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Kashmir: Will spring blow winds of change in the Valley distraught with protests and clashes
India

Kashmir: Will spring blow winds of change in the Valley distraught with protests and clashes

Spring, Kashmir's season of a million flowers, butterflies, singing birds, honeybees and murmuring mountain streams charged by winter's plentiful snowfall, is already here.

Burhan Wani's father urges process for resolution, denies making speech about sacrificing daughter
India

Burhan Wani's father urges process for resolution, denies making speech about sacrificing daughter

Burhan Wani's father Muzaffar Wani could easily whip up more anger, instead he speaks up about the need for negotiations so there can be peace in Kashmir.

Why converting to Islam won't help Nagapattinam's Dalits
India

Why converting to Islam won't help Nagapattinam's Dalits

Why the recent conversion threat of Nagapattinam’s Dalits is not likely to make any difference to their lives

Sundarbans: Meet India’s own climate refugees from Ghoramara Islands
India

Sundarbans: Meet India’s own climate refugees from Ghoramara Islands

The islands in the Sundarbans are giving birth to India's climate migrants, residents who have nowhere to go as the rising bay washes away their homes.

The story of thorium: A $50,000,000,000,000,000 (50 quadrillion) discovery untapped
World

The story of thorium: A $50,000,000,000,000,000 (50 quadrillion) discovery untapped

Despite much optimism and promise, the development of thorium energy has historically been hampered by politics, bureaucracy and economics.

Kashish Film Festival Day 2: Of Koti, Tharoor's bill and workplace policies
Life

Kashish Film Festival Day 2: Of Koti, Tharoor's bill and workplace policies

Day Two of Kashish Film Festival saw the screening of the Marathi film Koti, and a panel discussion on the way ahead for the LGBTQ community.

Kashish Film Festival Day 1: Ian McKellen, Sonam Kapoor enthrall the audience
Entertainment

Kashish Film Festival Day 1: Ian McKellen, Sonam Kapoor enthrall the audience

Kashish focuses on one new country every year and viewers are treated to LGBT cinema from that country. The country in focus this year is Brazil.

The Marwari wedding: Getting bigger and fatter as thrifty community learns to splurge
Life

The Marwari wedding: Getting bigger and fatter as thrifty community learns to splurge

Marwari, a community that was famously insular, is happily globetrotting and fostering a generation which is more worldly-wise than its predecessors.

World Culture Festival: Why Art of Living won't have it easy explaining its stand to NGT
India

World Culture Festival: Why Art of Living won't have it easy explaining its stand to NGT

At the hearing at the NGT court, government agencies failed to justify their stand on the issue of granting permission to the Art of Living Foundation

Raisina Files: When politicians and business leaders came together to discuss Asian integration
World

Raisina Files: When politicians and business leaders came together to discuss Asian integration

The inaugural session of Raisina Dialogues was held to explore and examine the prospects and opportunities for Asian integration

A close look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s itinerary; it's relentless and gruelling
Politics

A close look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s itinerary; it's relentless and gruelling

When PM Narendra Modi lands at Varanasi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport on 21 February, he would have just stepped into his fifth state of the day.

Berlin film festival's most memorable starry moments, courtesy Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Colin Firth
Entertainment

Berlin film festival's most memorable starry moments, courtesy Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Colin Firth

Here are some of the highlights from the 11-day Berlin film festival, which presented more than 400 movies from around the world.

Police attack on students: Left-backed unions to escalate stir; AAP video adds fuel to fire
India

Police attack on students: Left-backed unions to escalate stir; AAP video adds fuel to fire

After the Delhi Police's attack against students seeking justice for Rohith Vemula, students’ unions have decided to intensify their protest.

Donald Trump vs. Fox News: With one debate left to go, has their standoff come to an end?
World

Donald Trump vs. Fox News: With one debate left to go, has their standoff come to an end?

Donald Trump’s feud with Fox News came to a head on Thursday when he boycotted the Republican debate and hosted a charity event instead.

The smart city series: Turn back the clock and return Jaipur to its original glory state
India

The smart city series: Turn back the clock and return Jaipur to its original glory state

Jai Singh had planned Jaipur like a smart city and now it is up to the government to restore it to its glory

Village Defence Committee: From fighting militants to committing murders in Jammu
India

Village Defence Committee: From fighting militants to committing murders in Jammu

Instead of protecting the citizens, VDC members are now being alleged to have committed grave human rights violations including rape, kidnapping, torture and murder.

Ahead of national elections, weariness and hope divide Spain's residents
World

Ahead of national elections, weariness and hope divide Spain's residents

There are deep divisions among voters about their country and its economic fortunes as it approaches a crucial ballot that will decide whether the government will stay conservative, head toward the center or veer sharply left.

Chennai floods death toll crosses 280: Here's a look at the Army's rescue operations
India

Chennai floods death toll crosses 280: Here's a look at the Army's rescue operations

Firstpost spent 12 hours with the army during these operations in Chennai floods.

Land ordinance protest: At Anna's rally, Arvind Kejriwal becomes show-stealer
Politics

Land ordinance protest: At Anna's rally, Arvind Kejriwal becomes show-stealer

It was supposed to an Anna Hazare’s show, but it’s Arvind Kejriwal who proved to be the show-stealer. The rather low in spirit farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s land ordinance at Jantar Mantar had an energy boost when the Delhi chief minister Kejriwal reached the venue with party legislators and a large band of volunteers.