BCCI

If and when the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommendations are implemented, many supreme satraps in the lucrative and powerful cricket board could be stumped.

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Security

The technical committee has approved the project estimated at a cost of Rs 221.69 crore and administrative approval is pending.

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Islamic Education Board

In the next five years, the board intends to have a modern syllabus and education systems in all madrasas, which will include Mathemathics and Science.

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Generic Drugs
Unhappy with the performance of the ‘Jan Aushadhi’ scheme, the government is all set to relaunch a new-look generic drugs programme.

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Urban-centric Government
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to fan out across the country with his rural rallies to capture the “heartlands”.

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Road Accident
M Alamelu’s wish seems to come true in a way she would have never imagined—an untimely death of her son M Surya following a road accident at Korrukupe...

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Beau-Soleil
The Brotherhood of the Knights of Beau-Soleil, a choir of 21 people, will be performing Swiss folk music that glorifies the vine and wine, and all the...

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Auto Expo 2016
This year, the Auto Expo paid tribute to Bollywood and exhibited the industry’s fascination for the wheels.

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String of Compositions
Belonging to a family of music enthusiasts, Varma is scheduled to launch his EP (extended play) at the centre on the same day

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Theatre Art
Veterans such as Nana Patekar, Mohan Agashe, Pankaj Kapur, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Saurabh Shukla and others are part of this celebration

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Arvind Kejriwal
In last one year, there has been not a single infrastructural development in Delhi. Many development proposals , have remained only proposal.

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What Delhi Wants
The lack of last mile connectivity across the national capital is making people struggle every day to reach their office and to return home during nig...

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Domestic Violence
With cases of domestic violence and sexual harassment being brushed under the carpet, three judges are on a mission to create awareness on this menace...

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Real Estate
The Delhi locals are selling their land and becoming rich overnight.

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Chak De Phatte
It counts for a blissful space in the restaurant that one can make most of during weekday afternoons when the rush doesn’t hamper your quiet reading t...

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Achche Din
Despite a good show in eight sectors, worries are mounting for the prime minister in five other critical sectors.

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Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Considering the traffic potential on the India Dubai sector, both sides mutually agreed in 2014 to enhance the capacity entitlements from 54,200 to 65...

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Judge-population Policy
On an average, a judge should handle 1,500 to 3,500 cases per month, and if the number of cases goes up, a new post can be sanctioned.

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Tiger Population
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is planning an audit of all 48 tiger reserves to plug loopholes in their security.

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Marriage Portals
The ministry has asked website owners to set up a dedicated helpline for redressal of complaints and filing periodical returns.

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Library
It has over a hundred national and international journals and 2,000 books that will find space in party offices. Most of these books will also be avai...

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Joint Working Groups
These efforts will be made through the new Anti-Human Trafficking law, which is being formed following directions by the Supreme Court to formulate a ...

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Unprecedented Case
A girl last week accused her grandmother of allegedly forcing her into begging and assault.

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Budget sessions
Even as 17 seats will fall vacant during the time (including five nominated members) a new group of members are likely to succeed them in the house.

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Nagamese
Three apex groups of the Ao tribe say that Nagamese evolved out of a necessity to facilitate trade and commerce between people living in the hills and...

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Dadasaheb Phalke
Actors Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar also in the running for Indian cinema’s biggest award.

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Landfill
There is a general agreement to find new location for dumping garbage, nothing could be done so far due to political differences over the disposal of ...

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Economic Crisis
The state government is unable to pay salaries to lakhs of its employees, forcing the Bihar Human Rights Commission to issue suo motu notices to gover...

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Assembly by-election
The Congress and AAP have already boycotted the polls and there are only independent candidates in the fray.

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GHMC
This is the first time ever that a single party has managed to romp home so comfortably, to be in a position to pick a mayor of its choice.

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Kapu Ikya Garjana
With the Kapu protest, Padmanabham has stoked an old fire and put the Andhra CM under pressure.

