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Kerala from the sky

The worst floods in nearly a century in Kerala have killed 324 people and pushed over 3 lakh people into relief camps, plunging India’s trophy state on social indices into a catastrophe
Reporting by K.M. Rakesh Aug 18, 2018 02:22 IST

Double-digit delight for Manmohan era

A new set of economic data put out by a sub-committee of the National Statistical Commission has shown that the UPA government under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh clocked a double-digit growth rate of 10.08 per cent in 2006-07.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

'Mourners' torment Agnivesh

Eighteen years ago, human rights activist Agnivesh had tied a saffron turban on then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and urged him not to yield to pressure, during US President Bill Clinton's imminent visit, to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Pheroze L. Vincent Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Back to a vibrant Vajpayee stage

He had not been as roundly remembered in a decade as he was this day; he had become a mostly forgotten, if not also often forsaken elder, bundled into reclusion imposed by time and its tough taxations - a lapsed entity, there somewhere, and yet not.
Sankarshan Thakur Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul puts off election meet to pay homage

The Congress response to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death has gone beyond formalities, coming as a pleasant surprise amid the current atmosphere of political rancour.
Sanjay K. Jha Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Rivers in streets, rescuers take air route

Thirteen of Kerala's 14 districts continued to be in the grip of calamity on Friday although the rain began to relent.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Sleepless night, as raindrops batter roof

Rains were relentless for days. Fear of rising water entering our home had snatched away sleep. The thought of rushing out of the house in the middle of the night was frightening.
Manoj Rammohan Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Did he walk the talk? He did walk the walk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah walked 5km in the scorching sun behind Atal Bihari Vajpayee's hearse, accompanied by BJP leaders, seeking to pay an "extraordinary tribute" and make a point.
J.P. YADAV Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak recites Atal's peace poem

Representatives from India's immediate neighbourhood, including Pakistan, turned up at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on Friday afternoon to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his mortal remains were consigned to flames with full state honours.
Anita Joshua Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Councillor roughed up over motion

A councillor was allegedly assaulted inside the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra and expelled on Friday by a group of BJP representatives after he opposed an attempt to move a motion condoling the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Arnab Ganguly Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Row over car ad with jumbos

A wildlife research organisation has claimed that a television commercial for Renault's KWID car featuring a herd of wild elephants may encourage people to indulge in irresponsible behaviour in the wilderness and put themselves in danger.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

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