world

Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is: Official

Riyadh does not know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview broadcast Sunday. The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet […]

india

‘Support 10% quota for poor, but where are jobs’

The Congress has decided to support the Modi government’s decision to provide 10% reservation to ‘economically backward’ candidates belonging to castes that do not come under the 50% quota meant for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes. Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, K.C. Venugopal, AICC general secretary in charge of Karnataka, said: “Congress […]

india

Order inflows: Where did this Rs 2.67 trillion go?

Over 93% of the orders in the year came from the central and state governments, PSUs, and NHAI.Amritha Pillay and Ashok Divase report. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The year 2018 has been a good one for infrastructure and capital goods companies, with 30 per cent growth in new order inflows. Nearly all the growth was fuelled […]

india

Where are local complaints committees, ask activists

Letters to be addressed to District Collectors on the issue Groupism and unionisation is leading to victimisation of women at the workplace, and rendering the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, ineffective. A consultation on the Act organised by Population First, in coordination with Bhumika Women’s Collective on Saturday, […]

india

Where OnePlus sees its next big leap come from

‘Almost 75 per cent of our total sales come from the top 50 cities in India.’ Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which has established itself as the leader in the premium smartphone segment in the country in just four years, is looking at harnessing the full potential in the tier I and tier II markets. The […]

tv & movies

PIX: Here’s where Deepika-Ranveer will marry

Step inside Deepika-Ranveer’s fairy-tale wedding venue. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh left for Italy over the weekend for their destination wedding. The venue is reportedly the Villa del Balbianello in Lenno, overlooking Lake Como. It’s a favourite with the Hollywood crowd and has even in movies like Casino Royale and Star Wars: Attack Of The […]

india

Where Ganga meets the Bay of Pollution

Water quality falls drastically after Ganga Sagar Mela An exponential increase in the number of pilgrims coming to the Ganga Sagar Mela, which takes place at the Sagar Island every year during Makar Sankranti, has been responsible for the worsening water pollution, prompting scientists to raise serious concerns about the likely outbreak of several diseases. […]

india

Kolkata’s must-have street foods and where to find them

Its innumerable street food haunts are mainstays of student life in Kolkata. But for Iti Mishra, there are a few that have a special place in her mind and memory. When asked — and often before being asked — any born-and-bred Calcuttan can rattle off the names of a dozen lanes, bylanes, shops and shacks, […]

cities

Where the differently abled can be at ease

A country where the differently abled can live a life of comparative ease is the dream of Prajith Jayapal, founder of Divyang Foundation that works for the uplift, medical care, and educational advancement of such people. This 40-year-old wheelchair-bound man from Kozhikode is on a mission to help organise an ability expo in India in […]