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Yelahanka and Jayamahal
Hebbal is set for a high-stakes fight between Rehman Sharief of Congress and Y A Narayanaswamy of BJP in the bypolls to be held on February 13.

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Aircel-Maxis
The court has fixed February 20 to hear arguments on the point of taking cognisance.

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National Investigating Agency
Brigadier Mukesh Rastogi, Director of Centre for Counter-terrorism, supervises the training. He is part of the Internal Security Division of the State...

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Gen-next Politicians
With elections around the corner, sons and daughters of regional satraps are getting ready to prove their mettle in the poll arena

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Indian actors
Ever wondered how much money film producers make in return for the kind of money they pay to the stars? Are stars worth the money they are paid?

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Indian External Affairs
The main thrust of the two-day visit by Sushma Swaraj was to increase and strengthen India’s economic ties with Lanka.

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Municipal Corporation
Capital generates 8,500 MT of garbage daily, of which 3,000 MT have been piled up on streets of east and north Delhi so far.

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Armchair Generals
Medals and honours are heaped on soldiers who have served their country with blood and lives. On Republic Day.

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Budget
The much-needed push for major reforms in the Budget Session of Parliament this year is not the only worry for Modi Sarkar but impending Assembly poll...

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Whistleblowers' Protection
PMO is considering a relook at its instructions on how complaints or grievances should be handled so that whistleblowers exposing corruption are not h...

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Perks of Life
In the winter of 2015, I had an affair. In floodlit powder rooms, I rolled jasmine scent on my neck and pencilled the lips pale pink.

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Modernist Moods
Ganesh Pyne was quite withdrawn as a little boy. Nevertheless, in his little reticent world, he revealed his passion to paint spiritedly.

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Loopholes in System
Two murders in moving prison vans on a busy Delhi road earlier this month have highlighted loopholes in the security system.

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Delayed to Act
Police said he fell into the tank at around 12.30 pm and was trapped inside till workers reached to fished him out.

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Rotten Delhi Politics
Ahead of the MCD polls scheduled for April 2017, the new poll calculus depends on the delimitation of Delhi’s 272 municipal wards.

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Auto Rickshaw Walas
Complaints of overcharging by Delhi autorickshaw wallahs and no action taken against them has been the commuter's bane for decades.

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Smart City Project
Ironically, Rs 2,761.97 crore has been allotted to make Lutyens’ Delhi, one of the most elite of areas of the country.

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Service Medals
Col. Dharamveer Singh Suhag, the serving Army Chief General Dalbir Singh’s younger brother, has been receiving service awards for the last two success...

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Cybercrimes
Under the amended Juvenile Justice Act, minors will be tried as adults with the government planning to include cybercrimes.

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Suggestions to PM
A senior nuclear scientist with NFC run by the DAE is facing disciplinary action for sending a suggestion to the PMO on a critical nuclear project.

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Goof Ups
Defending his government, Nitish Kumar said that there is no role of state governments in the selection of Smart Cities.

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New Vice Chancellor
The search for the next vice-chancellor of Nalanda University—a flagship initiative of India’s Act East policy—has begun with the governing body.

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Travelling
Porters from Karauli, one of the most backward districts in the country, were the only ones carrying loads in Delhi’s railway stations.

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A Sea Change
The defence ministry is strengthening old air bases in eastern India

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New Journalism
Five years after hurriedly launching four regional centres for journalism education, IIMC is now struggling to run them.

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Banning Doctors
The committee suggested that there should be uniform implementation of registration of births all over the country.

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Dirty Polictics
Muslim group All Assam Goriya Yuva Parishad said it had warned in 2005 when AIUDF was floated that the party would ring the death knell for indigenous...

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Awarded the Honour
Security personnel went into a tizzy when Afghan national Aman Ullah Nezami landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here in January.

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A Compromise
Congress settles for party old-timer CK Jaffer Sharief’s grandson Rahman Sharief as a candidate in Karnataka by-polls.

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Sequence
It is almost exactly the same narration that former students of SVS Naturopathy and Yoga Science College in Villupuram.

