DEATH ROW

In the wake of protests which use the communal angle against Yakub Memon's hanging, a new study shows that of the 1,414 convicts hanged in post-1947 India, Muslims count for around 5 per cent.

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FREE GOODIES

The Railways has a potential to earn Rs 10,000 crore a year just by selling advertising space in coaches, wagons and stations.

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FAIRER SEX

Avarampetti is a ‘village of women thieves’ unlike other such supposedly ‘criminal’ villages where men rule the roost.

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ORGAN DONATION
The Centre might soon making it mandatory to sign up for organ and tissue donation while applying for a driving licence.

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LIQUOR BAN
Having acquired a momentum, liquor prohibition appears to be a potential poll plank in the 2016 polls

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DNA PROFILING BILL
While Aadhaar devised ostensibly to provide targeted social subsidy, the objective of Human DNA profiling bill is to assist civil proceedings.

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APP VS AAP
While AAP government gives a cold shoulder to 181 helpline, Delhi Police’s mobile app becomes quite popular among women in the capital

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AAP KI DELHI
Since the AAP government came to power in the city, not a single infrastructure project has been sanctioned

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COMMUNALISM
Executions concerning a disproportionate number of Hindus and non-Muslims puts a question mark over politics being played over Yakub Memon’s fate.

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WAR HISTORY
To glorify the Indian armed forces, the Central government will showcase their roles in various wars and battles, eschewing politicians

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DIPLOMATS
This week, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) asked for applications for 20 ambassadorial posts in a circular sent to eligible officials

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NEW
The ministry received over 116 proposals for setting up new colleges in various states, of which 64 colleges have been given affiliation as of now.

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COUTURE WEEK
The 6th India Couture Week 2015 opens up with Sabyasachi Mukherjee and closes on Sunday, August 2, with Manav Gangwani’s show.

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FOOD
Unassuming man, humble beginnings and simple food ethics—that’s life for Mirza Faqib, owner of Al-Bake restaurant.

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POWER TO WOMEN
Artlife Gallery, a forum promoting upcoming artists in Noida, presents an exhibition exploring the role of the other sex

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OCTOBER TIME
Band October embraces the fact that each member of the troop has a distinctive musical identity.

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FASHION
Defence Colony in Delhi has turned out to be the fashion destination of the Capital.

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In order to counter rising extremism in Kashmir, Modi and Rajnath Singh formulate a strategy to keep their constituency intact in the Jammu region by ...

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In 2014, the number of attacks on journalists was 82, a rise by 20 from 2013.

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Chief Minister turns spiritual leader in Pushkarams documentary in a move to help sell ‘brand Andhra Pradesh’ to foreign investors.

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In the five government schools here, more than 50 per cent students are girls.

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Till July 12, as many as 1,076 rape and 2,574 molestation cases were reported in the city and Delhi witnesses six rapes and 13 molestation cases daily...

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While army officials waste taxpayers’ money on junkets and dud projects, the key ‘Super Soldier’ project has been hanging fire for 10 years

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The AAP government has failed to increase its Value Added Tax collections, due to which it will fail to meet its 70-point agenda Kejriwal had promised...

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Former Commerce Minister and the current deputy leader of the Congress in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma makes his point on ‘Make in India’

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The Congress-led UDF government had sat on the LoA for over a week after the party high command reportedly frowned at the selection of the Adani Group...

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Like Batman, who comes back stronger after a mysterious sabbatical to save Gotham city, Rahul has returned from a much-speculated absence.

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Fun, fitness and wellness is their main objective and dancing is the medium to achieve that, according to ballroom dancer and trainer Aamir Ahmed.

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Bollywood and Hollywood-themed, without being cheesy, it is a young, spirited place presenting fanciful food theatre, boisterous music and plenty of c...

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The story today of United Coffee House in Connaught Place is one that’s altogether different.

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Bharatanatyam dancer Krithika Subrahmanian’s soul has always found comfort in this dance form since she was seven.

