Manipur burns: Mob torches two government offices

Imphal: Violence and arson continued in Manipur’s trouble-torn Churachandpur town where two government office buildings were burnt down by agitators while the four-day-old indefinite curfew was relaxed for some hours on Thursday. Police said the two offices are located near each other and the agitators protesting against the passage of three bills in the [Full Article...]


No clarity from govt over OROP: Veterans

New Delhi: Even as talks with the central government’s mediators continue ex-servicemen, staging a hunger strike here to seek immediate implementation of the OROP scheme, on Thursday said there was no clarity from the government’s side over the issue. Thursday was the 81st day of protest by ex-servicemen in the national capital. Thirteen retired [Full Article...]


China shows unprecedented military might to mark WWII victory

Beijing: China on Thursday displayed its military might by showcasing more than a dozen long-range missiles billed by state media as “aircraft carrier-killers” during an unprecedented massive military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its victory against Japan in the World War II. Ballistic missiles, tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, drones and other military [Full Article...]


AIFF to meet today to discuss road map for troubled I-League

Panaji: Faced with the prospect of two teams shutting shop, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has convened a meeting of all I-League clubs in Mumbai on Friday to discuss a road map for the troubled national league whose future is in doubt. AIFF President Praful Patel has called the meeting with the I-League [Full Article...]


Voyeuristic media

  The Sheena Bora murder case has held the attention of the nation since August 25 last when Indrani Mukerjea, the high profile socialite married to media magnate Peter Mukerjea was arrested on the suspicion of having murdered her daughter, Sheena. Television channels are churning stories that are riddled with speculations and quick conclusions. The media believes it is feeding a voyeuristic audience hungry for lurid details of the personal lives of the dramatis personae in this crime mystery which takes sudden twists and turns. Indrani Mukerjea’s personal life [Full Article...]