Arun Kumar Singh


Arun Kumar Singh

SC: No quota in faculty for med courses

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that there can be no reservation in appointment for faculty posts in speciality and super speciality courses in medical colleges including the prestigio

The perils of nuclear folly

Recently, the well known website examined 12 factors to determine what constituted failed states. “Postcards from hell, 2013” lists failed or “expected to fail states”. Somalia tops the list, while Afghanistan is placed at number seven.

Kin: Relieved, not absolutely happy

The family members of alleged slain LeT terrorist Ishrat Jahan on Wednesday said they were relieved after the Central Bureau of Investigation’s conclusion that Ishrat was murdered in a fake encounter.

Britain pushes ahead with ‘3-parent’ fertility technique

The British government on Thursday said it would pursue a radical fertility technique that uses DNA from three parents to create an embryo.

Post-script to Ladakh

The April 15-May 5, 2013, Indo-Chinese face-off in Ladakh has finally shaken the Indian government enough for it to get off the fence.

Rahul makes Cong leaders sink differences

In a marathon four-and-half-hour meeting on Thursday with the party’s elected representatives and office-bearers, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi managed to stem the infighting and factionalism i

Japan aquarium shows fish with ‘clear blood’

The deep oceans have yielded many mysteries that have puzzled people for centuries, from the giant squid to huge jellyfish that look like UFOs. To that list add a fish with totally transparent blood.

Reviving a white elephant

Given the series of scams in recent years, I was amazed to see media reports on February 26, 2013, that the Indian government has overruled the recommendations of the six-member expert committee, headed by
Dr R.K. Pachauri and set up in 2008, and has decided to go ahead with the ill-advised Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project (SSCP). About `800 crore have been spent on it already.

Dragon at Gwadar

As a reaction to the US’ “Pivot Asia” policy, the Chinese are debating a new policy, “Marching West” i.e.

Deep waters beckon Coast Guard

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG), which celebrates its 36th anniversary on February 1, 2013, is still trying to fulfil its originally mandated tasks. It was founded with the intention of creating a low-cost seagoing paramilitary force so as to police the vast 2.01 million square kilometers of the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which came into force under the Maritime Zones of India Act of 1976.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.