The 2,51,850 tonnes of plastic waste generated every year cause grave diseases, choke drains and the yamuna, poison groundwater, destroy green areas, and endanger animals and people. the civic authorities are helpless.

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FOOD

The restaurant remains open throughout the week. “After the positive response and demands from our patrons, we have started working seven days a week.

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For a photographer who believes Nepal gave him some of his best photos, he’s naturally saddened at the destruction that he’s witnessed.

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Aishwarya Rai’s first appearance in a teal gown was average. Then she messed it up badly in a wine-coloured Oscar de la Renta body-hugging gown that l...

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The director chose this script because it’s infused with generous amounts of humour. That’s one thing he holds very close while treating his narrative...

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Thousands across the nation prepare for the first International Yoga Day in the capital that will witness mass participation worldwide.

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Haider is the founder of Yoga Pakistan and Way of Nature, organisations that teach yoga and meditation in Pakistan.

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India’s super luxury Maharajas’ Express is all set to chug into Latin America with the Mexican government approaching Indian Railways to start a simil...

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A countrywide survey by the RSS on the NDA government’s one year in office reveals that its popularity is on the upswing.

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default-preview-image The ministry’s initiative comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent remarks about the functioning of tribunals vis-a-vis regular courts.

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There are 400 complaints relating to data theft, bank fraud, cyber bullying and stalking pending with Noida Police’s cyber cell since January.

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During its annual meeting in March, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had given a call for starting programmes which would allow common access to temples, water...

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Despite a complete plastic ban in the city, the state government agencies seem least concerned. Not a single shopkeeper has been fined so far for usin...

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Czech officials read out the legal line that their definition of dependent visas—with its accompanying diplomatic immunity—was limited to partners and...

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Set to make a film on the wars India has fought, Defence Ministry in a fix over how to depict Indira’s role in 1971 war

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The BJP leadership is not in a hurry to lay out the red carpet to everybody. BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said that many leaders ar...

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In his letter ‘Mann Ki Baat Pradhan Mantri ji ke Saath’ (Mann Ki Baat with the PM), a farmer’s son from Karnal wants Modi to launch a crackdown on exp...

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It is time for the articulation of action. This demands the need for innovation. Here are 12 ideas for the nda government.

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Desperation shows high in the Dravidan’s party’s every move and it is leaving no stone unturned to find new friends and allies

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Historic Visit
A veteran intelligence expert, a trusted top diplomat and an RSS pracharak-turned-politician are the key actors in shaping PM Narendra Modi’s China po...

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First, entrepreneur Navneet Kalra and his young partner, Randeep Bajaj, got Threesixty Degree restaurant’s old sushi chef, Augusto Cabrero, to come an...

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Bhutan Diaries
Because of its rugged terrain, Bhutan, a country tucked away in the eastern end of the Himalayas, has remained blissfully cut off from the rest of the...

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Cannes
Katrina Kaif is busy walking the red carpet at Cannes as the latest recruit of L’Oreal from India.

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Bombay Velvet
Based on the 1960’s Bombay, the movie revolves around land sharks, underworld and amid all that a love story.

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music
For the band, Faridkot, riding on the high of composing and performing music is more intoxicating than any other proposition in the world.

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Summer holidays
With school’s breaking for summer holidays, malls are extending themselves from habitats of extravagant merchandise to thoughtful abodes for children.

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Modi Sarkar
To celebrate a year of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, the BJP will showcase its good governance via a host of measures.

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Solar panels
Solar panels at the Rs 209-crore green building Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, which houses the Ministry of Environment and Forests, are choked with garbag...

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Government Schools
Nearly six years after RTE, lakhs of schoolchildren do not have access to toilets, water, playgrounds and trained teachers.

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image makeover
The Punjab government is going for an image makeover as its public image has taken a beating after the Moga molestation incident.

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National Defence
The April 26 news report ‘National Security at Stake in Defence Research’ had said that DRDO had a strength of more than 50,000 employees who had comp...

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Media Vs Government

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Delhi government
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  seems to be losing control over his temper over control of Delhi with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

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government’s expectations
It seems either the government’s expectations are too high or the qualifications of those screened till now way are too low.

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janata parivar
The past one-and-a-half year politics in Bihar has been conducted in reaction to Modi’s rise on the national stage.

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Politics
Karnataka High Court’s vindication of Jayalalithaa in assets case traumatises opposition parties; a wave of frenzy sweeps Tamil Nadu.

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culture
One can not forget the sight of the mighty elephants of Thrissur Pooram or the Aarattupuzha Pooram festivals in Kerala if he or she has visited.

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Strategy
Banking on liquor to fill the state’s coffers, Andhra CM plans to revive policy for free flow of alcohol.

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Achievers
Taking the state’s glory overseas, the tried and tested model for women empowerment ‘Kudumbashree Mission’ is going places.

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Scams
Fresh FIR against Yeddyurappa and Kumaraswamy in land denotification is set to jeopardise the new political ambitions of the leaders.

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Churches
The Syro Malabar Church has issued strict instructions to parish priests and councils to ensure that luxury is avoided while building new churches.

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Interview
In an interview with The Sunday Standard, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah speaks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul ...

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Saudi-Yemen War
As the war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthi rebels intensifies, fear and anxiety seems to have gripped thousands of Tamil workers in the Saudi ...

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PM's Message
The saffron party is trying hard to restructure itself as a strong organisation in the state in the run-up to the Assembly polls in 2016.

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BJP vs Sena
The Sena is still smarting over the BJP’s snapping its 27-year-old ties with it over seat sharing in the October 2014 Assembly polls.

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A 53-year-old abbot of a monastery in Assam is in the eye of a religious storm for breaking a 360-year-old tradition by tying the nuptial knot.

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Habits

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China
In the last 12 months, India and China officials have had at least 14 meetings at the leadership and ministerial levels.

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steel industry
On the demand side, domestic steel consumption growth improved to 3.1 per cent in FY15 from 0.6 per cent in FY14.

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Economy
Bad loans at banks are beginning to bottom out as the economy recovers and companies respond to measures taken by the Reserve Bank of India.

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Medicine
Pharmacy chains see thriving sales of personal care products under their labels

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Barcelona go into the penultimate game of the campaign with a 4-point lead over Real meaning a win will crown them champions.

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Fight within the national federation has once again plunged the sport into an abyss of uncertainty.

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Black Money
Declassified files on black money in the 1970s show the government was clueless about tackling the menace.

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Simple Fast-Food Business
Nothing changes when the brand decides to enter the Indian market, with its first outlet in Gurgaon. People queue up to get a taste of the quintessent...

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Kamal Haasan
It’s been a decade of entertainment, not on the big screen of a crowded movie theatre but on the smaller, and widely popular, screen at the India Habi...

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Fashion TV
Adam of Fashion TV looked much slimmer than last seen in Delhi. He was with his wife Maria Mogsolova and his Indian partners, Rajan and Ala Madhu.

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Festival of Ballets
The blessings of her mother, Shobha feels, always helps her navigate through all kind of emotions, and out she comes, on the other side, feeling reass...

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Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati
The BJP might be celebrating, but the jury is still out if the water found in Haryana was part of the palaeo-channels of the ‘mythical’ river,

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RSS
The party has also plans to organise sports events—football and local games like kabbadi at local level, district and state levels—to attract the youn...

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Private Buses
The number of private buses in Punjab has doubled in the last two decades while that of state-run buses has come down by about 1,000.

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Ministry of Environment and Forests
The department has repeatedly requested UGC and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to revoke the ban, but to no avail.

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Qualified Yoga Teacher
His ministry is now looking for a qualified yoga teacher to train its officials and keep them motivated and healthy after long hours of stressful job.

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Land Boundary Bill
Swaraj, who credited the opposition and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the landmark bill, was the star of the week.

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Indira Gandhi
The declassified files on action against black money during the Indira Gandhi period reveal  power play and inconsistencies.

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Ballia Bharat Singh
After three tough sessions of Parliament, the prime minister seems to have changed his strategy as he started opening up to MPs by having several one-...

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Subhas Chandra Bose
The committee is not just expected to draft new rules for declassification of government documents stored in the PMO, the various ministries as also t...

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Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force is in dire need of Advanced Landing Grounds with night landing and takeoff facilities as well as more fighter squadrons

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“Greater Nagaland”
After a 14-year ceasefire-induced lull, violence has made its way back into Nagaland, a state ravaged by insurgency. A series of encounters and ambush...

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The DDMA
Besides helping Nepal in its time of crisis, India seems to have learnt a lesson or two from its neighbour’s misfortune.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi
The Nizam era building is often in news for all the wrong reasons—defunct and rotten bathrooms, patches of ceiling giving away with several parts of t...

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The Reserve Bank of India
The most recognised image of the father of the nation that everyone comes across everyday is, perhaps, carried on Indian currencies.

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Maoist Outfit
The shrill cry of birds is heard all the time. The air is pure and clean. People say that elephants roam around at will.

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Kalidas
Only time will determine if the police are once again successful securing Kalidas and we may come to know more about the state’s most wanted.

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Most-Wanted Bad Man
A major breakthrough was made when 25 accomplices of Ramesh, of Sangiliyandpuram near Tiruchirappalli, were nabbed last week while trying to escape wi...

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Anbumani Ramadoss
It all began with Stalin’s open letter to Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, on the pathetic state of governance.

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Indian Investments
Most Indian investments made during the UPA regime in tax havens with little industry returns have vanished into thin air.

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CookGourmet.co
This online portal that delivers step-by-step recipes and pre-portioned ingredients, for you to prepare gourmet dishes at home.

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Amalga-Mates
The last time Ajit Sarathi and Ankit Verma disagreed over a composition they were experimenting with, was never.

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Top Indian Designers
Six top designers launched their flagship stores at the Kila 7 Style Mile and so did a European restaurant, Q’la.

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Akansha and Neena Aggarwal
The soiree saw Delhi’s socialite crowd too. We spotted Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Priya Sachdev, Niamat Bakshi, Kalyani Saha, Ashi Burman, Ritu Ansal and ...

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Ambedkar Factor
The BJP, in the process of changing India’s Congress-dominated iconography and putting its own in place replete with nationalist figures, is including...

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Jitender Singh Tomar
While a varsity claims Delhi law minister’s degree is fake, an institute says he studied there for four years

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Lack of Doctors
Slow pace of redevelopment, delay in expansion works and persistent vacancies are eating away government hospitals in the city

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Cow, The National Animal?
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has been flooded with requests from sadhus to make the gau mata—the holy cow—the national animal.

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On-Site Installations
Each different from the other, these on-site installations got completed recently and are now ready to be viewed. 

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UPA’s Symbol of Governance
738 prime projects stuck with over Rs 2 lakh crore cost hikes threaten the PM’s development dream

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Manohar Parrikar
A fight of over six years meets a joyous end as Parrikar issues instructions to implement the new career promotion scheme for Coast Guard

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National Tourism Policy 2015
The new policy has also recommended setting up of a full-fledged university to prepare skilled workforce for the hospitality sector.

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Department of Legal Affairs
Though the previous UPA government had launched a National Litigation Policy in 2010 to reduce pendency of cases where the government is a party, the ...

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Cultural Centre
For the last four years, there has been a consistent cut in funds as part of the overall budget tightening by the finance ministry.