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Women's Team
They are spreading warmth literally, with their gesture and with their hand-knitted sweaters. And, they want to make the world a better place—one stit...

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Liqour King
Biju Ramesh, the 50-year-old hotelier, could do what the strong opposition failed against a government with a relatively narrow margin.

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Alone Forest
Driven by the shock of losing his land, this ‘self-respecting’ man has been living in a forest alone for seven years. His home?

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Solar Scam
Kerala chief minister’s confidants expect the leader to do magic in the upcoming polls as the court orders two month breather in the Solar scam.

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Oodles of Courage
Vinayakumar does a singular job that requires oodles of courage to earn his livelihood—trimming and beautifying the tusks of elephants.

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Partisan Attitude
According to TRS sources, the party will go all out against the BJP and its partisan attitude towards Telangana in its poll campaign.

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Blame Game
Oommen Chandy in the dock with a slew of allegations, however, an interview given by her to a national magazine two years ago may turn the tables.

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Terror Defence
The scale of arrests of terror operatives across the country and the ease with which jihadis penetrated Pathankot base raise questions on how vulnerab...

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Street Vendors
AAP government has made it mandatory for street vendors of Delhi to pay a Rs 2,500 monthly to corporations and Rs 5,000 per month in posh localities.

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Sports
TOPS is meant for prospective medal winners, who can get effective foreign training by paying generous fees.

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Environment
The Energy and Resources Institute, involved in energy, environment and sustainable development research, has been forced to cancel its prestigious an...

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Government schools
Half of the teachers tested could identify only one mistake in spelling and grammar.

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Classical Music
Young sitar player Dhruv Bedi, disciple of Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjee, sometimes feels a wave of melancholy drench his soul.

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Restaurant
Needless to say, it’s a restaurant speciality the restaurateur suggests everybody to try.

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Jugaad Bar
It’s all about clever fixes at newly launched The Jugaad Bar in Defence Colony.

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Kashmiri Pandits
The book features haunting memoirs of three generations, and voices the angst of the displaced Pandits.

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Appu Ghar
Come summers, children would be able to revisit the nostalgia of the erstwhile Appu Ghar.

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Cases Pending
At present, the agency is reeling under the pressure of 9,000 cases pending in various courts in the capital.

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Modi's schemes
The BJP is coming up with ways to woo the electorate and showcase what it has done for them.

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Politics
Senior leaders are also hoping Shah would pick up a better team this time and not make the mistake of keeping political rookies in key positions.

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Transgenders
Transgenders may soon find themselves in the Other Backward Class category.

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Nitish Kumar has been forced to suspend alleged train molester MLA Sarfaraz Alam of his party.

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SAARC satellite
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the country will develop a SAARC satellite.

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Politics
With Karat and Yechury in opposition over allying with Congress in West Bengal and Kerala, CPI(M) stands a divided house before Assembly polls.

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Politics
To cement ties, the Narendra Modi government is likely to offer her party a post in the Cabinet.

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Sports
Star shooter Heena Sidhu wanted to train with her husband Ronak Pandit, who failed to fulfil the criteria.

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Environment
Unlike sticks and stones, words may break no bones but they do make lasting impressions.

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Contract marriage
Madannapet police last week foiled a contract marriage in the Hyderabad old city by arresting a Somalian national and two others.

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Punjab Polls
The Khadoor Sahib Assembly bypoll slated for February 13 is expected to set the tone for the Punjab polls.

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Violence
A poor widow from Karnataka, lured to Saudi Arabia and facing violence there, is desperate to return to India.

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Medical services
His logic might be sound, but his initiatives cannot be seen separately from his political ambitions.

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Panchayat polls
Despite having the last laugh before crucial polls, Karnataka CM’s admant style triggers bickering in state Congress

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Encroachment
Access roads and highways pass through majority of cantonments, making them easy targets to infiltrate and attack.

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Old ritual
He said there have been many cases of timber smuggling through the bullock carts and tractors which come for the fair.

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Lobbying
The two nations are lobbying with India to get BRICS involved as mediators in the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Public transport
During the car rationing scheme, DTC hired around 2,000 buses on temporary basis.

