the 24 judges of the supreme court
April 27, 2018 9:08:57 am

While returning collegium proposal to elevate Justice K M Joseph to SC, govt said his state, Kerala, has adequate representation in higher judiciary. A look at the serving SC judges, and their parent cadre.

April 27, 2018 8:50:23 am

The Indian Express explains the politics behind the latest standoff between Maharashtra’s ruling coalition partners, now over a project in Konkan

April 27, 2018 8:50:03 am

World athletics body has introduced regulations that restrict the participation of female athletes with high testosterone levels in certain international track and field events. The Indian Express explains.

PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet in Wuhan, live updates
April 26, 2018 8:24:24 am

Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited China thrice, and has met Xi Jinping at least 10 times, India’s friction points with China have increased over the last few years.

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April 26, 2018 8:24:49 am

While promising to protect coastline features including beaches, estuaries, mudflats and mangroves, it proposes adding over 3,700 hectares of land currently marked as no-development zones, including salt-pan lands, for various segments of affordable housing.

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April 26, 2018 8:25:01 am

Named WASP-104b, the planet absorbs 97-99% of the starlight that hits its surface. It is so dark that the researchers cannot actually see the planet.

April 25, 2018 8:32:17 am

The exercise of cleaning up bank balance sheets, which started in 2015, and a signal by the Reserve Bank of India to put an end to forbearance — or the easing of rules — will now mean a longer wait for better results.

April 25, 2018 8:32:04 am

Lok Sabha’s attempt to lay down the procedure for removal of a judge in 1964 did not bear fruit as it was dissolved following the completion of its term. An impeachment law was finally enacted in 1968.

What’s hobbling the global effort to save the tiger?
April 25, 2018 8:32:32 am

The report includes information collected in the last nine years by the Forest Department and WTI as a part of the Big Cat Conflict Mitigation Project. It analyses the patterns of attacks, and outlines the circumstances in which these shy animals injure or kill humans.

April 24, 2018 8:08:49 am

In Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala, the court ruled that the basic structure of the Constitution is inviolable, and could not be amended by Parliament.

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April 24, 2018 8:10:05 am

The unprecedented rejection of the motion for impeachment has raised multiple questions, but the wider context of the unfolding spectacle includes a range of related matters. Some key questions.

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April 23, 2018 1:33:11 am

In spite of the rapid increase in power generation from renewable sources like wind and solar, over 60% of India’s electricity is still generated in thermal power plants.

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April 23, 2018 8:45:22 am

That the police managed to reach them underlines an improvement in gathering solid intelligence of the kind that was hard to obtain until a few years ago.

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April 23, 2018 1:12:07 am

The new draft if implemented will not only have an effect on how common areas used by fisherfolk are managed, but also bifurcate coastal zones along rural areas based on population density.

Haryana government
April 20, 2018 6:20:44 am

What is the story of these 464.6 acres in the Gwal Pahari gram panchayat area, close to the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road?

April 20, 2018 9:17:33 am

After the Finance Ministry rejected the recommendations of two recent government panels, MGNREGA workers in 10 states will get no raises in 2018-19. Minimum farm wages are now higher in many states.

April 19, 2018 2:20:06 am

Parole and furlough, which are parts of the penal system and used for humanising prison administration, are granted under different circumstances.

China regulator bans TV parodies amid content crackdown
April 19, 2018 2:11:03 am

What is the background and relevance of the discussion between TRAI and the Ministry?

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April 19, 2018 1:58:46 am

Four elephants, including a calf, were cut down by a train in Odisha on Monday. Trains now kill 17 elephants every year on average in India. Here’s what makes the Elephas maximus so vulnerable.

April 18, 2018 6:43:13 am

The monsoon is considered normal if average rainfall is between 96% and 104% of the LPA. Anything less than 90% of the LPA is considered a deficient monsoon.