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Supreme Court says eunuchs must be treated as 3rd gender, given rights

Updated: 15 April 2014, Tuesday, 13:15 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday recognised eunuchs as the third category of gender and directed the Union and state governments to grant them all facilities including voter identification cards, passports and driving licences. ...   | Read..

Srinivasan petitions SC for permission to continue as BCCI President

Updated: 15 April 2014, Tuesday, 19:30 hrs (IST)
Cement baron N Srinivasan, the shunted president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday pleaded before the Supreme Court to reconsider its interim or...   | Read..

Costlier food items push wholesale inflation up to 5.7% in March

Updated: 15 April 2014, Tuesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
Wholesale price inflation rose to a three-month high of 5.7 per cent in March, as prices of food items such as potato, onion and fruits shot up....   | Read..

Sonia puts heart & soul into it

Sonia Gandhi tonight hit the airwaves at prime time to position the general election as an epoch-making battle to protect the “very heart and soul of India”....   | Read..

Book refers to Didi’s ‘50 jobs’

Former coal secretary P.C. Parakh has claimed in a book that Mamata Banerjee had given jobs to 50 of her party supporters in violation of norms when she headed the coal m...   | Read..

Back to the cauldron days

Sanjaya Baru’s book, The Accidental Prime Minister, has reopened wounds among a core group of Indian Foreign Service officers who consider themselves J.N. Dixit&...   | Read..

Test for Nitish showpiece

Darveshpura — a Bhumihar-dominated village nearly 30km west of the tourist hotspot of Rajgir — is a typical example of development for which Nobel laureate Amartya...   | Read..

Rahul’s uplift shot at CM

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today sharpened his attack on the Naveen Patnaik government and asked people to throw it out of power as it had failed to bring any devel...   | Read..

Veteran soldier vs brash challenger

He’s a rare BJP sitting MP whose daughter cleans and sorts garlic in the backyard of his house in Anigara, 4km off Khunti sadar. ...   | Read..
Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Moradabad on Monday. The BJP on Monday night dismissed as “fake” Sonia’s televised appeal. “This kind of fake, emotional appeal... (it’s) an appeal of desperation because the ground is slipping beneath Sonia Gandhi and the Congress,” BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said. (PTI)
Sonia puts heart & soul into it
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