November 2, 2017 4:22:03 am
Ahead of the official visit with the UK’s Prince Charles, his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, has come to Bengaluru for a week-long holistic healing session. She has checked into Dr Issac Mathai’s Soukhya Holistic Health Centre, where she will undergo ayurveda and naturopathy procedures such as yoga, mud therapy and hydrotherapy, and will be on a South Indian vegetarian, organic diet. The British royal couple will be on official visit in New Delhi next week, when they are likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Clutching ’Em Young
The BJP, which explores innovative ideas to make its public rallies more appealing, seems to have settled on bikes now — ostensibly an effort to catch the imagination of the youth. On Thursday, when BJP president Amit Shah launches the party’s campaign for next year’s Assembly polls in Karnataka, over 1 lakh party workers on motorbikes are expected to be part of it. After Karnataka, the BJP will hold a bike rally in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on January 31 — party leaders expect at least 2 lakh bikers there. Another 1 lakh bikers are expected to converge in Bengaluru on January 28, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to conclude the B S Yeddyurappa rally.
Reading The Dragon
A track-II meeting between former diplomats and Army officials of India and China will be held this week in Chengdu. Former Foreign secretary Shyam Saran, former Indian envoy to China Ashok Kantha, ex-Intelligence official Jayadev Ranade are among those from India who will participate. From the Chinese side, some retired PLA commanders and diplomats will participate. The Indian side hopes to understand the nuances and implications of the new Chinese leadership after China’s President Xi Jinping was re-elected as leader for the next five years in the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Where’s That Copy?
Assembled to pronounce a judgment on Wednesday morning, the bench of Justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre was upset to note that the hard copy of the order given by Justice Chelameswar was missing. A frantic search began, and went on for the next 15 minutes, but to no avail. The annoyed judges returned to their chamber and came back about 15 minutes later after the staff managed to discover it.
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