The Week
transparent
Home     Current Events 
Current Events
YES, MINISTER!
Heyday of Raj'
By Vijaya Pushkarna
Rajnath Singh seems to be going through a challenging time in his political life. If till recently he was feted as a key architect of the BJP’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections, he is now battling the perception of being a powerless home minister in the Narendra Modi government.Having led the BJP into polls as party president, he reportedly was not too keen on joining the government. It...
Modi stresses on women empowerment, education   02 September, 2014
Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on the need for women's empowerment in the present-day world.Modi, who was addressing students of the Sacred Hearts University here, said he has always given a lot of importance to girl child education. "As a Gujarat chief minister, I dedicated myself to help educate the girl child in the state," Modi said in a tweet posted on...
Having a blast   30 August, 2014
Underground bars, football joints and impromptu musical spots in Baghdad thrive even as bombs explode in the neighbourhood
Parliament reappoints al-Thinni as PM   01 September, 2014
Libya's parliament reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni as the government lost control of ministries in the capital, where armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed legitimacy.In another sign of the oil producer sliding deeper into anarchy, Islamist militants launched a new attempt to seize Benghazi's civilian and military airport from the armed forces...
Taslima gets one-year visa extension   01 September, 2014
Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, living in exile since 1994, has been given one-year visa by the Centre and allowed to stay in India till August 2015. The 51-year-old writer was last month given two-month temporary visa after the Home Ministry decided to initiate a verification process of her visa application. "The writer's visa has been extended for one year, till August...
Nalanda University re-opens after 800 years   01 September, 2014
US continues air strikes against IS   02 September, 2014
India committed to peace: Modi   02 September, 2014
Charity begins @ homepage   29 August, 2014
Blocks and tackle   29 August, 2014
Pak protestors head to PM's house   01 September, 2014
Modi seeks help for skill development in India   01 September, 2014
Court orders Lt Gen Tejinder Singh's arrest   01 September, 2014
Japan announces 3.5 trillion yen investment   01 September, 2014
1.6 mn people displaced in Iraq: UN   30 August, 2014
Yazidi women 'sold into marriage' by jihadists: NGO   30 August, 2014
Petition filed to disqualify Pak PM   30 August, 2014
Modi arrives in Japan   30 August, 2014
'Special team will speed up Japanese investment'   01 September, 2014
Ceasefire violations provocative, says Jaitley   30 August, 2014
No talks with Pak unless they stop terror: Rajnath   01 September, 2014
BJP out to stroke communal passions with 'love jihad': Cong   30 August, 2014
Publish flight's black box data: Russia   30 August, 2014
MP, wife in judicial custody till Dec 16   05 December, 2013
'PM clears major decisions, ministers enjoy decentralisation'   30 August, 2014
Tejpal to be tried in fast track court   05 December, 2013
Hong Kong: China warns against foreign interference   30 August, 2014
Thailand faces grim future   05 December, 2013
BJP offered me Delhi CM's post: Vishwas   30 August, 2014
Start talks with Pakistan: Mufti   29 August, 2014
Ukraine seeks to join NATO; Putin defiant   30 August, 2014
BJP shouts down Owaisi as he mentions Godhra   11 June, 2014
Tremendous response to Gurutsav 2014: Irani   29 August, 2014
Modi is BJP leader in both Houses   12 July, 2014
Boom and the doom   29 November, 2013
Kyoto-Varanasi partnership pact inked   30 August, 2014
Some Cong leaders trying to sideline Gandhi family: Beni Prasad   14 July, 2014
CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran in telecoms scandal   30 August, 2014
NIA likely to take over probe plot to hit US, Israeli missions   11 June, 2014
Ministry to cancel allotments by outgoing UPA govt   12 June, 2014
Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency   30 August, 2014
Civil service aspirants protest outside Rajnath's house   12 July, 2014
Uproar in RS over journalist meeting Hafiz Saeed   14 July, 2014
CBI drops case against K.M. Birla   30 August, 2014
