Riding the Modi wave, the BJP won 237 seats only in the Hindi belt and western India in 2014 | Shekhar Yadav

Ahead of 2019 elections, BJP faces headache in UP

The bypoll results have prompted many opponents to call it the beginning of the end of BJP rule at the Centre.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and Bihar Congress president Kaukab Quadri as they celebrate their success in the recent bypolls  | PTI

Sonrise in Bihar politics: Bypoll signals Tejashwi’s arrival

With Lalu in jail, it’s his younger son who has kept the party together despite several odds

Waving red flags, members of the All India Kisan Sabha passed through Thane on their way to Mumbai from Nashik. (Photo |PTI)

Gandhian lesson from Kisan Long March

From industrialists to ordinary housewives, the farmers’ peaceful protest in Maharashtra received widespread support.

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Parliamentary panel slams meagre allocation of funds

The slow progress of schemes has come under severe criticism from the Standing Committee on Urban Development.

Adoptive parents in India are usually reluctant to take in children with special needs and those who are above six years of age | Express

Indians children with special needs find parents abroad

In 2017-18, 552 children from India were adopted by foreign nationals, a rise of 10 per cent over the previous year.

Government brings back old hand to push Ganga cleaning project

According to sources, the decision to bring back Mishra was taken following intervention of PMO.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Savita Kovind with Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and his wife  | PTI

President Kovind on soft power trip to boost Africa ties

Kovind’s recent visit to Mauritius and Madagascar was part of Modi government’s bid to ramp up ties.

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Centre’s Hindi-first plan hits a roadblock

The committee has recommended the Legislative department to use simple terms.

Home ministry panel to meet paramilitary, police chiefs

The restructuring of the ministry is aimed at preparing it to be ready to deal with security challenges in the 21st century.

UP bypoll stunner fuels buzz of Congress-led team in MP

Scindia had advocated alliance with like-minded parties but the final decision lay with the high command.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh walks extra mile in election year

Raman Singh and officials will be visiting villages and cities till the campaign ends on March 31.

The Ghazipur landfill in Delhi should have been closed years ago | SHEKHAR YADAV

Clock ticks for cities to meet deadline on garbage management

The ministry directs states to fast-track work so that all cities have solid waste treatment facilities by Oct 2 next year.

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Why online protests are set to be the next big thing

Though Internet has the potential to lower the bar for what constitutes ‘activism’, one cannot discredit its power.

India’s first woman detective Rajani wants to clear her name

The first woman private detective in the country feels she is being ‘victimised’ for obtaining CDRs.

Justice Kurian Joseph

When Justice Kurian Joseph reunites families with firm words and a smile

With a smiling face and gentle but firm words, the judge has been heading a bench that has family feud cases lined up before it.

Colourful carpet of tulip blooms beckons visitors to Jammu and Kashmir

Come March 25, Asia’s largest tulip garden overlooking the Dal Lake in Srinagar will be thrown open to gawking visitors.

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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights needs attention, says global body

INTA is also concentrating on interacting with top level officials from India’s Trade Marks Officeand IP attachés.

Kids at an unrecognised school in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri | express

As Delhi plans to close unrecognised schools, education for poor at stake

As many as 3,000 unrecognised schools are currently operational in the city with over 10 lakh student enrolment this year.

A jazz band performing at the CHRI's film festival and musical soiree at India Islamic Centre in New Delhi  | Parveen Negi

Northeast bands enthral Delhi with rock-raga fusion

The CHRI celebrated its 25th anniversary this week with a two-day film festival and musical soiree.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  (File| EPS)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to continue outreach in Kashmir

Overwhelmed by the response to his event, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has decided to continue his outreach.

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Dug-up Delhi roads to be made motorable in 24 hours

The PWD has modified rules to introduce a time bound clause for laying down water and sewer lines.

Mobile app to help in conservation of Delhi’s havelis

The app will assess the extent and type of damage to the structure based on an uploaded photograph.

High nitrogen levels linked to excess urea use

Urea use has gone up by a whopping 800 per cent in the last 50 years and a major cause of nitrogen pollution.

Glorifying feminine power with paints and colours

Women paint fellow women in a feminine stance that sparks the inherent shakti in them.

Big screen warms up to intimate storytelling

The reel of stories play out memories that each one of us have lived through the course of life.

Fashion calls on nostalgia for the way forward

The universal nostalgia that we revel in manifests itself in a vibrant mash-up.

What we have in our Indian arsenal

The defence forces told a parliamentary standing committee that most of its weapons and equipment are obsolete.

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OU scholars suffer without aid as UGC keeps mum

In the past five years  200 to 250 students a year have benefited from the non-NET fellowship which is Rs 8,000 a month.

Okalipura signal-free corridor

Karnataka CM on inauguration spree as election nears

Many of these projects inaugurated by the Chief Minister and his ministers are far from complete.

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Slim figure obsession eats up teenagers

Multi-pronged treatment needed; acceptance of issue first step towards better health.

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Kerala to launch battle against the bottle menace

The Suchitwa Mission has roped in Bevco as part of a larger campaign to deal with the menace of plastic wastes.

Hyderabad couples bank on private detectives

There has been an increase in the number of clients opting for snooping on their partners.

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Shark finning on rise in Kerala's Kochi despite ban

According to environment activists, some agencies in Kerala are exporting dried shark fin categorising it as dried fish.

A view of pink bollworm creeping into the cotton flower | Express photo

Pink bollworm causes skin problems among farmers

The farmers are facing skin-related issues due to contact with the pink bollworm and the synthetic pesticides.

One of the canopy bridges constructed by the Forest Department at Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary for monkeys and squirrels to safely cross the roads | Express

A sky bridge for arboreal animals of Shenduruny

Now, monkeys and squirrels at the Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary can cross roads without the fear of becoming roadkill.