BJP chief Amit Shah addressing a rally

BJP draws up its 2019 hit list by targeting congress stars

BJP's ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ campaign is visible in the way the party is working on the ground against not only Congress MPs but also those who will be key members of Team Rahul Gandhi.

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi probes all aspects of Akhilesh government's performance

The Yogi Adityanath government is probing everything done by the Akhilesh government—from appointments through UP Public Service Commission to construction of graveyards.

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Virtual currency Bitcoin troubles Centre

The central government wants legislation to regulate the currency to stop it from aiding unaccounted transactions.

C-section is the new normal in Delhi

The number of C-section deliveries has been increasing since 2011 in Delhi’s private hospitals, according to the reply to a RTI query, which has exposed several labour room intrigues.

Girls during a Beti Bachao,  Beti Padhao rally

Girl child’s fate lingers in Centre vs Delhi battle

Lack of clarity on the NDA government’s flagship scheme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to save the girl child have led to a battle between the Centre and the Delhi government.

SC falls behind on constitution duty

There are many matters of national significance including the euthanasia issue and decriminalisation of homosexuality, which are all long-pending. 

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Payback time! Shelling the shell companies

37,000 shell companies have come under the scanner since demonetisation, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public function on July 1.

GST, Anti-China sentiment may push their goods out

Prevailing mood of boycotting Chinese items due to the ongoing tension between India and China and confusion over GST have led to about 40-50% drop in booking of Chinese items this year.

Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. (File photo)

Venkaiah Naidu may be BJP’s gateway to south

The BJP's move to nominate Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu as NDA’s vice-presidential candidate seems to be aimed at realising its long-cherished dream of capturing the Telugu land.

Tollywood on a highway to toxic world

Actor P Subbaraju is learnt to have named 15 personalities of the industry, including two top actors and children of a veteran actor who were involved in it

Kamal follows Rajini, turns into political potboiler

After superstar Rajinikanth’s appeal to people to be prepared for a kranti in politics, another  Kollywood titan Kamal Haasan seems to be following a similar strategy.

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Wife’s death due to medical negligence prompts man to fight ‘med terrorism’

Anamika Ray had to her credit more than 10 books, 30 research papers, and some 100 articles in national and international platforms.

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Brides wanted for ‘village of bachelors’ in Uttar Pradesh

Thanks to abject poverty, residents of adjoining villages have declined from marrying off their daughters to the bachelors of this hamlet.

Photographs by Pushkar V

Country’s sole brain museum to  get a digital makeover soon

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) has proposed to digitise the only brain museum in the country.  

‘Akhilesh Yadav ignored relevant issues and paid for it’

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik talks to Namita Bajpai about his three years in the state, his dream of seeing it turn into Uttam Pradesh and challenges he faced with the SP government.

Gopal Krishna Gandhi

‘I’m not thinking of myself in the future of politics’

UPA’s Vice-Presidential candidate, Gopalkrishna Gandhi talks to Sana Shakil about the elections, supporting Yakub Memon’s mercy petition and how he is not banking on his grandfather’s name alone.

‘Chhattisgarh will be the ideal destination for business’

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh talks to Ejaz Kaiser about how the state, once the worst affected by Maoist violence and labelled “bimaru” (sick), is now called a “land of opportunities”.

Ex-DIG (Prisons) D Roopa leaves the office after being transferred

Prisoners live in fear after DIG’s exit

Amid the raging Parappana Agrahara Central Prison controversy, complaints of brutal assault on prisoners, including on their private parts, for disclosing information to former Deputy Inspector General of Police D Roopa, have surfaced.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Shivraj-Uma link fails before river interlinking

After Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan scuttled the Ken-Betwa water riverlinking project, the PMO has asked him to sort out issues with the water ministry whom he left high and dry at the eleventh hour.

India raises chopper power on China border

According to officials privy to the development, Boeing, which manufactures army helicopters, will start delivering from early next year, and all 22 machines will be handed over to IAF in a time span of nine months.

The Roerich studio, which is being spruced up

Facelift for abode of big screen’s first lady

 Following years of government reluctance to maintain it, the heirless Tataguni Estate—once home to Indian cinema’s first lady Devika Rani and her husband Dr Svetoslav Roerich, famous Russian artist, is springing back to life.

Safety eye on DU campus

Following the recent surge in incidents of vandalism and hooliganism by student groups, the Delhi University (DU) has decided to install CCTV cameras across its North and South campuses.

Crippled in captivity, moolah-making jumbos face nature’s vagaries

Festivals in Kerala are spectacular with caparisoned elephants, percussion rhythm and fireworks. But when it comes to elephant care, Kerala’s record is pathetic.

File picture of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal goes back to bonhomie basics

To boost party morale after recent poll losses, the Delhi CM is taking one-to-one feedback from citizens from meeting them at his residence to talking to them in public spots lie ice cream parlours.

Punjab eyes filling local bodies’ kitty with cable money

Punjab’s Local Bodies Department is likely to put a tax of `60 per cable connection in the state, in order to bring the cable operators in the state under the ambit of the government.

‘Team Laado’ takes on Haryana patriarchy

Every Sunday, this group of 166 strong-willed women venture out in their respective villages and teach their peers about their rights.

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Governments have never been in favour of privacy

Sometime in March 2015, the Ministry of Home Affairs received the draft of ‘Right to Privacy Bill’. Although the legislation was hanging in balance, North Block was against the straightforward expression of the issue.

Kanwar Yatra: The uniting walk of faith

It’s the month of shravan, and the children of Shiva are on the move to take the sacred waters of the Ganga to their myriad temples at home.

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Police diary: Khaki tales from across the country

Though Delhi Police’s motto is ‘Shanti, Sewa, Nyaya’, during the recently held passing out parade of DANIPS officers, a senior officer enlightened the newly inducted officers about a different theory.

Paramillitary personnel at Red Fort

Don’t send disgruntled men for I-Day event: Police asks para forces

With Independence Day high on its agenda, Delhi Police has sent a list of do’s and don’ts for the Central Armed Police Forces.

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Centre pushes for male sterilisation

For the first time since Adam bit into Eve’s apple, men will have to share the burden of family planning in India.

A meditation session at a rehab centre in Punjab

New method in Udta Punjab redux

Punjab will have a mixed model of abstinence and opioid substitution therapy to deal with drug addiction.

Visuals from Do Paise Ki Jannat; Amar Sah (right)

Playing politics

Truth be told, Amar Sah, the director of Do Paise Ki Jannat, a  political satire that brazenly talks of his views of brutality of bureaucracy, knows he’s not going to be in the good books of many peop

Meeta Nagpal (left); Performers from Take The Stage show

Soirée sets the mood for the arts

There’s going to be more drama backstage than in front of it.

Dan Dan Noodle bowl

Rounding off with a bowl meal

Individualistic and inviting, the new do-it-yourself bowl menu at ShopHouse by Kylin keeps in line with one of the hottest food trends this year—bowl meals.