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Charity and good intentions? Salman Khan's defenders are as silly as Sanjay Dutt's
Entertainment

Charity and good intentions? Salman Khan's defenders are as silly as Sanjay Dutt's

All the support that seems to be coming out for Salman Khan is very similar to the support that came out in favour of Sanjay Dutt when he was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.

Is Delhi ready to withstand a major earthquake?
Delhi

Is Delhi ready to withstand a major earthquake?

The ramshackle neighbourhoods of northeast Delhi are home to 2.2 million people. If a major earthquake were to strike India's seismically vulnerable capital, these neighbourhoods would collapse into an apocalyptic nightmare.

Sebi barks but does not bite: Companies with no women directors only have to pay Rs 50k fine
Business

Sebi barks but does not bite: Companies with no women directors only have to pay Rs 50k fine

Sebi on Wednesday announced that violators of the norm would have to pay a minimum of Rs 50,000 and said that the promoters and directors of these organisations could face further action if they are unable to comply.

Ban on BBC rape documentary: It's the idiocy of our MPs that 'defames India'
India

Ban on BBC rape documentary: It's the idiocy of our MPs that 'defames India'

The documentary is not going to 'defame India' it's the idiotic justifications for banning it, as articulated by our MPs.

Yoga becomes tax-free: Is this Budget item a sweetheart deal for Baba Ramdev?
Business

Yoga becomes tax-free: Is this Budget item a sweetheart deal for Baba Ramdev?

The moot question is what does the exemption to yoga portend and take within its sweep? Standalone yoga activities would definitely enjoy this exemption without any doubt. But would profit from sale of ayurvedic products often forming an adjunct of yoga activities as is the case with Ramdev’s Pathanjali Yoga organization also make the grade for exemption?

Sahara boss Subrata Roy wants 6 more weeks to work out a deal from Tihar jail
Business

Sahara boss Subrata Roy wants 6 more weeks to work out a deal from Tihar jail

Subrata Roy on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to let him use a high-tech office space inside New Delhi's Tihar jail complex for six more weeks, to talk to potential investors and raise $1.6 billion in bail, the lawyers told Reuters.

Desperate builders resort to more freebies to sell houses, but buyers are just not biting
Business

Desperate builders resort to more freebies to sell houses, but buyers are just not biting

Cash-strapped builders are offering discounts like higher floors at no extra cost, zero stamp duty/registration charges, free parking slots, free interior works, and subsidised home loans to lure buyers

Sebi questions ownership of Sahara properties as time runs out for Subrata Roy's bail
Business

Sebi questions ownership of Sahara properties as time runs out for Subrata Roy's bail

Officials at Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), seeking redress for millions of investors it says were burnt in conglomerate Sahara’s illegal bond scheme, say the group might not wholly own some of the properties in India it listed as proof of its ability to repay the savers.

Uber India promises in-app panic button, location sharing by 11 Feb
Business

Uber India promises in-app panic button, location sharing by 11 Feb

A day after the Maharashtra transport department recommended that the state government impose a ban on taxi-hailing app Uber for not having met the department's January 15 deadline for implementing safety measures in its cabs, the US-based company has clarified that the app panic button and journey/location sharing — will roll out to users in India on February 11.

Unilever keen on Swacch Bharat, Intel to tap into Digital India programme
Business

Unilever keen on Swacch Bharat, Intel to tap into Digital India programme

FMCG giant Unilever CEO Paul Polman and technology major Intel President Renee James on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a slew of global corporate honchos continue to line up to express their intention to invest in India.

Did Modi government just scrap the SAARC Development Bank?
Business

Did Modi government just scrap the SAARC Development Bank?

Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed a SAARC Development Bank last year to fund the infrastructure needs of the region and save the developing economies from paying high borrowing costs, the NDA government has now reportedly junked the idea because the institution is unviable and will not be able to compete in size with other big multi-lateral financial institutions for financing infrastructure projects in developing countries.

Muslim meet cancelled in Delhi: Why are they feeling guilty talking to Modi?
Politics

Muslim meet cancelled in Delhi: Why are they feeling guilty talking to Modi?

The main reason, according to sources, behind cancellation of the meeting was “difference of opinion” among the participating members. The colloquium was the brainchild of former Rajya Sabha member Maulana Mahmood Madni of one faction of Jamat Ulama-e-Hind and former Samajwadi Party leader Kamal Farouqi.

India looks for loopholes to prevent importing American chicken legs
Business

India looks for loopholes to prevent importing American chicken legs

In a bid to offer some protection to the growing domestic poultry industry from competitively priced American chieck legs, the Indian government is all set to ban frozen chicken older than six months as well as those that have consumed growth hormones and antibiotics or fed with genetically modified feed.

TCS lay-offs: Company revokes termination of pregnant employee, but faces fresh petition
Business

TCS lay-offs: Company revokes termination of pregnant employee, but faces fresh petition

IT major Tata Consultancy Services has revoked the termination of its woman employee in Chennai as an exceptional case since she was pregnant. TCS which is facing the allegations of taking a decision to terminate the services of 25,000 workers, said the employee had not made known to it that she was pregnant, the company said in a press release.

What happened to gutsy Kiran Bedi? She's playing it too safe with Kejriwal
Politics

What happened to gutsy Kiran Bedi? She's playing it too safe with Kejriwal

Kiran Bedi, the no-nonsense cop who carefully cultivated the image of a gutsy woman willing to take on the establishment is showing uncharacteristic signs of weakness.

Reining in the Hindutva hawks: Why PM Modi's intervention theory falls flat
Politics

Reining in the Hindutva hawks: Why PM Modi's intervention theory falls flat

RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya took just a day to show who rules the roost. He said there was no clash between Modi's development agenda and the RSS.

The PK debate: It's not about Aamir Khan's film, Sangh parivar should stop relying on victimhood
India

The PK debate: It's not about Aamir Khan's film, Sangh parivar should stop relying on victimhood

Vandalisation of theatres which were screening PK by Bajrang Dal reveals a pathetic mindset where every slight, real or imagined, must draw outrage.

Hindutva groups attack PK screenings: It's an assault on intelligence, not just on a movie
Entertainment

Hindutva groups attack PK screenings: It's an assault on intelligence, not just on a movie

On a less philosophical note, it is hilarious to see swayambhu (self-proclaimed) guardians of Hinduism rush to the rescue of gods. Are they not wise enough to know that a faith that has survived for ages can’t be hurt by a film like PK that lingers in our memory not longer than three hours?

Temperature dips in Delhi but why do the homeless avoid shelter homes?
India

Temperature dips in Delhi but why do the homeless avoid shelter homes?

As the temperature in Delhi threatens to touch zero degrees this winter, the lowest in years, the homeless in the city find life unbearable.

Delhi gangrape anniversary: Revisiting the fateful Munirka bus stop
Life

Delhi gangrape anniversary: Revisiting the fateful Munirka bus stop

A girl and boy got on a bus with strangers in it at around 9:30 pm that night from the bus stop outside Munirka market, Delhi. They had just watched Life of Pi, like a lot of us, at a theatre at Saket, and had taken an auto there so they could catch a bus. Life would never remain the same for the boy. The girl is no more. We’re still at that bus stop.