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Post-Op Bluestar, Badal sided with Sikh extremists,says CIA.
Jan 23, 2017 23:46 IST
By Arvind Chhabra
HT
what happened: Akali stalwart Parkash Singh Badal sided with extremists in the 80s,says declassified CIA report.
what it means: One of the American spy agency's reports on strife-torn Punjab in the '80s say:“Badal is working to advance his personal fortunes by ... siding with Sikh extremists against the state government.
what next: The CIA revelations, posted online last week, may trigger a political storm in poll-bound Punjab.
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Documents 'link' Pak PM Sharif's daughter to Panama Papers
Jan 23, 2017 20:43 IST
By Vinod Janardhanan
AFP
what happened: German daily tweeted papers it said linked Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz to offshore assets.
what it means: Süddeutsche Zeitung daily shared papers purportedly showing Maryam's role in Minerva Financial Services, a holding company for Nescoll and Nielson Enterprises at the centre of the Panama Papers leaks.
what next: The revelations could be a fresh blow to Sharif, who is facing court cases on the Panama Papers.
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Man pretending to be an AIIMS doctor caught
Jan 23, 2017 20:16 IST
By Anonna Dutt
Shutterstock
what happened: A fake AIIMS doctor who was charging patients money for providing hospital facilities caught
what it means: Patients said the man charged up to Rs 15,000 for beds and appointments. He used a fake ID card to influence junior doctors at AIIMS and Safdarjung. The racket was busted by vigilant doctors
what next: He has been held by the police, who are investigating the matter
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Youth learning to drive knocks down three in Thane
Jan 23, 2017 19:48 IST
By Arvind Somdutt Walmiki
ht/file
what happened: A college student learning to drive knocked down two children going to school in Thane on Monday.
what it means: This again highlights the danger posed by negligent drivers. A recently concluded road safety drive had roped in college students to spread the message in Thane.
what next: The two children and another person who was also injured are being treated in a Mulund hospital.
Jan 23, 2017 11:26 IST

The US was so concerned by the growth of the nuclear programmes of India and Pakistan in the 1980s that it toyed with the proposal of appointing a “nuclear emissary”...read more

Jan 23, 2017 16:36 IST

For decades, Indians have grappled with the question of whether Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in an airplane crash at Taipei in August 1945, but the CIA believed as far back...read more

Jan 23, 2017 18:25 IST

Taslima Nasrin, made a surprise appearance at an unscheduled event on the last day of the festival and reiterated her stands against all forms of fanaticism, whether perpetrated...read more

Jan 23, 2017 20:19 IST

The first time author-poet Tabish Khair became conscious of the word jihad, he was 12 and had just fared well in his exams. A visiting elderly relative congratulated him and...read more

  • Train safety cannot go off the rails
    Jan 23, 2017 18:21 IST

    The Indian Railways’ safety record has gone off the rails. Three major derailments in two months, have killed nearly 200 people and injured scores. That’s not all. The number of derailments, not all of which result in fatalities, has been steadily rising over the past few years....read more

  • This ‘surgical strike’ has cost the RBI its credibility
    Jan 23, 2017 18:23 IST

    Despite shorter bank queues, the demons of demonetisation will continue to haunt India for a very long time. This decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an otherwise calm November evening is without parallel — legally, as well as in implementation and impact.

    Section 26 of the...read more

    Abhishek Singhvi
  • Trump’s ‘media war’ shows the public’s inability to differentiate between fact and fiction
    Jan 23, 2017 17:47 IST

    The new United States president, Donald Trump, used his inauguration day speech to repeat a large number of the divisive themes of his election campaign. Authenticity was one of Mr Trump’s strengths during the campaign so it makes some sense that he has continued on this path. The less...read more