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19-Nov-2018

The mysterious 13th hostage

This novel by Greta Rana is inspired by a true story of Nepali migrants. She dedicated it to 12 Nepali migrants who were murdered in Iraq on August 20, 2004. It's a gripping account of the struggle and sacrifices of a boatman for his family and how he, along...

17-Nov-2018

Renaming spree: Erasing Muslim heritage

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has lived up to his reputation as a Hindutva hawk.There has been no mellowing of his attitude as is  common in the cases of other hardliners ascending to the seat of power. Instead, he has taken the opportunity...

17-Nov-2018

An 'epic' on Indian soldiers in WWI

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major powers of the early 20th century, fought across the trenches of Europe and in large swathes of Asia and Africa, resulting in the death of millions of hapless soldiers who became unwitting...

17-Nov-2018

Don't only think of survival of new-borns, but also their sight

The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Prematurity Day every year on November 17, to put the spotlight on premature babies.Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a dynamic, time-bound disease that is not present at birth. The condition afflicts...

16-Nov-2018

Canon India Reaffirms Commitment to the Country with ‘Vision 2025’

Canon India, one of the leading imaging organisations in the country today announced its vision for 2025 in the presence of Hideki Ozawa, President, Canon Asia Marketing Group (CAMG) and Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India. Riding on the organization’s...

14-Nov-2018 Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Arunachal suffered in absence of robust road connectivity : Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh has suffered historically primarily in the absence of robust road connectivity with road density of 25 km per 100 square km area as against an all India average of 142 km per 100 sq km area, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Wednesday.However,...

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...

10-Nov-2018 Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

DMK should have taken up check dams with AP CM : K. Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday wondered why DMK leaders didn't take up check dams being built across Palar river with Chandrababu Naidu when he visited M.K. Stalin's home on Friday.On Friday the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister met Stalin...

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...

10-Nov-2018

Opposition unity needs more effort to bring Mayawati on board

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 4-1 defeat in the Karnataka by-elections has further lengthened the list of the party's reverses in more than 20 by-polls spread across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab, Maharashtra and elsewhere.The...

07-Nov-2018 Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Indian Army,Chinese PLA celebrate Diwali in Arunachal

The Indian Army and the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held ceremonial border personnel meeting to commemorate joint celebrations of Diwali organised by the Indian Army at Bum-La, a military official said.A Ceremonial Border Personal...

07-Nov-2018

Red Birds: A tough black comedy with laborious wit

With a fallen pilot, an ambitious, but floundering, teenager and a dog as the three narrators, Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, in his latest book "Red Birds", takes the reader to a new literary perch, one that is unfamiliar and at the same time precarious.Still...

06-Nov-2018

Finance Minister, RBI Governor and demonetisation in fiction

Harsha Ranjan was standing on the balcony of his first-floor bedroom, smoking a cigarette. The official RBI Governor's residence, a two-storeyed heritage bungalow just off Mumbai's Carmichael Road, had been his home for the last three years. Parked right under...

04-Nov-2018 Rajmahal (Jharkhand)

Jharakhand to become ODF by by 15th of this month

Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharati said that with the present rate of sanitation coverage in the state, Jharkhand will become open defecation free state on it’s upcoming foundation day - 15th November. She was speaking in Ganga Gram...

22-Oct-2018

Qraa : A Solution for your Dark Underarms

Qraa is a leading natural cosmetics company which combines ancient wisdom from the Vedas and infuses it with modernized and revolutionary technology. They believe in actively utilizing herbal ingredients in place of chemical-based, synthetic and cruel animal...

20-Oct-2018

Mani Ratnam gets his mojo back, but just about

So many of the contemporary filmmakers seem to have lost the plot. Imtiaz Ali, the supremo among avant garde directors, is struggling to make himself coherent to an audience that just doesn't care what happened when "Harry Met Sejal".Vishal Bhardwaj's last...

10-Oct-2018 Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts are of eternal value : M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts are of eternal value and would be relevant irrespective of the times. He was addressing the 34th Convocation of the Gandhigram Rural Institute in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu...

10-Oct-2018 Pollachi, Tamil Nadu

Skill development should be a continuous process: M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that skill development should be a continuous process and the innovations must help making the lives of people better. He was addressing the gathering at the Valedictory of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations...

09-Oct-2018 Noida

Can't see Dilip sahab like this: Subhash Ghai

Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who directed Dilip Kumar in films like "Saudagar", "Karma" and "Vidhaata", says it pains him to see the "emperor" of Indian cinema, who is ailing at 95, in such a weak condition.On a visit to the IANS headquarter here on Tuesday,...

