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Left loses appeal among women, youth

Almost every State has witnessed the decline, including West Bengal where the party ruled for decades.

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Bengal teen’s grit saves her from forced marriage

Poor underage girls getting forcibly married off to older men from other states is not something unheard of in West Bengal.

Local cycling enthusiasts take an early morning ride in the city | Express

Cyclists decry increase in muggings, daylight thefts

Early morning cyclists complain that mugging is exponentially up in the past one month on the Preet Vihar-ITO stretch, which is widely used by riders.

Archeological Survey of India excavation site at the Old Fort | Parveen Negi

ASI fails to unearth mythical Indraprastha in Delhi

Six months after undertaking excavation at the Purana Qila to find the mythical city of Indraprastha, ASI has claimed that the site does not have any significant discoveries.

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Convictions for irregularities in contractual payments rise

The number of convictions with regard to non-payment of contractual employees has gone up in the financial year 2017-2018, a Labour Ministry report said.

Minds align for a classical conversation

On the occasion of World Dance Day on April 29, artistes showcase their impeccable artistry, while intellectuals present food for thought.

Hitting the high notes in a conclave of classical sounds

The programme will see a number of artists including Sagar Prassanna on Dhrupad, Mohan Shym Sharma on Pakhawaj, vocals by Madan Gopal and Kalapani Komkali.

Visual vocabulary of black and white

He started photography in 1970’s when colour photography was non-existent, and transited from B&W to colour, the opposite of what it is for most people.

Yogi Adityanath in demand to swing it for BJP in Karnataka

The BJP is counting on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to swing the electorate in its favour in Karnataka, where the party is facing an uphill battle against the ruling Congress.

CM’s son-of-the-soil image is Congress’s weapon against BJP

Siddaramaiah’s son-of-the-soil image, coupled with the party’s developmental agenda, could be an effective counter to BJP’s polarisation attempts.

Death of tiger triggers war of words between Mamata, Maneka

The controversy erupted after Maneka rapped the state for allowing a hunting festival which, she alleged, benefited poachers and smugglers.

Foreign tourists examine a loco shed in Raipur | Express

Train of ideas for heritage on wheels

The narrow gauge rail was built by the British in 1890 and used to serve the purpose of supplying timber and other goods for the Empire till the 1940s.

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Norms for cord blood banking soon

The trend of preserving a newborn baby’s umbilical cord for possible therapeutic use in future is catching up among new-age parents.

Supreme Court (File | PTI)

Supreme Court’s pension stick makes Odisha babus fall in line

The court passed the order after it noticed that in many cases, the state government had filed appeals after long delays.

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Nitish, Paswan inch closer to woo Dalits ahead of 2019 polls; BJP jittery 

The growing proximity between CM and his one-time rival Paswan is pointing at a possible realignment of political equations.

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Swachh Bharat mission fails to curb dengue in country

Thousands of crores spent on government’s flagship appears to have no visible impact on the diseases that spread due to the lack of cleanliness.

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Passion and appetite win accolades for Northeast cinema, challenges remain

Filmmakers from the Northeast are making a mark on the national scene, but there are challenges back home that, they feel, will compel reinvention.

Master to minion: The unmaking of nomads

The predominant feeling among the Gujjar-Bakarwals is that the savage rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in Kathua would not have happened had they been properly rehabilitated.

A file picture of the Mecca Masjid in Old City, Hyderabad, some time after the bomb ripped through it on May 18, 2007 | Express

NIA taking a trial and error approach in Mecca Masjid case?

The happenings within the NIA headquarters, especially with regard to Mecca Masjid blast probe, indicate that all was not well within the agency over the last two years.

Fishermen with their catch of snails in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu | Express

Snail meat hot delicacy in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore

Those meant for export markets are cleaned by boiling to take out the calcium-rich shells, which go to the paint industry.

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With euthanasia order, relief at last for temple elephant

After over a month of pain and illness and a lifetime of deformity, euthanasia will now come to the aid of Rajeswari — the resident elephant of Arulmigu Sugavaneswarar Temple in Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Politicos ditch Shahapur weavers for cheaper saris

For the weavers of Shahapur and Vadgaon in Belagavi district in Karnataka, the upcoming Assembly election has not been as lucrative as the previous polls.

Myriads of issues drive resettled back to streets

People from 63 areas in the city have been resettled in Kannagi Nagar, which has 15,656 houses, and in nearby Ezhil Nagar that has 8,048 houses.

A newly-built toilet near Kuloor is now shut | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh

Poll code now prevents public from using new toilet

An activist, Sashidar Shetty, who uploaded his conversation with Ravi Shankar onto the social platform, described the non-utilisation of a toilet as sheer waste of tax payer’s money.

B S Yeddyurappa, MP P C Mohan and former MLA Katta Subramanya Naidu take an auto ride from Dollar’s Colony, Bengaluru, Karnataka | Nagaraja Gadekal

Politicos hop into autos to chase a win

Karnataka politicians are leaving no stones unturned to win the upcoming assembly elections. The latest stunt the leaders pull of now are auto rides.

A ration shop dealer sells food items to customers in Hyderabad | sathya keerthi

Ration shops force buyers to take ‘non-PDS’ items

Ration shops in Hyderabad are insisting on card-holders to buy at least three  commodities like oil, pulses and sugar that are not part of the essentials supplied.

Representational image. Traffic jam seen near HMT Bhavan on Ballari Road on Sunday  | Pushkar V

Local governance: A grounded promise

A quarter of a century ago, Parliament passed two amendments to the Constitution to empower governance at panchayats and municipal bodies.

Congress party workers during a midnight candle light march called by party president Rahul Gandhi to protest the Kathua and Unnao gangrape cases in New Delhi on Thursday | (Parveen Negi | EPS)

Playing politics with tragedy mutilates identity of Bharat

For power hungry, publicity-greedy politicians, every drop of blood from a mutilated body contributes to manipulating their cynical algorithm of vote catching.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley | PTI

Promoting bad governance is bad

Jaitley did not pause to ask why the populous and poorer states have remained populous and poorer seven decades after independence.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Photo | AP)

US Treasury Department adds India on its watch list

US Treasury Department added India to the currency practices and macroeconomic policies monitoring list.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg (File | AP)

Questions Zuckerberg didn’t answer in US hearing

Last week, over two days and 10 hours, Zuckerberg fielded over 600 questions from nearly 100 US Congressmen.

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5G plan may pinch pockets of Indian consumers

Incumbent players started giving services at low price brackets in order to preserve market share.

15-year-old Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala. | PTI

Rapid fire child’s play for schoolboy Anish Bhanwala

AS Anish Bhanwala walks around the Games Village, he resembles a student on a study trip.

Sushil Kumar won a third consecutive CWG gold | PTI

Commonwealth Games 2018: Bold is gold for Sushil Kumar

Veteran Sushil says he’s always motivated because medals matter more than where they come from.

Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon won Silver and Bronze respectively in the Commowealth Games. (Twitter Photo)

Despite medals, discus girls rue lack of support

AT the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Seema Antil threw better than Australia’s Dani Stevens.