Thiruvananthapuram: In what could be a complete makeover of liquor sales, Kerala government has directed the state-run Beverages Corporation (Bevco) to study and recommend ways to make liquor distribution much smarterfor the customers.
Zhukovsky (Russia): Russia and India are holding negotiations for the supply of 48 Russian Mi-17 military transport helicopters with Moscow hoping to seal the deal by the year end, a top Russian official has said.
Beijing: Chinese president Xi Jinping on Sunday said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the confidence and capability to defeat all invading enemies as he inspected a massive military parade at the country's largest military base to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the 2.3-million strong army.
When a journalist moves from press secretary to press gallery reporter, it raises tricky ethical questions for news editors in the face of possible concerns about the former political staff memberâ€™s independence and partisanship.For some editors, the risk of the returning journalist being perceived as politically biased would be too great, and they wouldnâ€™t be employed. For others, the benefit of fresh inside knowledge and connections outweighs the risk.
I interviewed ten Australian news editors and nine politicians in 2015-16 about managing the shift from press secretary to political reporter. The responses boiled down to questions of professionalism and reputation.Editors made a distinction between press secretaries they perceived to be actively engaged party members â€“ or â€śspear chuckersâ€ť as the former editor-in-chief of The Australian, Chris Mitchell, described them â€“ and those who were more detached communications professionals.
India offers myriad flavours mingling in the steam of a country coming of age.Teeming with over a billion people who voice over a million concerns in fifteen hundred different languages, India is where people live with variety, thrive on diversity and are too familiar with largeness to let it boggle them.
Travellers and tourists to India may however not find it so undaunting. Mud huts and mansions face off across city streets and lurid luxury and limp living are inhabitants of the same lane. Just like in the 'masalam box in every Indian kitchen, measures of Calm and "Kaam" (work)craft the people of India. In this beautiful and bountiful land that is India, events, experiences and sensations heap themselves on the tourist at every step. India will be one of the most stimulating places you'll ever visit, so you must visit. Some interesting facts about India you probably didn't know: