BS Yediyurappa speaks as Governor of Karnataka Vaju Bhai Valla looks on during the swearing in ceremony in Bengaluru. Agence France-Presse
It’s dark at home. When he steps out, it’s darkness again. As he decides to walk on the darkness thickens. That’s the reality that makes up the lives of millions of Indians, who if given a chance would like to be unborn.
India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget is akin to a manifesto handed by politicians to voters ahead of an election — full of promises but no concrete plan on how those promises will be achieved (‘Indian budget to create a $5 trillion economy by ‘25’, July 6, Gulf Today). The budget boasts of creating
Narendra Modi is back again as premier. And we mustn’t grudge him for that because he has been elected and not selected, and by millions.
Authorities on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria were set to evacuate more residents on Saturday as a forest fire broke out just days after another blaze raged in the same area.
A young homeless man has been charged with placing false bombs, police said Saturday, after three empty rice cookers caused major commuter disruption in New York.
The blast, which took place late Saturday in west Kabul, came as Washington and the Taliban are in the final stages of a deal to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan. The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack.