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The uniquely Indian concept of 'anti-incumbency' and how Narendra Modi's BJP bucked the trend, returned to power
Politics

The uniquely Indian concept of 'anti-incumbency' and how Narendra Modi's BJP bucked the trend, returned to power

'Anti-incumbency' is a term that to the surprise of many, is used mostly in India only. It is evident from the Wikipedia entry for 'anti-incumbency' that runs just four lines

First 3D printer for construction in India made by IIT Madras engineers, alumni
science

First 3D printer for construction in India made by IIT Madras engineers, alumni

Partnering with Tvasta, IITM is working on 3D printing for automated & rapid housing construction.

Karnataka polls: Narendra Modi takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, says those born with golden spoon won't understand poverty
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Karnataka polls: Narendra Modi takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, says those born with golden spoon won't understand poverty

Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi saying one who is born with a golden spoon would never understand the difficulties of the poor and importance of Swachh Bharat campaign

Video of Maharashtra minister peeing by roadside goes viral; NCP takes a dig at Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
India

Video of Maharashtra minister peeing by roadside goes viral; NCP takes a dig at Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Maharashtra water conservation minister Ram Shinde has landed himself in a controversy after a video clip in which he is purportedly seen urinating by roadside has surfaced on social media on Sunday.

Gonda: Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
India

Gonda: Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city

Gonda, in Uttar Pradesh, is officially India's filthiest city after coming last in a government survey of more than 400 urban zones.

Narendra Modi seeks support of celebrities across fields to promote 'Clean India'', calls it noble service
Politics

Narendra Modi seeks support of celebrities across fields to promote 'Clean India'', calls it noble service

Narendra Modi has written to opinion makers across fields including industry, sports and cinema seeking their support for the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement, saying it is the most noble service.

Independence Day 2017: Yogi Adityanath refers Gorakhpur hospital tragedy as an 'eye-opener'
India

Independence Day 2017: Yogi Adityanath refers Gorakhpur hospital tragedy as an 'eye-opener'

Calling every incident an eye-opener, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath sought to blame the deaths of over 60 children in Gorakhpur on encephalitis

Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is an important film to make Bharat swacch
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Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is an important film to make Bharat swacch

On the surface, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha might be a film about sanitation but the story also has prominent feminist underpinnings.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha song 'Gori Tu Latth Maar' is a melancholic track about a happy festival
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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha song 'Gori Tu Latth Maar' is a melancholic track about a happy festival

'Gori Tu Latth Maar' from Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a melancholic song picturised on a happy occasion

Swacch Bharat mission hits superstitious hurdle in Bihar: Gazipur village residents shun toilets to keep sons 'alive'
India

Swacch Bharat mission hits superstitious hurdle in Bihar: Gazipur village residents shun toilets to keep sons 'alive'

It may sound strange but this is the hard reality of Gazipur village in Nawada district of Bihar.

Remember Swachh Bharat Mission? UP BJP MP Priyanka Rawat doesn't, tosses plastic bottle into Saryu river
India

Remember Swachh Bharat Mission? UP BJP MP Priyanka Rawat doesn't, tosses plastic bottle into Saryu river

It seems that Priyanka Rawat, a BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh, forgot about BJP's Swacch Bharat mission

'Darwaza Band' campaign launched: Govt says two lakh villages in India open defecation-free, 64% toilets ready
India

'Darwaza Band' campaign launched: Govt says two lakh villages in India open defecation-free, 64% toilets ready

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar said two lakh villages across the country have become open defecation free so far; in 2014, there were 44 percent toilets in the country, and this number has gone up to 64 percent

Narendra Modi condemns killing of e-rickshaw driver, announces ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh
India

Narendra Modi condemns killing of e-rickshaw driver, announces ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh

Kumar was beaten to death on Sunday night allegedly by a dozen men after he objected to two of them urinating outside the GTB Nagar Metro Station.

Swachh Bharat two-and-a-half years on: Narendra Modi government's claims remain unverified
India

Swachh Bharat two-and-a-half years on: Narendra Modi government's claims remain unverified

Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) has sent India on a toilet construction spree, 51.6 percent of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility – a system that separates human excreta from human contact–between January 2015 and December 2016.

Swacch Bharat survey sees Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh emerge as India's cleanest states; UP filthiest
India

Swacch Bharat survey sees Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh emerge as India's cleanest states; UP filthiest

Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have emerged as the top two states with the most number of clean cities — 12 and 11, respectively — in India's top 50 clean cities, according to Swachh Survekshan 2017

Full text of Mann ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Isro, keeps emphasis on technology in 29th radio address
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Full text of Mann ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Isro, keeps emphasis on technology in 29th radio address

The 29th Mann ki Baat coincides with the high decibel polling campaigns going on in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur, and comes just a day ahead of the crucial fifth phase polling in the Hindi heartland.

Modi exclusive interview: Belief in empowerment for poor crucial part of PM's image makeover
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Modi exclusive interview: Belief in empowerment for poor crucial part of PM's image makeover

It is not difficult to imagine that Modi's barbs were aimed at politics of doles and emoluments which do little to remove poverty and increase corruption instead, serving only to fatten the middlemen.

Amnesty sedition case: Vague laws like FCRA can intimidate NGOs that don't toe government line
India

Amnesty sedition case: Vague laws like FCRA can intimidate NGOs that don't toe government line

The FCRA has any legitimate uses, but it can also be a tool to intimidate and stifle NGOs in India like Amnesty that don't toe the government line

When it comes to spitting, India stands united from Kashmir to Kanyakumari
Life

When it comes to spitting, India stands united from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

So what makes us a spitting people? A spitting nation? How widely prevalent is the habit across the country?

A confusing canvas: What does the public really think about 'public art'?
Life

A confusing canvas: What does the public really think about 'public art'?

The trick, with public art, is to try and find the balance by creating murals that are neither over-conceptionalised, nor degrade standards.