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Bridging 72 yrs, 4km: Kartarpur Corridor to mark a new chapter in frayed Indo-Pak ties

November 03, 2019 1:15 pm

After many false starts and several last-minute hiccups, the corridor allowing Indian pilgrims access to the shrine in Pakistan where Guru Nanak Dev spent his last days is set to be thrown open a week from now. The Indian Express visits a region defined as much by its Nanak legacy as its place in the subcontinent’s history.

The water truck: Record heat adds to woes

June 16, 2019 9:28 am

While several unusually extreme factors have combined to make this a particularly bad year for water, experts say the shortage is more of a structural problem, and the situation would not improve significantly even in a good monsoon year.

The Uncounted Part 4: Their Next Stop

August 05, 2018 6:58 am

Post-NRC, the scene will move to Assam’s overcrowded, overworked Foreigners’ Tribunals, where members who will sit in judgment often themselves serve as prosecutors, where it may take years to even serve a notice, and which have taken 30-odd years to dispose of around 2.40 lakh cases.

Chennai wastelands: As trash grows, so do protests

February 07, 2016 8:12 am

Both Perungudi (228 acres) and Kodungaiyur (270 acres) are roughly as tall as a two-storey building.

Kolkata wastelands: At only functional dump, few safety steps

February 07, 2016 8:11 am

The Dhapa landfill, which has been functioning since the 1980s, is spread across 50 hectares — Garden Reach is much smaller at 8 hectares.

Delhi wastelands: 50 feet tall and growing, Ghazipur yard operates well beyond deadline

February 07, 2016 8:10 am

Residents of colonies such as Anand Vihar and Kaushambi that are near the landfill have petitioned the NGT on the emissions, groundwater contamination and stench from the landfill.

Life in Deonar: ‘Now we know how dangerous it is here’

February 07, 2016 8:09 am

For the approximately 4,500 residents work as waste-collectors in the Deonar ground.

Mumbai wastelands: An ageing mound bears the brunt

February 07, 2016 9:58 am

The MMRDA hoped the facility could be eventually expanded to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai too, but the project has proven to be a non-starter.

Exclusive: Here’s why Celina Jaitley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan still do charity

May 02, 2014 12:43 pm

Quite evidently, there is some tenuous link between beauty queens and charity.

Bharti’s midnight raid may fade but Khirki won't be same again

January 26, 2014 10:12 am

Somnath Bharti’s midnight raid may fade, but with the cracks it has left, it may be a long time before Khirki is the same.