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Assembly elections
As the coastal state heads for the Assembly elections in a few months, the focus will be on the young guns. A look at some of the youth leaders who ar...

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JNU's VC
Kumar has pipped other contenders for the job such as R N K Bamezai, who is a professor of human genetics.

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Delhi Police
Smartphones and eBeatBook (smartphone app) would have helped the police to crack more crimes.

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NaMo government
It has been only 20 months since the government led by Narendra Modi assumed office at the Centre.

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Health
Government estimates show that over 5,500 youth start using tobacco every day.

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Nuclear Power
After several months of shutdown for refuelling and annual maintenance, the Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will gradually produce  1,000 M...

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British coins
The three-day expo had coins belonging to various dynasties and countries behind which there are interesting stories.

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Forge documents
DoT, police have been asked to penalise telecom operators

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Tobacco tycoon
The story of tobacco tycoon Mohammed Nisham from the lap of luxuries to the darkness of prison is nothing short of a thriller.

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Art
South Asia’s leading platforms for modern and contemporary art, didn’t manage to create the buzz needed to make this venture a success.

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Murder trial
Justice has prevailed at last. Last week, Mohammed Nisham was awarded life term and an additional 24 years in prison for the murder of his residential...

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Climate Change
Low food grain yields will cause price rise, hot summer to cause major power and water mess, expect big health crisis by spread of epidemics.

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Fight Against Terrorism
About 1,100 militants and their handlers training close to the border are ready to cross over at the first given opportunity, the reports say.

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VIP Culture
PM Narendra Modi has firmly directed the Delhi Police not to cause inconvenience to citizens whenever his convoy travels on the capital roads from thi...

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Defence Deal
The 36 French jets will now cost India $12 billion, while an earlier anticiapted deal was 126 aircraft for $20 billion.

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Godman
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s political clout has gone up after comic’s arrest.

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Junk Food
Misleading advertisements will become a thing of the past as a government-appointed panel plans to ban endorsement of junk foods by celebrities.

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Life in Service
The 45-year-old is the caretaker of Shantiban, a crematorium which she has been tending since 1986 without asking for anything.

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Gender Equality
The Supreme Court statement that women cannot be banned from the Sabarimala Temple, has raised many eyebrows.

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Education
As Centre readies a new education policy, a BJP-affiliated body wants changes in RTE Act, brought in by UPA government.

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Adoption
From now on, things could be simpler, faster and easier for people, who are waiting to adopt children.

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Life
When 113-year-old Krishnammal of Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu breathed her last, it was the beginning of a journey of her over 100 grandchildren.

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Illegal Immigrants
Patna have become the new destination for desperate Bangladeshi nationals to procure an Indian passports, using forged documents for a price.

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Discrimination
Dalits residing in flood-prone zones were left without much support during the recent deluge in Tamil Nadu.

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Fight Against Terrorism
It took terror attacks on the Pathankot air force base for the anti-terror unit of Delhi Police to review the Standard Operating Procedure.

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Gun Culture
Recent instances of firing on a DMK member at West Saidapet shows that anti-social elements in the TN have access to firearms.

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Mythology Series
TV series have become a unique medium of employment generation, and have spawned open a lucrative career option.

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Space Mission
Even as India’s human space flight mission has been put been put on hold, the country is working to send a robotic mission into space.

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Republic Day
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has organised social media contests to involve people in the national event.

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HIV
HIV/AIDS toll in the village and its neighbourhood in Denkanikottai taluk in the last decade, and the number hovers around a dozen.

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Wild Love
Tiger cubs Devaa, Nakulaa, Kalaa and Maalaa got their first taste of the world outside their mother’s den last week.

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Kerala Politics
The UDF Government heaved a sigh of relief as K M Mani was given a clean chit in the bar bribe scam by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.

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Foreign Affairs
There are nearly 40 countries in which India does not have a formal diplomatic presence.

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Differently abled
The short play performed by the children of JPM School is an attempt to showcase the potential of the differently abled children.

