BJP rules out alliance with AIADMK, DMK

Gargi Parsai

"However, the NDA government will maintain best relationship with the Jayalalithaa government", says Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Kumar Mangalam Birla

There is a palpable sense of hope and confidence

Kumar Mangalam Birla

One year after it swept into power riding on a historic mandate, the Narendra Modi government has restored a faltering economy back on track.

“Modi government has overcome all obstacles to clear all but two of the Bills it wanted to pass”

Chandrajit  Banerjee, Director General, CII

A strong show amid varied challenges

Chandrajit  Banerjee

The Union government's policies have shown results with investments picking up and the economy showing definite signs of a recovery.

BJP president Amit Shah

‘NDA government involved States to a greater extent in policy’

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shakes hand with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, after taking oath of office as new Chief Minister. File Photo: R.V. Moorthy

The Home Ministry notification conflates Delhi as a UT to suit its own interests and at other times, it treats it as a State.


Amid a plethora of cleverly named new schemes and tech-fixes, the HRD Ministry is busy tinkering with bureaucratic processes.

It would be a mistake to imagine that the Delhi rout means the BJP’s voter base has waned. The Bihar elections will be the real game changer.

Help Desk set-up to help students/parents regarding the re-evaluation of II PU exam papers at DPUE. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.

Situation calm in DPUE as students apply for re-evaluation

Tanu Kulkarni

Protests were held over the various complaints about the recently declared II Pre-University (PU) results.

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Help Desk set-up to help students/parents regarding the re-evaluation of II PU exam papers at DPUE. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
The weirs of the Red Hills reservoir are one of the structures that will be improved under the DRIP —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
Corporation workers replacing a damaged underground drainage pipe on Dr. Krishnasamy Road in the city.- Photo: M. Periasamy
File picture shows Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the Budget session of Delhi Assembly. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
File photo shows a Hyderabad Metro train during its test-run along the Uppal-Server of India stretch.
The study involves identifying financially-viable routes that will cater to the needs of bus commuters.
Students celebrating after their Madhyamik exam result were declared in Kolkata on Friday.– Photo: Sanjoy Ghosh
Only an equipment to pump out water is left at the site of the underground drainage work on Mavoor Road after the contractor pulled out of the project. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
A beaming parent:K. Anbuselvi, a student of E.V.R. Nagammai Girls’ Higher Secondary School, with her father S. Kanagaraj; (Right) Her schoolmates K.S. Iswariya and M.R. Shivaani.— Photos: S. James
The bio-methanation plant of the Mangaluru City Corporation at Urwa Market, has stopped functioning.
BJP President Amit Shah (C) is garlanded by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (L) and State President Raosaheb Danve during the party's State executive meeting in Kolhapur on Saturday.
Supporters of AINRC MLA and Government Whip G. Nehru gather on the premises of CID Police Station. (Right) A view of compound wall constructed on the irrigation canal in Ayyanar Nagar at Orleanpet in Puducherry on Friday.— Photos: S.S. Kumar
The ever-increasing number of goods carriers entering the Gandhi Market put a huge pressure on the busy Thanjavur Road. Photo: G. Gnanavel Murugan
While there is a jump in the occupancy levels during the three matches Visakhapatnam hosted, the excitement soon fizzled out.
Royal Challengers Bangalore not-out batsmen Virat Kohli and Sarfaraz Khan celebrate after their team's victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Photo: K.R. Deepak


The darkness beneath the glitter


Despite all the hoopla around Indian Premier League taking the game to the grassroots, the ground reality is quite different.

MORE THAN THE DRINK: It is the band performances, occasional comedy shows and catching up with friends.

Bottoms up in the digital world

Nikhil Varma, Allan Moses Rodricks

With social media revolution on the rise, what’s still bringing Bengaluru’s young crowds out to pubs? The authors crack the code.

Appetisingly chronicled life journeys By Julia Child and MFK Fisher

Cookbooks like these


Beg, borrow or Flipkart these books written by two remarkable women if you enjoy cooking, eating feeding and reading about food.

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A flock of birds swoop across the darkening Visakhapatnam skies. — Photo: K.R. Deepak

Avian behaviour

Skyscraper ahead, take diversion!


Research shows that migratory birds follow a "well-informed leader" who guides the flock for a smooth flight around obstacles.

Algal bloom caused by Noctiluca scintillans in the Arabian Sea. – Special Arrangement.

Real-time identification of algal blooms a reality

K. S. Sudhi

Researchers will now be able to quickly understand how parts of North Arabian Sea turn deep green and straw yellow at times.

A fixed dose combination is one that contains two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio of doses and available in a single dosage form. Photo: Karishma Anand.

India flooded with unsafe fixed dose combination drugs

R. Prasad

Many unapproved FDC formulations contain banned, restricted, or never approved drugs

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