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Demand rising for building Ram temple

Several groups are gearing up to mobilise mass support to force the BJP-led NDA government to issue an ordinance to...

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Power staff on warpath over revised draft electricity bill

The reformist Bill is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament next month.   Employees of state...

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Broad gauge lines to be free from unmanned level crossings soon

Authorities advanced the March 2020 deadline after the Gorakhpur incident.   Unmanned level-crossings (UMLCs) may become a thing of the...

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Portal glitches continue to mar GST filing

Traders are having a tough time because of many technical glitches in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) portal, as...

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Centre built 1.25cr houses in rural areas

The annual average of building houses has risen to 27.86 lakh as compared to UPA-II government’s 24.7 lakh.    ...

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Amaravati to host F1 boating race

AP plans to develop 16 beach points along its coastline to attract foreign tourists.   Andhra Pradesh is trying to...

Policemen escort members of the Hindu groups to Pampa base camp, to prevent them from clashing with women of menstrual age entering Sabarimala temple for the first time in centuries in Pathanamthitta

Thousands in jail as Kerala targets Sabarimala devotees

Battle lines are drawn in Kerala, with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan acting tough against the Sabarimala devotees, under pressure from...

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Railways will ferry pilgrims for Kumbh Mela

Indian Railways is making elaborate arrangements to ferry pilgrims for the coming Kumbh Mela at Allahabad (Prayagraj). The global event...

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Book Review: A romantic novel that raises urgent questions on gender and society

Deadlock is a romantic novel probing the post-marital love-lust relationship of a man and a woman. It deals with a...

Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's sister Misa Bharti ties rakhi on his wrist during Raksha Bandhan celebrations, in Patna on Aug 26, 2018. Also seen RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav. (Photo: IANS)

Tejashwi has upper hand as power struggle intensifies in RJD

As leadership crisis grips the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar, most party workers are rallying round Tejashwi Yadav, the...

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20% drop in sale of fuel as NCR runs away with Delhi’s customers

The disparity in petrol and diesel prices in Delhi compared to the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana has...

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Congress inducts ‘tainted’ Madhu Koda’s wife

Geeta Koda may contest the Lok Sabha elections next year from Singhbhum, also called Chaibasa.   Congress has inducted Geeta...

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Doctors’ lobby opposes ordinance making medical education transparent

The country’s strong doctors’ lobby is opposing the Centre’s move to bring about transparency and efficiency in the medical education...

Bhilai: A fire breaks out at Bhilai Steel Plant's Coke Oven Battery Complex killing at least nine persons and injuring several others on Oct 9, 2018. Photograph provided by an anonymous worker working at the Bhilai Steel Plant.(Photo: IANS)(Best quality

External experts to probe Bhilai plant fire

Ministers Chaudhary Birender Singh and Vishnu Deo Sai visited the accident site to assess the situation.   The Ministry of...

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Realty biz looks up again, investments pouring in

Major consolidation by way of mergers and acquisitions has become a prominent trend in the sector. Top deals include Blackstone,...

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Power outage situation improves in urban areas

Sikkim, Gujarat, Tripura, Maharashtra and Telangana are the top five states reporting minimum hours of power cuts in the country....

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Pendencies an uphill task for new CJI

Many sensitive cases like Ayodhya dispute, NRC and constitutionality of Article 35A are scheduled to come up before him.  ...

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Non-BJP states under pressure to cut VAT on petro products

After many BJP-ruled states reduce d value-added tax (VAT) on petroleum products, NDA-ruled Bihar and Opposition-ruled states have now come...

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Centre may amend Acts to restart mining in Goa

Likely to introduce a Bill to amend two Acts in the winter session of Parliament.   The Centre is planning...

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‘Plug glitches in data bill’

The draft Bill suggests steps to safeguard personal information.   Cyber experts and law-makers have pointed out anomalies and contradictions...

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New book on Shastri’s death points towards poisoning

After 52 years, the mysterious death of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri has once again come to the limelight...

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Rebels keep BJP guessing in Rajasthan as polls near

Party seeks to return to power in the Assembly polls likely to be held in December.   Rebels in Rajasthan...

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Retailers will observe bandh against FDI

More than 7 crore retail traders will observe one day’s nationwide ‘Trade Bandh’ on 28 September against Walmart-Flipkart deal and...

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We strive to democratise customer science: Dunnhumby CEO

‘Single regulator for e-commerce will cut multiplicity of authorities and curb monopolistic tendencies. It will also bring uniformity and cohesiveness...