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Maharashtra Election Commission, BJP, Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party, Raosaheb Danve
Sena, BJP may tie up for local polls

Alliance will be on the basis of not just seat-sharing, but also a common agenda. Read More...

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BJP, West Bengal, Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPM, CBI, Rose Valley chit fund scam
BJP failing to fill opposition space ceded by Congress, CPM in Bengal

‘The BJP leadership in Bengal is a compromised one and does not have a charismatic leader’. Read More...

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Special Economic Zones, public interest litigation, KCR, Mahmood Ali
KCR, Naidu ask Centre to decide SEZ stand

Centre, states will file affidavits before the Supreme Court by the first week of February on returning unused SEZ land to farmers. Read More...

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VAT scam, Trade and Taxes Department, Enforcement Directorate, ED, Value Added Tax
Rs 5,000cr VAT scam waiting to Explode

The involvement of the staff and touts of Delhi’s Trade and Taxes Department is strongly suspected.Read More...

Investigation
Crimes against women, national capital, rape, RTI, Right to Information, Delhi
Crimes against women on the rise in the national capital

Over 20,000 cases have been reported in just five police districts out of the 11 in the past two years.Read More...

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Ticket seekers, Assembly polls, Congress party, Keshav Babu, National Students’ Union of India
Ticket-seekers throng party offices

Ticket seekers for the Assembly polls in several states are making a beeline outside the offices of political parties here. Read More...

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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Ranjit Savarkar, V.D. Savarkar, Karmaveer Bhaurao Shinde
Court summons journalist for ‘defaming’ Savarkar

Move comes a year after Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s grand-nephew Ranjit filed a case alleging that a news weekly had defamed the freedom fighter. Read More...

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AP government, cockfights, Tamil Nadu, Pongal, Jallikattu
Andhra silently allows cockfights to go on

The AP government has ‘decided’ neither to lift the ban nor come in the way of people celebrating cockfights. Read More...

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demonetisation, cockfights, Sankranti, Supreme Court, Andhra Pradesh
‘Note ban’ dampens betting on cockfights

The demonetisation of big notes has had a salubrious effect on controversial cockfights in coastal Andhra, as betting amounts have significantly gone down during Sankranti that was on Saturday. Read More...

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anti-custodial torture law, National Human Rights Commission, custodial death, Sompal
‘Strong anti-custodial torture law is the need of the hour’

Suicide has been found to be the biggest reason for custodial deaths. Read More...

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Budget Private Schools, BPS, Amit Chandra, National Independent Schools Alliance, Ministry for Human Resource and Development
Budget private schools suffer because of government apathy

Though enrollment in Budget Private Schools (BPS) has increased over the years, representation of such schools in the government’s policies has largely been far from satisfactory. Read More...

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BJP, Rahul Gandhi, Congress party, Election Symbols Order
BJP wants Congress’ hand frozen

The BJP has alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi violated the electoral code of conduct by “co-relating the Congress symbol with religious figure” in his speech at an event held on Wednesday here. Read More...

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Budget session, Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, National Conference, Congress, People’s Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti
PDP, NC lock horns during Budget session

PDP and NC MLAs accused each other of being ‘separatists’ and ‘agents of Pakistan’. Read More...

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Mehbooba Mufti, Nirmal Singh, Salal power project, Jammu and Kashmir, Piyush Goyal
J&K is hopeful of Uri or Salal power project’s return to state

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and her deputy Nirmal Singh, who also holds the power portfolio, are hopeful of getting either the Salal or the Uri power project back from the NHPC. Read More...

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Jammu and Kashmir government, paramilitary forces, Mehbooba Mufti, Union Home Ministry
Centre will help J&K police to modernise

The Jammu and Kashmir government is working to modernise the state’s police department, following the unrest of 2016. Read More...

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UAE, Ahmed Al Banna, Kandahar attack, UAE Diplomats, Dawood ­Ibrahim
‘UAE works closely with India on people designated as terrorists’

UAE Ambassador to India, Ahmed Al Banna says that a good chemistry between the leaders of the two countries has triggered a great cooperation. Read More...

World
Islamic State, Pakistan, ISIS hotbed, Afghan Special Operations Forces, ISIS
‘Pakistan is deliberately pushing Afghanistan as a new ISIS hotbed’

Indian intelligence officials feel that Pakistan is doing this so that India’s efforts to brand it as a ‘terror state’ are diluted. Read More...

