Nitish opens channel of communication with BJP

A JDU leader is ‘hobnobbing’ with BJP leaders in New Delhi, unofficially. Read More...

Sunil Arora, Prasar Bharati chief, BJP, Jaswant Singh, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Indian Airlines, CEO
Sunil Arora likely to become Prasar Bharati chief

Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora, who is presently working as an advisor to Prasar Bharati, is likely to become the CEO of the body, a post which has fallen vacant due to the premature retirement of the former CEO, Jawhar Sircar. Read More...

‘Uniform civil code should drop anti-women laws of all religions’

Experts believe there should be a renewed debate under the UCC to increase the scope of women’s rights.Read More...

Over 45,000 child marriages in Kerala since 2001

A recent study by CRY finds the relatively advanced Kerala to be reporting incidences of child marriages mostly in its northern Muslim-dominated districts.Read More...

Padma Bhushan, Michael Joseph Ferreira, QNet scam, multilevel marketing, multilevel marketing
QNet scam accused is a Padma Bhushan

Ferreira ran banned multilevel marketing racket that duped people of Rs 400 cr. Read More...

SP, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Gayatri Prajapati
SP split wide open as Akhilesh takes on Mulayam

The merger of the Qaumi Ekta Dal and reinstatement of Gayatri Prajapati in the state Cabinet were done against the wishes of Akhilesh.Read More...

FIR, murder case, Aakash Kumar, Lakhmi Chand, Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad police took over a month to file FIR in ‘murder’ case

It took the family of Aakash Kumar over a month to get an FIR filed after he was found dead on the train tracks between Anand Vihar in Delhi and Chandar Nagar in Ghaziabad on 12 September, in a case that brings out gross negligence on the part of the Ghaziabad police. Read More...

AAP, Valmiki Naik, Goa Dialogue, BJP, Congress, CM candidate
‘AAP will change Goa’s sin city image’

Goa’s casino culture is tarnishing its image: Valmiki Naik, AAP’s Goa secretary. Read More...

Municipal wards, Municipal unification,State Election Commission, municipal corporations
Municipal unification not happening now

Civic elections will likely be held with the 3 municipal corporations. Read More...

Vocational training, Delhi Urban Shelter Independent Board, Geeta Gha, Yamuna Pushta, Promotion of Youth and Masses
Delhi’s homeless will get vocational training

In a novel initiative, the capital’s large homeless population living in night shelters will be imparted education as the Delhi Urban Shelter Independent Board (DUSIB) has decided to start certificate vocational training courses in 10 night shelters of the capital. The move will benefit at least 240-250 people in the first round of courses. Read More...

Anti-China sentiments,  Jama Masjid, Chinese products, Chinese crackers, Make in India, Diwali
Anti-China sentiments dominate market

‘China is sending virus packed inside their crackers, which will get released with the smoke. Read More...

Future tense for Pak artistes

After CM’s intervention, Raj Thackeray agrees to the release of the current projects.Read More...

Low registration with Delhi police puts senior citizens at risk

A large number of people have not registered due to a lack of awareness of the services.Read More...

Gold, Price, current prices, commodity experts, Federal Reserve, global market
Better buy gold now since price set to rise

Gold is expected to gain about 8% from current prices in the next three months. Read More...

Maharashtra, Central government, Devendra Fadnavis, Kaushalya Setu
Maha launches skill development programme for Class 10-failures

‘Kaushalya Setu’ aims at saving thousands of students from the clutches of crime, depression, unemployment. Read More...

Automobile Association of Upper India, International de l’ Automobile, International Road Federation, Qutab Institutional, Trauma Care Course
Drivers are being trained to respond to accident victims

The Automobile Association of Upper India (AAUI), together with International de l’ Automobile (FIA) and International Road Federation, has been organising First Responder Trauma Care Course for all commercial drivers in the national capital since December last year, in a bid to make Indian roads safer. Read More...

J&K, women entrepreneurs, Mehbooba Mufti, financial empowerment
J&K Bank will support women entrepreneurs

Newly appointed chairman of J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmad has announced a number of schemes for women in the J&K Bank to promote and nurture their business skills. Read More...

Students, EDI,EDI Encounter, Entrepreneur Development Institute, Lashkar militants, militant attack
Students want probe in EDI encounter

Aspiring entrepreneurs residing in the hostels of Entrepreneur Development Institute have demanded a probe following a second attack on the EDI building recently in which security forces are said to have pounded the hostel building with rockets and other ammunition. Read More...

Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir government, protesters, S.P. Vaid, Srinagar
J&K govt will arrest 8,000 troublemakers

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to act tough on protesters, who have been on the streets for over 100 days now, and has decided to arrest within two weeks more than 8,000 new troublemakers it has identified, official sources have told this newspaper.Read More...

Women of India Festival 2016, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Dilli Haat, women entrepreneurship, rganic foods
Rural women promote organic products

To encourage women farmers and entrepreneurs in the country, Ministry of Women and Child Development has for the second consecutive year organised the Women of India Festival 2016: Organic Products at Dilli Haat in the national capital. Read More...

Air Canada, Delhi-Vancouver flight, Indian diaspora, Kevin Howlett, Indo-Canadian businesses
Air Canada introduces fastest Delhi-Vancouver flight

Initially planned to be a seasonal flight, it will bring a big relief to Indian diaspora settled in Canada. Read More...

East Africa, Government of Kenya, Turkana oil fields, Lamu Island, oil terminal
East Africa is world’s new oil hotspot

The discovery of oil has accelerated massive-scale infrastructural development concepts proposed by Government of Kenya. Read More...

Lalu Prasad Yadav, JDU leader, Sharad Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Harivansh, Congress, BJP
Lalu wary Nitish opens unofficial channel to BJP

“Fed up” with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bihar chief minister and JDU president Nitish Kumar is said to have opened “channels” with the BJP to explore alternative options. Read More...

Kashmiri scholars, Kashmiri Pandit, Devnagari script, Smriti Irani, Central Asian Dardic family
Pandits seek official status for Kashmiri in Devnagari script

Kashmiri scholars and writers from the Hindu community have demanded the official recognition of Devanagari script for writing Kashmiri language, arguing that this would make the language more accessible to Kashmiri Pandit youths. Read More...

Delhi police chief, CBI, Rupak Kumar Dutta, Anil Sinha, Bhim Sen Bassi
Delhi police chief in race for top job in CBI

The race is on for the post of Central Bureau of Investigation director, as the tenure of incumbent Anil Sinha ends on 30 November. Read More...

Digitisation, Provident Fund, Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Lok Sabha
Digitisation reduces pending PF cases to half

The pendency of Provident Fund (PF) settlement claims has come down to almost half, compared to three years ago, due to the digitisation of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), under the the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Read More...

Kashmiri scholars, Devanagari script, Nastaliq, KP scholars, J&K Cultural Academy of Art
Pandits want official status for Kashmiri written in Devanagari script

Kashmiri scholars and writers from the Hindu community have demanded the official recognition of Devanagari script for writing the Kashmiri language, arguing that this would make the language more accessible to Kashmiri Pandit youths. Read More...

N. Chandrababu Naidu, Hyderabad, Hyderabad Secretariat, Narendra Modi
Naidu vacates Hyderabad office eight years before deadline

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has more or less vacated his Hyderabad Secretariat, eight years before the time allowed as per the AP Reorganization Act. Read More...

Nitish opens channel of communication with BJP

A JDU leader is ‘hobnobbing’ with BJP leaders in New Delhi, unofficially. Read More...

Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs, Pakistan, Bimstec,  BRICS Summit, terrorism
Bimstec represents polar opposite of terror promoting polity: Sushma Swaraj

Taking a jibe at Pakistan, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the invitation to member states of the Bimstec group for an outreach summit at the BRICS Summit last weekend showed that these countries "today represent the polar opposite of a terrorism promoting polity". Read More...

Swapna Dutta, Je Jekhane Danriye,  All India Radio, modern Bengali literature, Second Encounter, Bengali culture
‘The translator needs to identify with the original work’

Swapna Dutta has been a writer for several decades now, mostly of children’s books, with more than 50 titles to her name, including several translations. Read More...

Auto sector, festive launches, pure electrics, Honda Accord, Hyundai Tucson, Renault Kwid, Innova Crysta
Festive vroom: The Indian car market is creating quite the buzz this season

From small cars to big, from hybrids to pure electrics, buyers are spoilt for choice this festive season. Read More...

Jaffna, public library, Sri Lanka, books, ancient manuscripts, Interiors, fire
Trial by fire in Jaffna

The public library in Jaffna, Sri Lanka was once known for its wide-ranging and multilingual collection of books, and for the rare ancient manuscripts that were preserved here. But during the ’80s, it became an unlikely symbol for the worst ravages of the Sri Lankan civil war. The library was razed to the ground in 1981. And then, in a spirit of resilience, it was rebuilt from scratch, writes Karthik Venkatesh. Read More...