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Mobile Phones in Prison
Prison inmates in Punjab have been smuggling drugs and mobile phones into prisons by hiding them in their private parts and body cavities.

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Amit Shah
In every northeast state that BJP president Amit Shah visited during his recent maiden tour of the region, he was seen trying to warm up to people by ...

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Vijayakant
Vijayakant’s intentions to raise a ‘mahajot’ against AIADMK bites the dust; other parties speculate he is taking them for a ride

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
This woman about whom no one knows anything speaks only Marathi, earning her the moniker ‘Marathi Amma.’

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‘Water Cleaning Fountain
The state Minister for Irrigation T Harish Rao appreciated the project and encouraged them to develop it for a large scale usage.

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Senior Businessmen
More than money, corporate stalwarts are empowering start-ups with strategies

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Smart Cities
The Prime Minister has already got commitments from Japan, Germany, France, the US, the UK and Canada on helping the plan with their experience and te...

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BSNL
Backed by a new management, state-owned BSNL looks to regain lost ground by offering Wi-fi at a speed faster than 4G, across the country.

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National Security
The presence of over 50,000 contractual employees, from engineers to technicians working in drdo on classified military projects, alarms the governmen...

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FOOD
The teas are good, but what’s even better is the smorgasbord that simmers inside Sufiaana’s main kitchen. Step in, and take it in for yourself.

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HAPPENING IN TOWN
The Renaissance and Beyond. Later in the evening, senior dancers of the Natya Vriksha Dance Company took to the stage, followed by screening of Vara, ...

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DELHI
Located in Karol Bagh, when Sunar opened its gates with Kangana and Dia, crowd swarmed the store.

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COLLECTION
The evening had guests sticking to the dress code, ivory, for a change. Raseel beamed in an ivory sari with golden border and Naveen in an ivory Patha...

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FREEDOM
Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Retd) V K Singh, was the chief guest on the occasion that saw more than 600 people partaking in the c...

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FARMER
The Delhi government wants control over Delhi Police and using the magisterial route of confrontation. Najeeb Jung isn’t buying it.

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NGO
The list handed over to FIU includes NGOs operating in religious, cultural, economic, social and educational fields.

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The original design based on the 1st century BCE Sanchi Stupa gateways had a profusion of human figures, showing wealthy merchants, royal processions ...

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The spell of uncertainty seems a thing of the past. One could say he was handed a good script and an author-backed role.

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The Congress recently sent its son to Shiva’s doorsteps  in Kedarnath. The reverence for the dead was conveyed.

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This incident sums up the situation all the social sector ministries are facing. Development projects in social sectors are hit by delinking schemes f...

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According to available records, over 170 engineers on contract/casual basis are working for the key Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas.

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As the battle between the Opposition and the government heats up, the NDA government has been trying to find a way to grab the headlines.

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Khattar tweets about development, work done by his government and future plans. From 10,000 followers in October last year to over a lakh now, Khattar...

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Complaint-related work will be done through the women helpline number 1090. They will have I-cards so that police stations do not reject their complai...

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Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said, “There is an urgent need for augmenting the drafting personnel in the legislative department at various levels....

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Lalu may gain over Nitish from rifts in the Janata Parivar in Bihar

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The BJP’s logic is that their migration was in the face of religious persecution and torture in the neighbouring country and as such, they should be a...

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Damle has been researching Savarkar to write a book on him. He has photo copies of around 40,000 pages on Savarkar from the archives in the US, UK and...

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Yechury’s appointment as the CPI(M) general secretary has given a momentum to the formation of an alternative front.

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Another fear was it would give an impetus to Naxalites to increase their influence and activate their cadres in these districts.

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The recent arrest of red sanders smuggler Mastan Vali reveals the lavish lifestyle led by those in this illegal trade

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Strike at Will
The Pakistani agency’s new strategy to push terrorists into India while pumping in terror money for local recruitment keeps security forces on tenterh...

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Bose File
A recently declassified ‘Bose File’, exposes the sinister plot of Desai and Charan Singh to scuttle the demand for fresh probe into the disappearance...

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FOOD
The restaurant gives you enough options from other cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Oriental and Middle Eastern, but if you take our advice, it’s the...

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HAPPENING IN TOWN
Out of the many that Laldinsanga has composed through the years, there’s one song that’s particularly close to his heart. It’s called Away.

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FASHION
Darshan Mehta, the President and CEO of Reliance Brands, co-hosted the launch soiree with designer Rajesh Pratap Singh.

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FEAR FACTOR
Darkness or poor lighting on approach roads and at parking lots make 44 Metro stations unsafe for women.

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SURVIVE
The Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies in Delhi University is struggling to survive.

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CONFRONTATION
Last month, the AAP government and the Centre were at loggerheads over appointing the vice-chairman of NDMC.

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JANATA PARIVAR
The new six-party Janata Parivar is the biggest challenge for Modi’s government to pass the Land Bill in Rajya Sabha.

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ABSENTEES
The second-highest absentees were on the last day of the session, when 137 members stayed away when the House debated the agrarian situation in the co...

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TIME-BOUND
The Supreme Court has reasserted that all election-related petitions would be disposed of in a time-bound manner.

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DEVELOPMENT
The Kannur Airport will see the first flight land by the end of the year while Kochi Metro will be commissioned in January-February 2016.

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FRESH INQUIRY
The cabinet meeting chaired by PM Morarji Desai on November 21, 1977, approved the Home Ministry’s cabinet note rejecting the demand for fresh inquiry...

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TERROR STRIKES
Intelligence input warned that level of violence against the security forces is likely to increase during the summer.

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COMPENSATE
Family members of Sadhvi Pragya Singh are planning legal action against Maharashtra ATS for falsely implicating her in the Malegaon blast.

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BANNED
The Chief Security Officer of the South Block has been asked to “ban” officials from carrying mobile phones to meetings and discussions.

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JANATA PARIVAR
A new thinking has emerged among the next generation of Yadavs as they have been out of power for 10 years.

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CULTURAL EXCHANGE
The scope of this partnership will not just be the tangible heritage, but also the intangible legacy of the region including theatre, music and dance.

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DELHI FOURWARD
We bring to you the best of the weekly newspaper in the special edition which represents a collection of profiles of prominent people from different s...

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Trend Formers
The art scene in Delhi is very exciting and ever-evolving. The city over the years has become an important centre for art activity. It has had a very ...

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GASTRONOMERS
With a Punjabi mother and French father, I grew up within intimate love and understanding of both cultures, and food played a predominant role in that...

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Safekeepers
I grew up in Delhi in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, and lived the sheltered life of the daughter of a civil servant.

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RHYTHM RIDERS
Upon being asked by a rueful looking nurse, as he was pacing outside the delivery room, if he would like a boy or a girl, my father flicked his cigare...

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PATHFINDERS
Delhi is considered one of the most eco-friendly cities in the country. Examples of initiatives started in the city and copied elsewhere include the D...

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GASTRONOMERS
I look at Delhi from silk and leather upholstered confines, from inside the well-shaded glass of windows that rise shy of a mile above its heart, wher...

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SHOWSTOPPERS
Oh my Gawd! That’s so Delhi!” is a judgment most Delhiites have had to endure at the hands of outsiders at least once in their lifetime.

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TRENDFORMERS

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RHYTHM RIDERS
History brings the city of Delhi alive in the best possible way. But sadly, it makes it a dead city.

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RHYTHM RIDERS
Tombs of emperors stand beside traffic junctions, forgotten fortresses command suburbs, the titles of lost dynasties are woven into the vernacular, if...

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SAFEKEEPERS
Delhi is a city of confrontation. Not having to worry about your opponent’s size can be all the strategic advantage one needs.

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PATHFINDERS
When I joined the English department of a women’s college in Delhi, I was told an almost legendary tale: while returning from a college trip to Simla,...

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TRENDFORMERS
Indian art market is more alive at present than it has ever been before.

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RHYTHM RIDERS
The fragrances in the Nizamuddin Basti and its bazaars are all very familiar. The aroma from the fresh and blooming desi gulab sewn into white thread ...

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SAFEKEEPERS
She politely corrects us when asked if she is a spiritual healer. “Healing is beyond anyone’s power. It happens when a person is ready to transform. I...

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SHOWSTOPPERS
Artist Manjunath Kamath holds a laughing mirror to Delhi without keeping a straight face. He paints Delhi life with humour that would make a clown cry...

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TRENDFORMERS
Green is the new black. The mystery and potency that underline what’s green now needs to be explored. That is the mindset that landscape architect Aks...

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PATHFINDERS
In Waldorf education, children learn the alphabet by drawing letters in the air with their hands, on the floor with their feet and through images and ...

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GASTRONOMERS
If we could coin a phrase like chronic restaurateur, Priyank Sukhija would perhaps be the perfect person to fit the description.

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POWER PALADINS
But 17 years in the corporate sector, spent working for the world’s top MNCs, didn’t bring Adarsh Shastri the peace and satisfaction he was looking fo...

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RHYTHM RIDERS
When Mumbai-based former  banker Aubrey Aloysius and wife Lorraine Fiona Aloysius decided to shift to Delhi to propagate music education, family membe...

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SAFEKEEPERS
It is not everyday; nor everyone who gets a chance to sit on the Dalai Lama’s chair. But Dr Pradeep Chowbey did that. He slowly let his body slip into...

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SHOWSTOPPERS
The red, voluptuous and glossy semul flowers are in full bloom. A portrayal of these flowers drips the seductive red on renowned artist Chintan Upadhy...

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TRENDFORMERS
That the movement of an industrial pencil along scales shaped from plastic, up and down, left and right, on barren sheets of paper can turn into a str...

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PATHFINDERS
For a 15-year-old Satya Narayanan, moving to Delhi—after having lived in Bengaluru and Hyderabad—was a bit of a cultural shock.

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GASTRONOMERS
Where does Delhi like its food? On flimsy paper plates in little alleys, in the oily smoke of sugar and spice? Or in the correctitude of silver china ...

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POWER PALADINS
Kapil Mishra calls himself a “pakka dilliwala”. He admits that while life may not be easy in this big, busy and diverse city, he owes a lot to it.

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RHYTHM RIDERS
Choreographers Atul Jindal and Karan Kumar have been around for some time. The impact of their popularity, however, was felt for the first time when t...

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SAFEKEEPERS
His hands have cared for the hearts of thousands, literally. From giving injections to the dolls of his sister when he was just two years old to attem...

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SHOWSTOPPERS
Illustrator Jasjyot Singh Hans says his reference point could be anything around him an unusual coloured cardigan on an old man, a body type, a postur...

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TRENDFORMERS
It is romantic to use resources available to you and create something of astonishing value, and it is equally unromantic not to preserve that which ha...

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PATHFINDERS
An uncongested, cleaner and greener city with wide roads, less traffic jams and a robust public transport is how Shiv Nadar University’s Founding Vice...

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POWER PALADINS
Sarita Singh migrated to Delhi with her parents some 15 years ago from Purvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) and completed her education in Del...

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RHYTHM RIDERS
The winding staircase leading to music-educationist Som Tiwari’s private space at her music institute Sangeet Shyamala is a bit like her life’s journe...

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SAFEKEEPERS
Shivani Shivaji Roy of Mumbai Police came to Delhi to capture the mastermind of a human trafficking ring. She had trained hard in Krav Maga.