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Jallikattu
It’s not a child’s play to manage a mighty bull, but Tamil Nadu’s 35-year-old Kannagi has been handling the animal for many years

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Security
Police waiting for Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Greater Noida followed BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui’s convoy instead.

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Cockfight
The strict restrictions imposed by the state government on the blood sport forced the enthusiasts to zero in on Khammam as the venue for the sport.

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Tourism
Kerala’s Tourism Department has decided to launch ‘Cinema Tourism’ where film producers will be welcomed to shoot in God’s Own Country.

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Red Tape
Ministry of Law and Justice has created posts of legal advisors in various ministries so that opinions sought by them can be rendered quickly.

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Hawkers
The reason behind congestion in the streets of and footpaths of the national capital is that there is no government policy to control hawkers.

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Politics
Political uncertainty has gripped Jammu and Kashmir after the death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7.

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Insurgency
At least 44 battalions of the Central Para Military have been placed in Chhattisgarh, 21 in Jharkhand and only 16 in Odisha.

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Promotion and Posting
Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police Shivanand Jha has emerged as a strong contender for the post of Delhi top cop.

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Flood Aftermath
TN CM announced special concessions and interest-free loans to small, medium and micro industries affected by the recent floods.

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History
With an annual budget of over `200 crore, ASI protects 3,686 monuments.

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Drama
Based on the book by R.K Narayan, it’s been adapted on stage to present the story that brings the characters alive.

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Nalanda University
The GB, which was earlier called the Nalanda Mentors Group, will meet in Rajgir, Bihar, where it will also decide on the composition of the next GB.

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Devi Awards
The awards were given to 15 super-achievers from across the country, each a proverbial woman of substance.

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Tollywood
Telangana Tourism is planning to introduce ‘Tollywood Tourism’, offering movie buffs an opportunity to visit studios and shooting locations.

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Tradition
The SC stay on allowing Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu dashed the hope of reviving Kambala for now as bovine animals are used in both the races.

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Lokayukta
Karnataka government’s decision to transfer police officials in quick succession from the Lokayukta SIT, has now left the team without a chief.

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Empowerment
From being 'water mother' to a hundred villages to giving people a strong voice, these women have a story to tell.

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Child abuse
Coming to child sexual abuse cases, the girl-boy ratio is almost proportionate since boys are equally or even more at risk of being abused.

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Odeon Social
Social transitions from a busy workplace building to an upbeat bar and café in the evening.

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In Delhi
In Suraj Mani’s case, ragging came as a wonderful opportunity to find a strength within himself.

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Celebration
Delhi had to brave the chilly and windy night at Kylin’s 11th anniversary bash this Friday.

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Search for Missing
Now retired, the former Assistant Commissioner of Police is set to launch a website to track missing people and reunite them with their loved ones.

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Pathankot Attack
Excerpts from intercepts of Terrorists’ chatter in Pakistan Despite international pressure and proof given to Pak in Pathankot attacks, JeM plans its...

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Odd-even formula
The drive has reduced traffic density with only 13 lakh vehicles on roads compared to around 27 lakh before its implementation.

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NaMo Government
Union ministers and BJP MPs will fan out across the country this January, to highlight the achievements of the 19-month-old government.

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Atheism
The controversy arose after a TV channel run by the Devasthanam wanted the rights to air the Telugu version of the television series.

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Food
At his latest place of work, Unplugged Courtyard, a new restaurant by Dinesh Arora, he’s seen promoting food he’s best known for—clean, cleverly craft...

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Opera
The initiative aims at strengthtening tourism in both countries, but is also an important opportunity for both to connect on a creative platform.

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Padma awards
A galaxy of achievers from different disciplines from the south may get Padma awards to be announced by the NDA government on January 25.

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Devi Awards

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BJP Vs AAP
The Congress is also questioning the AAP government over pollution data. It alleges the AAP is fooling Delhi’s residents.

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Chandy's 'adverse remarks'
Oommen Chandy recently said DGP Jacob Thomas cannot be given sanction to file a defamation suit against him.

