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21-May-2018

The artist who makes statues of common man

Art is limited by no boundaries, nor does it have any definition.Only the artist’s commitment makes him adept in his art. Yet when an artist moves away from the traditional art to develop a new art form, then his talent is observed from a freshpoint of view...

15-May-2018 Srinagar

2 years on:Anantnag Parliament seat still vacant

It has been over two years, Anantnag Parliament seat is still lying vacant. Not a single political party or any leader is willing to approach people or organize any rally in any part of South Kashmir’s four districts-Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag.Once...

14-May-2018 New Delhi

Food, fuel prices lift April wholesale, retail inflation rates

A rise in food, fuel, housing and services cost pushed India's annual wholesale and retail inflation rates higher in April.Accordingly, India's wholesale inflation rate rose to 3.18 per cent in April from an increase of 2.47 per cent in the previous month,...

11-May-2018 New Delhi

Manufacturing sector decelerates India's March industrial output

Lower production of the manufacturing sector, especially of capital goods, decelerated India's industrial output in March to 4.4 per cent from a rise of 7 per cent in February 2018, official data showed on Friday.As per the data released by the Central Statistics...

08-May-2018 Srinagar

Khanyar Massacre : May 8, 1991, Human Rights body releases report

Chairman, International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo Tuesday released a report regarding Khanyar Massacre of 1991 in which over 22 innocent civilians were killed by armed forces.The report has quoted various witnesses and it carries...

01-May-2018

Is the economy out of the woods yet?

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, Indiahas regained the fastest-growing major economy tag and a growth rate exceeding seven per cent is expected...

28-Apr-2018 Srinagar

28 youth join militant ranks this month in South Kashmir

At least 28 youth from South Kashmir have joined militancy this month-the largest ever number since the death of popular militant commander Burhan Wani in June 2016.Highly placed sources said that since April 1, the day when in three different encounters...

11-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Cooperation in innovation key element of Modi's Sweden agenda : Envoy

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes on a two-day visit to Sweden next week, cooperation in the area of innovation will form a key element of his agenda, Sweden's ambassador to India Klas Molin has said.Speaking to IANS here, Molin said that the summit...

11-Apr-2018

Aspirational Districts initiative a breath of fresh air

The NITI Aayog recently launched the first round of ranking of India's Aspirational Districts. The ranking, based on the socio-economic performance of 100+ districts, marks the initiation of a significant shift in development policy formulation in the country.Over...

10-Apr-2018 New Delhi/Lucknow

Doctor deplaned for complaining of mosquitoes, minister orders probe

The Union government on Tuesday ordered a probe into an incident of deplaning of a passenger by budget carrier IndiGo after he complained about mosquitoes in the aircraft.The passenger, identified as Saurabh Rai -- a "reputed doctor" from Lucknow who works...

10-Apr-2018 Lucknow

Is UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath losing his sheen?

Is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath -- in power for just over a year -- fast losing his lustre?Many here feel so.A litany of complaints about his public conduct, his behaviour with colleagues as well as common people is fast eroding the aura...

08-Apr-2018 New York

US Sikhs celebrate 'Turban Day'

Thousands of turbans were on the heads of people from different races, religions and nationalities in the city's Times Square as Sikhs launched the annual series of Turban Day events to promote understanding of their faith and dispel stereotypes about the piece...

07-Apr-2018

Dalit anger: BJP's hard core is its own enemy

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) owes much of its woes to the reluctance of its core constituency of urban, upper caste, conservative, anti-minority, middle class supporters to accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "sabka saath, sabka vikas" mantra of development...

02-Apr-2018 Amritsar

Mortal remains of Iraq victims arrive in Amritsar amid tears, gloom

Teary-eyed relatives and friends waited for hours in the heat outside the airport here on Monday as the mortal remains of 38 Indians, killed by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq's Mosul in 2014, arrived here on a special IAF aircraft.A pall of gloom descended...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

BJP IT head declares Karnataka poll date ahead of EC

The ruling BJP's Information Technology (IT) cell head Amit Malviya on Tuesday left the Election Commission scouring for cover as he announced the Karnataka Assembly polling date even before the poll panel.Questioned about the "leak" of poll dates, Chief...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

I would be killed right away in Bangladesh : Taslima Nasrin

Women's rights crusader and controversial writer Taslima Nasrin was only 32 when she was hounded out of her country and forced to live in exile in Europe and America. Twenty-four years on, she's lost all hope of returning to her native Bangladesh, where the...