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SHOWSTOPPERS
What good is a city if you can’t contain its eccentricity in the entirety of a fridge magnet? And that is why every city needs those who are able to i...

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TRENDFORMERS
Like other women of her age, Kaushalya Shroff was expected to take a backseat. To “enjoy” the successes of her children and grandchildren while they g...

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PATHFINDERS
It is almost 11 in the morning and life in Delhi’s Khan Market is slowly picking up pace. Eateries and shops have been broomed and cleaned to welcome ...

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GASTRONOMERS
If we shall sob a Monday’s morning, so they all drink to a Friday’s night. The city that’s learning to love its work-hard-party-harder self, is increa...

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POWER PALADINS
Ajay Maken is the chief minister Delhi never had, quips the neutral citizenry. The no-nonsense Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief has of late been...

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RHYTHM RIDERS
That union of sound with sound they call fusion music, can it ever be fully known? Tritha Sinha tries her maddest to find. Trained in Indian classical...

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SAFEKEEPERS
The first time the engine of the plane Captain Utkarsh Kumar was flying failed, he saw his entire life flash before his eyes.

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SHOWSTOPPERS
Nisa Shetty comes out wearing a resplendent red maxi dress. It’s my favourite, she says. She mostly picks her own clothes, like the many other routine...

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TRENDFORMERS
The city is nothing but a dramatic living out of a plan. And urban designer Mriganka Saxena Khanna has grand plans for the capital of India.

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PATHFINDERS
Who cares about pedigreed canines when there are children dying of hunger in the world? If you’re not air-dropping those children nutritional love, yo...

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GASTRONOMERS
Tea does to Indians what coffee does to most of the world. We need no time or a reason to drink this pleasant, and sometimes powerful, cup of brew.

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POWER PALADINS
Nikhil Kumar never made a plan B for a career after his father, a section officer in the government, told him that no one is better placed than an IAS...

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RHYTHM RIDERS
A World Alike, an invitation-only network for single, well-educated individuals who share similar interests and passions.

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SAFEKEEPERS
Swati Sahni wanted to become a fighter pilot. That didn’t happen because the Indian Air Force doesn’t recruit women in combat roles.

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SHOWSTOPPERS
He arrives at the Shri Ram Centre at Mandi House bang on time. Ravi Raj Sagar, writer, director, actor and Artistic Director at Dramatech, the country...

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TRENDFORMERS

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PATHFINDERS

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GASTRONOMERS
It’s courageous, to say the least, to suggest to the average Dilliwala that countless cuisines are flourishing (without being ‘Punjabi-nised’) across ...

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POWER PALADINS
Initially, she wanted to be a cop like her father, but Niharika Rai later decided to become an administrative officer.

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RHYTHM RIDERS
The process of unlearning in performing arts is important. The fun begins when dancer Dakshina Vaidyanathan unlearns outside her performance space and...

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SAFEKEEPERS
Shriya Srivastava flies to earn a living, but runs for happiness. When she has free time, which is rare, this senior pilot at SpiceJet travels interna...

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SHOWSTOPPERS
There is nothing funny about his life. On the contrary, it’s been rather tragic. Comedian Maheep Singh’s deadpan expression is testimony to his despai...

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Serendipity started out as an experiment. It metamorphosed into a well-curated collection of textiles, furniture and vintage decor retailed at one of ...

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PATHFINDERS
He enters the room with a wide smile. Vivek Gaur, CEO of online shopping portal Yepme.com, is running great business at the moment. Even if he wasn’t,...

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POWER PALADINS
Ankur Garg first came to Delhi as an engineering student in 1998. “At that time, it was a glittering metropolis for a small-city boy,” says Garg, who ...

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RHYTHM RIDERS
Santosh Nair has synchronised a shift in Delhi’s contemporary dance scene. “The acceptance for other dance influences and Western genres is growing. M...

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SAFEKEEPERS
Deputy General Manager, Operations, Captain Sukhvinder Singh Kohli, has been flying for Air India for the last 26 years, and absolutely loves the idea...

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TRENDFORMERS
Delhiites are well-travelled and well-informed clients,” says Sarita Handa, the founder of the furnishings and home décor brand Sarita Handa. “They lo...

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PATHFINDERS
It’s 2015, and nobody is a tourist. They’re all travellers looking to escape, to find, to discover. While some are lost in the vanity of luxury hotels...

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POWER PALADINS
Saumya Gupta loves the historical legacy of the capital and believes Delhi has the best cuisine in the country.

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PATHFINDERS
Rais Ahmad is one of the earliest to open for business in Chawri Bazaar in Old Delhi.

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TRENDFORMERS
You can almost always find Pooja Singh busy in a small nursery at her Noida home. She picks and chooses pieces of rocks and mosses, and mixes differen...

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RHYTHM RIDERS
An English literature student, Mehta has no formal training in ballet. He owes all his knowledge to his friend and apartment mate who he studied with ...

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PATHFINDERS
A brief chat with Urdu poet Tarannum Riyaz will call your attention to the immense beauty of Delhi in spring, something often overlooked in the dreary...

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TRENDFORMERS
It struck me how almost every man had a moustache,” Iris Strill, the French designer behind the boutique outlet, Purple Jungle, recalls her first visi...

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POWER PALADINS
In a city where the gap between the rich and poor is ever-expanding, Supreme Court advocate Ashok Agarwal has taken up the cause of the poor.

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RHYTHM RIDERS
Arjun and his brother Anant Sandhu—the co-director of the academy, have come a long way in taking a small venture with 30 students to more than 600 to...

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POWER PALADINS
In a city where the gap between the rich and poor is ever-expanding, Supreme Court advocate Ashok Agarwal has taken up the cause of the poor.

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PATHFINDERS
Delhi has made me a lot more aggressive as a person,” says Parvati Sharma, her words contrasting with her gentle demeanour.

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POWER PALADINS
For Rekha Aggarwal, her work is not about winning or losing but about helping couples at odds resolve their disputes.

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PATHFINDERS
For a city often reviled for endless reasons, Vanita Punj’s praise comes as a reminder that there is much to cherish about Delhi, a city that everyone...

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TRENDFORMERS
The last time we checked, designer Sanjay Garg was packing his bags for Mumbai to debut at Lakme Fashion Week winter/festive 2014 to showcase his epon...

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RHYTHM RIDERS
Trying to break the magician’s code with mentalist, illusionist and magician Rahul Kharbanda could prove to be impossible. He has spent years research...

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PATHFINDERS
French comic playwright Moliere would have a field day in Delhi, believes “amateur humourist” and writer Shovon Chowdhury.

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PATHFINDERS
Two-dimensional selfies are so passé. Now, using advanced 3D scanning and printing techniques, it takes just about six hours and you have your own 3D ...

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TRENDFORMERS
Heritage walks are nothing new to a city steeped in history, but Asif Khan Dehlvi’s Delhi Karavan walks and baithaks are a lot more than just strollin...

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POWER PALADINS
From the bylanes of Gwalior, this Delhi Police officer has come a long way. The Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS) officer was...

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POWER PALADINS
Supreme court lawyer Rekha Palli has been on a life-long mission to fight for the rights of soldiers. The fact that Palli is married into a family of ...

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POWERPALADINS
Mint fresh and bustling with ideas, classmates from NIFT Bangalore, Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty, landed in Delhi in 2009.

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POWER PALADINS
Aparna Bhatt is living her passion. The feisty Supreme Court advocate has been fighting for human rights ever since she completed her law degree from ...

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TRENDFORMERS
For over a decade, Payal Pratap chose to work behind the scenes, handling her husband designer Rajesh Pratap Singh’s brand without any regrets whatsoe...

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SEPARATISM
Despite policies to ensure otherwise, India’s dependence on defence imports has only shot up with the country topping list of global arms buyers.

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HEALTH
Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the facility this week and MoEF has spent nearly Rs 40 lakh to buy a dozen imported exercising machines for the...

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FOOD
Passion for food. Love for Delhi. That’s what made Atul Sikand, co-founder of Delhi Gourmet Club, introduce Delhicious Week, a food event wherein one ...

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HAPPENINGS
Harinder Singh is in the process of making the traditional the trendy.

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FASHION
Passion for food. Love for Delhi. That’s what made Atul Sikand, co-founder of Delhi Gourmet Club, introduce Delhicious Week.

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FASHION WEEK
The 25th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 wrapped up to a grand note.

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POLITICS
The party has vowed to show full support to PM Narendra Modi, his policies, plans and programmes to continue its winning streak.

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MEETING
The party’s first national executive after its government came to power last year was all about Modi’s overreaching presence.

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CONGRESS
A cash-strapped Congress looks to garner funds from its cadres as its “rich” members are not contributing to its coffers.

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WHISTLE
Former students of Delhi's St. Stephen's College complained the principal over the appointment of undeserving teachers.

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RESCUE
The External Affairs Minister is also India’s evacuation minister, smoothing the way with skill, charm and efficiency for Indians stranded abroad.

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SECURITY
Anti-India ‘political activists’ live a life of comfort at the taxpayers’ expenses.

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GYM
Employees of the Ministry of Environment and Forests are encouraged to attend the gym at the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan in Delhi.

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MAKE IN INDIA
Despite policies to ensure otherwise, India’s dependence on defence imports has only shot up with the country topping list of global arms buyers.

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PARKING
The Enforcement Directorate probing multi-crore chit-fund scams is faced with a peculiar problem vis-a-vis jailed Rose Valley CEO Gautam Kundu.

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IMAGE
The NDA government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has swung into action to shed its “anti-farmer” image.

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North East
The Central Government has shunted out seven governors in the last nine months from the northeast state.

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OBJECTION
Sikh groups are raising objections against 'Nanak Shah Fakir,' a biopic of the first Sikh guru.

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FUNDS
March appears to be a month of photo opportunities for Bihar’s bureaucrats who are making a beeline for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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YEMEN
With the return of 358 Indians from Yemen, the first round of the evacuation process under Operation Raahat ended last week.

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AADHAR
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) recently held a special Aadhar camp for women who had lost their pasts.

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GRATITUDE
The daughter of late prime minister said that they were emotionally drained when they were forced to take her father's body to Hyderabad for final rit...

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ESCAPE
First hardcore criminals escaped from Nagpur Central Jail in the night of March 31.

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KARNATAKA
BJP National Executive Meet turns platform for party workers to press their demand.

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SERVICE
Mudulingaiah, popularly known as ‘Lavang Gowda’, is an attender at the Legislative Assembly and has been distributing these ‘mouth fresheners.’

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RESALE
New used goods dealers master the art of marrying affordability with credibility.

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FUEL
With very minimum for branded petrol and diesel, the oil marketing companies are planning to gradually phase out the fuel from all stations.

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BUSINESS
Online shopping portal Limeroad that allows users to create and share fashion collages, has raised $30 million fund through Tiger Global Management.

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IPL
They were the runners-up in 2009 and 2011 as also the semifinalists in 2010.

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CREDIBILITY
Though the spot-fixing scandal seems to have been doused, IPL will still have to stay controversy-free to restore the public faith.

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THE AAP'S PACE
The Delhi Government faces multiple crises in fulfilling its poll promises on free water, CCTVs, women’s security, infrastructure development, employe...

