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UP Elections 2017: Will Mayawati’s `Elephant` puncture Akhilesh’s `Bicycle` this time?

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 15:32

Out of power since 2012, Mayawati is hugely depending on Muslim and Dalit votes to win UP Elections 2017.

Punjab Elections 2017: Can BJP-SAD repeat their 2012 electoral victory?

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 16:47

The most interesting Assembly seat to look out for would be Lambi.

Will Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP be a game-changer in Punjab Elections 2017

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 17:33

State elections in Punjab have always been a two-way contest.

Will Goans opt for AAP in Goa Elections 2017?

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 16:25

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be trying its luck in the upcoming Goa Assembly elections 2017.

Uttarakhand Elections 2017: From political instability to corruption – issues that dominate assembly polls

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:01

The assembly elections in Uttarakhand are normally less about issues and more about personalities and cults.

Lack of CM face, Congress rebels in fold - BJP’s double dilemma in Uttarakhand

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:05

BJP has its own share of problems in Uttrakhand where it is in direct fight with the ruling Congress.

When Roger Federer won 2017 Australian Open...

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 08:47

Prayers of many were answered on a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon in Melbourne when five years after his last major triumph, Roger Federer stunned his nemesis Rafael Nadal.

Legitimising animal sports will increase acts of cruelty

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 17:17

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Donald Trump, riven by rage and petulance, invokes despair

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 17:17

If Donald Trump`s election campaign effectively leveraged fear and suspicion, his first speech as President left little doubt that he had spiced that potent brew with another ingredient -- despair.
 

Astana talks: Peace in Syria elusive unless political solution found

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 17:16

The initiative for the talks came from Russia, Turkey, and Iran, with Russia in the driver`s seat.

Budget 2017: The school education crisis - and opportunity

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 17:23

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UP Elections 2017: Can Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance defeat BJP, BSP in UP?

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:02

The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance has ensured a fierce multi-cornered contest in Uttar Pradesh.

Modi/Trump, Gandhi/Clinton electoral dramas have parallel scripts

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 17:25

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The Power of Saying ‘NO’

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:54

As India rides high on the headwind of economic progress, there are aspects of our society that need transformation, both, in thought and in action. One such factor is the evil of child abuse.

Growing India-Vietnam strategic ties will mean a more stable Indo-Pacific

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:35

Vietnam, along with Japan, forms the two pillars of India`s Act East Policy.

BIMARU states: Little progress in 2 years, learning crisis for millions of children

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:30

Not many BIMARU schools have unlocked, usable toilets, ASER data show.

Making a case for Jallikattu

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:28

Bulls used for Jallikattu are treated much like prize boxers -- with supplemented diets and adequate care to ensure they are strong for many years.

If IITs had more Dalit professors, would Aniket Ambhore be alive?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 00:44

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Trump shadow on India-US-Australia trilateral relations?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 00:42

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Punjab polls: Will ''Rahu kaal'' end for Congress?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 00:38

There is little doubt, however, that out of the elections in five states in February and March, the best chance for the Congress is in Punjab.

270 days after Bihar liquor ban, major crimes up 13%

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 20:56

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Only 1 in 100 sexual assaults in Karnataka ends in conviction

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 20:54

Nationwide, one in 10 such cases ended in conviction, 10 times better than Karnataka`s record.

India needs to guard against technological disruption in manufacturing

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 20:51

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The most recent Purchasing Manager`s Index (PMI) reflects a contraction in the manufacturing activity in India in December.

3 die every 10 minutes in road accidents; up 9% in 4 years

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 13:10

State highways, three per cent of India`s road length, contributed to 25 per cent of road accidents and 28 per cent of deaths due to road mishaps.

India reduces baby deaths but still hasn't met 2012 targets

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 13:05

There were wide variations in infant mortality rate -- a bellwether of national health -- across India.

Dhoni made players feel they can be world-beaters

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:57

It was India coach Greg Chappell who noticed a great talent in Mahendra Singh​ Dhoni as wicketkeeper-batsman but also the potential to be a captain.

State elections: Modi may prove to be lucky

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 17:15

Amulya Ganguli/IANS

It is obvious that the ensuing elections in five states will be an excellent mid-term appraisal of Narendra Modi`s tenure.

From Nirbhaya gangrape to Bengaluru molestation: Why such shameful incidents will continue to happen, shake us

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Monday, January 9, 2017 - 13:44

My heart goes out to the woman seen in CCTV footage being molested and groped by two shameless guys. 

Delhi Smog – Let’s not live on borrowed time

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 14:56

At the onset of the New Year, we must pledge not to convert Delhi into a gas chamber that we experienced it to be in the last months of 2016.

India's great school education challenge: Crisis in BIMARU states

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 20:22

India`s literacy rate has increased 8.66 percentage points to 74.04 per cent between 2001 and 2011, according to Census data, but wide variations exists across states.