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Story Posted on 03-05-2018


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Defence Ministry, Army, Secunderabad Cantonment Board, Defence land

Defence land 'encroachment': Stop attacking Indian Army

Among cities where use of Army land has become a bone of contention is Secunderabad, as mushrooming colonies around the cantonment are hit by closure of roads.


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Appointment of judges, Justice KM Joseph, SC collegium

Why a divided Supreme Court collegium deferred decision on justice KM Joseph's elevation

The date for the next collegium meeting has not been decided yet.


 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Ritusamhara, Erotic poems, Sanskrit literature, Kalidasa

Our erotic poetry was always more than just sex

Translator AND Haksar on Sanskrit poetry, why Kalidasa is more than the Shakespeare of India, and more.


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Adopt A Heritage, Dalmia Bharat, Red fort

How Monument Mitra can help conserve Red Fort? A heritage conservationist explains

They must be driven by an attitude of service to India and not by corporate branding.


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Militancy, School bus, Stone pelting, Kashmir

Why attack by stone-pelters on schoolchildren has massively hurt Kashmir cause

If only the stones could talk, those hurting innocent children would have been given a befitting reply.


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Ram Nath Kovind, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, National Awards, Smriti Irani

Why the 65th National Awards was marred by controversy

120 winners out of the 131 wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind that they would not be attending the ceremony.


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Dawood Ibrahim, Jigna Vora, Chhota Rajan convicted, J Dey murder

I was a witness in J Dey’s murder case. How the crime branch jumped the gun on Jigna Vora’s role and fell into Rajan’s trap

The case broke an uncodified protocol between journalists and gangsters.


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Protests, Hugs, Moral Policing, Kolkata Metro

Kolkata moral policing: Years ago, my boyfriend and I were kissing passionately when a cop walked in on us

Since when did the City of Joy become the City of Bhoi (fear) for lovers?


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Railway safety, Food poisoning, Indian Railways, IRCTC

Train tea vendors ‘use toilet water’: When will Indian Railways clean up its act?

This is not the first time questions have been raised over the quality of food served to train passengers.


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President, Entertainment, Cinema, National Film Awards

Why National Film Awards hit controversy over President Kovind's schedule

For the first time, the President of India did not present all the awards.