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Need is to fast-track the entire judicial system

A bench of Chief Justice R M Lodha and Justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman told attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, "Now there is a demand from the Union government to fast-track trials pending against MPs. It cannot happen piecemeal. If fast-tracking of trials against MPs is needed, it is equally true for cases involving women and senior citizens.

Quiz on Namma Anti-hero's of recent past

I had an occasion to set a quiz for a group of friends recently. I set one round on the above subject, and the following were the questions:

1) Refused food and liquor, a former education minister's son and his friends flew into a rage and allegedly set fire to a restaurant (near Mysore)'s thatched enclosure. Name the minister and the son.

Exemplary CyBaNa experience in two European cities

I occasioned to be in Prague (capital of Czech Republic), and Amsterdam between 5th and 15th June.

Clear case of misuse of SCST Act, 1989

ADGP P Ravindranath, in the dock for allegedly taking objectionable photos of a woman, has accused city police commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar of practising "untouchability" against him, a Scheduled Caste member.

Garbage segregation is very much needed; but the problem goes beyond

Sinu and Bhaskar were at the dumping yard in Lakshmipura last week, and happened to capture some pretty horrible images of waste picking. Feeling that it was important to share this with others, they made the short video, accessible through the link below:

Your Prime Minister

NaMo addressing Global meet on emerging markets in Washington through video conference in Oct 13 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK9vMM9bHWE

Isn't Nina Nayak more tuned to Bengaluru than Siddaramaiah?

I have only one question to ask these politicians who're trying to impose Kannada as the medium of instruction in primary schools: How many of them send their children to Kannada medium schools? English as a language is the gateway to economic development.

TenderSure takes off, finally

If BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike) is to be believed, then  about 80 roads in the city will be free of digging for various purposes.  As a part of the process the civic agency has marked 18 roads in three packages under Specifications for Urban Road Execution (SURE) with investment of `200 crore.

Crony Statism?

Yesterday, talking about the previous evening's IPL match, a friend said that he was happy that Mumbai Indians had lost, largely because he can't stand Nita Ambani.

Can the Metro depend on government-run BESCOM?

Metro services on the recently inaugurated Peenya section were disrupted for over an hour on Sunday afternoon following a power failure.

Dissecting AAP manifesto 2014

All said and done, AAP has catalysed change country-wide, and it very much deserves to be in the picture, even after the elections, perhaps in place of Congress and as a an alternative to BJP. This is particulaly so as far as Karnataka is concerned, where neither Congress nor BJP has much of a credible standing. And, that's why AAP interests me.

Metro Ph 3 - along a circular route - did you know?

Meanwhile, Phase 3 is also on the cards. “We have already started planning Phase 3 of the Metro. Unlike Phase 1 and 2 which go across the city, north to south, east to west, Phase 3 will be a circular route around the city,” he (MD, Mr Kharola) said.

Relevance of Dr Vivek Murthy's appointment as US Surgeon General, for the democratic world

The bane of Capitalism is the power of business lobbies to affect governance in a way that it suits their vested interests, even if it is at colossal costs to public interest.

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