Busting of the spot-fixing scandal this week reveals only one thing that India’s T20 cricket league is a sham against which the government has failed to muster courage for proper investigation. Chetan Chauhan
writes. Tailor Talk
| Dabs & Jabs
In at least three cases of terror, Maharashtra Police’s Anti Terrorism Squad had “deliberately created bogus evidence, extracted false confessions by the most inhuman torture, planted explosives in the houses of the accused and thus implicated innocent Muslim youth,” a video expose by journalist Ashish Khetan has alleged.
Odisha’s Kalahandi district — once the cause of global embarrassment for India due to its high number of starvation deaths — today stands tall with a five-fold increase in its rice production since 1999, figures reveal. Chetan Chauhan
An awareness programme on disability was organized in the city by Rotary Viklang Kendra on Saturday. The seminar was focused on promoting an understanding of issues regarding disability and mobilising support for the dignity, rights and well-being of disabled people. HT reports.
Alarmed over the recent jostling among political parties to woo Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress too has joined the race. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.
A group of MPs and MLAs from Delhi met Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to resolve the deadlock over the commissioning of Munak Canal. HT reports.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is on the cusp of a great success in the Jain Hawala case of the mid 90s with more than half a dozen accused pleading guilty in the court for milder sentences. Rajesh Ahuja reports.
A large part of West Delhi witnessed regular power cuts on Saturday - the day the national Capital recorded this season's highest temperature of 43.2 degree Celsius. HT reports.
Railway employees involved in ticket malpractices have outnumbered touts by a good margin. Darpan Singh reports.
The National Human Rights Commission on Saturday sought a report from the Ghaziabad Police and Government Railway Police about an incident wherein a woman died and her infant daughter was seriously injured after being allegedly pushed off a train near Link Road in Ghaziabad.
With the government's compensation schemes getting stuck in bureaucratic hurdles, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of the Delhi government has started a unique sponsorship programme, asking people to do their bit in rehabilitating victims of sexual assault. Neelam Pandey
reports. Lending a helping hand
In a bid to utilise their summer vacation constructively, 1,000-odd underprivileged girls, mostly Muslims, are learning self-defense skills, including how to thwart acid attacks and beat up molesters. Faizan Haider reports.
Her room is filled with toys given to her by visitors at the hospital where she was admitted while undergoing treatment but she has been advised not to play much. Neelam Pandey reports.
The humble house sparrow whose population is fast declining due to rapid urbanisation is making fresh efforts for survival. Darpan Singh reports.
Three former students of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women have solved an important computer science problem and their research will soon be published by a reputed international journal. Aakriti Vasudeva reports.