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Rama

Rama (or Ramacandra) is the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. His adventures, notably the slaying of the demon king Ravana, are recounted in …

Sixty Years After First Insurgent Shots, Government Signs ‘Historic’ Nagaland Agreement

<b>Although details of the framework agreement have not yet been made public, NSCN leaders say it will serve as the basis for further talks on a ‘final</b> …

27,581 Indians died in railway accidents in 2014

A total of 27,581 Indians died in 2014 in railway related accidents, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau shows.<p>The NCRB has recorded …

California Rocky Fire: why it fits a global trend

As California grapples with the fast-moving Rocky Fire and 21 total blazes, a new study shows that the area of landscapes affected by wildfires …

Climate Change

Rocky Fire Burns in California: Pictures

Northern California

The scariest part of climate change isn't what we know, but what we don't

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”: so goes a Danish proverb attributed variously to baseball coach Yogi Berra and …

Climate Change

Indian tea-seller who hawks his books on Amazon

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1183000/1183545_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522760614_45ce361d1e49b97ee715d86b64a373d8<p><b>The most famous tea seller in the Indian capital, Delhi, Laxman Rao, is also a prolific Hindi-language author whose novels are now available on</b> …

India

Rahul Gandhi has found his voice. But has he actually found his calling?

OPEN TO OPINION<p>The Congress vice president would be right to worry about the fallout over the Rs 5,000 crore National Herald case which goes right to …

India

Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world

Just after midnight Saturday, one of the most perplexing border disputes in the world officially ended. India and Bangladesh began the exchange of over 160 enclaves – small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country – and in so doing ended a dispute that has lasted …

West Bengal

Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade …

Economy

Viewpoint: Britain must pay reparations to India

<b>At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included former Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor and British historian John Mackenzie. Shashi Tharoor's</b> …

India

El Nino has affected monsoon adversely: Govt.

The El Nino has adversely affected the monsoon in the country so far and is expected to further affect the rainfall in coming months, government …

5.6 quake rocks India's Assam, felt in Bangladesh, Nepal

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck some 23km from the Indian city of Basugaon in the northeastern state of Assam. The moderate, shallow earthquake …

Pakistan has built a massive surveillance state: report

Pakistan has stealthily built up a surveillance network that “would rival some of the world’s most powerful surveillance programmes,” according to a …

Surveillance

One of climate change’s biggest dangers is one the world still isn’t talking about

Changes in climate and weather patterns worldwide are converging with social trends, shifting populations, land use change, and increasingly impaired water infrastructure to dramatically make life worse for those across the globe. We now have evidence that climate is a major factor increasing risks …

Climate Change

Enclaves swapped in landmark India-Bangladesh border deal

<b>India and Bangladesh have swapped control of some 160 small pockets of land on each other's territory.</b><p>The enclaves, home to some 50,000 people, were created through local peace treaties in the 18th Century.<p>New national flags were to be hoisted as a landmark accord between the two countries came …

India

9 TV dramas that will make you smarter about business

But one of the great things about modern television is that it can be simultaneously entertaining and instructive, especially about business.<p>We picked nine series that could make you a better businessperson, whether you're interested in learning more about effective leadership, integrating your …

TV

Teachers are still using the stick in Indian schools and parents aren't doing anything to stop it

Almost all children surveyed had either seen or faced corporal punishment.<p>Last week, a nine-year-old girl in Telangana was made to kneel for two …

Andhra Pradesh

Cultural links between India the Greco-Roman world

Cyrus the Great (558-530 BCE) built the first universal empire, stretching from Greece to the Indus River. This was the famous Achaemenid Dynasty of …

China Chides India over New Border Posts in Arunachal Pradesh

<b>Beijing:</b> China's Defence Ministry cautioned India on Thursday over plans to construct 54 new border posts along the border in Arunachal Pradesh.<p>"We …

India

Why the riots in Delhi's Trilokpuri are significant

<b>Last week's clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Trilokpuri in Delhi did not exactly become headline-grabbing news.</b><p>Residents - helped by, many say, outsiders - fought pitched battles on the streets with stones and bricks, torched a couple of shops, threatened each other and vandalised property. …

India

For Clean India to work, country needs to solve its waste disposal problem

Instead of constructing new landfill sites, experts say the government should be looking into innovative methods to recycle waste.<p>Swachh Bharat …

Pollution

Wildlife Conservation Research Unit

News<p>April 13, 2018<p>Former WildCRU Panther, Yadav Ghimirey, now working with Friends of Nature Nepal, has released a short documentary on 'Small …

Wildlife

Killing of Cecil the Lion Sparks Debate Over Trophy Hunts

The allegedly illegal hunt blurs the line with controversial trophy hunting.<p>The killing of one of Zimbabwe's best known and most studied lions, Cecil the Lion, has stoked a debate around a growing trend in trophy hunting of endangered species.<p>Cecil was shot with a bow, stalked for 40 hours, and …

India conducts first official survey of Ganges dolphins

Conservation programme aims to protect the endangered species and restore biodiversity of the polluted river, reports The Straits Times<p>The conservation of dolphins in India’s holiest, but most polluted waterway, is under the spotlight as the country conducts its first official count of the …

Biodiversity

China Chides India over New Border Posts in Arunachal Pradesh

<b>Beijing:</b> China's Defence Ministry cautioned India on Thursday over plans to construct 54 new border posts along the border in Arunachal Pradesh.<p>"We …

India