Shantanu Datta | February 1, 2013
While Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal rejected the amended Lokpal Bill, cleared by the union cabinet on Thursday, Kiran Bedi, a key member of Team Anna, has backed it. Since most concerns have been addressed in the new draft it is time to give up the opposition, Bedi said on Thursday. But the same day, Hazare rejected the amended bill, calling it a "farce" and announced that he will launch another agitation if the government went ahead with the enactment of a "weak" legislation.
But since the CBI has not been made independent of the government’s control in the amended, “watered-down” bill, which was among the biggest demands of the erstwhile India Against Corruption team, will the bill serve any purpose to rid the country of corruption?
BJP is all set to retain Gujarat, indicated one exit poll. Another exit poll, however, showed a tough fight in at least one region. Aaj Tak exit poll showed that BJP will win 99 – 113 seats, getting a majority in the 182 member assembly. The Congress will get 68 – 82 seats, falli
Goa shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered the second fuel barge to Indian Navy on December 2, 33 days ahead of contractual delivery schedule, and recently got inducted into the Navy. Navy was in the need of self-propelled 1000Ton fuel barges, with a view to fuel big ships like INS Vikramadity
Minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre has assured Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) that work load for its Nashik unit will continue to flow even after Su-MKI manufacturing and production activities conclude in the next few years. “HAL has the world class facilities and giv
Naval submarine INS Kalvari was dedicated to the nation by prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in Mumbai. INS Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack submarine built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd for the Indian Navy. As per the plan, five more such submarines would be inducted into
People queued up since early morning to cast their ballot to decide the political fate of 851 candidates in the second and final phase of the bitterly fought Gujarat assembly elections. The votes in all the 182 seats will be counted on December 18. Over 22 million people are eligible to cast
Had the situation not been so desperate, then the AAP government’s proposal to sprinkle water from helicopters would have been considered hare-brained. But, a more practical solution to tackling air pollution may well be around the corner and it lies in the success of a pilot project in Iceland.