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The Sunday Profile: Father, son and ‘holy suits’

May 29, 2022 2:05 pm

In 1993, Hari Shankar Jain, a Lucknow-based advocate, recorded his first big win — getting a court order to open the gates of the Babri Masjid for Hindus to worship there. Since then, Jain, now assisted by his son Vishnu, has been at the centre of a string of petitions that have suddenly been revived in courts — from Gyanvapi to Shahi Idgah, Taj Mahal to Qutub Minar. APURVA VISHWANATH on the Jains

A letter from Mathura: 'Radha ki chunari bhi Salma silti hai’

May 22, 2022 10:29 am

The Shahi Idgah was built on the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb adjacent to the Krishna Janmasthal — believed to be the place where Lord Krishna was born — reportedly after demolishing a temple.

Explained: The impact of price volatility

May 16, 2022 11:38 am

Normal food inflation doesn’t hurt as much as sudden price increases like now, which isn’t good either for consumers or producers.

In Khargone, a tale of two PMAY houses: one bulldozed, other vandalised by mob

May 15, 2022 7:52 pm

In the violence that erupted during a Ram Navami procession, at least 10 houses belonging to her neighbours were set ablaze. Her main door’s a gaping hole, so is the window; a lifetime’s assets, including a gas stove, cylinder, water motor pump, fan and television, all gone.

PM Awas house geotagged 5 times, last payment made week before bulldozer demolished it

May 15, 2022 6:46 am

First notice of encroachment sent only after 4 rounds of geotagging; officials say that was by ‘third agency’; Collector silent on why, how payments made

Ugo Astuto at Idea Exchange: 'Russian aggression, not sanctions, is affecting global food security and prices'

May 09, 2022 6:52 pm

As Ambassador of the European Union (EU) in India and Bhutan, Ugo Astuto is overseeing a transformative change in its strategic partnership with India. There’s a broad spectrum of issues — from trade to environment, technology to Indo-Pacific —that both are collaborating on, which is underpinned by shared values of democracy, individual freedom, pluralism and multilateralism

The Sunday Profile: General Manoj Pande, the right man at the right place

May 08, 2022 5:29 pm

General Manoj Pande has broken a glass ceiling by becoming the first Army Chief from Corps of Engineers. But, whether it’s his qualifications, career, postings or diligence, the General has been on a march

The Sunday Profile: Jignesh Mevani

May 01, 2022 12:03 pm

A vocal critic of the BJP, Jignesh Mevani, Gujarat’s only Independent MLA, is out on bail after 10 days in custody over a tweet on the PM. Leena Misra & Parimal Dabhi on the man and his journey so far — from his lawyer-activist days to being the face of the state’s Dalit politics

General Naravane: 'Continuing to engage in a positive atmosphere (with China)... sure it will lead to resolving differences'

April 30, 2022 10:37 pm

During General Naravane's 28-month tenure as Chief of the Army Staff, some momentous events took place including the standoff with China in Ladakh, the Covid pandemic, ceasefire with Pakistan and removal of AFSPA from some districts in states of the North-East.

Inflation will probably surprise us on the upside... could lead to higher interest rates: Prashant Jain

April 26, 2022 6:11 am

The impact of global developments on India’s economy is quite limited despite the fact that India has opened up quite a bit. Given the demographics, the consumption-led economy, other than oil, we are reasonably self-sufficient, and our pool of savings roughly matches our investments, the ED and CIO of HDFC AMC said.