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MUSIC
Passion for food. Love for Delhi. That’s what made Atul Sikand, co-founder of Delhi Gourmet Club, introduce Delhicious Week, a food event wherein one ...

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NIGHT OF APATHY
The Viceroy of India used to live at the The Viceregal Lodge before the Rashtrapati Bhawan was constructed by Edward Lutyens.

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UNIFYING INTENTION
CAARA will be opening a cafe at the British Council, presenting and supporting local farmers and producers, in an attempt to uphold their idea of eati...

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STREET ART FESTIVAL
Please don’t confuse crocheting with knitting, for it’s one thing that makes Agata Oleksiak, a well-known crochet artiste  from Poland, squirm with di...

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FASHION FEVER
The Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn/Winter 2015 culminates today with a grand finale that will have India’s top 25 designers showcasing their ...

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FASHION TASHAN
Now stars have turned fashioner designers. At the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) A/W 2015, the event sponzor, Amazon India, has taken to online fash...

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RAILWAY PLANS
These 77 projects, Railways plans to carry out around 9,000 km of doubling, tripling and quadrupling works along with their electrification.

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WAR FARE
The war cry rang on in the family. Kesar Singh’s son Subedar Shivram Singh served in the British army under Lord Cornwallis, the commander-in-chief of...

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CAMOUFLAGE
According to ED’s letter, Global Communications Services, incorporated in 1995, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Maxis Communication Berhad Malaysia.

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ANTI-BLACK BILL
In the last one year, the FIU had detected over 60,000 suspicious transactions and reliable sources said that about 15,000 were forwarded to various a...

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EXCHEQUER
Parkash Singh Badal’s self-love apparently has taken a toll on the cash-strapped Punjab government’s exchequer.

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WHATS UP!
Personnel of the Military Intelligence and the Intelligence Bureau frequently resorted to messaging each other on WhatsApp to convey routine informati...

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LINK WEST
PM’s upcoming ‘Link West’ visits to Canada, France and Germany are aimed to project India as a manufacturing and job hub.

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AAP WAR
Lunching a scathing attack on DDA, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Siosida said, “We do not have excess land that is available to other states.'

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POLITICAL WATCHER
Political watchers see this as a move to alienate Nitish from his new-found ally Lalu who will be uncomfortable with any indication of the Bihar CM’s ...

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BLACK MONEY
Hours after it was born, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of the ruling Congress accused Akhil of floating the party with black money.

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WALK THE HERITAGE
In a move to strengthen Punjab’s tourist response and inflow, the state government is all set to restore and spruce up the buzzing Hall Bazaar, the ol...

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EYE TO EYE
The ignored IPS officers contacted each other immediately after Singh’s appointment to discuss their fortunes. “They are very depressed.

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NEW VISA CENTRE
The centre will be operational from March 30 and is part of a wider strategy to extend the UK’s reach across India and roll out premium services to cu...

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NEW IDENTITY
Chief Minister seeks to restore Telugu pride by naming the new state capital after the mighty Satavahana empire’s birthplace.

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FACTION-RIDDEN
Kushbu did not make a difference to the DMK in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls or the 2011 Assembly elections in which she campaigned extensively.

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THALAVAI
Age is not on his side now, but the die-hard book lover who lives in the little-known West Car Street in Tiruchendur is sitting on a treasure that he ...

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RAJNI'S MARKET VALUE
The 63-year-old star amidst many controversies is also fighting back a controversial cheating allegation levelled against his family.

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MYSTERY CLOUDS
Ravi, as the police are claiming now, has sent WhatsApp messages to his colleague that read like a desperate attempt to claim his love for her.

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EXTENSION OF MAO-TRAP
Maoists underground literature seized by security forces had revealed expansion plan by ultras in Sahyadri mountain range at the tri-Junction of Keral...

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Police Reforms
Delhi Police’s intelligent traffic system is supposed to be Internet protocol based, and all the 800 traffic intersections will be monitored by variou...

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Cleaning of Ganga
Minister Narendra Modi’s movement for the cleaning of the Ganga has at last found its melody.

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Food
The salad consists of anchovies that benefit the heart and lower bad cholesterol and toxin levels.

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Happening in Town
American photographer Mick Minard recently found many such narratives in the most unimaginable of places—transit camps in Mumbai, slums in Lucknow, fa...

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Travel with Style
It was an afternoon of vintage style at the fourth Cartier Concours D’Eléganc 2015 held at the Jaipur Polo Ground.

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Italian Fashion House

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Health Infrastructure
There is an acute shortfall in the health infrastructure in the national capital and across the country, with villages suffering the most

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Visually Impaired
The university has made arrangements in three parts for visually challenged students: audio books, e-text and Braille print.

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Rhino Protection
The Centre will raise a rhino protection force in Assam by roping in youths of villages that surround the rhino habitats in the eastern state.

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Security Drill
The NDA government proposes a slew of measures to tighten security and check pilferage of documents from ministries

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Vacancies in Courts
Under the 13th Finance Commission, Rs 5,000 crore has been allocated for court infrastructure but strangely only Rs 1,947.05 crore has been released a...

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Traffic Intersection
The traffic coming from Tilak Bridge will be diverted towards Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg permanently.

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Sonia Gandhi's March
Attention is slowly getting riveted on Sonia Gandhi and the way she is galvanising the Congress while Rahul seems to be sulking away

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Golden Temple
Another multi-storey building adjacent to the existing langar facility is under construction in the Golden Temple complex

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DRDO
Evading the ban on purchase of new vehicles, scientists use funds for UAVs to buy cars

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Biometric System
The government is certainly not cutting the bureaucracy any slack. After the not-so-popular biometric system of attendance

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Tax
Boosting tourism may be high on the agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, but the higher tax regime has made India one of the costliest...

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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his predecessor Jitan Ram Manjhi are at each others’ throats while BJP plays the waiting game

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Assembly polls
Setting the stage for the 2017 Assembly polls, the Opposition parties in Punjab have joined forces against the ruling SAD-BJP alliance.

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Ban
The Haryana khaps are all set to end the deadly revelries at wedding and birthday parties.

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Daggubati Purandeswari
Daggubati Purandeswari plans to strengthen the BJP in Andhra Pradesh, spearheads tirade against TDP

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Chasing the Dream
Villagers in Thirunandhipuram near Vikrawandi are planning to dig up a piece of land near the Semaneri Andavar and Kasi Viswanathar temples in the vil...

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Organ Transplantation
Despite a sharp upswing in the number of families willing to donate the organs of their kin, a sick person actually managing to get a single cadaveric...

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DK Ravi
Congress orders CBI probe as Siddaramaiah government’s contradictory attempts to explain the reasons behind IAS officer’s death draw flak

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Culture
As India moves to recover 10 precious stolen antiques from international museums, difficulties reveal massive loot, toothless laws, poor documentatio...

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Kidnap
The year has not even completed its first quarter and already 1,120 children were missing from the capital.

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Food
Designed by its owner, Bhanu Nehra, brother of cricketer Ashish Nehra, the restaurant is a well-lit, two-floor space, with lime green and lemon yellow...

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Happening in Town
Taj Mahal Ka Tender, narrating how, if the Taj  Mahal were to be built today, the bureaucratic machinery would never let it build.

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Polo
This season ended with the Amity Polo Cup at the Jaipur Polo Ground where the 61st Cavalry convincingly defeated the Action Polo Team.

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Fashion
Gujral hosted a bash on Wednesday evening at the Burberry store in DLF Emporio to announce the arrival of the Brit brand’s spring/summer 2015 collecti...

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Music
They found that they were both passionate about music, and with that commonality, the boys began hanging out a lot more.

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Jammu Kashmir
There are speculations that a separate mechanism involving both BJP-PDP will be set up for the release of political prisoners.

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External Affairs
The Ministry wants to spend Rs 3,000 crore to complete construction and buy new properties over five years.

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Museum
More than 52 lakh people visited the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum at Anandpur Sahib within little more than three years of its opening, making it one of th...

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Monument
A lithograph depicting a historical moment in India’s freedom struggle has been exhumed from a rubble of neglect and apathy, relatively unscathed from...

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Smoke
Pictorial warning over 85 per cent of the bidi pack would kill an industry that employs 1.3 crore poor in 16 states.

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Clean Noida Campaign
The Authority is eyeing at least four companies for the smooth running of the Clean Noida campaign.

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Abhimanyu Singh Sindhu
The students themselves used to draw an agenda for the day immediately after their breakfast which was served at 6.30am, says Singh.

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State Conference
The replacement of Biman Bose, who had enjoyed the unflinching support of CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, with Dr Mishra, who is close to CPI(...

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Antiques
Indian government agencies fear that over 2,913 antiques have been shipped overseas to dealers and auction houses worldwide.

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Saradha scam
Many even believe that Mamata’s meeting Modi to ask for more funds and request for a moratorium on interest on Central loans, which she knew is not po...

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The Mantralaya. Maharashtra’s Mr Clean Chandrakant Patil, was inducted into the committee reconstituted to chalk out the state’s strategy on its dispu...

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Nagaland on Fire
The issue of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India’s Northeast is a ticking bomb. And after Assam, Nagaland seems set to explode.

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Prabha
While the cricket World Cup euphoria grips the people Down Under, Bangalore struggles to come to terms with the death of its daughter

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Tax
Angry employees are not the only problem the Andhra chief minister is facing while building a new capital city

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Dog Love
It may be a somewhat regular occurrence in metros and foreign countries as dogs in such places play the role of helpers to their masters, but it is un...

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Ferrari dada
Many things came into light when the police searched for criminal track records to detain him under the Kerala Anti-social Activities Prevention Act (...

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India’s Daughter
Behind the shooting of India’s Daughter, unheard in the din of furious protest, lies a twisted trail of conflicting film companies, deception of offic...

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Finding your way
While driving towards the domestic airport in the capital, if you end up reaching Delhi Cantonment, don’t blame yourself. You are not alone who looks ...

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Hotels
It’s Vijay Wanchoo, the GM at the hotel, who greets him with a warm embrace and welcomes him to the legacy of the Imperial family.

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SANJUKTA
An NGO working with craftspeople from across the country, would make generous space for Sanjukta.

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Style
Designer duo Hemant & Nandita Lalwani welcomed guests at the launch of their Spring Summer 2015 collection at Kitsch.

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Movie-Making
Over the past few years, we have seen Delhi becoming the choicest location to shoot Bollywood movies.

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Crime
A 25-year-old Junior Research Fellow has filed a complaint against D Majumdar, additional director of DIPAS, of making sexual advances.

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Hot Statistics
‘Red meat’ includes the meat of both cows and buffaloes. The meat of sheep and other poultry are being exported under a different category.

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Politics
The Aam Aadmi Party may soon launch a fresh offensive to ‘take over’ control of Delhi’s various student unions.

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Foreign Affairs
This is an offshoot of the Modi-government’s pet theme of “cooperative federalism” with the message drilled into the foreign ministry.

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Government
From women’s safety, cloud computing, missing kids to e-rickshaws, the Capital’s representatives were a vocal lot.

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Pets
It is a move aimed to end dogfights or rather those that take place between humans because of dogs.

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State politics
Amit gave a memorandum to Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte attracting his attention to the ‘silent killing’ of trees in Mumbai.

