scam took place. The focus was on VK Krishna Menon, the then Indian high commissioner in London, who finalised a deal with a foreign ...
 Tehelka3 weeks ago
DNA India


They all found their third year in power jinxed — Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Mamata Banerjee now seems to have joined their company. Politicians are no exception to the rule that says whatever rises must also fall.
 Calcutta Telegraph1 month ago Why Rahul Gandhi should learn from Rajiv Gandhi's second innings as a politician  DNA India2 months ago K Natwar Singh has a few things to say about Sonia Gandhi  DNA2 months ago
Millennium Post

Precedent set by ex-CJI

What signal does appointment of the Chief Justice of India as Governor send? It is an unprecedented move as never before a CJI, after retirement, was chosen for a gubernatorial post. Appointment of justice Sathasivam, who retired four months back as ...
 The Echo Of India1 month ago Sathasivam has lost the plot  Millennium Post1 month ago

The PM Never Replied To My Letters, He Was Replying To Raja Twice A Day

The office of the government's accountant—the rather heavy-sounding Comptroller & Auditor General of India—had had its moments of glory before: the Mundhra jeep scandal, the Bofors scam, Coffingate. But it took the 2G spectrum allocation scandal ...
 Outlook India1 month ago
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