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With Bollywood dreams to be like Emraan Hashmi, Ankit Saxena was a typical boy next door

The 23-year-old Delhi youth worked as a freelance photographer; was allegedly killed by the family of the Muslim girl he loved.

No appeal against 2G verdict yet as govt mulls replacing special prosecutor Anand Grover

Senior advocate Anand Grover was criticised for the prosecution’s failure to prove charges against former minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, among others.

The Mahadayi water war, and why it is again becoming an issue around election season

The dispute with Goa is over 40 years old, and involves Karnataka’s demand for 24 tmcft of water to be diverted from the Mahadayi for its drinking needs.

Activists accuse Modi govt of doublespeak on triple talaq and female circumcision

Top court is hearing a plea to ban FGM or khatna that is prevalent among the Bohra community; activists say govt should not dilly-dally around the issue.

‘Blood on the bedsheet a must’: How this Indian tribe keeps horrific virginity test alive

At the behest of community elders, the Kanjarbhat tribe still practices ‘gun’. But now, community youth have taken up cudgels to bring about a change.

India not the only nation where colonial-era anti-gay law still exists

36 of the 52 Commonwealth countries share the remnants of Britain’s legalised homophobia in the form of Section 377 in their penal codes.

Complete rollout of world’s largest healthcare scheme to take 1.5 years

First phase may be launched on 15 August;, 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres to be set up by 2022.

Miffed with govt, ‘Shaktimaan’ resigns as children’s film society chief

Mukesh Khanna, famous for playing Bhishma Pitamah in B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat and desi superhero Shaktimaan, has alleged ‘lack of support and interest’.

Will linking MSP with cost really have any benefits? No, say farmers & experts

Farmers' bodies and experts say the key to any benefit to farmers lies in how the production cost or the cost of cultivation is calculated.

Gender Budget Statement 2018: Small step for fund allocation, giant leap for lip service

While ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ will get more money than last year, the budget for all other major schemes including Ujjwala has been reduced.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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