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Land Acquisition Bill
A century-old land deal in Lutyens’ Delhi returns to haunt the BJP government as it gears up to pass the amended Land Acquisition Bill.

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Smuggling
Jammu & Kashmir plans to get costly vehicle scanners after seizure of drugs in fruit consignment.

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social networking sites
Politicians from Andhra and Telangana turn to social networking sites to woo tech-savvy voters.

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child marriages
Thasniya Ali of Malappuram district in northern Kerala was married to a 25-year-old man two years ago.

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MISSING SIGNAGES
After BJP MP Dilip Gandhi’s complaints regarding Delhi missing route signages, Delhi’s PWD is conducting a study across the Capital.

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Interview
TK Srivastava of Syndicate Bank, says his is probably the first bank to have an exclusive product for small hotels, bakeries and canteens.

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Nirbhaya Video
NoC was given to Udwin and Anjali Bhushan but the latter’s name is missing from the documentary.

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Economy
As Investopedia explains, typically, bonds are issued at lower interest than what banks charge on loans.

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bikers
At 5 am on any given weekday a group of bikers in their 50s hit the Yamuna Expressway to ride all the way, only to return at night.

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Assam
With the Assembly elections expected early next year, no party can afford to ignore the illegal vote bank.

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women
Is our curriculum anti-women? Here’s what our women parliamentarians had to say at TNIE’s ThinkEdu Conclave 2015.

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World cup
The Saurashtra all-rounder could be a vital force as the World Cup enters the business end.

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Final Clash
Tamil Nadu captain Abhinav Mukund didn’t have a whole lot to share when asked about the storied rivalry against Karnataka.

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Cook's Tale
If you want to combine dining with cricket, Gogo’s Madras Curry House should be the destination.

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Food
Just a few steps away from it is World Pizza Journey, their newly launched concept restaurant that brings you 41 kinds of pizzas.

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food is Monkey Bar
Mushroom Galoutis, Pumpkin and Tofu Curry, Chicken Chimichurri, Crab Rangoon, Rum-scented Carrot Cake and more can be chosen.

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Music
Words have been weaved together to create moments of freedom, harmony and peace.

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Latin world
The Latino-Cantina style place has been done in al-fresco, where cuisines from Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Peru and Mexico are served.

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Movies
Imtiaz Ali’s latest project Tamasha, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, wrapped up its shooting schedule in Delhi.

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Politics
Of the 543 MPs in the nine-month-old 16th Lok Sabha, only 62 have clocked 100 per cent attendance.

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Economy
Maldives offered to India to invest exclusively in its ambitious plan of developing its northern most atoll into a strategically-located transhipment ...

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Burden of Expectations
Pankaja is grappling with the huge burden of expectations that the followers of her father, the late Gopinath Munde, have from her.

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Government
Ministry beefs up security to protect classified information in South Block office.

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political player
The wipe-out of the Congress and the limited success of SAD-BJP combine show that the independents are calling the shots in the state.

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The Tribunals
The committee recommended, “The tenure-posting seems to be less attractive to young advocates and other professionals and thus the tribunals don’t loo...

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Paranormal activities
Bound by Citizen’s Charter that instructs them to redress complaints within 60 days, bureaucrats are at a loss on how to tackle bizzare ones.

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women security
The Delhi High Court rapped the govt for not providing enough security to women and ordered that CCTVs be installed in the capital.

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Ganga cleaning
The govt is now exploring bio-remediation solution to control pollution in the Ganga even as the wait for the Sewage Treatment Plants along the river ...

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history of Mysuru
Childless Wadiyar queen adopts Boston-educated 23-year-old boy as new heir, to be crowned 27th prince.

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They are doing it by acquiring private jets so that they could speed up their travel and save some precious time.

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budget
Experts from the top nine sectors put forward their expectations from the forthcoming budget.

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Action against illegal stash in off-shore accounts was one of the biggest promises of Narendra Modi’s 2014 poll campaign.

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tax
Jaitley increased excise duty by 25 per cent for cigarettes of length not exceeding 65 mm and by 15 per cent for cigarettes of other lengths.

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infrastructure
Stating that infrastructure was inconsistent with its growth ambitions, Jaitley’s budget earmarked a big chunk of outlay to this sector.

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opposition benches
Chidambaram said the budget of this govt is unkind and unjust.

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Education
Education sector saw over a two per cent cut in outlay even as the government proposed to set up IITs and IIMs across the country.

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War
The Modi Government has decided to purge the corridors of power of endemic corporate espionage, involving a vast nexus of bureaucrats, various ministr...

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Work is Worship
The long and short of it is that nearly 5000 semi-literate people operate a service that delivers 200,000 lunch boxes to offices and schools all over ...

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Food
At the two-day festival, different gardening techniques will be brought to the fore. Additionaly, there will be demos on bottle gardening, rock garden...

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Awards
In the first look, it was unbelievable. In the second, it was incomprehensible. In the third, it was completely unimaginable. 29 year old photographer...

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Colour
Drinks flowed liberally, food was served generously and conversations were unconfined.

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Language
Re-discovering Sanskrit is an attempt that makes learning and conversing in the language easy.

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Investigation
After more than a year of its launch, UP Government’s pet Samajwadi Pension Yojana is yet to reach most of its beneficiaries

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Swine Flue
As Swine Flue, Dengue and other epidemics plague India, are we ready to meet the challenges? It’s tough going.

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Security
West Bengal CM’s silence over land demand for expansion of army and air force bases to contain China’s threat jeopardises India’s security

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Conflict
The secretary general of social organisation ‘Brothers’, Saikia organises meetings on communal harmony and awareness campaigns against witch-hunting a...

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relationship
The ceremony, marking a new relationship between the Yadavs, was also attended by the country’s who’s who, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Politics
The youths will conduct surveys for the specific legislator in his constituency to know the issues concerned to his/her voters.

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anti-Naxal
The paramilitary force inks deal with a private aviation firm after repeated incidents of Air Force pilots refusing to fly into forested conflict zone...

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Minority
According to the official, the population of those included in “others” category is about 73.39 lakh and forms 0.6 percent of the total population.

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Nirbhaya
The helpline introduced after the Nirbhaya incident in December 2012 to help women in distress has received as many as 30,132 calls asking for persona...

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Resurrection
Strengthening the DGI to keep a tab on performance would be one of his priorities, Jaishankar told the gathering of over 120 Indian envoys.

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Dalit
Frustrated Karnataka Congress chief Parameshwara, who led the Congress to victory in 2013, is playing the Dalit card to be CM or at least number two....

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ThinkEdu
The debate over de-politicisation of our educational system was so recurrent that it kept cropping up - even in sessions that had little to do with it...

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communication
Both parties mean well, but we’re just not communicating it effectively,” said Raju, reaching common ground.

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knowledge
Modern education caters only to the head and concentrates on filling the mind up with knowledge.

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Academics
Panelists also laid special stress on the importance of learning ‘people’ skills and how academic learning almost never taught them any basic human re...

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Sporting Crunch
On the question of priority given to cricket in India, Rathore said every other sport is active in the country only because of government effort.

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Given their current form & unbeaten record vs India in World Cups, South Africa are firm favourites but rejuvenated Men in Blue will hope to upset the...

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Education
The Minister was hitting back at the barely veiled opinion of the Communist Party of India (CPI) MP Ritabrata Banerjee, who had spoken about how succe...

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New evidence shows that the stringent vetting protocols involving access to ministries were not followed during the UPA regime

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Swine Flu
As the pandemic spreads throughout India, Delhi alone records over 900 cases. With the government scrambling to deal with it, is our health system equ...

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BJP and Christianity
A pastoral letter was read in all churches in 156 dioceses across India barely two Sundays ago, criticising the government’s inaction on church incide...

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Restaurant
Two friends wanted to create an oasis of food and friendship and that’s how the Embassy Restaurant came about.

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Music
The four-day festival starting February 19 will open with a shehnai rendition by Sanjeev Shankar and Ashwani Shankar

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AAP's Freebies
As the new Delhi Chief Minister starts keeping his promises of freebies, he may hit several financial roadblocks

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CM Without Portfolio
Opting for authority over his cabinet and the city, Kejriwal assumes power without responsibility by projecting Manish Sisodia as the proxy

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Theft in Temple
Delhi Police had informed both the PMO and the Home Ministry that in January 2015, at least 14 temples, five gurdwaras and two mosques were targeted b...

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RSS
As part of its changing iconography, the Sangh will mix intellect, business and spiritualism at a special show to be held at two Delhi resorts

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Swine Flu
The health ministry has also asked states to ensure sanitation and hygiene in all public places and to create awareness about symptoms of swine flu

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Swachh Bharat Mission
Analysis reveals that many of them hardly spend money allocated by Central Government for PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious cleaning drive

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India-US
American intervention dominates the debate as experts try to decode NDA’s foreign policy U-turn

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Indian Coast Guard
To make matters worse, despite the court’s order to undo the manipulations, no corrective measures have been taken so far.

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Flame of Hope
A campaign titled ‘Flame of Hope’ was launched in December 2014 to connect with the people in the UK.

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AP & TDP
To stop poaching of TDP leaders, Andhra CM makes his first visit to Telangana and criticises TRS rule

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Untouchability
Some temples in north Malabar are still following rituals and practices which could be considered as casteist, all in the name of tradition.

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Corruption Watchdogs
The NDA government under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court is engaged in the challenging task of choosing Central Vigilance Commissioner and VC w...

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Budget
Experts from the top nine sectors put forward their expectations from the forthcoming budget

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Cricket
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan, both with their own share of concerns, are all set to resume epic tug-of-war in today’s marquee encounter.

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Love for Animals
The animal adoption scheme is prevalent abroad and in some zoos in India, but now it is getting a big push from Prakash Javadekar-led Environment Mini...

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Social Life
Staging their music at the Hauz Khas Social today, the members of this musical collective talk about their travels, tours and the thing that unifies i...

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Valentine’s Day
As he boards the plane from Paris to Delhi, DJ Ravin, the resident DJ at Buddha Bar, Paris, brings a piece of the city of love with him.

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Movies
The ambitious flick Hawaizaada, based on the concept that aeroplanes existed in medieval India, did not really take off at the box-office.

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Art Fair
The India Art Fair 2015 came to an end on the February 1 with a special exhibit commissioned for its closing party.

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Drama
The festival that started on Feb 1 will go on till Feb 18 narrating stories that will be narrated in the form of plays as part of the presentation.

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Delhi Elections
Till last count, the voting percentage crossed 67.08 per cent, with both AAP and BJP claiming victory and Congress trailing behind.

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National Security
Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor A K Doval are working on an ambitious proposal to restructure the National Security Advisory Board.

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Swachch Bharat
Abhishek Marwaha, who works with an international travel company, has designed portable bins and has named them Swachh Bins.

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Government
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s appointment at the helm to bring out-of-turn reshuffles of the heads of divisions.

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Culture
With almost 40 percent drop in the number of ‘chairs’ operating in the foreign universities, ICCR may soon reach out to the corporate world.

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Ancient Indian Sciences
Indian Council for Cultural Relations chief Lokesh Chandra has said that he will soon write to ministries of Science and Technology and Human Resource...

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Battle for Supremacy
Desperation of JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar to regain control of Patna is being frustrated as his erstwhile crony CM pulls out a dissidence trump.

