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17-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Was it necessary to kill Avni?

In November 2012, a tigress and her two cubs began a journey from their home in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh. She had somewhat uncharacteristically left the forest. Over the next two years, this tigress is recorded to have travelled 260 km...

16-Nov-2018 Poonch

Six months after his funeral, man returns home in Poonch

It may sound bizarre but that is exactly what has happened in Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. A youth presumed dead nearly  six months ago walked back home on Friday.Muhammad Muzamil went missing from his home in Qasab village...

14-Nov-2018

Why are central bankers obsessed with inflation?

The battle between the Indian government and its central bank is neither new nor unique.Though the ongoing spat between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government can boast of multiple drivers, the most recent, and by all appearances a perennial...

14-Nov-2018

Investment policy: Looking at 2019 and beyond

Given the current economic scenario of India, it would be prudent to have our eyes on the pressing issues that need the attention of the government over the next six years. Policy changes, new policies and an environment that facilitates investment will be...

12-Nov-2018 Mumbai

October retail inflation falls to 3.31%, September IIP declines

India's October retail inflation went down to 3.31 per cent, while industrial output growth slipped to 4.5 per cent in September from a rise of 4.66 per cent in August, official data showed on Monday.As per the data released by the Central Statistics Office...

11-Nov-2018 Hyderabad

How a Muslim trust is redefining charity, making it meaningful

There is no dearth of generous people in society who want to do something for the less fortunate, but their help often doesn't reach the needy or gets misappropriated. To make charity a satisfying experience that brings the intended results to both benefactor...

11-Nov-2018 Toronto

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company...

10-Nov-2018

The lesser known Maulana who sought 'United India' to the bitter end

Sunday, November 11, happens to be Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's birth anniversary, forgotten this year as it has been in the past. The Maulana is an inconvenient name to remember at a time when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel towers above every national leader.When former...

09-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Diwali more polluted this year than last : CPCB

This year's Diwali was more polluted than last year's due to heavy fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions like low temperature and wind speed, triggering a spike in particle pollutants, a report said on Friday.The report said that this year's Diwali,...

06-Nov-2018 Chandigarh

All three major parties in Punjab hit by the 'apology' bug

Politics in Punjab is in "apology" mode these days. The three major parties in the state -- the ruling Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) -- have been bit in one way or the other by the apology bug.The SAD is, perhaps, the most...

06-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Why Tim Cook is bullish on the Indian middle class

Breaking his silence on Apple's India presence, CEO Tim Cook admitted last week that his business was flat in the country in the fourth quarter amid weak currency trends. Cook, however, stressed he is still a big believer in the Indian middle class.Essentially...

04-Nov-2018

Administrators, fans impatient to tweak cricket formats

Like the poser whether the print media can survive the onslaught from the electronic media there has been speculation over the fate of Test and 50-over cricket in the world of mushrooming Twenty20 leagues.Now there are fears of the net overpowering both the...

04-Nov-2018 New Delhi

India is future boxing powerhouse, says WBO member Leigh

Asserting that India has the potential to emerge as a boxing powerhouse, WBO member Jack Daniel Leigh said that the soon to be launched Mega Boxing professional tournament could become just the right platform to help the sport grow in the country.Scheduled to...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Like Sabarimala, this Kolkata Kali Puja prevents women's entry

Amidst the raging controversy surrounding Kerala's Sabarimala temple, a 34-year-old Kali Puja here is now getting media attention as it doesn't allow women to step inside the marquee premises, with belief reigning stronger than rights."Our 34-year-old Panchamunda...

04-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Find your perfect gemstone this Dhanteras

Dhanteras is a festival celebrated just two days before Diwali. All purchases made during this occasion, be it metal or jewellery are considered to be the blessings of God and not many of you would know that buying gemstones is considered equally auspicious on...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

1987 Hashimpura massacre: 16 UP PAC men get life

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment 16 personnel of the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) for killing 42 people in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre in Meerut.In doing so, the court set aside a March 2015 the trial...

28-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Air quality severe in most of Delhi, Faridabad 25 times polluted

With more than half of the national capital suffering a "severe or severe-plus" air quality, Delhi and the regions around it saw a sudden spike in effluents on Sunday, with Faridabad's air 25 times more polluted than safety standards.According to the data...

28-Oct-2018 New Delhi

This 10-year-old hawks toys - inside the Delhi Metro!

For over a year now, 10-year-old Sandeep Kumar has been selling toys and goodies inside the Delhi Metro. While this might seem like a harmless act by a boy who needs money, it could well snowball into something the authorities might find hard to control.It...

