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What made NHAI lie to the PM?

The initial cost of constructing the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) was projected to be Rs 2,676 crores. But by the time the project is complete, this might cross Rs 7,558 crore. Can NHAI which is reportedly already suffering from a loss of over 86.97 crore bear this burden?

Centre splices Delhi government’s salary hike

Signalling a fresh confrontation, the Narendra Modi-led central government has rejected the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's decision to hike the salaries of its mid and senior-level officers.

Convicted Goa MLA seeks pardon on grounds of hypertension

In an unprecedented and unanimous decision, the BJP-led coalition government in Goa resolved to grant pardon to Pacheco, a former archives and archaeology minister, currently serving a six-month sentence in an assault case. Being a Catholic, Pacheco's Goa Vikas party is of strategic importance to the BJP to attract the minority vote in the Catholic-dominated South Goa.

Indian politics: Two landmarks that changed history

Two historic polls, of the 1971 and 2014 can be termed as the turning points of the politics in independent India as both catapulted mighty leaders to power

Sanath Jayasuriya: clean-bowled in politics

Former Sri Lankan cricket captain turned politician Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for the fastest fifty (against Pakistan 17 balls) and fastest 150 (against England in 95 balls) in ODI cricket. Add to that-- fastest exit from politics.

SC judge recuses to hear Chautala’s petition in the teachers’ recruitment scam

Chautala, his son Ajay Singh and three others are serving a 10-year jail term in the case for illegally recruiting over three thousand junior basic trained teachers in Haryana in 2000.

Nehru didn’t want Rajendra Prasad to be President of India

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, lied to stop Rajendra Prasad from becoming the president after the country's independence, a new book claims.

How can a death in UP influence polls in Bihar?

Journalist Jagendra Singh's death typifies the breakdown of law and order in UP. While the policemen implicated in the murder have been suspended, the prime accused Ram Murti Verma the Minister of State for Backward Classes Welfare remains free.

Disability is a state of mind says Beno Zephine the first visually challenged IFS officer

Around last year, the DoPT was in a dilemma - a visually challenged secured Rank 343 in the merit list in the Civil Services Exam and was insisting on taking up “Indian Foreign Service” as a career. Though she had cleared the civil services exam her posting was kept pending... till finally a desicion was taken to set aside the existing rules and allow the first-ever 100 per cent visually challenged officer in South Block. A first in the history of the 69-year-old service.

Phone-tapping scandal: Naidu to meet Modi, Jaitley and Rajnath

Telugu Desam Party Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is accusing Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of ‘conspiratorial politics’ to defame him by using with sting operations, forged documents and illegal phone tapping. The two states share a Governor and a capital in Hyderabad since the bifurcation last year.

Fake degree lands law minister in police custody

Tomar had himself as an advocate in the Delhi High Court on the basis of a fake law degree. This is the first time a minister has been arrested for producing a fake degree.

Why nomination of Anglo-Indian Lok Sabha MPs is pending for the last one year?

For the last one year the Anglo-Indian community has been asking for their constitutional right to have two members of the community nominated to the Lok Sabha. The "unjustifiable delay" had caused one-fifth of the period to pass without the members.

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