NGO owner Thakur, 18 others convicted in Bihar shelter home case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday (January 20) convicted Brajesh Thakur and 18 others for sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home.

When they came for the children of Shaheen Bagh

So, next time we see the children of Shaheen Bagh chanting azadi, let's not forget that in Bapu's fight for azadi, in his non-violent civil disobedience, men, women, and children took part equally. What do we call a Rajkumari Gupta, who managed to supply firearms during the Kakori conspiracy, with her three-year-old son in tow?

Andhra Cabinet tables bill proposing three capitals for state

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Monday (January 20) introduced a Bill in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly proposing three capitals for the state. The bill proposes Visakhapatnam to be the executive capital, Amaravati to be the legislative capital and Kurnool to be the judicial capital of the state.

Why revamping Delhi’s Central Vista raises eyebrows

The BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered a complete revamp of Central Vista area with their vision for a ‘new India’ and make it a “world-class tourist destination”. Come 2022, before India celebrates its 75th year of independence, BJP’s insatiable desire to build a new India, will take shape. However, the architect community has raised questions over transparency, lack of public consultations and the cost of the project, besides the idea of losing public space to restricted government territory. Click here to know more.

Decoding BJP’s outreach in Jammu and Kashmir

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Thousands flock world-famous Alanganallur Jallikattu, 2 die

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State of the Nation

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.

Kerala government not to cooperate with procedures for NPR updation

Thiruvananthapuram: The Left government in Kerala on Monday decided to inform the Centre that it would not cooperate with any official procedures regarding the updation of the National Population Register (NPR).

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.

Andhra Cabinet tables bill proposing three capitals for state

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Monday (January 20) introduced a Bill in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly proposing three capitals for the state. The bill proposes Visakhapatnam to be the executive capital, Amaravati to be the legislative capital and Kurnool to be the judicial capital of the state.

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.

Anger over 3 capitals a gateway for BJP in Andhra?

US-Iran conflict and India’s foreign policy challenges

Game over? BCCI downgrades MS Dhoni

BJP workers deface college graffiti wall in Bengaluru

Exclusive: TM Krishna on caste, communalism, art and free sp...

In an exclusive interview with The Federal, vocalist TM Krishna talks about caste, communalism, art and free speech.

Jallikattu: Cultural pride or human supremacy?

Australian Open: Prajnesh’s first round match rescheduled due to...

Melbourne: India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Australian Open first-round match against Japanese Tatsuma Ito has been rescheduled for Tuesday because of rain.

New Zealand tour: Rahul to continue dual role, Dhawan’s bid doub...

Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said the team will continue with KL Rahul as the wicketkeeper-batsman "for a while" as he lends massive balance to the side just like his illustrious namesake Rahul Dravid did during 2003 World Cup.

Will look to put New Zealand under pressure from ball one: Kohli

Bengaluru: After clinching the three-match series against Australia in style with a winning boundary, India look a lot more confident for the tour against New Zealand starting January 24.

Kohli greatest ODI player of all-time, Rohit in top-five, says Finch

Bengaluru: Australian captain Aaron Finch has rated his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli as "probably" the greatest ODI player of all-time, while picking Rohit Sharma in the top-five.

Australian Open: Osaka, Serena, Federer give winning start to Grand Slam

Melbourne: Reigning champion Naomi Osaka gave a winning start top her title defence at the Australian Open on Monday as the season's first Grand Slam kicked-off as scheduled after practice sessions were hit by smog from raging bushfires.


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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’

Opposition leaders strong...

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

Kolkata: IIT-Kharagpur has launche...