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Monthly News July 2015

Obama meets Lucy, an ancient ‘ance...

Obama meets Lucy, an ancient ‘ancestor,’ in Ethiopia

Barack Obama came to Africa partially to connect with the continent of his forefathers. On Monday, he met an ancestor of an altogether different kind: “Lucy,” the 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a hominid discovered in Ethiopia. “That’s amazing,” the U.S.... read more »

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s...

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s Body Brought to Delhi

GUWAHATI: The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday in Meghalaya, has been brought to Delhi from Guwahati in Assam. The three service chiefs were present at the airport, where a guard of honour was held. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to arrive. Dr Kalam, 83,... read more »

APJ Abdul Kalam congratulated cop shortl...

APJ Abdul Kalam congratulated cop shortly before he collapsed

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam congratulated a policeman for remaining vigilant through the 100-km drive from Guwahati to Shillong shortly before he collapsed at the IIM in the Megahalaya capital and died. “As soon as he arrived at IIM-Shillong, our former President summoned one of our men who... read more »

Seven-Day State Mourning for Former Pres...

Seven-Day State Mourning for Former President APJ Abdul Kalam but No Holida...

The Government has announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, however, there will be no holiday. “As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days of state mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27, 2015 to August 2, 2015, both... read more »

BJP plan for the monsoon session: Big on political firepower, low on legislation

Having weathered the opposition’s protests over its leaders’ alleged involvement in various scandals by simply holding firm, the BJP-led NDA government has decided to follow... read more »

Kejriwal in trouble as constables file FIR against him for referring to Delhi cops as R...

New Delhi: A Delhi Police constable has lodged a complaint of criminal defamation against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly using a derogatory word about cops during a recent... read more »

We were sick and tired of losing: Sikander Raza

Harare: “We were sick and tired of just competing against better nations and losing in the end,” said Zimbabwe’s stand-in cricket captain Sikander Raza as he lavished... read more »

Pro Kabaddi League’s Jadhav chose the sport over cricket, movies

Cricket and movies are two obsessions that Indians can never get enough of. For 21-year-old Onkar Jadhav, though, when a choice came up to pursue one of the two as a career, he chose... read more »

All-party meet ends in deadlock

Setting the stage for confrontation in Parliament, an all-party meeting called here on the eve of the Monsoon session on Monday ended in a deadlock over controversies related to Lalit Modi and... read more »