April 13, 2017

The EC way out

Even by semi-official estimates, the slush cash used to bribe the voters of RK Nagar is around Rs 89 crs. Press freedom, previous experience and priority access to ‘sources that do not want to be identified’ allow us to round that off to Rs 100 crs. Indeed, last Friday was quite auspicious for IT kitty, if not for democracy. And that is from just one faction of the rulers, and

DMK calls 'all-party meet' to discuss ryots' issues

Chennai: Slamming the Central and Tamilnadu governments for not holding talks with agitating farmers, DMK today announced an ‘all party’ meeting on 16 April to discuss the issues faced by the ryots in the State. DMK Working President M K Stalin said he has invited ‘all political parties’ for a meeting on 16 April here to discuss the woes of the farmers. After discussing the farmers’ problems and looking into their

President confers Padma awards on 44 persons

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred coveted Padma awards to 44 persons which included celebrities and unsung heroes who have worked for the society. In a formal ceremony in the imposing Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mukherjee conferred Padma Vibhushan to mystic guru Sadhguru Jagadish Vasudev and singer K J Yesudas. Wife of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunder Lal Patwa received the award on his behalf. The

Ronaldo slams 100th European goal, secures Real win

Munich: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions when he struck twice as holders Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday. Bayern’s Arturo Vidal opened the scoring and missed a penalty before Ronaldo volleyed the equaliser in the 47th minute and scored the winner 13 minutes from time when

Property frauds back in limelight

Chennai: The recent arrests of a leading city-based builder and another realtor, and the complaint on an actor-politician have brought real estate forgery cases under limelight again. Police officials warn public to remain cautious and verify the reputation of builders before handing out projects. A police Inspector attached with the Land Grabbing Cell said, “People must be careful while choosing builders. There are realtors who have had cases against them

Kohli undergoes fielding drills in RCB practice session

Injured Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who is yet to feature in the ongoing Indian Premier League, today went through some fielding drills during the team’s net session, here. After spending some time in the pavilion, Kohli climbed down the staircase before walking into the ground, carrying his kit. After doing a few loosening exercises, Kohli sat on the chair to watch Sachin Baby and Chris Gayle bat in