With Congress tail up, saffron party goes for micro-management to retain the state
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.
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.
The District Collector of Dantewada, Saurabh Kumar, is a man on a mission.
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
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is on a temple tour ahead of the Gujarat elections and claims to be a Shiva bhakt.
After Delhi and Maharashtra, Punjab will be the third state to launch policy to protect eyewitnesses
While the rigidity of casteism of the past decades is on a steady decline in Bihar, the state’s politics is still caste-driven.
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.
As Assam is updating the NRC nearly 30 lakh people—mostly Muslim women—are apprehensive of being declared illegal immigrants and deported.
Don't be surprised if you find a Delhi Police personnel roaring past you on a Harley-Davidson.
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
Canadian poet Margaret Atwood once said, ‘A word after a word after a word is power’.
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.
Too many Jan Aushadhi outlets mushroom in a short period; distributors unable to meet growing demand
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
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.
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
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
The Punjab government has decided to introduce a uniform parking policy in the state, which may get implemented after the municipal elections in December.
In a state with a high sex ratio, women are still eons away from cracking open the male-dominated start-up glass ceiling.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail project will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will start to chug along from November 28.
Monsoon is never a lone visitor in certain pockets of Tamil Nadu’s Manali New Town; it’s commonly accompanied by snakes seeking warmth.
How else do you pay a driver who’s just driven 12 hours and needs to have his breakfast before 8 am, ask traders
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.
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
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
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
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.
There's good news for those who cannot watch the marvellous Mahamastakabhisheka—the Jain religious event held once in 12 years in Shravanabelagola live.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious rural housing scheme, which aims to provide homes to the needy, is running far behind schedule.
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.
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.