Tamil Nadu's new protest over project from PM's big oil plan: 10 points
Tamil Nadu's New Protest Over Project From PM's Big Oil Plan: 10 Points
In what has been compared to this month's Jallikattu protests in Chennai, thousands of people gather every day in Neduvaasal village of Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district to protest against a hydrocarbon extraction project by the centre. The villagers say the project will deplete ground water and destroy agriculture. College students from Chennai and other cities, scientists and others have joined the protest and they are mobilising support through social media. The Neduvaasal project is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to reduce oil imports by 10 percent by 2022.
India Fastest Growing Economy Despite Notes Ban, China Second
India defied expectations today to remain the world's fastest growing major economy, despite the notes ban and its aftershock. GDP or gross domestic product growth however fell to 7 per cent in the October-December quarter, from 7.4 in the previous quarter, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise decision on November 8 to scrap 500 and 1,000-rupee notes or around 86 per cent of the currency then in circulation, putting economic activity on the skids in a predominantly cash-reliant economy. China was number 2 with its economy growing at 6.8 per cent in the December quarter.
#GurmeharKaur goes off @facebook after week-long abuse, says 'want to be left alone'
Gurmehar Kaur Goes Off Facebook After Week-Long Abuse, Says 'Want To Be Left Alone'
Exactly week after Gurmehar Kaur's post on ABVP took the country by storm, bringing bucketloads of criticism on her, the 20-year-old deactivated her Facebook account this evening. Earlier today, she said she would not participate in the evening's protest march by Delhi University Students -- called DU Against Goondagardi (hooliganism) -- saying she had taken all she could.
Shashi Tharoor's Stern Message To Virender Sehwag: 'Don't Trivialise War'
Amid the raging debate on 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur's Facebook posts, Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor weighed in, expressing regret over cricketer Virender Sehwag's tweet that was seen as mocking Ms Kaur's views about her father's death. In response to Ms Kaur's post that said her father, a soldier, was killed by war and not Pakistan, the cricket icon had posted his photo, holding a placard that read I did not score two triple centuries, my bat did.
Aadhaar database safe, verification process was misused, say authorities
Aadhaar Database Safe, Verification Process Was Misused, Say Authorities
As the Centre expands the list of government services that would require beneficiaries to have an Aadhaar number, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday insisted that its biometrics database of a billion people was safe. The reassurance comes against the backdrop of the authority suspending Aadhaar authentication services of Axis Bank after a business correspondent sent a large number of authentication requests to the UIDAI; in each case the fingerprint was exactly the case.
.@WorldBank CEO @KGeorgieva travels in a Mumbai local train
World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva Travels In A Mumbai Local Train
World Bank's chief executive Kristalina Georgieva travelled in the second class women's only compartment of a Western Railway suburban train from the busy stations of Churchgate to Dadar in Mumbai to experience the city's popular transportation service, officials said.
Air India makes emergency landing after engineers forget crucial step @airindiain
Air India Makes Emergency Landing After Engineers Forget Crucial Step
A Cochin-bound Air India flight was forced to an emergency landing in New Delhi soon after its take-off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport as the engineers had failed to remove pins from the landing gear, a spokesperson said today.