The Week
Home     Statescan 
Best laid plans
By Niranjan Takle
On March 19, 2006, nearly three lakh Marathi-speaking people from all over Maharashtra gathered at Shivaji Park in Dadar. The occasion was the launch of Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Raj had left the Shiv Sena in November 2005, after writing to its party chief, his uncle Balasaheb Thackeray, that, “Your time starts now.”At Shivaji Park, Raj announced that before...
Picking up the pieces   
How old are you?I am 37.I am 80. I have seen floods, you haven’t.This was the kind of resistance that Mohammad Manzoor, station house officer at Sadder police station in Srinagar, had to face while trying to persuade the residents of Padshahi Bagh to vacate the locality as part of the flood alert exercise on the evening of September 5.In Mehjoor Nagar, when Mohammad Rasool heard about the...
BJP may contest all seats in Maha: Rudy   22 September, 2014
Not relenting on seat sharing in Maharashtra, BJP said it would fight in all the 288 assembly seats if it is "compelled" to part ways with Shiv Sena, its ally of 25 years. The statement from Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP's General Secretary in charge of Maharashtra, came on a day when impasse over seat-sharing between both parties persisted with BJP leaders, charging Sena with making no...
River of grief   20 September, 2014
All through my growing-up years, the river Kut-e-Kul in Srinagar, a tributary of the Jhelum, was a source of great fun for the boys in my neighbourhood. We used to swim and fish in the river for as long as we liked. But the militancy changed all that. The Kut-e-Kul became a dumping ground as people flooded it with garbage. In summer, it stank like a decaying carcass.  That changed in the...
Saradha scam: CBI grills Congress MP   22 September, 2014
Kolkata: Senior Congress leader and former union minister Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury on Monday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after being summoned in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury, who represents West Bengal's Malda South Lok Sabha constituency, reached the CBI office at the CGO complex here.Reacting to Abu Hasem Khan...
Omar seeks extraordinary package from Centre   22 September, 2014
Students hold march, demand VC's resignation   20 September, 2014
Railway cancels trains over Maoist threat   20 September, 2014
Cong holds discussions to decide candidates for 174 seats   20 September, 2014
Kejriwal put on trial in defamation case   20 September, 2014
College, university teachers lend support   21 September, 2014
Amit Shah calls Uddhav on seat sharing   22 September, 2014
CBI questions Chidambaram's wife   21 September, 2014
BJP, Shiv Sena trying to salvage alliance   21 September, 2014
KCR seeks 40 pc tax devolution to states   19 September, 2014
BJP wins Chhattisgarh assembly by-poll   20 September, 2014
Al Qaeda trying to enter Assam: Gogoi   20 September, 2014
Scottish referendum finds echo in Kashmir   18 September, 2014
Modi's statement to please US: UP minister   20 September, 2014
Sreedharan inspects Metro alignment   18 September, 2014
Kunal names minister Madan Mitra in court   18 September, 2014
BJP gives ultimatum to Sena on seat-sharing   18 September, 2014
Hema defends her remarks on widows in Vrindavan   18 September, 2014
Earlier investigations messed up probe: CBI   18 September, 2014
Alliance of 25 years on the verge of collapse   19 September, 2014
TN govt tells universities not to implement UGC circular   18 September, 2014
Kerala raises taxes to tackle fund crunch   17 September, 2014
Former Assam DGP commits suicide   17 September, 2014
Key witness fails polygraph test   17 September, 2014
Bypoll results a shock: Shiv Sena   17 September, 2014
J&K govt should treat each affected family equally: BJP   17 September, 2014
Tussle and bustle   16 September, 2014
Rattle-ready   16 September, 2014
TRS wins Medak LS seat   17 September, 2014
2 persons arrested in attack on VC   16 September, 2014
