GN Bureau | January 23, 2012
Team Anna is back on the campaign trail. They went political in the Hisar assembly by-poll last year, but later there was a brief break. Now they have been campaigning in Punjab and Uttarakhand, and have written letters to leaders of various parties in Uttar Pradesh – asking them to clarify their stand not only the vexed Lokpal bill, but also on other political matters.
While in Hisar, the political situation was such that the election results would have been the same even without Team Anna’s campaign. Will they succeed in making an impact after a political campaign across state level? Will their political intervention take the anti-corruption fight further?
A staggering 79 percent of Muslim women reported not having received any maintenance from their husband post their divorce, said a survey report “No More – Talaq Talaq Talaq -- Muslim Women Call for a Ban on an UnIslamic Practice” by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA).
It is a common enough notion in the market and among investors that private sector banks have superior asset management skills and consequently, a miniscule amount of toxic assets. This popular narrative has, in turn, led to a rising demand for the privatisation of public sector banks, besieged as they are
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“Postal network to be used for distribution of the Chana dal and other pulses should be taken up through postal network,” tweeted PIB chief Frank Noronha after cabinet secretary PK Sinha on Wednesday reviewed the availability and the prices of essential commodities at a meeting with secretaries
The first phase of the national waterway project is taking shape with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) awarding the contract for construction of the multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj in Jharkhand to Larson & Tourbo (L&T). With the targeted completion of Phase-1 in