Print journalism lot more responsible than TV journalism: Parrikar

Print journalism lot more responsible than TV journalism: Parrikar

Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Print journalism is a lot more responsible than TV journalism, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.   “Written journalism is a lot more responsible than televised journalism. In the same way, written documentation and writing is a lot more serious than a televised documentary,” Parrikar said at the foundation stone […]

Army can’t use excessive force in Disturbed Areas: Supreme Court

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday said the army cannot use excessive force in its counter-insurgency operations in areas declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.   The court held that criminal courts do have the jurisdiction to look into cases of alleged excesses by the armed forces in […]

Modi in South Africa for talks with Zuma, trade summit

Modi in South Africa for talks with Zuma, trade summit

PRETORIA, July 8 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Friday to discuss boosting investment and trade, in a continent where India is playing catch-up to its Asian rival China.   Modi in October hosted the leaders of 54 African nations, including Zuma, in the biggest India-Africa summit, […]

Improving quality of education biggest challenge: Javadekar

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS): Newly elevated cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar, who will take charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Thursday, has said improving the quality of education was the “biggest challenge”.   “Education provide meaning and value to life. The biggest challenge today is to improve the quality of education. […]

Bye bye Smriti Irani, says Kanhaiya

Bye bye Smriti Irani, says Kanhaiya

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday welcomed the exit of Smriti Irani from the Human Resource Development Ministry but said this was no “punishment” for the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula.   After Smriti Irani was transferred to the Textiles Ministry, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students […]

We`re committed to Make in India, nurturing start-ups: Cisco honcho

IANS By Nishant Arora Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) US-based global technology company Cisco, that arrived in India in 1995 and has created thousands of jobs since then, says it is committed to the Make-in-India programme and will continue to be generous in nurturing start-ups.   Reiterating Cisco’s commitment to align with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

Modi reshuffles Ministry

Modi reshuffles Ministry

Major rejig; 19 new faces, Irani, Gowda lose crucial portfolios   NEW DELHI, JULY 5 (AGENCIES): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday carried out a major reshuffle of his council of ministers by inducting 19 new faces. Also, the PM dropped five Ministers of State (MoS) and changed the portfolios of various other existing ministers. […]

900 mn Indians live in 2 rooms or less

IANS By Abhishek Waghmare   For 10 years, Degal Srimangar Sao, 26, has been sleeping in the corridor of a central Mumbai commercial complex, where he delivers tea every two hours to busy corporate employees.     Vijay, as he prefers to be called in Mumbai, is from Kharkatto, a village of 300 homes and […]