CAA not necessary, don’t understand why India did it, says Bangladesh PM

Dubai: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called the Citizenship Amendment Act unnecessary while terming it and the National Register of Citizens as “internal matters” of India. She also said the relationship between India and Bangladesh is currently at its best with cooperation in a “wide spectrum of areas”.

WhatsApp users in India, Europe unable to share multimedia

New Delhi: WhatsApp witnessed a big spike in reports of an outage around 4:15 pm on Sunday, according to tracking website Downdetector, as users complained of being unable to share multimedia on the instant messaging platform.

KL Rahul departs for 19 runs: India 84/1 after 16 overs in series decider

Bengaluru: A coveted series-win is at stake as a resilient India clash with fiery Australia in the third and final ODI in M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday.

A raging bull called Ravan and the political import of taming it

Though there is no dearth of Ram devotees in Tamil Nadu, Dravidian outfits and political parties have been critical about the Ram and Ravana narrative.

Rapist is you: Women protesters vs macho Hindu rashtra

Blindfolded, they shouted, "The oppressive state is a rapist." "This is rape, the rapist is you". A group of women marched in coordinated rhythm, challenging what they called "hyper-masculine attitude of the state". Kolkata and earlier New Delhi have erupted in a new wave of resistance — The Rapist You movement, that began in Chile. In India, protesters also highlighted the alleged use of rape as a political tool to suppress political voices and the plight of women. Click here to know more.
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A raging bull called Ravan and the political import of taming it

Though there is no dearth of Ram devotees in Tamil Nadu, Dravidian outfits and political parties have been critical about the Ram and Ravana narrative.

BJP workers threaten Bengaluru college staff over anti-CAA graffiti

Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Tuesday stormed into a Bengaluru college, which had anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) graffiti painted outside its campus, and allegedly warned the staff against allowing students to continue their protest against the contentious legislation.

Unity in the air; Opposition in Andhra Pradesh gets a fresh lease of life

Nearly nine months after suffering humiliating rout in the general elections, the opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh are now showing signs of revival.

Osmania University Professor held for alleged links with Maoists

Hyderabad: A professor of the Osmania University here was arrested on Saturday (January 18) for suspected links with the Maoists, police said.

Delhi police granted emergency detention power under NSA

The National Security Act allows preventive detention of an individual for months if the authorities feel that the individual is a threat to the national security, and law and order.

PMO asks FM to stick to realistic goals, set GDP target at 9.5-10%

Ahead of the Union Budget on February 1, the Prime Minister’s Office has instructed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman not to set overambitious tax and fiscal deficit targets. According to reports, the ministry in deference to the PMO’s instructions, is likely to set the nominal GDP at 9.5-10% in the FY21 Budget.

Oyo’s an ambitious venture, but can it stop its impending collapse?

In December, 2018 I stayed in a few of their properties and I must say it was horrible. This brand will cease to exist in few years - Chandra. This is an excerpt from a client's testimonial that was published in the New York Times on Oyo, a s...

SC dismisses telcos’ plea against recovery of ₹1.47 lakh crore

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petitions of top telecom firms including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea seeking review of its earlier order asking them to pay Rs. 1.47 lakh crore in past statutory dues by January 23.

PMC Bank scam: SC stays HC order allowing shifting of HDIL promoters f...

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 16) partially stayed the Bombay High Court order allowing shifting of HDIL promoters Rakesh Wadhawan and Sarang Wadhawan, accused in the multi-crore Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam case, from Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail to their residence.

ED summons Air Asia executives, CEO Fernandes in PMLA case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned senior executives of Air Asia including CEO Tony Fernandes for questioning in connection with a money laundering case, officials said on Thursday (January 15). The agency had registered a case und...

Ghosn’s Japan lawyer quits after client’s flight to Lebanon

Tokyo: One of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from that job after Ghosn fled the country.

Sensex crosses 42,000 for first time ever; Nifty hits record high

Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex on Thursday (January 16) scaled the 42,000 mark for the first time ever and Nifty hit its record peak in opening session tracking positive cues from global equities after the US and China signed an initial trade deal.

Bank unions call strike on Jan 31, Feb 1, to coincide with Budget day

Kolkata: Bank unions on Wednesday called for a two-day countrywide strike on January 31 and February 1 after talks over wage revision with the Indian Banks’ Association failed to arrive at a solution. This would be the second bank strike this month, the first being observed on January 8. Also, this would coincide with the Budget day.
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US-Iran conflict and India’s foreign policy challenges

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Game over? BCCI downgrades MS Dhoni

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BJP workers deface college graffiti wall in Bengaluru

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In an exclusive interview with The Federal, vocalist TM Krishna talks about caste, communalism, art and free speech.
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Jallikattu: Cultural pride or human supremacy?

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In a first, woman leads all-man contingent Army Day parade

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Bajrang, Ravi claim gold medals in Rome Ranking Series wrestling event...

Rome: The Rome Ranking Series took a swift turn in India's favour as wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dhaiya bagged gold medals to kick-off the Olympic year in style on Saturday.

No doubt in Dhoni’s retention by CSK in 2021: N Srinivasan

Chennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni "will be retained" by Chennai Super Kings in the 2021 IPL auctions irrespective of whether he plays for India again or not, asserted former BCCI president N Srinivasan.

Tata Mumbai Marathon: Ethiopian Hurisa creates course record

Mumbai: Derara Hurisa wasn’t the favourite for Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 but the Ethiopian upset the odds to win in a course record of 2:08:09 on Sunday. The 22-year-old Hurisa took home ₹42,62,621 his biggest ever pay day ever. ₹31,96,96...

KL Rahul departs for 19 runs: India 84/1 after 16 overs in series deci...

Bengaluru: A coveted series-win is at stake as a resilient India clash with fiery Australia in the third and final ODI in M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday.

BCCI looks for new selectors to replace MSK Prasad, Gagan Khoda

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday invited applications for the post of national selectors with only two slots to be filled in the senior panel vacated by incumbent chairman MSK Prasad and his colleague Gagan Khoda.

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109 children sexually abused every day in India in 2018

New Delhi: As many as 109 children were sexually abused every day in India in 2018, according to the data by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), which showed a 22% jump in such cases from the previous year.

Posting about depression on Facebook may not help college students: Study

New York: College students who post about their feelings of depression on Facebook may not be encouraged by their friends to seek help from a mental health professional, according to a new study.

Snakebites highest in India, anti-venoms largely ineffective

Chennai: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 1.5 lakh cases of snakebite deaths are witnessed every year across the world. Of this, India accounts for nearly one third of the total deaths, claimed Dr Sakthivel Vaiyapuri, associate professor, venom pharmacology, University of Reading, UK, quoting a report by the health agency.

Indian scientists’ low-cost technique uses cell shape to diagnose diseases

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Thugs, fascists, storm troopers: Oppn slams govt on JNU ‘terror attack’

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Resignation of Allahabad University VC accepted: HRD Min

New Delhi: The resignation of Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo, who was under the scanner over alleged financial and administrative irregularities, has been accepted.

Pressure mounts on students as TN public exams approach for class V, VIII

Chennai: The students of class V and VIII in Tamil Nadu may have already started dreading the new year – for they will have to take a public examination in March and April respectively.

Cyber crime topics should be part of school & college syllabus: Ex-SC Chief Just...

Coimbatore: Cyberspace and cybercrime, its control, impact and all other aspects should be made part of the school and college syllabi to make students aware of the field, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra said on Saturday.

IIT-KGP offers joint PhD programme with Auckland University

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