Opinion  /  Published 12.10.19

Shastra Pujan: Rajnath's golden opportunity

The large-scale mocking on Twitter notwithstanding, the Union defence minister, Rajnath Singh, is reported to be very happy over the wide publicity that his move to perform “shastra pujan” (weapon...
By The Telegraph

Bihar  /  Published 20.10.18

Blade attacks on women at festive fair

The Dussehra fair at Jehanabad, around 50km south of the state capital, turned out to be a frightening experience for women as they were stealthily attacked with blades by unidentified anti-socials on...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Business  /  Published 05.10.19

Gold price cheer

A dip in prices earlier this week fuelled an uptick in physical gold demand in Singapore and India, with activity in the Indian market also gathering pace ahead of the key festivals.However, overall a...
By Reuters in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.18

Amritsar echo in track vigil

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Asansol has drawn the line on track trespassers — no mild raps and fines but jail.The crackdown comes in the wake of the Amritsar tragedy on Dussehra evening wh...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol(Bengal)

Opinion  /  Published 25.10.18

Hawking's posthumous book wins acclaim

Sir — A new book by Stephen Hawking, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, has been published posthumously. It has quickly garnered much appreciation. The book touches upon some controversial issues, ...
By The Telegraph


Opinion  /  Published 23.10.18

Amritsar tragedy: The casualness of cruelty

The combination of casualness and cruelty is not pleasant. But Indians have developed the art of existing with it as part of everyday ambience, experience and expectation. Casualness permeates everyth...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.10.19

BJP leaders absent from Patna Dussehra celebrations

Huge cutouts of Ravana, his brother Kumbhakarna and son Meghnad were burnt on Dussehra in Patna on Tuesday with traditional fanfare, but BJP leaders were conspicuous by their absence at the ceremony p...
By PTI in Patna

India  /  Published 03.11.18

Railways nod to Amritsar tragedy probe

The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety will probe the Amritsar tragedy in which 60 Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a passing train, the Indian Railways has said.The decision comes nearly two w...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.10.18

Rage spills on rail tracks, CM orders probe

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train accident and said a report will be submitted in four weeks.Singh met the injured in hospital and...
By The Telegraph

Culture  /  Published 16.10.18

The Oslo Durga Puja is now 10 years old

The year was 2013. It was a typical autumn day in Oslo. I could feel the lukewarm strokes of sunlight amidst crisp cold winds. An eclectic mix of yellow, brown and orange leaves adorned the trees all ...
By Sudipa Chakraborty


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