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Iftar parties are usually hosted by big politicians and more than who attended the party, it was who skipped it that made news.

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The real social crowd now socialise discreetly at their farmhouses in close-knit circles.

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Sub-regional PMK’s publicity push to popularise Anbumani as CM candidate is seen as a comic relief

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As per the budget figures, USAID’s share for the current year will be Rs 8.5 crore.

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He finished third in the National Championships in 2009 and first in the Honda Onemake championships.

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The Tarun Gogoi government’s hopes of securing the Bangladeshi immigrants vote bank seem set to be thwarted.

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‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat’ campaign last year but in just a few months’ time, the project has run into rough waters with the Railways not even appoin...

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The government is tracking Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan and has revealed that he is using multiple passports

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Police blame frequent interference from AAP legislators and workers at police stations for demoralising the force.

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Families that migrated from the hilly areas of Jammu division and registered with the state government have been rehabilitated at 4 places.

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The Congress treasurer has asked his party colleagues to donate Rs 1 lakh or more

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Babus, who once played a key role in taking the state to a new height, are now making it big in the power corridors of the capital

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Ahead of next year’s Assembly polls in West Bengal, the Communist Party has now taken the tech route to attract the people using Facebook and Twitter.

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Another reason why the law ministry was forced to cut down the tribunals is that many of them had to adjudicate cases where its own ministry was contr...

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After hiring Modi’s election strategist, the Bihar CM comes up with a carbon copy of his poll juggernaut

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Spy Wars
The West Bengal government, led by Mamata Banerjee too, was keen to purchase software “Galileo” from the Italian company at a time when BJP and TMC wa...

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The policy issued by the army headquarters came into effect from May 11, 2015, and was issued after youngsters with flashy and intricate tattoos were ...

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The eatery has become a haven for Bengalis particularly and it’s a far cry from your typical modish city restaurant.

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Often, history finds voices from its trusted time-keepers to recount glorious stories of its lost magnificence but, sometimes, words fail them.

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Model. Kiran Gill, who was the first Indian to participate in Mr Universe Model in 2008 and made it to the Top 10 finalists, was also part of this end...

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African, Indian and experimental music, honesty is also the highest of affinity towards their music and people who enjoy what they put out.

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By insisting on the law taking its own course, with the approval of the BJP bosses, the CM will be reclaiming his development agenda.

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The three-time chief minister, who will complete 10 years in office in November, claims to be the original whistleblower in the case.

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The Shiv Sena chief wanted Fadnavis to find a way around the Bombay High Court’s restrictions on erecting pandals on roads during the festival.

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Delhi’s three municipal corporations outsource their toll tax collection to private companies, who pay the corporations Rs 551 crore per year.

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If this experiment is successful in the UK, then the University will replicate it in the jails of Punjab.

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The study found that vegetables produced in Delhi/NCR have high content of banned pesticides which can lead to many diseases.

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There are 10 municipal corporations in Punjab, of which the cess has been levied by Bathinda, SAS Nagar and Phagwara municipal corporations.

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The emails show since 2011, several states and the UPA government pursued Hacking Team surveillance devices.

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The plan has found favour with opposition parties too, with Leader of the Opposition in legislative assembly Jagadish Shettar welcoming the proposal.

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Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has been a passionate advocate of greater integration of the Northeast with the national mainstream.

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This 42-year-old was a big mystery to the railway employees initially when he first arrived at the railway yard of the station in 1991.

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The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the implementation agency, recently held a pre-bidding meeting in Lucknow, to discuss modalities with com...

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Led by party president Amit Shah, the BJP cadres in West Bengal and Kerala are working towards winning over CPI(M) workers to their side.

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After coming to power, Naidu has visited China, Singapore and Japan and in fact, he visited Japan twice, the latest being just last week.

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A prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir said that there were “back channel” talks already underway, to cool down tempers.

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The PMK should be the first party to get exposed as it claims Vanniyars constitute 20 percent population.

