Legendary cartoonist and creator of the `Common Man`, R.K. Laxman, one of post-Independence India's greatest caricaturists, died of a cardiac arrest at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital here on Monday evening. He was 93.
The Unhappy PartnersDissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled onto the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party`s Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay and other ticket aspirants staging protests in New Delhi over denial of ticket to them.
The Kid ProducersShankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswatiof Badrikashram has gone a step ahead of controversial BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj and leader Shymal Goswami, asking Hindus to produce 10 childreneach. Saraswati claims only this would enable Narendra Modi to come to power again.
Out of FuelPakistan has a new crisis: widespread fuel shortages that have raised tempers all across the country and forced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to sack top officials.
Resentment in BJP Over NewcomersAccording to sources, while the Delhi BJP unit seemed to be upbeat as the entire agenda of good governance, anti-corruption and development could be highlighted properly now with Bedi at the forefront, a number of senior leaders hoping to be considered for the CM`s post were unhappy with her induction.