Shiladitya Ray

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Budding social scientist with a keen interest in social studies of science and the sociology of knowledge. Cinephile. Liverpudlian. Metalhead.
Shiladitya Ray

28 Feb 2019

India

IIM-Rohtak sees 100% placements; average package Rs. 11.85 lakh p.a.

According to a press release by IIM-Rohtak, the institute has clocked a 100% placement record this year, with the average package being Rs. 11.85 lakh per annum.

28 Feb 2019

India

Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot

With photos and videos of captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman doing the rounds on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had asked Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to Varthaman.

28 Feb 2019

India

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district

After a lull of a few hours, Pakistani troops, on Thursday afternoon began shelling forward Indian positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

28 Feb 2019

India

Pakistan offers IAF pilot's return to ease tension; India refuses

On Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad was willing to return captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman if it eased tensions with India.

28 Feb 2019

World

No denuclearization deal reached; Trump, Kim end summit abruptly

The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, held between February 27 and 28 in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, came to a conclusion on Thursday.

28 Feb 2019

India

Hard disks, undisclosed expenditure found in terror funding raids

On Wednesday, income tax officials carried out raids on seven places spread across Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, belonging to the "head of a prominent organization and his associates" who have allegedly been conducting "anti-national" activities.

28 Feb 2019

World

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backs India's air strikes

Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, on Wednesday night, spoke to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the current situation.

25 Feb 2019

Business

Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

On Monday, the Parliamentary Committee on IT met with Twitter's Global Vice President of Public Policy Colin Crowell in lieu of CEO Jack Dorsey.

25 Feb 2019

India

PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial: Details here

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial in New Delhi by lighting the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone obelisk.

25 Feb 2019

India

Ramdev likely to head India's first government-backed Vedic education board

Baba Ramdev is gearing up to head India's first government-backed Vedic education board after his Trust's bid for setting up the board was adjudged the best by a government panel.

25 Feb 2019

India

Suspects arrested in UP had links to Pulwama attack mastermind

The two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Saharanpur have confessed to having links with JeM.

25 Feb 2019

India

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

On Monday, journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a Delhi court after she was summoned as an accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar.

25 Feb 2019

India

Widow of Army Major killed in fire to join Army

When Army Major Prasad Mahadik died in a fire accident at the Sino-Indian border in December 2017, his wife Gauri Mahadik's world had come crashing down.

25 Feb 2019

India

MP twins' kidnap-murder: Shivraj Singh Chouhan demands CBI probe

A day after two six-year-old twins were found dead in Madhya Pradesh, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, after meeting the victims' family, has urged Chief Minister Kamal Nath to hand the case over to the CBI.

24 Feb 2019

India

PM Modi takes dip at Kumbh; washes sanitation workers' feet

After launching the Rs. 75,000cr PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi, on Sunday afternoon, headed to Prayagraj and took a holy dip in the river Ganges and offered his prayers at the Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela

24 Feb 2019

Business

GST rate on affordable housing slashed from 8% to 1%

In a big favor to home buyers, the GST Council, on Sunday, slashed GST on affordable housing to 1%, down significantly from the previous 8%.

24 Feb 2019

India

Kashmir: Senior police officer killed in encounter; three soldiers injured

On Sunday, a senior police officer was killed and another Army officer injured in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

24 Feb 2019

India

Arunachal Pradesh: Protesters burn Deputy CM's house; Army deployed

A couple of days after it was reported that one person had been killed in a police firing in Arunachal Pradesh, protesters, on Sunday, burnt down the house of the state's Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein.

24 Feb 2019

Politics

Is Robert Vadra joining politics? His Facebook post gives clue

A month after Priyanka Gandhi joined active politics and was appointed Congress' in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East, it appears that her husband, Robert Vadra, is also eyeing an entry into politics.

24 Feb 2019

India

Modi launches Rs. 75,000cr scheme, giving farmers Rs. 6,000 p.a

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launched the Rs. 75,000cr Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) in Gorakhpur.

24 Feb 2019

World

AK-47 maker Kalashnikov has made a cheap, 'suicide' drone

The Russian company that made the iconic AK-47 rifle, Kalashnikov, has unveiled a new 'suicide' drone that has the potential to revolutionize drone warfare.

23 Feb 2019

World

India invited to Islamic nations' conclave after 50 years

India has, for the first time in five decades, received an invitation to be the 'guest of honor' at the foreign ministers' conclave of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - an organization of powerful Muslim-majority countries.

23 Feb 2019

Politics

Arvind Kejriwal to start indefinite hunger strike for Delhi's statehood

On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a bid to secure complete statehood for Delhi, announced that he would sit on an indefinite hunger strike from March 1.

23 Feb 2019

India

Pulwama attack: 100 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir

With India still reeling from the Pulwama attack, the Center has airlifted 100 companies of paramilitary forces to Srinagar to bolster security in Jammu and Kashmir.

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