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In the most visible sign of tensions reducing in Kashmir, the government of India is planning to announce an amnesty scheme for stone-pelters in the Valley, and even withdraw cases against first-time offenders, Hindustan Times reported on...
Delhi’s homeless have to contend with extremes of weather. The city puts them through scorching summer days and bone-chilling winter nights. And every year, just like with efforts to combat the annual onslaught of pollution and fog, the...
Following Unesco’s imprimatur on October 31, 2017, Chennai, famed for its rich musical heritage, has joined Unesco’s Creative Cities Network as the Creative City of Music. This network created in 2004 is at the forefront of Unesco’s mandate...
Veda Nilayam, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s house in Chennai, was the hotspot on Friday night as income tax officials conducted a raid. Officials seized electronic storage devices, which they claimed was in connection to...
The Centre is planning a rent-a-roof policy to support its ambitious plan to generate 40 gigawatts (GW) of power from solar rooftop projects by 2022, MINT reported this week . The government’s solar power target is 100 GW;...
With the spectre of a destabilising power imbalance looming large in the world’s most dynamic region, the Indo-Pacific, the imperative to establish what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once called a “democratic security diamond” has prompted Australia, India,...
Stalking is not an innocent past time; it is a dangerous form of sexual harassment. This was made clear yet again when a stalker burnt to death an engineer in Chennai after pursuing her against her wishes for...
For politicians, elections bring many challenges. Not only do they have to convince an increasingly difficult-to-please electorate about the merit of their candidacy, but also they must keep a sharp eye on what the dirty tricks department...
The participating governments at this year’s Asean summit had one underlying interest in mind: to determine the way United States President Donald Trump handles China. Would he be hard? Would he be soft? Would...
What is an afternoon of pride for a lifetime of shame and bias?Thousands of people came together under a smoggy sky for the 10th annual Delhi Queer Pride on Sunday – a remarkable celebration for a community funded...
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