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‘Absconding’ NRI husbands could soon have properties in India seized

To address growing problem of NRIs deserting and harassing spouses, govt considers bringing in a new law that’ll make the erring spouse a proclaimed offender.
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India has 42 universities in Asia rankings but widening gender gap is a matter of concern

IIT-Kanpur has the worst female-male ratio at 14:86, says report; HRD ministry asked IITs to create 550 extra seats exclusively for women.
A hospital staff reviewing medical charts of a patient in a hospital

Why Kerala is India’s healthiest state

NITI Aayog member Dr V.K. Paul tells ThePrint it’s because of a sustained effort put up by Kerala on health, and a good footprint of the private sector.
A child in Maharashtra | Representational image | Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

This is how India plans to track aspiration in its backward districts

PM Modi last month called for concerted efforts to bring transformation in the ‘aspirational districts’ by April this year.
A Namma Metro signboard being repainted

Kannada becomes both hipster and political

Even before the assertion of Kannada pride under Siddaramaiah, non-native speakers started learning the language. But imposition remains a thorny issue.
Police personnel outside shops in the Khan Market, in New Delhi on Monday.

Delhi traders move SC against sealing drive conducted by court-appointed panel

Not convinced by affidavits filed by agencies, the SC directed that its three-member committee seal illegal commercial spaces in residential colonies.
People stand in a park amid heavy dust and smog in Delhi

Pollution solution: If your children go to these top Delhi schools, you can breathe easy

From portable air purifiers to NASA recommended plants, these elite schools in and around Delhi claim their classrooms now offer the ‘cleanest air in town’.
Siddharth Indrekar on the extreme right

Maha tribe that conducts ‘virginity tests’ to take its reformist rebel youth to court

Kanjarbhat elders say the youngsters have misrepresented the tribe, insist the virginity tests are decided by families, not caste panchayats.
The teenager arrested in the Pradyuman case and the Ryan International school in Gurugram

Friend blew juvenile’s cover in Gurugram school murder, says CBI chargesheet

The 2,500-page chargesheet submitted in court uses witnesses, fingerprints, CCTV footage and forensics to establish that the juvenile committed the murder.
Environment minister Harshvardhan

Rs 50,000 crore green fund stuck in turf war between environment and finance ministries

Environment ministry is worried that the fund meant for restoring India’s forest cover could be diverted by the government to meet other expenses.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.