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Entertainment
Unlike in the neighbouring states, Malayalam film stars have been reticent to enter active politics.

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Pet Lovers
The odd-even formula has not gone down well with pet lovers. The Delhi government has exempted patients facing medical emergencies.

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Brewing Interpreted
After the Delhi government allowed the pubs to operate, two departments are holding up permits for opening micro-breweries in the city.

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BJP Fresh Term
The countdown for giving a fresh term to Amit Shah as BJP chief has begun, with the party likely to formally initiate the process.

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Clean Ganga
TVSN Prasad, the mission director of NMCG, was absolved of duties in August 2015. Since then, the mission has been without a head.

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Law and Justice
In a setback to the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Ministry of Finance has declined to cut down the number of tribunals under it.

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Full maternity leave benefits
To give more time to adoptive mothers to bond with their children, the government has initiated the process of extending full maternity leave benefits...

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Strikes on India
Intelligence agencies listening to the chatters had alerted the security forces that JeM was planning a series of strikes in India.

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Republic Day
According to the list of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), 15 states and five ministries will march down Rajpath this January 26.

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Mosques and madrasas
Education Board of India’s Karnataka Chapter is starting a survey to gather information about mosques and madrasas in the state.

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Jallikattu
The news that the Centre has granted permission for jallikattu this year began to spread like wild fire on the weekend.

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BJP on Friday, following the notification issued by the Union Ministry of Environment lifted the ban on jallikattu.

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Pongal festival
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for facilitating jallikattu during the Pongal festival

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Entertainment
It was to be directed by Shimit Amin, but just as we were about to start shooting, Veerappan was killed.

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Film on Veerappan
Ram Gopal Varma’s film on Veerappan offers a new take on how the sandalwood smuggler was killed.

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Education
Hyderabad High Court recently said that the situation will improve only if the government officials sent their children to the government schools.

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Education
Plans are afoot to make yoga a mandatory part of the curriculum from pre-school to post-graduation, and all over the country.

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Stone paintings
The Kizhvalai stone paintings in Tamil Nadu, which have withstood the vagaries of nature for nearly 6,000 years.

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Politics
TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s son Lokesh appears to be gradually tightening his grip over the party.

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Politics
In the family-run TRS, Chief Minister KCR's daughter Kavitha has become the political face as son KTR plays No. 2 in the government.

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New plans
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is planning to draft new plans to increase the deposits to Rs 1,000 crore by the end of 2017.

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Caste Creed
Caste Hindus in the area had refused to allow the Dalits to access the road, and the district administration failed to change their mind.

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Lankan Tamils
Speaking at the second formal meeting of the TMP in Jaffna a couple of weeks back, Wigneswaran said that given its broad-based.

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Kids' Library
Six Karnataka kids started a library five years ago, the number has gone up to 24

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Re-emergence
With High Court quashing FIRs, the BJP national vice-president is setting his sights on Karnataka CM’s seat.

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battle between neighbours
Since PM Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore to meet his Nawaz Sharif on December 25, a section of ISI officers in Aabpara headquarters were in state of d...

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CM vs PM
Kejriwal resorted to invective against Prime Minister Narendra Modi—positioning the war as CM vs PM—the reason he keeps accusing Modi of interference ...

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baggage management
A pact between Airport Authority of India (AAI) and airline IT solution major SITA for hi-tech baggage management at airports has come under sharp cri...

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a laboratory
Manish Sharma, co-founder of the newly launched restaurant called Molecule, in Gurgaon that he’s launched with Varun Puri and Vivek Bhargava.

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salvation
Russian Zoia Bonetckaya travelled several thousand kilometres looking for salvation in India, but she is now spending her days in Srinagar jail.

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Happiness
As she presents the annual showcase of classical music and dance, her energy doubles and her smile broadens at every mention of it.

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19th century haveli
The 19th century haveli, Dharampura in Chandni Chowk, found its façade pulverising to neglect.

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dancing Delhiites
The hardcore party crowd of Delhi makes an exodus to usual destinations like Goa and Dubai to ring in the New Year.

