Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh and other members speak to the media after passing a resolution.  |  shekhar yadav

Resolve tiff amicably, lawyers tell judges

SC Bar Association asks CJI to assign all PILs to judges in the collegium; Bar Council sets up team to talk to judges

A massive traffic snarl at the Teen Murti Circle in New Delhi | shekhar yadav

Roundabouts: From boon to bane 

Far from easing traffic snarls, these structures are unable to handle spiralling vehicle count

P Chidambaram outside his residence after the ED conducted raids at his son Karti’s Delhi and Chennai premises on Saturday | Shekhar yadav

Enforcement Directorate raids Karti, Chidambaram says ‘comedy of errors’

The ED had issued fresh summons to Karti after he skipped his appearance before it in connection with the INX Media money laundering case probe.​

An elephant grazing near ITO on the Yamuna riverbank | Shekhar yadav

Trunk call: Owners, wildlife officials spar over elephant relocation

Delhi’s Wildlife Department will take action against the owners of elephants in the city for “mistreatment” of the animals in captivity.

Delhi Metro. (File)

156 killed while working on Delhi Metro since 2002

A separate data also reveals that in the same time period, 198 accidents killed 118 people, who were not involved in the construction of the Metro Rail. 

A neighbour helps Showkat Ahmad Misgar walk at Safa-Kadal in Srinagar

Pellet victims in Jammu and Kashmir see dark future ahead

The stories of the pellets victims are no less moving than that of Insha Mushtaq, who cleared her class X exams despite being blinded in the firing. 

Maratha protesters during a demonstration

Marathas warn of massive non-cooperation agitation

The message is loud and clear—if the community’s demands are not met, its wrath would be expressed through the ballot box.

A team from Punjab’s agriculture department at a field in Gurdaspur district

Cloud on Punjab wheat bowl

Farmers in Punjab are tensed as the most popular wheat variety – HD 2967 – appears set to give a low yield this year.

The Punjab CM had last month announced a Cabinet expansion after December 18

Punjab Cabinet may see fresh faces soon

The first Cabinet expansion in the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab is expected any time now.

Bihar politics could turn a new leaf as Lalu withers

Sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail, the RJD chief is almost on his way out of active politics in India’s third most-populous state.

Nagas insist on solution before Assembly polls

The Nagas suspect that the ‘forced’ election will push the seven-decade-old political problem to the backburner.

Scores of women commandos have been deployed to provide security for road construction work in the forested area of Marrapi in Kanker

Women commandos keen to take on Maoists

The women in camouflage are proving themselves no less than their male counterparts in discharging their duties in tough conditions.

Female foeticide: British journal hints India has a long way to go

Since 1991, 80 per cent of districts in India have recorded a declining sex ratio, with most severe rates seen in Punjab.

Family health survey revives debate on marital rape as crime

The data on domestic violence for 2015-16 show that 5.4 per cent of the surveyed women, aged 15-49 years, were forced to have sex against their will.

Enthusiasts flying remote controlled aircraft at Hessarghatta

Drones pose threat to winged visitors, raptors

The flying of these remote-controlled aircraft has been causing bird deaths in the pristine grassland of late.

A stray dog (AP)

Stray dog reaches Bengaluru by train after Sabarimala padyatra

A stray dog followed a group of 41-strong team of Sabarimala devotees and walked nearly 500 km to Sabarimala with them.

Teak no more in Telangana’s top 5 trees list

The forests of Telangana are subjected to relentless anthropogenic pressure due to increase in human population over the past few decades.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence tech to counsel people with depression

Depression-driven suicides were on the rise and in almost 80 per cent of the cases,  teens who commit suicide give out clear patterns.

25 Bitcoin token  (File | Associated Press)

As Bitcoin gets pricey, investors turn to other cryptocurrencies

It’s not just Bitcoin anymore —  serious investors and common people are trying their luck with other virtual currencies as well.

Recycle plants centres of soil, water poisoning

A study reveals extremely high levels of heavy metals in soil and water near the e-waste recycling points at Krishna Nagar near Mandoli.

Weeding out drug menace turns hectic as more youth fall prey

The youth in Kerala are fast falling prey to narcotic and psychotropic substances, and many recent violent crimes point fingers to the malady.

Non-iodised salt still sold in many districts in Karnataka

Karnataka continues to report iodine deficiency disorders like goitre. In 2017, from January to November, 145 cases were reported.

Medical waste on Central govt land

A large quantity of ‘infectious’ biomedical waste was found dumped and burnt on the vacant land, belonging to the Union government, in Chengalpattu.

Tihar Jail inmates live the high life with almonds, dates and shakes

The administration has issued a notice to review diets of the inmates. Doctors who prescribed dry fruits and energy drinks are under the scanner.

Centre mulls scheme to rehabilitate beggars

20 states and two Union Territories have either enacted their own anti-beggary laws or adopted those enacted by other states.

Kanker police and villagers surveying routes to carve out the road.

Chhattisgarh cops build road in Red Corridor district

Kanker district of Chhattisgarh is in news once again, but this time it is not about Naxal violence.

Homeless persons sleep out on a winter night in Secunderabad | sayantan ghosh

Homeless suffer, job seekers use shelter homes

While there are 12 shelters for destitutes in Greater Hyderabad, the intended beneficiaries are unaware of them

Amitosh Nagpal

Love and liquor create quite the show

Love is more pulsatingly felt and emotions are uninhibitedly expressed when the spin of liquor hits your nerves. 

The supreme Godhood of Lord Krishna scripted for stage

Bharatnatyam danseuse Aparna Chandnani can prove it to you that Religion is not just observed in places of worship.

Love, marriage deadlier for MP cops than stress

Failure in love, rocky marriage, prolonged illness and other family issues provoked suicides by police personnel in Madhya Pradesh, a report being finalised at the state police headquarters in Bhopal

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More train mishaps occur on newly laid infrastructure

An analysis has found that more train accidents have occurred on newly laid infrastructure, raising concern about the quality of work done.

Old wine in new bottle? Govt set to rename schemes that expired last year

The government is in a dilemma over schemes that expired in 2017 and is pushing for structured reform to spur economic growth.

Consumer body flooded with complaints as e-trade grows but fails to deliver

These are just some of the over 6,500 complaints that the National Consumer Helpline gets each month regarding e-commerce retailers.

Burning the veil of discrimination to bits

When India was a colony of the British in the 16th century, the law went against sexual expressions of out of the ordinary kind. Cut to the 21st century, questions of its validity are being thrown ope

UP’s Dalit Gen-Next: Young, aggressive and restless

A common factor that binds the young leaders is their abhorrence for the existing Dalit leadership