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Lack of organization in the districts, wrong choice of candidates and infighting were the main reasons for its Bengal waterloo.

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Unprecedented Step
Documents reveal that the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation had unbridled access to policy makers from the 1950s and wooed them with stipend...

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Medieval Clash
The rift between the contemporary  and theology has come to the fore among Delhi’s madrasas.

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Happening in Town
What began as a casual dinner table conversation between a 16-year-old boy and his parents soon turned into a weighty philanthropic discussion.

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Monkey Bar
Lighting the stage with their portrayals will be eminent groups like Rage Theatre, Masque, QTP, Arpana and Akvarious, as they enact new productions

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Out of 15 people standing inside Wenger’s, 10 either have paneer rolls or chicken or vegetarian patties in hand.

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Theatre
This is the kind of anticipation and excitement that Divya Bhatia, a veteran of the performing arts, holds as a benchmark for a good play.

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Missing
Photographer and installation artist Leena Kejriwal initiated a path-breaking campaign to reality of prostitution.

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Beauty Business
Beauty diva Ambika Pillai is a revered name in the makeup and beauty business.

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Kohima
Centre mulls over the proposal of a Japanese TV channel to include the Battles of Imphal and Kohima in its series on the Second World War

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Power Struggle
Governance seems to have taken a backseat due to administrative squabbles in the Delhi government.

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Photo-op
It is confirmed that a donation cheque handed over by Dalbir Singh to PM for J&K flood relief was nothing more than a photo-op.

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Congress Suffers
BJP veteran O Rajagopal came in third, but with an impressive 34,000 votes—a five-time jump over its usual tally.

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Investigation
Officers in Nehru’s government were directly selected by officials of both Ford and Rockefeller foundations to participate in research projects abroad...

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Sense of Fear
The Congress-led UPA government may have claimed to champion the cause of minorities, but the UPA’s progress card presents a different picture

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Yatras
Party plans yatras from Gangotri and Gangasagar simultaneously in August to support Namami Gange project

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Punjabi Diaspora
Preparations for the 2017 Assembly elections have already begun in Punjab.

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Original Faith
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has revealed that it brought back 33,975 persons to their ‘original faith’, through its Ghar Wapsi campaign.

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Illegal Liqour
After the Malad hooch tragedy that killed 103 people, police find a sinister nexus between Gujarat-based mafias and Mumbai bootleggers

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Proud Moment
It was just last week that the small town of Barnala in Punjab celebrated the success of their son of the soil.

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Unrecognised Party
Here today, gone tomorrow political parties keep the polls entertaining with their nuisance value

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Sun Tzu
The TRS chief had been on the binge of poaching Congress leaders in Telangana until recently.

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Corruption
The corruption watchdog of Karnataka, the Lokayukta, is facing its worst ever crisis with the hallowed portals reportedly turning into a den of corrup...

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Modi Hits Back
The BJP has retaliated with the strategy of minimum talk and maximum loyalty by standing by its ministers.

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Food
The calming silence of Jama Masjid is beautifully juxtaposed with the steady increase of commotion on the busy street adjacent to it.

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Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho
Hrishitaa Bhatt, who made a comeback after a long hiatus, was there with Annu Kapoor, Ravi Kishan and Rahul Bagga.

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Happening in Town
Titled, Urban Expressions, this third edition, along with George’s performance, will bring forth short films created by Shamiana.

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Place Vendome
Study and research of three years has gone into the project, which is intended to be a global success

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Jagran Film Festival
This year, it takes its assemblage of films to 17 cities, showcasing regional, Indian and world cinema, with several workshops.

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Ministry of Defence
The officers who raised their voices against corruption in the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme were shunted out by their seniors

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Fake Degree
It also found that in some such cases, many staff members were unable to recognize their colleagues and Resident doctors.

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1993 Delhi bomb blast
Four men of Punjabi-origin convicted in the UK in different cases have also been shifted to the state under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003

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Bullet Train
Suggest a ‘desi’ name for the proposed bullet train in the country and go down in history, if the government picks it.

