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Proposing an Imaginative Solution to Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir tangle

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:44

Is India ready for an audacious answer?

Aspiring filmmakers are likely to find greater success through short films: Seigo Tono

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:37

Garima Dutt

Love jehad to sabka vikas: Can Modi tame Yogi?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:48

Amulya Ganguli/IANS

Why Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar holds the key to Pakistan’s future security

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 18:23

One day the Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was wandering through a desert with a friend when dusk fell and it suddenly turned very cold.

Post assembly elections, time for bold reforms

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:06

Amit Kapoor/IANS

Poor performance in UP to make RLD irrelevant?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:03

Saurabh Katkurwar and Anurag Dey/IANS

2017 UP Assembly Elections: When Narendra Modi painted the state saffron...

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 18:20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won back the prized state of Uttar Pradesh after 14 years in more than grand style, propelling his party to a stunning landslide victory just like he did in 2014 Lok Sa

Punjab Election Results Analysis: Amarinder Singh has the last laugh, AAP makes a start

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:16

The people of Punjab have handed Captain Amarinder Singh the best birthday gift he could have asked for.

In Trumpland: The art of the foil!

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 17:02

Arun Kumar/IANS

The woman who brought drinking water, toilets to a lost panchayat

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 17:02

Mazharkodi Dhanasekar has a radiant smile and is keen to talk about her achievements, which, as it emerges, are considerable: Building 650 toilets and making her panchayat in southern Tamil Nadu free of open-defecation.

Many memorable firsts in 2017 UP assembly elections

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 16:46

Mohit Dubey/IANS

Despite law, 70% working women don't report workplace sexual harassment, employers show poor compliance

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 13:38

Manisha Chachra /IndiaSpend/IANS

UP's IPS officers transferred at four times the Indian average

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:55

With 200 million people, UP is India`s most populous state and does have more IPS officers than any other Indian state.

Manipur at 'crossroads' — Violence, corruption and much more

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 19:18

Manipur, literally meaning the land of ‘jewel’, seems to be inadvertently losing out its flavor of what it used to be known for in the past. With the state entangling in never-ending conflicts, Manipur, which boasts of its exotic landscapes, today finds itself in ‘complete mayhem’.

Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Latest data

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:03

Mizoram was the only state to report an increase in infant mortality -- from 34 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005-06 to 40 in 2015-16. Uttar Pradesh have not been released.
 

Maharashtra verdict: Has Modi's demonetisation gamble paid off?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:19

Earlier, too, the BJP had come out on top in a series of civic elections across the country and returned more recently as a major contender in Odisha.
 

Carnage at Qalandar: The Shia, Sunni, Sufi triangle

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:16

The suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh is unlikely to dampen the spirit of Dhamaal, the ecstatic dance performed in the shrine`s courtyard at dusk every Thursday.

More layoffs likely as India's manufacturing sales shrink

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:09

In November 2014, just weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Make-in-India campaign, Nokia shut its factory in Chennai, rendering 6,600 full-time workers jobless.
 

How delayed pregnancies beat sterilisation as a family-planning tool

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:01

In India, mothers aged below 20 years face 1.5 times the risk of losing their baby as compared with women aged 20 to 29.
 

Will Donald Trump be an environmental disaster? History of 1880s holds the answer!

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:47

Security and progress versus wildlife and environment. 150 years earlier, human endeavour won over Mother Nature. Is history going to repeat itself in an even more brutal way?  

Ind vs Aus 2017: Why sledging Virat Kohli would be the last thing in Steve Smith's mind

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:56

Virat Kohli, who has been in sensational form across formats in the last few years, loves to play against Australia and Steve Smith's men need to come up with mind-boggling strategies to stop Indian skipper's record-shattering spree.

Whither defence research? Navy's rejection of Tejas is a lesson

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:41

Admiral Arun Prakash (retd)/South Asia Monitor/IANS

Trump's corporate tax plan is one bright spot in his otherwise quarrelsome world

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:38

George Albert/IANS

Role of private sector in building an efficient agricultural chain

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:43

More than 15 percent people still remained undernourished in India in 2015. 

Samajwadi Party, Congress, BSP fighting last battle for existence: BJP's Noida candidate Pankaj Singh

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 15:51

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh is contesting the upcoming 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from the high-profile Noida constituen

My focus is entirely on basketball, not thinking about joining WWE: Satnam Singh

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:09

In a cricket-obsessed country like India, where cricketers are treated as semi-gods, it’s a tremendous achievement if someone makes name in a lesser-popular sport like basketball.

India Art Fair 2017: Frames to make you smile

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, February 6, 2017 - 15:40

Garima Dutt

Goa Assembly elections 2017: Things to know

By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:14

The single-phase Goa Legislative Assembly election, 2017 will be held on February 4, 2017 to elect 40 members of the Goa Legislative Assembly, as the term of current Legislative Assembly terminates in March.

Manipur Assembly elections 2017: All you need to know

By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Friday, February 3, 2017 - 18:05

The polling to elect 60 members of Manipur Legislative Assembly election, 2017 will be held on March 4 and 8 as the term of current Legislative Assembly ends on 18 March 2017.

After five years of wait, will Congress be able to grab power in Goa?

By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:16

The Congress has promised five litres of free petrol per month to every college student, who has a valid driving license.