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Modi's 100 days: Has the 'acche din' hype boomeranged?

The sombre mood was not quite what he might have expected at the start of his tenure. The prime minister and his party were then on a roll, having achieved what they could not have imagined in their wildest dreams.... More

Koi lauta de mere beete huye din, CPI-M reacts on Modi's 100 days

Ziaul Haque murder case: Azad to file protest petition against CBI closure report - See more at:

'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' Modi launch opens 15 million accounts

"One-and-a-half crore (15 million) insurance policies on a single day, and 1.5 crore bank accounts opened in a day would never have happened before. This is a big record in banking and insurance history," Modi said. The figure is close to the.... More

Railway minister Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik booked in rape case

Karthik, son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, has been booked for sexually abusing and cheating a Kannada film actor, police said  ... More

Rapes will happen so long as Earth exists: Trinamool legislator

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Koi lauta de mere beete huye din, CPI-M reacts on Modi's 100 days

In signs of revival, Indian economy expands 5.7 percent

Maithreyi Gowda rape case: Minister's son summoned for questioning

Student loses vision in right eye after beating by teacher

Najma Heptullah lands in Hindi vs Hindu row

Brazil's women-only town seeks eligible men but on its own terms

Pakistan expo in Mumbai cancelled due to tension at LoC

Indians arrested in Kuwait to get consular assistance: Centre

Who is Imam Al-Bukhari?

Proposal date for Navi Mumbai airport extended

Tom Alter performs play on Sahir Ludhianvi for school kids

Modi's 100 days: Has the 'acche din' hype boomeranged?

Former American footballer O.J. Simpson set to revert to Islam

Trainee IPS officer drowns in swimming pool at Hyderabad police academy

World's longest garland honours India's Hindu spiritual guru in US

286 candidates qualify Bihar PSC Judicial Service (Mains) exam

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu under fire over Gaza war

Swami Aseemanand granted bail in Samjhauta blast case

With heavy investment, Maharashtra set to become global auto-hub

4,000 Gaza fishermen go fishing in previously restricted areas

Assam to strengthen border outposts; violence toll now 11

Mamata Banerjee tears into 'arrogant, divisive' BJP

Political crisis continues in Pakistan despite FIR against PM

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service on Hyderabad-Istanbul route

Gujarat HC grants bail to Maulana Abdul Qavi

Haryana Janhit Congress accuses BJP of betrayal, snaps alliance

Haj season begins with arrival of pilgrims from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia

12 injured in Punjab college clash over Pakistan match

'Identity Card' - Kashmir, raw and real

US school expels toddler over mother's Facebook post

What brightens up the universe?

SRK roped in as Interpol 'Turn Back Crime' ambassador

Indo-Arab League to invite Modi for Palestine conference

'Dead' RTI activist caught living with girlfriend, arrested

Tourist haven Goa caught in its bikini politics

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South Asian countries to send largest number of Hajis for Haj 2014

About 228,000 pilgrims will come from Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia and Malaysia, while Turkey and European countries will.... More

First group of Haj pilgrims from UP leaves

Hindu temples, Bollywood and a Yemeni city's India ties - See more at:

Over 12 lakh hit by Assam floods, new embankments to be built

Assam will set up an authority to strengthen the existing embankments and build new ones, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Wednesday...... More

Women fight shame in flood-hit Bihar

Reports that Rajnath's son not fielded in by-polls due to misconduct

The home minister was reacting to reports which had said he was upset that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not want the BJP to field Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh from Noida in the by-election next month i.e. September .... More

'Rice Bucket Challenge' - India's answer to ice and dust bucket challenges

Inspired by the ongoing "Ice Bucket' Challenge", and simultaneously with a Palestinian journalist launching "Rubble Bucket Challenge" to garner support for Gaza, a journalist from Hyderabad ... More

Now BJP regrets raking up 'Love Jihad'

Several leaders now say that Uttar Pradesh party president Laxmikant Bajpayi went overboard in propagating the concept before the leadership in New Delhi gently pulled up the state unit. With byelections due Sep ... More

