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If history has its way, presidential polls will see a contest

Of the 14 presidential elections held in the country so far, the only one which saw a candidate getting elected without a contest was the seventh poll, which Neelam Sanjiva Reddy won unopposed.......

UP portfolios announced; Adityanath retains home

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday allocated portfolios to his cabinet colleagues keeping over three dozen departments, including the home ministry, with himself. The chief......

Mamata Banerjee sworn in as West Bengal CM for second time

Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time, heading a 42-member ministry. Banerjee, 61, was administered oath of office and secrecy......

Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Tara Gandhi gets French honour

Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee has been decorated with one of France's top honour The Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution in promoting peace, solidarity,......

Padma Awards 2016: Rajinikanth, Sania, Priyanka honoured

Superstar Rajinikanth, tennis icon Sania Mirza, former US Ambassador Robert D Blackwill and actor Priyanka Chopra were among the 56 eminent persons who were honoured with Padma awards on Tuesday.......

How Big Brother Stole Diwali

Gone are the days of over-the-top Diwali parties, says Kishore Singh.This year round, the taxman is the invisible -- and unwanted -- guest at these once extravagant affairs.Illustrations: Uttam......

It's time for brain gain, say Indian scientists in US

Managed and operated by volunteers from Boston, YIM is a non-for-profit organisation founded by MIT/Harvard Indian-origin scientists and entrepreneurs in 2009. About 50 young Indian scientists have......

40 years ago... and now: Birlas - A family that hit the headlines over a will

A contested will of a widow, a long-serving family confidant turned antagonist, the fierce litigious fight for little-known Birla Corporation marked the first major controversy for this storied and......

RPG: A visionary who believed in his gut feeling

RPG managed to grow his business rapidly in both the pre-reform and post- reform periods, mainly through acquisitions, notes Kunal BoseBorn and raised in Kolkata, Rama Prasad Goenka spent a lot of......

The incredible rise of India Inc

Our firms have changed. We can now be proud of our abilities, not just in India but elsewhere, writes Omkar Goswami.A decade sometimes makes me lose my detailed memory. I remember most of the big......

PIX: Twinkle launches her book with Akshay, Ranbir, Alia

Twinkle Khanna launched her second book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad in Mumbai and her family and friends showed up in support. The book is a collection of four beautiful short stories, written in......

'A lot of men will be affected by PadMan'

''For women, it's about, 'See idiot, this is what we go through.' For that, they will get their men.''When he comes, he will understand women's problems and say, "You are special" and she will get......

PadMan Review: Akshay crusades for a new cause

'PadMan has its premise in place. Now if only it had some wings,' says Sukanya Verma. IMAGE: Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor in R Balki's PadMan Akshay Kumar is a man on a mission. Most of his......

Decoding Twinkle Khanna

For a while it looked like Twinkle may have nearly disappeared from the public eye until the world discovered her flair to notice wit and wisdom in everyday life.It wasn't long before she had......

Moneyspinners: Akshay's social causes on screen

Akshay Kumar has cleverly turned social causes into big bucks at the box office. Akshay Kumar has been taking up social causes with patriotic messages with aplomb in his recent movies. While......

Harika loses, drops to second

Dronavalli Harika suffered a setback in the eighth round and lost her lead in the girls' under-18 event of the World Youth Chess Championships in Batumi, Georgia.Harika lost the crucial encounter......

India at the Games - Day 7

Highlights:Samaresh Jung wins fifth goldLifters Geeta Rani and Simple Kaur in one-two finishVivek Singh picks silver behind Jung Elite Athlete with a Disability gets bronze in discus Manavjit Singh......

Harika regains sole lead

Women Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika regained sole lead after settling for a draw with Alisa Melekhina of United States in the ninth round of the under-14 girls' section in the World Youth Chess......

Harika wins to emerge sole leader

Women Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika took the seventh round honours with a brilliant victory to emerge the sole leader in the under-14 girls section of the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece......

Indian shuttlers face stiff task

Glimpses of brilliance in the run-up to the Athens Olympics notwithstanding, the Indian badminton contingent will have to come up with something extraordinary if it intends to do any better than......
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2/3 of India's Governors are from an RSS/BJP background

Last week's developments in Karnataka have once again brought the role of the Governor under scrutiny. Appointed by the President after being... ...

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Academicians slam Modi's 'prolonged silence' on Kathua, Unnao rape cases

Expressing solidarity with the civil servants who held Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for the “terrifying state of affairs”, over 600... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/academicians-slam-modis-prolonged-silence-on-kathua-unnao-rape-cases-news-national-sevsgDiachdch.html
HC directs Centre to clarify its stand on minority tag for Lingayats

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed the Union government to convey its stand on the recommendation sent by the state government to it,... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/668356/hc-directs-centre-clarify-its.html

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