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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. File picture
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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. File picture

Supreme Court extends bail for Jayalalithaa

The apex court directs the Karnataka HC to form a special bench and hear her appeal in the assets case, on a day-to-day basis and complete it within three months »
The Supreme Court of India, New Delhi Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

SC for transparency in sexual harassment cases against judges

"The CJI could further mould the procedure against favouritism, prejudice and bias within the judicial system" »
The GSLV Mark-III rocket lifts off from Sriharikota on Thursday. India has moved forward in rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module. Photo: K. Ravi Kumar

India takes first step towards manned space mission

ISRO successfully tests the atmospheric re-entry of a crew module after its heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III blasts off from Sriharikota. »


Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu ahead of a Cabinet meeting at Parliament House on Wednesday.

Pakistan should hand over Hafiz, Dawood to India: Venkaiah

Nawaz Sharif should seize the opportunity in the wake of the Peshawar attack and take bold steps to combat terror, he says »  
Vyankatesh Abdeo, Central secretary, Vishva Hindu Parishad. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Converts to Hinduism can choose caste: VHP

“Caste matters little for us when the person is back in Hindu dharma. But if he or she wants a particular caste, it is made accessible to them” »
Army personnel enter the Army Public School which was attacked on Tuesday by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar on Wednesday.

Pak’s political, military leadership rush to act

The best that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could come up with was an announcement that by next week, there would be a plan in place to counter terrorism. »    

With over 12 million followers, the 72-year-old megastar is followed by superstar Shah Rukh Khan (10.4 million followers) at number two and Abhishek Bachchan (5.4 mn) at the third position. »

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An Election of Competing Nationalisms

The ongoing Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir could see a keen contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the People's Democratic Party. The key to a domestic consensus on resolving the intractable Kashmir issue will depend on how these two parties, which represent competing nationalisms, forge a post-election compromise to quell the sense of widespread cynicism, writes Kaustav Chakrabarti. Read more. »


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