A voter showing her inked finger at a polling booth during Gujarat assembly election in Surat on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Complaints of EVM tampering amid high turnout in Phase 1

Both Congress and BJP upbeat about their victory prospects in Gujarat as the state witnessed a high turnout of 68 per cent.

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Delhi government issues dos and don’ts to fight air pollution

The Delhi government has issued standard operating procedures to all concerned departments.

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Taxmen raise the heat on evaders post demonetisation

The I-Tax department has learnt that companies had shown inflated sales immediately after demonetisation.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. (File | PTI)

Does Rahul’s ascent pose a threat to NCP?

The Nationalist Congress Party seems to have begun efforts to align itself with the change of guard in its long-time ally.

Government to reduce road accidents with technology

India, as a signatory to the Brasilia Declaration, is committed to reducing the number of road accidents by 50 per cent by 2020.

Shweta Brahmbhatt

Gujarat polls: Congress' Shweta Brahmbhatt is a beauty with brains

Contesting on a Congress ticket, Shweta Brahmbhatt claims to have the right attitude to become a neta.

BJP leader and MOS for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. (Photo |PTI)

18 months to go but we’ll create one crore jobs: Naqvi

Naqvi puts up a spirited defence of the government’s record on job creation citing good intentions.

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Modi’s marketing is not working any more, says Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot is helming the Congress election campaign in Gujarat as the AICC state in-charge.

Ram Temple was part of BJP’s election manifesto

Ayodhya temple issue revived as secular politics on wane

With the next Lok Sabha elections inching closer, the Ram Janmabhoomi issue has been resurrected and how.

Ray of hope for Madhya Pradesh’s roadside sex workers

Akash Chauhan has petitioned the MP High Court asking for a crackdown against prostitution dens.

RERA Act: Rules to protect homebuyers’ interests diluted

The HC has upheld the constitutional validity of the Act that promises to protect their interest.

The stretch on Mahipalpur road that is dotted with over a hundred hotels and several spas | Shekhar Yadav

Prostitution dens in facade of spa in New Delhi's Mahipalpur

There is a racket flourishing in the area and that the numerous spas dotting it are doubling as prostitution dens.

The Women’s Reservation Bill allows 33 per cent quota for women  in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The bill is stuck in the Lok Sabha.

Congress for more nari shakti in governance

Sonia Gandhi had recently urged the PM to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill.

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Al Qaeda rejigs organisation in India; releases video

The Al Qaeda has restructured its organisational apparatus in India, with one unit being dedicated to terrorist operations in J-K.

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Punjab to restructure police station jurisdictions

The Congress government in Punjab has decided to put an end to political interference in the functioning of the police.

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CBSE laxity leaves lakhs of aspiring teachers in a fix

The compulsory Central Teachers Eligibility Test which was earlier held twice every year has not been held for 14 months.

Rahul Gandhi (File| PTI)

Team Rahul hopes for bigger roles as he sets to head party

The wait is over for Team Rahul, a group of youth who have worked closely with the leader over the past decade.

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Chartered accountants face heat for malpractice, reveals RTI

The number of disciplinary cases in the first six months of this year is more than twice that of the same period in 2016.

Mangshatabam Menaka

Acid attack raises its ugly head in Manipur

An acid attack on a married woman has shocked the state as such attacks were unheard in the Northeast.

Trading, killing of Great Horned Owls rampant in Karnataka

The rescue of two owls last week has exposed how illegal trading of live owls still thrives in city

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Delhi police control room gets one blank call every 1.5 seconds

The police can be contacted merely by shaking one's mobile phone, pressing the power button twice or punching '9'. 

Gold rush sparks tribal backlash in Jharkhand

The government earlier auctioned off the gold block to a company for mining, triggering protest.

Maoists gear up to face ‘Samadhan’

The Maoists have asked their cadre to train more intensively and strengthen an intelligence network.

People gather at ONGC exploratory well at Nallankollai near Neduvasal | Express

IB gets nosey over RIT request on ONGC operations

The applicant is allegedly being followed by sleuths for seeking information about ONGC’s environmental track record.

Court whirls environment wheel by choosing ecology

Madras High Court pushes for import of M-Sand while imposing a blanket ban on mining river sand after six months.

Neelakurinji plants bloom at Kottakkamboor area of Kurinjimala sanctuary

Kurinjimala’s conservation is key to ecological equilibrium

The conservation of the sanctuary in its original extent assumes paramount importance taking into account its geography.

Not just Somali pirates, Cyber attacks too hit ships

Large vessels out at sea are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks by sophisticated hackers sitting miles away.  

The misty roads leading to the Kurinjimala sanctuary

Abundant repository of flora and fauna in Kurinjimala

Kurinjimala is sprawled over 3,200 hectares in block numbers 58 and 62 of Kottakkamboor and Vattavada villages.

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Potholes continue to haunt commuters in Bengaluru

Though BBMP submitted to the Lokayukta that 99.5 per cent potholes were filled, the situation of roads are no different.

Karnataka plays host to migratory birds

Karnataka’s warm climate, with plenty of water, sunshine, flora and fauna, is a welcome relief to the avians from the harsh winters. 

Wound up around the world of wondrous words

Ashtam Neelkanth finds inspiration in the most mundane of situations and most things start and end at poetry for him.

Long painting record attempt

Amit Kapoor draws harmony through watercolours 

Amit Kapoor brings in 30 nationalities and 450 artists to collaborate on the common turf of colours at the event.

Sonia Wieder-Atherton

Human stories sonorously strung together

Through her music, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton has undertaken a journey that can barely be summed up in words. 

 Comedian Jeeveshu Ahluwalia

'How can I worry? My job is to make people laugh'

Main Aa Raha Hoon is the title of the show wherein Ahluwalia delves inside a receptacle of observational humour.

Carried away from the coast to the shore 

This culinary ship docks at the coastal haven of Sanadige, a restaurant in the diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri.