Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar, RS,  JDU, RJD, Nitish Kumar, BJP
Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar may be disqualified from RS

Disqualification may be done under 10th Schedule which deals with anti-defection. Read More...

Japan, China, Africa, Shinzo Abe, A.B. Mahapatra, CASS-India, Pranay Kotasthane
Growing India, Japan ties irk China

‘There is a larger picture of India and Japan investing in Africa’. Read More...

Ajay Maken, DPCC post, Bawana byelection, MCD, Congress, J.P. Aggarwal, BJP
Speculation rife Maken may lose DPCC post

Congress’ loss in the MCD polls and last month’s Bawana byelection triggered speculation that he may be sacked. Read More...

BJP , Delhi, ABVP, DUSU, EC , Vijay Goel, Manoj Tiwari
Delhi BJP infighting dominates party meet

The defeat of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections and issues of infighting in the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dominated the two-day Executive Council (EC) meeting of the state unit held in the capital this week, sources said. Read More...

KCR, LS bypoll, Congress, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS, Rythu Samanvaya Samithi, Lok Sabha
KCR will force LS bypoll on Congress

Nalgonda’s sitting Lok Sabha MP may resign in October to take up a top post in a newly set up farmers’ body. Read More...

Hyderabad police, Rohingya, AIMIM, AIMBT, Rohingya Muslims, NDA government, COVA
Hyderabad police keeps an eye on pro-Rohingya meetings

The Centre told the SC that the illegal immigrants posed a security threat and that they would be sent back soon. Read More...

Dalit-Bahujan, Kancha Ilaiah, Samajika Smugglerlu, Komatollu, TRS, TDP, N. Chandrababu Naidu
Kancha Ilaiah gets threats for ‘abusive’ book

Prominent “Dalit-Bahujan” writer Kancha Ilaiah has sought protection from Hyderabad police as he received “death threats” after his Telugu book, Samajika Smugglerlu, Komatollu (Vysyas, or Banias are Social Smugglers) was released last week. Read More...

Yogi Adityanath,Ardh Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, Akhilesh Bhartiya Akhara Parishad , Siddhartha Nath Singh, ROB
Yogi plans grand Ardh Kumbh in 2019

The CM has allocated an additional Rs 510 crore for the Kumbh ‘mela’ preparations. Read More...

Naxal, India, China, sleuths, Canada, Chhattisgarh,  CRPF soldiers
Naxal website server is located in China: Sleuths

Website is used to share propaganda material and views of Naxalites justifying killing the security forces. Read More...

CBSE, Delhi-NCR, private schools, children’s safety, Army Public School, Dr Dhirendra Mishra, Chitrakala Acharya
Mandatory system sought to ensure children’s safety in private schools

Despite the CBSE’s new guidelines, stakeholders question whether they will be duly implemented. Read More...

Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa, V.K. Sasikala, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, T.T.V. Dinakaran, DMK, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party
Uncertainty looms large over Amma’s party

Palaniswami and Panneerselvam’s marriage of convenience may not last long, but their immediate plan of action was to get rid of the ‘Mannargudi clan’, a euphemism for Sasikala and her brood.Read More...

Olympics of skills, WorldSkills, India, exhibition for skills, Abu Dhabi,National Sill Development Corporation
India hopes to win big at WorldSkills competition

The participants will compete across 50 skills at the event. Read More...

Kashmir separatist, New Delhi, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yashwant Sinha , Kashmir Valley, Mian Abdul Qayoom, NIA
Track-II parleys behind separatists’ talks offer

Behind the surprise development of the Kashmir separatist leadership issuing a statement on Friday calling for meaningful and serious dialogue with New Delhi without any conditions, are hectic Track-II negotiations between the separatists and some “go-betweens” in New Delhi. Read More...

Communal tension, Kargil Muslims, Leh, LBA, Buddhist girl, Kargil Muslim organisations, Uday Bhaskar
Communal tension at peak in Leh, as deadline ends for Kargil Muslims to leave

Communal passions are running high in Leh where the Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) had asked hundreds of people from Kargil, who work in Leh during the summer season, to leave by Thursday. Read More...

Amnesty International India, pellet shotguns, Kashmir, Srinagar, Central government, Jammu and Kashmir, ban
Amnesty slams state and Central governments for using pellet guns

Amnesty International India has asked for an immediate ban on the use of pellet shotguns in Kashmir as means to control crowds. Read More...

Kashmir, Kim Kardashian, neolithic pot, Mumtaz Itoo, Qasim Bagh, University of Sydney
Kashmir names neolithic pot ‘Kim Kardashian’

The first ‘intact’ pot discovered by archaeologists at apple orchard in Haigam, Sopore, is said to be 4,800 years old. Read More...

Antagonism, EU, UK, President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, mature politicians, European Defence Union
Antagonism is the new normal in EU, UK

‘It is a sorry state when mature politicians cannot come together to pragmatically resolve differences.’Read More...

MADHAV NALAPAT , DPRK, Kim Jong Un, Middle East, U.N. sanctions, GHQ, Japan MADHAV NALAPAT , DPRK, Kim Jong Un, Middle East, U.N. sanctions, GHQ, Japan
GHQ assists Kim Jong Un to ignore U.N. sanctions

Increasingly, funding is coming from individuals in Middle East, many of whom are connected to North Korean cash supply chains through individuals linked to GHQ Rawalpindi. Read More...

GSTN, BJP, CAIT, Finance Minister, IMC, traders’ wing, GSTN network
Glitches in GSTN portal worry harassed traders

Persistent glitches in the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) portal, a dysfunctional grievance redressal mechanism and numerous complaints have made life difficult for traders and led to much chaos. Read More...

U.S. agencies, India, US child protection agencies, Indian parents, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SBS, child protection, child abuse, Ministry of External Affairs
Unfeeling U.S. agencies confiscate children from Indian parents

Legal experts, doctors, and investigative journalists alleged that the US child protection agencies were biased and used flawed techniques to detect abuse.Read More...

Pakistani terrorists, Indian soldiers, Kashmir, Abu Ismail, Abu Qasim, Amarnath Yatra
Pakistani terrorists seek revenge on Indian soldiers

They have launched a hunt to identify the soldiers who ‘showed disrespect’ to the dead bodies of Ismail and Qasim. Read More...

Neha Arora, Planet Abled, Universal Design, travel, Adobe, wheelchair user
Breaking free: Travel made accessible with Planet Abled

Planet Abled is the only platform in India that organises customised tours for the differently-abled, helping to highlight the important issue of accessible travel that still has few proponents globally. Read More...

Antagonism, EU, UK, President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, mature politicians, European Defence Union
Antagonism is the new normal in EU, UK

‘It is a sorry state when mature politicians cannot come together to pragmatically resolve differences.’Read More...

Amitava Kumar, Enigma of Arrival, V.S. Naipaul, Taj Mahal, Reality Hunger, Eqbal Ahmad
Book Review: When a writer builds a home in that land called language

Amitava Kumar’s The Lovers is an ‘in-between’ book, containing elements of both fiction and non-fiction. It is also a meditation on the idea of home and its literary uses, writes Vineet Gill. Read More...

A.R. Rahman, Sufism, international Sufi concert, Mukhtiar Ali, Mohammad Rumi, Mozart of Madras, The Sufi Route
The man and his music: Rahman on his spiritual connection with Sufism

Musical maestro A.R. Rahman was recently in Delhi to promote an international Sufi concert he will be performing at in November. At the event, he talked about his attempts to spread the Sufi gospel through his music, writes Bhumika Popli. Read More...