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Human Resource
The appointment of CVC and VC is delayed due to pressure from leaders and lawyers to bring transparency in the selection process.

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On advice of astrologers, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will return to Writers’ Building after blowing Rs 50 cr on Vastu-approved Nabanna.

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Education
The govt wants to introduce vocational education in schools and is toying with the idea of launching a pilot project in one or two states before launc...

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Religion and controversy
In response to a question raised by two parliamentarian in the LS for seeking details of DRDO’s, the RD&E, Pune laboratory claims that ‘making of Rat...

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Security
CM drops 730 personnel while 900 cops, NSG and CISF commandos guard Punjab leaders.

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Police
Of the 7,000 unfit cops, 1,700 were obese, 1,600 had hypertension, 1,650 had liver ailments, 750 were diabetic, 562 had uric acid problems, 373 were d...

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Development
Fadnavis completed 100 days in office marking the occasion with day-long discussions and presentations on how Mumbai could be transformed into a gener...

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Politics
The saffron party had broken the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government’s stronghold in the state and bagged seven of the state’s 14 seats in the 2014 Lo...

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Financial Crisis
Announcement of populist schemes by the Odisha Chief Minister continues even though the state is passing through a severe financial crisis.

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Protest
Students see decision to relocate Chennai law college as part of the ‘facial depoliticisation’ of the city; opposition supports protest.

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NATIONAL GAMES

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KARNATAKA
In the past few years, the tiger habitats have been witnessing large scale encroachment and grabbing of forest land, especially in the protected areas...

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BUSINESS
Indian players have been thrown into a tailspin by the 20-25% cheaper imports.

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CRICKET
When Kapil’s unheralded bunch surprised the world by defeating West Indies in the ’83 WC final, it sparked the explosive spread of One-Day Internation...

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CRICKET
But with a fighting 44 against England on a tough Gabba strip before Perth, the all-rounder increases alternatives.

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BCCI
srini expressed willingness to contest the polls and assured the conflict of interest issue won’t be an obstacle anymore.

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Inspiration for several rowers in the country, Armyman is high on confidence after Asiad gold and has sights set firmly on Rio

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The gymnast’s decision to represent Madhya Pradesh infuriated the gymnastic fraternity in Kolkata as she received benefits of training from in Center ...

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Vijender of Rajasthan and Lalnunhlua of Mizoram were informed by officials that their bouts were already over and that their opponents, both pugilists...

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BJP is facing a tough battle in Delhi as the Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal seems to have got its act together.

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The government has also decided to make IGNCA “the heart” of all cultural institutions, including various Akademis which are now spread across the cap...

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FOOD
The food at Ambrosia Bliss is as diverse as its seating choices. The multi-cuisine menu is a blend of some new creations, and many old favourites. Bef...

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HAPPENING IN TOWN
Kathgodam Express is a romantic comedy, adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, The 39 Steps. Replete with drama, suspense, politics, love, tears and...

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Yamini Mehta, head of Indian and South Asian Art at Sotheby’s said, “We are showcasing works from our upcoming New York sale of Indian and South Asian...

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In a bid to regain its foothold in the strong SC-dominated constituency of Sultanpur Mazra, BJP has replaced its 2013 contender Prabhu Dayal to confro...

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From Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Health Minister JP Nadda, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, ...

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Senior cops tracking Maoist activity in the state say action groups are leveraging popular sentiments; corporate houses beef up private security

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Due to the exploitative indulgence of the previous Censor Board, customised shows for the babus were held at the Siri Fort Auditorium for years

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Though Rajiv Gandhi had become IGNCA’s president in his capacity as the Prime Minister in 1987, his electoral defeat in 1989 did not alter his status.

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Despite the delay in entering the Delhi-poll fray, Rahul seems well-prepared and aware of local issues of Delhi. He has addressed a rally and a road s...

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Though Sujatha Singh’s removal has been abrupt, Jaishankar can count on loyalty from within IFS, where he has a sterling reputation

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Prior to his Tirupathi visit, he had also offered a special puja at a temple in his native Siddaramana Hundi village in Mysuru, reportedly to ward off...

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After the constitution of the 16th Lok Sabha, the first instalment of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme was released in favour of al...

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Defence body faces flak for allowing contractual staffer access to sensitive areas of test facilities

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The current government has decided to strengthen Army’s air defence, with planned induction of wide array of sophisticated radars and missile systems ...

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Police say it is difficult to take action in such cases in the absence of anti-witch-hunting laws

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Karti Chidambaram criticises rise of cinema culture in party politics, brings differences out in the open

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Jabir was married earlier and his children from the first marriage were also staying with him.

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The unprecedented level of security in Delhi over the POTUS’s visit makes access to hospitals, railway stations, ISBT and airport chaotic, and hits th...

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National Bravery Award 2014, has all the elements of an action-packed Bollywood flick —a gun-toting assailant hijacking a school bus and students take...

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Food
Spending time rendering services at the Oberoi Hotels, Hard Rock Cafe and Yo Sushi, his observant nature compelled him to take notes of all the aspect...

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Photography
Titled Mystique of Angkor Wat, the exhibition follows a trail to Angkor Wat Temple complex in Cambodia, also the largest religious monument in the wor...

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Fashion
Bharathi presented a collection of exquisite jewellery using raw or untreated precious and semi-precious stones like rubies, opal, amethyst and quartz

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Books
Malik was excited with the presence of luminaries from the literary world at her book launch and wishes it does well with the public.

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Fresh faces with shining CVs, new strategies and old warhorses fight for existence in the Assembly elections

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Handpicked by Modi to lead the party’s influential units, Chauthaiwale is a micro-biologist by training.

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IRCTC, the catering and tourism arm of Indian Railways, is also working to increase its share in the tourism sector by tying up with Archeological Sur...

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In less than two months of the implementation of the PM’s pet project, biometric attendance systems (BAS), over 50 such machines

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CAT was set up in 2009 by the Centre following huge number of complaints reaching local courts that pertained to Internet fraud.

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At least six hospitals in the heart of the city will be affected because of the complete lockdown.

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Gunjan was not alone but 23 other children were Friday honoured with the National Bravery Award 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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THREE DAYS OF CEREMONIES, NEGOTIATIONS, FINE-LINING AND SHOWMANSHIP DEFINE THE CRUCIAL MOMENT IN THE INDO-US RELATIONS WHICH ARE ALREADY ON A HIGH VEL...

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For astute observers, the invitation itself was the main highlight of the trip—that for the first time in 65 years, the Indian leadership will be sitt...

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A threat to Nitish Kumar, CM Manjhi is the hot-favourite with Lalu, Congress and BJP

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The British Sikhs have put a ten-point charter including the introduction of a statutory Code of Practice of the 5Ks and the Sikh turban to prevent di...

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CBI probe reveals Rs 5 crore was donated through a West Bengal politician

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Their mission took shape after several organisations from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh complained of financial mismanagement in temples in their res...

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Basamlu says people get easily drawn to opium cultivation as the profit is 10 times of what they invest

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Taking up the task of reviving TDP, Chandrababu Naidu’s son Lokesh actively participates in the affairs of the party and government

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It is estimated that as many as 70 elephants were conferred such titles by various temple committees in the recent past.

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Nobody is sure about what is going to be Reddy’s next political move or if he will return to politics.

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Censor board chairman Leela Samson and her team quit alleging interference, but in reality their term had already expired. Behind her resignation dram...

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Standing up at Akshara Theatre today, the funny guy tells us how excited things get every time he gets a chance to make people laugh.

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Large amplifiers, cheering crowds and free flowing alcohol—three things that really get percussionist Naman Datta going.

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Bhanu Nehra and his cricketer brother Ashish Nehra played the perfect hosts at the launch bash of Schengen, a European Deli Bistro-Pub at Malcha Marg ...

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The ball was spiced up by the performance of the jazz band from Moscow, Oscar Jazz.

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Fresh Faces, Fresh Strategies and Old Warhorses Struggle to Win the Battle of Delhi 2015

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BJP national President Amit Shah has asked the party leaders to support Bedi and work together to win Delhi.

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The party has two war-rooms, one at Patel Nagar and  the other at North Avenue.

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Former CMs, like Bhupindra Singh Hooda, Captain Amarinder Singh, are expected to convince the Sikh-Punjabi voters to stay with the Congress.

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The government is following a Supreme Court order regarding Haj subsidies in particular and pilgrimage assistance in general

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After deputing senior joint secretaries to do interpretation on several trips, the ministry has finally roped in two regulars to do the job.

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The annual meeting will be crucial for the Sangh as it will take stock of its growing influence since the BJP-government took over at the centre in Ma...

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Sources said that former I&B minister Manish Tewari had wanted to end the cultural and secular caucus Samson had perpetrated.

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Samson, who had in the past served on various cultural bodies, had threatened to quit as censor board chief .

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She was forced to resign after a PIL filed by one of the Kalakshtra teachers said Samson was continuing in her post even after crossing 60 years of ag...

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I&B has vast responsibilities, one of which being certification of films.We’ve got heads of government organisations to carry these out. CBFC is one o...

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The meetings are to be convened not by the minister or the secretary but by the chairperson.

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Five MPs from Rajya Sabha have not yet responded to PM’s ‘develop a model village scheme’

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As police hunted down and killed the two suspects, another attack took place on a Kosher supermarket the next day in which four died.

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The individual toilet scheme, which the centre has commissioned across the nation, is also picking up speed.

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The issue has now raised a controversy on the social media, as army officials are claiming that they were not informed about their salary cut and it w...

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51 homeless froze to death in first nine days of January—around six per day

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According to top sources, the early list may include some journalists who work or have worked for the BJP in various official and non-official capacit...

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If we talk about glasswares, we have old-fashioned glasses, special glasses for straight drinks and ISO-certified glasses which are traditionally used...

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The festival attempts to initiate gender sensitisation to protect women from the angst and insecurity they face on a routine basis.

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The cast of the just-released Boney Kapoor production,  Tevar, was in Delhi for the films’s promotion. This is the first time Arjun Kapoor is in the m...

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There is more to look forward to than just the exhibit. One can partake in the symposium titled Crisis and the Un/Making of Sense: Art as Schizoanalys...

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The story has intertwined narratives from Munshi Premchand’s Boodhi Kaaki and  Dharamveer Bharti’s Gulki Banno.

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The fantasy tale of a prince, who is raised by gypsies after his parents are killed by traitors and  therefore is oblivious of his real identity, make...

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Sangh ideologue lists exhaustive changes to overhaul the current education system

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From January 12, the party will start with the traditional way of spreading the programmes and achievements of the seven-month-old Modi government, th...

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The increase in the number of tableax, which has gone up from 20 to 27, is troubling the defence ministry most.

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Only 4,890 homeless people can be accommodated in Delhi night shelters, according to benchmark of 50 square feet per person as decided

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Sports and bravery of women get a fillip with Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest, likely to be conferred with a Padma awar...

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15 Central ministeries back move by the ministry of water resources to have one consolidated fund under it for cleaning the holy river

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There are a total of 451 IES officers in service and as many as 100 of them are posted in the now-disbanded Planning Commission, the most sought after...

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he ruling Congress government in the state has said the December 23 attacks were perpetrated by the Sangbijit faction of National Democratic Front of ...

