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Road Safety: SC Asks States To Come Up With Trauma Centres And Introduce Safety Norms In Schools

The Supreme Court today (30 November) issued a slew of directions on road safety and asked all states and the union territories (UTs) to set up a …

The Enduring Legacy Of Jagdish Chandra Bose

<b>The work and the legacy of Jagdish Chandra Bose cannot be categorised in any one discipline. He was a scientist, polymath, author of non-fiction,</b> …

Arun Jaitley Defends 12 Per Cent GST On Sanitary Napkins, Calls Out Ill-Informed Debate

Finally opening up on the row kicked up by the media over the supposed high tax on sanitary napkins, Finance Minster (FM) Arun Jaitley today …

JC Bose: Rigorous Scientist, And Profound Thinker In The Indic Tradition

Snapshot<p>In Bose we have a scientist-seer who resonates with Indian spirit and values in the most profound sense of the terms<p>In April 2016, in the …

Today In History: Triumph Of J C Bose

Snapshot<p>After much obstruction, Bose finally had his way.<p>On this very day in 1902, at the Linnaean Society of London, a presentation was made. It was …

Karnataka Government To Bring In Action Plan For Electric Vehicles Policy

The Karnataka government today (30 November) said it would soon unveil an action plan for implementation of its electric vehicle and energy storage …

Despite Beijing’s Denials, Proof Emerges Of China Planning Diversion Of Brahmaputra Waters

Snapshot<p>Experts say, China is most unlikely to pay heed to any objections from India and will go ahead with the construction of the 1000-km long …

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Says Bringing Down Cost Of Batteries In Electric Vehicles Is The Need Of The Hour

NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant today (30 November) said there is a need to find a technological breakthrough to bring down the cost …

Net Neutrality Ayatollahs Vs FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Snapshot<p>The champions of net neutrality seem to believe that having discriminatory or preferential pricing is somehow a subversion of internet …

Now Hindu Girl Refuses To Marry Muslim Lover Until He Converts

A curious case has emerged in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, where 20-year old Pooja Joshi has refused to marry her boyfriend, Mohsin Khan, until he converts to …

The Delusion That Politics Can Be Separated From Religion

Snapshot<p>Everyone is free to pray to the god of their choice, but to say that the religion of political leaders does not matter betrays a delusional …

India’s Data Protection Law Takes Shape

Snapshot<p>A new judicial ecosystem will need to be created around data protection legislation.<p>This new system must avoid the pitfalls of old processes …

After Congress And AAP, Arundhati Roy Extends Support To Jignesh Mevani, Contributes Rs 3 Lakh For Campaign: Report

Controversial left-wing activist and author Arundhati Roy has contributed Rs 3 lakh to Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani’s campaign for the upcoming …

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is Gone, But What About His Enablers?

Snapshot<p>Mugabe, who was leader of Zimbabwe for 37 years, was empowered by parade of leftists, dupes, and fellow travellers abroad.<p>Detained by the …

UGC Directs ‘Deemed-To-Be Universities’ To Drop University Title From Name; Christ, Symbiosis, Manipal Among The Affected

Following up on the 3 November Supreme Court (SC) order directing ‘deemed-to-be universities’ to stop using the university title, the University …

China’s Ruthless Eviction Of Migrants Out Of Beijing Draws Widespread Criticism

China is flushing people out of Beijing as part of a major plan to wipe its city centre off excess population, a fallout of rapid urbanisation that …

70 Years Of UN Resolution 181: When The World Stamped Its Approval For Formation Of Israel

Snapshot<p>On 29 November 1947, United Nations Resolution 181 created legal ground for the formation of a Jewish state partitioned from the Arab domains …

So It Was Okay To Postpone Union Budget For UP Polls But Postponing Winter Session For Gujarat Is Unacceptable?

Snapshot<p>An 11-member delegation of opposition parties had pleaded to theElection Commission in January that the Union budget be postponed until …

Morning Brief: Gujarat Poll Campaign Hots Up; India Rises On Entrepreneurship Index; New Twist In Kerala Jove Jihad Case

<i>Good morning, dear reader! Here’s your morning news and views brief for today.</i><p><b>Gujarat Election Campaign Hots Up:</b> The election campaign in Gujarat …

Chabahar Port: Phase One Complete, To Be Inaugurated By Iran’s President Rouhani On 3 December

Iran has completed the first phase of work on the strategically located Chabahar port, making it suitable for handling large container ships, the …

Not Without Consequences: Death Penalty For All Three Convicted In Kopardi Rape And Murder Case

A sessions court in Ahmednagar has awarded death sentences to the three men convicted for the brutal rape and killing of a 15-year-old Maratha girl …

Government Set To Drop Plan To Ban Sale Of Cattle For Slaughter In Animal Markets, Says Report

The government is set to drop its plan to notify a ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, the <i>Indian Express</i> has reported, citing …

PM Modi Takes A Swing At Rahul, Asks Where The “Economist Propagating Grand Stupid Thought” Emerged From

Continuing his campaign in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (29 November) hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for …

Familiar Mistake? A Ban On Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ In Bihar

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film <i>Padmavati</i> will not release in Bihar after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a ban on it in response to a …

Under Chandrababu Naidu, A New Andhra Is In The Works

In 2014, Telangana with it’s capital in Hyderabad was carved out of Andhra Pradesh (AP). As the man who was widely credited by many to have developed …

SBI Report: Q2 GDP Growth Estimated To Be 6.4 Per Cent; Annual Rate Could Touch 7 Per Cent

The gross domestic product (GDP) growth numbers for first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017-18 raised a storm of debate over Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

Rahul Gandhi’s Name In The Register Meant For Non-Hindus At Somnath Temple

In what appears to be a major goof-up, Rahul Gandhi’s display of ‘soft Hindutva’ by visiting temples in Gujarat to garner Hindu votes seems to have …

Why Hyper Competition Is Good For Incumbent Telecom Companies And Consumers

Snapshot<p>Telecom sector consolidation, even if induced by hyper competition, is mostly a good thing as it helps strengthen the balance sheets of …

When Nehru Opposed Restoration Of Somnath Temple

Snapshot<p>Yesterday (11 May) marked 66 years since the restoration of the Somnath temple in Gujarat. It was on 11 May, 1951, that President Rajendra …

Moody’s Upgrade Done – Now, What Next?

Snapshot<p>Using China as a potential competitor and working towards a larger share of global trade can be an aspiration and long term goal for India. …