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One month after Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was withdrawn, and restrictions were imposed in the Valley, it is time to ask: What is the government’s blueprint for its future?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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Andhra Pradesh tightens sale of liquor in rural areas

The state government had reduced the total number of shops in the state by 20 per cent.Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is making it harder for people in Andhra Pradesh to drink liquor, by tightening and making scarce the supply.In line with Mr Reddy’s thinking, who personally believes tht people...

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IGNOU admissions 2019: Last date to apply for July session extended further

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has further extended the last date for submission of online and offline admission forms for all programmes for July 2019 session.The last date for submission of forms for all Programmes for July 2019 session has now been extended to August 27, 2019. Earlier,...

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‘Read Mahabharata again’: Cong to Rajinikanth after his Krishna-Arjuna remark

Congress in Tamil Nadu on Monday took potshots at top film star Rajinikanth for likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah duo to Lord Krishna and Arjuna and wanted him to read Mahabharat properly.A day after the actor made the remark while appreciating Shah for scrapping Article...

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What went into PM Modi’s wild adventure with Bear Grylls

Proceeds from the Man vs Wild show with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shot in Corbett in February, and aired on Monday night on Discovery channel, will be donated for a national cause, according to officials from the Prime Minister’s Office and the broadcaster.According to officials,...

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