Post-Op Bluestar, Badal sided with Sikh extremists,says CIA.
Jan 23, 2017 23:46 IST
By Arvind Chhabra
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.
Documents 'link' Pak PM Sharif's daughter to Panama Papers
Jan 23, 2017 20:43 IST
By Vinod Janardhanan
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.
Man pretending to be an AIIMS doctor caught
Jan 23, 2017 20:16 IST
By Anonna Dutt
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
Youth learning to drive knocks down three in Thane
Jan 23, 2017 19:48 IST
By Arvind Somdutt Walmiki
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.