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The cow rakshak syndrome needs to be analysed and exposed as a threat to Indian democracy

“Two short-lived governments that inherited an economic crisis made tough decisions instead of postponing the day of reckoning. And PM Narasimha Rao was most decisive in this crisis situation.” Rao being felicitated by former PMs
Chandra Shekhar and V.P. Singh before his swearing-in in New Delhi on June 21, 1991.— Photo: UNI/ The Hindu Archives

The events of 1991 highlight the resilience of the political process despite all its flaws and warts

Afghan Ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali.

Afghan Ambassador S.A. Abdali on the perception that India holds back on bilateral moves on account of Pakistan

The Congress’s hostility is rooted in the ED’s action against its leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, accused of money laundering in The National Herald case. —

Congress set to revert to hostilities

Mehboob Jeelani

The party’s hostility is rooted in the ED's action against its senior leader and former Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda

NDA members in the Lok Sabha during monsoon session of Parliament on Friday.

NDA members, demanding strong action against Mr. Mann, create uproar leading to a washout of proceedings in both Houses.

Members from the Treasury benches disrupt proceedings in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Bhagwant Mann video triggers a storm in Parliament, forces adjournment of both Houses without any transaction.

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Deserted view of Kempagowda bus stand during two day strike called on by KSRTC and BMTC employees in Bengaluru. Photo: Murali Kumar

BMTC, KSRTC strike hits life in Karnataka

Staff Reporter

In Hassan, private buses saw an opportunity to make money and were charging up to Rs.100 extra than the price charged by KSRTC. 

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Deserted view of Kempagowda bus stand during two day strike called on by KSRTC and BMTC employees in Bengaluru. Photo: Murali Kumar
ASI officials inspect the moat that was built to save Fort St. George. —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
The FCI Godown Road near Gandhi Managar in Ward 41 in the city.— Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
Contamination:A dengue outbreak this season has been a major problem in the city.— File Photo
A view of the collapsed under-construction two-storied building, in Film Nagar, Banjara Hilla on Sunday. Photo: Nagara Gopal
Police escorting the two Islamic State suspects in Kochi on Sunday. Photo: H.Vibhu
Judith D'Souza, who was kidnapped in Kabul last month, reaches her home in Kolkata on Sunday.—
Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy consoles Rajan, father of missing Naval officer Sajeev Kumar at his house at Kakkoor in Kozhikode on Sunday.— Photo: K.K. Ragesh
WILL THE JOURNEY CONTINUE?Passengers waiting to board a train at Karuppati station in Madurai district.— Photo: R. Ashok
The night shelter was inaugurated by district in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai at Bunder in Mangaluru on Sunday. —Photo: H.S. Manjunath
STREAMLINING PROCESSES:Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi talks to officials at the garbage dumping yard at Kurumbapet in Puducherry on Sunday.— Photo: Special Arrangement
A view of the Green Park in Tiruchi.— Photo: B.Velankanni Raj
Kancha Ilaiah greeting Dalit intellectual Katti Padma Rao at a seminar organised by the CPI in Vijayawada on Sunday.—Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar
Students making clay idols of Ganesha to be used at their homes at a workshop in Visakhapatnam.— FILE PHOTO: K.R. DEEPAK
Planning well: Architects of the future. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

Building cities of tomorrow

Durganand Balsavar

Want to be the brain behind the architecture of the future smart cities? Choose an appropriate programme that provides you the essential exposure.

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When structure can boost creativity

Usha Raman

In order to think out of the box, one needs to first understand the box, its shape and where its weaknesses and strengths lie.

Jahnavi Rudrakshalay

Incredible journey

Jahnavi Rudrakshala

Brown University, a diverse student body, the opportunity to teach, a beautiful campus and being part of pathbreaking research…

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A student, Deepak Ram, demonstrates the gesture ‘please’ using MUDRA. Photo: Special Arrangement


Talking with your hands

Jacob Koshy

A team of engineering undergraduates has developed a prototype of a 'smart glove' that converts hand gestures based on sign language into spoken Engli

An aquanaut practices shovelling underwater, just as an astronaut would shovel to collect soil samples on another planet. —File photo: NASA/AFP

Mimicking Mars mission


NASA astronauts go to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on a 16-day mission to prepare for extreme environments during space odysseys

A gamer hunts down a virtual monster on a pavement in Rome. — Photo: AFP

Too busy for Pokémon? These entrepreneurs will play for you


Although the practice is considered cheating, some gamers seek professionals to help them gain points to impress others

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