Mandsaur killings: Farmers apprehensive as JK Jain Commission’s leaked report absolves state machinery

Mandsaur killings: Farmers apprehensive as JK Jain Commission’s leaked report absolves state machinery

Mandsaur will never forget the sixth day of the 10-day protest that started on 1 June last year when hundreds of farmers took to the streets demanding remunerative prices for produce and a waiver on farm loans. It was on...
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DK Shivakumar denies I-T dept’s allegations of sending money to Congress coffers through ‘hawala network’

DK Shivakumar denies I-T dept’s allegations of sending money to Congress coffers through ‘hawala network’

Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar on Friday responded to the Income Tax department’s accusation that he was operating a ‘hawala network’ to transfer money to the All India Congress Committee (AICC). Shivakumar said that he has neither given an...
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India police ‘sorry’ for lynching photo

India police ‘sorry’ for lynching photo

Image caption Police apologised after this picture went viral on social media Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have apologised after a photograph of a lynched man being dragged by a crowd in the presence of three...
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North Korea: A sacred mountain and other ideologies

North Korea: A sacred mountain and other ideologies

What is juche, why do North Koreans revere a mountain, and why do they call themselves a special name? As the isolated state begins to make friends with the rest of the world, we explain three key concepts of North...
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Lucknow passport officer transferred after shaming woman for marrying Muslim man, asking husband to ‘convert’

Lucknow passport officer transferred after shaming woman for marrying Muslim man, asking husband to ‘convert’

An inter-faith married couple from Uttar Pradesh were in for a rude shock when an official at the Passport Sewa Kendra in Lucknow on Wednesday allegedly questioned the woman for marrying a Muslim man and asked the husband to “convert” to Hindui...
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GST on petrol, diesel: A 28% levy plus VAT is the worst concoction for rising fuel prices

GST on petrol, diesel: A 28% levy plus VAT is the worst concoction for rising fuel prices

A peak tax rate of 28 percent plus states levying ‘some’ amount of local sales tax or Value Added Tax  (VAT) on petrol and diesel is likely to be the tax structure when the two auto fuels are covered under...
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Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Image copyright @jacindaardern Image caption New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern posted a picture on Instagram of her with her new baby New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb).....
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The man who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

The man who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

Image copyright Clifin Francis Clifin Francis was sitting at home in southern India when a friend asked if he was going to the World Cup. “Of course,” he replied. “I might even travel to Russia to watch the extravaganza.” That...
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Border management policy to thwart illicit trade in small arms is prime objective, says India at UN conference

Border management policy to thwart illicit trade in small arms is prime objective, says India at UN conference

United Nations: India has told a UN conference on small arms that a principle objective of its border management policy is to secure frontier borders against illicit trade, emphasizing that its national security has been adversely impacted by terrorism, transn...
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Tired of the perpetual water crisis, an old man in the Chatarpur village of MP decided to take matters into his own hands

Tired of the perpetual water crisis, an old man in the Chatarpur village of MP decided to take matters into his own hands

Dhoondne se bhagwaan bhi milta hai, aur khodne se paani. An important qualification to an age-old adage that was inspired by Sitaram Lodhi, a 70-year-old man who lives in Lovekush Nagar block’s Pratappura gram panchayat of Chatarpur district in Bundelkhand,....
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