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Scandals
The Congress proxy campaign against Modi didn’t end with its guerilla attack on Rajnath Singh.

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BCCI Internal emails
Among the documents, Lalit Modi released are purported BCCI internal emails relating to financial decisions regarding IPL.

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Behind the Scenes
The Scindias and the Modis have links going back almost a century, one being an ancient royal line and the other part of India’s business aristocracy.

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LALITGATE
Congress took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not following “Rajya dharma” but “Raje dharma”.

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Foreign Investors
Under the leadership of secretary S Jaishankar, the MEA is pulling out all the stops to attract foreign investors

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India-Assisted Military Hospital
India closed down the field hospital after the fighting ended with collapse of Taliban government in 2001.

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Resentment
West Bengal police are angry and helpless over being attacked and abused by TMC leaders

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Combined Competitive Examination
The protesting groups claim that the academic careers of some candidates selected for the jobs have been very ordinary.

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ODISHA
The court has minced no words in stating that the inquiry was conducted with a malafide predetermined agenda to implicate Mishra

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INTERVIEW
Ever since his appointment as Chairman of the prestigious ICHR, Y. Sudershan Rao has been in the limelight.

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Bypoll
The Aruvikkara election outcome will be a verdict on the Oommen Chandy government as well as on Achuthanandan’s political relevance

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Elephant
The aged pachyderm migrated into Jawadhu Hills from its original habitat in Rayakotta in 1988.

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Smuggling
A senior Special Intelligence official who made the arrests said the staff were paid by smugglers based on the risk they took.

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Drug Smuggling
In his luggage were 219 whiteboard marker pens, all stuffed with about 10g of the drug carefully packed in aluminium foils, instead of the ink core.

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Being Maoist
For the last few months, the south Indian states have been debating extensively on whether ‘being Maoist’ is a crime.

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Statures
Tamil Nadu police asked the villagers to ‘alter’ some statues to ensure that they had no resemblance to Prabhakaran or Veerappan.

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Reserve Bank of India
Banks need more capital, one to wipe out bad loans and two, to support fresh credit requirement to meet Basel III norms and the industry needs.

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BUSINESS
Managing Director of State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur tells Sumit Sharma he expects the trickle of demand to increase significantly in the fiscal’s seco...

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Net Neutrality
Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government will come out with regulatory guidelines on the controversial issue.

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French Open
Legacy threatened, Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal will be looking to push the advancing youngsters back at Wimbledon

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Wimbledon
In Misra’s opinion, Sania has the best chance to emerge triumphant, with Leander his next bet due to the format being best-of-five sets.

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Basketball Federation of India
The letter, signed by Rajiv Kumar, Section Officer, further states that all foreign participants should be informed to submit online applications for ...

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CRIME
Cops are struggling to check a new crime wave from women gangsters in the capital. The threat is only growing.

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EMERGENCY
The US chose to crawl when it wasn’t even asked to bend by censoring its own correspondents and directing embassy officials to avoid meeting leaders f...

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FOOD
Today, even thought a plethora of international makers have clutched the Indian market by offering customers premium ice-creams, Kwality still remains...

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HAPPENING
Highlighting a regular dysfunctional family, it consists of everything from lusty males, a wife with a secret, a senile dadiji,  girlfriends, boyfrien...

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CAFE
Rum punch, potato patties and fun games like fluorescent hopscotch game and skipping ropes kept the crowd entertained.

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YOGA
Today is the first International Yoga Day and it is being celebrated the world over. The idea was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Unit...

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MUSIC
While they’re all happy that yoga is being publicised on an international scale, they hope that music too will get that importance.

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INTERVIEW
Nearly a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced self-attestation, nothing seems to have changed on the ground.

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TRAFFIC RULES
Community service will be made mandatory for traffic offenders if they want to avoid imprisonment.

