NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya

Modi orders new action plan to reboot growth, stop job loss

A new drive by the Centre for job creation, lower tax rates, encouraging private investment, ramping up ailing infrastructure, education and a massive infusion of money into the rural sector.

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Shortage of I-T officers impede black money drive

A senior official said I-T officials avoid conducting raids and surveys even after getting information.

Three traffic cops were dismissed for extorting `1.2 lakh in old currency

Cops caught for extorting notes on raids

Custodians of the war on black money are themselves taking notes during raids. In seven days, Delhi Police has nabbed 10 colleagues for stealing Rs 59 lakh in old currency.

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Govt check mates matrimonial website scams

To hobble matrimonial websites, which display advertisements and content in contravention of the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has constituted an advisory boa

Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(Photo | AP)

Hurriyat hipsters make motorbike moves

The timing is also significant, coming after 95 per cent of schoolchildren appeared for exams despite the separatists’ boycott call.

(Photo for representation only | AP) In this October file image, a Pakistan army soldier monitors the area on the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir.

Hostile alert on LoC

A hawk at the helm of the Pakistan Army is not good news for India.

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Noose tightens on Zakir Naik after Mumbai school raids

There is never a dull moment for accused terror preacher Zakir Naik.

NDMC hospital’s misspending under scanner

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) vigilance department’s audit report has revealed grave discrepancies in Charak Palika Hospital.

MCD fails to check mass exodus of students from its schools

As many as 49,000 children dropped out of schools run by the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi in 2016.

Capital’s sundry style culture

Being in Delhi is a pleasure as its culture is versatile with the blend of different lifestyles.

Narendra Modi with Nitish Kumar

Nitish walks the Modi path with PM dreams in mind

The Bihar CM’s praise for scrapping old notes has alarmed his allies and fuelled speculation of his inching closer to the BJP

An Indian army contingent of the Punjab Regiment marches past at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.  | AP

Bihar regiment to lead R-day parade as tribute

Paying tribute to the martyrs of the Uri attack, a marching contingent of 6 Bihar Regiment will be leading the next Republic Day parade.

Smoke billows during the firefight between soldiers and militants in Uri

With backs against a war wall, armed forces spare time to shop for dwindling spares

Within a month of the Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government plugged loopholes and deficiencies in crucial areas.

The IM executed a series of blasts in the country between 2008 and 2013

Terror sympathisers meet in Dubai to revive IM, avenge SIMI encounter

IM executed a series of blasts in the country between 2008 and 2013.

Ministry mandarins take tourists to uncharted ports of call

The government has tasked top officials of key Union ministries to promote tourism, and create new and unexplored hubs.

BJP looks for cash crunch cure

As demonetisation decision hits voters hard, party makes crusade against black money a poll plank

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has already given a go-ahead for a fee hike

KVs Now 100% Dearer for Students from Private Backgrounds

By raising the fee 100 per cent, these schools would get an additional fund of around Rs 240 crore per annum, said an official.

Former PM Manmohan Singh Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad at Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi on Monday. | PTI

Congress’ ship sinks as saffron party on a roll in the North East Region

BJP takes advantage of its opponent’s arrogance, corruption and lack of development

Devendra Fadnavis with Chandrakant Patil

Amit Shah man no. 2 in Maharastra govt, to save Fadnavis’ face in house

Will Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil become the face-saver for the Devendra Fadnavis government?

Paris-born Yogini finds solace in India, teaches Yoga, meditation

If Indians have a fad for liking anything that comes with a ‘western’ tag, here is a foreigner who found solace in India and its spirituality.

Special Sticks to keep dogs at bay

Now, a start-up is coming with a weapon named the UCOM Stick, to prevent stray dog attacks.

More liquor to flow in drought-hit Karnataka

The state has approved the opening of 900 liquor shops through Mysore Sales International Limited this new year.

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With no proper rehabilitation, ex-juveniles end up in jails

 Children sent to juvenile homes, which are meant to rehabilitate them, end up in jails, due to lack of after care on part of authorities. A survey conducted by the Human Rights Law Network

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Tamil Nadu’s credit mechanism push for fund-starved farmers

Stepping in to address the severe cash crunch due to demonetisation, the state has asked district central cooperative banks (DCCBs) to disburse agriculture loans to farmers.

A Muslim woman talks about her grievances to ‘Ali Bhoota’ during the annual jatra

Faith Accompli: Where Gods meet

Karnataka is abound with symbols of communal harmony.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister Parameshwara (File photo)

Karnataka: Which fire to fight first

Lurching from one crisis to another, the Congress has been in perpetual firefighting mode this year in Karnataka.

Telangana Congress

Telangana: A Listing Vessel

The state of the Congress in Telangana offers a glimmer of understanding of the reasons behind the party’s downward spiral nationally.

Chief minister Oommen Chandy and Home minister Ramesh Chennithala discusses a point,while KPCC president V M Sudheeran,industries minister P K Kunjalikutty and former minister K M Mani look on.(EPS)

Kerala: Long Road to Recovery

If there is one state where the Congress can nurse hopes of reviving its fortunes, it would be Kerala. But with its organisational strength drained, the party has a lot to do to regain lost ground.

Restaurant exteriors,

Mapping country’s culinary specials

Digital savviness proved to be the biggest saving grace in this cash-strapped economy for Sanjay Vazirani, MD and CEO, Foodlink Restaurants (India) Pvt Ltd.

Pandit Bhajan Sopori,

Tune in to the classic collective

Ustad Sabri Khan of Moradabad Gharana was instrumental in introducing the sarangi to audiences of the world. His son, Kamal Sabri, is earnestly trying to popularise it.

Fidel D’Souza, Mir Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Ahamed, Sachin Banandur of band Parvaaz;

Soulful uprising

Love, loss and longing define his music.