GN Bureau | November 30, 2012
Shweta Bhatt, the wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, has announced that she will contest the state Assembly elections on a Congress ticket against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi from Maninagar constituency. In an affidavit in the supreme court last year Sanjiv Bhatt had alleged complicity on the part of Modi in the 2002 riots. He also deposed against Modi before the Nanavati Commission, probing the riots.
Congress is fielding candidates with winnability factor for the Gujarat polls. Do you think Bhatt is the right candidate to cut into Modi’s votes?
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today said terrorism was the biggest threat to human rights and asked the global community to isolate nations that don’t cooperate in fighting terrorism. Taking a dig at Pakistan, Swaraj told the UNGA that “some nations have developed nurtu
The government has proposed to provide a new unique identification number to eight crore BPL households, or approximately 40 crore people, for its new insurance scheme, National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS). The idea of a new unique number, according to a senior health ministry official, stems from the
Odisha’s largest district, Mayurbhanj, is set to be free from child labour very soon. District magistrate Rajesh Prabhakar Patil, an IAS officer of 2005 batch, talked to Taru Bhatia about how the ‘Mu Bi Padhibi’ campaign has been instrumental in fighting child labour.
As the sky starts to turn dark, noises of children from the playground of the Bisoi government nodal upper primary school, in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, slowly fade away. The students line up to go to their hostel, within the school premises, to have dinner. White rooms of the Residential Hostel for Ur
Indian Railways’ plan of providing free wi-fi internet service at 100 stations by the end of this year got a boost on Friday after RailTel, in collaboration with Google, unveiled the service at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station in Mumbai. CST is the 50th railway stati
The supreme court (SC) has ruled that the national scholarship portal cannot mandate students to submit Aadhaar number for registration. It has reiterated its position, stating that the Aadhaar card scheme is purely voluntary. The court pronounced an interim ruling on September 14 while responding to a pet