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Donald Trump releases John F Kennedy assassination files: Revisiting the death of the 35th US president
World

Donald Trump releases John F Kennedy assassination files: Revisiting the death of the 35th US president

A report from the day of President John F Kennedy's assassination. He was shot to death by a hidden assassin armed with a high-powered rifle.

'3000 condoms, 2000 liquor bottles at JNU':  One BJP MLA is keeping count of 'illicit' activities
India

'3000 condoms, 2000 liquor bottles at JNU': One BJP MLA is keeping count of 'illicit' activities

Amidst the raging JNU row, a BJP MLA has stoked fresh controversy by alleging that the premier university is a hub of sex and drugs where over 3,000 used condoms and 2,000 liquor bottles are daily found.

Wake up and smell the noodles: You have to be stupid to believe Maggi is healthy
Life

Wake up and smell the noodles: You have to be stupid to believe Maggi is healthy

Going by their shock and dismay, you'd think Maggi Noodles was the epitome of fresh, tasty food. Second only to Maa ke haath ka khana. Even Maa can't manage that much goodness in two minutes.

DoT seeking to block Uber, Ola websites betrays govt's double standard on taxi apps
Business

DoT seeking to block Uber, Ola websites betrays govt's double standard on taxi apps

It is high time the governments made up their mind on technological innovations

Why lock us up at 6.30pm and boys at 10pm? Kerala female engineering students protest unfair curfew
India

Why lock us up at 6.30pm and boys at 10pm? Kerala female engineering students protest unfair curfew

Over 200 resident students of the women's hostel Thiruvananthapuram College of Engineering sat outside their hostel gates all night to protest against harsh curfews for women

German professor apologizes after denying internship to Indian student citing India's ‘rape problem'
Life

German professor apologizes after denying internship to Indian student citing India's ‘rape problem'

An Indian male student was recently denied an internship at the Leipzig University in Germany because he comes from a country with a "rape problem."

No splurging please: FinMin asks depts to avoid spending rush in Jan-March quarter
Economy

No splurging please: FinMin asks depts to avoid spending rush in Jan-March quarter

The letter said that restriction of 33 percent and 15 percent expenditure ceilings in the last quarter of the current financial year and during the month of March respectively is to be strictly adhered to.

Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in swampy Sundarbans in Bengal
Life

Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in swampy Sundarbans in Bengal

Seas are rising more than twice as fast as the global average in the Sundarbans, a low-lying delta region of about 200 islands in the Bay of Bengal where some 13 million live.

RIP democracy: After editor, now Mumbai vendor arrested for selling paper with Hebdo cartoon
Life

RIP democracy: After editor, now Mumbai vendor arrested for selling paper with Hebdo cartoon

The police booked the vendor because the complaint said that the vendor understood Urdu, so he should not have sold the paper.

AIB removes 'filthy' roast video after Maharashtra govt goes after actors, ticket sellers and venue
Life

AIB removes 'filthy' roast video after Maharashtra govt goes after actors, ticket sellers and venue

The move came after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that the government will take action against AIB, if the show was found to be vulgar.

Why Jayanthi Natarajan quit Congress: It was CBI action, not Rahul Gandhi
Politics

Why Jayanthi Natarajan quit Congress: It was CBI action, not Rahul Gandhi

But the timing of her releasing the contents of the letter in public domain has put the question in everyone’s mind, is it really “anguish” or is there more than what meets the eye?

Pope Francis names 20 new Cardinals, majority from Latin America, Africa
World

Pope Francis names 20 new Cardinals, majority from Latin America, Africa

In announcing the new voting cardinals, Pope Francis said they come "from 14 countries from every continent (and) manifest the indissoluble links between the Church of Rome" and churches around the world.

Ghar Vapsi: Civil society needs to challenge RSS's conversion agenda
India

Ghar Vapsi: Civil society needs to challenge RSS's conversion agenda

As the RSS goes ahead with its communal agenda by raising issues like love jihad and ghar vapsi, civil society needs to acknowledge these problems and fight this hateful agenda.

Mona Lisa a Chinese slave and Da Vinci's mother? Italy historian creates storm
Life

Mona Lisa a Chinese slave and Da Vinci's mother? Italy historian creates storm

An Italian historian's theory that Mona Lisa might be a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci's mother -- making the 15th-century polymath half-Chinese -- sent online commentators into a frenzy Wednesday.

Jashodaben speaks out: Three reasons Modi's wife is upset with her security
India

Jashodaben speaks out: Three reasons Modi's wife is upset with her security

Jashodaben's demand to know what security arrangements she is entitled to hints at a woman who wants to take back control of her life.

Mr Foreign Hand: Kailash Satyarthi now gets bashed for Nobel Peace Prize
World

Mr Foreign Hand: Kailash Satyarthi now gets bashed for Nobel Peace Prize

Modi himself met with Nobel Peace awardee Kailash Satyarthi, said the entire nation was proud of his “momentous achievement.” But others were less gracious.

Undone by Kerala Congress politics, Shashi Tharoor sacked as spokesperson
Politics

Undone by Kerala Congress politics, Shashi Tharoor sacked as spokesperson

Tharoor was always seen as an import, but Kerala leaders had no option but to accommodate him because he came with the blessings of the high command. Now, at the slightest show of vulnerability, they have ganged up against him.

Pak LoC violations: Forget elections, Modi needs all parties to support him
India

Pak LoC violations: Forget elections, Modi needs all parties to support him

This must be a moment of truth for PM Modi as the stark reality stares hard into his face that you don’t have any easy solutions when you are dealing with a recalcitrant neighbour who is armed with nuclear weapons.

Modi and Sharif play nice: Will flood diplomacy lead to full blown talks?
World

Modi and Sharif play nice: Will flood diplomacy lead to full blown talks?

Given that Kashmir is going to the polls later this year, it is also in Modi's interest to be seen to be reaching out to Pakistan.

Squandered mandate: Why voters are dismayed by PM Modi
Politics

Squandered mandate: Why voters are dismayed by PM Modi

In recent weeks, critics, and even many supporters have started to accuse PM Modi of squandering his powerful mandate.