BJP chief Amit Shah has been camping in Gujarat for the past two months

One BJP worker will chase 30 Gujarat voters

With Congress tail up, saffron party goes for micro-management to retain the state

‘Just leave the rivers to me’

As the nation’s river minister, Nitin Gadkari has bound himself to essentially two tasks: one to clean up the rivers, and to stop them from flowing into the sea, which he says is a waste of water.

The Boatman’s Call: Kolkata band sings for Rohingyas

With pleas from humanitarian groups, political parties and activists on the plight of Rohingya refugees falling on deaf ears, a Kolkata band has come forward to make a difference through their music.

Young IAS officer fights Maoists with weekly lunch date in Dantewada

The District Collector of Dantewada, Saurabh Kumar, is a man on a mission.

The MCDs have identified Greater Kailash II market to be made plastic-free | shekhar yadav

Heart of the waste matter, plastic bag ban gets trashed

After initially enforcing the National Green Tribunal’s order of a blanket ban on plastic bags in the national capital, civic agencies are struggling to implement it four months later

Rahul Gandhi turns to god on the campaign trail in Gujarat | File Photo

Secular politics takes a backseat on campaign trail

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is on a temple tour ahead of the Gujarat elections and claims to be a Shiva bhakt.

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Punjab cops to throw security blanket over witnesses

After Delhi and Maharashtra, Punjab will be the third state to launch policy to protect eyewitnesses

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (File | PTI)

Rats of casteism gnaw at Bihar politics

While the rigidity of casteism of the past decades is on a steady decline in Bihar, the state’s politics is still caste-driven.

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DU’s open learning becomes a slow learner

When regular students of Delhi University (DU)  are preparing for the first semester examinations, those of the varsity’s School of Open Learning (SOL) are queuing up to get their course material.

Spectre of deportation gives Muslim women sleepless nights

As Assam is updating the NRC nearly 30 lakh people—mostly Muslim women—are apprehensive of being declared illegal immigrants and deported.

Delhi cops ride into change with Harleys

Don't be surprised if you find a Delhi Police personnel roaring past you on a Harley-Davidson.

The truth of multiple truths

Picking a leaf out of the Jain philosophy of Anekantavada, that stands for multiple realities, Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Chandran has found resonance of it not only in her heart, but also in the rhyt

Narratives made word’s worth

Canadian poet Margaret Atwood once said, ‘A word after a word after a word is power’.

Arjun Sawhney (above); works from Ink, Reels and The Graphics Gang

Pop imageries spark digital dialogues

Dissatisfaction led Arjun Sawhney, the curator of the exhibition, Ink, Reels and The Graphics Gang, to the point of exasperation. Just then an epiphany rerouted him to a new way of thinking.

A Jan Aushadhi store outside the RML hospital in New Delhi

Ailing cheap drug stores in need of booster dose

Too many Jan Aushadhi outlets mushroom in a short period; distributors unable to meet growing demand

GI tag: It’s all about regionalism, economics, stupid

The Sunday Standard takes a looks at what the Geographical Indication tag means for the products and how it can be leveraged to contribute to the economy

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Rural women moving from farm to home: NITI Aayog report

Rural India appears to be under a grip of de-feminisation, with not less than 22 million women quitting the rural workforce during 2004-12 and the trend seeing no reversal, says a NITI Aayog report.

Private schools shun children with learning disabilities to up score

Twelve-year-old  Ashish (name changed) had been studying in a CBSE-affiliated private school in Kochi since kindergarten. After the results of Class 7 were announced, the boy and his family

Driverless pod cars to zoom across Bengaluru by 2019

Travelling in driverless pod cars might soon be a reality in Bengaluru. With Indian Institute of Science (IISc) clearing the technology to be used for these cars, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara

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Soon, uniform parking policy for Punjab’s 164 cities

The Punjab government has decided to introduce a uniform parking policy in the state, which may get implemented after the municipal elections in December.

Women entrepreneurs yet to make a steady start 

In a state with a high sex ratio, women are still eons away from cracking open the male-dominated start-up glass ceiling.

Modi to get Hyderabad Metro chugging soon

The Hyderabad Metro Rail project will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will start to chug along from November 28.

Irulas bite back casteist slurs

Monsoon is never a lone visitor in certain pockets of Tamil Nadu’s Manali New Town; it’s commonly accompanied by snakes seeking warmth.

A vegetable vendor counts currency at the Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex in Chennai | ashwin Prasath

Why cashless transactions never had a chance at Koyambedu vegetable market

How else do you pay a driver who’s just driven 12 hours and needs to have his breakfast before 8 am, ask traders

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Domestic flights go cheap, cheaper this New Year season

IT’S that time of the year again. Airlines are offering special discounts to customers in a bid to increase their sales around the New Year.

A view of desalination plant set up by NIOT in Kavaratti Island in Lakshadweep

TN to open world’s first off shore desalination unit

Water-starved Chennai could earn the distinction of being the first in the world to set up an offshore desalination plant, for which a deep sea site that is 40 km from the Ennore coast has been finali

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Congress turns to Sam Pitroda to win over distressed traders in Gujarat

The plight of small traders in Gujarat, who need to get around 16 licences to start a shop, is one of the issues the Congress plans to highlight in its manifesto for the Assembly polls to counter the

Rain dampens Tamil Nadu’s food production targets

 Torrential showers in several Tamil Nadu districts could have a negative impact on food production in the State for the second consecutive year, as the unprecedented drought took a heavy toll

Women entrepreneurs yet to make a steady start 

In a state with a high sex ratio, women are still eons away from cracking open the male-dominated start-up glass ceiling.

Urbanising Bharat is not easy, it is still a work in progress

Top bureaucrats recently gathered at the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss ways to bridge the urban-rural divide, prevent migration to cities and counter the absolute poverty rate.

Watch Mahamastakabhisheka live on smartphones this year

There's good news for those who cannot watch the marvellous Mahamastakabhisheka—the Jain religious event held once in 12 years in Shravanabelagola live.

Japanese jamboree on the turf of Delhi

Last year when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from Japan and Narendra Modi from India met, they announced 2017 as a year of Japan-India friendly exchanges as an ancillary initiative to nourish the relation

Brick and mortar collapses in Prime Minister Modi's housing for poor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious rural housing scheme, which aims to provide homes to the needy, is running far behind schedule.

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Indian engineering students pick fat pay over becoming entrepreneurs

A study by the Department of Science and Technology has found that only 12 per cent of students have a high intention towards starting their own businesses.

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Anupam Kher: Credentials, not proximity to BJP led to my appointment as FTII chairman

In an interview with New Sunday Express, actor Anupam Kher says his appointment as the Film and Television Institute of India’s new chairman is all because of the work he has done.