To destroy ‘VIP culture’, the government has decided to ban lal battis for everyone. What exactly does the order say? Which high officials does it affect? The Indian Express gives the details and background.
While the government aims to ensure every citizen has a home by 2022, the number of families that live on the streets of urban India has grown
If the 10 million or so cattle that possibly end up at the abattoir every year are not culled, farmers will simply stop caring for them and let them loose in towns and cities.
The dominant narratives of Tamil politics, with its legacy of anti-Brahmin ideology, regional and linguistic (read anti-Hindi) subnationalism, make it difficult for the BJP to grow on its own in the state.
On Sunday, Delhi votes in civic elections with enormous stakes for BJP, Congress and AAP. NAVEED IQBAL lists what they have promised to voters, issue by issue.
It seems to have got exceptionally hot across the country rather early this year. What is the reason? Does the data show it’s extra hot this year to begin with?
The astronomical interferometer of radio telescopes in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile provided new insights on how normal spiral galaxies, like the Milky Way, looked in their very nascent stages, 12 billion years ago.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants doctors to prescribe generic medicines over branded ones. KAUNAIN SHERIFF M answers key questions on the pricing of drugs and beyond.
On Monday, the Navy’s new, indigenously designed guided missile destroyer INS Chennai was dedicated to the city whose name it bears. How did the warship come to be called Chennai? On what basis does the Indian Navy give names to its vessels?
Commemoration of 200 years of the rebellion of the Paikas
What is the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017?
Understanding the Turkish president’s moment of triumph
What is this weapon, and how does it work?
The Dalai Lama’s visit has turned the spotlight on a region beset by the lack of basic amenities. The Indian Express explains the gaps in infrastructure, from poor connectivity, shoddy healthcare to power woes, and the way ahead
A Rs 240 crore budget deficit, no money to pay salaries, hand-to-mouth on bare essentials — The Indian Express tells the story of a proud institution’s crippling cash crunch, which burst forth in an unprecedented explosion of student frustration on campus this week.
The government of Amarinder Singh is under tremendous pressure to announce a waiver.
Urjit Patel has voiced concern publicly over the latest loan waiver — saying it engendered a moral hazard and undermined the honest credit culture.
Vietnam is by far the largest importer, data show; it is likely, however, that the bulk of the over 6 lakh tonnes of carabeef shipped to Vietnam finds its way unofficially to China
Rising cow vigilantism will impact not just the meat trade. These could even hurt the dairy industry.
From Defence to Space, Teesta to Indira, Indian Express tracks continuity and change in the concerns expressed and issues addressed together by New Delhi and Dhaka
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board was set up in 1973, the trigger being a fear that Muslim identities were being scrubbed
SC order banning sale, consumption of liquor near national and state highways has seen attempts by states to reclassify highways as local roads. What qualifies as a ‘highway’ anyway?
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the Congress allegations, saying the proposed Rules regarding the word limit and application fees remain the same as they were under the UPA government.
States with the largest non-vegetarian populations are mostly ruled by non-BJP parties; those with the largest numbers of vegetarians, mostly by the BJP.
Despite the ‘red line’, a large number of countries have used chemical agents against enemies in conflict. Also, why is killing with chemical weapons taboo, but killing with fearsome conventional weapons okay?
Among the most commonly used chemical weapons are mustard gas, phosgene, chlorine, and the nerve agents Sarin and VX.
Fewer road crashes in states where liquor is banned, but share of drunk driving accidents in all accidents shows more complex patterns countrywide. DEEPTIMAN TIWARY trawls through latest NCRB data.
ON THIS DAY in 1957, the world’s first democratically elected communist government came to power in kerala
The mean age of women at the time of marriage in 21 major states was 22 years and 3 months in 2014.
A large new study, releasing today, seeks to understand the fundamental bases of the choices India makes while voting in elections. The study seeks to document the ideas and attitudes that frame the country’s larger political culture.
Out of India’s 1.25 billion people, 65 per cent are aged 35 and under, and about half the total population is yet to turn 25. What is in the mind of this unmatched youth demographic?
Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank, and well-known climate change expert Lord Nicholas Stern was in Nagpur this week to deliver a lecture on ‘Forest, Climate Change and Future of Young Indians’.
GST: The scheme was to be implemented in stages, and its rollout on March 1, 1986, marked the first crack at reforming the country’s indirect tax structure.
Serum Institute of India’s BRV-PV vaccine has shown 66.7% efficacy in trials in Africa. Crucially for poor countries, the new rotavirus vaccine requires no refrigeration
Ex-MPs can travel free in AC First Class of any train when travelling alone, and in AC Second Class with a companion, both for free.
The 9.2 km tunnel, which will bypass snow- and landslide-prone Kud, Patnitop and Batote on National Highway 44, marks significant roadbuilding firsts in India, including an unprecedented stress on user safety.