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How can I be happy? A lot has to change: Sister of Hyderabad rape victim
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

“How can I be happy,” she says, referring to the encounter and the celebrations that followed. “A lot has to change, the approach of many of these men towards women, how they view women and their identity. A lot has to change before anyone can say they are happy,” she says.

Reconstruction of crime scene had sanction from top, says Telangana minister
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Hyderabad 'encounter': Saying that there was “pressure for immediate action” and it’s doubtful if justice would have been served through courts since “Indian judicial process will go on forever”, he said the “credit goes to the Chief Minister”.

Three killings, same police officer, same SOP, same explanation
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Before being posted as Cyberabad police commissioner, Sajjanar was IG, Special Intelligence Branch. During his stint there, he was credited with the arrest and surrender of several top Naxalites and encounters with them.

Justice executed: Police kill all four accused in rape and murder of hyderabad vet
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

The Telangana High Court, taking cognizance of a plea seeking judicial intervention in the matter, has ordered that the bodies of all four accused be preserved until December 9 when it will hear the plea.

DMK inducts top BJP leader, buzz on deal with Prashant Kishor’s IPAC
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

BJP state vice-president B T Arasakumar, who had kicked up a controversy last week for his remarks praising DMK chief M K Stalin, joined the party on Thursday, calling it a “homecoming”.

Chennai techie helps NASA find Chandrayaan-2 lander: ‘Every white spot was Vikram for me’
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

And all it took for Shanmuga Subramanian (33) to find what the world was looking for was perseverance, a corner of his apartment in Besant Nagar and a basic image viewer on his personal laptop. May be that’s why, facing a crowd of media cameras, the man himself says “it’s not a big deal”.

Tamil Nadu announces rural civic polls, Oppn slams move to skip urban polls
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

The announcement faced the wrath of Opposition parties, as State Election Commissioner R Palanisamy announced dates for elections only to rural civic bodies, keeping urban local body polls on hold.

Retd officer probing stolen idol cases refuses to hand over records as term ends
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

The government had on Friday issued an order to Manickavel to hand over the records of all cases being probed under him. Manickavel “shall hand over all the records/details pertaining to cases and work done by him and by the special investigation team.

10 months as ‘slaves’ in Yemen, nine Indians back in Kerala on stolen boat
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Father Churchill, general secretary of South Asian Fishermen Fraternity, who was in Kochi on Saturday to help them complete formalities with the government agencies, said many such fishermen are stranded in Gulf countries, living a slave’s life.

Sri Lanka: What Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s victory means for country’s strained religious, ethnic mix
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

10 years after war with LTTE ended, Lanka remains haunted by its ghosts. What does victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the man most closely associated with it, mean for the country's strained religious, ethnic mix? The Indian Express travels from Colombo to Jaffna, Buddhist strongholds and Christian towns to Muslim refugees and Tamil victims, and finds a yearning for peace.

Explained: Who is Sri Lanka’s new President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa?
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s new President, is best known for defeating the LTTE in a final, bloody war in 2009. His brother Mahinda had a strong pro-China tilt, and India will be watching his policies closely.

Gotabaya wins, his camp reaches out: ‘India closest friend’
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

As a symbolic first step, the President-elect chose Anuradhapura, the World Heritage City and ancient capital known for its traditional links to India, for his swearing-in ceremony Monday — instead of the traditional Independence Square in Colombo.

Sri Lankans cast vote for new president amid stray violence
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

As many as 12,845 polling stations were set up across the country for 15.9 million voters. Polls opened at 7 am local time and concluded at 5 pm with overall voter turnout at almost 80 per cent, the National Elections Commission said.

Sri Lanka votes today— On eve of polls, the mood among key minority groups: ‘Promises not kept’
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

According to about a dozen Tamil voters who spoke to The Indian Express on the eve of polling, the situation has changed in the last five years of the Sirisena regime.

Sri Lanka votes tomorrow for new President, all eyes on Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Maithripala Sirisena, who rode a surge of public anger against the Rajapaksa family to win by a massive margin four years ago, is not in the fray.

Sri lanka goes to polls tomorrow: We stand for everyone, not just the majority, says Basil Rajapaksa
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

On Thursday, in an interview with The Indian Express at his office in Colombo, Basil was going through a red-coloured map on his table that showed the 160 electoral constituencies in the country.

Class topper in all subjects but one, IIT-Madras student kills self
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Fathima Latif, a first year student of MA, humanities and development studies (integrated), who came from Kollam, Kerala, was found hanging in her hostel room at IIT-Madras on Saturday morning.

TN Seshan, who cleaned up elections, dies in Chennai home at 86
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

The 1955-batch IAS officer was CEC from 1990 to 1996 and was known for his fight against electoral malpractices such as bogus voting and booth capturing.

Explained: Why Thiruvalluvar matters in Tamil Nadu, and the debate over his history
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

The controversy began with the BJP state unit tweeting a picture of Thiruvalluvar, whose white robes had been replaced with saffron, which drew protests from Dravidian and Left parties.

BJP aims for foothold in Tamil Nadu through local body polls
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

It is learnt that the NDA and the ruling AIADMK may agree on a 50-50 seat-sharing formula for the about 1.25 lakh seats and the BJP is looking to get at least 15 per cent seats from the NDA’s share.

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