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Congress respects electors irrespective of location, says Kapil Sibal as Rahul Gandhi's north-south remark sparks row
Politics

Congress respects electors irrespective of location, says Kapil Sibal as Rahul Gandhi's north-south remark sparks row

Sibal slammed the BJP for accusing the Congress of creating a divide, saying the charge was not only 'ludicrous and laughable' but also 'mischievous'

Monsoon advances further, likely onset in Mumbai by weekend, say reports; mercury rises in north India
India

Monsoon advances further, likely onset in Mumbai by weekend, say reports; mercury rises in north India

The monsoon is expected to arrive in Mumbai by end of this week, reports said, as conditions become favourable for the advancement of the southwest monsoon

As COVID-19 fears, lockdown dull mango's sheen in Tamil Nadu, foodies recount fruit's indelible place in state's cuisine
Lifestyle

As COVID-19 fears, lockdown dull mango's sheen in Tamil Nadu, foodies recount fruit's indelible place in state's cuisine

Enthusiasts in Tamil Nadu find themselves adjusting to the new normal, as the joy of handpicking produce is lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and they settle instead for fond recollections of their favourite fruit and its varied uses in the state’s layered cuisine.

Andhra Pradesh shouldn't oppose Jagan Mohan Reddy’s push for English; its role in South's growth story is well-documented
Politics

Andhra Pradesh shouldn't oppose Jagan Mohan Reddy’s push for English; its role in South's growth story is well-documented

When India liberalised its economy in the 1990s, due to an English-speaking culture, the south was in a better position to reap the benefits of an era that saw a spectacular rise of India's entrepreneurial class

Narendra Modi sends a message to South India: PM is shaping thought process on Tamil language, Christians, Muslims
Politics

Narendra Modi sends a message to South India: PM is shaping thought process on Tamil language, Christians, Muslims

By addressing Tamil as the oldest language in the world on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was correcting the misconception that the BJP was a party which favoured Hindi heartland in the north and negated south India

Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India
science

Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India

Studies on rising groundwater levels contradict on-ground field reports, farm surveys that report well failures.

Kamal Haasan says ‘no Shah, Sultan, Samrat’ can reverse promise of unity in diversity amid debate on 'imposition' of Hindi in southern states
India

Kamal Haasan says ‘no Shah, Sultan, Samrat’ can reverse promise of unity in diversity amid debate on 'imposition' of Hindi in southern states

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Monday opposed any attempts to "impose" Hindi saying it was a promise made to the country decades back which "no Shah, Sultan or Samrat must renege on."

Ethiopian Airlines' passenger flights to Bengaluru from 27 October, says company eyes expansion in India
Business

Ethiopian Airlines' passenger flights to Bengaluru from 27 October, says company eyes expansion in India

Currently, Ethiopian Airlines operates two passenger flights daily to Mumbai and Delhi as well as cargo service to Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Kenneth Anderson and Melagiri: Colonial hunter's legacy drives conservation effort in South India's forests
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Kenneth Anderson and Melagiri: Colonial hunter's legacy drives conservation effort in South India's forests

The Kenneth Anderson Nature Society (KANS) wants Melagiri in Tamil Nadu, which is under threat from deforestation, and irresponsible tourism and development, to be declared a wildlife sanctuary.

Hindi imposition row: Centre should realise that diversity in language leads to unity rather than fragmentation
India

Hindi imposition row: Centre should realise that diversity in language leads to unity rather than fragmentation

In the words of British scholar Sir John Strachey, India has so much diversity of race, language and religion that every state is a country in its own.

IMD warns of heavy rains over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh on Saturday
India

IMD warns of heavy rains over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh on Saturday

The IMD on 8 June had said that thunderstorm accompanied by hail and lightning at isolated places are very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh tomorrow, 15 June.

BJP clueless about South; Tamil Nadu doesn't see value in being compelled to learn Hindi, writes DMK's Manuraj S
Politics

BJP clueless about South; Tamil Nadu doesn't see value in being compelled to learn Hindi, writes DMK's Manuraj S

Let it be said once again, for we live in the times of fake news and clichéd thinking, that Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) does not oppose Hindi. Nor does it oppose Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Malayalam or Sindhi. However, the imposition of any one language, through school education policy or otherwise, is not acceptable to the DMK. In other words, any such move to insidiously bring Hindi in through the backdoor will be thwarted.

BJP wants to piggyback on YSRCP to south, but Jagan may find it hard to help without special status for Andhra
Politics

BJP wants to piggyback on YSRCP to south, but Jagan may find it hard to help without special status for Andhra

Even as Narendra Modi-Jagan Mohan Reddy hug has sparked rumours of the YSR Congress Party joining the NDA, it would be tough for the YSRCP to join the BJP-led alliance without extracting special category status for Andhra Pradesh from the Centre

Cash-for-votes reality of Tamil Nadu politics: Well-oiled system makes curbing cash handouts near-impossible for EC
Politics

Cash-for-votes reality of Tamil Nadu politics: Well-oiled system makes curbing cash handouts near-impossible for EC

Cash distribution is no new phenomenon in Tamil Nadu, where voters now expect money exchange for their ballot for a particular party or candidate.

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Andhra Pradesh edition: Sharmila Reddy of YSR Congress tells Firstpost Chandrababu Naidu is a massive failure
Politics

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Andhra Pradesh edition: Sharmila Reddy of YSR Congress tells Firstpost Chandrababu Naidu is a massive failure

In this interview, Sajaya speaks to YS Sharmila Reddy, who plays a central role in the YSR Congress Party, led by YS Rajasekhar.

Cold wave grips India as Kerala's Munnar battles frost blanket and Shimla residents bring out umbrellas to escape snowfall
India

Cold wave grips India as Kerala's Munnar battles frost blanket and Shimla residents bring out umbrellas to escape snowfall

Less than a week after Bengaluru saw a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius, Kerala's Munnar recorded sub-zero temperatures over the weekend, resulting in a blanket of frost across the popular hill-station on Saturday.

IMD says northeast monsoon to expand in 24 hours as it sets over parts of South India; excess rainfall likely
India

IMD says northeast monsoon to expand in 24 hours as it sets over parts of South India; excess rainfall likely

According to The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), North east monsoon rains have commenced over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, south Tamil Nadu, southern Kerala and southern coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh

Navjot Singh Sidhu should join Pakistan's Cabinet, says BJP's Sambit Patra after Punjab minister's comments on South India
India

Navjot Singh Sidhu should join Pakistan's Cabinet, says BJP's Sambit Patra after Punjab minister's comments on South India

BJP's Sambit Patra made the statement after Navjot Singh Sidhu reportedly said he could relate to Pakistan more than South India.

ToR of 15th Finance Commission: Will South India lose out to the North owing to lower fertility rates?
Business

ToR of 15th Finance Commission: Will South India lose out to the North owing to lower fertility rates?

South Indian states have reduced their fertility rates below replacement level, while rate for states such as Bihar and Uttar Pradesh remains above level

ToR of 15th Finance Commission: Narendra Modi rejects allegations of bias against southern states
Business

ToR of 15th Finance Commission: Narendra Modi rejects allegations of bias against southern states

Narendra Modi rejected allegations of southern states including Tamil Nadu that Terms of Reference (ToR) of 15th Finance Commission were biased against them