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April 6, 2017 8:17 am

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?

April 6, 2017 12:12 am

Among the most commonly used chemical weapons are mustard gas, phosgene, chlorine, and the nerve agents Sarin and VX.

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April 5, 2017 7:13 am

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.

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April 5, 2017 7:51 am

ON THIS DAY in 1957, the world’s first democratically elected communist government came to power in kerala

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April 4, 2017 12:42 am

The mean age of women at the time of marriage in 21 major states was 22 years and 3 months in 2014.

April 4, 2017 8:48 am

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.

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April 3, 2017 10:00 am

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?

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March 31, 2017 1:00 am

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’.

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March 31, 2017 9:32 am

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.

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March 31, 2017 9:38 am

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

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March 30, 2017 1:10 am

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.

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March 30, 2017 8:19 am

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.

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March 29, 2017 7:26 am

This is the first time in the last 20 years, probably more, that the number of two-thirds electoral majorities has exceeded smaller majorities and hung verdicts among the larger Assemblies.

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March 29, 2017 7:25 am

The rights-based approach departs from the ‘assurance-based approach’ of the new National Health Policy, which essentially perpetuates the status quo, explains The Indian Express.

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March 29, 2017 12:12 am

A map of the NSCN(IM)’s Greater Nagalim includes large portions of the three states — Assam, Manipur and Arunachal — that share a boundary with Nagaland.

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March 28, 2017 2:13 pm

Friday’s crash involving an Uber driverless car in Arizona — in which the other car was at fault, but which still led to Uber suspending the testing of its driverless cars — has shown, the ride is likely to be bumpy.

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March 28, 2017 9:57 am

NGT has slowed down the hunt for one of the universe’s fundamental particles in a giant cavern deep inside the Earth. What are neutrinos, why is the search for them so exciting, why does the observatory — India’s most ambitious scientific research facility yet — appear jinxed?

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March 27, 2017 8:15 am

Back in 1995, the RSS and its affiliated organisations had about 650 such units in the Northeast; today there are over 6,000.

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March 27, 2017 8:14 am

Carrying out structural changes in law that do not strictly relate to ‘Money’, through the Finance Bill can undermine the system of institutional checks and balances and potentially create conflicts of interest.

March 24, 2017 1:22 am

Numbers don’t back claims of UP’s declining livestock wealth, crackdown on meat processing plants raises questions.

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March 24, 2017 1:07 am

The long-running story of the English jihad, however, also suggests another narrative that needs careful examination

March 24, 2017 12:56 am

The BJP first decided to include the issue of “love jihad” in its agenda at the state executive meeting in Mathura in August 2014.

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March 22, 2017 1:59 am

Restaurant managements have been given the discretion to charge up to Rs 5 per use of their toilets. SDMC claims that as a result of the initiative, effective April 1, an additional 3,500 toilets will be accessible to the public.

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March 22, 2017 8:23 am

Indian Express recaps the background and charges, and the list of accused in the major cases related to the Ayodhya dispute and Babri Masjid demolition

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March 21, 2017 1:23 am

"The work addresses some of the most fundamental questions about the nature of matter."

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March 23, 2017 5:35 pm

Adityanath is heir to the history and legacy of the Gorakhnath Peeth that has long believed in militant involvement in politics as a means to achieving its religious and ideological ends.

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March 20, 2017 8:52 am

The return to power of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh has led to a resurgence in the representation of the upper castes. The new Assembly consists of 44.3% upper caste MLAs, 12 percentage points more than in 2012, and the highest share in UP Assemblies since 1980.

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March 23, 2017 5:43 pm

Aggressive Hindutva is likely to trigger aggressive opposition as well.

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March 17, 2017 1:54 am

How Hollywood anticipated the diverse kinds of aggression that are currently playing out in the United States

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March 17, 2017 1:45 am

Coming after 15 years, policy repeats several old ideas, dodges 2015 promise of a Right to Health.

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March 17, 2017 1:41 am

The Defence of India Acts were temporary laws that ceased to operate after the wars ended.

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March 16, 2017 12:18 am

Aides of the US President have alleged that the “Deep State” is out to target his administration. To Indians, the expression is familiar in the context of Pakistan — but what does the Deep State really mean?

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March 16, 2017 8:31 am

The new law allows maternity leave up to 12 weeks for women who adopt a child below the age of 3 months, and for commissioning mothers (in cases of surrogacy)

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March 13, 2017 1:55 am

One of the key issues that any incoming government in Punjab has to immediately grapple with is high state debt estimated at Rs 1.25 lakh crore in the last year’s budget.

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March 13, 2017 1:50 am

The level of urbanisation in the state stands at a low of 30.2% and if the state has to grow faster, it will have to increase the level of urbanisation.

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March 13, 2017 1:46 am

Manipur suffered a setback to its finances when the state lost the special status owing to the Fourteenth Finance Commission recommendations.