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?
State-run aerospace and defence company Bharat Electronics (BEL), a Navratna enterprise, on the first day of its stake sale by the government aimed to raise Rs 1,650 crore received an overwhelming response. Besides, quota of non-retail investors was subscribed by over 2.34 times. The govern
Noted historian Ramachandra Guha has listed reasons on why historical biographies never took off in a big way in India. Delivering the annual lecture at Sahitya Akademi’s Festival of Letters in New Delhi on Thursday, Guha said that historical biography is that part of history which is more
State-run Airports Authority of India, a miniratna PSU, in association with international air transport association (IATA) has unveiled a comprehensive e-billing solution—SKYREV360 to help air navigation service provider (ANSP) and airport operators. The system would help the users to
I dreaded a bit as I stepped inside the Thrissur district general hospital in Kerala. I have walked in and out of government hospitals almost half of my life as a health and science writer for various newspapers. But I was never the patient. Going to a government hospital carried with it&nbs
Should students` unions be banned?
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday sought action against those who had assaulted students and teachers of Delhi university at a protest march on Wednesday.` “Our sole motive is to compel the police to take some strict actions against the lawbreakers who brutally manhand