The Delhi assembly has 70 seats that went to polls. Any party or alliance needed 36 of it to form a majority government. With 32 seats, the BJP alliance became the largest force though still short of four seats. The Aam Aadmi Party's spectacular electoral debut surprisingly won 28 seats. Congress met the historical debacle with just 8 seats. And this is how Delhi delivered a mix mandate.
The Section 377 (Chapter XVI) of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1861 criminalizes all sexual activities that are 'unnatural', including homosexual acts. The Supreme Court of India on 11 December 2013 overturned an earlier judgment of the Delhi high court that corroborates the unnatural sex between consenting adults. This apex court decision has left a trail of movement and debate in India over the relevance of such statute.
There is a spate in criminals joining the ruling JD-U in Bihar. This fortnight alone, Bihar witnessed three strong men with graft criminal records joined the Nitish camp.
Patna remains one of the dirtiest cities in the country despite tall claims of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC). The civic behemoth, which has the primary responsibility of keeping the state capital clean, has miserably failed to live up to its task. Stinking mounds of garbage are a common sight. Even some of the VIP zones are not exception.
We are celebrating the world toilet week. Earlier this week on Tuesday, Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar attempted to prove that he pioneered the slogan of “Toilet First”. Again on Friday, he blogged underscoring the importance of cleanliness. But beyond messaging and blogging and giving the issue a political turn, the ground reality is quite discouraging. What to speak of rural Bihar, even in the capital city the situation is horrible.
Golda Meir, the Iron lady of Israel once quoted "I must govern the clock, not be governed by it”.
It was just two years ago when Delhi the city of political-cum-media mainstream got trembled by the millions footfall of common men and women around Anna Hazare from Jantar-Mantar to Ramlila Maidan to Tihar premises. That completely apolitical mass movement drew unprecedented attention and kept the incumbents on toes for weeks.
Amid the ongoing political debate on the need for elite Special Protection Group (SPG) cover for Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the center made it clear that the SPG Act does not allow this highest security cover to the Chief Minister of any state.
For the first time in Bihar's history, giant posters of Nitish Kumar surfaced this Chhath Puja all around in the capital city.
Nalanda, famous as ancient seat of learning, is located about 88 km southeast of Patna, founded in the 5th century AD. It marks the site of the once famous Buddhist university also known as the Nalanda University.
BJP veteran Ravi Shankar Prasad has demanded the resignation of Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar for his failure to tighten security vaults ahead of rally despite sufficient intelligence input.
Maner Sharif is a small town located 25 kilometers (16 mi) west of Patna on NH 30, in Bihar state, India. Maner Sharif shelters two very popular Muslim tombs: One of the tomb is of Sufi saint Makhdoom Yahya Maneri, known as the Bari Dargah (the great shrine). The other one is of Makhdum Shah Daulat, popularly called Chhoti Dargah (the small shrine).
Onion prices have just breached the century mark! And doing rounds around INR 100/Kg. It is more than surprise that prices of onion, mostly widely consumed vegetable, has increased four times over the last one year! And this has happened in a country which is the largest producer of onion in the world.
Sir Syed Ahmed, born on 17th October, 1817, became a legend in his lifetime. He was a versatile genius in true sense of the word. He championed the cause of modern education at a time when all the Indians in general and Indian Muslims in particular considered it a sin to get modern education through English language.