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Myanmar president proposes new ministry for Suu Kyi

Myanmar president proposes new ministry for Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s president has urged the creation of a new ministry for Aung San Suu Kyi’s state advisor position, official media reported, a move that will deepen her influence and likely rile the powerful army. Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency by the military-drafted constitution despite having led her pro-democracy party to a landslide victory […]

AIADMK manifesto promises free mobile phones, sops for women

AIADMK manifesto promises free mobile phones, sops for women

With statewide opinion polls suggesting a swing against the ruling AIADMK government, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday unveiled a string of freebies, particularly targeting women and economically weaker sections, in her party’s manifesto for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections on May 16. The key promises include: Hundred units of free power for households every […]

Vinson M Paul takes oath as Kerala CIC

Vinson M Paul takes oath as Kerala CIC

Former Vigilance director Vinson M Paul, IPS, took oath as the new chief information commissioner of Kerala on Friday. The oath was administered by Governor P Sathasivam. Vinson had a 31-year long career in state police and headed various teams that probed some sensational cases. Vinson, towards the end of his eventful stint as vigilance […]

Gang-rape case in Varkala: 3 held

Gang-rape case in Varkala: 3 held

Police arrested three persons in connection with the gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit nursing student at nearby Varkala on May 3. The accused have been identified as Safeer (25), Saiju (21) and Rasheed (20), all hailing from Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram Superintendent of Police (Rural) Shefeen Ahamed K told reporters. The victim, a second year BSc nursing […]

685 cases against LDF candidates, says Chandy

685 cases against LDF candidates, says Chandy

Seeking to turn the tables, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that 685 cases had been filed against CPI(M)-led LDF candidates, who are contesting in the May 16 Assembly elections. Chandy, who has filed a defamation case against CPI(M) veteran V.S Achuthanandan for his recent allegation about cases pending against him and his cabinet colleagues, […]

Rival fronts in Kerala trade charges over women safety

Rival fronts in Kerala trade charges over women safety

The brutal rape and murder of a Dalit woman at Perumbavoor is becoming campaign material for the May 16 Assembly polls with both ruling UDF and rival LDF trading charges over the issue of safety of women in Kerala. Criticism against police for the way it handled the case and alleged failure of government machinery […]

BCCI discharges public function, subject to rule of law: Amicus curiae to SC

BCCI discharges public function, subject to rule of law: Amicus curiae to SC

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not doing any business and is discharging a public function which makes it subject to rule of law, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday. “The BCCI is not doing any business or trade but running an activity. It is subject to rule of law […]

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba to be next Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba to be next Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, who is currently heading the Western Command, will be the the next Navy Chief Chief, an announcement said. Lanba will take over the reins of the Navy on May 31, following the retirement of Admiral R.K Dhowan.

Hillary promises better representation for Asian-Americans

Hillary promises better representation for Asian-Americans

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have gone all out to win over the influential Asian- American community with the Democratic front-runner promising to give them a fair and larger representation if she was elected to the White House. While Obama listed out the steps his administration took in the last seven years for this […]

Odd-Even scheme not a long-term remedy: Delhi CM

Odd-Even scheme not a long-term remedy: Delhi CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted for the first time that the odd-even scheme cannot be a long-term ‘remedy’ to air pollution. He said his government was determined to ramp up public transport in the city within a year to limit the number of vehicles on the roads. Calling the second phase of the odd-even […]

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