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Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM; top Oppn attend ceremony


Bengaluru, May 23 : HD Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the chief minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government in Karnataka. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office to Kumaraswamy, the state’s 25th chief minister, at 4.30 pm on the grand steps of the state Secretariat in the presence of national and regional leaders from across the ...

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Franchises stick to their big players, Gauti, Gayle to go under hammer


Mumbai, January 5 : Mahendra Singh Dhoni was back at his ‘spiritual home’ Chennai Super Kings while Royal Challengers Bangalore retained India captain Virat Kohli during the much-publicised yet predictable Indian Premier League retentions. Mumbai Indians had the league’s most successful captain Rohit Sharma back in their stable as most of the retentions happened on expected lines. Australia skipper Steve ...

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No matter the laws, the result is abuse: Snowden on Aadhaar data breach


Chandigarh, January 5 : US whistleblower Edward Snowden has commented on the Aadhaar data breach and said it is the tendency of government to “desire perfect records of private lives”. Responding to a tweet by a journalist on the Aadhaar data breach, the former US National Security Agency contractor said, “It is the natural tendency of government to desire perfect records ...

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Inderpreet’s suicide: Woman principal among 11 booked


Amritsar, January 5 : The police today booked 11 persons for abetting the suicide of Inderpreet Singh Chadha, son of expelled Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) head Charanjit Singh Chadha. A case was registered under Sections 306 and 120-B of the IPC against Surjit Singh, Umat, Kuljit Kaur, Mania, Davinder Sandhu, Inderpreet Singh Anand, Gursewak Singh, Hari Singh Sandhu, Nirmal Singh, ...

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Thermal plant staffers to step up stir


Bathinda : Hundreds of employees of state-run thermal plants participated in a state-level protest today against the government’s decision to shut the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and two units of the thermal plant in Ropar. Urging the government to take back its decision, members of the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Joint Forum threatened to gherao the residence of ...

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