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RAIN
The recent downpour proves the BMC misused crores of rupees meant for readying the city for the monsoon.

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The vast network of women gangsters and criminals includes extortionists, contract killers and kidnappers who operate even from prison

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Ambassador Saxbe noted that whatever steps Indira Gandhi took to repair Indo-US relationship were tentative and subject to instant reversal.

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According to an eyewitness account given to The Sunday Standard, Indira Gandhi came to visit CPI veteran Bhupesh Gupta at his 5 Feroze Shah Road resid...

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Miscreants circulate objectionable contents about gurus on social media to stir up communal hatred on the Yoga Day

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The app has a map of the 2,500 km-long river marked on it and the picture of the polluted sites that will be uploaded by people, will be pinned to tha...

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An AYUSH ministry official said it could in initial stages ask for appointment of yoga teachers in the public health centres which cater to the rural ...

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The Crime Branch is probing the police’s connivance in the Mumbai hooch tragedy

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Nitish’s campaign is planned to market his major initiatives that turned around the economy of the state and improved the law and order situation.

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The photos were leaked via WhatsApp on June 7, and quickly found their way to Facebook and Twitter.

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To make the people aware about these harmful substances, a round-the-clock health helpline number has been introduced by the health department.

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Unfolding war between Andhra and Telangana CMs turns out to be a nail-biter with no clear winner yet; not even Governor is safe, it seems

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Annamalai and his brothers trace their descent from one of the several Chettiar families that rode the bow waves of South Asian colonialism to enhance...

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The Tamil Nadu CM is rolling out an array of welfare projects with an eye on 2016 Assembly elections

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Individual efforts to add new technical words with regard to science, commerce, information technology, names of articles used in daily life are going...

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POLITICAL MYSTERIES
As the 40th anniversary of the Emergency nears, documents show Jawaharlal Nehru’s Home Minister Sardar Patel acted according to the collective decisio...

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POLITICAL PROMISES
Armed with directions from the Supreme Court, the EC had framed guidelines for election manifestos after consultation with the political parties last ...

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DOSA MANIA
Besides the usual varieties of dosas, it will be any epicurean’s delight to come across anything different from what has already been tried and tasted...

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BIHAR POLL
The challenge is bigger as it faces two political stalwarts (Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar), who together ruled the state for the last 25 years.

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EXHIBITION
Sentimental and satirical, it finds its best expression in front of an audience that listens with careful ears.

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RSS ACTIVITIES
Documents reveal that police of states put school children under surveillance and sacked government employees for alleged links with the Sangh.

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Water Sports
The sun making its way up from beyond the hills on the east made for a fascinating backdrop as the inmates, 55 of them including 26  girls, assembled ...

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FASHION NIGHTS
The Club BW at the Suryaa Hotel initiated a promo-night, Pink Stilettoes Fashion Nights, every Wednesday to attract more clubbers.

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FILM PROMO
The entire cast and crew of the movie landed at Amanuday’s venture as the chairperson of the NGO, Dr Aruna Mukim is a writer too and wrote the dialogu...

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BUSINESS
India plans to become the world’s second-largest producer, after China, by 2020, Union steel and mines minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, says in an inte...

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SPORTS
People who come into sport mostly enter the domain because of the high chances it offer to get a job and only the extremely talented and lucky ones wi...

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YOGA
Commencing on the International Day of Yoga on June 21, Yog Parv will present over 300 works of art, dance presentations, music performances and sever...

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MEDICAL TOURISM
The celebration of International Yoga Day has brought the focus on the Indian system of medicine, particularly the alternative streams.

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INDIAN FOOTBALL
Keeper Subrata disappointed with ‘unfair’ Oman loss, confident that Constantine will take team to within top 100 in FIFA rankings.

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NEHRU-GANDHI AWARDS
Nehruvian symbols from Indian polity, the NDA government has begun erasing names from the Nehru-Gandhi family that prefixed many national awards.