27-Mar-2018

Democracy in the age of data

"Data is the new oil" has been a clichéd maxim of the internet age. But the events that unfolded last week have underlined the extent of complexities that can be created in society depending on the nature of its usage.A year-long investigation by multiple...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

The dying miniature art of Kota

Sambhu Singh Chobdar is the fourth generation of his family who is continuing the age-old legacy of Kota miniature art. He claims to have learnt nothing but painting. But what bothers him is the fact that his son Ravindra Singh Chobdar, unlike him, didn't follow...

26-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Does NaMo app share its data with third party illegally?

Already in the line of fire for collecting people's data for Aadhaar, the Narendra Modi government is now facing the ire of privacy vigilantes for illegally sharing data from the "official app of the Prime Minister of India" with a third party company in the...

25-Mar-2018 Jhunjhunu

Save our girls: Change comes from below for Rajasthan's women

Sending her elder daughter Manushree to an English-medium school in Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) was a distant dream for Sushila Thakan some eight years ago. Though she had her husband's moral support, she received little cooperation from her in-laws after she gave...

24-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Is Sonia the answer to ego hassles in non-BJP camp?

An indication as to how difficult it is going to be for the opposition at the national level to get its act together was available after K. Chandrashekar Rao met Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to lay the foundation for a federal front.However, even before the...

23-Mar-2018 Washington/Beijing

As US-China trade war escalates, financial markets hit

Global financial markets plunged on Friday as a trade war between the US and China escalated, with President Donald Trump imposing tariffs worth $60 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing threatening Washington with higher tariffs worth $3 billion for imported...

23-Mar-2018 Srinagar

26 years on: Srinagar family still searching for missing son

A family from old Srinagar city is still searching for their disappeared son who went missing 26 years ago after being arrested by Indian troopers in 1992.The 166 battalion of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up Muhammad Sidiq Sofi of Khankah-e-Moulah,...

22-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Aadhaar data secure, those without unique number won't suffer : UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the biometric and demographic information of people who have enrolled for Aadhaar was secure, while no one will suffer loss of benefits for its lack.In a first-ever...

22-Mar-2018 New York

'We Are Sikhs' campaign wins top US award

A campaign to create awareness of Sikhism and its followers in the US and fight prejudice has won a top award for excellence in public relations programming to promote public causes.The "We Are Sikhs" campaign received the top 2018 PRWeek US award in the...

21-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Alleged Facebook data breach triggers Congress-BJP feud

The BJP and the Congress on Wednesday accused each other of using the services of embattled data consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) that along with Facebook is at the centre of a global row over the alleged unauthorized use of personal data from the...

19-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Now Arvind Kejriwal apologizes to Nitin Gadkari, Kapil Sibal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has apologized to BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Congress leader Kapil Sibal for making unverified allegations of corruption against them. Both withdrew their defamation cases against the AAP leader on...

15-Mar-2018 Lucknow

Congress still in doldrums in UP

Even as the by election outcome in Gorakhpur and Phulpur handed a lifeline to the Samajwadi Party and the BSP and sent the ruling BJP into a tailspin, the fate of the Congress, which ruled Uttar Pradesh for over five decades, remains uncertain.While both...

15-Mar-2018 Jammu

Will Drabu's ouster impact PDP-BJP alliance in J&K?

The decision by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to drop Haseeb Drabu from her council of ministers for his remarks at a business meet in Delhi is being hotly debated in political circles - especially what its consequences could be on the...

13-Mar-2018 Chandigarh

Punjab's political vocabulary is a virtual street-fight

Name-calling in its subtle and not-so-subtle forms is a well-known Punjabi trait, but political leaders in Punjab are setting a new trend -- taking the political vocabulary against their opponents to a new low."Sukha Gapodi", "Bunti & Babli", "Mental case," "Baloongra",...

