Baby found buried alive highlights India’s battle to protect girls

A baby girl found buried alive in India was a suspected case of female infanticide, police said yesterday, the latest to highlight the preference for sons in a country where the number of girls has been declining. A couple, who went to bury their newborn at a grave after she died in hospital, discovered...

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Karnataka’s captured tiger healthy, under observation

The captured man-eating tiger from Karnataka's Bandipur reserve forest is healthy and under observation at the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in Mysuru, a wildlife official said on Monday.   "The middle-aged tiger is in a healthy condition and under observation at the Chamundi wildlife...

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Transport strike in Delhi today ; schools shut, offices declare holiday

Commuters could face problems on Thursday as transport association in Delhi and Noida have called for a strike as a protest against the penalties imposed under the amended Motor Vehicles Act.Several private schools across the city will be closed. Cluster, private buses, auto-rickshaws, a section of app-based...

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‘First of all, I am an Indian’: ISRO chief Sivan wins hearts with his reply

“First of all, I am an Indian.” With this reply, the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan won millions of hearts. The interviewer from Sun TV had asked him as a Tamilian, having attained such a big position, what he had to say to people from Tamil Nadu.“I...

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The Modi government must allow politics to return to Kashmir, writes Barkha Dutt

One month after Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was withdrawn, and restrictions were imposed in the Valley, it is time to ask: What is the government’s blueprint for its future? In the initial aftermath of a decision as disruptive as the abrogation of Article 370, the administration and the security...

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In just 12 days of August, 1,000 extreme rain events

There were 1,000 “extreme rain events” in the first 12 days of August, according to data collated by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) from the India Meteorological Department. IMD describes “extremely heavy rain events” to be more than 20cm rain in a day and “very heavy rainfall events”...

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No helmet, no papers: Biker fined Rs 23,000 after changes in MV Act

Days after the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into force a Delhi man was fined a hefty Rs 23,000 for riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet and also for not carrying important documents.The stricter traffic rules Act came into force on September 1, taking up the amount of penalities by more than...

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CBI conducts nationwide surprise checks at 150 government departments

The CBI is conducting “surprise checks” at 150 government departments in association with the Vigilance Department, an agency official said on Friday.The checks are being conducted since morning at the departments including the Railways, BSNL, shipping, the Airport Authority of India, coal mines...

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Arun Jaitley’s death marks end of an era of a reporter’s politician

There’s a strange thing that happens when someone you cover as a journalist passes away. For years and years, you’ve followed them every single day; you’ve seen them when they’ve succeeded, when they’ve been given some major responsibility or won an election and you also see them at some of the lowest...

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Spicejet crew falls during push-back in Bengaluru airport

A cabin crew of a Mangaluru-bound Spicejet flight from Bengaluru was injured Friday when she fell down during the push back of the aircraft, said a source.Following the incident, the Bombardier Q400 aircraft was taken back to the bay and the airline deplaned the injured crew for treatment and the same...

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