K.C. Singh

K.C. Singh

K.C. Singh

Crime file: Rs 7.3 crore looted in big Andhra Pradesh heist, 1 killed; Techie gets wife killed after fight

Rs 7.3cr looted in big heist, 1 killed
Sampat G. Samritan | DC
Rajahmundry: In one of the biggest heists of its kind, a gang of robbers made off with nearly Rs 7.31 crore in cash after killing a man

Ambush Naxals with a good strategy

The Union government convened a meeting of the chief ministers of India on June 5, apparently over the horrific ambush by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh on May 25 that decimated the top Congress leadership in that state. The expectation was that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would chalk out some strategic direction for the future, different from the bungling and confusion of the past.

Can holders end season on a high?

On the one hand, we have Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have performed far better than expected and on the other, we have Kolkata Knight Riders, who are hurting because they are no longer in contention for the knockout stages. Especially, since they’re the defending champions.

Over 1,700 docs in city mass bunk

The Maharashtra Associ-ation Resident Doctors (Mard) doctors went on mass leave on Tuesday.

Gera powers DCC to win

Man of the match Bhupendera Gera (80) powered Delhi Cricket Club to a four-wicket win over Pioneer Academy in the semi-final of the SG cricket tournament in the capital on Saturday. Gera was well supported by Ravi Gupta (56) as the Delhi Club chased down the 200-run target in 28 overs.

India, US, Iran: The chessboard of diplomacy

American defence secretary Chuck Hagel’s remark that India “financed problems” for Pakistan in Afghanistan, as well as the new secretary of state John Kerry’s foray into Europe, select nations of West Asia and the Gulf, are signs that India-US relations are in a secondary slot.

A Chanakya in a Nehru jacket

John Kerry assumed charge as the US secretary of state, succeeding two outstanding women in office for eight years. Humbled, he said, he had “big heels to fill”. A new incumbent means a change of style and emphasis despite the President being the same.

Withdrawal symptoms

Ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir may have burst across the television screens on January 6 and 8, but in 2012 there had been over 75 such eruptions. Gen. Bikram Singh, the Indian Army Chief, was eventually fielded by the government on January 14, when it realised that the beheaded soldiers widow’s hungerstrike would not allow public ire to dissipate.

Can India lead Asean in South China Sea storm?

The Asean-India Commemorative Summit, marking 20 years of sectoral dialogue commencing India’s “Look East” policy and 10 years of summit-level engagement, was held on December 20-21. Despite the attendance of nine out of the 10 Asean heads of government/state, it received remarkably little attention.

Palestine, Part II

The Palestinian issue has resurfaced with the UN General Assembly voting to grant Palestine non-member status.

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