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August 6, 2015 7:16 am

The existing fence consists of three rows of angle iron pickets that hold up coils of concertina wire. The height of this double-row fence varies between 2.4 m and 3.2 m.

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August 6, 2015 3:48 am

They want ‘backward’ status, say OBC quotas for others hurting them. PARIMAL DABHI explains

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August 5, 2015 1:46 am

Since coming into force on January 15, 1986, the Karnataka Lokayukta Act has helped countless ordinary people, brought errant public servants to book, and ensured a general improvement in administration.

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August 5, 2015 1:42 am

Thousands of migrants fleeing war in Asia and Africa are battling riot police every night in an attempt to get on trains and trucks headed to the UK. Who are these people, and where is the situation headed?

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August 6, 2015 12:03 pm

The DoT order says that content hosted on porn sites relate to morality and decency and is, therefore, subject to “reasonable restrictions” on the Fundamental Right to freedom of speech and expression.

August 4, 2015 2:27 am

As the signing of the historic Naga peace accord was announced on Monday, though, sources said there was an small improvement in Swu’s condition.

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August 4, 2015 2:23 am

Since Independence, Naga groups have signed several pacts with New Delhi, designed to end India’s longest-running insurgency. But success has been elusive.

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August 4, 2015 2:18 am

Excerpts from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement after witnessing the signing of the Naga Peace Accord.

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August 4, 2015 2:16 am

The groundwork had been done under the UPA government when I was the interlocutor. The breakthrough indeed was made in 2012.

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August 4, 2015 2:15 am

Vajpayee not only recognised the “unique history” of the Nagas, but also admitted that mistakes had been committed, and lamented the unnecessary spilling of blood in the state.

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August 4, 2015 4:03 pm

Here is the story of the long-running Naga insurgency — and the peace moves that picked up pace with the efforts of Prime Ministers from P V Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi.

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August 3, 2015 1:15 am

Chunks of inland ice entering the sea leads to ocean stratification, with a colder surface layer forming over a warmer layer beneath the surface.

August 3, 2015 12:32 am

In peak apple season, many orchards in Himachal have unexpected visitors. They are forest officials armed with a High Court order to crack down on encroachments on forest land.

August 3, 2015 12:32 am

The world’s largest and most advanced astronomical observatory, with a telescope that will allow astronomers to study the universe in unprecedented detail, is being set up on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

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August 3, 2015 12:14 am

Growers of the humble bulb have become victims of political expediency and the official commitment to ‘inflation targeting’.

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July 31, 2015 12:36 am

Almost 16 years after an Indian Airlines aircraft was hijacked and taken to Kandahar, a Bill seeking death penalty for hijackers even in the event of on-ground casualties was cleared by the Cabinet this week. The amendments to the Bill are in line with the Beijing Protocol of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), to […]

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July 31, 2015 7:45 am

There is a view that the post-Omar situation in the Taliban — especially if the divisions within grow sharper — might provide an opening that New Delhi could use to engage with independent-minded factions.

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July 31, 2015 7:44 am

In caste-ridden Bihar, women have been a loyal constituency for the CM Nitish Kumar.

July 31, 2015 12:52 am

Results of the study showed that individuals who are perceived to be untrustworthy also actually suffer for their phizogs — and that in extreme cases this suffering may be literally fatal.

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July 30, 2015 4:02 am

62 years after the National Malaria Control Programme, among the country’s first public health initiatives, was launched, the disease continues to kill, though not as often as before. ABANTIKA GHOSH does a status check.

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July 30, 2015 3:47 am

Truce has been called for now in the LG-CM battle over the appointment of the Delhi Commission for Women chief. DIPANKAR GHOSE profiles the Commission, its powers and responsibilities.

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July 30, 2015 4:05 am

The LeJ is virulently anti-Shia, its hatred of Shias being the raison d’etre of its existence.

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April 5, 2017 6:09 pm

In 2002, an advisory group argued for the creation of a Monetary Policy Committee in India. Much of what it recommended is relevant in the context of the current debate on MPC, based on a revised draft of the Indian Financial Code that was released last week.

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July 29, 2015 6:31 am

Could be tighter security in J&K; they could also have been trying to widen terror arc, says Arun Sharma.

July 29, 2015 3:55 am

Some 20 years ago, umami was recognised universally as the fifth taste — described variously as ‘meaty’ or ‘savoury’, found typically in meat and seafood.

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July 29, 2015 3:54 am

The RBI and government must ensure that banks overhaul their loan appraisal process.

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July 29, 2015 10:23 am

With more broadbased flows and greater global pressure now on checking illicit fund flows, it should be possible to phase out PNs over the medium term.

July 28, 2015 6:11 am

Recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, death of Plan panel have reduced Nitish Kumar’s clamour largely to poll-time political posturing.

July 28, 2015 4:08 am

Even in this low-mortality population, taller women experienced higher child survival, which contributed positively to their increased reproductive success.

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July 28, 2015 4:09 am

With an expert panel deciding in principle to replace gelatin capsules with cellulose-based ones, chemists could soon be asking this question to customers. Abantika Ghosh explains the difference.

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July 27, 2015 2:35 am

On the legal side, negotiated resolutions need to be strictly regulated and be subject to judicial oversight.

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July 27, 2015 2:27 am

All poor across the 1-12 spectrum add up to 28.43% of the urban population.

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July 27, 2015 8:45 am

In the season of Vyapam, Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s govt has brought a law that will identify and blacklist ‘vexatious litigants’.

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July 24, 2015 4:46 am

Data from continued drug trials by Eli Lilly released this week show it might be possible, if the drug is taken early, to slow Alzheimer’s in patients with a mild form of the disease. However, a different set of data, presented by Biogen, failed to show statistically significant benefits for patients on a closely regulated dose. The bottom line: A final assessment will take more time and tests, even though scientists think their line of attack on the disease is the correct one

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July 24, 2015 2:15 am

The Select Committee has merely pointed out that the additional levy would have a cascading effect, and asked the Centre to define ‘supply’.

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July 24, 2015 2:03 am

The Delhi Chief Minister wants PM Narendra Modi to either personally supervise Delhi Police,or to give him control over the force. APURVA explains the context and background of the demand, and what must change for it to be met