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An annular solar eclipse | Commons

Rare solar eclipse today, to be visible from 10.12 am in Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand

The ring of fire will be visible in parts of Rajasthan, Haryana & Uttarakhand, while the rest of the country, including Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, will see a partial eclipse.
Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

North India’s air is ‘severe’, avoiding coal is one way to deal with it

In an interview to ThePrint, Professor A.R. Ravishankara highlights major sources of air pollution in north India and the issues with coal industry.

North India sees coldest February in 5 years. Here’s why

With temperatures in north India hitting a five-year low, ThePrint explains what a polar vortex is and how it breaks down.
A rave party in Bangalore | Robert Wallis/Corbis via Getty Images

Brash Delhi vs laidback Bengaluru: How India’s party scene changes with the zone

The nightlife culture of India has undergone a sea change in the last 10 years, and there is no one way the country kicks up its heels.

What the history of foreign invasions tell us about suicides across India

On suicide rates, there is a clear divide between north and south India.
Massive storm at Cheet village in Agra district on Friday

Frequent thunderstorms and dust storms another gift of a warming world

The mechanisms for thunderstorms and dust storms are essentially the same; the only difference being that it’s a thunderstorm when there’s moisture, and a dust storm when it’s dry.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Coming soon: A swanky north Indian base for the RSS near Panipat

So far, RSS had to rent venues for its events in Delhi-NCR. Now, its state-of-the-art campus can even host the BJP meetings and seminars.  The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has finally zeroed in on a piece of land that will become the base of its activities in north India. It wanted a gurukul-like village hamlet setting, where it would build state-of-the-art facilities to conduct various events around the year, and has found a 21-acre site near Samalkha village in Panipat, Haryana, that suits it just fine. The buildings on the site will be single-storey structures, and according to RSS sources, will feature a mix of modern urban and traditional rural aesthetics. According to the sources, the new centre won’t just be for RSS events – even the Bharatiya Janata Party can use it to hold meetings and seminars. #RSS is set to get a state-of-the-art base near Delhi, its first outside of Nagpur, reports @pragyakaushika https://t.co/5WVFB1WIRF pic.twitter.com/Uc5PiGki3R — ThePrint...

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria briefs media, in New Delhi on Friday | ANIPix

Security in eastern Ladakh at uneasy ‘no war no peace’ status, says IAF chief Bhadauria

Speaking at a conference, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the IAF is fully resolved to counter any 'misadventure' in the region.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.