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'Will make fire-brigade douse CM residence with Ganga-Jal'
Mar 26, 2017 00:16 IST
By Pankaj Jaiswal
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what happened: Ex-UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at CM Yogi Adityanath over 'Shudhikaran'
what it means: Akhilesh said that he will make fire-brigade douse the CM residence with Ganga-Jal. After Akhilesh vacated the residence, a group of priests did 'purification/cleansing' ceremony at the residence.
what next: Akhilesh said he will do this when he will become CM again in 2022.
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An earth-mover killed Corbett tiger, says NTCA report
Mar 25, 2017 19:31 IST
By Nihi Sharma
Ela Kulkarni
what happened: The tiger that killed two persons was crushed to death by an earth-mover, says NTCA inquiry.
what it means: The report confirms that the forest department failed to follow the protocol for rescuing tigers by deploying a JCB used for mining to scare the animal in violation of norms.
what next: The NTCA is expected to recommend action against forest officials responsible for the tiger's death.
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Ex-SP minister gives 'sanctified' house-keys to BJP minister
Mar 25, 2017 18:40 IST
By Pankaj Jaiswal
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what happened: Balwant Ramoowalia, the ex-jail minister gave new BJP minister Suresh Khanna house keys.
what it means: Often the outgone ministers don't easily vacate their ministerial bungalows. But, Samajwadi Party MLC, went to Suresh Khanna's house to give the keys. Khanna is the new allottee of the bungalow.
what next: Ramoowalia performed his faith's rituals to keys and wished new minister well in career and in life.
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Force India fail to make Q3 in F1 Australian GP qualifying
Mar 25, 2017 18:07 IST
By Leslie Xavier
what happened: Force India's Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon set 11th and 14th fastest time in Australian GP qualifying.
what it means: Perez narrowly missed out on Q3 with the best time of 1:25.081 while Ocon, in his first race for the team, was almost half a second slower than his more experienced teammate in Melbourne on Saturday.
what next: Perez, however, was reprimanded by the stewards for not adhering to FIA guidelines.
  • Hard nationalism divides, rather than unites
    Mar 25, 2017 21:09 IST

    We live in hard times. In India the appointment of the controversial Mahant of the Ghorakpur Temple Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh is an indication that hard Hindutva seems to be emerging. In America, Donald Trump continues to ignore well more

    Mark Tully
  • Adityanath must realise it makes economic sense to keep abattoirs open
    Mar 25, 2017 23:28 IST

    Anand Singh Bisht is a wise man. The 85-year old father of the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has revealed the advice he gives his son. As the Yogi embarks on his new role he should bear his father’s words in mind.

    “I do try and tell Adityanath to keep more

    Karan Thapar
  • Water: The resource that will determine our future
    Mar 25, 2017 21:07 IST

    Ecologist Jayanta Bandyopadhyay once wrote that water, not oil, was the resource whose availability and quality would determine India’s future. I recalled that remark when reading a report recently submitted to the Government of India, entitled, A 21st Century Institutional Architecture more

    Ramachandra Guha