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Come and see, Niti vice-chief to Amartya

The Niti Aayog vice-chairman has advised Amartya Sen to "spend some time" in India and see the "work done" by the Narendra Modi government, days after the Nobel laureate said that India had taken a "quantum jump" backwards since 2014.
PTI Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Foul air threat to basmati

Tiny particulate matter in the atmosphere, long recognised as a health hazard, may also threaten the productivity of basmati rice in India, scientists have warned.
G.S. Mudur Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

10000-plus growth in Sanskrit speakers

Not many Indians speak Sanskrit nowadays but the language of the gods still added 10,000 more people to its list of speakers in a span of 10 years.
PTI Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Lookout circular issued against husband of flight attendant who jumped to her death

The Delhi Police has issued a lookout circular against the husband of the female flight attendant who allegedly committed suicide in south Delhi's Panchsheel Park on Friday, police said on Monday. 
Jul 16, 2018 16:15 IST

Cloak on RTI bill

In the Lok Sabha bulletin for legislative business of the upcoming monsoon session, one bill stands out because it is the only one about which no details have been furnished.
Anita Joshua Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Dalit buggy ride with pride

No one is calling it a Rosa Parks moment but a Dalit bridegroom broke through a barrier on Sunday evening when he arrived in a western Uttar Pradesh village to marry a girl in a buggy, accompanied by a band and 200-odd relatives and friends.
Piyush Srivastava Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

In ban Babel, a rare voice

Rahul Gandhi has cited his respect for free speech to indicate his opposition to legal action against a Netflix series where his father Rajiv Gandhi is dubbed a coward, taking a rare stand in a country known for banning books and films and in a polity growing increasingly intolerant.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Everester missing in Karakoram

Pemba Sherpa, 47, who had scaled Mount Everest eight times, disappeared on Thursday during an expedition to the Karakoram range of the Himalayas and is presumed to have fallen into a crevasse.
Vivek Chhetri and Subhasish Chaudhuri Jul 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Bench tweak after criticism

The reason Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra changed the composition of the five-judge constitution bench hearing various crucial cases was to counter criticism that he was allocating cases to favoured benches, sources have revealed.
R. Balaji Jul 15, 2018 00:00 IST

PM reloads busted claim on Muslims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Rahul Gandhi if the Congress was a party only of Muslim men, trying to resurrect a claim already rejected as untrue and then give it a gender twist.
Piyush Srivastava and Anita Joshua Jul 15, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP launches campaign in MP

The BJP on Saturday launched its election campaign in Madhya Pradesh with party president Amit Shah declaring that the Congress's dream of regaining power would be shattered.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 15, 2018 00:00 IST

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