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YOGA
Indian missions around the world are gearing up for the first International Yoga Day, adapting to local lifestyles and conditions.

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KABADDI
Rakesh Kumar, one of India’s greatest Kabaddi exponents, may not have had this particular analogy in mind, but you know what he means.

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NATION OF SIKH
Over one lakh devotees from across the state will be ferried to the historic event in a fleet over 3,000 buses.

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JUDICIAL CRISIS
The 24 high courts in the country were functioning with 646 judges against the approved strength of 1,017 as on June 1 which marks a shortfall of 371 ...

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INTERVIEW
Accessible and suave, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is helping run the government’s publicity arm ...

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TN COPPER PLATE
Archeologist C Santhalingam said that the warning message was placed at Ettayapuram in Thoothukudi district and Chinna Kollapatti near Sattur too.

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ASSAM GOVERNOR
The Governor is also said to be upset that the people in Assam are still struggling to come out with the definition of the word “Assamese”, which woul...

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ADOPTION
The adoption did not seem destined to end in the present acrimony—not at first but it did have its fair share of troubles.

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CHETTINAD
The assets under question, excluding the Chettinad Cements holdings, is likely to be several thousand crores, according to sources.

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Devi Awards
Far away from the India of flyovers and aircraft, Thasleem Sultana runs an orphanage for physically challenged people of all ages in Renigunta, Andhra...

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BRIBERY SCAM
Bribery allegations, tapped phones, leaked video footage; the sordid drama of the two Telugu states shows the dark underbelly of politics.

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Despite the correction in property valuations, improved home loan interest rates and a pick-up in the economy, new homes are finding no buyers.

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NEW CHALLENGE
The Manipur massacre is a grim reminder of the decrepit state of the Indian Army’s Intelligence capability, which has been left in a shambles after a ...

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FOOD SCARE
A report of the Public Health Foundation of India reveals that diseases due to unhealthy foods and changing lifestyles account for nearly 60 per cent ...

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MERIT OVER PRECEDENCE
The IAS lobby is set to lose a much coveted post-retirement position which they have been holding for ages—the Central Vigilance Commissioner of the c...

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DEFENCE SPENDING
Of late, the defence sector has been the focus of the opposition Congress’ attack on Narendra Modi’s government.

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FRESH DIKTATS
The Delhi CM will take action against indecisive babus who are not performing their duties.

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FOREIGN POLICY
To bail out its understaffed headquarters in Delhi, the ministry has now recalled officers from missions abroad to man the head office.

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ASSAM
His name means pride, but Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi is not exactly making his father, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi or the Congress proud.

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MAKE OVER
The Ministry of Law and Justice is set to revamp the decade-old Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies.

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DIGITAL INDIA
Indian Railways is struggling to provide high-speed Internet facilities at the stations due to lack of infrastructure.

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INTERVIEW
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asked minorities judge the government by its work not by the the political propaganda against it.

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FOOD SCARE
The list of packed diet brands the food regulators have classified as harmful for kids includes ready to eat noodles, pizzas, burgers, chips, fried fo...

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MAGGI ROW
The government spends a meagre Rs 75 crore annually to create consumer awareness in the country.

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TN BYPOLL
Tamil Nadu chief minister reigns as opponents fail to choose a common candidate for bypoll.

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JOB CREATION
Both the chief ministers are now banking on Lord Buddha to woo investors from east Asian countries.

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BUSINESS
Exports rise by 14.89 per cent in 2014-15, owing to better opportunities abroad

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INTERVIEW
Chemicals and fertiliser minister Ananth Kumar has categorically said that his government is Kisan centric.

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CRICKET
The Bangladesh tour starting this week will offer a few stars a shot at redeeming their flailing international careers.

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SPORTS
The 27-year-old ended up playing “one of my most nerve-racking back-nines” and only just sneaked into the weekend.

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FOOD
The story of the nation and the story of The Embassy restaurant in Connaught Place reverberate the same narrative in a lot of ways.

