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MP Congress is courting Hindu priests. But temple land promise is going to be tricky

Resolving the vexatious temple land issue in Madhya Pradesh is easier said than done. But the goal of courting the priest community won't be easy for Congress either.

This Haryana coach accused a minister of sexual assault. Now her career is in shambles

She says the police assigned to protect her cause her more trouble. She’s also battling with her landlords in order to keep her home. They’ve ‘outed’ her in the process.

Haryana’s Shweta Dull is the voice of aspirants in a scam-ridden govt recruitment system

Dhull's goal is to inform aspirants about lapses in the recruitment process. Her campaign, ‘CET quality nahi to vote nahi’ has become a rallying cry among students.

Bhupesh Baghel’s Kaushalya Mandir is Chattisgarh’s own Ram trail. BJP is ‘uncomfortable’

Chandkhuri: A bridge, a 65-foot statue of Ram, fountains, and lights have put Chhattisgarh’s Kaushalya Mata Mandir on India’s religious tourist map. An obscure...

How a capsule tied to a Boeing 747-sized balloon will herald edge of space tourism in India

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk may have revived the race to space, but others are not far behind. It’s possible to reach the edge of space efficiently in a balloon.

Bending stereotypes on the dance floor—how the queer community is bringing voguing to Mumbai

The dance form was created in the 1980s by the Latino and Black queer community in New York. It has transcended space and time to become a symbol of expression and resistance.

Delhi’s Partition Museum remembers pain of separation—through artefacts, images, personal items

Dara Shikoh Library Building in Old Delhi is the site of India's second Partition Museum, after Amritsar. Much of the material has been acquired through archives of artist Amar Nath Sahgal.

This ex-DSP couldn’t bring Mukhtar Ansari down. Now he’s watching Yogi grind his empire to dust

Shailendra Singh’s dogged pursuit of Mukhtar Ansari cost him everything he had worked for all his life. But the events that led to his resignation in 2004 are playing out now.

Transgender cop claims colleagues harassed her. Her reality the norm for India’s queer workforce

Nazriya’s years in service are a spiral of allegations, counter-allegations. The blame game exposes the casual treatment the community gets when trying to enter the mainstream.

80 years of qawwali in Bombay cinema — one man is archiving Hindi music’s crown jewel

Archivist Yousuf Saeed says that even hardcore movie buffs may only be able to name 10 qawwalis. The Cinema Qawwali Archive lists over 700 songs.

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File photo of PM Modi and President Xi | ANI

More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8%...

The survey conducted by Tsinghua University reveals that the Chinese view Russia favourably and say US has the most impact on China’s security environment.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das | Reuters/Samuel Rajkumar

RBI governor flags governance gaps, stressed assets misreporting at some banks

Shaktikanta Das did not name any bank. Instead, citing examples, the governor said that supervisors had spotted some instances of sale and buyback of stressed loans between two lenders.


Delegates attend the 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre in Srinagar Tuesday | ANI

Why Gulmarg visit is off G20 itinerary in Kashmir

Administration says visit cancelled due to 'logistics issue' as over 60 delegates had to be catered to, but security apprehensions may have triggered the change of plans, it is learnt.
Illustration : Soham Sen

Article 370 to G20, India is in a Kashmir sweet spot....

It is in the nature of the news cycle that the only aspect of the G20 event (Third Working Group on Tourism) in Srinagar...