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Sushil Kutty

  • Demystifying the Nitin Gadkari snooping row

    A couple of the listening devices that supposedly “entered” roads minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence in Lutyen’s Delhi may have been roaming ones, carried into his home by people who had access to his house, a bugs-vendor to the government told dna.

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 9:05pm
  • AAP and BJP in an 'auto' war

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is probably the only political party in the world that has an ‘auto cell’, the ‘auto’ representing the 100,000-plus autorickshaw drivers who eke out a living driving autorickshaws, a solid chunk of votes if they vote en masse for any one party. 

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 7:59pm
  • It's time India had a Skills Minister. Oh wait, it already has!

    India must rid the 'Scams India' tag and acquire the title of 'Skills India'. Narendra Modi has voiced those four words at least half a dozen times after he became the prime minister. Soon after taking charge, he said that his government would soon create a ministry for entrepreneurship and skills...

    Monday, 28 July 2014 - 6:58am
  • Indians spend over three hours on smartphones, app usage up by 63%

    India is a nation of the ‘young’. And the young are spending more and more time on the smartphone. In metros like Mumbai, where slums choke entire localities, the intrepid user is getting on to apps to conduct business, says the Ericsson ConsumerLab Report 2014, which was released on Tuesday. The...

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Rahul Gandhi vs Congress: 10 Janpath under siege

    The Congress is in the throes of a crisis, facing revolts in Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir, proving beyond doubt that 10 Janpath's writ does not run beyond 24 Akbar Road, the Congress headquarters. In Assam, state health minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma resigned on Monday. He has...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Reliance vs government : Rift widens, or is the Centre buying time?

    Is Mukesh Ambani falling out with the Narendra Modi government? Mukesh and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) have been at the receiving end of a couple of “strong” government decisions -- the biggest one being to keep gas price hike in abeyance.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 8:30am
  • HTC launches One (E8), Desire 616 smartphones

    HTC India chief Faisal Siddiqui along with Jack Yang, president, HTC South Asia, and HTC global sales head and CFO Chia-Lin Chang on Friday launched two of HTC's newest products in India -- HTC One (E8), and the octa-core processor-powered smartphone Desire 616. HTC One (E8), a cousin of One (M8),...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • Does the Budget mark the beginning of the end of reign of railway board?

    Two hundred metres of Raisina Road separates Rail Bhawan from Parliament House. But when members of the railway board crossed the road on Tuesday and stepped into Rail Bhawan to address the media two hours after railway minister Sadanand Gowda read out the rail budget, they appeared lost and...

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 7:20am
  • Nurses' release is a real whoddunit

    Theories range from Sushma's medical college promise to Saudi Arabia to NSA Doval's pull with Syrian contacts on Baathists

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • Solar panels, bio-toilets in trains: Does Sadanand Gowda's budget actually belong to Narendra Modi?

    Union railway minister Sadanand Gowda is likely to roll out prime minister Narendra Modi's 'ideas train' on Tuesday. Rail budget 2014-15 will carry the Modi stamp, from railway station to level crossings. Bullet trains might be on the menu. Trains will run at high speeds on solar panels. A railway...

    Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 10:15am