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Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGO
India

Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGO

Sankat Mochan Foundation, which has been monitoring the quality of the Ganga water for over three decades, found in its latest study that levels of faecal coliform bacteria had risen substantially, while levels of dissolved oxygen had dropped.

Indus Waters Treaty doesn't fit into current sociopolitical situation of India-Pakistan, says riverine expert Uttam Sinha
India

Indus Waters Treaty doesn't fit into current sociopolitical situation of India-Pakistan, says riverine expert Uttam Sinha

Referring to the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan after the Uri attack, Modi had said 'blood and water can't flow together'. It remains to be seen how things will unfold after Pulwama.

'I want to be free, not a nut and bolt of the state': Principal of Gujarat college who resigned over Jignesh Mevani row
India

'I want to be free, not a nut and bolt of the state': Principal of Gujarat college who resigned over Jignesh Mevani row

Hemantkumar Shah, principal of HK Arts College who resigned over a Jignesh Mevani controversy, speaks about the state of education institutes and academic freedom in Gujarat.

There was no need for public vote, Narendra Modi deserved presidential award, Philip Kotler tells Firstpost
India

There was no need for public vote, Narendra Modi deserved presidential award, Philip Kotler tells Firstpost

Philip Kotler spoke exclusively to Firstpost on the ongoing controversy over the award given to Narendra Modi and said that a jury would have further complicated the selection process.

Nevermoor series author Jessica Townsend on crafting diverse characters, comparisons to JK Rowling
Life

Nevermoor series author Jessica Townsend on crafting diverse characters, comparisons to JK Rowling

The first book in the Nevermoor series, The Trials of Morrigan Crow released in 2017 and made its author Jessica Townsend one of the most sought after novelists of the decade.

Yogi Adityanath speaks: No conflict in reconciling dharma and democracy, Manusmriti and Constitution
Politics

Yogi Adityanath speaks: No conflict in reconciling dharma and democracy, Manusmriti and Constitution

In March, Yogi Adityanath will complete two years as Uttar Pradesh chief minister. Ahead of that milestone, the unlikely administrator of India's largest state speaks to Firstpost about the challenges he faced changing Uttar Pradesh's perception, being led down the garden path by bureaucrats and his interpretation of the Constitution.

Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim on staying away from public eye, value of awards and solitude
Life

Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim on staying away from public eye, value of awards and solitude

Author Anees Salim’s book The Blind Lady’s Descendants recently won the Sahitya Akademi award for fiction in English.

The British in India: Author David Gilmour on writing a social history of the Raj, overcoming stereotypes, debating the past
Life

The British in India: Author David Gilmour on writing a social history of the Raj, overcoming stereotypes, debating the past

In his latest book historian David Gilmour presents a social history of the British Empire in India, climbing down from the most glittering of personalities and the commonest names.

Rajasthan polls: Ex-BJP MLA who formed Bharat Vahini party says public wants 'viable alternative' to BJP, Congress
India

Rajasthan polls: Ex-BJP MLA who formed Bharat Vahini party says public wants 'viable alternative' to BJP, Congress

Ghanshyam Tiwari recently announced the ‘Third Front’ in the form of a coalition with Rashtriya Loktantrik Party

Fatima Bhutto on her new novel The Runaways, identity, and her love for Karachi
World

Fatima Bhutto on her new novel The Runaways, identity, and her love for Karachi

Fatima Bhutto’s second novel, The Runaways, brings together three lives from distant corners of the world, each ravaged by violence and grief in different ways.

Anita Nair on her new book Eating Wasps, finding her characters, and writing different genres
India

Anita Nair on her new book Eating Wasps, finding her characters, and writing different genres

Anita Nair talks about writing different genres, finding voices of her characters, the expectations of her readers and what's next on her table.

Karnataka polls 2018: Who is BJP to hand out religious tags, asks Prakash Raj, blasts party’s 'divisive politics'
Politics

Karnataka polls 2018: Who is BJP to hand out religious tags, asks Prakash Raj, blasts party’s 'divisive politics'

As Karnataka prepares to elect its next government on 12 May, actor and activist Prakash Raj said governance would thrive over 'communal politics' that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) braces as its agenda.

2G scam interview: Manmohan Singh betrayed me, shed tears of regret on my acquittal, says A Raja
India

2G scam interview: Manmohan Singh betrayed me, shed tears of regret on my acquittal, says A Raja

Raja agreed to a full interview, the excerpts of which are reproduced here.

JNU Student Union elections: Left party candidate fears ABVP victory will usher in a fascist era at university
India

JNU Student Union elections: Left party candidate fears ABVP victory will usher in a fascist era at university

Saib Bilaval met with Geeta Kumari, JNU Students Union Presidential Candidate from the Left Unity Panel for an interview where they had discussions on wide-ranging topics, ahead of the Presidential debate.

Exclusive: TN Cong president Thirunavukkarasar dismisses talk of supporting either Sasikala or OPS
Politics

Exclusive: TN Cong president Thirunavukkarasar dismisses talk of supporting either Sasikala or OPS

In an exclusive interview, S Thirunavukkarasar, Tamil Nadu Congress state president says that the party is waiting and watching the political scenario.

Gauri Shinde Director’s Cut: On Alia Bhatt, SRK, therapy and an entrance exam for parenthood
Entertainment

Gauri Shinde Director’s Cut: On Alia Bhatt, SRK, therapy and an entrance exam for parenthood

Gauri Shinde ’s Dear Zindagi has become a hit despite its unconventional theme and the way it breaks Bollywood tradition by having a male megastar play second fiddle to a female star.

Meet Mehedi Hasan Miraz: From copying Ramesh Powar to bowling Bangladesh to historic win
First Cricket News

Meet Mehedi Hasan Miraz: From copying Ramesh Powar to bowling Bangladesh to historic win

Mehedi may still be only 19-years-old, but in his short stint he had already made a mark and a habit of punching above his weight.

Gandhi Jayanti: For today's youngsters, Mahatma is the man who got shot
India

Gandhi Jayanti: For today's youngsters, Mahatma is the man who got shot

Are parents and teachers not sending out messages from our history, or is it packaged so badly that heroes of our recent past have become cardboards, and unreal, in both dimension and relevance to the new generation? Bikram Vohra shares his experience of talking about the Mahatma with the young generation

Modi-led Centre is behaving like Congress: AAP's Kumar Vishwas' candid chat with Firstpost
Politics

Modi-led Centre is behaving like Congress: AAP's Kumar Vishwas' candid chat with Firstpost

Kumar Vishwas, a close friend of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Siodia, has been one of the founding members of AAP. In a freewheeling chat with Firstpost, Vishwas spoke on a number of issues.

Actor-politician Ramya says sedition charge for Pakistan remark reeks of intolerance
India

Actor-politician Ramya says sedition charge for Pakistan remark reeks of intolerance

Actor-politician Ramya (Divya Spandana) speaks to Firstpost about her comments on Pakistan and the sedition charge against her.