Sonia Gandhi with Manmohan Singh

Monitoring Manmohan

More National Advisory Council documents reveal Sonia Gandhi’s control over Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul adopts photoshop poll ploy

A million stories from the grassroots to depict tangible damage done by the Modi Sarkar will form part of the campaign.

Major disaster averted again at IGI Airport

A major disaster was averted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport recently when two Boeing aircraft almost collided.

File photo for representational purpose | Reuters

Customs accused of stealing 89 kg gold

Police blame corrupt customs officials for stealing at least 89 kg of gold worth more than Rs 26 crore.

Challans nosedive in capital

At a time when vehicles are jostling to find their lanes on the crowded roads, an offence as common as signal violation has witnessed a decline.

Restaurant interiors

Debutant makes a delicious entry

The story goes like this. Father wants son to become a doctor. Son vetoes it. Father is annoyed. Son is vehement. Then the son becomes a chef.

Raising a toast to cultural rhythms

While the political history between India and China remains chequered, cultural events hope to dissolve the status quo.

Delhi: 5,796 schools to be emergency ready

The Delhi Disaster management Authority has launched the project in government and private schools.

(From left) Ashwini Kumar Rathore, Ashutosh Vishwakarma, Ashu Talwar and Mohit Singh with their professor T Bothichander (centre)

Techies’ innovation to ease cultivation

Students built a robot to make ploughing and sowing less laborious for farmers.  

Planning in development works can solve Delhi's issues

The increasing lack of safety is a downside to an otherwise progressive city.

NDMC areas to get digital identities

The New Delhi Municipal Corporation has started digital mapping of its properties.

Governor V P Singh Badnore

For status, arms and the gunmen

Many politicians, senior officers and others are guarded by thirty to fifty gunmen each.

Sanjay Nirupam (centre)  with party workers

Mumbai Congress’ BMC poll plan can benefit BJP

A ground report shows factionalism getting stronger within the Congress party.

(File Photo | PTI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (L) with Kailash Vijayvargiya during an open rally at Ashok Nagar in North 24 Parganas.

‘If Congress Makes Cash Ban Election Issue, BJP Will Gain’

The BJP general secretary says the party will gain if the Congress makes demonetisation an issue.

No woman was ever elected to the Nagaland Assembly. The state’s only woman MP was late Rano M Shaiza in 1977.

Patriarchal Nagaland faces ‘mother’ of all problems

The state government’s decision to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in urban local body elections has irked the menfolk.

For representational purpose

Get comic relief from judicial tangles

The Ministry of Law and Justice along with Ministry of Human Resource Development has come out with short story booklets.

Supreme Court. | (File Photo/PTI)

Judging the judges’ numbers: All states not represented in SC

The Bombay High Court has given 23 judges including seven Chief Justices to the Supreme Court.

BJP arms itself with bytes & pixels for polls

With UP elections round the corner, the BJP is preparing to build a groundswell on the lines of the Donald Trump campaign.

Left wants Rohith Act to be enacted to prevent caste-based prejudice

Left will play Dalit card to counter BJP in elections

Ahead of the Assembly polls in five states, Left parties have decided to play the Dalit card to take on the BJP.

Sukhbir Singh Badal is good at poll management and has a good network. He has to be in the background while Parkash Singh Badal leads the show

Senior Badal could put BJP-SAD prospects on cloud nine

Faced with anti-incumbency, the SAD-BJP combine is bracing to pull emotional strings to retain power in Punjab.

Armed forces’ money share to depend on performance audit

Modi government wants more funds for combat arms over non-combatant units

Surgical strike units to get Republic Day honour

The two elite Special Forces units went inside PoK and carried out surgical strike.

MEA’s weak audits in mission abroad irks PAC

The Public Accounts Committee has pulled up the ministry for weak internal audit systems.

Tej Bahadur Yadav, a BSF jawan, stationed at Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir

Jawans, officers in apathy’s line of fire

A study reveals that not just Jawans but even officers are denied pension and time-bound promotion besides being stressed due to service conditions.

RSS push to drop language barrier in institutes

RSS’s move to pitch for regional languages comes at a time when students are expelled from IITs every year after they fail examinations.

India, China Buddhist circuit war hits sensitive zone roadblock

The projectors of Indian soft power are burning the midnight oil to trace the spread of Buddhism from India to China.

No beastly tales with painted horns

The government is planning to introduce rules to ban activities that are harmful for animals.

Terror money strikes banks

Huge cash deposits in banks following demonetisation in the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir might be linked to militancy.

Spotted deer in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.

Conserving nature and the beast together

It is important to ensure effective prosecution in cases of tiger poaching.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. | File Photo

Trigger-happy don now a political pariah

The muscleman who was once the blue-eyed boy of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav is a forlorn man in Bihar politics.

PM Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Project Mausam hits a Chinese wall

Project Mausam’s objective is to counter the swelling Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean Region.

Hike in OBC pre-Matric scholarship denied

The proposal to increase the amount of pre-Matric scholarships to OBC students has been struck down by the Ministry of Finance.

New Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar (R). | EPS

Justice delayed as big benches bear the brunt 

The new CJI faces the challenge of managing the disproportionate jurisdictional burden of some high courts and benches.

A view of the Supreme Court premises. | PTI

Problem of pendency hits apex court

It will be interesting to see if Chief Justice J S Khehar follows the same measures as his predecessor T S Thakur.

Aviation ministry’s regional flight of fancy grounded by private airlines

The Assembly polls might have sparked off an unexpected war between the ministry and airlines.