12-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Factory production up 7.5% in January, February inflation eases

As manufacturing picked up pace, India's factory production growth in January at 7.5 per cent doubled over the 3.5 recorded in the same month last year, even as retail inflation eased in February, official data showed on Monday.Industry welcomed the "pick-up...

12-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Naresh Agrawal hasn't done it first time...

Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal, known for shooting off his mouth, started off his new innings in the BJP with a controversial remark by referring to actress Jaya Bachchan as a "mere film dancer".Agrawal has courted controversy on several occasions...

11-Mar-2018

Can an athlete be a role model 24x7?

Apocryphal or real, years ago a story did the rounds about a lady calling a popular cricketers hotel room when the team was overseas. A lady who answered the call, identified herself as the players wife, and wanted to know if she could take a message for him as...

10-Mar-2018 New Delhi

PSBs told to obtain passport details of borrowers over Rs 50 crore

Following the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, public sector banks have been asked to obtain passport details of borrowers taking more than Rs 50 crore so that information is quickly available in case any loan-taker flees the country."Public sector...

10-Mar-2018

BJP's politics of dualism could easily backfire

The Shakespearean phrase "fair is foul, foul is fair" can be one way of describing the contradictory nature of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) policies in different parts of the country.The party's penchant for trimming its sails in accordance with regional...

08-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Jolt to BJP, TDP pulls out of Modi government

In a jolt to the BJP, the TDP on Thursday quit the Modi government with its two ministers - Ashok Gajapati Raju (Civil Aviation) and Y.S. Chowdhry (MoS Science and Technology) - tendering their resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who made a last-ditch...

08-Mar-2018 Padum

5 years and counting:Social boycott shatters Zanskar Muslim economy

The social boycott enforced by majority Buddhists against Muslims has devastated the economy of minority community in mountainous Zanskar Division of Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir.  It has been over five years since Buddhists on the directions...

06-Mar-2018 Agartala

RSS loyalist Biplab to be Tripura's 11th Chief Minister

Biplab Kumar Deb, the Chief Minister-designate of Tripura, has been a long-time RSS volunteer who is largely credited for the BJP's turnaround in the state elections -- winning 35 out 60 assembly seats and demolishing one of the last citadels of the Left Front...

06-Mar-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Chengannur the first test for BJP in its 'Mission Kerala'

For BJP President Amit Shah, who has set his eyes on winning Kerala, the first test will come when a by-election to the Chengannur Assembly constituency is held in the not-too-distant future.After spreading the party's tentacles with a resounding victory...

06-Mar-2018 Chandigarh

A year after, unfulfilled promises stare Amarinder Singh in the face

Suicides by debt-ridden farmers refuse to abate, jobless people yearn for employment, and the youth are yet to get a first glimpse of the promised smartphones. One year after the Congress romped back to power in Punjab, the tall promises made to various sections...

06-Mar-2018

NTP 2018 must set stage for 'Telecom-Plus' era

The National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2018 is on the anvil. There have been a lot of deliberations -- and opinions sought from the ecosystem, including industry and the regulator -- about what NTP 2018 should look like. It is expected that the Department of...

05-Mar-2018 Pune

Pune ex-cabbie to don Army officer's uniform

Driving his career into the fast lane, a former Ola cabbie here heeded the advice of a passenger -- a former soldier -- and is now all set to become an Indian Army officer later this week, elated family members said.The ex-taxi driver is Om Paithane, 25, the...

04-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Conservationists sound alarm as India loses 106 leopards in 2 months

A staggering 106 leopards have died in the first two months of this year in forest areas across the country -- a number that conservationists and officials said was alarmingly high for the "vulnerable" feline species in India.According to the Wildlife...

04-Mar-2018 Shimla

Caste discrimination a reality in Himachal schools

Caste discrimination continues to leave a bad taste among students savouring their midday meals in almost every rural government school of Himachal Pradesh, a state where the literacy rate is at a high of 82.8 per cent.Lower caste students face social discrimination...

04-Mar-2018 Bengaluru

The invincible: A disabled woman's relentless fight for accessibility

Never give up -- these were the simple yet profound words that kept Virali Modi, 26, fighting on after a deadly bout of malaria had her comatose for weeks and left her paraplegic and wheelchair-bound at the age of 14. In coma for 23 days, she miraculously...

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