08-Oct-2018 Warangal (Telangana)

India needs innovation overdrive to sustain momentum : Venkaiah Naidu

With India striving to become a five trillion-dollar economy by 2025, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the country has to go on an innovation overdrive to sustain the momentum.Observing that the Indian growth story had taken the world by surprise...

01-Oct-2018 Alwar (Rajasthan)

The country is on the path of Inclusive Growth- Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that despite of being victim of political intolerance, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has taken the country forward on the path of “Inclusive Growth”.While laying foundation stone of first...

30-Sep-2018

The coffee culture is here to stay (October 1 is World Coffee Day)

India is the third-largest producer and exporter of coffee in Asia and the seventh-largest producer and fifth-largest exporter of coffee in the world. It accounts for 3.66 per cent (2017) of the global coffee production. The country produces more than three...

26-Sep-2018 Kalaikunda

Successful Flight Test of Astra BVR Air-to-Air Missile

Astra, the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), was successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force from Su-30 aircraft, today from Air Force Station, Kalaikunda. The missile successfully engaged a manoeuvring target with...

25-Sep-2018 Erode (Tamil Nadu)

9 acquitted in late actor Rajkumar's abduction case

A court in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday acquitted all the nine persons accused of abducting Kannada actor Rajkumar in 2000.The court in Gobichettipalayam, some 440 km from here, said that there was insufficient evidence against the accused.The actor was kidnapped...

24-Sep-2018 Puri (Odisha)

Congress, opposition suffering from Modiphobia : Amit Shah

BJP National President Amit Shah on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress and other opposition parties including Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), saying that they have developed "Modiphobia"."While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is engaged...

19-Sep-2018

A political theorist's act of resistance against his Partition ghost

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee, who earned his doctorate in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has been published widely in national and international media, was haunted by a ghost during his childhood. Several decades on, the political theorist...

18-Sep-2018 Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)

Modi a 'chowkidar' who lets in thieves : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a 'chowkidar' who opens the door and lets thieves in.Addressing a public meeting in this Andhra Pradesh town, he said that if Modi was a real 'chowkidar' he would have sacked...

12-Sep-2018 Darranga (India-Bhutan Border)

Sarbananda Sonowal opens trade centre along India-Bhutan border

In a bid to strengthen bilateral trade between Assam and Bhutan, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday inaugurated Indo-Bhutan Border Trade Centre at Darranga in Tamulpur of Baksa district.With the inauguration of this centre, the volume...

10-Jun-2018 Kottayam

It's best that Kurien approaches High Command : Oommen Chandy

Veteran Congress leader P.J. Kurien should approach the party High Command over why he was not re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Sunday.Addressing reporters at his hometown, Chandy said the general norm for a...

23-May-2018 Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu)

Kamal Haasan visits Thoothukudi firing victims

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met people injured in police firing on protestors marching against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant here and demanded to know who ordered the firing."We must know who ordered this firing. It is not me but the victims who are...

04-May-2018 Vellore (Tamil Nadu)

India going through epidemiological transition : Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said India is going through an epidemiological transition and faces three challenges in disease control."First, India has to reduce maternal and infant mortality as well as communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, vector-borne...

18-Apr-2018

A Call for Harm Reduction via ENDS

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) released by the Union Health Ministry last month revealed that the use of tobacco among the youth, women and adults has decreased. While this is encouraging, is it enough? We continue to fight the medical endemic of...

11-Apr-2018 Thiruvidanthai (Tamil Nadu)

Can't force its forces to buy weapons 'Made in India' : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot walk a "thin line" to compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous  weapons, after she opened a major defence trade fair that projects India - world's biggest global arms importer...

12-Mar-2018 Theni (Tamil Nadu)

Nine die in TN forest fire, probe ordered

Nine trekkers have died in a massive forest fire on the Kurangani Hills here in Tamil Nadu, an official said on Monday. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami ordered a probe into the incident.A total of 27 trekkers were rescued from the blaze in Theni, some 520 km...

22-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Party's policies to focus on people's welfare : Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam's (MNM) President Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his party's policies were all those that the rulers did not implement for people's welfare.Speaking to reporters here, Kamal said his focus will be on villages which are the very basis of nationalism.Kamal...

21-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Kamal Haasan launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party

Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying...

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