Kanishka Singh

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Carnage continues in Syria’s eastern Ghouta as Russia opens ‘humanitarian window’

Supplies run short as prices of essentials skyrocket in the region. Basic foodstuffs and medical supplies are precious commodity and in short supply due to the siege. Bombings on hospitals has also caused problems in the treatment of suffering civilians.

TDP-BJP row: Will NDA survive another year of discontent?

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu had made several appeals for additional funds and incentives for Andhra Pradesh in Union Budget 2018. However, disappointed with the allocations given to the state, TDP has threatened the BJP of walking out of the alliance.

What is SARAS?

The SARA aircraft is capable of executing both day and night missions. It can be used for transporting civilians, freight, and in remote sensing exercises. It can take off and land from semi-prepared airfields and even on grass runways.

Chinese startup NIO launches fully electric SUV: Price, specs and pictures

Despite being much cheaper than its U.S.-based rival, the NIO ES8 looks a formidable opponent against the the Model X. It's a large, all-wheel drive seven seater that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.

No delay or trim in Parliament winter session when Gujarat went to polls in 2002, 2007, 2012

When Gujarat went to polls in 2002, 2007 and 2012, the schedule for the Parliament's winter session was not tinkered with. In fact, polling took place even as the winter session was underway

Future Supply Chain IPO opens today, promoters look to raise Rs 650 crore

The minimum bid is set for a lot of 22 equity shares and thereafter you can place your bids in multiples of 22 equity shares. The Kishore Biyani-led Future Supply Chains Solutions, the logistics arm of the Future Group.

Lamborghini launches ‘world’s first super SUV’: Pictures, specs and price

The Urus is power packed with trademark Lamborghini styling, though it is not as flamboyant as its predecessors.

Indian National Congress: From 1885 till 2017, a brief history of past presidents

Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving president of INC will make way for the next president of the party formed by British civil servant Allan Octavian Hume in 1885.

From a movement to power play in Delhi: Tracing the journey of five years of AAP

Five years after Arvind Kejriwal’s alternative politics project Aam Aadmi Party was founded, the tale of the political outfit is a mix of resounding success, dismal failures, bitter spats, infighting, a constant attempt to discredit the mainstream politics in the country.

Indian Navy sailor sacked after sex change: Here is how other countries tackle gender reassignment

While the fundamental rights guarantee equality for all despite sex, the forces are empowered to recruit on the basis of gender and change to gender changes the conditions of recruitment. However, there are countries that allow personnel to go through gender reassignment and continue service.

Far Right enters Germany Parliament in worst election showing by Angela Merkel’s CDU, SPD since 1949

Xenophobic nationalism has made a grand entry into the German national legislature in what has been one of the most monumental elections in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Conservative Angela Merkel won her fourth term as Germany’s Chancellor but her victory came as a bitter-sweet one due to a tectonic shift in Deutsche politik.

Here is how various refugee communities have fared in India

India doesn’t have any law dealing with refugees. An utterly humanitarian matter like the ‘refugees’ has come to be influenced by considerations of national security or relations between countries.

Commemorative coins: How Indian currency has served as a publicity tool

India issued its first commemorative coin series back in 1964 in the honour of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It was the same year of Nehru’s passing away. Over the last 53 years, commemorative coins have been issued for various reasons--some as uncirculated collectors items and others for mass circulation.

What is pink whale challenge?

The administrators of the verified Facebook page Baleia Rosa (Pink Whale in portuguese) describe the project’s aim. “In order to prove that the internet can be used to viralize the good, the Pink Whale was born. We are not a self help group! We just believe that we are all capable of promoting love and good!” the page reads.

Post-1947, the mixed fortunes of the mixed race Anglo-Indians

When the British finally packed their bags to leave India for good, White says her family was also struck with insecurity. However, they didn’t leave the country due to a sense of endearment they had developed with their birthplace.

As Aadhaar deadline nears, queues at centres start as early as 4 am

Since Aadhaar was made mandatory for a lot of services, including for filing income tax returns, the centres have started squeaking under the pressure of increased footfalls. At some centres, the waiting list is a minimum of 30 days.

Solar DEMU trains start rolling: This is how much Indian Railways will save

The Indian Railways spends a huge amount of money on diesel to power its trains each year which, apart from the monetary impact, also takes an environmental toll. To address the issue, the Railways is looking seriously at solar and flagged off a solar DEMU rake recently.

Aadhaar and right to privacy: Why India has to set tone as the largest digital democracy

In the digital age, with more and more users coming online by the day, it is set to have a huge impact on the digital user and their confidence to stay online.

What are Mayawati’s options now?

Mayawati's term as MP from Rajya Sabha comes to an end in April 2018. The BSP chief cannot be reappointed to the Upper House on her own as her party suffered humiliating defeat in the recently held Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

Air India stops serving meat to economy class passengers on short-haul flights

National carrier Air India will only serve vegetarian meals to passengers in flights lasting upto 90 minutes, according to a report in The Hindu. The airline's move seems to be aimed at cutting costs and avoiding mixups of meals.