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Sushil Kutty

  • Railway officials turn station cleanliness drive into vacation

    Railway stations and tracks in India are littered with the remains of the day and the night. Following a directive from prime minister Narendra Modi, a cleanliness drive will be carried out in 7,700 stations spread across the length and breadth of the railway network on October 2. But for many a...

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 7:00am
  • A team is on the way, Sir

    In flooded Kashmir everyone is like fish out of water. The police wireless operator is a particularly harassed one. But salmon-like, he has learned to rise against the current. Inundated with SOS calls, his standard operating procedure has changed to "A team is on the way, Sir."

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 5:30am
  • In Meerut jail, Nithari serial killer gets silent as a lamb

    In his 8x8 cell in Meerut jail, Nithari serial killer and death row inmate, 42-year-old Surender Koli, lives a world apart from other inmates. He is in solitary confinement, and has shown some odd behaviour, say jail wardens though jail superintendent SHM Rizvi says Koli is "normal".

    Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 6:40am
  • Meerut hangman's great-grandfather Ram Rakh had hanged Bhagat Singh

    Meerut jail's hangman Pavan Jallad was all set to hang the convicted Nithari killer Surinder Koli, when the Supreme Court stayed the hanging till the convict's review petition is heard on September 10.

    Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 6:40am
  • I am not a headmaster, I am a taskmaster: Narendra Modi

    Teachers' Day on Friday saw prime minister Narendra Modi sit down for a lively chat with students from across the country. In the course, he took a dig at Google, threw a punch at the Indian media, gave parents some food for thought and offered glimpses of what sort of person he really is. Sitting...

    Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 5:50am
  • Rotavirus: A chance to halt child killer no.1 at the gates

    In countries like India, rotavirus is a death sentence, where a child dies of rotavirus every 10 minutes, and where more than 78,000 deaths, 8,00,000 hospitalisations and three million outpatient visits are due to rotavirus. So much so, soon after taking charge, prime minister Narendra Modi...

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 6:20am
  • HRD ministry to establish National academic depository

    The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) will establish a national academic depository (NAD) and a law will be enacted to ensure that educational institutions post their academic awards, degrees and certificates in this central database.

    Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 6:35am
  • Why AIIMS CVO was sacked

    Health minister Dr Harshvardhan had said soon after AIIMS CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi was sacked that Chaturvedi had to go because he was "not at all eligible" for the post, that his appointment was "rejected" twice. But documents with dna point to other compelling reasons for the ouster of Chaturvedi...

    Friday, 29 August 2014 - 5:15am
  • The 57-year-old leopard-killer of Rudraprayag

    Kamla, a 57-year-old widow, who lives in the upper reaches of Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, was attacked by a leopard on Sunday when she was working in her fields. The leopard raked her with its claws and teeth. Kamla gave it back with sickle and spade, till the animal fled the spot. Villagers later...

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 5:20am
  • Sacked AIIMS CVO gears up for long fight

    Sanjiv Chaturvedi, till the other day Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS, had in a letter to the health secretary, ministry of health and family welfare, quoted Narendra Modi's oft-repeated phrase "Na Khaunga, Na Khaane Dungha" to call for a comprehensive CBI probe into the "entire episode" leading...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 7:00am