25-Oct-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

World's largest airport 'under one roof' to open in Istanbul

The world's largest airport terminal "under one roof" with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers will be officially opened on October 29 in Istanbul, Turkey.Dubbed as phase-1A of the project - Istanbul New Airport - will have a capacity to handle 90...

25-Oct-2018 Srinagar

October witnesses 38 killings in Jammu Kashmir

Like other months, October also turned out to be bloodiest month in Kashmir Valley. At least 38 lives including two top scholars turned militants were lost this month. Among the 36 dead, were 20 militants, 12 civilians and 6 men in uniform. October 21 like...

24-Oct-2018 Beijing

Authorized vehicles begin to ply on world's longest bridge

Authorized vehicles began plying on Wednesday on a 55-kilometre cross-sea bridge and tunnel linking mainland China with Hong Kong and Macau.Designed to encourage economic integration in the Pearl River Delta region, the project consists of a series of bridges and...

24-Oct-2018 New Delhi

CBI Director divested of charge, opposition smells a rat

In a dramatic midnight development, the government virtually removed CBI Director Alok Verma amid speculation that he was planning to order a probe into the controversial Rafale deal, a charge Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dismissed as "rubbish" saying...

24-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Who was Sabzar Ahmed Sofi?

Sabzar, a highly qualified youth from South Kashmir, who was killed in a gun fight along with his associate Asif Shergujri comes from lesser known village of Naina and was one of the scores of educated youth who have joined militancy post the killing of Burhan...

23-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

I will not contest polls : Prashant Kishor

Election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor, who is the new national Vice President of Bihar's ruling JD-U, said on Tuesday he will not contest any elections for the next 10 years to concentrate on bringing the state out of the "undeveloped" tag.He...

21-Oct-2018 Ludhiana (Punjab)

A library run by industrial workers means world of change for children

At first look, it is just another small room with one wall almost crumbling. But this 25-square yard space means the world for children of factory workers and labourers in Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana.Without any grant or support from corporates or...

20-Oct-2018 Chennai

Amritsar train tragedy similar to Thalaserry's in 1986

Friday's Amritsar's train tragedy is similar to the one that happened in 1986 in Kerala's Thalaserry, where an Express train ran through revellers, leaving several dead and injured in its trail, recalled a senior journalist here on Saturday."I was 20 and working...

20-Oct-2018 Aizaw

Imparting skills in Mizoram : The Aizawl experience

I recently had the opportunity to conduct a hands-on workshop on entrepreneurship, creativity and communication for three government colleges in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, with two of my colleagues.We went to Aizawl with limited knowledge of what...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Postcards, photographs from pre-independence cities on view

An exhibition of picture postcards and photographs from the Indian subcontinent from 1890s to 1947 opened at the Art Heritage Gallery here on Wednesday.Titled "Globetrotters: Early Postcards from the Indian Subcontinent", the exhibition captures the story...

18-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Exhibition-sale to raise funds for breast cancer treatment

To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients' treatments, a gallery here will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said.Titled "cARTpet", the event will put out hand-woven and...

18-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes?

Toxic smog has once again threatened to engulf the National Capital Region (NCR) as farmers in parts of Haryana and Punjab have begun to burn their crop residue. And the zika virus, spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has mysteriously raised its head in Rajasthan,...

17-Oct-2018 Karcham (Himachal Pradesh)

JSW Energy's Himachal hydro plants unaffected by recent heavy rains

The recent heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and an abnormal rise in the Satluj river's silt levels -- forcing the temporary closure of major hydro projects -- has, however, not affected operations at both of JSW Energy's hydro plants in the state, company...

17-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Violence against artistes: A condition of Indian democracy?

Attacks against artistes are happening not just because of "the rise of any particular ideology over the last two-three decades", nor is it a result of "one or two political parties exploiting communalism or religiosity". Instead, according to Malvika Maheshwari,...

13-Oct-2018

"Me-too" movement a bad omen for BJP

There are several reasons why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is palpably uneasy about the "Me-too" movement against the sexual harassment of women at the workplace, especially when Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar is in the line of fire....

28-Sep-2018 Katihar (Bihar)

Tariq Anwar quits NCP, LS, unfortunate, says party

In a jolt to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), one of its founding leaders, Tariq Anwar, on Friday quit the party and the Lok Sabha expressing disagreement with party chief Sharad Pawar who he said gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in...

22-Sep-2018

Makeover gambits by RSS, Congress: Are they for real?

Two intriguing exercises in U-turns are on at the moment. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying to rid the Congress of its pro-Muslim image, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat, is claiming that a Hindu "rashtra" (nation)...

21-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rafale controversy takes new turn after Hollande claim

The controversy over Rafale fighter jet deal took a new twist on Friday following former French President Francois Hollande's reported claim that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, triggering an attack by...

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...

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