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Custody deaths: Cops protect their own

No FIRs and inquiries against policemen result in poor conviction.

 Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup

'Sacking of CBSE chief won’t solve the problem'

Anil Swarup says she should be given a chance to fix loophole.

Prose and painting synergise to form a holistic read

The only thing Laxmana Dalmia implicitly and constantly found the ultimate refuge in, were her words. 

Ideas take root in an ecosystem of awareness

Juhi Saklani speaks of sustainability through photography, as part of 'Habitat Photosphere'.

Thick, tangled vegetation has swallowed headstones and grave-markers in the National Capital's oldest British cemetery | parveen negi

INTACH to restore British-era cemetery

Restoration of Nicholson Cemetery near the Kashmiri Gate Metro station is expected to begin after July.

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‘Poor kids not getting school admissions for want of Aadhaar’ 

An NGO has alleged that some government schools are denying admission to  children from economically backward families for the want of Aadhaar card.

Teams from the south civic body will go out on a door-to-door survey for reaching out to pet dog owners | shekhar yadav

Soon, online registration of pet dogs must in South Delhi

Officials have now decided to act tough for making registration mandatory in the areas under the south civic body.

In the past, MCD sanitation workers had dumped garbage on the roads in East Delhi to protest non-payment of several months' salaries | PHOTO for representation purpose

Delhi: Municipal grants for sanitation out of budget

Both north and east civic bodies have had issues when it comes to disbursing salaries of sanitation staff.

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom | AP Photo

Maldives president win in polls may kill chances of democracy 

Famed for its sandy beaches, corals, resorts and clear turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives has been under lockdown for weeks.

Differently abled people’s needs get fresh boost 

The state commissioner for persons with disabilities has recommended the appointment of nodal officers.

Rural Ministry campaign to promote central schemes

The Rural Development Ministry launched the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on April 14 for reaching out to the poor families.

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Historians don’t know the date but Bihar BJP celebrates Emperor Ashoka’s birthday

Senior BJP leaders in Bihar celebrated what they called the 2,323rd birth anniversary of emperor Ashoka in Patna.

Kamal Nath with Digvijaya Singh at the conclusion of his Narmada yatra | PTI

Congress eyes gains from Digvijaya yatra

The Congress hopes to gain from veteran Digvijaya Singh’s recently concluded Narmada parikrama.

Nikita Reddy, a 42-year-old mother of two, has been riding a Harley Davidson Street 750 and is part of two bikers’ groups, Hawks and Free Riders| Express

Chandigarh women ride high on power

 Kiran Chahal, an entrepreneur in her thirties, is all set for a trip to Lahaul Spiti in Himachal Pradesh in July on her Harley-Davidson Superlow.

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Congress mulls tie-up with BSP in swing seats

Congress is exploring an electoral alliance ahead of the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Amit Shah with B S Yeddyurappa at a public meeting in Karnataka | PTI

Amit Shah helms campaign to project unity

With state polls less than a month away, team Amit Shah has shifted base from New Delhi to Bengaluru. 

A still from 'Nanak Shah Fakir'.

SC clears 'Nanak Shah', SGPC seeks own censor board 

The controversy over the film has not died as the Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has filed a review petition.

BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, accused in a rape case, seen outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police in Lucknow on Wednesday night. | PTI

Uttar Pradesh turncoats prove an embarrassment to BJP

Here's what is common among Savitri Bai Phule, Ashok Kumar Dohre, Dr Yashwant Singh and Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

Security men stand guard during a recent encounter in Khudwani, Kulgam;

Another season of pellet horror in Kashmir

Dozens of people were hit in the eye as security forces fired pellet guns at stone pelters near encounter sites recently.

In this file picture, a train of the Darjeeling Himalayan railway (DHR), also known as the Toy Train, moves along the the track on its way to the hill station of Darjeeling.(Photo| AFP)

Indian Railways to revive steam engines in the hills

The Indian Railways is attempting to popularise steam engines that were a quintessential part of yesteryear Bollywood cinema.

Justice Kurian Joseph (left) and Justice  J  Chelameswar, two of the seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, address the media in New Delhi in January

Retirement roster: Should judges opt for post-retirement jobs?

The debate was stoked earlier this week by two senior Supreme Court Justices who are due to retire within the next few months.

Singing one tune when in Opposition and doing differently when in the hot seat

Retired judges have been appointed by the ruling NDA but things were different when BJP was Opposition in 2012-2013.

Government’s job generation schemes fare poorly

Government data suggest that employment generation schemes have not done well in the past.

CVC says Aadhaar being made mandatory for large financial transactions can help in tracking wealth or bureacrats.

‘Illegal Bangla migrants securing Aadhaar cards’

As the influx of migrant labourers continues in Kerala, the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned of illegal Bangladeshi migrants with fake aadhaar cards.

Would Cauvery scheme put BJP in a spot?

The SC’s latest rap to the Union government over the Cauvery water sharing scheme draft has the potential to put BJP's Karnataka unit in a spot.

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Indo-Pak acrimony hits list of jailed nationals

Since May 2008, India and Pakistan have been exchanging lists of prisoners in each other’s custody on January 1 and July 1 every year. 

Representational image. Traffic jam seen near HMT Bhavan on Ballari Road on Sunday  | Pushkar V

Local governance: A grounded promise

A quarter of a century ago, Parliament passed two amendments to the Constitution to empower governance at panchayats and municipal bodies.

Congress party workers during a midnight candle light march called by party president Rahul Gandhi to protest the Kathua and Unnao gangrape cases in New Delhi on Thursday | (Parveen Negi | EPS)

Playing politics with tragedy mutilates identity of Bharat

For power hungry, publicity-greedy politicians, every drop of blood from a mutilated body contributes to manipulating their cynical algorithm of vote catching.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley | PTI

Promoting bad governance is bad

Jaitley did not pause to ask why the populous and poorer states have remained populous and poorer seven decades after independence.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Photo | AP)

US Treasury Department adds India on its watch list

US Treasury Department added India to the currency practices and macroeconomic policies monitoring list.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg (File | AP)

Questions Zuckerberg didn’t answer in US hearing

Last week, over two days and 10 hours, Zuckerberg fielded over 600 questions from nearly 100 US Congressmen.

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5G plan may pinch pockets of Indian consumers

Incumbent players started giving services at low price brackets in order to preserve market share.

15-year-old Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala. | PTI

Rapid fire child’s play for schoolboy Anish Bhanwala

AS Anish Bhanwala walks around the Games Village, he resembles a student on a study trip.

Sushil Kumar won a third consecutive CWG gold | PTI

Commonwealth Games 2018: Bold is gold for Sushil Kumar

Veteran Sushil says he’s always motivated because medals matter more than where they come from.

Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon won Silver and Bronze respectively in the Commowealth Games. (Twitter Photo)

Despite medals, discus girls rue lack of support

AT the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Seema Antil threw better than Australia’s Dani Stevens.

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