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Cong sees govt plot in 'paralysis'

The Congress has accused the government of plotting paralysis of Parliament to ensure issues such as the bank fraud and the Rafale deal are not discussed.
Sanjay K. Jha Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Lack of jobs drives Punjab's poor to Gulf

Rich Punjabis go to the US and Canada; the poor have to be content with the Gulf.
Arnab Ganguly Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Families wait for official word

The 24th name on the official list released by the external affairs ministry of those killed in Iraq by the Islamic State is that of Balbir Chand. But over 24 hours since, his family in Punjab's Jalandhar is yet to receive any official word.
Arnab Ganguly Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Why Juicy Jack can drive coconut nuts with envy

Every Malayali who grew up in Kerala would know the multiple uses of the humble jackfruit found in almost every home in all corners of the state.
K.M. Rakesh Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Footballer's secular goal

C.K. Vineeth has scored "an amazing goal for a secular society".
K.M. Rakesh Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Militants exact toll in dying hours

Two armymen and two policemen were killed as an anti-militancy operation in north Kashmir was drawing to a close on Wednesday following heavy terrorist casualties, with insurgents believed to be dead opening indiscriminate fire.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Medical PG doors open to disabled

The Union health ministry said on Wednesday that it would allow persons with any of 21 disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, blindness, cerebral palsy, deafness, learning disabilities and mental illness, to apply for postgraduate medical courses.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Insurance criteria set

The Centre has outlined eligibility criteria based on deprivation levels of households for the national health protection scheme that seeks to cover hospitalisation expenses of up to Rs 5 lakh a family each year.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

H1-B April date, no fast track

The US will start accepting petitions for H1-B visas from April 2, a federal agency announced on Wednesday as it temporarily suspended the premium processing of all such work visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, subject to a fiscal cap.
PTI Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Take my freedom but gimme my daily TV

A satyagraha whose outcome will be of utmost interest to Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and other accidental tourists is now unfolding in Tihar, Asia's biggest jail.
Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Plan on Seychelles in trouble

India's plans to develop military infrastructure on Assumption Island in Seychelles have run into rough weather, with the Opposition in the Indian Ocean country deciding to oppose the ratification of the agreement New Delhi signed with Victoria in January-end.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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