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DELHI
While most artistes enjoy performing at large venues, in front of even larger audiences, DJ Skip, an alter ego of Rupesh Pant, prefers small, intimate...

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FASHION
Kitsch, the multi-brand designer store, introduced new international labels in its portfolio and Blue Bar celebrated its inclusion in the world’s top ...

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SUFIAANA
Presenting Peprico, a band that will be staging a sufi evening, Sufiaana is all set to sway to the quintessential sufi style.

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UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment in the capital Forces MBAs, MAs and MPhils to become Delhi Police Drivers, Constables and Sub-Inspectors

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NO BRIDES
The CRPF has told the government that 2,956 jawans have died in the last five years from diseases, which literally means that more personnel are dying...

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FOOD
Miniature motorcycles, gramophones and more, smartly quoted cushions, rows of kitchen jars  filled with Indian spices, pillars doubling up as wine sta...

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PERFORMANCE
Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri, a well- known sitarist, turned 80 last week. He’s been performing for decades now and must have learnt everything he possi...

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BASH
The iconic American high-street brand, GAP, celebrated the launch of itsflagship store at Select Citywalk with a theme bash titled, the All American E...

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WEDDING
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput got engaged in January this year and are tying the knot on the June 10 in Greece.

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EDM
Playing a disco/house set tonight, comprising pieces such as Lose Yourself to Daft, one of his favourite remixes, sampled from one of the Daft Punk’s ...

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CLOSENESS
The BJP plans its Assembly election strategy in advance by sending top ministers and involving RSS even as both play the Dhaka card.

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BAN
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in its recent ‘Marg Darshak Mandal’ meeting in Hardwar called for ban on river rafting and Islamic structures in Ayodhya.

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PLANTATION
Tendulkar, a nominated Rajya Sabha member, has agreed to launch the plantation drive in Mumbai while Kohli is expected to plant a sapling in Delhi and...

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NATIONALISE
The NDA government is working to woo and “nationalise” the minority communities by assigning ministers to interact with them.

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SANSKRIT
The students—between the age group of 10-16—left their homes and shifted to the temple town to learn Sanskrit at Panini Gurukul, which was established...

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WORKSHOP
Manohar Parrikar-led Ministry of Defence summoned the top brass of the Coast Guard to lecture them on how to behave in public.

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UNEMPLOYMENT
Special Commissioner of Police Muktesh Chander believes that unemployment is the biggest issue that is forcing these young men and women to take up jo...

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RELATIONSHIP
The Prime Minister’s Bangladesh visit is the culmination of months of preparations by a battery of key actors to create the right circumstances.

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BUREAUCRATS
A spate of ego rows between ministers and bureaucrats have paralysed the government within seven months of it coming to power.

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Terrorism
The release of several Punjabi movies based on the dark days of terrorism has got the state and Central intelligence agencies worried.

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TECHNOLOGY
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken a leaf out of Naredra Modi’s innovation hi-tech election campaign that helped him become prime minister in 2014 ...

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OFFICIALS
Long queues and endless wait at government offices may soon be a thing of the past.

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TORTURE
Seeking an immediate reform, the CRPF has bluntly told the government that candidates do not want to join the CRPF, which immediately needs 18,846 men...

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PLASTIC WASTE
The 2,51,850 tonnes of plastic waste generated every year cause grave diseases, choke drains and the yamuna, poison groundwater, destroy green areas, ...

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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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CATASTROPHE
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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RED-CARPET
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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HUMOUR
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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RAJPATH
Thousands across the nation prepare for the first International Yoga Day in the capital that will witness mass participation worldwide.

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

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MAHARAJAS EXPRESS
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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SWACHH BHARAT
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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VACANCIES
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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CYBER CRIME
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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MANTRA
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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PLASTIC WASTE
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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VISA
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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DEFENCE
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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UNTOUCHABLE
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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MANN KI BAAT
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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ECONOMY
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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AMMA RETURNS
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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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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