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search-cum-selection
The panel proposed names of R N K Bamezai who is a professor of human genetics and Prof Virendra Singh Chauhan who is a leading researcher on malaria.

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air pollution
While radical steps have been taken to curb air pollution in the national capital, the state government and law enforcement agencies are almost cluele...

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Nalanda
Another attempt to bypass due administrative procedures was stymied at the Nalanda University in Bihar, which has been plagued by delays and irregular...

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Alarmed!!
The MoD ordered an audit of its inventory as the required ammunition to maintain supplies for at least a 40-day full-fledged war has fallen to a 20-da...

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Ram temple
The arrival of stones for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workshop in Ayodhya two weeks ago brought back the focus on building the Ram temple.

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Rashtriya Seva Sangh
With its base increasing over the last few years, RSS has been organising a series of events one bigger than the other in the run up to its annual con...

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for the welfare
The Centre has begun identifying unused cemeteries to develop them into institutions or commercial establishments for the welfare of Muslims.

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Election Battle
With Punjab Assembly elections scheduled for February 2017, parties in the state have sounded their poll bugle.

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National anthem
The maulvis have dubbed the national anthem “sacrilege” and a “Hindutva song” and issued a fatwa against Akhtar.

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facebook
Social media platforms like Facebook are meant to connect you to the world, and now they are even helping the tribal Garo guerrillas to espouse their ...

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Punishment for priests
The Catholic Church in India is aiming for a cleaner image this new year as the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has decided to deal with ...

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ISIS
Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi has denied any links with the three youths arrested in Nagpur last week for allegedly planning to join jihadi...

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Bihar politics
Lalu Prasad, the godfather of power in Bihar, where he runs the state with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has already begun flexing his muscles to show ...

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poll strategy
AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa last week told the cadre that she would chalk out an appropriate poll strategy t...

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smiling rivals
If religion is the opium of the masses, it is the new high for smiling rivals—chief ministers N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao.

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multi-crore mining scandal
About 50 Lokayukta investigators recently raided the offices and residences of former minister G Janardhana Reddy in connection with a disproportionat...

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Vastu
The master plan of Andhra Pradesh capital city Amaravati has been prepared in compliance with Vastu, the ancient Indian science of planning and archit...

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caste discrimination
Though there is a corporation burial ground in MGR Nagar, Nanjegoundenpudur, other castes oppose the interring of deceased from the Scheduled Caste Ar...

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Record
The 51-year-old set the record after he swam 10 km in Vembanad lake from Kumarakom to Muhamma.

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Curiosity vs anxiety
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi—are watching the developments in Kerala, one with curiosity and the other with anxiety.

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Kerala Assembly polls
In all probability, the 2016 Kerala Assembly polls will be a litmus test for the CPI(M) as it could be their only chance for survival anywhere in the ...

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smartphones turn villains
The data available with the Kerala State Social Welfare Board reveals that married couples in the state are fast becoming smartphone zombies.

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courtesy calls
Giving an impression that the BJP is desperately trying to keep its regional allies within the NDA fold, senior BJP leaders continued their ‘courtesy ...

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As New Year dawns midweek, 14 lakh cars, other four-wheelers will be off Delhi roads for 15 days.

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Saddled with non-scientific, sundry work, about 400 scientists have left the premier defence research agency in the last six years

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India may relocate some of its tigers to Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, where the big cats are extinct or are few

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It wants dedicated translators for PM Modi instead of IAS officers

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Delhi Police tightens security at all Christian establishments after being slammed for attacks

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Special Public Prosecutor quits alleging non-cooperation from investigators to arraign ex-Karnataka Lokayukta

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By heading the state administration in the absence of his father, IT minister KTR emerges as an undisputed ‘heir apparent’

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National Herald
The choreographed show of national support shows they plan to use the National Herald case as a cause célèbre for democracy and the dynasty.

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When the time the High Court refused to stay his release, he had been secretly shifted to undisclosed location in Delhi three days ago.

