Opponents exploit A. Raja’s derogatory comments on Chief Minister Palaniswami’s birth and his mother.
The special court on December 21 last year acquitted Raja, Kanimozhi and others in the cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the ED.
Raja’s letter and Manmohan Singh’s reply to him has now surfaced.
The judgment had some searing comments against the prosecution, which should white heat but became rudderless as the case progressed.
The CBI and the IB have been induced to act against Gopal Subramanium for taking a tough stand in the fake encounter cases in which Amit Shah, the blue eyed boy of Narendra Modi, has been chargesheeted
'I am fully conscious that my independence as a lawyer is causing apprehensions that I will not toe the line of the Government. This factor has been decisive in refusing to appoint me'
'In January 2008 also I had meetings with the Hon'ble PM in cabinet meetings and otherwise and updated him of the situation'
'I had specifically informed you that I was sending a detailed written statement. Even without waiting for my statement, you have prepared a draft report and also leaked it to the media.'
To the reports in the Hindu about the PMO being not only aware of A. Raja's actions before 2G scam but that it also analysed and agreed with them
A. Raja got a king's welcome in his constituency, it was not that warm a reception in Chennai. But Karunanidhi made up for it by saying that the meeting was “just like two brothers reuniting after a long separation.”
Unlike her other two terms, the message Jayalalitha wants to send out this time is that she is a working CM, deserving of a national role
'The country wants answers and accountability while the PM, Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi maintain conspicuous silence'
Full text of the verdict by a two-judge bench in the petitions filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation and Subramanian Swamy against the Union of India
This was a year of highs and lows. Some of the newsmakers and events that dominated the year in Tamil Nadu
A Prime Minister who maintained an “Arm’s Length Distance” was trying to plead ignorance on the ground that he did not know . If he was “Hands On” as he now claims to be, he has to answer these questions
The PMO on the reports 'regarding a noting of the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister conveying the directions of the Prime Minister on a matter relating to the allocation of spectrum'
It was not just the PM and the then FM who were the targets of the former telecom minister's ire in court when he responded to charges against him in the 2G Spectrum Scam
Text of the (so far available) statements by Ms Niira Radia recorded u/s 161 Cr.PC on 21.12.2010, 25.01.2011, 29.01.2011, 27.01.2011
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.