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Hardik Patel says he was offered Rs 1,200 crore to call off quota stir

AHMEDABAD: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel has claimed that he was offered Rs 1,200 crore and a big designation in BJP’s national youth wing to withdraw his quota stir. In a letter to his father Bharat Patel from Lajpore Jail in Surat, copies of which were released to reporters on Friday evening, […]

11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed

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Washington: There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it’s worth your time and energy. Angela Lee Duckworth was teaching seventh grade when she noticed that the material wasn’t too advanced for any of her students. They all had […]

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Odd-even won’t be permanent but in phases, says Kejriwal

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DELHI: The odd-even traffic scheme is set to start again “for a short period”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, adding it can’t be a permanent feature. “We will start it again for a short period,” Kejriwal told a group of journalists at his residence in New Delhi. “This will be done in […]

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52 inmates dead in cartel prison battle in northeast Mexico

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Monterrey(Reuters): A battle between rival drug gangs at a prison killed 52 people in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said on Thursday, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico´s far north. The incident was one of the worst in a series of deadly riots in recent […]

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PM Modi lauds historic detection of gravitational waves

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NEW DELHI(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his happiness over historic detection of gravitational waves and lauded the role of Indian scientists in the project. “Historic detection of gravitational waves opens up new frontier for understanding of universe. Immensely proud that Indian scientists played an important role in this challenging quest,” Prime Minister […]

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Nothing wrong in Modi’s wife seeking info on marriage documents: Cong

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Congress on Thursday saw nothing wrong in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben seeking information about the marriage related documents he had submitted to get his passport. Jashodaben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s estranged wife. (File Photo) “She is legitimately entitled to ask as to how her spouse got the passport,” party spokesman […]

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Women qazis in Rajasthan: A sliver of light

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JAIPUR: The door has opened ever so slightly letting in a glimmer of light for women, this time in the Muslim community, enabling them to shake off patriarchal shackles. Two women in Rajasthan have become qazis after undergoing rigorous study at the Darul Uloom Niswa, qualifying to preside over nikaah (marriage), talaaq (divorce) and deciding […]

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Yahoo Just Made Its First Round of Layoffs

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Yahoo announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts. The layoffs take effect April 11, and affected employees received 60-day advance notice of the move, Yahoo YHOO 1.04% said in a notice filed with the California Employment Development Department. The layoffs […]

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Deep surgery needed to clean up balance sheets: Raghuram Rajan

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MUMBAI(FE): Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said central bank and government efforts to clean up banks’ balance sheets would be successful, and warned analysts against “scare-mongering” about the level of stressed assets in the sector. Banks are struggling under $100 billion of stressed loans, choking the financial system at a time […]

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India near bottom of intellectual property index

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India was ranked 37 out of 38 countries, with only Venezuela scoring lower, in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-International Intellectual Property Index. The report, released on Wednesday, comes at a time when the government is close to finalising a National Intellectual Property policy to improve the IP regime, increase IP awareness and strengthen enforcement of […]

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