THE WEEK THAT WAS
Investigators asked local people in 19 cities in 17 countries to purchase frontline antibiotics for TB, from a pri-vate-sector pharmacy.
Out of 713 samples, 9.1 percent failed basic quality control tests, according to the probe.
Dalai Lama’s Kumbh visit called off
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s much-antici-pated visit to the ongoing Kumbh Mela was called off
despite security clearance given by the Uttar Pradesh government February 5.
Apex court unhappy over missing children
India’s Supreme Court criticized the federal and many
state governments — including Gujarat, Arunachal
Pradesh and Tamil Nadu — February 6 for its failure to
file status reports on the issue of missing children. The
bench said that over 41,000 children were missing, but
nobody seemed to care about them.
Aam Aadmi Party to start news channel
Anti-corruption activists Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant
Bhushan plan to launch a television channel, which, they
say, will be non-profit and focus on public issues.
Bhushan indicated that the channel would not be confined to people from the Aam Aadmi Party, but would be a
representative of people interested in public issues.
India’s poorest chief minister
Fans of Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan
pour milk on his life-sized cardboard
cut-out to celebrate the release of his
movie Vishwaroopam in Chennai,
The controversial film opened in
cinemas in Tamil Nadu, nearly two
weeks after its scheduled release was
put on hold by the state government
after Muslim groups protested over the
film’s alleged depiction of the communi-
ty in a negative light
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar can be dubbed the
poorest chief minister in the country with his personal
property, movable and immovable, valued at less than
According to the affidavit submitted by Sarkar during
the filing of his nomination for this month’s assembly
election, he had $20 cash in hand and his bank balance
stood at $180.
Death for serial killer
Chandrakant Jha, a serial killer who decapitated his victims and dumped their bodies near Delhi’s Tihar jail, was
sentenced to death by a Delhi court, February 6.
Jha, 46, had been sentenced to life imprisonment in two
other murder cases by the same court
a day earlier.
Child sex victims humiliated in India: report
Visitors pose with
installation showing an
Ambassador car overflowing
with army boots during the
India Art Fair in New Delhi,
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Baby girl bitten by father dies
Minister in trouble for sexist remark
Rajram Pandey, Uttar Pradesh minister for Khadi and Gramodyog,
courted controversy by praising the
‘beauty’ of a senior lady bureaucrat at
an official function.