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India  /  Published 16.05.22

Gyanvapi: Seal area where 'Shivling' was found, court tells Varanasi officials

A court-mandated videography survey of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex, which was carried out for the third consecutive day, concluded on Monday amid tight security, officials said. The survey of the...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Varanasi

India  /  Published 16.05.22

Table key to death data missing from govt report

It is against this backdrop that, health experts say, the missing table assumes significance. The table, titled “Estimated events and level of registration”, has been published in every a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 15.05.22

Collectors of wealth thought worthless

In 2021, the US returned 248 stolen antiques to India in the “largest restitution” of recent times. Among these were terracotta fragments, shards of pottery and stone beads from Bengal &md...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 14.05.22

Gyanvapi: survey to resume Sunday

The videography survey of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex in Varanasi resumed on Saturday amid tight security arrangements, officials said, and added that the survey work went on in a peaceful manner. Th...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Varanasi

West Bengal  /  Published 13.05.22

Puri heritage corridor: Reception centre to be shifted

Amid the row over the Puri Heritage Corridor Project, the Cultural Advisory Committee has decided to shift the Shree Jagannath Reception Centre out of the prohibited zone of 100 metres around the 12th...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Puri

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Opinion  /  Published 13.05.22

Body of crime: Split verdict on marital rape

The Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict in a case seeking to outlaw marital rape after the two judges expressed opposing views. Over the years, more than 100 countries have outlawed marital rap...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Thinning India

India is getting fatter. According to the National Family Health Survey 2019-20, the percentage of obese women increased to 24% from 20.6% in 2015-16, while the percentage for obese men rose to 22.9% ...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury

Opinion  /  Published 11.05.22

New front: Attack on Islamic structures

Yet another front seems to have been opened against the edifice of pluralism in India. This time, the target appears to be historic sites associated with Islamic architecture and reverence. A petition...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.05.22

Govt survey puts question mark on death data

The Union health ministry’s National Family Health Survey 2019-21 has suggested that India’s births-and-deaths recording system registered only 71 per cent of the country’s deaths ov...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.05.22

Swachh boast under cloud

Nearly one in five households in India practise open defecation, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-21 released by the health ministry on Thursday, more than two years after th...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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