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Durga Vahini, Harshala Garje, Vidya Vahini, Chetak chopper crash
Women’s group wants job quota for war widows

‘There are cases where due to archaic laws and procedures and extreme red tapeism, even meagre pension is denied by the babus’ Read More...

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Private banks, lending rates, PSBs, CASA, demonetisation, NPAs, KPMG India
Private banks cautious on slashing lending rates

Private banks have not reduced lending rates, in the same proportion as PSBs.Read More...

Business
OPEC, White House, energy advisor, Robert McNally, oil policies
‘OPEC and Russia are seeking to manage sentiments instead of supply’

Robert McNally, former top energy advisor in the White House, advises India to strategise its oil policies.Read More...

Business
Andrew Marr Show, Robert Peston, National Health Service, Theresa May
May discusses shared society on TV

Sunday mornings have become political prime time and not just for newspapers, but on television as well. Since 2007, BBC’s Andrew Marr Show has been the go to viewing. Traditionally, Marr has hosted the Prime Minister at the start of a New Year. Read More...

World
Swapan Dasgupta, Kohinoor, Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
Jewel in the crown: History of the Kohinoor

Senior journalist Swapan Dasgupta led the session on the Kohinoor diamond on the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. Read More...

Jaipur Literature Fest
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017,  Indian aesthetics, Mrinal Pande, ancient Indian culture, Bharata Muni
The nine rasas of Indian aesthetics

The first session of the second day of Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 concerned the element of navras in Indian aesthetics. Read More...

Jaipur Literature Fest
Swanand Kirkire, Gulzar, Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, Aap Kamai
I look towards Gulzar for inspiration: Swanand Kirkire

Swanand Kirkire has a versatile personality. He is among the most sought-after lyricists, dialogue writers and singers in the country. Read More...

Jaipur Literature Fest
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, In Search of a Muse: On Writing Poetry, Anne Waldman, Tishani Doshi, poetry
You can never guess where a poem can lead you

One of the standout evening sessions on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 was on the subject of poetry. “In Search of a Muse: On Writing Poetry”, was the final session of the day, and it was attended by a packed audience. Read More...

Jaipur Literature Fest
Nandana Sen, Alice in Wonderland, Writer, Jaipur Literature Festival 2107, child-rights activist
I can't imagine my childhood without books: Nandana Sen

Actress, author and child-rights activist Nandana Sen, who is among the speakers at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2107, talks to Guardian 20 about her life and work. Read More...

Jaipur Literature Fest
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Pak army, chemical weapons, Pashtuns, Pakistan military, independence, Pashtunistan, IDPs
Pak army using chemical weapons against Pashtuns

The Pakistan military has been using its ‘war on terror’ to bombard its restive regions that are seeking independence. Pashtuns are demanding a free Pashtunistan. Read More...

Investigation
VAT scam, Trade and Taxes Department, Enforcement Directorate, ED, Value Added Tax
Rs 5,000cr VAT scam waiting to Explode

The involvement of the staff and touts of Delhi’s Trade and Taxes Department is strongly suspected.Read More...

Investigation
Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, CM candidate, Punjab, AAP
Kejriwal could still be CM candidate for Punjab

If Arvind Kejriwal moves to Punjab, Manish Sisodia will get charge of Delhi. Read More...

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Islamic State, Pakistan, ISIS hotbed, Afghan Special Operations Forces, ISIS
‘Pakistan is deliberately pushing Afghanistan as a new ISIS hotbed’

Indian intelligence officials feel that Pakistan is doing this so that India’s efforts to brand it as a ‘terror state’ are diluted. Read More...

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BJP, West Bengal, Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPM, CBI, Rose Valley chit fund scam
BJP failing to fill opposition space ceded by Congress, CPM in Bengal

‘The BJP leadership in Bengal is a compromised one and does not have a charismatic leader’. Read More...

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Indian classical music, Stanley Jordan,  jazz, Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel
‘Indian classical music, I’ve found, blends well with jazz’

Jazz musician Stanley Jordan speaks to Keith A. Gomes about the ‘touch technique’ of playing the guitar that today defines him, jazz criticism and the scope of the genre in years to come. Read More...

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