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NATIONAL HERALD
The high drama around the National Herald case in the Patiala House court had the Congress party on its toes, quite literally.

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JUVENILE RAPIST
With the juvenile involved in the Nirbhaya case set to walk free, Women and Child Development Minister feels nothing could be done as it was the law.

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Rajasekharan’s organisational skills and clean image have played a big role in endearing him to Hindutva supporters.

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Former CM of Kerala R Shankar has emerged as a high value icon for the Congress in the state after the BJP began attempts to appropriate his legacy.

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Strife has been a constant, both within the Congress and coalition in Kerala, but the CM manages to sail his ship in all weathers.

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Minister Maneka Gandhi’s stern warning to the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation against culling stray dogs has kicked up a rowwith the Kerala government.

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Unlike in other parts of the country, the third front being emerged in Kerala is headed by BJP. A couple of months back, there were a very few takers ...

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Uma Parameswari idol was stolen from an ancient Shiva temple in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu, a few years ago.

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India’s most wanted underworld don is smuggling counterfeit currency into West Bengal via Bangladesh with the help of Pak ISI

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Devotees who tried to access the portal of the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam recently were in for a shock as they found the website hacked.

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Historic castle that served as a safe haven for two iconic chieftain brothers, who gave a clarion call of freedom from British, is crumbling into obli...

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In an attempt to maintain a ‘younger army’, the Narendra Modi government has decided to create 1,091 additional vacancies in the Army establishments.

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According to an RTI, of 2,658 acres of agricultural land acquired by DDA in Delhi, 1,048 acres have been encroached upon by unauthorised colonies.

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NDA government plans to strengthen India’s overseas intelligence network to get vital inputs on forex laws, companies’ background and help detect frau...

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Government says he was given vocational training and counselling, NGO says “hardened” boy learnt nothing

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With the victim card and harping on vendetta politics, the Gandhis expect a sympathy wave

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The flow of Central funds to Odisha was huge during the last 10 years under schemes such as the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF).

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s fictional Bollywood epic Bajirao Mastani might have generated curiosity about the great prime minister of the Maratha kingdom.

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The soft-spoken vice-president of the Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee and Sopore MLA, Haji Abdur Rashid Dar.

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Pawan Sharma, who is currently teaching at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University in Bhopal, is facing a probe by a special task force of the Madhy...

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One of the best decisions of their lives has been to become musicians. The second best has been moving to Goa. Reggae Rajahs

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Minutes after taking oath as Upa Lokayukta, Justice Narayanappa Ananda, a former Karnataka High Court judge.

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Designer’s complaint against loan sharks unmasks sleazy operators who target women, scam rocks Andhra Assembly as ruling TDP orders judicial probe

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French Ambassador Franchois Richier played host and flung open the embassy to celebrate the look of modern Indian bride as created designer Manish Aro...

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:His determination to become a qualified teacher to climb the social ladder is making him toil in the graveyard day and night since his adolescence.

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Friday was a big day for movie buffs as two eagerly awaited movies of the year,  Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale.

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When the Kannur Zila Sainik Board recently invited eighty-year-old R K Achuthan Nambiar to the district collectorate and honoured him, it was the grea...

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Slack bureaucrats came under fire from Siddaramaiah as he warned them of stringent action if they fail to make full use of budgetary allocations.

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The most recent ‘alien sighting’ was reported in Chikkarakalgud, Hassan, where residents claimed to have witnessed flying saucers.

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National Herald
Next week, BJP goes on the offensive, charging Congress and Gandhis with corruption in National Herald. Sonia and Rahul take the vendetta politics pla...

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Juvenile Rapist
The Delhi Police, in its report, has inexplicably stated that there is “less chance of public order being disturbed” if the juvenile accused in the Ni...

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Right to Education?
55% students believe the SC is part of the Indian Parliament; 69% are not aware of why the Swadeshi Movement was started during the freedom struggle. ...

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Poison of Pollution
Lost in the smog of this anger is the fact that the poison of pollution, infecting India’s metroscape, is placing future generations in peril.

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