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November 28, 2017 1:03 am

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) decides ways to account for and disburse investments in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

November 28, 2017 1:01 am

Pakistan’s government lost the latest round against radical protestors. But the country’s army has won

November 27, 2017 9:01 am

It began as a giant swirl over Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the last week of October, grounding aircraft and halting the war against the IS — and was then propelled eastward by a set of peculiar atmospheric conditions, covering all towns and cities in its path by a choking, blinding haze.

November 27, 2017 9:46 am

NSCN(IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah said a few months ago that “the historic Framework Agreement” signed with the government of India in August 2015 “recognises the legitimate right of the Nagas to integration of all Naga territories”.

Bitcoin tops $10,000, marks 10-fold increase in 2017
November 27, 2017 9:31 am

Is the digital currency a liberating innovation that helps consumers free themselves from punishing government regulations globally? Or, flipping the Bitcoin, is the online currency a grand delusion — even a move that benefits the world of crime?

November 24, 2017 8:38 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's anticipated fourth term has begun with a serious political challenge.

November 24, 2017 8:36 am

The Constitution that came into force in 1950 required Parliament to be summoned twice in a year, with a gap of no more than six months between its sessions.

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Indian National Army (INA) Memorial
November 23, 2017 9:22 am

The two armies fought each other in World War II; this week, President Kovind lauded them both. The Indian Express recounts their stories, and that of the INA’s reconciliation in the national mainstream

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November 23, 2017 9:32 am

Who gains from the likely overturning of the Obama-era rules of 'neutrality' on the Net? The Indian Express explains the implications for consumers, and where the debate stands in India

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November 23, 2017 12:27 pm

Generally, given bountiful supplies, produce prices fall with the mercury. But currently, perishables from tomatoes to spinach are more expensive than in the summer — when prices were, in fact, unusually low. What’s happening?

November 22, 2017 9:59 am

As Rahul Gandhi prepares to take the position that his mother, father, grandmother and great-grandfather have occupied in the past, the Congress is at its lowest ebb, electorally and politically, in its 133-year history

Justice Dalveen Bhandari elected to ICJ
November 22, 2017 9:44 am

India has won a greater battle with Dalveer Bhandari’s election as a judge at the International Court of Justice.

PMO sanctions Defense Ministry to use IAF chopper to carry mortal remains of PR Dasmunsi
November 21, 2017 9:05 am

In the nine years that Dasmunsi spent in a comatose condition, his world — the Congress party and the state of West Bengal — changed in ways the veteran politician, who served four terms in Lok Sabha beginning 1971, would have found hard to imagine.

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November 21, 2017 9:02 am

The battle lines are clear: the game is between Iran on the one hand, and Saudi Arabia, the United States, France and their allies on the other. Iran has received support from Russia, notably in the Syrian context.

The IAF is getting 36 French Rafale fighters (which is a double-engine aircraft compared to the single-engine Tejas), besides the balance Russian Sukhoi Su30MKI fighters.
November 21, 2017 9:00 am

Beyond the politics of last week's Congress-BJP squabble over the deal to purchase Rafale fighters for the IAF lies the grim reality of an emaciated force that is well short of the strength required to face up to a two-front threat.

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November 20, 2017 11:25 am

Seeing that the proposal could trigger a controversy, the government stated there were no plans to set up a liquor shop at Srinagar Airport.

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November 20, 2017 8:22 am

Govt now wants superclean fuel in Delhi by April next year. Can automakers supply the cars? What are the practical, financial and technological hurdles to meeting the deadlines on govt’s clean fuel roadmap?

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November 20, 2017 8:20 am

India’s relationship with global ratings agencies is complicated, swinging between warm and frosty, appreciative and strongly critical.

Income tax department raids NSE officials
November 17, 2017 9:46 am

I-T has searched the premises of top former exchange officials as part of a multipronged investigation into how and why some brokers got preferential access to the trading system.

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November 17, 2017 9:47 am

The researchers hope their findings will hold promise for the treatment of Huntington’s disease, which impairs face perception.

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November 17, 2017 9:48 am

At the end of claims and counterclaims over the origin of the rosogolla, West Bengal has gained a GI tag for its variant.

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November 16, 2017 9:38 am

Sajjid Z Chinoy, Chief India Economist at JP Morgan Chase, put the exercise in perspective, and explained a range of issues from stock market movements to surging imports at a time of slowing growth.

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November 16, 2017 9:21 am

Credit Suisse India Equity Strategist Neelkanth Mishra explains the slowdown and why he thinks GST won’t solve the problem immediately, impact of demonetisation, and the way forward — to the extent that the current ‘fog’ will let him see.

November 14, 2017 3:18 pm

Police in Assam last week arrested in a single day 17 people as part of the ongoing investigation into an alleged jobs for cash scam, including 11 officers from the Assam Civil Service and Assam Police Service.

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November 14, 2017 9:37 am

The Indian Express explains the tussle to claim an iconic identity in a party that, following the death of Jayalalithaa, is short of charismatic leaders.

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November 14, 2017 9:36 am

The Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh governments appointed several committees and interlocutors to hold talks with people and organisations in J&K. The Indian Express recalls those earlier initiatives

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November 13, 2017 10:05 am

Microsoft is pushing for global cyber rules to protect individual Internet users and civilian infrastructure from cyber attacks by nation states during peacetime. But govts may not be willing to limit their strategic options.

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November 13, 2017 10:06 am

World Bank’s annual Global Financial Development Report 2017-18: Bankers Without Borders, released last week, stands out.

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November 13, 2017 10:03 am

Given how they are juxtaposed geographically and culturally, the two countries, and especially India’s Northeast, stand to gain enormously from closer road and rail links. Efforts have, however, progressed slowly.

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November 10, 2017 11:08 am

Delhi air pollution: The current smog and poor air quality in the National Capital Region has been blamed in part on stubble burning by farmers, especially in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana. What is the genesis of the problem? What are its potential solutions?

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November 10, 2017 9:35 am

The killing of Masood Azhar’s nephew Talha Rashid notwithstanding, broader data show the Jaish-e-Muhammad is behind both the Lashkar and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in the Kashmir jihad.

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November 9, 2017 11:28 pm

There is a calculation behind the index (AQI). There are six or eight pollutants in the affected air. Each of these pollutants is given a weight based on a formula.

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November 9, 2017 11:18 am

Air pollution in Delhi: As smog raises pollution towards emergency levels, Indian Express explains where it came from, why it tends to linger in Delhi, and the ways in which it can impact health.

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November 9, 2017 8:57 am

Of the two new species, Durlstotherium newmani has been named after Charlie Newman, the landlord of the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers, close to where the fossils were discovered.

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November 8, 2017 8:57 am

At the end of August, the number of transactions through ATMs was 716 million, compared to 756 million in the corresponding period last year. Withdrawals rose to Rs 2.35 lakh crore as against Rs 2.19 lakh crore.

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November 8, 2017 10:46 am

Cashless transactions, both officials and shopkeepers concede, are still not the preferred mode of payment in the village of 1,961 residents, who have 1,200 unique bank accounts.