Crusading on   29 November, 2013
Detained peacekeepers in Syria safe: UN   30 August, 2014
Senior advocate Rohatgi is new AG   12 June, 2014
IS militants kill 160 Syrian soldiers   29 August, 2014
Modi wants to take advantage of 'Brand India': BJP MP   29 August, 2014
A 'half-hearted' attempt by UPA govt: BJP   03 September, 2013
Witch-hunting the Broom?   29 November, 2013
Pak army contradicts Sharif, says govt asked it to mediate   29 August, 2014
NDA Ministers to occupy new bungalows by month-end   12 July, 2014
PM leaves for Japan, focus on inclusive growth   30 August, 2014
Islamic State's appeal presents Jordan with new test   29 August, 2014
Morsi to face trial for inciting murder   02 September, 2013
Corporates financed campaign to install Modi govt: CPI   23 June, 2014
SC puts on hold probe into judge's sexual harassment   29 August, 2014
Hindi issue: Congress advises caution   20 June, 2014
Israeli bombing of Gaza continues as toll touches 121   12 July, 2014
Army steps in to resolve political crisis in Pak   29 August, 2014
Still a mystery   30 November, 2013
Record 15 mn bank accounts opened in a day   29 August, 2014
Pressure for ceasefire as attacks continue   14 July, 2014
Will not bow under world pressure: Netanyahu   12 July, 2014
Union minister asked to appear before court   13 June, 2014
UN team to submit Syrian chemical samples   02 September, 2013
TMC denies charges of collusion with BJP   12 June, 2014
Uproar over journalist meeting Hafiz Saeed   14 July, 2014
LoP an "essential" institution: Pawar   12 July, 2014
CBI drops case against Birla, Parekh   29 August, 2014
South Africans wake up to life without Madiba   06 December, 2013
Priority is to roll back gains made by ISIL: Obama   29 August, 2014
Extradited PIO gets life in prison   11 July, 2014
India condemns terror attack on Karachi airport   09 June, 2014
Modi accepts invitation to meet Obama   12 July, 2014
Anti-smoking disclaimers to be replaced   02 September, 2013
'Don't try matching China in each field, work on assets'   06 December, 2013
Thousands flee after Israeli warning   14 July, 2014
Assad a jihadist ally: France   28 August, 2014
Immediate, free treatment for acid attack, rape victims   23 January, 2014
Sunrise on Raisina   29 November, 2013
It was consensual, insist Tejpal   05 December, 2013
Nod to TRAI amendment bill, clears way for Misra's appointment   14 July, 2014
Names of five new governors finalised   14 July, 2014
Govt to discuss role of agents in defence deals   28 August, 2014
India recovers 228 mn euros from Finmeccanica deal   11 June, 2014
US still most important ally: India   22 January, 2014
Passengers' families get $50,000 in first payouts   12 June, 2014
SC guidelines on mercy pleas   21 January, 2014
Court summons Lt Gen Tejinder Singh   28 August, 2014
Palestinian death toll crosses 100   12 July, 2014
Mandela's death a week after release of film on his life   06 December, 2013
Economic situation cannot be attributed to the bill   30 August, 2013
Heptulla triggers controversy, clarifies   29 August, 2014
China for new security concept to improve ties   11 June, 2014
BJP speaking Cong's language after coming to power: Shukla   12 July, 2014
Budget favours corporates: Environmentalists   12 July, 2014
Farooq kicks up row, then apologises   06 December, 2013
DRDO developing chilli-spray for women   07 August, 2013
Modi joins football lovers, hopes sport becomes a 'bridge'   12 June, 2014
CBI files closure report against K.M. Birla   29 August, 2014
Pak violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate   12 July, 2014
On a saffron trail   03 August, 2013
Host of issues stall proceedings   12 August, 2013
BJP condemns Jaitley's detention   12 August, 2013
De Niro yet to respond in Tehelka case   20 January, 2014
Delhi Police asks law intern to file complaint   06 December, 2013
SC refuses to entertain Maran’s plea   28 August, 2014
Prime Minister to leave for Brazil tomorrow   12 July, 2014
China takes Vietnam over South China Sea to UN   10 June, 2014
Monsoon rains weak after late arrival   12 June, 2014
Wayward daredevils   03 August, 2013
India needs the Right to Health   21 September, 2013
Palau govt to issue coins dedicated to Tirupati Balaji   20 January, 2014
India, Pakistan to hold another flag meeting   29 August, 2014
Grand old lady of Bollywood Zohra Sehgal dies at 102   11 July, 2014
