Siddharth Jaiman

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Bangalore sand mafia chops off woman's hand

In a gruesome incident, three members of a sand mafia chopped off the hand of a housewife in Bengaluru in a case of mistaken identity. All the three …

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

Not only is BJP refusing to scrap Section 377, it's back to saying gays have a 'genetic disorder'

No chance of homosexuality being decriminalised in India anytime soon.<p>It seemed as if Law Minister Sadananda Gowda had opened up a window of hope in …

LGBTQI

Why are India’s lingerie websites obsessed with foreign models?

E-commerce companies in India are doing almost everything right to help Indian women feel comfortable about buying lingerie online.<p>There is discreet packaging for home delivery; an all-women helpline to assist the naive; “fit consultants” to help buyers understand their sizes and body types; and …

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Decoding why mafiadom rules from Mamata's Bengal to Akhilesh's UP

An Uttar Pradesh freelance journalist is set on fire and dies in hospital for allegedly angering a minister by posting stories about illegal mining …

India

Ex-Interpol Chief, Lalit Modi's 'Brother', Rubbishes India's Attempts to Bring Him to Justice

<b>New Delhi:</b> On 25 October 2014, Lalit Modi posted a picture on his Instagram account from the VIP box at a Barcelona-Real Madrid football game, one of …

Met Him at London Pubs, Says 2G Accused Thanked in Lalit Modi Email

<b>New Delhi:</b> After he was granted emergency travel documents by UK officials, graft-tainted cricket boss Lalit Modi thanked a series of high-profile …

Born of agitation politics, Aam Aadmi Party feels the sting of dharnas once in power

Doctors, teachers, sanitation workers, nearly everyone has gone on strike against the Delhi government in recent months. Worse, more agitations are …

India

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News Media

Smriti Irani's degrees should be probed: PM Modi's brother

<b>Ghaziabad:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad on Wednesday said educational qualifications of HRD Minister Smriti Irani should be …

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

The report comes as oil pollution forced neighboring Peru to declare an environmental state of emergency in its northern Amazon rainforest.<p>Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion — more than a tenth of its GDP — as of last summer.<p>In 2009 China began loaning Ecuador billions of dollars in exchange …

Oil & Gas Industry

India’s first chain of backpacker hostels is attracting some serious money

When Dharamveer Singh Chouhan graduated from engineering school, he wasn’t particularly thrilled. Engineering wasn’t his calling and he didn’t want to be a “corporate slave” like many of his friends.<p>After staying unemployed for a few months, he landed an internship in Germany, and on weekends set …

One Agricultural Scientist's Concerns About The Future Of The Food Supply

I’m generally optimistic about the ability of the world’s farmers to continue to feed the growing population, and also to satisfy the increased food demand of the growing middle class in previously poor countries. That hope is based on the amazing track record of innovation by farmers and their …

Modi government is killing Vajpayee's food security scheme

By phasing out the Antyodaya scheme, the government could deprive the poorest of poor of adequate food security.<p>The Narendra Modi government has …

If the Lalit Modi scandal is a product of BJP infighting, whoever is behind it is playing with fire

Even if Sushma Swaraj was the sole target, expecting Lalit Modi to not drag others in is naive.<p>About a decade ago, there seemed to be only one …

India

iOS 9 Vs iOS 8: Apple's Biggest Changes

<i>Touchdown!</i><p>Today Apple has officially unveiled iOS 9 and, despite a very similar appearance, the ninth edition of iOS comes jam packed with welcome changes from its troubled predecessor.<p>So let’s get straight to it and break down exactly where Apple has made the biggest changes from iOS 8 and the …

How the Right to Education is failing the very children it was meant to benefit

More than 75% of those out of schools are either Dalits, Adivasis or Muslims.<p>Eight-year-old Pankaj belongs to the Ghasiya tribe and lives in a small …

Education

Kobad Ghandy, jailed for being a Maoist, goes on hunger strike to protest harassment by authorities

Full text of alleged Maoist's letter to the press explaining why he has gone on an indefinite fast.<p>Kobad Ghandy, who was arrested in Delhi in 2009 on …

Not just engineers: Are IIT students finally embracing politics and activism?

Students feel that activism is bound to take root even if authorities continue to see IITs as factories producing engineers.<p>Way back in 1956, in the …

India

Indian poultry farmers fear invasion of American chicken legs

WTO verdict against Indian restrictions on US imports ruffles feathers.<p>For the last 10 years, India's growing love for tender chicken has driven the …

Agriculture

On granting citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus, Modi has been high on rhetoric but low on action

As Modi tours Bangladesh, a look at his government’s policy towards the contentious issue of Bangladesh Hindus in Assam.<p>From putting Article 370 in …

India

Why children in Manipur are writing postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

A deadly ambush on the Indian army is no reason to continue AFSPA, given the overwhelming evidence that it's doing more harm than good in …

India

The NYT’s 1 percent problem: Media bias goes much deeper than Fox News vs MSNBC

<b>(Yuri_Arcurs via Shutterstock)</b><p>There’s a reason the NYT’s Upshot ran more stories on reclining airplane seats than on payday lending<p>Sean McElwee<p>June 6, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>The media is biased, but not in the way most commentators think. By focusing on whether the media is harder on Republicans or …

Indian farmers are marrying extra wives to literally carry their water for them

A myth of the West holds that women are too delicate to do manual labor, everything from frontline military service to opening a door. Men who believe it should try kneading bread dough for 15 minutes and see how their arms feel.<p>Although often overlooked, traditional women’s work includes some of …

There’s still plenty of money in dumb phones

Microsoft released a new phone under the Nokia brand this week. It has no 3G or LTE, no Wi-Fi, no touchscreen, no apps, no Facebook, and the only accessory listed on its product page is an extra battery. It costs $20 before tax and will, in all likelihood, be a massive success.<p>Who would want to buy …

Live: Rupee closes 25 paise stronger against dollar at 63.76

<b>5:00pm:</b> The Indian rupee closes 25 paise stronger against dollar at 63.76 against its previous close of 64.01.<p><b>3:30pm:</b> Sensex closes 0.17%, or 44.93 …

Indian convertible bonds stall on world’s worst stock losses

<b>Mumbai/Singapore:</b> Convertible bond sales in India have come to a grinding halt as investors shun debt linked to the world’s worst-performing stock …

Stock Markets

‘The World Is Too Important to Be Left to America’

A Chinese bestseller charting a path for global dominance appears in English for the first time.<p><i>“It has been China’s dream for a century to become the world’s leading nation,” wrote Liu Mingfu, then a colonel in the People’s Liberation Army, in his 2010 book</i> The China Dream<i>. After taking over as</i> …

China