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Modi government must ban female genital mutilation

The Modi government, which has been tom-toming female empowerment should look at banning Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting or Khafd and not just …

Rahul alleges ‘scam’ in Rafale deal

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the government for not making public the prices of Rafale fighter aircraft, and charged that …

February 06: Delhi and beyond, in pictures

PTI<p>TMC members protest against price hike in diesel and petrol during the Budget Session at Parliament House in New Delhi<p>PTI Photo / TV GRAB<p>MP’s from …

Kasganj: Chandan Gupta’s family want him declared martyr; arrests follow inflammatory WhatsApp texts

Family members of Chandan Gupta, the youth killed in the Kasganj violence on Republic Day, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on …

In Depth—Headwinds facing both Congress and BJP in Meghalaya assembly polls. A ground report

Two-term Congress Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma is preparing for a gruelling battle against anti-incumbency to defend Congress’ hold on Meghalaya, …

Manipur Christian schools shut down after threats

All the Christian missionary schools in and around Imphal, Manipur, remained shut indefinitely for the second day on Tuesday following threats from …

Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha proceedings, say their voices are being muzzled

A group of Opposition parties—Congress, TMC, NCP, DMK, Samajwadi Party, CPI-M, CPI and AAP—on Tuesday boycotted the proceedings of Rajya Sabha, …

Green Card: US lawmakers supported by group of Indians for elimination of per country limit

At least six influential US lawmakers have supported the move of a group of highly-skilled Indians to remove the per country limit on the allotment …

Now ‘Manikarnika’ faces allegations of distorting history

Controversy over films based on historical characters fails to die down in Rajasthan as yet another right wing fringe group Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha …

Quack’s reuse of needle suspected after spurt in HIV cases in one village in Uttar Pradesh

A local quack in Uttar Pradesh has infected 21 villagers with the deadly HIV virus by injecting them with infected needles and contaminated syringes, …

Shashi Tharoor gets the last word after Rijiju and Frawley criticise his new book ‘Why I am a Hindu’

Congress MP and noted writer Shashi Tharoor has hit back at Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju’s criticism of his recent book <i>Why I</i> …

Ruckus in both houses of Parliament: TDP YSRCP protest in Lok Sabha, TMC in Rajya Sabha

Vociferous protests by members of NDA ally Telugu Desam Party on Tuesday forced a brief adjournment of Lok Sabha proceedings as they demanded special …

Rahul to interact with people at Congress headquarters

In a bid to boost his party's connect with the masses, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will start interacting with the public at the party …

Policeman killed in terrorist attack outside Srinagar hospital, Pakistani terrorist escapes

A policeman was killed on Tuesday and another injured as militants staged a daring attack outside a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital to …

Ghulam Nabi Azad slams PM Modi’s politics of fear in the Rajya Sabha

The BJP government has divided the Opposition parties, scaring someone by using ED [Enforcement Directorate], someone else by using the Income Tax …

Dushyant Dave seeks to cross-examine 11 people named in documents relating to death of Judge Loya

The Supreme Court hearing on pleas seeking an independent probe into the death of Special CBI judge BH Loya turned acrimonious on Monday with lawyers …

Sensex crashes over 1,000 points to well below 34,000, Nifty dives 3.55% lower

Massive selling erupted in the Indian equities market on Tuesday morning,as the two key indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty -- opened around 3 …

World fails to stop war on children: Unicef

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has said violence had a devastating toll on children, who were being killed in ongoing conflicts or …

Amid rising oil prices, cautious Jaitley says banks will decide on lowering interest rates

Sounding a note of caution on the inflationary impact of rising global crude oil prices ahead of the RBI's final monetary policy review of the …

The idea of India goes beyond Hindi

In the beautiful essay, <i>Three Hundred Ramyanas</i>, AK Ramnujan explains that for every Rama, there is a Ramayana. But there are unfortunate people …

Emergency in Maldives—Chief Justice, former President arrested; India, China issue travel advisories

After repeated rounds of clashes between police and opposition protesters, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday night declared a …

No land for the poor

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Inclusive Development Index (IDI) has come as a much-needed reality check for India and our chest-thumping BJP …

Kasganj violence: Muslims protected temples, police investigation so far biased, says report

A new fact-finding report into the sectarian violence in Kasganj has accused the local police of being biased against members of the Muslim community …

Sorry Amit Shah, your own government’s figures give the lie to your claims on safety in Kashmir

On Sunday a 22-year-old Army Captain and three soldiers were killed and four persons including two soldiers and two children injured in shelling …

Modi govt not a ‘game-changer’ but a ‘name-changer’: Ghulam Nabi Azad

On the discussion over President’s address in Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP government has just been renaming all …

Acting is tough but in India, it’s seen as a cakewalk: Bajpayee

Regarded as one of the finest actors in Bollywood, Manoj Bajpayee feels sad that acting is considered as the easiest profession in India.<p>In the …

Nepali tea gets own trademark, not to use Darjeeling, India logo

Nepal's orthodox tea exports will no longer have the logo 'Darjeeling, India' and will be sold abroad with its own identity, 154 years after tea …

Sachin Pilot: “Countdown for downfall of ‘maharani’ Raje has begun, people angry with BJP misrule”

<b>Congress has defeated BJP by a huge margin in the Rajasthan bypolls held for two Lok Sabha seats and one Vidhan Sabha seat. To whom do you credit</b> …

Budget 2018: The middle class has actually received a relief of only ₹290

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made tall claims of keeping in mind the taxpayers’ interests in Budget 2018. But the truth is, the last budget …

Journalists Union demands new wage board to revise pay

The fourth estate is no longer free and fair and this a cause for concern. Having realised this, the National Alliance of Journalists Unions has …