Sri Lankan nationalists protest against India   10 June, 2014
PM asks officials to clear clutter, they are loving it   12 June, 2014
Months after Prez assent, govt takes no action   06 December, 2013
Terrorists will not succeed in their designs: PM   25 June, 2013
Winning tribals   15 June, 2013
A living experiment   15 June, 2013
Heavy firing again by Pak troops   12 August, 2013
Uproar over petrol, diesel price hike   02 September, 2013
Obtaining Aadhar card not mandatory   23 September, 2013
Modi is 'leader of the people' unlike Rahul: BJP   05 December, 2013
PoK suspend cross-LoC bus service   20 January, 2014
Share Modi's resolve to fight poverty: US Congressman   28 August, 2014
Gadkari opposes plan to impose anti-dumping duty   11 June, 2014
Palestinian death toll rises as Israel escalates attacks   11 July, 2014
Attacks will not deter peace efforts: PM   24 June, 2013
Together to win   15 June, 2013
Infiltration bid foiled, five ultras killed   31 August, 2013
We are not cheerleaders in Parl: Rajnath   23 September, 2013
Nelson Mandela dies   06 December, 2013
A recipe for disaster: Modi to PM   05 December, 2013
Can benefit only the rich: Opposition   10 July, 2014
'Indian workers will not be affected by new bill'   23 January, 2014
Australian PM to visit India, Malaysia   29 August, 2014
Min, states avoid CBI queries   24 June, 2013
Govt makes amends, blames Pak army   08 August, 2013
FB, other banned sites to open in free trade zone   24 September, 2013
BJP will not oppose bill in Parliament   12 August, 2013
Omar challenges Modi to debate 'anytime, anywhere'   05 December, 2013
Media covering only Modi's rallies: Cong   02 December, 2013
Ukraine accuses Russia of launching invasion   28 August, 2014
Airport attack signals tactical shift by Taliban   12 June, 2014
Envoy does U-turn on Dawood Ibrahim   10 August, 2013
Hang perpetrators of church attack: Geelani   23 September, 2013
73 killed, 73,000 stranded   18 June, 2013
Cipher cipher seven   15 June, 2013
External is internal   03 August, 2013
Gujral, my colleague, successor   08 December, 2012
Govt pitches for Communal Violence Bill   05 December, 2013
Operators deny financial irregularities   12 June, 2014
National Herald: Court defers hearing   28 August, 2014
Threats from communal forces must be dealt firmly: PM   23 September, 2013
Rahul Gandhi to visit Uttarakhand   24 June, 2013
Sai disguised as a Sikh man to evade arrest   04 December, 2013
Goa Police submit status report to Centre   04 December, 2013
NC warns against dropping special status to J&K   05 December, 2013
10-yr-old boy graduates high school in US   12 June, 2014
Israel seriously considered 'military reoccupation'   28 August, 2014
PM ready for Rahul stepping into his shoes   17 June, 2013
Death toll from church attack touches 81   23 September, 2013
GoM on Telangana to meet again   03 December, 2013
Jagan meets Jaya, Karuna on bifurcation of AP   04 December, 2013
Asaram's son arrested from Delhi-Haryana border   04 December, 2013
IS captures, executes dozens of Syrian soldiers   28 August, 2014
Cong hits back at Govt on 'economy in tatters' remark   11 June, 2014
Afghan-Taliban to hold peace talks   18 June, 2013
India's concerns will not be overlooked   24 June, 2013
Royal challenge   03 August, 2013
Claim to shame   21 September, 2013
Programmes will be reviewed: Obama   10 August, 2013
Mars orbiter leaves Earth's sphere of influence   04 December, 2013
Falling debris Moon rover damages houses   04 December, 2013
Kashmir can trigger another war: Sharif   04 December, 2013
Restrain CBI from filing chargesheet: Maran   28 August, 2014
Centre will work with states, no 'big brother' attitude: PM   11 June, 2014
Cong attacks Modi for not attending NIC meet   23 September, 2013
Security tightened in Srinagar   25 June, 2013
NATO forces to withdraw in 18 months   18 June, 2013
Saudi women in new drive to get behind the wheel   04 December, 2013
Centre asks states to ensure surrender of Naxals   28 August, 2014
EC proposal under govt consideration: Sibal   07 August, 2013
Online RTI facilty extended to Prez Secretariat, MEA   17 June, 2013
Musharraf to face trial for treason   24 June, 2013
Rahul to take up Kasturirangan report   03 December, 2013
'Cong framing Gen Singh for political gain'   21 September, 2013
Rajapaksa orders release of 78 Indian fishermen   09 June, 2014
Guidelines finalised on idol immersion   28 August, 2014
Death toll crosses 550: Bahuguna   22 June, 2013