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MAKE IN INDIA
Selective criticism of Hindutva at the Indian Science Congress loses credibility in the face of the real agenda of Innovation and Make in India.

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FOOD AND FESTIVE
Raul Martinez Ramirez, executive chef at La Bodega, a recently opened restaurant in Khan Market, was packing away his knives for the day when we stepp...

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WINTER THEATRE FESTIVAL
Warm wooden interiors of Akshara Theatre beckon your attention with its line-up of plays being staged, with plays like Bade Bhai Saheb, a dramatic ada...

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NEW YEAR BASH
Delhi’s elite party crowd brought in the New Year away from Delhi, with a few celebs going off to hills and those who chose to stay back partied at ni...

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B-TOWN
While, Katrina and Ranbir spent their New Year in New York, Anushka Sharma enjoyed with boyfriend Virat Kohli in Sydney.

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MUSIC
While, Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav is just days away, its proud presenter, Kathak dancer Uma Sharma, is making last-minute amends.

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CONGRESS
Attrition-hit party imports southern face trying to make the best of a bad situation where it hopes only to emerge as a runner-up.

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DELHI ELECTIONS
Over a dozen IAS officers have been reshuffled after it was found that the administration was unable to perform efficiently and effectively.

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WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
Barack Obama, the chief guest at Jan 26 Parade, will get a salute from a contingent of 150-odd women army officers who are participating for the first...

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PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS
A certain headcount of overseas Indians is still not found ahead of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which will also mark 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s retur...

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JHARKHAND POLITICS
Extending an olive branch to his political rivals, Raghubar Das goes all-out to bring along every tribal political biggie of Jharkhand.

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TMC’S LIFE MEMBERSHIP
In an unprecedented fund-raising initiative in the country’s political history, the ruling TMC will sell party membership for Rs.50,000.

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BIHAR POLITICS REUNION
The man who was projected as PM material, Nitish now stands to number four in the power pyramid of the Yadavs—after Mulayam, Lalu and Sharad Yadav.

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VEDIC SCIENCES
the brain power-packed science congress has luminaries in the world of science and technology.

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NITI AAYOG
Politics of Performance says BJP’s governance model was based on Gandhian socialist values combined with the consistent and economic policies.

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INTERVIEW
In an exclusive interview, the first BJP CM of Maharastra said that he is truthful to himself so does not hesitate to take decisions rapidly.

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KERALA
State’s northern region, a hotbed of Naxalite movement during the late 60s and early 70s, is again bracing for the old threat—Maoism.

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SOUTH VS NORTH
The Hurun India Philanthropy list 2014 states that region-wise, South Indians donated five times that of the amount given in charity by North Indians...

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DMK
Hundreds of supporters lined up to greet Anjanenjan, speaking in favour of the DMK entrusting him with responsibilities if it wanted to return to powe...

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TDP VS BJP
BJP and TDP are competiting with each other to woo YSRC and Congress members.

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WOMAN SAFETY
The state made sure that drivers of She Taxis have a safe ride too by launching cabs equipped with pepper spray, geo-fencing and also a communication ...

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DELHI
In Delhi valuables worth Rs 36,000 crore were  stolen so far in 2014. Only Rs 2,800 crore recovered.

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POLITICS
BJP leaders say it’s not a “game plan” where the dominant caste of the state was ignored for leaders of other caste, but “politics of development”.

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TERROR THREAT
Wanted for heinous crimes in their country, JuMB men use Indian states for terror games.

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FOOD AND FESTIVE
During the ongoing Shawarma Festival, chef Abdulkarim Kurdieh attempts to make the best shawarma he’s ever attempted at a restaurant—Rrala’s Habib.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE
The music band Barmer Boys will present a harmonic amalgamation of Sufi and Rajashani folk music, with regional charm in Delhi, on the new year eve.

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ARTISTIC TRIBUTE
Tsunamika, a little doll, is a symbol of joy, hope and unconditional sharing for grief-struck women—she’s a friend to children and adults alike.

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'THE MISSING ROAD'
The stretch, which is about 5 km long, was last laid about 20 years ago, from Sinna Sengal to Poovambadi is being looked for by the villagers.

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CLEAN INDIA
FICCI Ladies Organisation hosted an event to promulgate Swachh Delhi Abhiyan where BJP state president Satish Upadhyay was the chief guest.

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POLITICAL STRATEGY
TDP seniors irked as Andhra chief minister favours businessmen-turned-politicians for financial reasons.

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BJP IN BIPOLAR TAMIL NADU
The saffron party has 10 lakh members and plans to increase it to one crore. Critics call it a Herculean task in bipolar Tamil Nadu.

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SAVING INDIA’S GREENERY
Indian forests will get a protective bird’s eye view under ISRO’s wings, and the Ministry of Environment and Forests under Modi government.

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INDIAN ARMY
The Corps of the Signals is coming out with a project Cellular Communication System to deal with tactical-operational requirements during emergencies.

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CINEMA
Reginald Rose, who created a classic in Twelve Angry Men saw himself and many other directors adapting the teleplay onto stage with improvisations.

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SIKH COMMUNITY
The Sikhs supreme temporal body asked the Punjab government to ban the movie ‘MSG’ in the state as the dialogues appear to challenge the Sikhs.

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BIHAR's CASTE TRAP
The recent conversion of 40 “Mahadalit” families to Christianity at Atiya village near Bodh Gaya and then their denying it was not a solitary case in ...

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KERALA'S CASTE CRISIS
A lot of Keralites have been taking part in ‘Ghar Vapsi’ (homecoming) programme, initiated by Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Kottayam.

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LACK OF FUNDS
Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs paints a bleak picture of how aid and projects committed by India have been stalled due to a fund...

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JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Senior BJP and J&K leader said BJP’s central leadership has authorized any alliance with any of the two parties for the formation of a credible govt.

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DELHI ELECTIONS
An Aap leader said that BJP does not understand what is foreign funding, it is not allowed in India but anyone who has Indian passport can donate to t...

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JHARKHAND PROTESTS
Several tribal organizations have joined protests and demonstrations against BJP for appointing Raghubar Das as the first non-tribal chief minister of...

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J&K GOVT.
While the PDP and the BJP explore grounds of mutual interest, the BJP wants Kashmir to get its first Hindu CM but Mufti says no

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DELHI ROBBERY
The police said the stolen mobiles and laptops are sold in markets like Gaffar Market and Nehru Placeand on online classified sites like OLX and Quikr...

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JINGLE TIME
The warm Christmas glow is sprinkling its festive glory on malls and markets that have decked up themselves to indulge visitors in cheerful winter fes...

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ROUGH WEATHER
Minister Parrikar and a top official are determined to block it till the Defence Ministry’s demands are accepted by the French side.

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WELCOME PREPARATIONS
The preparations for the US president’s visit as Republic Day chief guest next month are in the right earnest.

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FEAR IN THE AIR
After the latest red alert, electronic monitoring by Central intelligence agencies—dedicated and random—has increased exponentially.

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SECURITY POLICY
A committee is being constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the National Security Advisor (NSA) to tackle the online jihad in India.

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IDEA GENERATION
On January 9 and 10, over 200 young employees in the age group of 35-45 years  of the ministry would get together to ideate and generate innovative so...

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HOUSE WARS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and asked her: “Didi how are you?’’

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CAMPAIGNINGS
Apart from using Narendra Modi as the mascot for its enrolment campaign, the party is also using the slogan to make Punjab drug-free.

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Christmas Celebrations
The BJP government is about to grant permission to an Eastern Christian sect which celebrates Christmas on January 7 to provide religious services in ...

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TURF WAR
Exactly two years after the December gangrape, a report on women’s safety in the capital identifies vulnerable areas but no funds are forthcoming.

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CUISINES
Spiralling up a three-floor staircase, we halt in front of a large metallic door that leads us into the newly opened Vault Café in Connaught Place.

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MUSIC
A few drinks down, musicians and friends Danny Dolan and Ally Dickaty, who were spending the evening hours at a popular bar in Los Angeles a few years...

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HOME DECOR
Expanding their design ingenuity to the home space was designer duo Gauri and Nainika, who introduced their home line, Gauri & Nainika Home.

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INTERIOR STYLE
Couturier JJ Valaya took the next big step for the House of Valaya by foraying into Valaya Home to create interiors and home décor in his signature st...

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BRONZE STATUE
Draped in the simplest shawl, with hands clasped together gently, stands the  bronze statue of the half-naked fakir, a name given to Mohandas Karamcha...

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MINISTERS
Ministers give wrong answers in Parliament disappointing even their party members.

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POLITICAL ACROBATS
The drive will take place from December 21 to 30 and focus on areas like Gokul Puri , Mangolpuri , Trilokpuri and  Sultan Pur Majra constituency.

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TRAIN WI-FI
They can also check their emails, access Facebook and Twitter accounts and all at almost no cost.

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WOMEN SAFETY
An investigation reveals that the most vulnerable areas for women in the capital are the tony New Delhi and South Delhi areas.

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WOMEN FRIENDLY
It was often felt that victims turn hostile while giving their statements before the judge especially in cases of rape and sexual assaults.

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WORD WAR
The core issues of the BJP—Uniform Civil Code, Ram Mandir, anti-conversion bill—were back, upstaging the deliberations on Planning Commission.

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TIGHT TIES
IAF’s frontline fighter aircraft suffers due to ineffective quality control check, reveals an internal audit carried by MoD and HAL

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WELCOME OBAMA
With a high-powered guest invited, the NDA government is leaving no stone unturned to make this Republic Day parade a memorable one.

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GOODBYE MIGRANTS
Home ministry prepares for crackdown in January, to fortify vulnerable borders, deploy more boots on the ground and send back migrants intercepted on ...

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SIKHISM
All set to constitute a ‘Sikh Censor Board’ to clear movies and books based on the Sikh religion, history and culture.

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IN THE HOLY NAME
Last week, a 17th century idol of Lord Raghunath worth `24 lakh, along with three more antique idols, was stolen from Raghunathji Temple at Rupi Palac...

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SIBLING FIGHT
YSR Congress chief sidelines Sharmila to gain political prominence while mother Vijayalakshmi disapproves

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TROUBLED NURSES
Male nurses are considered potential ‘trouble makers’ by hospitals and the popular management perception is that they are tough to be ‘managed’.

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GOVERNMENT SECRECY
No mystery in India’s history generates such passion and excitement as the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. All governments, starting with the one...

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HOLY WAR
Not everything Made in China can be sold in India, especially when the product is the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs.

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INDIAN ACADEMIA
Centralisation of all universities in India is on the cards and is a messenger of mixed tidings for Indian academia.

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TAMIL NATIONALISM
MDMK chief tries to project himself as crusader of new Tamil nationalism after trashing the Saffron bandwagon; fails to win supporters

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BOOZE
One per cent of TASMAC’s income should go to the kin of those who die due to alcohol consumption

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ANTI-LIQUOR POLICY
The Kerala chief minister’s latest change of mind on the state’s anti-liquor policy amply proves that the genie is out of the bottle.

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WOMEN POLICE
Despite being a part of the law enforcement body, if Jyotsna can be victimised it’s hardly a surprise that 347 cases of crime against women were repor...

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CONTROVERSIES
One of the elitist and oldest clubs of the city, the Bangalore Club, is today battling a sea of controversies.

