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Samjhauta Express begins services between India & Pakistan as tensions ease

Radio Pakistan reported that the Samjhauta Express left Lahore railway station for New Delhi on Monday.
Herald House | YouTube

Delhi high court maintains order to evict National Herald publisher from its offices

National Herald publisher AJL had challenged the Centre's order that ended its 56-year-old lease of its ITO premises in New Delhi.
A wall with the names of the martyred soldiers displayed at the National War Memorial in New Delhi

PM Modi dedicates National War Memorial to India’s fallen soldiers after independence

The memorial is spread over 40 acres and was built at the cost of Rs 176 crore. It is adjoining India Gate complex capital in the heart of the capital.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Vijay Verma/PTI

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal backs Puducherry CM against L-G in fight for statehood

Taking the opportunity to raise the statehood claim again, Kejriwal alleged the LGs of New Delhi and Puducherry were interfering with the elected governments.

SC blow for Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi govt, rules Centre controls anti-corruption bureau

Two-judge Supreme Court bench delivers split verdict on key issue of transfer and control of the bureaucracy.

17 killed in Delhi hotel fire, CM Kejriwal announces Rs 5 lakh for kin

Civic officials said a short circuit likely started the fire, while union minister K.J. Alphons said emergency exits were too narrow and locked.
Navy band during the rehearsal | Suraj Bhist/ThePrint

In images, contingents of Indian army practice for Republic Day

Here are a few moments captured from the Republic Day rehearsal.
File image of Khan Market | Wikipedia

Why Lutyens’ neighbourhoods like Khan Market are way more inclusive than you think

The bungalows of New Delhi do house a political and social elite, but the neighbourhood they live in is still much more inclusive than, say, gated apartment complexes.
Delhi's air pollution

Slipped up on pollution in Delhi and other cities, admits government

Environment ministry official says the government couldn’t properly implement its plans on stubble burning and the SC ban on firecrackers.
Smog

No relief for smog-choked cities as PM Modi’s goal to push natural gas stalls

After peaking to just above 10% six years ago, share of natural gas in energy mix has slid back toward 6%.

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
anil ambani

Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?