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Many memorable firsts in 2017 UP assembly elections

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Mar 11, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Mohit Dubey/IANS

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

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017, 13:38 PM IST

Manisha Chachra /IndiaSpend/IANS

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

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

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: Mar 03, 2017, 19:18 PM IST

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: Mar 03, 2017, 12:03 PM IST

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: Feb 27, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

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: Feb 27, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

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: Feb 27, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

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: Feb 24, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

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: Feb 22, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

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: Feb 24, 2017, 11:56 AM IST

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: Feb 21, 2017, 11:41 AM IST

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: Feb 21, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

George Albert/IANS

Role of private sector in building an efficient agricultural chain

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017, 10:43 AM IST

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: Feb 09, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

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: Feb 10, 2017, 12:09 PM IST

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: Feb 06, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Garima Dutt

Goa Assembly elections 2017: Things to know

By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Feb 08, 2017, 17:14 PM IST

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: Feb 03, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

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: Feb 08, 2017, 17:16 PM IST

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