PM Modi. | PTI File Photo

Government looks beyond 2019

Both men flashed a smile and seemed at ease last week while flanking NDA President nominee Ram Nath Kovind at Parliament.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (File | PTI)

Kejriwal’s Babu mess escalates

Babudom is a zero-sum game for Delhi’s tempestuous Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao. (PTI | File)

NDA’s southern comfort for VP

The BJP is abuzz with the likelihood of its ‘Mission South’ dictating the nominee for Vice-President.

Smog in Delhi  (File| Reuters)

Capital needs to be culturally literate

The largest number of art galleries in any single town in India are in Delhi. The city has multilingual people believing in different faiths.

Spinning the wheels of self-reliance

Tihar Jail women inmates get a new lease of life as khadi spinners at Charkha Museum in Connaught Place

States scan

Chhattisgarh minister Brijmohan Agrawal isn’t raising a toast to his government passing a Bill in March to sell liquor through government outlets.

Relatives of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith carry a coffin with his body at his home in Srinagar on Friday | PTI

‘Little difference left between humanity, Barbarism’

Jammu & Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammad Ayoub Pandith, 57, was lynched by a mob outside Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar on Thursday night.

A protest for Gorkhaland in Darjeeling

Trouble stirs in teacup town as gorkhaland unrest intensifies

Peace seems light years away in the hills of Darjeeling with its Gorkha populace reviving the century-old demand for a separate state and turning the situation volatile with infinite strikes and prote

BJP MP Ram Prasad Sharma

Assam MP canters into adivasi trouble

Lawyer-turned-BJP MP Ram Prasad Sharma, who once claimed he has the solution to Jammu and Kashmir, is in trouble again.

VIP culture changes gear in Punjab

The Central government’s April directive may have downed red beacons atop VVIP vehicles, but the colonial mindset refuses to die down.

Gaganning for aircraft glory

Post Centre’s nod, all registered aircraft must retrofit the new system that promises maximum flexibility in capacity utilisation and fuel consumption with direct routing

Bank account-Aadhaar linkage beckons new age fraudsters

Watch out! The scammers are out with a new set of tricks to swindle the public. Curiously, the Centre’s directive to link the bank accounts with Aadhaar has apparently made these fraudsters more braze

Aadhaar Card (File | PTI)

Sensitive data of 62% of Americans leaked online. is our aadhaar info safe enough?

Express had earlier reported how several State and Union government websites leaked data of citizens subscribed to Aadhaar.

Delhi Police. Representational picture only. | PTI

Delhi police get flak for encroachments in own HQ

Delhi Police, busy probing and removing illegal constructions in the capital, has encroached on parts of MSO Building, which houses its headquarters.

Sangh plans to cast lord ram in new Avatar

The Ramayan, most revered by Hindus, will get a contemporary facelift in August by Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana, (ABISY), a RSS affiliate.

Ram Nath Kovind in Sitamarhi

Kovind’s promise: grand sita temple

Ram Nath Kovind, BJP’s presidential pick and former Bihar governor, has promised support to construct a grand temple to Sita in Punoradham in Sitamarhi district— believed to be her birthplace.

Special task force of police positioning out side a school during search operation after the CRPF vehicle was attacked by militants at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar on Saturday. | PTI

Govt to strip erring cops of their medals

Medals are not forever. Police and security officials who discredit their force will be stripped of their President’s Police Medals and Police Medals.

Image for representational purpose. (Photo credit: barc.gov.in)

Scientists’ exodus hits BARC

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), which hogged the limelight for unnatural death of nuclear scientists in the past few years, is faced with a different challenge now: Attrition.

People throng to see the giant rock for Kothandaramaswamy idol at Korakottai

Tn sends 64-foot long rock for b’luru temple idol

 A breathtaking spectacle beckoned thousands to an otherwise sleepy village near Vandavasi in Tamil Nadu. Gasping in surprise, they struggled to believe their eyes. 

Once upon a time telangana was under sea

Was a part of Telangana under sea once upon a time due to climate change?
Palaeobotanists have come across fossils of extinct marine algae while studying micro fossil samples from Telangana.

Space drain

300 young scientists fled ISRO in less than 5 years

Tree cheers to siblings who show the green way

Two brothers—nine-year-old Parth and seven-year-old Arjun Choudhary—have shown the way on how to save trees from the axe.

Pink slip blues: techies to get govt legal aid

With many firms handing over pink slips to their employees, a sense of panic has prevailed in the IT sector.

Patients wait  at a hospital in Malleswaram

Dengue cases in bengaluru shoot up by nearly 1,000 over a month

Mosquito-borne diseases are increasing in the city, with 51 cases being reported last week. June is generally observed as ‘malaria control month’ by the Health Department every year and July is anti-dengue month. 

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God’s own country faces mosquito threat

The fever situation in Kerala is becoming serious with more people falling prey to dengue and other fevers even as the government claims to have contained fever outbreak to a certain extent.

Madras HC building | EPS

Lawyer’s sim card lapses while in police custody, court rules against retrieval

Can the police dispose of a material object, surrendered to a court as evidence, which was in turn entrusted to the police for investigation, dispose of it or allow it to ‘lapse’, without the permission of the court? Generally, the answer will be an emphatic ‘no’.

Kerala High Court | File

Top cops probed for radical links

It is understood that both the Intelligence Bureau and the state intelligence department are seriously worried about this development.

Image for representation only.

After kerala, TN has 2nd highest senior citizens in the country

Tamil Nadu has the second highest percentage of senior citizens (above 60 years) in the country, only next to neighbouring Kerala.

Swami Nithyananda. PTI file photo

Nithyananda’s ashram attacked for encroachment, lewd remarks

Swami Nithyananda is back in the news again—this time also for wrong reasons.
Tension prevailed at Zamin Pallavaram last week as an angry crowd ransacked an ashram of the controversial godman.

Good Ol’ gold sneak tricks back at cochin airport 

Remaining off the radar for two years, the flow of illegal activities seems to be gaining strength once again at the international terminal

Inmates suffer from diseases in packed Punjab prisons

A recent study has revealed the dismal conditions of convicts and undertrials in Punjab jails due to overcrowding, resulting in 70 per cent of inmates suffering from skin diseases.

Korba power hub turns into pollution hub

Fly ash—a by-product of coal-fired power plants—being dumped by the power houses has made the life of people in the power capital of Chhattisgarh, Korba, miserable.

Garbage to bring down LPG import

Mounds of garbage sprouting in cities and coal mines shut due to high ash contents may soon fire cooking stoves in kitchens, as the government is gearing up to unveil an ambitious plan to cut down the dependence on west Asian countries for LPG imports.

“This film is 30  per cent reality and 70 per cent creative imagination  with Delhi in  the backdrop”

‘Indu sarkar will make youth aware of incidents in 1970s when emergency was imposed’

On the eve of Emergency, Madhur Bhandarkar, famed for making films such as Chandni Bar and Page 3, is back with Indu Sarkar, which has 1970s as background.

Viewing the virtual reality  film

Reality screened virtually

You’re the victim in this film, and you’ll now exactly how it feels to be at the receiving end.

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