HC seeks details of OC applications since 2018

Was hearing petition, filed in 2015, questioning BBMP for not processing an application The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the commissioner of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to submit by April-end details about the number of applications seeking Occupancy Certificates (OC) since January 1, 2018, and the number of OCs granted and number of […]


Killing the messenger: Over 90 journalists were killed in 2018

According to the records, Asia Pacific had the highest killing tally with 32, followed by the Americas with 27 killings, and the Middle East and the Arab World recording 20 cases The year 2018 has seen some amazing works of journalism; from how Facebook sold data to how journalists in Kashmir went about their work despite […]


2 tigers found dead in Maharashtra; 2018 toll is 21

Two tigers died of suspected poisoning between Sunday and Monday in the Pauni range in the periphery of Umred-Karhandla-Paoni Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagpur, taking the deaths in the state in 2018 to 21, equal to last year’s figure. A half-eaten carcass of a wild pig was found near one of the tigers, raising the forest […]


2018 — a breakout year for Sasi Kumar Mukund

Sasi Kumar Mukund could not have asked for a better start to the new year after he was handed his maiden Davis Cup World Group qualification call-up on Monday as a reserve for the tie against Italy next month. Speaking to The Hindu, Mukund said, “There were lots of ups and downs this year but […]


Impressions and questions from 2018

If you look back at the social and political state of affairs in the country in 2018, you’ll discover that the year gave something and took away something from everybody. This is the beauty of the world’s largest democracy: it keeps striding forward despite its inherent contradictions. To predict what will happen is next to […]