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Have guts, amend Constitution: Mamata dares BJP
Coming down heavily on forced religious conversions West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday, challenged it to  ... More

Socialism, secularism hold country together: Punjab CM

Preamble photo puts Modi-government in a fix

Ziaul Haque murder case: Azad to file protest petition against CBI closure report - See more at:

Poets abused, humiliated at Gateway of India Republic Day Mushaira

Senior and acclaimed poets were humiliated, abused and insulted by a self-styled chairman of Maharashtra Urdu Academy at the 2015 Republic Day Mushaira organized by the state government in front of the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday January 26. Senior and acclaimed poets .... More

Over 10 million expected to join 'World Hijab Day 2015' on February 01

Excited by last two year's success of the event, the 'World Hijab Day' organisers expect participation of over 10 million Muslims and non... More

Muslim, non-Muslim women celebrate World Hijab Day across the globe

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Where is West Bengal's education system headed?

'India can be good model for post-Arab Spring Middle East'

India's leather sector expected to reach $27 billion turnover

Is BJP nervous about Delhi polls?

10 die as effluent treatment tank bursts in Tamil Nadu

Structure of anxiety disorder protein revealed

Peace or War: Global Political Quagmire

Goa's BJP nixes auction of mining leases, defies Modi manifesto?

No VAT assesment for Punjab traders with under Rs.1 crore turnover

Scientists identify biological clock to predict longivity

Shhh! Your baby learning in sleep too

Whales can hear through their bones

King Salman is friend of India, says Indian diplomat

Delhi elections: BJP has maximum candidates with criminal cases

11 Christians convert to Hinduism in Tamil Nadu: Hindu outfit

Loss in Delhi bad for Parivar, not the BJP

Newborn girl in China dies after being dragged for metres

She thinks friends but he thinks sex!

Porn addicts at unsafe sexual behaviour risk

Device to detect dengue from saliva in 20 minutes

Who will join the wealthiest one percent club this year?

India a vibrant market for Pakistani art

Hamid Ansari releases District Development and Diversity Index Report

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi over costly, pinstripe suits

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Delhi village without hospital, school to boycott polls

"Leaders have been coming to us but we decided not to vote for any of them this time. It is high time now not to vote. They only give fake promises," said Panja Singh, 62, a resident of Jhangola village that falls under Narela assembly constituency in ... More

Hindu temples, Bollywood and a Yemeni city's India ties - See more at:

Don't frame a scheme if you can't implement it: SC tells government
The Supreme Court Friday pulled up the central government for framing schemes and them not monitoring their implementation as it frowned at the leisurely pace at which the scheme for providing hostels facilities... More

Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress, attacks Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan, a onetime party spokesperson who was considered quite close to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Friday quit the party, sending shock waves through its political establishment. Senior Congress leader..... More

Martyrs Day:
The forgotten Mahatma

We remember Mahatma Gandhi only on October 2 and January 30. The symbolic spinning of the charkha, recital of bhajans and selling khadi at a discount are the only activities that remind us of him. For the rest of  .... More

King Salman leaves Obama alone to offer Asr prayers
A video showing newly crowned Saudi King Salman rushing for prayers as the Mua'zzin called for Asr prayers, leaving US President Barack Obama who is in the Kingdom to offer his condolences following the.... More

Off campus centre only if AMU offers something new: Maharashtra minister
Making it clear yet again what the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Maharashtra has in store for over 10 million Muslims in the state, Higher & Technical Education Minister ... More

Modi is not god, who can't be questioned: Gurudas Kamat
He also condemned statements by some BJP leaders who he said were trying to spread misinformation about his comments on union Minister Smriti ... More

Modi 'deserted' wife, says Congress leader; BJP fumes

MANUU staff slam 'BJP Minority Morcha' interference in varsity affairs
In a rare show of solidaritym, the staff and students of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Wednesday condemned the "malicious" campaign being run against University... More

Rohingya status in Myanmar quasi-genocide, says official
Speaking to Anatolia news agency about the experience and infrastructure that MSF has for delivering necessary life-saving medical services in Myanmar, Proman said: "The Rohingya Muslim minority.... More

Special Reports

Rajasthan labourer Shakur Mohammad donates land for charity
Shakur Mohammad, a 62-year-old who works as a daily wage labourer, had acquired six plots of land in 1984 for Rs.4,000. Now, he has donated three plots of land valued at over Rs.1 crore ($163,000).
Shakur Mohammad, a 62-year-old who works as a daily wage labourer, had acquired six ... More

Dalit IAS officer explores law to preach Christianity

Panaji by-poll: Another IITian challenges Parrikar's bastion

Islamic museum founder awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

Girls outperform boys in academic achievements globally

Americans know nothing about Sikhism: Hart Research

112-year-old Mariyam Umar attends Republic Day flag hoisting ceremony

India's success depends on not letting religion splinter country: Obama

Is Mumtaz Mahal's body mummified in Taj Mahal?

Don't make religion a cause for conflict: President on R-Day address

R.K. Laxman: The Uncommon Man passes into history

With gift of love, Chandigarh school-kids send warmth to J&K

Muslim population in India grows 24%, down 5% than previous decade

US Secret Service 'bullying' Indian agencies over Obama security?

