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This May 30, 2014 combo photo shows former Telecom Minister A. Raja (left) and DMK MP Kanimozhi at the Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi. Mr. Raja, Ms. Kanimozhi and seven others were on Wednesday granted bail by a special CBI court in a 2G scam-related money laundering case.
PTI This May 30, 2014 combo photo shows former Telecom Minister A. Raja (left) and DMK MP Kanimozhi at the Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi. Mr. Raja, Ms. Kanimozhi and seven others were on Wednesday granted bail by a special CBI court in a 2G scam-related money laundering case.
2G money laundering case

Dayalu Ammal, Raja, Kanimozhi get bail

CBI court, however, dismisses Dayalu Ammal’s plea seeking discharge from the case. »
In this August 19, 2014 photo, protestors block the National Highway at the Assam-Nagaland border in Golaghat.

Police action triggers violence in Assam’s Golaghat town, one injured

Protestors attacked policemen at Moinapara under Golaghat police station and injured one of them. »

Opinion

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Pakistan envoy defends meeting Kashmiri leaders

"We have been meeting the Kashmiri leaders... It is important to engage with all stakeholders to find a peaceful solution to the (Kashmir) issue" »

IM planned to send poison letters to kill targets: Delhi police

Police in its charge sheet allege that IM members had conducted recce of historic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort to carry out bomb blasts »

Business

GAIL will undertake supply of domestically produced gas. File Photo: Meeta Ahlawat

Cut gas from non-priority areas for retail needs: Govt to GAIL

The government has ordered state gas utility GAIL India Ltd to cut natural gas supplies of non-priority sectors like steel and petrochemicals so as to meet full requirement of CNG retailers like I... »
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Gadgets

Researchers from Stanford University with Israeli defence firm Rafael have developed an Android app called Gyrophone that picks up vibrations of sound by using vibrating pressure plates in the phone’s gyroscope.

Smartphone as a spy gadget

How about turning your smartphone into a spy gadget? It’s possible with a new app. Researchers from Stanford University with Israeli defence firm Rafael have developed an Android app call... »
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Sunday Magazine

This August 1969 photo shows Ravi Shankar performing at the Woodstock music festival, New York.

Peace, love and rock n’ roll

It is 45 years since the first Woodstock festival happened in August 1969 in New York. To be young, and to be a part of the countercultural movement even in small ways, was to feel like a rebel. »
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Books

Remapping India: New States and their Political Origins: Louise Tillin; Oxford
University Press India Pvt. Ltd., YMCA Library Building, 1 Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 850.

Exploring factors behind new states

What is the key reason for the creation of a new state? How many states does India need? The book offers great deal of substantive insights into these questions. What remains elusive is the def... »

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Madras by day, by night and by song
One of the first film songs on Madras city portrayed it as a city of vices. Many themes have emerged since, showing on screen the varied hues of the city, the latest being ‘The Madras Song’
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Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi’s debut international project "Tigers", directed by the Oscar winning Danis Tanovic, will have its world premiere at the prestigious TIFF next month. »

New Public Policy Scholars​

The Hindu Centre is pleased to welcome its new Public Policy Scholars, Deya Bhattacharya, Sumit Chaturvedi, Nandini Dubey, Vanya Mehta, Bharti Mishra Nath and Rajesh Kumar Rai. Click here to read more on the Scholars and their proposed research over the next four months.​Read more »

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