Rajinikanth launches website for political change

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth, who made waves on Sunday by plunging into electoral politics, on Monday launched a website and an app inviting people to sign up in his campaign to bring about a political change in Tamil Nadu. Even as established political parties by and large appeared to play the wait-and-watch game, Rajinikanth uploaded a […]

2018 Will Be the Year to Fight Harder for the Idea of India

Is 2018 the year where we must concede the battle? Is our democracy destined to be majoritarian? The answer to both these questions must be in the negative.   The battle of ideologies must be fought on multiple grounds. Credit: Reuters Recent events, precipitated almost entirely by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya […]

Ajit Doval Was ‘Friendly and Positive’ in ‘Secret’ Meeting, Says Pakistani Official

File phote of NSA Ajit Doval Credit: PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla Islamabad: The national security advisors of India and Pakistan held a “secret” meeting in Thailand, a senior Pakistani official said on Monday, confirming the report that first appeared in the Indian Express last week. A Pakistani national security division official, on the condition of anonymity, said […]

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Medicine in 2017 Saw Big Breakthroughs in Child Neurology

The year 2017 saw significant advances in medicine including approval of new treatments for a wide variety of diseases such as CAR-T cell therapy for treatment of leukemia, safinamide for Parkinson’s disease and neratinib for treatment of breast cancer. Additionally, new understanding was achieved for several conditions such as hypertension, autism and hypercholesterolemia. But the most dramatic breakthroughs were reserved for a field […]

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The Kamala Mills Fire, and Other Accidents Waiting to Happen

In central Mumbai’s metamorphosis from an old working-class area to a rich people’s playground, zoning laws and safety regulations have been ignored. A view from the street after a fire broke out in a building in Mumbai on Friday. Credit: PTI Mumbai: On the face of it, the stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station […]

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Flashback 2017: A quick recap of the year that was

It is again that time of the year, when no matter how big or small you are, you want to reflect over the past year and think about things that went right and things that went wrong. Remember the rights and hope to keep repeating them in the year to come and to take the […]

Story of a brave Kashmiri fireman who lost his life while saving a market from flames

Abdul Majid Wani’s efforts prevented a major catastrophe and saved not just properties worth millions but many lives too. On the evening of December 9, Abdul Majid Wani, who was on duty at the Fire and Emergency Services department, Batamaloo received a message that there was a fire at Srinagar’s Koker Bazar. He and his […]

Modi’s Health(thy) policy aims to prevent diseases

Union health minister JP Nadda said that Modi government’s health policy is focused on preventing diseases rather than on diseases.The health minister was speaking in ZEE Hindustan’s ‘Healthy Hindustan Conclave 2017’ in New Delhi on Saturday. Jagdish Chandra, CEO of Zee Hindustan was also present in the programme. Zee Hindustan felicitated many doctors for their […]

Activists hope bill on triple talaq will further reduce its instance

Activists working for the rights of Muslim women hope that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 set to be introduced in the winter session of Parliament will further help stem instances of instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat). In fact they say, since the Supreme Court’s August verdict declaring instant triple talaq illegal […]

1971 war: Tribute paid to heroes of victory

Lt General Vijay Singh, Chief of Staff, Sapta Shakti Command, laid wreath on the Sapta Shakti Memorial to commemorate the Indian victory and pay tribute to the soldiers who fought in 1971 war. A wreath laying ceremony was held at South Western Command in Jaipur. On this day,  46 years ago, 93,000 members of Pakistani […]

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