'Sena will contest more seats in Assembly polls'   17 September, 2014
Portal remains   13 September, 2014
'The real issue will arise once the waters recede'   17 September, 2014
Helpless in heaven   16 September, 2014
SP leads in 9 UP assembly seats   16 September, 2014
Chhattisgarh: Officials hopeful of high voter turnout   18 November, 2013
India's first eCabinet in Andhra   16 September, 2014
Direction on Ghat report sparks protest   15 November, 2013
BJP leads in one Assam seat, AIUDF in two   16 September, 2014
BJP wins six, Congress three in Gujarat   16 September, 2014
BJP suffers setback in Modi’s home state   16 September, 2014
Congress wins three seats, BJP one   16 September, 2014
Cong govt dividing children on caste lines: BJP   14 November, 2013
UP govt employees strike enters 2nd day   13 November, 2013
A big phat family   13 November, 2013
Nitish tapping BJP leaders' phones: Sushil Modi   19 November, 2013
Maya Kodnani gets bail   12 November, 2013
Congress targets AAP's probity plank   19 November, 2013
Security lapse behind blast: Gogoi   29 July, 2013
Terrorism is Cong's gift to Punjab: Badal   14 November, 2013
Delhi is in the ICU   12 November, 2013
UPA endorses creation of Telangana   30 July, 2013
Matter of faith   12 November, 2013
Snooping scandal reaches Supreme Court   19 November, 2013
CWC meet on Telangana tomorrow   29 July, 2013
Fight for free   12 November, 2013
'Poll pledges will be kept'   01 March, 2013
Demand for Vidarbha gains momentum   30 July, 2013
Hug fest   28 November, 2011
Gadgil report not mandatory for clearance   12 November, 2013
Pandey appears before CBI court on a stretcher   30 July, 2013
Pandemonium in Bihar Assembly   29 July, 2013
Solar scientist who flayed govt inaction attacked   04 September, 2013
Ishrat case: Pandey in hospital   29 July, 2013
Locals opposed to Jaitapur project: Uddhav   02 September, 2013
Ker needs spl law for fraud cases: HC   29 July, 2013
Punjab accords top priority to climate change   02 September, 2013
State dept exposes 7-yr-old rape victim   29 July, 2013
SC to hear mining case from Sept 17   02 September, 2013
More paramilitary men rushed to AP   29 July, 2013
Asaram sent to jail, to move bail plea   02 September, 2013
Bangalored!    04 November, 2011
Stunt biker killed in police firing   28 July, 2013
Power failure   24 August, 2013
Solar scam: Kerala CM rejects TV report   27 July, 2013
Endless simmer   24 August, 2013
BJP seeks greater protection for Sangh leaders   27 July, 2013
Addl CJM's plea to relieve him   27 August, 2013
2 bodies found, search intensified for 15 others   07 May, 2014
Malayalam proficiency: Protest in Kerala   26 August, 2013
TDP accuses Jagan of violating poll code   03 May, 2014
I am not 100% honest: K'taka CM   29 August, 2013
Prisoners to turn 'chenda' artists   02 May, 2014
K'taka polls: Cong wins two LS seats   24 August, 2013
EC asks Guj admn to file FIR against Modi   30 April, 2014
Modi's wife, mother exercise their franchise   30 April, 2014
Seventh phase voting begins   30 April, 2014
Digvijaya says in relationship with a scribe   30 April, 2014
Not unhappy with Cong leadership: N D Tiwari   30 April, 2014
Goa govt initiates steps to counter shortage of nurses   02 May, 2014
'Blast aimed at creating panic in Modi's campaign'   03 May, 2014
Not declaring Rahul as PM nominee right strategy: Cong   30 April, 2014
HC rejects Adarsh Society's plea opposing title suit   02 May, 2014
More Inside THE WEEK
Cong-NCP ties
Man of science
Log-in error
Dry spell
Legacy of Gandhi
freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
Bullet points
One of the blockbuster announcements of this year’s railway budget was the bullet train. To be constructed with international collaboration, the bullet train is expected to run at about 300kmph and will operate ...  »
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
American dream come true
It is sheer love for the game that nurtures an upcoming tennis player.  As one begins to follow the sport with a growing passion, it is Grand Slam tournaments that capture your imagination and, soon, for a ...  »