Killing of soldiers a blatant act of deceit   06 August, 2013
Death toll rises to 81; Kedarnath shrine in mud   18 June, 2013
Jindal steal?   15 June, 2013
India-Pak meeting on power projects in J&K   21 September, 2013
Jaitley slams Govt on communal violence bill   03 December, 2013
Shahrukh becomes Interpol ambassador   28 August, 2014
Taliban gunmen attack Karachi airport academy   10 June, 2014
Seven policemen killed in land mine blast   03 December, 2013
Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility   09 June, 2014
Asaram traced at his Indore ashram   31 August, 2013
Rajnath cannot visit Muzaffarnagar   21 September, 2013
Aseemanand gets bail in Samjhauta blast case   28 August, 2014
Advani pushes for repeal of Article 370   23 June, 2013
BJP activists stage demo in front of Antony's house   06 August, 2013
Political twist in Rajya Sabha polls   17 June, 2013
PM to visit Kashmir despite terror strike   24 June, 2013
Antony did not give clean chit to Pak army: Cong   07 August, 2013
CBI set to probe Gopinath Munde's death   10 June, 2014
'Want to promote ties with neighbours but terror must end'   09 June, 2014
Govt to emphasise on e-governance: Jitendra   27 August, 2014
BJP to oppose Communal Violence Bill   03 December, 2013
All unhygienic toilets to be demolished   20 September, 2013
Digvijay targets BJP over convoy attack   31 August, 2013
Australia, Malaysia sign MoU for MH370 search   28 August, 2014
India will not accept snooping by any country: Sibal   20 September, 2013
Warbling woods   15 June, 2013
No compromise made to end stand off: Army   17 June, 2013
'Discord over PM candidate will hit poll chances'   31 August, 2013
Death toll may cross 1,000: Shinde   24 June, 2013
Lokpal important to curb corruption: Prez   09 June, 2014
Aiport attack destroys prospects of peace talks   10 June, 2014
Number of Indian-origin candidates goes up   07 August, 2013
'Floating armouries can lead to 26/11 type attacks'   03 December, 2013
Jaitley seeks explanation on affidavit from officials   11 June, 2014
Gunmen attack checkpost at Karachi airport   10 June, 2014
Antony justifies statement in RS   07 August, 2013
No justification, no impunity for rapes: UN   11 June, 2014
Govt committed to form Telangana: PM   03 December, 2013
Inspectors find "fear and intimidation" at UK schools   09 June, 2014
Will quit politics if charges proven: Rajnath Singh   27 August, 2014
Rajnath appeals Muslims to forget Gujarat riots   22 June, 2013
Looking forward to working with Modi: Sharif   11 June, 2014
Snowden charged with espionage, theft   22 June, 2013
Cong dismisses queries on Rahul's absence   22 June, 2013
Teenager beheads father after he rapes her   17 June, 2013
'Politicians' ego root cause of corruption'   03 August, 2013
March 31 deadline for states to frame rules   03 December, 2013
Sharif defiant amid calls for ouster   27 August, 2014
Seven countries join US in arming Kurds against IS   27 August, 2014
Cong seeks V K Singh's resignation   10 June, 2014
Pak calls for resumption of composite dialogue   02 December, 2013
Why is UPA govt in hurry over Food Bill, asks Mamata   22 June, 2013
PMO rubbishes reports about HM's son as 'plain lies'   27 August, 2014
'China should engage with neighbours to allay their concerns'   09 June, 2014
All Ministers to submit property details to PM   10 June, 2014
Mars Orbiter crosses Moon's orbit   03 December, 2013
Industry's fear exaggerated, overblown: Ramesh   30 August, 2013
Govt should not control media: Javadekar   09 June, 2014
Rly minister's son booked on rape charge   28 August, 2014
SC dismisses Sajjan's plea to quash charges   03 December, 2013
New govt will work for development: President   09 June, 2014
Modi govt has given no concrete roadmap, just 'dreams': Opp   09 June, 2014
Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear energy pact   28 August, 2014
BJP to raise coal scam, misuse of CBI   03 December, 2013
Militants attack Karachi airport, 23 dead   09 June, 2014
Hours after flag meet, Pak violates ceasefire   28 August, 2014
BJP doing turnaround on Article 370: Tewari   02 December, 2013
India, China talks trade, economic potential   09 June, 2014
India to seek US help for joint mechanism   02 December, 2013
BJP veterans have not been sidelined: MP CM   27 August, 2014
Tehelka: Holding company shows negative networth   02 December, 2013
Uninterrupted power   23 August, 2014
