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CONGRESS FAILS TO UNDERSTAND BIHAR

Congress party was clearly surprised by the Bihar Assembly election results on Wednesday. It obviously did not expect to fare so badly. From 9 seats in the previous Assembly, it had dropped to mere 4 seats of the total 243 Assembly seats.
While congratulating Nitish Kumar for excellent ..

Essence of Haj

For thousands of years, the believers from around the world have traveled to Makkah for Haj. The sight of nearly three million pilgrims in all white performing Haj rituals and endlessly circumambulating the majestic black structure is breathtaking.For days the pilgrims go around the Kaaba, ..

Height of Corruption

ADARSH is a Sanskrit word which means “ideal”. Why the promoters of the scandalous Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society of Mumbai chose that name is not known. In a way, they have proved that the name fits the Society pretty well as it is truly an “ideal” of corruption. In India, certain practices..

Obama visit: Will rhetoric turn into action?

United States 1st President of Afro-American origin Barack Obama’s India visit underpinned a lot of hopes for strengthening India United States ties further. Did the visit achieve the expectations of the overtly optimists and belly the hopes of the hopeless pessimists, the traditional US bashers ..

Beggar-free Bangalore

IT was my first visit to Bangalore after the new airport was inaugurated. I remembered the old one, in the heart of the city, which was overcrowded. It was built for the Avros and the Dakotas of the sixties and seventies, when Bangalore was a paradise for the retired, and not the Boeings and the Air

Tobacco survey: A wakeup call for India

Despite several anti-tobacco measures being taken up by the government, India remains the second largest tobacco consumer in the world. About one million persons die due to tobacco-related diseases every year in the country. This reflects a higher mortality than the combined deaths resulting from ..

India, Russia strategic partnership

In the area of geo-politics, India stands to benefit from its relationship with Russia. The friendship between the two countries is old and time-tested. The former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi could liberate Bangladesh in 1971 only with the diplomatic support of the then Soviet Union.

CWG 2010: Upholding Sporting Spirit

The Commonwealth of Nations, normally referred to as the Commonwealth and previously known as the British Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states. All but two of these countries were formerly part of the British Empire.

India-Germany ties; need to remove hiccups

One country in Europe with which India can have greater economic and strategic cooperation is Germany. India’s largest trading partner in Europe is Germany and Germany ranked 8th in the share of the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) to India in the period April 2000 to June 2010 amounting..

Season of Shame

I SEND this column from Kandhamal in Orissa, one of the most beautiful areas of India. Thick green forests cover roughly 60 per cent of the district. The land is so fertile that fertilisers are not in demand. The vegetables are so tasty and the air so refreshing that for a city-dweller like me..

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SPORTS

Top Shooters of the World to hit the targets for 14 Olympic quota places at World Cup

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi About 500 top shooters from 60-nations are all set to hit the targets for 14 To ...

SC appoints former judge Justice DK Jain as ombudsman for BCCI

The Supreme Court has appointed former apex court judge Justice DK Jain as the first court-appointed ombudsman ...

IOC suspends all Indian applications to host future events after Pak athletes denied visas

WEB DESK   The International Olympic Committee IOC has suspended all Indian applications to host fu ...

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MARQUEE

President Kovind confers PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

    AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya ...

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

  By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Binnu Ka Sapna”, a short film by Kanu Behl of “Titli” fame, ...

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary   One of India's most beautifu ...

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