Palestinians rejoice as Israel agrees Gaza truce, end blockade

Hamas declares victory though truce terms fall far short of its’ demand that Israel and Egypt open Gaza’s borders - Thousands of Palestinians are celebrating in.... More

Israel: Withdraw from Palestinian lands or cease to exist

Haji Arafat quits MNS, says Raj Thackeray has lost mental balance

Haji Arafat Shaikh, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Vice-President and the Muslim face of the right-wing Hindu..... More

Malegaon, Bhiwandi safe haven for terrorists: Raj Thackeray

'Dust Bucket Challenge' launched to show Israeli destruction in Gaza

In an interesting contrast to the widely publicised ice-bucket challenge, a new initiative has been launched by a Palestinian journalist to garner support for Gaza, by pouring a bucket... More

Modi or Pranab, I don’t give a damn: SDM Malegaon to industrialists

Industrialists stroll from one office to another with requests to stop illegal blasts carried in and around MIDC office but mining mafia given free run in exchange of huge money - As local industrialists... More

Special Reports

India's CBSE education system spreading wings in Vietnam

Kalia, who has been living in Vietnam for the past 15 years. He has introduced the CBSE teaching method in three subjects - Math, Science and English - in junior classes across 25 schools in major cities in Vietnam.... More

'India, Myanmar, Thailand should begin transit talks on highway'

High prices possible cause of BJP bypoll defeats

14 car makers including Tata motors fined by Competion Commission

Asma Shirazi of Pakistan wins 2014 Peter Mackler journalism award

Can Ebola strike India?

AAP loses way, deposit in Punjab

18-year-old British Indian hailed as brainiest student in Britain

Thousands join movement to 'save' Delhi's nightlife

Did Chavan's boycott of PM hasten governor's transfer?

The man who would have made India the most powerful country

Competitive cities as fundamental drivers of prosperity

Backlash against US, Israeli products, Local brands reap dividends

CNN picks UAE child prodigy among world's 8 medical whiz-kids

Where has Kashmir's golden meadow gone?

Indian employees feel they save less for post-retirement life: Survey

Madras, now Chennai, to celebrate 375th anniversary Friday

Saudi Arabia: Smokers consumed 38,500 tons of cigarettes in 2013

Dutch man returns Israeli medal over deaths of relatives in Gaza bombing

Gaza war tweets bring social media fame to Palestinian teen

Yuvan Shankar Raja: Had very special feelings after reading Quran

Appeasing the Relatives: Article of Faith in Islam

On Independence Day, Muslims pledge to make Mumbai drug-free

On Independence Day, Muslims pledge to make Mumbai drug-free

The Indian connection in Jerusalem through the centuries

Why this 'sarkari' fetish for Turkish towels?

Bihar teachers get education degrees before birth!

The poetic physician: Momin Khan Momin and his art

Views & Analysis

Why should I organise a march against ISIS?

My silence over ISIS does not mean that I support the group even if some fools take my silence as a sign that I do. There are many reasons why I’ve not spoken out against ISIS. For a start, I’m ... More

Leveraging Haj savings for community uplift

Scrapping of Planning Commission, Is It a Sound Idea?

Politics of jeering: Is it countdown to assembly elections?

Inchoate images of Changing India –Tales from Here and There

Why Indian Muslim English Newspapers fail?

Does love know Religious boundaries?

To each his own: Modus vivendi between Modi and RSS?

The difficult task of finding friends and foes in West Asia

Politics of jeering: Is it countdown to assembly elections?

Burning Sands of International Relations

Is Narendra Modi a control-freak Prime Minister?

Will Modi's own camp accept his I-Day advice?


Hate Speech in India: One crime, two standards

Is ‘Hindu’ our National Identity?

A year after submarine disaster: Have any lessons been learnt?

