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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.
Screengrab of video showing SPS Rathore at the Panchkula function

The long battle to bring ex-DGP SPS Rathore to justice for molesting Ruchika Girhotra

The former Director General of Police was sentenced to six months in jail for molesting Ruchika Girhotra. That legal battle took over two decades.
Supreme court building

जानें कैसे काम करती है सुप्रीम कोर्ट विवादों का केंद्र – उसकी रजिस्ट्री

चार असंतुष्ट जजों का कहना है कि मुख्य न्यायाधीश बेशक रोस्टर के मालिक हैं, लेकिन अपनी "पसंद की पीठों" को "चुनिंदा मामले सौंप कर" वे प्रोटोकॉल तोड़ रहे हैं.
Supreme court building

The Supreme Court registry & its little-known but powerful head at the centre of strife

The four protesting judges say while CJI is master of the roster, Misra is breaching protocol by ‘selectively assigning cases’ to ‘preferred benches’.
The Mahar Regiment with Dr B. R. Ambedkar

Indian Army’s Mahar regiment: Home to two army chiefs and a Param Vir Chakra

The Mahar regiment has had a circuitous journey — from serving the British during the Anglo-Maratha wars to its distinguished service post-Independence. At the centre of the Dalit-upper caste violence in Maharashtra is the celebration of the 200-year-old battle of Bhima-Koregaon, where Mahar Dalit troops serving the British defeated the troops of the Brahmin Peshwas. But even today, 'Mahar' is a key component of the Indian Army — since Independence, it is the name of a regiment that has produced two Army chiefs, won several battle honours, and has to its credit the nation’s highest gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra. One of first few regiments to have soldiers from different areas like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha, the modern Mahar regiment went through a series of highs and lows before Independence, before emerging as a 19 battalion-strong force that has seen action in all theatres and given a good account of itself. With its war cry of ‘Bolo Hindustan Ki Jai’, the Mahar regiment...
A picture of the Supreme Court beside a picture of Late Kapila Hingorani in black and white

‘Mother of PILs’ Kapila Hingorani becomes first woman to have her portrait in SC library

Hingorani was one of only three female lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court in her time, and changed Indian jurisprudence by filing the first PIL in 1979.
People at a commemoration for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy

These documents show how India and Union Carbide colluded on the Bhopal Gas tragedy

Documents accessed by ThePrint shows how GoI and Union Carbide played blame game while the victims still await justice.
Opposed by BJP many times, Karnataka assembly clears anti-black magic bill

Opposed by BJP many times, anti-black magic bill tabled in Karnataka assembly

The bill seeks to abolish, among others, the controversial practice of ‘Made Snana’, a ritual that involves people rolling over banana leaves with food left over by Brahmins.
Four men

The Quad: A partnership to address the changed geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

India, Japan, Australia, and the US attended the ASEAN-India Summit and the East Asia Summit in Manila, and the Quad may be formalised soon.
Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping’s second term in China: What it could mean for India and the world

The 19th Party Congress has brought in some sweeping changes, but important questions remain over the economic and foreign policies of China.

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Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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