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Is Saudi Arabia’s 32-Year-Old Crown Prince Dead?

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the 32-year-old media-savvy leader of the oil kingdom, has been unnaturally quiet recently, so much …

Middle East

Murderous BJP stabbing anyone coming in its way: Shiv Sena

Days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accused the Shiv Sena of betrayal, the latter on Friday dubbed the BJP as a "mad murderer" …

India

BJP is set to lose MP and Rajasthan, says CSDS. Here is their track record

Share Email<p>According to the latest CSDS survey on the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Assembly elections to be held later this year, the Congress leads …

India

A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million?

This year marks a century since some women got the vote; a century since the end of the first world war; 50 years since the 1968 revolts; 70 since the founding of Israel and the NHS. All have been well marked. So it is striking that the centenary of one of the most devastating events in human …

Disease

The 10 Shirts Every Man Needs In His Wardrobe

Different types of shirt are better suited to different occasions. These are the 10 must-have button-up styles every rakish gent should have hanging …

Men's Fashion

A Road Trip for Lovers of Castles, Glassworks, and Beer

Where to go in this fast-driving, palace-dotted German state.<p>Beer-loving, fast-driving, palace-dotted Bavaria, Germany, home of Oktoberfest, BMW, and Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired Disney), is toasting its centennial as a free state this year. Now’s the perfect time to travel beyond its …

European Travel

Remembering Maulana Azad

On February 22, 1958, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru went on air to announce: “<i>Aaj hamara Mir-e-Karavan chala gaya</i> (today we have lost the leader of …

India

Four Years Of Modi’s BJP And Missed Opportunities

Successful execution of intention has depended on the might of executive action and investment of personal political capital by Prime Minister …

India

A world without darkness: The best places to see the midnight sun

As we all (hopefully) know, the Earth rotates on an axis around the sun, providing us with all manner of marvellous things like the seasons and night and day. But at the northern and southern extremes, the tilt causes incredibly long days in summer and absent days in winter.<p>In the northern …

European Travel

It's time the world stands up to Israel

<b>For the past six weeks, tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have been gathering weekly to demand their freedom and right to return.</b> …

Israel

The world's newest countries – how many have you visited?

European Travel

24 Delicious Hours in Amsterdam

If you find yourself with 24 hours to kill in Amsterdam, you’re in luck. The central part of the city is only 30 minutes from the airport, making it …

European Travel

The BJP’s halo seems to have dissipated after Karnataka elections, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

In 1996, soon after LK Advani resigned as an MP over his name surfacing in the hawala diaries, we asked the original BJP ideological mascot why he …

India

An Advanced Civilization Could Have Ruled Earth Millions of Years Ago, Says the Silurian Hypothesis

Have you ever wondered if a different animal would evolve to have human-level intelligence, long after humans have passed away from this planet? We …

Ancient Civilization

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Lonely Planet Editors Agree: These Are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Summer is fast approaching and if you've been thinking about going on vacation in Europe, Lonely Planet has done the hard work for you. The travel …

European Travel

Why Did Indira Gandhi Throw Gayatri Devi in Jail During Emergency?

The third Maharani of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi, was sent to in Tihar Jail in July 1975, where she spent nearly six months during the Emergency, all under …

India

'They deserve no mercy': Iraq deals briskly with accused 'women of Isis'

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help.<p>Boutoutao, 29, is accused of being a member of Islamic State. Whispering in her native tongue within earshot of other accused Isis members – all foreigners like her – …

Human Rights

ISRAEL EXECUTES 7 CHILDREN WITH KILL SHOTS TO HEAD AND CHEST • Middle East Rising

<b>by Ariyana Love</b><p>Yesterday, Israeli snipers carried out <b>Field Executions</b> <b>of 7 children</b> and murdered one baby, in their bloodiest massacre since the start …

Middle East

RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world

Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world's nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita a key statistic. The IMF ranks the world's countries according to their GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita.<p>The PPP takes into account …

Hong Kong

Jesus Commands: Worship Me

Who or what do you worship? Yourself? The idea of having a perfect partner? Money? Success? Power? Happiness? Jesus commands us to worship only God: …

Christianity

When Amitabh Bachchan refused Rs 10 million cheque from Shah Rukh Khan

Hack:<p>Amitabh Bachchan had once refused to accept a Rs.10-million cheque from Shah Rukh Khan for the sake of friendship<br>• SRK had offered a hefty amount …

Bollywood

Italian region named best place to visit in Europe by Lonely Planet

The world's largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, released its annual list of the top ten places to visit in Europe on Monday, and an Italian …

Italy

The scandal unfolding in Tirumala Hills has a larger message for all Hindus

Share Email<p>The recent revelations of financial irregularities at Tirupathi Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara is indeed troubling. Dr A V …

Hinduism

Why has Mohammad bin Salman gone so quiet?

Has Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman been assassinated? Or is that just wild internet conjecture? I ask only because he has barely been seen in public since prolonged heavy gunfire was heard at the royal palace in Riyadh in the middle of the night on April 21.<p>At the time Saudi state …

Middle East

Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls: BJP, Congress to continue electoral battle for 4 parliamentary, 10 Assembly seats on 28 May

Even before the furore over the Karnataka Assembly election results can die down, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress will get another …

India

Call for coup in Saudi: Dissident prince urges uncles to seize power

<b>DUSSELDORF, Germany -</b> A dissident Saudi prince has called on his uncles to depose King Salman and take over the country.<p>Prince Khaled bin Farhan made …

Middle East

Boycotting Hinduism, Dalits Keep Their Pride But See No Equality

<b>Video Editor:</b> Purnendu Pritam,Vivek Gupta<p>“Mass conversion of Dalits to Buddhism”...a headline we often come across. Especially from regions where …

India

Lonely Planet’s 10 top European under-the-radar destinations

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing these photos on a mobile device</i><p>Planning a European vacation this summer? Instead of vacationing where …

European Travel