'Middle East's tragedies unfolded as Lawrence ignored'

WAMY responds to hatred against Muslims in London by offering roses

Three consecutive divorce declarations un-Islamic: Pakistan cleric

How not-good-looking Naseeruddin Shah got his first film 'Nishant'

CAT 2015: Know everything about the Management Entrance Exam

13-year-old Shubham Banerjee Silicon Valley's youngest entrepreneur

After marriage, Imran Khan, Reham are in Makkah to perform Umrah

Views & Analysis

Indo-US nuclear agreement is going to remain a dead letter

It also shows that Joint Statements, even at the highest levels, are worth little more than the paper they are written on, if not followed up by either or both sides, as has been the case with the disarmament provisions of the November  ... More

Modi, Obama striking the right chord

Prospects and risks in the global economy

Indo-US nuclear agreement is going to remain a dead letter

How long will crude prices stay low?

Forest Community a Neglected lot in India

Let's All Be Charlie's Angels!

Modi magic may face its severest test in Delhi

French have my condolences, not my apology

War Begets War: It's not about Islam, it never was

Kouachis of Paris and Continental Sagacity

Father of Kashmir violence is now for dialogue

Sri Lanka verdict a slap for Tamil extremists

Why Muslims should apologize for a crime they have not committed?

India and US: The best is yet to be

Not just posturing: BJP-Akali ties in deep trouble

Finally, the Tamils booted out Mahinda Rajapaksa

Bihar’s Capital should be shifted out of Patna

Make in India but Make it Green

Death of an idea, birth of an institution

Education & Career

Science & Technology

2014 In Retrospect

CLAT 2015 entrance test for LLB and LLM goes online
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), an all-India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 14 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes L.L.B ..... More

School 'climate' affects teachers' expectations about students

Abdullah Azzam and Gulfiza Khan win AMU Sutdents' Union polls

CAT 2014 mock tests available online from 01:00 p.m. onwards Tuesday

Countless men from East to West acquired fame due to Ibn Sina: Sadia

Crescent Academy's 28 candidates clear 2014 UPSC Prelim Exam

2014 UPSC Mains Exam begins December 14, time table out

Math Talent Search Examination 2015 for kids on February 08

Turkey's Istanbul to have Islamic university of international standard

Incumbent on Muslims to reaffirm image of Islam as religion of peace, mercy - See more at:

Incumbent on Muslims to reaffirm image of Islam as religion of peace, mercy

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat honoured for educating the girl child - See more at:
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat honoured for educating the girl child - See more at:

Google launches voice search in Hindi

A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:
A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:

Google Monday announced the creation of the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), a partnership with leading Indian technology and content companies, in a bid to promote the growth of Indian.... More

Google launches alliance to promote Indian languages

Drugs to abet cancer cells suicide found

Cancer cell fingerprints could hasten diagnosis in kids

Google offers free access to satellite images

Skin patches may replace traditional blood test

Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

Milky Way shuts down star formation in dwarf galaxies

Apple unveils 'world's thinnest tablet'

India close to having its own navigation satellite system

Get ready for Google 'phablet' this month

Aliens out there but too far to contact: Scientist

A great year for BJP, nightmare for Congress
And after the Lok Sabha battle left virtually all other parties in the dumps, the BJP went on to take power, again for the first time, in Haryana and Maharashtra, formed a government in Jharkhand and became the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir..... More

The year when Telangana state became a reality

Five reasons why 2014 is important for Palestine

Indian IT industry dons innovation in year of double-digit growth

A year of technological advancement for India in space

Tamil Nadu in flux, political actors face uncertainty

'Kick' scored in Bollywood's low-lying year

Year of two-wheelers for Indian auto industry

Online shakes up physical format in India's retail space


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Business & Economy

2013 In Retrospect

A new drug to treat a common liver disease

Although initially there may be a small bounce in health, over the medium-longer term retirement causes a drastic decline in health, says the study by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Age Endeavour Fellowship. - See more at:

People with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) who took obeticholic acid (OCA) had improved liver health during that period, including decreased inflammation ..... More

Calicut to host global conference on history of Islamic Medicine

Drugs to abet cancer cells suicide found

Over 80 percent people in India Vitamin D deficient: Experts

Kidney stones may increase bone fracture risk

Long-acting insulin more effective for type 1 diabetes

Even moderate drinking could affect sperm quality

Cabinet approves national AYUSH mission

Can Ebola strike India?

Saudi Arabia: Smokers consumed 38,500 tons of cigarettes in 2013

Artificial anti-cancer molecules created in a jiffy

Now talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer!

Karnataka plans to generate 2,000 MW solar power

In order to tap the huge potential of solar energy as an alternative to generating power from conventional energy sources like coal, thermal and hydel, the minister said the state government ... More

Non-subsidised cooking gas rate cut by over Rs.23 a cylinder

'No substance in Aam Aadmi Party contention on gas prices'

Call to dump Cadbury, Mondelez foods after pork traces

Reliance 'saddened' by ONGC chief's 'theft' remarks

Ab ki baar… Nifty 8,000

Built on Waqf land, Ambani's Antilia rated world's 'most expensive property'

Reliance says new gas rates will still apply from April

Sensex at 24,068 points - for the first time in history

World's largest airport hub for low-cost carriers opens in Kuala Lumpur

Government returns RIL's bank guarantee for new gas price

Foreign deals offer silver lining for loss-making Indian carriers

"This has been a flat year with minimum growth. However, with the intent of the Tatas and AirAsia on entering the Indian market has definitely paved the way for future growth in the... More

Affection to defection: No room for run-of-the-mill TV shows

Transition year for Indian telecom's growth story

The worst of times for Obama and India ties

Minor blemishes apart, gold still shines for Indians

Rupee suffers reality check, speculation hits further

Indian economy logged lowest growth in a decade

Successful Mars mission helps ISRO end year on high note

Comedies reaped gold for southern cinema

Innovative marketing took centre stage in Tamil cinema

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