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Yamuna’s floodplain: What it is, how building on it can be harmful

Workers prepare stage for the three-day World Peace Festival organised by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: …

India

The miracle of Kolkata's wetlands – and one man's struggle to save them

The wetlands are this Indian city’s free sewage works, a fertile aquatic garden and, most importantly, a flood defence – but they’re under threat from developers. One environmentalist is leading the resistance<p>The trees on the streets of Kolkata in January are dusty, like neglected pot plants. At …

India’s startups feel stood up by Arun Jaitley

India

Behind ABVP’s confidence, govt and growth

An ABVP protest in Kolkata against a Jadavpur University event triggered by what was happening at JNU. Partha Paul<p>In the standoff at JNU and during …

India

In Haryana, smouldering Jat rage over reservations is spreading like a fire

Farmers, workers and youth say they are facing multiple crises.<p>Protests by Jat agitators demanding reservations in public employment intensified and …

Kerala elections: The Congress vs Communist battle gets a spoiler as BJP enters the fray

26/11: Headley naming Ishrat Jahan allows BJP to play victim and hero

David Coleman Headley’s deposition that Ishrat Jahan – killed in an encounter in 2004 – was involved with the Lashkar-e-Taiba has created a political …

South Asia

The blockade is over but Nepal's young Madhesis are determined to keep their agitation alive

An old demand that their Terai region should secede from the country is gaining new currency.<p>Madhesi protestors have lifted the four-month blockade …

Governor asks Mehbooba Mufti, BJP to clarify stand on govt formation

<b>New Delhi:</b> The alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on the brink of collapse after the latter put …

India’s growth more vulnerable to external risks: Moody’s

<b>New Delhi:</b> India’s growth story is now more vulnerable to potential spillover of external risks such as interest-rate tightening in the US and …

Taliban Attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan Renews Fears

Behind Rohit Vemula’s suicide: how Hyderabad Central University showed him the door

At a protest over the suicide of Rohith Vemula, outside the HRD Ministry in New Delhi, Monday. (express Photo by: Tashi Tobgyal)<p>On January 30, Rohith …

India

The era of sanctions is over in Iran. So why no celebrations?

High prices, corruption, media censorship – some things won’t change soon despite the nuclear deal, and Iranians know it<p>When Iran signed its historic nuclear deal with the west last July, the prize was the end of sanctions after implementation, and the nation was exuberant. Mobile phones buzzed …

'It makes you look like a fool': Even BJP MPs are ditching Modi's village development project

Parliamentarians initially jumped at the idea of adopting a village, but project flaws and unfair expectations have killed their enthusiasm.<p>More than …