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11-Sep-2018 Lucknow

Suicides by 2 IPS officers in 5 months rattles UP Police

Suicides, between May and September, by two of its bright officers -- one with the anti-terror squad (ATS) and the other posted as SP (East) in Kanpur -- has rattled the Uttar Pradesh Police, one of the largest such forces in the country.It also raises the question...

10-Sep-2018 Ferozepur

Martyrs of Saragarhi

The story of 21 Sikh soldiers who died fighting against very heavy odds, while defending the Saragarhi post against an attack of nearly 10,000 Pathans is a story of "an instance of the most daring and calculated feats of bravery and devotion to duty that...

31-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Manufacturing upturn lifts India's Q1 GDP growth to 8.2%

An upswing in manufacturing activity and revival of private investment, supported by strong consumer demand, accelerated India's GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2018-19 to 8.2 per cent, official data showed here on Friday, even as industry welcomed...

29-Aug-2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's prime ministership : An infrastructure primer

Infrastructure and economic policies under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's prime ministership provide us with some crucial pointers on creating high-quality infrastructure.The liberalisation of the early 1990s had provided a platform for economic growth. Vajpayee used the platform...

28-Aug-2018 Lucknow

BJP's public love for Vajpayee has plenty of critics

The BJP's high-profile immersion of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes in rivers has not impressed everyone in Uttar Pradesh. While many feel that the "tamasha" would not have earned the approval of the late leader himself, a small section...

26-Aug-2018 Ludhiana

Punjab Govt’s “Smart School” Project Started Showing Results

For uplifting the standard of education of government run schools, the Punjab government has started a project in which government schools are being transformed into smart schools, and slowly this project has started showing positive results. Under the smart...

23-Aug-2018 Madhya Pradesh

The role of agro- technologies in making digital India Successful

In the last few years, we have experienced Indians are shifting more towards the digital world. Be it white-collar employees or the farmers the entire experience of the nation has transformed. Well, it is obvious that the ratio is different in rural and...

21-Aug-2018 Chandigarh

Row over Sidhu's Pakistan visit doesn't subside, Imran defends him

The row over Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's visit to Islamabad refused to die down with the former India cricketer seeking to underplay his hugging of the Pakistan Army chief and Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that those targeting...

18-Aug-2018 Handwara

14 years on: Kashmir youth missing in Gujurat still untracable

Hakimuddin Kasana is wandering from pillar to post in search of his son who went missing fourteen years ago in Indian state Gujurat.Frail and anxious Kasana has not given up and has been making all efforts to trace his son, though authorities both in Kashmir and...

15-Aug-2018 Srinagar

Mishandling Kashmir: Learning little from history

Independent India and I are both septuagenarians, but since I am a trifle older, I take the liberty of indulging in some reminiscences on the nation's 71st birthday. My recollections are focused on Kashmir where I was born, in a town called Anantnag.I particularly...

14-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Congress, BJP in video war over Rafale deal

The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the Rafale deal does not seem to be ending. They have now entered a video war.The Congress released on Tuesday a video explaining the deal, countering the explanation offered by the Bharatiya Janata...

13-Aug-2018 Jaipur

Jaipur man back after languishing in Pak jail for 36 years

Gajanand Sharma, who was recently traced in a Pakistani jail more than 36 years after he was reported missing from his Jaipur home was released on Monday, officials said.Gajanand was among 30 Indian citizens, including 29 fishermen, who were released by Pakistani...

11-Aug-2018 Ludhiana

Government Senior Secondary Model School In Pau Turns “Smart”

With an aim to uplift the standard of education in government run schools, the Punjab government has started a “Smart School” project, under which the  Government Senior Secondary Model School, located in Punjab Agricultural University campus, here,...

09-Aug-2018 New Delhi

12,849 trees cut in Delhi since 2015

In three years, a total of 12,849 trees have been cut in the national capital for various government projects, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.The Department of Forests and Wildlife in the Delhi government has said that 12,849 trees were axed in...

01-Aug-2018 Barnala

Government Primary School Bihla leading way for interactive learning

Setting up an example for various others, Head Teacher of Government Primary School, Bihla Harpreet Singh Diwana developed a remote area school  into a model school, that too with the funds donated by NRI’s, philanthropists and state government. Equipped...

30-Jul-2018 Bengaluru

Human trafficking awareness drive at Bengaluru city railway stations

The Railway Protection Force (RPF), Bengaluru in collaboration with International Justice Mission (IJM) is organizing an awareness drive on human trafficking on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons- 30 July 2018. This drive will be conducted at the...

28-Jul-2018

Congress' yielding on PM face improves chances for grand coalition

After the hug and the wink, a step back. The Congress's realisation, albeit belatedly, that Rahul Gandhi still does not have the gravitas required to become the prime minister will be generally welcomed. Evidently, the party is becoming more mature along with...

20-Jul-2018 Sopore

Sopore Double Murder: Family awaits justice for 4 years

Demanding justice and stern punishment to the killers involved in double murder case, a family from Seelu area of Sopor’s North Kashmir’s town of District Baramulla Friday alleged that main culprit is roaming free while even after the expiry of four years, the...

18-Jul-2018 Chandigarh

Punjab to cap tenure of lower police officials

To break the alleged nexus among lower rank officials and bring transparency in their functioning, Punjab Police decided to cap the tenure of middle and lower rung police officials in the state.The tenure of a station house officer (SHO) and 'munshi' at...

14-Jul-2018

How can the Congress shed its 'Muslim party' image?

Ever since the A.K. Antony committee identified the Congress's Muslim "appeasement" tag as a major reason for its electoral reverses, the 133-year-old Grand Old Party (GOP) has been unable to formulate a clear-cut policy on the country's largest minority...

02-Jul-2018 Chandigarh

Beant Singh Bhullar begins ‘Drug Awareness March’ in Punjab

This June will go down as a black chapter in the history of Punjab. Reportedly, the state has recorded as many as 23 deaths in the month because of the drug overdose. Media and film industry, often known as the mirror of the society, has already commented...

30-Jun-2018 Ferozepur

Beant Singh Bhullar begins ‘Drug Awareness March’ in Punjab

This June will go down as a black chapter in the history of Punjab. Reportedly, the state has recorded as many as 23 deaths in the month because of the drug overdose. Media and film industry, often known as the mirror of the society, has already commented...

25-Jun-2018 Chandigarh

With political self goals, Punjab's Aam Aadmi Party is in disarray

For a political party that was taking a serious shot at coming to power in Punjab less than two years ago, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appears to have gone wayward.Despite the electorate in Punjab reposing trust in the party by making it the principal opposition...

23-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Does BJP care about winning hearts and minds in Kashmir?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrawing support from the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir points to the kind of line which the party intends to follow in the run-up to next year's general election not only in the state but in the country...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated

The government on Wednesday said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of national carrier Air India has ended, as "no interest" was shown by bidders, but it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated."We...

17-Jun-2018 Manali

Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2020

Construction of Rohtang tunnel, one of the world's most challenging motorable projects at 3,000 metres above sea level and which will provide an all-season connectivity to the landlocked Lahaul Valley from here in Himachal Pradesh, may be completed by 2020.The most...

17-Jun-2018

Two Muslims near the very top in British politics'

The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: "Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants."Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric I had heard in Rome and elsewhere in Europe, the headline was refreshing. Even more...

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