Former President Pranab Mukherjee launches his book

Pranab joined Manmohan cabinet on Sonia’s insistence

If anyone wants a top-echelon insider’s take on parliamentary politics and how and why successive governments at the Centre did what they did—a rare behind-the-scenes peek into high statecraft—the boo

Kerala reels under virtual solar eclipse

Based on the findings of the Judicial Commission, the Left government ordered Vigilance and SIT investigations against senior Congress leaders including Oommen Chandy

PM Modi opens purse strings to make world-class universities

Snubs Central status for Patna University during his Bihar visit

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Farmers’ income in crisis

Demonetisation, announced on November 8 last year, brought in its wake a near halving of farmers’ kharif season income.

An eco-friendly bus for MPs|shekhar yadav

MPs Shun Eco-friendly Buses, Prefer SUVs

The increasing air pollution in the country, particularly in Delhi, has become a matter of huge concern.

Shrapnel series

Story of languish through visual language

A little before 1990, it was all about the insouciant life for artist Veer Munshi, but the years after it, turned into a life of endless drudgery towards survival.

Peering at permanent impermanence

In a relationship’s trajectory fraught with trials and tumult, director Divya Jagdale’s characters in the play Toxic sketch an emotional reality that many experience but few talk about.

Manora Fort in Thanjavur

Ten protected monuments in TN to get facelift

Ten protected monuments top the chart for renovation prepared by the Tamil Nadu Archaeology department at an estimated cost of `20 crore.

Choking capital scores zero in green fight

Of the 20 greening agencies in Delhi, five haven’t planted a single sapling; others fail to meet the target

Delhi police brass reels under graft charges

Three senior officers of Delhi Police are facing allegations of corruption.

Shops to pay upto Rs 1 lakh fine under waste segregation by-laws

The committee appointed by Delhi High Court to formulate by-laws for waste segregation has come down heavily on commercial establishments in the capital for failing to adhere to the norms.

Electric baggage tractor Rams air India plane at igi airport, damages engine

An electronic baggage tow tractor, used for carrying passenger luggage to an aircraft, collided into a stationary Air India plane at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday morning

Sellers are busy packing sweets to be sent to markets across Coimbatore for Diwali sales. (EPS | A Raja Chidambaram)

No Food check this diwali as dept has fund but lacks officers

The Delhi government’s food and supplies department has been sitting on a fund of Rs 7 crore almost three years after it was allotted the same towards maintenance, an RTI query has exposed.

A protest demanding probe over Najeeb’s disappearance.

Outcry and info reward heightens for Najeeb Ahmed

Scores of students, along with mother of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing one year ago, continued sitting on protest at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday.

PM Narendra Modi with Bihar CM  Nitish Kumar

Nitish dumps pet project to placate BJP

After allying with the saffron party, JD(U) has gone silent on Special Category status for Bihar

A protest in Nagaland

Anti-Bangladeshi wave sweeps Nagaland

An anti-Bangladeshi wave is sweeping Christian-majority Nagaland with groups pressuring the state government to check the influx of Bengali-speaking Muslim migrants.

GJM leaders Binay Tamang

GJM chief gets a sinking feeling in the hills

With the support for Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s (GJM) Binay Tamang faction steadily rising from several quarters, party supremo Bimal Gurung is increasingly finding political power slip out of his hands.

Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka CM K Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru Readies for Rahul’s Rise

The grand old party is preparing for a massive show of strength in Bengaluru on November 7 where Rahul Gandhi’s coronation as the new party chief will formally take place at an All India Congress Comm

States scan

The CBI has begun a probe into the Louis Berger bribery scam in Assam. The US-based consultancy firm had allegedly shelled out Rs 6 crore as bribe to win the contract of a Rs 1,452 crore water supply

A shop in Chandni Chowk announces it isn’t selling firecrackers|shekhar yadav

Black diwali for traders after ban

It will be a black Diwali for traders as the Supreme Court refused to revoke the ban on the sale of crackers till November 1 in Delhi-NCR. The apex court on Friday rejected the traders’ plea seeking modification of its October 9 order.

Wall of untouchability still divides tamil nadu villagers

It’s been 67 years since untouchability was legally abolished in India. But, at the tiny village of Sandaiyur in Tamil Nadu, the practise still persists in the form of a wall, that too, in defiance to a high court order.

Caste be damned, dalits are now priests in kerala

Travancore Devaswom Board has appointed 36 non-Brahmins, including six Dalits, as priests in temples across the state

NITI aayog losing turf battle to EAC

The Economic Advisory Council has taken up several issues that NITI Aayog is deliberating upon

Ananth Kumar & Yeddyurappa

BSY-Ananth CD row: K’taka Govt ray go for ACB probe

 Investigation into the alleged CD scam involving BJP State president  B S  Yeddyurappa and Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers H N Ananth  Kumar is likely to be handed over to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Agricultural varsity building cryobank to save plants’ genes

Soon genes from plants can be stored for over 1,000 years. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is building a cryobank—a gene bank that uses cold liquid nitrogen—to preserve

Kerala’s boxing champ not disheartened by life’s blows

At 7 pm every day, Akshay Kumar H, 18, can be seen punching the heavy bag at the Lion’s Boxing Club in Kanhangad, Kerala. He is sweating it out for the 50th Kerala State Amateur Boxing

CM Chandrababu Naidu | EPS

Naidu Veils TDP-TRS tie-up with secracy

Even as speculation is rife over the possibility of the TDP joining hands with the ruling TRS in the state in the 2019 polls, yellow party supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministe

Migrant labourers see ‘red’ in left bastion

A series of fake news fanned by social media about the dangers being faced by migrant labourers in Kerala has left the entire work force in panic. 

Kerala reels under virtual solar eclipse

Based on the findings of the Judicial Commission, the Left government ordered Vigilance and SIT investigations against senior Congress leaders including Oommen Chandy

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Plight of percussion: cattle hide hits wrong beats in kerala

The skin of the slaughtered cattle is a means of livelihood for many as chenda and other percussion instruments are made of it.

Tug of war loses out to financial woes

The indigenous game of Tug of War lost momentum before some officers of the armed forces established a federation in 1978 and resurrected its lost glory. 

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Quality should be priority

The beauty and wellness industry continues to grow at a rapid pace in the capital due to its people’s desire to look and feel healthy.

PM Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott

10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon

A 10th-century idol of Shiva that went missing from a Rajasthan temple about 20 years ago will soon be back in India.

California Maki Roll platter

Bring on the Ministry of Beer

Taking inspiration from a whimsical retro- futuristic mashup between a cyberpunk and Victorian aesthetic, crafts brewery called MOB in CP is an architectural gem.

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Tale from the rhythm of the loom

An innovative dance choreography exploring the relation between the art and the loom.