Release of 5 men from GITMO gives Taliban an edge   07 June, 2014
'SC order may put pressure but unlikely to bring change'   27 August, 2014
Communal violence bill may come up in winter session   02 December, 2013
Modi hits out at Delhi govt over women's security   02 December, 2013
Bill to scrap collegium system of appointing judges   29 August, 2013
No differences between me and Modi: Joshi   14 April, 2014
TMC will play a decisive role in govt formation: Minister   14 April, 2014
Survival skills   12 April, 2014
Repeater’s rap   12 April, 2014
PM had threatened to quit on nuke deal: Book   11 April, 2014
Hinduja's proposal to tackle challenges generates interest   12 April, 2014
Gujarat development model a 'toffee model': Rahul   14 April, 2014
Robotic mini-sub's search mission aborted again   16 April, 2014
Justice R.M. Lodha to be next CJ   11 April, 2014
Congress has run out of ideas to tackle Modi: Venkaiah   12 April, 2014
Kejriwal beats Modi, Rahul in TV news coverage   14 April, 2014
Timing of Baru's book critical: Prithviraj Chavan   12 April, 2014
Mulayam under fire for rape remarks   10 April, 2014
What Indian politicians drive   14 April, 2014
Gandhis insulted Ambedkar, taking credit for laws: Modi   14 April, 2014
Manmohan hobbled by Sonia: Book   12 April, 2014
Did not make personal attack on Modi: Rahul   12 April, 2014
Maiden night test of Agni conducted successfully   12 April, 2014
Election: Keeping India together   11 April, 2014
G20 gives US year-end deadline for IMF reforms   12 April, 2014
S.Korea, US launch largest-ever air drill   11 April, 2014
BJP sacks Jaswant's son from national executive   10 April, 2014
Kejriwal to meet community leaders in Varanasi   12 April, 2014
Mulayam appeals to Muslims to vote unitedly for SP   10 April, 2014
Cong, BJP ask Mulayam to apologise immediately   11 April, 2014
Rahul's ego is on cloud nine: Modi   12 April, 2014
The AAP is not even a page three party   05 April, 2014
Manmohan didn't put wife's name in RS affidavit: BJP   12 April, 2014
Modi's marriage was a 'social formality': brother   10 April, 2014
Once in power, BJP may scrap reservation: Mayawati   12 April, 2014
Congress' taunt and brothers' defence   10 April, 2014
'Cong worked overtime to send me behind bars'   12 April, 2014
Co-pilot made mid-air phone call: Report   12 April, 2014
Rahul rakes up Modi marriage issue to attack him   11 April, 2014
Mounting trouble   05 April, 2014
Bucking the trend   07 April, 2014
India doesn't need a 'deaf-dumb' govt: Modi   10 April, 2014
China explores regional security framework   10 April, 2014
Crocodile found wandering around mall   11 April, 2014
Modi ready for probe into charges   11 April, 2014
Clamour for glamour   07 April, 2014
EC cracks whip on Amit Shah, Azam Khan   11 April, 2014
IAF Chief visits air base along China border   09 April, 2014
Russia says ready to work with IMF, EU   11 April, 2014
Dalits can wait   05 April, 2014
Mulayam for change in rape law, says boys make 'mistakes'   10 April, 2014
High turnout in 91 seats; Chandigarh tops with 74 per cent   10 April, 2014
US issues global advisory for its citizens   11 April, 2014
BJP demands strict action against Cong, SP from EC   09 April, 2014
BJP copied Congress' election manifesto: Rahul   10 April, 2014
Kejriwal visits house of autorickshaw driver who slapped him   09 April, 2014
Mamata is playing vote bank politics: Modi   10 April, 2014
LS poll cost 80 times up since 1952   08 April, 2014
Israeli embassy sending home diplomats who assaulted official   08 April, 2014
People are my teachers, I am learning from them: Rahul   09 April, 2014
BJP's "poisonous thoughts" reflect majoritarian politics: PC   08 April, 2014
More Inside THE WEEK
Two states
Family matters
Interview/ Siddaramaiah
History meets religion
Powerpuff girls
transparent
freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
Let's be fair on fare
In the 1890s, my mother’s grandfather joined the Bengal Nagpur Railway. For my family, this began a four-generation association with the railways. He rose to become an assistant engineer, working in the area ...  »
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
Quietly brilliant
It is unfortunate that one of India’s finest tennis players has played the last professional match of his career and is yet to be accorded the kind of hero’s farewell, which he so richly deserves, by ...  »
transparent
transparent