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FORMAL ADMONITION
Government refuses to adopt a resolution that would become a formal admonition of all hate-speech makers, without naming Minister Niranjan Jyoti, but ...

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HEAVY LUNCHEONS
Excess energy among Members of Parliament gets translated into loud protests or keen debates during the morning session of Parliament.

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BASELESS STATEMENTS
Khap Panchayats in Haryana have refused to accept the bizarre diktats issued against the women in the state, like the one recently issued by the Akhil...

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BLURRY VISION
Victims of the NGO-run eye camp that claimed their eyesight now want to see the light of justice.

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FRIENDS-FOE
After Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inducted 10 Shiv Sena members into his Cabinet on Friday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was expe...

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UNDISPUTED LEADER
Hemant Soren has established himself as the undisputed leader in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and been single-handedly challenging Prime Minister ...

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POLLS
United by blood but separated along party lines, four political families in Jammu and Kashmir are locked in a contest to turn the tables against each ...

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LOOPHOLE SCHEMES
The Centre may create new schemes to address various issues ranging from sexual harassment at workplace to child and minority welfare, but it seems th...

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SAINTHOOD
A German is on his way to becoming a saint, courtesy the Indian Church. A Germany-born missionary, who has survived the Nazi regime, has been put on t...

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THINK-TANKS
As the ‘new world order’ takes shape with right-wing gaining prominence, RSS-inclined think-tanks are mooting suggestions to the new government on iss...

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SPECIAL COURTS
In order to generate revenue for the government, the law ministry is all set to create special courts to dispose of over 90,000 pending income tax-rel...

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CAMPAIGNING
The Saffron Party is gearing to carpet-bomb the capital with 100 rallies after getting the marching orders from Chief Amit Shah

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CONTROVERSY TRAIL
The British Intelligence note, however, hints that the Soviets could be bluffing. It says the DIB  (Director of Intelligence Branch) “recognises, of c...

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EXQUISITE FASHION
The name Bal conjures up images of exquisite fashion, but this time it was a Bal who is an artist. Designer Rohit Bal hosted a private viewing of his ...

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MIND READER
It’s best to be honest with 23-year-old Karan Singh, since he’s anyway going to figure out what you’re thinking. Mind readers can do that really well.

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REEL LIFE
One day, when movie buff Anna Tryc Bromley, the director at the Polish Institute, New Delhi,  was intently watching a black and white movie, her eight...

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COMEDIAN
American comedian Dan Nainan, slated to perform in Gurgaon in the coming week, considers 2014 as his best year as a standup artiste in 13 years.

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HUNGER GAMES
Prison food just got an upgrade at this new lock-up in Gurgaon. Inspired by a restaurant in Japan, this theme-based dining venue offers  a complete ja...

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SCAM
Noida Chief Engineer Yadav Singh has been shifted out of his job for amassing massive wealth, but his arrest could take time.

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HOLISTIC EDUCATION
The education policy prepared by RSS-affiliated body BMS focuses on changing the current pattern and incorporating vocational training.

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WHITE ELEPHANT
It’s an elephantine problem with no solution in sight. The wildlife authorities in neighbouring Haryana have launched a massive hunt to locate an elep...

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FREEZING FRONTIERS
As Indian Army troops posted at high-altitudes prepare to battle freezing cold, the government has decided to freeze its spending on fuel that keeps t...

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MAKING A BEELINE
Assembly election expectations drive ministers up the wall; requested Lieutenant Governor to expedite pending projects .

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POLICING
The recent spurt in crime against people from the Northeast in Delhi has made the police revive an age-old method of policing.

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WEALTH TRAIL
The land deals linked to Yadav Singh, engineer-in-chief of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway, were done in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad...

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URBANISATION DRIVE
Nature seems to have taken a backseat as the rapidly progressing urbanisation drive had almost killed the already crippled Botanic Garden of Indian Re...

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MAKE IN INDIA
In a bid to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make In India’ campaign, the law ministry is coming out with a policy to persuade litigants for arbit...

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GOVERNANCE
Following in the footsteps of the Prime Minister, the new state government has hit the ground running

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DECIDING FACTOR
Imports of cheap machines have left local tractor manufacturers in a spin.

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GROWTH DRIVE
Cash-rich Telangana soars high as KCR promises extravagant makeovers; across the border his counterpart scouts for financial help

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BACARDI NH7
It was a complete musical mayhem on Saturday, as the two- day Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014  returned to the city as part of its fifth edition.

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REVAMP
The Congress in Tamil Nadu is in an Aaya Ram Gaya Ram dilemma. It knows what damage G K Vasan’s exit can do to the infirm party, but is not certain wh...

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ROBOTICS
Many dreams to touch the sky and a fortunate few like the five robotics engineers from Kochi have got their wish fulfilled by e-tailing behemoth Amazo...

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CHIT FUND SCAM
As CBI grills Naveen’s personal aide, the chit fund mess slowly threatens to shatter his carefully cultivated image of incorruptibility and honesty

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FOREIGN AGENDA
With a failing domestic agenda, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is looking towards foreign policy to shore up her image.

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HEROES
The birth centenary celebrations of freedom fighter Chaudhary Ranbir Singh, father of former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, saw all non-BJP leaders...

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CAMPAIGNING
Three-time Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda may easily reckon himself as the front-runner for the top position if BJP gets 41 seats in alliance with AJSU Part...

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DEVELOPMENT
The first and second phases of Assembly polls reveal that the state is set to vote for tainted candidates, millionaires, farmers and a pitch for devel...

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WISHLIST
Key second generation economic reform bills are what is expected of the Modi Government. The Labour Bill has been passed, but there are a slew of othe...

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SECOND-HAND TECH
As US-led coalition forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Indian security establishment, always ready to piggy back on a foreign country’s rese...

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TRACING THE TUSKER
Tracing the tusker that has been missing for the past two months is not the only problem with Haryana’s Forest Department rangers.

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PAGE 3
The week was dull compared to the past one. We had some fashion events that did not see the capital’s hip crowd but the new breed of Page 3 wannabes.

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DANCE MUSIC
Musicians Diggy Dang and Mr Herbalist (the names they prefer to be called by) were at Raasta, the popular lounge in Hauz Khas Village last week, when ...

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SPICE TWIST
For Vipul Gupta and his wife Divya Gupta, introducing Kathputli was precisely about sharing their love for food with the city.

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CBI CHIEF HUNT
That time of suspense has arrived again at CGO Complex, the offices of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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BURDWAN JIHADIS
Bengal madrassas indoctrinated children, especially young girls into violence, say intelligence reports

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POLITICAL DILEMMA
This is no sweet music to DMK and no wonder it is rattled, though none in the party with an ageing leadership would admit this

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THE DIVIDE
Children are the worst affected when parents split and the number of divorce cases in India has been rising rapidly.

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SAINTS OF KERALA
If you thought canonisation of two blessed souls from the state Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Mother Euphrasia scheduled to be held on Sunday was wonder...

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CONTROVERSY
The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) latest showpiece production is no state-of-the art scientific equipment but a silver chario...

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BIG BROTHER
Bandaru Dattatreya’s efforts come at a time when anti-Modi sentiments stir TRS hearts

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ELECTION FLAVORED
As Delhi gears up for assembly elections to be held early next year, the shopkeepers in the Capital’s accessories wholesale market are readying too. A...

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MEDIA COUP
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray allowed senior party leader Sanjay Raut to occupy the seat right next to him as they remembered late Bal Thackeray on...

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POLLS
Saffron party carries forward general elections canvassing template, sells Modi to voters in Jharkhand, J&K only this time as as global leader

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MAKEOVER
The Indian Railways is all set for a major financial makeover as the country’s largest public transporter is mulling to drop 160 projects, mostly star...

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HUNTING CREDIBILITY
The names of several senior officers are doing the round for the post of the new CBI chief as Rajit Sinha retires on December 2.

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POLITICAL ECLIPSE
Bihar Chief Minister masters the art of governance to eclipse political master Nitish Kumar

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FACE OFF
There are two parallel but interrelated trends that will likely leave their mark on the month-long Winter Session of Parliament which begins on Monday...

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WINTER SESSION
Moved by criticism, Center has prepared a 49-page note on legislative and other proposals to give step-wise details about bills.

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CAMPAIGNING
“Namashkar main Arvind Kejriwal bol raha hoon. Akhirkar unhe dilli vidhansabha bhang karni padi.” (Greetings! I am Arvind Kejriwal. Finally they had t...

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CULTURAL AWAKENING
At the ongoing World Hindu Congress, the global Hindu is setting the tone for resurgence and re-emergence by firming the ground for cultural awakening

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FINE TUNING
Practice for him is his prayer. Before santoor maestro Pt. Bhajan Sopori slips into sleep, he tunes into his instrument to end the day on musical note...

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LUXURY JEWELLERY
Luxury jewellery brand Bulgari entered the Indian luxury market years ago, but wound up shop and now after a hiatus of two years Bulgari reopened at D...

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LUXE SHOPPING
Defence Colony is the mecca of fashion these days in the capital. Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna launched their plush flagship store with much pomp and...

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ELECTRONIC MUSIC
City boy and electronic music producer Killwish aka DJ Navendu refuses to take off his gas-mask even when he speaks to us for this interview.

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NEW DELHI PALATE FEST
Besides the love Aditi Kapoor and Ruchi Sibal, founders and directors of New Delhi Palate Fest 2014, share for their respective children, food is the ...

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RATH YATRA
You will be surprised to know where India’s premier defence research organisation has been spending its time and resources.

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POLL RACE
The BJP has become the first mover in Delhi’s war of votes with the Centre pushing the system to woo voters with promises and projects.

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PILGRIMAGE SHRINES
Temple, one of the most sacred pilgrimage shrines among Hindus, is in the eye of a proselytising storm.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP
State unit president Arvinder Singh Lovely and the youth leadership are being groomed to take major election-related decisions

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UNDER SCANNER
As it unravels, the deep-rooted multi- crore Saradha chit-fund scam seems to have cast a wide net.

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JAILHOUSE ROCK
Elvis Presley’s 1957 musical drama Jailhouse Rock may soon be a reality in Ludhiana with inmates from Borstal Jail set to perform at weddings and othe...

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WOMEN LITERACY
While 44% women MPs of the 16th Lok Sabha are postgraduates, only 29% of the men are so

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ELECTION CHARGED
A total of 18 lakh families in Delhi are entitled to receive cheap grains under the National Food Security Scheme.

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GLOBAL COMMITMENT
Six months in office and a punishing schedule of foreign visits to keep up with India’s global commitments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his forei...

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RELIGIOUS CAMPAIGN
A video showing Christian evangelists led by a pastor, Sudhir Mondithoka, trying to win over converts right outside the Tirumala temple has sparked ou...

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FLESH TRADE
From flesh trade to corruption, smuggling contraband to renting ‘luxury’ rooms, Bangalore Central Prison is a place that defies the term jail

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PUPPY LOVE
We have always associated ‘puppy love’ with emotions that are not deep, but a ‘mourning’ street dog at Palakkad in Kerala has shown to the world that ...

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CANONISATION CEREMONY
Modi’s move to send non-Catholic delegation irks followers, to take up matter with the PM to change decision

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BEEFING UP SECURITY
After the bomb blast at the Wagah Border in Pakistan that killed about 61 people and injured hundreds, India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has beefed ...

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