Akhilesh reinvents himself after Lok Sabha rout

British politics in turmoil over Gaza

US-Iran hegemony in Iraq

BJP-Akalis: Friends in Punjab, foes in Haryana

The Modi Sarkar: Initial Symptoms

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Urdu Kitab Mela Malegaon

Kerala's new campaign against drugs targets schoolkids
Addressing a press meet here Tuesday, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb said the state-level campaign would be launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy June 13...... More

Maharashtra Class 10 SSC Results 2014 likely on June 10

2014 AIPMT results declared; 46,271 candidates qualify

AMU boy Wasiqur Rahman is Bihar MBBS topper

Kashmiri students claim ragged, beaten up in Ghaziabad institute

Notice to UPSC, Delhi on plea of five teachers

DU website crashes; chaos, protests on first day of admission

Four toppers in ICSE class 10 exam, girls outshine boys

Jharkhand boy tops ISC, girls outshine boys

'Should minorities be deprived of quality education?'

India's Muslim students: Still ignored and underserved

See if nurseries can have more seats for inter-state category, says SC

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat honoured for educating the girl child - See more at:
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat honoured for educating the girl child - See more at:

BSNL unveils 'smart phone' for common man

A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:
A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:

Branded as "Bharat phone", the mobile device has a three-inch large screen display with provision for dual SIM card and has been priced at Rs.1,099 to make it affordable to common man. Visiting Mauritius.... More

1,000-feet wide 'beast' near earth Sunday

Big Bang: Indian physicist says he's vindicated

Artificial sunlight to test solar cell efficiency

Bone rebuilding to become more efficient, cheaper too

Indian-origin scientists claim human learning breakthrough

Now, put this washing machine into dirty clothes!

Are you among 44 Indians shortlisted for one-way Mars trip?

E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

Camera that lets you refocus photos after clicking them!

This insect wears world's tiniest 3D glasses!

Forget laptops kids, take paper notes instead!

People behind the huge success of Malegaon Urdu Kitab Mela

Among the buyers too were people of different class and variety. Men, women and students of all ages and genders and also a huge majority of children were seen on all ten days rushing for books as if there is going to be a 'ban on ... More

'All sold out' signs on most of stalls on last day of Malegaon Urdu book fair

'Who killed Karkare?' among the best-selling books at Malegaon literary festival

Malegaon Urdu book fair breaks NCPUL's all time best sale record

'Let's pray Maulana Azad's dream of united India becomes a reality'

Urdu not the language of Muslims, Tom Alter 'proves' by The Bible

There should be a campaign for primary education in Urdu: Rahman Khan

Union Minister Rahman Khan to open NCPUL's Urdu book fair in Malegaon Friday

NCPUL to hold 10-day National Urdu Book Fair in Malegaon


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2013 In Retrospect

Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease: Study

Although initially there may be a small bounce in health, over the medium-longer term retirement causes a drastic decline in health, says the study by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Age Endeavour Fellowship. - See more at:

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India: State goes missing in healthcare; 70 percent is private

Alert mothers key to checking eye cancer in kids

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E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

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Obese women who smoke gulp more sugary food

Hearing loss may lead to depression, suicidal tendency

Fighting cancer with plant molecules: Indian scientists show the way

Now talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer!

Karnataka plans to generate 2,000 MW solar power

In order to tap the huge potential of solar energy as an alternative to generating power from conventional energy sources like coal, thermal and hydel, the minister said the state government ... More

Non-subsidised cooking gas rate cut by over Rs.23 a cylinder

'No substance in Aam Aadmi Party contention on gas prices'

Call to dump Cadbury, Mondelez foods after pork traces

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Sensex at 24,068 points - for the first time in history

World's largest airport hub for low-cost carriers opens in Kuala Lumpur

Government returns RIL's bank guarantee for new gas price

Foreign deals offer silver lining for loss-making Indian carriers

"This has been a flat year with minimum growth. However, with the intent of the Tatas and AirAsia on entering the Indian market has definitely paved the way for future growth in the... More

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Transition year for Indian telecom's growth story

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Rupee suffers reality check, speculation hits further

Indian economy logged lowest growth in a decade

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Comedies reaped gold for southern cinema

Innovative marketing took centre stage in Tamil cinema

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