Election Omission: EC announces poll dates for Himachal but not for Gujarat

In a controversial decision, the Election Commission (EC) broke from convention on Thursday as it did not simultaneously announce polls n Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, even though the terms of the two state Assemblies ecpire within two weeks of each other.

In jail, Talwars are acquitted in murder of child and help

The Allahabad High Court today acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008 saying they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.

Restocking after GST and festiva season push IIP to nine-month high

Factory output recorded a sharp rebound in August to touch a nine-month-high growth of 4.3% during the month against a downward revised 0.9% growth recorded in July, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Thursday.

jawan, porter killed, 8 injured in mortar shelling from Pak

Two persons,including an Army jawan, were killed and eight persons were injured in uunprovoked mortar shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati and Karmara areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday.


Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize of 2017 was awarded to the reputed International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). India on its part lost the chance as it didn’t joined the 122 countries of the United Nations to vote for the resolution. India shied away from the conference and in result missed the chance to cement its place as a a consistent leader in total abolition of nuclear weapons and to build a reputation among the international community. It also betrayed the adherence over previous 10 governments of Rajiv Gandhi, V P Singh, Chandrashekhar, Vajpayee I, H D deve Gowda, Inder Kumar Gujral, Vajpayee II, Vajpayee III, UPA I, UPA II among others. In the year 1968, India kept out from the Non-Proliferation Treaty which duly sanctified the possession of nuclear weapons by just a few but also sought to stop any acquisition of such capacity by the huge majority of others. India on its part needs to rectify its misdoing.

A Hike too Far

The hike in fares by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is done to provided additional benefits for the lakhs of commuters who use the public transportation system. The DMRC justified its hike in fares on financial goods to cover the rising costs and to keep on maintaining world class service for the students. This is truly a good fact and ove considering that the metro transportation service have many benefits which cannot just be merely justified by profit and loss limits. The Delhi Metro System connects the whole of Delhi and commercial centres of NCR for passengers to commute on a regular basis. From providing enhanced mobility to the low carbon footprint quality, the DMRC regularly witnessed around 27 lakh commuters last year. This figure is expected to rie up to 39 lakhs once the thirs phase of the metro rail would be completed. In such a time which has more additional benefits- a hike is duly justified and acceptable.

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