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Explained: From alcohol ban to opening pubs, why Kerala is swaying in its liquor policy

Five years after it started on the path to becoming a dry state, Kerala's government is now considering opening pubs.

Explained: Why are hundreds of Lufthansa flights getting cancelled?

Lufthansa strike: For now, the cabin crew union has said their protest is until midnight Friday, but has not ruled out extending it if weekend negotiations fail.

Swara Bhasker cusses at kid: It’s not child abuse, I swear!

There are two things to be pointed out in Swara Bhasker’s defence — the nature of the show, and the nature of the joke. And much to be read in the nature of the vitriol being directed at her.

Kartik Aaryan and the Misogynistic Monologue: Dear men, the joke is on you

Ye good men of the world, no Rajjo nor Chintu should be the standard-bearer of your hopes and dreams and angsts. You deserve better.

Explained: After death of Baghdadi, who is the world’s ‘most wanted’ criminal?

After the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the race for the unofficial title of the world's "most wanted" individual is open again.

What’s not to like about the Shah Rukh Khan-David Letterman interview? Plenty

Ever since Shah Rukh Khan appeared on American TV host David Letterman’s talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction on Netflix, there has been no stopping the renewed SRK adulation wave.

Explained: Who was Kayla Mueller, after whom the operation to kill al-Baghdadi was named?

Kayla Mueller had briefly worked in India, teaching English to Tibetan refugees and to economically underprivileged women and children

Explained: What is Uluru, Australia’s famous desert rock, and why can’t you climb it any more?

Uluru, one of Australia's most famous tourist attractions, is considered sacred by the indigenous Anangu people.

The Lord as a juristic person: What legal rights do deities enjoy?

How is Lord Ram a litigant in court — that too against His devotees who are claiming the right to worship Him?

Gandhi Jayanti: 5 places in Delhi linked to Mahatma Gandhi you should know about

From a temple where he ensured Dalits could enter to a dargah where he held his last public address, memories of Bapu are scattered across Delhi. 

Explained: In US top court, is it legal to fire someone for being gay?

The US Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of sex. The Supreme Court will now decide if "sex" can be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity choices.

Explained: Do better-lit streets really make a city safer?

Arvind Kejriwal has announced his government will install 2 lakh streetlights across Delhi. What does research say about the link between crime and street illumination?

Did Boris lie to the Queen? The question before Britain’s top court

Whatever the Supreme Court decides, the ruling is likely to have a lasting impact on the working of British institutions and their balance of power.

Explained: NASA’s ‘LRO’, which may help ISRO figure out Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander’s fate on Moon

The LRO is a robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon. It studies the Moon's surface, clicks pictures, and collects data that help in figuring out the presence and possibility of water ice and other resources on the Moon, as well as plan future missions to it.

MIT and Jeffrey Epstein: ‘good money, bad guy’ issue

Joichi “Joi” Ito, a tech evangelist who came to head the Media Lab in 2011, has been described as a “master networker” who connected equally effectively with both idealistic students and fatcat donors.

Explained: The idea of ‘zero-budget’ farming, and why scientists are sceptical

Addressing the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that India was "focusing on Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)".

Explained: India vs Pakistan at the United Nations, since 2014

Ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s address to the UN General Assembly, where Pakistan’s Imran Khan is expected to bring up Kashmir again, a look at what the two countries have been saying at the UN platform.

Explained: Old reasons and new red flags in continuing auto slowdown

In the commercial vehicles section, sales of Tata Motors, the largest commercial vehicle maker, fell by almost half as against August 2018. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), the second-largest manufacturer, posted a 28 per cent decline.

Romila Thapar-JNU row explained: Who is a Professor Emeritus?

On the JNU row, historian Romila Thapar said the university is only trying to "dishonour someone who has been critical of the changes that have been introduced by the present administration".

Explained: India will get Swiss bank details of Indians from today. What does this mean?

This is not a new measure. In 2016, India and Switzerland had signed an information-sharing deal on bank accounts, which was to come into effect from September 2019.