Category archives: Oranganisation

ICICI, HDFC, Axis Bank probing money laundering accusations

India’s top private sector lenders ICICI Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd said they were investigating allegations of widespread money laundering practices at their branches. The shares of the banks fell briefly on Thursday after the independent investigative journalist, Aniruddha Bahal, made the accusations in a news conference televised by a local TV station in the morning. Bahal, founder and editor-in-chief of Indian news and opinion website […]

March 12, 1993 And The Vicious Cycle Of Communalism, Terrorism

There are innumerable ways in which we can remember March 12, 1993, the day on which 20 years ago bomb blasts rocked the city of Bombay – which hadn’t yet become Mumbai – killing 250 and injuring another 750. We could say that it marked the advent of urban terror of the most frightening kind in India, that it was the harbinger of the devastation Pakistan’s ISI could wreck, that […]

In Kerala this summer, earn cash for electricity save

State-run Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), reeling under monthly losses of over Rs. 200 crore, has come out with a unique scheme for domestic consumers which allows them to earn cash back for power saved. While the state requires, on an average, around 58 million units daily, the generation from the state mainly through hydel generation and other sources comes to only half its requirement. The rest of the power […]

Militants posed as cricketers attack CRPF camp

Five Central Reserve Police Force troopers and two suicide attackers were among seven killed were wounded in afidayeen attack in the Bemina locality of the Srinagar on Wednesday morning. Among the nine injured seven were CRPF troopers and two civilians. All the injured have been evacuated to hospital for treatment. A senior police officer said two militants attacked a CRPF patrol at Bemina near a public school on Wednesday morning lobbing grenades and […]

NHRC notice to Chief Secretary on evictions from Ejipura

In Pic :A child, given food by an NGO, runs to the gigantic pipe that doubles as his home in the wake of the demolition at Ejipura, Bangalore, in January this year. File Photo: Bhagya Prakash. K It takes cognisance of media report on health problems of those ousted The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath on the forced eviction of residents […]

In Delhi, only 1 cop for 253 citizens, 5183 for 427 VIPs

Amidst a growing clamour for getting VIP security in the country, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday disfavoured such an approach as he said that he himself does not keep such paraphernalia. Khurshid who was officiating as the chief guest for the Raising Day celebrations of the paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force in Ghaziabad, however, did not elaborate on how such an arrangement could be made. Click here! “You […]

Ghost Hospital in Delhi

Pictured, the Guru Harkrishan Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. When it was conceived in 2000, the Guru Harkrishan Institute of Medical Sciences and Research was billed as a high-tech, super-specialty hospital with trauma center and transplant facilities, with 25% of patients receiving free care, all funded by Sikhs.   Today it’s an empty five-story shell of a building on Delhi’s southern ring road, overtaken by weeds and barricaded by a […]

Nasik: Mahindra staff threaten strike over wages

After a spate of strikes in the Gurgaon-Manesar auto cluster, labour unrest now seems to be brewing in Maharashtra. Workers at utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra’s Nashik facility on Tuesday issuing a notice to the management to go on strike on or after March 11, if their demands for higher wages were not settled by the company. Production work, too, was temporarily disrupted in two assembly shops at M&M’s […]

India auditors allege corruption in farm loan waivers

Indian auditors have alleged corruption in a flagship government scheme to write off debts of poor farmers, Indian media reports say. In a report tabled in the parliament on Tuesday, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said it found lapses in 22% cases where loans were written off. Waivers were given to many ineligible people while those eligible were not considered, the CAG report said. The $1.8bn (£1.2bn) debt relief […]

Over 3 lakh schools started under RTE: Economic Survey

NEW DELHI: A total of 3,34,340 new primary and upper primary schools have been opened under the Right to Education (RTE) till September 2012, since the enforcement of the RTE April 1, 2010, the Economic Survey, released Wednesday, said. Over 2,80,000 new school buildings have been constructed, and over 12,46,000 teachers have been appointed under the scheme in that time, the survey said. Talking about the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, the […]