The Telegraph
Friday, October 20, 2017


Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the country's second highest law officer, has resigned, citing ”personal reasons”....   | Read..

Delhi breathes post-Diwali poison: SC did not ban use of firecrackers, did it?

Delhi's air quality was severely impaired on Friday after an overnight spurt in the use of firecrackers despite the Supreme Court’s ban on their sale in the vast swathe of the National Capita......   | Read..

Airport security ache

The Central Industrial Security Force, which provides security at 59 airports, has written to the home ministry complaining about the Airport Authority of India's failure to clear its dues of Rs 35......   | Read..

Lifeline for distance education institutes

The University Grants Commission has revoked its ban on standalone institutions from offering distance-learning courses but linked their survival to conversion to universities within a year....   | Read..

Diwali averts office havoc

The Diwali holiday averted what might have been a peak-hour office catastrophe in the heart of Calcutta as flames engulfed three floors of a Chowringhee high-rise housing several financial offices ......   | Read..

Ayodhya my personal faith: Yogi

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site on Thursday, saying the trip owed to his personal faith and the Opposition parties had no right to question hi......   | Read..

Volcanic kiss of death

Cleopatra knew that all was lost. Her armies were defeated, her enemy was at the gates, she was holed up in a mausoleum. She reached into a basket of figs, where a poisonous snake had been secreted......   | Read..

Cracked: mosquito scoot riddle

Aerospace engineer Florian Muijres has just cracked the mystery of how a mosquito evades detection and possible hand swats as it flies off a victim after a blood-meal....   | Read..

Border Diwali not ritual: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his fourth successive Diwali with soldiers posted on the borders on Thursday, taking care to stress that this was not a mere annual ritual....   | Read..

Air India unions to meet on divestment

Air India unions are likely to meet next week in the national capital to discuss ways to deal with the situation arising out of the government's decision to offload its stake in the state-run carrier....   | Read..

Rahul banks on Virbhadra

Rahul Gandhi has put all his money on Virbhadra Singh for next month's Himachal Pradesh polls, signalling the 83-year-old warhorse remains the best bet for the Congress in the absence of a credible......   | Read..

NCP to Modi: Make Taj stand clear

The NCP on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make clear his stand on the Taj Mahal controversy....   | Read..

Saeed detention extended

Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest was extended on Thursday for another 30 days by a judicial review board in Pakistan's Punjab province....   | Read..

War games with Russia set to roll

India and Russia will on Friday kick-start 10 days of war games between their armies, navies and air forces, New Delhi's first such exercise with a foreign country involving all three defence servi......   | Read..

Feud in MP Cong over key posts

Disquiet is brewing in the Madhya Pradesh Congress with party members gunning for the posts of the leader of the Opposition in the Assembly and the state unit chief....   | Read..

Gaffe-prone yatra a boon for CPM

What started off as a BJP mission to protect the people of Kerala from "Marxist-jihadi terror" a fortnight ago tailed off in Thiruvananthapuram, leaving behind a trail of Hindu rhetoric a......   | Read..

US mediate offer on border tension

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said America intended to "work closely" with India and Pakistan in easing their border tensions, coming up with the mediation offer as he prepared ......   | Read..

'Love jihad' caution

All inter-religious marriages cannot be viewed as "love jihad", Kerala High Court said on Thursday, upholding a marriage between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man....   | Read..

BHU girl cries fresh curbs

A woman student has accused Banaras Hindu University of imposing fresh restrictions on student movement while failing to relax the curfew timings at the girls' hostels as promised after last month'......   | Read..

UK MP seeks Jallianwala apology

One of Britain's senior-most Indian-origin MPs has tabled a parliamentary motion calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919....   | Read..

Parents protest clinics at schools

The All India Parents Association has requested Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal to stop the Arvind Kejriwal government from opening " mohalla clinics" at government and municipal sc......   | Read..

Diwali medical visa gesture

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India would grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she responded positive......   | Read..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with troops of the Indian Army and the...   | Read..
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav was seen with his father Mula...   | Read..