SC threatens to snap BCCI funding for domestic cricket: A Bench led by Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur gave an ultimatum to the BCCI to unconditionally comply with the reforms of Justice Lodha Committee upheld by the Supreme Court
ISRO gears up for crew rescue test: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up to conduct a critical ‘crew bailout test’ to see how fast and effectively the crew module of an intended space mission could punch out from the spacecraft in the event of an emergency.
Apex court displeased with LG-Delhi govt meeting, says keep interest of Delhi in mind: Urging the Lieutenant-Governor and the Delhi government to “think about the future rather than the past”, the Supreme Court on Thursday made stinging remarks about the fruitless nature of the meeting hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor over “tea and snacks” on Wednesday while dengue and chikungunya infections continue to hold sway over the Capital, claiming more and more victims.
The salience of the Singur verdict: A more progressive Central law on land acquisition is now in place, but several States have already either amended the new law or enacted legislation of their own.
A post-American West Asia: Far from making a clean break with the past, Barack Obama restored the ruthless realism of Cold War politics in the region.
Pakistan’s other trouble spot: There is simmering resentment in Sindh. But lack of an effective organization has prevented Sindhi nationalists from pressuring Islamabad.
A wake-up call for the Indian government: A country takes on an international obligation with the obvious intent of honoring its commitments under a specific instrument, to the fullest extent possible.
Shabaab targets Christians in Kenya, 6 killed: Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabaab militants on Thursday claimed an attack on a residential compound in the Kenyan town of Mandera that left six “Christians” dead.
India, Sri Lanka eye economic pact: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will sign an enhanced bilateral economic partnership by the end of this year to allow the free flow of services, investments and technology.
ART AND CULTURE
‘Good grooming glows’: Attributes of an authentic thumri.
In praise of her: A recital by a Carnatic vocalist