Governance

A file photo of Navjot Singh Sidhu | PTI

Sedition case filed against Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army chief

Complainant Sudhir Kumar Ojha who is hurt by Sidhu's gesture said General Bajwa is responsible for the loss of our soldiers.
Kerala floods

Flood-hit Kerala races to avert disease outbreak as waters recede

Devastating floods have claimed hundreds of lives and thousands have taken shelter at rescue camps since the monsoon arrived in June.
Mullaperiyar dam

Story of the Mullaperiyar dam caught in the Kerala flood controversy

Last week, Kerala argued that the more than 100-year-old dam might collapse if excess water is not reduced, Tamil Nadu said it’s safe for now.
Supreme Court judges

Supreme Court justices rise up to Kerala’s call for a helping hand

From CJI Dipak Misra's donation announcement to Kurian Joseph-led collection drive, the higher judiciary pitches in for the battered state.
The survey used parameters like healthcare, discrimination, sexual violence | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Lipstick-size pepper spray and a mobile app: What Congress is offering women in Bihar

The move is being seen as an attempt to tap into the women vote, which comprises 74 per cent of Bihar's voting population.

How Capt. Rajkumar saved 26 people in a single sortie of a Sea King 42B chopper

Poor visibility due to clouds, lack of landing spot and trees made this rescue mission very challenging, says Rajkumar, a ‘Shaurya Chakra’ winner. 
IIT-Kanpur

IITs reject proposal to scrap JEE Advanced, B.Tech courses will continue in all institutes

IIT council rules that doing away with JEE Advanced, as proposed by HRD ministry, will make exam lose credibility.  

Everyday superheroes: How the humans of India are standing up to help Kerala

From a residents' body in Delhi and the nurses union at AIIMS to a group of boys in Chennai, people are chipping in to do their bit for Kerala's flood-hit masses. 
Rajiv Gandhi

Five reasons why we should remember Rajiv Gandhi today, his 74th birth anniversary

India’s seventh prime minister was genial, a moderniser, and despite events such as the Sikh riots, believed in secularism.
Nirav Modi

CBI submits request to extradite Nirav Modi after UK confirms his presence there

The CBI has submitted its request through required channels in India and has asked UK officials to detain Modi. 

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.