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Samsung Galaxy A9: This phone is a powerful snapper

The Galaxy A9 is a great camera phone that comes with top-tier specs and a massive battery

PM-JAY covers five lakh in less than 80 days of its launch

Over five lakh beneficiaries have availed themselves of free hospitalisation benefits worth a total of `700 crore in less than 80 days of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), which offers `5-

Madhya Pradesh Poll Result: In 10 seats, Congress was defeated with some help from BSP

A KEY factor behind the tight finish in Madhya Pradesh for the Congress is the ten sitting seats it lost to the BJP, thanks to a strong show by the BSP.

Saradha chit fund scam: NCLT orders closure of 13 group companies

The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has ordered winding up of 13 companies of the now-defunct Saradha Group, directing the official liquidator to take possession of assets an

E-Namami Gange: Restoring Ganga to its piety

New technologies need to be explored for a radical approach to address the challenges of river cleaning

Assembly Election Results: ‘PM Modi, Amit Shah must share blame too’

From office-bearers to parliamentarians, all of them insisted that these elections were fought on local issues and that the outcome cannot be a referendum on the NDA government.

Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: CM K Chandrashekhar Rao rides on welfare wave, signals Andhra, 2019 intent

After the landslide, KCR indicated what was in store for him next - an active role in Andhra Pradesh politics and the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

Why and how state results open the contest for Lok Sabha in 2019

The Congress, in contrast, which has been on a losing streak since its rout in 2014 — barring a few exceptions — sent a reminder of its fighting capacity against the BJP ahead of 2019.

HR trends for 2019: From mere transaction to real work?

Transactional aspects of HR will be taken care of by tech; employees will be engaged in more strategic work

Idea exchange: The present CJI has told us that he is going to have regular dialogue with the head of nation, says Kurian Joseph, former Judge, Supreme Court

Former SC judge Kurian Joseph talks about his remark that ex-CJI Misra was working under some external influence, blames lack of communication for delay in appointments earlier, reflects on constitut

Book review: ‘The Fifth Risk’ by Michael Lewis

Lewis’ book makes it clear that even after winning, not only did Trump and his associates have no idea how to run the administration, they didn’t even want to learn.

Big guns, Bollywood who’s who, Beyoncé to fly in on 100 chartered flights for Isha-Anand wedding

The wedding is the latest in a series of high-profile marriages that began last year, when cricket captain Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.

Cabinet nod sought to categorise hydro power as renewable energy

It has also recommended that operation and maintenance cost should be estimated at 1% for tariff calculation.

‘West Bengal focusing on people-centric applications in adopting emerging tech’

The goal is to take these technologies to the grassroots level, state commerce and industries minister Amit Mitra said

NRI from Germany gives up land for bullet train

A non-resident Indian octogenarian from Germany handed over her ancestral land in Gujarat for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, making it the first stretch of land to be acquired by the natio

CBI chief to Supreme Court: Have fixed tenure, sending me on leave amounts to transfer

Divested of all responsibilities and sent on leave last month, CBI Director Alok Verma told the Supreme Court Thursday that he had been appointed for a fixed tenure of two years and could not be trans

‘Had I looked to Delhi, would have had to install Sajad Lone, says J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

Days after he dissolved the J&K assembly, governor Satya Pal Malik said had he looked to Delhi, he would have had to install a government led by Sajad Lone, and history would have remembered him as a

Trendsetter: Virat Kohli pulls in ads despite verbal slips

Being the highest profile athlete in the world's second most populous country, India cricket captain Virat Kohli has built such a formidable brand across the spectrum that even his occasional brash an

Why rural India still has poor access to quality education?

Reasons include poor school infrastructure, poor access to toilets, sanitation facilities, teacher absenteeism … ironically, it’s been almost a decade of the passing of the RTE Act

Amit Mitra interview: More important than who aligns with whom is why do so. Mamata Banerjee has a major role

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra talks about how demonetisation affected the informal and corporate sectors, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and b

The heat is for real! From health to wealth – here’s how air pollution affecting common men’s life

The phenomenon of rising temperatures as a result of climate change is not stuff of documentaries or resolutions any more. The common man is already feeling the heat of the change, be it in health, fo

One step forward, two back: Day after Kartarpur, Indian diplomats stopped at Pakistan’s gurdwaras

This comes a day after Islamabad responded within hours to a New Delhi request for a corridor to Kartarpur Sahib, allowing Sikh pilgrims to visit the shrine, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev.

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan responds to Indian request, opens passage for Sikh pilgrims

The Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India has approached the Pakistan government to recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community and build the corridor.

New Development Bank may fund two road projects in Andhra Pradesh

The New Development Bank (NDB) has evinced interest to fund development projects in Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati.

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