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Members of the Sarv Samaj Sangathan closed the gates of the Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan to demand  a ban on ‘Padmavati’ | File photo by PTI
Rajasthan saw 'Padmavati' protests, lynchings in 2017

The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government, which completed four years in office on December 13, was cornered over 'black law' which proposed to bar media.

07 Jan 2018

Protests that India will remember.
Protests in 2017 that saw people take to the streets and fight for their rights

India saw a lot of resistance in 2017, the public went against the government to make things go their way.

03 Jan 2018

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu. (File Photo)
Andhra Pradesh politics had little to cheer about in the year 2017

On and off squabbling between allies Telugu Desam Party and BJP was one of the notable political features in Andhra Pradesh in 2017.

02 Jan 2018

Parts of Arunachal Pradesh witnessed protests following the Central government’s decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong tribes. Fires lit by protesters smolder on a street in Itanagar | Express
Dalai Lama visit, Chakma-Hajong refugee issues kept Arunachal Pradesh in the news in 2017

Here is a look back at all the major news events from the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the year 2017.

02 Jan 2018

Supreme Court of India  (Photo | PTI)
Politician-businessman nexus hogged limelight in Supreme Court in 2017

High profile corporate-legal cases involving politician-businessmen nexus stole the show in year 2017 in the Supreme Court, which dealt with sensitive issues.

02 Jan 2018

One tiger was killed every third day in 2017 (EPS | Amit Bandre)
Tiger, tiger, not burning bright: 115 big cats died in 2017 across the country

The highest number of 30 tiger deaths was reported from Madhya Pradesh, followed by 25 in Maharashtra and 17 in Assam.

02 Jan 2018

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Judiciary's fillip to fight for gender justice in 2017

The fight for gender justice got a fillip from the judiciary in 2017 as the courts dealt with an iron hand crime, and archaic practices against women.

01 Jan 2018

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The rise and rise of the ‘spiritual’ economy in 2017: From Patanjali to Sri Sri Tattva

The new tribe of spiritual gurus-turned-entrepreneurs is tapping the world-wide rejection of processed foods; global wellness industry pegged at $3.4 trillion.

01 Jan 2018

2018: New year begins with new hopes for Karnataka

From new Metro coaches for women to a new massive bus stand in Mangaluru, here are a list of things you can expect to see in 2018.

01 Jan 2018

Policy uncertainty clouds India's solar sector

2017 was a disappointing year for the solar industry, as India struggled to meet its targets. Experts are hopeful of better fortunes in the new year, but want clarity on issues.

01 Jan 2018

2018: A game changer in the making for Kerala's commercial capital Kochi

Though no major infrastructure projects will be commissioned in the city in 2018, the year will, nonetheless, see the progress of the civil works of such projects.

01 Jan 2018

A life-sized robot, claimed to be the world's first smart policing robot, was launched in Hyderabad last week. (Express Photo Service | R Satish Babu)
India's tryst with artificial intelligence: It’s here already. In 2018, you’ll meet it

India. Land of mysticism, myth and myriad philosophies. Also the birthplace of the zero: the void writ small, the foundation of modern math.

01 Jan 2018

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. (Photo | @telangana.gov.in)
Telangana: The changing dynamics of the youngest state in 2017

The year that has gone by has left behind a trail of memories, both good and bad, for the people as well as the government.

01 Jan 2018

Hashtags of 2017:
From #MeToo to #NotInMyName: When hashtags spearheaded protests and a call for action in 2017

When social change was just 140 characters away, people used the most of it in 2017. Here are some of the monumental moments from Twitter where hashtag took over the world.

31 Dec 2017

Parliament of India. (File | PTI)
Making of history, break from tradition, disruptions, an action-packed 2017 for Parliament

Making of history, break from tradition, repeated disruptions along with entry and exit of political heavyweights made 2017 a year to remember in the history of Indian Parliament.

31 Dec 2017

From Sasikala to Abu Salem, the year 2017 saw the judiciary come down hard on convicts accused of big or brutal crimes.
From Sasikala to Abu Salem, the year 2017 saw justice prevail in long-pending major criminal cases

From Sasikala to Abu Salem, the year 2017 saw the judiciary come down hard on convicts accused of big or brutal crimes, be it netas, celebrities or otherwise.

31 Dec 2017

British actor Roger Moore(L) Bollywood actor Om Puri (C) and Vinod Khanna(L)
From Om Puri to Gauri Lankesh: Famous personalities who left us in 2017

2017 witnessed the loss of several stalwarts from various fields whose contributions the world can never forget. Here are some of those famous figures who left us too soon.

31 Dec 2017

A file image of torched buses by the agitating farmers at Bhopal-Indore highway in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh. (PTI)
2017: When Mandsaur firing brought out anger among farmers of Madhya Pradesh

The anger can also be gauged from the fact that the BJP suffered electoral losses in Gujarat's cotton-belt in the assembly elections earlier this month.

31 Dec 2017

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI)
2017: A Year when Mamata Banerjee gunned for Narendra Modi seeking to emerge as face of anti-BJP opposition 

During an aggressive speech, Banerjee drew a parallel between Modi and demon king Ravana of the Ramayana epic.

31 Dec 2017

A file photo of Nizambad-Tirupati-Rayalaseema Super Fast Express compartment derailed before Sirnnapally railway station in Nizamabad district | Express
2017: A Year when Railways grappled with accidents, took steps to improve efficiency, agility

The year also saw the rail budget being merged with the general budget, breaking a tradition that had been continuing since 1924.

31 Dec 2017

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat (File| PTI)
2017: An eventful year for India's armed forces

The IAF was dogged by a string of accidents involving a number of its fighter jets and attack helicopters.

31 Dec 2017

A traffic policeman wearing an anti-pollution mask mans traffic amid smog and air pollution in New Delhi. | PTI File Photo
2017: Delhi air pollution, Ganga and Yamuna rejuvenation kept NGT busy

NGT expressed its anguish at the AAP government for not taking preventive steps to deal with air pollution and rapped it for implementing the odd-even scheme at the 'whims' of its officers.

31 Dec 2017

Mixed bag for South Odisha in 2017

 2017 was an eventful year in southern Odisha districts. The year witnessed several incidents including murder, chit fund scams, sorcery deaths, ration card irregularities and scarcity of PDS

31 Dec 2017

Bengaluru moments 2017

Pleasant, Grim, Anger, Twists..  the state saw it all in 2017. Here is a look at some of the best photographs Express captured through its lens

31 Dec 2017