Affairs of state and culture mix

Three leaders of the subcontinent were in Tagore's abode on a cultural mission on Friday but they left the picturesque Visva-Bharati fulfilling their respective political agendas.
Devadeep Purohit May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 results

Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class XII results announced on Saturday with Meghna Srivastava, from a Noida school, topping the examination this year. 
May 26, 2018 13:26 IST

Vala-bitten govt not shy

The Centre has unflinchingly licked up the egg splashed on its face by Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala and chosen two dyed-in-the-wool BJP politicians for the Raj Bhavans in Odisha and Mizoram.
J.P. Yadav May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Low PF rate activated after polls

The Union finance ministry has approved the lowest employees' provident fund interest rate in five years and the organisation concerned has notified it, the second unpopular decision after the oil prices that is being activated after the Karnataka polls got over.
Our Special Correspondent May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Army probe with tough message from chief

The army has ordered a court of inquiry into the conduct of a major who had been detained briefly after being found in a local hotel with a girl on Wednesday, and the army chief has pledged to hand out exemplary punishment if the officer is found guilty of wrongdoing.
MUZAFFAR RAINA May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Ontario closer than Tuticorin

Social media, one of the factors credited with helping Narendra Modi achieve critical mass in 2014, is turning out to be a ruthless blade that cuts both ways.
ANITA JOSHUA May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

War of words on JNU terrorism course

A JNU-approved agenda note to set up a National Security Studies Centre, where "Islamic terrorism" is one of the proposed courses, says "if you want peace, prepare for war".
Basant Kumar Mohanty May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Swachh prod to students

The technical education regulator, All India Council of Technical Education, has advised engineering and management colleges to ask their students and teachers to spend 100 hours a year promoting cleanliness.
Our Special Correspondent May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Bhaichung party on May 31

Former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia is set to formally launch his party on May 31 to challenge the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which has been ruling the state for close to 25 years.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Rebel seeks Raje house ouster

A rebel BJP legislator in Rajasthan has demanded that chief minister Vasundhara Raje vacate the accommodation she has been allegedly occupying in addition to her official residence.
PTI May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Test over, Kumara seeks to wipe BJP 'stain'

Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday sailed through a floor test, which the BJP boycotted by walking out of the Assembly.
K.M. Rakesh May 26, 2018 00:00 IST


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