NEW DELHI — India’s population has risen to 1.21 billion - an increase of over 181 million in the last decade - but the gender imbalance is the worst since independence, indicating a persisting preference for male children, according to the latest census data released on Thursday.
India’s scientist of international repute, who was recently bestowed with ‘Bharat Gaurav’ and ‘Hind Rattan’ awards, believes that the country has done wonders in a host of avenues but lags behind in investing in academics and building an indigenous infrastructure where its prized talent could be absorbed.
BANGALORE/NEW DELHI — Two criminal cases were filed against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party stepped up attacks on each other as the Karnataka shutdown against Governor H.R. Bhardwaj’s sanction for his prosecution turned violent on Saturday.
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Friday slammed Communications Minister Kapil Sibal for his remark that the official auditor’s report was ‘utterly erroneous’ in assessing the loss on award of telecom spectrum at $40 billion and said the probe should be carried on the basis of the report only.
BANGALORE - Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj late on Friday permitted filing of criminal cases against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over “various grave allegations of corruption and criminal misconduct”, overruling the Bharatiya Janata Party’s strong protests.