New Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. | File Photo

Yogi Adityanath: Tiger by the tail

The new Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, will have to successfully manage the state’s caste and development complexities while pushing Narendra Modi’s growth agenda, balanced with Hindutva power

PM Modi. | PTI File Photo

Kurukshetra 2019: Government to spell out modishastra

After the BJP’s resounding victory in UP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is shaping a new approach for the remaining two years of his present term.

An internal CRPF note to the Ministry of Home Affairs last week pointed out that eight of the 10 copters allocated for CRPF’s anti-Naxal operations were grounded. | File Photo

Busy with netas, choppers can’t fly Naxal-hit Jawans

On the morning of March 11, when the nation was glued to television sets watching the poll results in five states, nearly 120 men of the CRPF were ambushed by Maoists.

A Deutsche Bank logo adorns a wall at the company's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany June 9, 2015. | Reuters

German banking major devours aviation market pie

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for economic reforms, sale proceeds of air tickets to the tune of $16 billion a week are being routed through Deutsche Bank.

Inspectors Seema Sharma and Sushila, Sub-Inspectors Uma Kumar and Babita Singh at Rashtrapati Bhavan | (Shekhar Yadav | EPS)

President’s officers and gentlewomen

Don’t get surprised if you see more women security officers in the team guarding the President. Delhi Police is planning to add more women officers, especially in the Close Protection Team (CPT).

Door opens to new drools

Monotony seemed to have sucked out all the flavour, pun intended, out of the food offerings at Dvar.

Daler Mehndi

Songs sung in spirit of sufi

The ruin is not dead. It’s just silent until the sounds of devotional music rumble through its cryptic environs.

In Two’s Fashionable Company

As the curtains fell on The Amazon India Fashion Week-Autumn- Winter 2017 on March 18, everybody had an opinion on what they liked, what they didn’t, and what went unnoticed.

File Image of Delhi University.

Delhi University weekly’s sex amma faces wrath of students

More than a year after a lawyer filed a petition seeking ban on Santa-Banta jokes on Sikhs, now it’s the South Indians students who are claiming to be hurt by the content of a weekly tabloid published

Flashback of first flier who flew farthest in 1930

“Flying might not be all smooth sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.” Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo, said once.

Higher class shouldn’t be custodian of culture

India is a culturally rich nation with its natives having a keen interest in various art forms.

Tumult of silence behind BJP’s Delhi local masks

Performing councillors do not show their disappointment in public. BJP seems to be working to win 150 seats in corporation polls.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. | File Photo

Kejri Bandwagon missing on all cylinders to change course

Rising saffron wave and its own dismal performance in Punjab and Goa elections have left the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) puzzled.

Bangladesh has imported seven percent of China’s military equipment and a whopping 80 percent of its military inventory is ‘Made in China’. | File Photo

Indian defence industry void lands Bangladesh in chinese embrace

Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit India, but New Delhi has nothing in its kitty to match the massive deal that China inked with Bangladesh in 2016

BJP supporters celebrate outside the party headquarters in New Delhi. | AFP File Photo

For BJP, local wins ensure capital gains

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections come on close heels of the BJP’s massive victory in the local body polls in a number of states.

Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatngar. | File Photo

Sit up or be sacked: UP Chief Secretary to Babus

Keeping in mind the new BJP government will hit the ground running, chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar,  has issued an office circular for bureaucrats.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. | File Photo

BJP rise in Uttar Pradesh opens Nitish’s doors

The BJP’s landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh polls has struck JD(U) and its national president, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, as a double-edged sword.

BJP’s winning pattern has continued even in districts where Muslim voters are more than 25 per cent. | File Photo

Muslims didn’t help BJP, their division did

In all Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, one notion was constant: no party can win without Muslim voters’ support.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (File | PTI)

States scan

When it was confirmed that Manohar Parrikar would become Goa CM, rumours flew that Devendra Fadnavis would replace him.

Election Commission of India premises. | PTI File Photo

EC spoils the party for shady political outfits

A yearly audit of political funds will be mandatory for every registered party, which will be submitted to the poll body.

Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan | PTI

Modi UPs his cabinet ante for 2019

After the BJP’s thumping victory in UP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will firm up his Cabinet to steer the party to win the 2019 general elections.

Information commission hauled up for not filling posts

The Central government claims to have focused on ensuring transparency in governance and official schemes, but it has neglected appointments in the CIC.

BJP braces to deliver UP loan waiver sop

The Narendra Modi government is bracing up to deliver on its Uttar Pradesh poll promise of waiving off loans taken by small and marginal farmers.

The metro rail network in India has seen massive growth, with 325 km in operation and more than 500 km under construction in various cities. | File Photo

Metro no more Government’s first carrier across cities

The Centre wants the states to explore the PPP model for their proposed metro projects and exhaust all other mass transit options.

Issues on legitimacy of detective hiring remains

Parents use them to spy on their kids, spouses keep tab on their partners with them, companies pay them for background checks on employees.

Sukhbir Singh Badal readies to take off. | File Photo

Badals’ fancy flights cost Punjab Rs 100 crore

Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir were flying high while they were chief minister and deputy chief minister from 2007 to 2017.

Keepers have developed structures for the bears to learn the ways of the wild. | EPS

Bears a brunt no longer in Karnataka

Dancing bears rescued from across the country find a home at at the sloth bear conservation project at Bannerghatta Biological Park.

Nearly 18 months after Naushad choked to death while cleaning a manhole in Kozhikode. | EPS

Descent into death not enough to change system

Nearly 18 months after Naushad choked to death while cleaning a manhole, his family is yet to cope with the tragedy. 

The pool at the centre of the lakebed will improve its water holding capacity. | (Nagesh Polali | EPS)

Art of living saves dead lakes in Bengaluru

The River Rejuvenation Project of Art of Living (AOL) has kindled hope among locals, who suffer from water shortage.

Heart of the stent’s murky matter

A hearty business in India is that of stents, bloodied with malpractices that cost patients a bomb. And sometimes their lives.

Though there is a ban on manual scavenging under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, the practice continues unabated. | EPS

Government fails to provide proper security

 It is common to see workers unclogging manholes with sticks and rods, without wearing proper gears in Vijayawada.

A mobile shop owner has found a way to prevent such altercations. He has given Moi a life in the virtual world. | EPS

A software to keep ‘moi’ fights at bay

IT has caused clashes at many a wedding in the rural Tamil Nadu and has provided comic relief in countless movies since black-and-white screens.

Deepa Melukote, 82, has been creating art out of discarded and damaged stamps for over four decades now. | EPS

Grandma turns postal stamps into works of art

At a time when snail mail is staring at oblivion and postal stamps seem almost invisible, a woman in Karnataka is preserving stamps in a unique way.

A portion of Gangubai Hangal’s house in Hubballi was turned into a museum with more than 120 instruments on display. | EPS

Museum of music offers rich notes of yore

The house Ganga Lahiri, a portion of which was given the shape of a museum over a decade ago, showcases the richness of Indian classical music.

A teacher demonstrates an experiment at a government school in Saragur. | EPS

Where teachers get to learn from students

For teachers, learning never ends. For a group of teachers in HD Kote, Mysuru, this process of learning is now done on a digital platform—WhatsApp.