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New Motor Vehicles Act: One month on, states including Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat resist higher fines; experts claim it will 'reduce road mishaps'
India

New Motor Vehicles Act: One month on, states including Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat resist higher fines; experts claim it will 'reduce road mishaps'

Just about a month after the new Motor Vehicles Amendment Act (MVA) 2019, was issued to be implemented from 1 September 2019, many states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal etc have expressed their dissent over the Act

Boris Johnson expected to appoint Priti Patel as new home secretary; all you need to know about Indian-origin MP from Essex
World

Boris Johnson expected to appoint Priti Patel as new home secretary; all you need to know about Indian-origin MP from Essex

Britain's incoming prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to will promote Indian-origin politician Priti Patel to the top of government

Triangular contest for YSR’s political legacy
India

Triangular contest for YSR’s political legacy

Chandrababu Naidu, Jagan Mohan Reddy and the Congress are wooing voters with YSR themes

How MCU Phase 3 subverts the superhero genre with films like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok
Entertainment

How MCU Phase 3 subverts the superhero genre with films like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok

With the release of Iron Man, and the beginning of the MCU, the superhero movie as a genre began to receive an overhaul.

Made in (gay) heaven: Amazon Prime show sets a new benchmark for portrayal of queer narratives
Entertainment

Made in (gay) heaven: Amazon Prime show sets a new benchmark for portrayal of queer narratives

Made In Heaven brings queer culture (and rights) front & centre in a way very few movies (or Indian television shows) have done in the past.

Pakistan bans release of Indian films in the aftermath of Pulwama attack; what are they going to watch now?
Entertainment

Pakistan bans release of Indian films in the aftermath of Pulwama attack; what are they going to watch now?

Keeping in mind the developments of the past few days, Pakistan’s decision to impose a ban on the release of any Indian movie or content in their country was an expected response.

Bharati Ghosh joins BJP, but former Bengal IPS officer's chequered career at odds with saffron party's stated stand on corruption
Politics

Bharati Ghosh joins BJP, but former Bengal IPS officer's chequered career at odds with saffron party's stated stand on corruption

BJP inducted Bharati Ghosh, a former police officer, into its ranks in West Bengal. Ghosh, an officer once much favoured by the Trinamool Congress government and leadership, has had a chequered career that is worth recounting in some detail to make a larger point about the party that still controls the Centre

Despite similar histories, India lags behind Japan, South Korea in growth due to idea of nationalism focussing on religious minorities
India

Despite similar histories, India lags behind Japan, South Korea in growth due to idea of nationalism focussing on religious minorities

How much of India's nationalism is focused on refining our culture? To answer that, ask yourself how often our nationalist party talks about Indian music, literature, architecture and art, and what is done to use it to improve our lives.

Reasons for Aarey Colony fire inconclusive, says Mumbai fire dept: Report finds 29 instances of such blazes since 2007
India

Reasons for Aarey Colony fire inconclusive, says Mumbai fire dept: Report finds 29 instances of such blazes since 2007

On 3 December, a massive fire broke out at an open plot of land in Mumbai's Aarey Colony, near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park — the largest green lung in the metropolis. With the fire department now having submitted its report into the incident, questions linger over whether there was foul play in the incident.

Hospital fires human-made disaster? India fails to learn lessons from past mistakes, most critical facilities ignore safety norms
India

Hospital fires human-made disaster? India fails to learn lessons from past mistakes, most critical facilities ignore safety norms

Despite thorough compliance laws in place, poor implementation ensures such incidents continue to recur at various government and private-run hospitals

Aadhaar case, Ram Mandir, women in Sabarimala Temple: Key judgments ahead of Dipak Misra in his last week as CJI
India

Aadhaar case, Ram Mandir, women in Sabarimala Temple: Key judgments ahead of Dipak Misra in his last week as CJI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra is retiring from Supreme Court on 2 October. But since his last day is falling on a national holiday, the apex court won't function on next Tuesday and thus, Misra has only six more days left to clear some landmark judgements.

Many friends of Sambhaji Bhide: Bhima Koregoan riots accused enjoys massive social media following, including Tushar Damgude
India

Many friends of Sambhaji Bhide: Bhima Koregoan riots accused enjoys massive social media following, including Tushar Damgude

Pune-based business man Tushar Damgude, on the basis of who's FIR the Pune Police on Tuesday arrested five activists and raided houses of several others in various parts of the country in connection with the Bhima Koregaon riots, is a follower of famous right-wing activist Sambhaji Bhide

Indian-American Buzzfeed News journalist Megha Rajagopalan denied Chinese visa; scribes pledge support
World

Indian-American Buzzfeed News journalist Megha Rajagopalan denied Chinese visa; scribes pledge support

Megha Rajagopalan on Wednesday said in a tweet that China's foreign ministry declined to issue her a new visa in May.

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes amended OBC bill; here is all you need to know about the changes
Politics

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes amended OBC bill; here is all you need to know about the changes

The Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Thursday, making the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) a constitutional body and granting it complete powers to safeguard the rights and interests of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Donald Trump has helped China replace US in Islamabad, offered Beijing free control of Pakistan's 'terror infrastructure'
World

Donald Trump has helped China replace US in Islamabad, offered Beijing free control of Pakistan's 'terror infrastructure'

After committing $55 billion for CPEC, Chinese state-owned companies are now moving in to spend another $100 billion in the region, showing Donald Trump that the $2 billion US aid is peanuts

Independent CBI will remain a pipe dream till agency freed from the clutches of ruling party
India

Independent CBI will remain a pipe dream till agency freed from the clutches of ruling party

CBI has not only failed to fight corruption without prejudice, it has metamorphosed into a Frankenstein’s monster working on the selective principles of the applicability of the law to preserve the Jungle Raj within

UP Board Result 2017: Could Yogi Adityanath's 'education overhaul' have a bearing on the outcome?
India

UP Board Result 2017: Could Yogi Adityanath's 'education overhaul' have a bearing on the outcome?

Could Yogi Adityanath’s plan for education reform in Uttar Pradesh that could impact this year's UP Board results.

Manila casino attack: By attacking 'soft' targets, terror outfits want to derail tourism, create barriers of fear
World

Manila casino attack: By attacking 'soft' targets, terror outfits want to derail tourism, create barriers of fear

At least 34 people were killed in a terror attack in Philippines on Friday after a gunman burst into a Manila casino.

Marks moderation row: CBSE won't challenge order in Supreme Court, but no end in sight to troubles
India

Marks moderation row: CBSE won't challenge order in Supreme Court, but no end in sight to troubles

The Central Board for Secondary Education, India's biggest educational board, has indicated it will announce results of the Class XII examinations within 48 hours — by 27 May, 201 7 — and abide by the Delhi High Court decision that stopped the board from scrapping its mark moderation policy from this year.

CBSE Class 12th board exam results 2017 delayed: Frequently asked questions about the marks moderation fiasco
India

CBSE Class 12th board exam results 2017 delayed: Frequently asked questions about the marks moderation fiasco

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII results, which were originally supposed to have been announced on Wednesday, were withheld by the board at the last minute, following a court order asking it to do so