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Going to The Hague: India and ICJ, the big picture
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June 4, 2015

The govt is open to taking the Capt Saurabh Kalia case to International Court of Justice. SUSHANT SINGH examines the facts, issues.

It’s economics: Why smartphone makers are taking the ‘Make in India’ call
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Why the rush to Make in India? Is it patriotism, at least for the Indian companies? But some sound economics is involved as well.

Explained: A Question of Life and Death
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May 26, 2015

UTKARSH ANAND examines the laws, rules and issues around the death penalty, and the circumstances warranting execution in India.

Explained: Terror laws compared
Like everything to do with successful covert operations, this story is opaque — and the facts hard to establish.
April 29, 2015

Gujarat Governor O P Kohli last week sent the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 for the President’s assent.

Paper Clip: Composition of the Board and CEO’s Compensation
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The new Companies Act mandates Board structures and processes that seek to promote good corporate governance practices.

West Bengal civic polls: Everywhere, the most organised won
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The scale of the Trinamool Congress victory is overwhelming. At the same time, the different dimensions of the outcome make the CPM-BJP allegations of “state sponsored terror” hard to substantiate.

All you need to know about Anurag Thakur vs N Srinivasan
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As Srinivasan v Thakur hots up, SHAMIK CHAKRABARTY chronicles the playing, missing and hitting in BCCI.

Explained: How safe are the 3,400 highrises in Delhi, Mumbai?
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‘No 50-storey building in the world has survived a major earthquake, even after adhering to norms’.

Explained: After the shock
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April 26, 2015

The region and particular fault has a history of damaging earthquakes, Earle said, warning that landslides are a particular worry now.

Explained: Plugging leakages
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April 13, 2015

Newsline explains what subsidy means to a middle class family and how subsidy scheme works.

Explained: El Niño year, maybe. Bad monsoon year, maybe not
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April 12, 2015

Harish Damodaran explains the relationship between El Niño and the Indian monsoon, and the implications for the economy.

Explained: Logs Of Blood
April 8, 2015

Sreenivas Janyala explains why Red Sanders wood is so rare, coveted, and at the centre of bloody scrubland gunbattles in the east central Deccan.

‘New DP will stall redevelopment of dilapidated chawls’
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April 3, 2015

The draft plan was released by BMC in February this year and has now been put up on its website.

Up In Arms: The Army officers’ promotion case
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April 2, 2015

Supreme Court last week stayed an order of the Armed Forces Tribunal, which had, on March 2, quashed the Army’s 2009 promotion policy.

Explained: Guardian in the sky
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March 29, 2015

IRNSS 1D, which was launched on Saturday from Sriharikota, is the fourth satellite to be launched.

Explained: Overshoot to kill
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March 21, 2015

A train is said to have “overshot” a signal — technically referred to in Indian Railways jargon as ‘Signal Passing At Danger’.

Explained: ‘Terror’ Unleashed
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi
March 14, 2015

He was one of the 35 wanted accused named in the Mumbai Police chargesheet.

Explained: Tale of the sting
Arvind Kejriwal, Rajesh Garg
March 13, 2015

In July 2014, former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg recorded Kejriwal purportedly proposing a plan to break six members from the eight-MLA Congress.

Explained: How a select committee works
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March 11, 2015

The House decides on a motion moved by a member who will comprise the select committee.

Return present
February 28, 2015

Seema Chishti unpacks SC order which says that a ‘re-convert’ to Hinduism from Christianity would be entitled to quota benefits.

Explained: Why the Islamic State kills, why it has a free run
February 6, 2015

In burning alive Jordanian pilot Lt Muath al-Kaseasbeh, the Islamic State breached a new frontier of brutality.

Cut and thrust before screening
January 21, 2015

What is the so-called Censor Board, and what does it do?

December 9, 2014

PARIMAL DABHI explains Gujarat’s two-child election requirement.

Explained: Article 66A
December 6, 2014

A batch of petitions have alleged that the section tramples upon the Fundamental Right to freedom of speech and expression, and asked that it be declared unconstitutional.

Explained: Everything you need to know about the Netaji files
December 3, 2014

Of the remaining 39 files, four are ‘Top Secret’, 20 ‘Secret’, five ‘Classified’ and 10 ‘Unclassifed’.

Everything you need to know: Land swap in offing with Bangladesh to end disputes
December 2, 2014

SHUBHAJIT ROY explains the origin of pact and the issues that have delayed its ratification.

Towards a climate deal
December 1, 2014

It is expected that the building blocks of the climate agreement would be created in Lima.

Explained: Whose Taj is it?
November 29, 2014

Seema Chishti explains issues in the debate.

Explained: Crude fall a boon for fisc
A dip in domestic fuel prices impacts the WPI inflation as it has a weightage of 9.3 per cent to the index.

Sandeep Singh explains how the Indian economy stands to gain.

Explained: Trust Or Vote
November 14, 2014

There was controversy in the Maha Assembly as the Fadnavis govt won trust by voice vote, and 5 Cong MLAs were suspended for manhandling the Governor. IE explains the issues involved.

JuM-B: An old link with bombmaker ‘Tunda’, a new terror threat to India
October 16, 2014

Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahamed Hassan Imran, whose name has appeared in media reports, has denied terror links. Who are the JuM-B? Do they have an India connection?

Explained: Assam vs Nagaland, a border dispute of five decades
August 22, 2014

The two states have been disputing their shared border ever since one was carved out of the other.

Public planner govt found out of place in private age
August 19, 2014

A look at the role Planning Commission has played over its 64 years.

Explained: Who are Yazidis
August 12, 2014

The Yazidis are one of the world’s smallest and oldest monotheistic religious minorities.

Did Maharashtra need a Maratha quota?
June 27, 2014

Community is widely seen as dominant, but assembly polls are due and Marathas account for a third of the state’s population.

Explained, the exam scam: When a ‘scorer’ sat next to the examinee
June 19, 2014

Top MPPEB officials colluded with organised syndicates, brokers, politicians, parents, and students.