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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

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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.

UP polls 2017: Things to know

By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:09

The seven-phase polling for 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh announcement has the stage is set for yet another bitter electoral battle between the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and its political rivals. 

#Elections2017: UP spends least on health, reflects in its ill-health

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 15:38

Oommen C Kurian/IndiaSpend/IANS

Will Trump era provide respite to destroyed countries?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 15:26

Saeed Naqvi/IANS

The procession of breast-beating "liberals" doesn`t seem to end, not since Donald Trump eclipsed their most shining star -- Hillary Clinton.

Goa Assembly Elections: Key issues

By Sanjeeb Baruah | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 15:16

The Goa Assembly elections are being fought on a number of issues with the ruling BJP promoting ‘development’ as the key issue while the opposition parties focus on issues such as corruption, envir

Punjab Polls 2017: To teach ‘Dusht’ rivals a lesson, candidates get personal, animated

By Sanjeeb Baruah | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 17:43

Rival candidates in the Punjab Assembly polls made all sorts of annotations that will tickle your bone. From "Dusht" (wicked), "kuttanga" (I'll thrash), "lootere" (robbers) to "topiwalas" (a reference to AAP workers), this is what the top politicians, across party lines, are hurling at each other.

BJP eyes Goa without CM face, shuns emotive issues, focuses growth

By Sanjeeb Baruah | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 16:43

Incumbent CM Laxmikant Parsekar is faced with persistent speculation that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be brought back to Goa to take over the reins.

Punjab Assembly Elections: It's Amarinder Vs Badals; but will AAP play joker

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 15:39

Shiromani Akali Dal seems certain that it is unlikely to be lucky a third time in a row. 

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Issues that will have an impact

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 17:24

It's an all out battle between the major players in Uttar Pradesh, which is essentially a three-cornered fight between Samajawadi Party-Congress combine, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the BSP.

Manipur Assembly Elections 2017: Will Congress be able to retain power in blockade-hit state? Here's detailed analysis

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 19:13

Congress might face a tough challenge from BJP in the electoral battle.

Manipur Assembly elections 2017: What all are the burning issues in this crucial electoral battle

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 19:04

With Manipur going to polls on March 4 and 8, political parties have a host of issues to contend with.

Uttarakhand Assembly polls: Tough going and challenges galore for Congress

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 17:08

Uttarakhand may be a small hilly state, but nonetheless for both Congress and the BJP, it is a battle of prestige.