India does not have a ‘national’ language; it has 22 ‘official’ languages.
According to Health Ministry figures, an average 20,000 cases were reported every year from 2006-12. But two authoritative studies suggest the actual numbers could be anywhere between 6 mn and 44 mn.
Rahul Gandhi has spoken in public three times in the last three days. And every time his focus has been the same: an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
From the anti-terrorist squads in Maharashtra and Rajasthan to the NIA to the Madhya Pradesh Police, the investigators were certain about the links of the alleged killers but not their motive.
The Chakmas and Hajongs had fled from erstwhile East Pakistan due to persecution in the early 1960s.
Since the late 1980s, as signs of political liberalisation were visible, the 'denial of citizenship' to the Madhesis and the unequal treatment meted out to them at the policy-making level and in state representation became an issue.
Caste-based reservations have been resisted bitterly by the RSS in the past, as they acknowledge social discrimination as coded into the Indian social system and it allows for more than one identity to flower.
There was not much of a hitch in the seat sharing as it was natural for the JD (U) to give tickets to most of its sitting MLAs.
The CBI’s battle to achieve its full strength is very old. The agency admitted to the Supreme Court that there has been no comprehensive revision of its cadre since 1963.
Article 29 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations says that “the person of a diplomatic agent shall be inviolable”, and that “he shall not be liable to any form of arrest or detention”.
The nearly 7 decade debate over the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose aside, the 64 declassified files show the thoroughness of the intelligence gathering system of the Raj in its final years.
Rahul Gandhi was so engrossed in attacking Modi's "suit boot ki sarkar" that he seemed to have forgotten about Bihar and his allies in the Grand Allianc
While the rupee gained 50 paise against the dollar to hit 65.93, the benchmark Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange was up over 1.9 per cent or 500 points.
Inflation would climb only if some of the excess capital in the global markets can be yoked with labour to produce goods and services that people would buy.
The Sri Lankan government has not yet committed itself to the OISL recommendations, but its response, appended to the report, does not argue against them either.
The rise of the woman worker needs to be read closely with the status of women in Kerala. In development indices like literacy, maternal mortality rate, etc., the Kerala woman is ahead of women elsewhere.
What are the QS World University Rankings? What have IIT-Delhi and IISc Bengaluru done to make the cut?
For years, fumigation by civic agencies has been projected as a powerful weapon against dengue. Fogging does indeed kill adult mosquitoes — but in the absence of other, often commonsense measures, it is reduced largely to a spectacle with a limited, short-duration impact.
The organisation has been hit by controversies ever since its activists were arrested in several bomb blast cases.
Constitutional experts say, Koirala will automatically cease to be a Prime Minister on September 27 if there is no last minute rescheduling or postponement of the constitution’s promulgation scheduled for Sunday.
Like most of her actions, Mamata’s decision to release such voluminous documents, about one of India’s most popular icons in history, is unilateral.
For decades before that, UTI Mutual Fund, started through legislation pushed by the then Minister for Economic and Defence Coordination T T Krishnamachari, had had a monopoly.
The objective of the CoP-21 negotiations is to deliver an agreement to facilitate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the only way to mitigate climate change.
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia plans to cut school syllabi to ‘reduce pressure’ on children so they have more time for vocational skills, arts and sport.
A section of the academia and the students feel that these guidelines infringe upon the individual liberties and privacy.
So long as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose lives in the popular imagination, he cannot possibly die.
The BJP has fielded five Yadavs in the first list as per composition of the Assembly segment.
Every hour in 2014, 16 people died in 56 accidents in India, according to a ‘Road Accident Report’ by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Type of accident: Hit-and-run accidents went up by 7.6% since 2013 — from 49,576 to 53,334. The number of people killed in such accidents went up Killer cities: # 50 […]
Wickremesinghe believes the project, which he spoke about even before becoming the Prime Minister in January this year, is the right prescription for Sri Lanka.
At the end of a two-day meeting, America’s central bank will decide if it is time to raise interest rates, the first since June 2006. Indian Express explains why economies around the world are worried.
The states which have pushed into the top flight are the relatively poorer states but it has taken little to clean up their act.
Effective implementation of Janhit Guarantee Act 2011 by the Samajwadi Party government is said to be another key factor in UP scoring high in the WB report.
It is widely known that majority in the UN security Council do not want the council to be expanded.
The criticism of AIMIM helping the BJP is something the party has faced several times before. In fact, at several forums, Owaisi himself has answered questions about his entry being beneficial for the BJP.
111 people were killed and 394 injured last Friday when a construction crane fell inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Of the 38 districts of Bihar, Patna at 43.7 lakh electors has the highest number of electors, who form 6.54% of the total electorate in the state.