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The May U.K. polls will see more minority candidates than ever before, a sign of the growing influence of different ethnic groups in British politics.

GOOD BEGINNINGS: “It is positive to see that the current government is recognising the pivotal role of State governments in Indian foreign policy.” Picture shows Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu with Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang in China.

More leaders, better relations

Tridivesh Singh Maini 

N. Chandrababu Naidu heading the recent delegation visit to China is an encouraging sign of States' inclusion in foreign relations.

Author claims Prof. Habib's article misattributes link between Saraswati and Indus civilisation to pro-RSS scholars.

Christians in Mumbai staging a protest at the Azad Maidan to support Christians in Delhi whose churches were repeatedly attacked. File photo: Paul Noronha

Only 1 non-Christian place attacked in Delhi this year: Govt.

Thefts were reported in 20 other such institutions till March 15, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

MoS Gen. V.K. Singh chairing a session on planning for evacuation of Indian nations from Yemen. Photo courtesy: MEA

In Lok Sabha, the External Affairs Minister said the rescue operation was a collective effort, led by the PM and coordinated by several ministries.

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Kirron Kher on the reopening day of the budget session of parliament, in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

India’s approach in evacuation process has been guided by the spirit of ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ (the whole world is one), Ms. Swaraj said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the media before the budget session of the Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

The government is tabling the new land ordinance on the very first day of the second half of Budget session.

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Models flaunt Vivek Karunakaran’s Spring-Summer collection. Photo: M. Vedhan

A fashionable helping hand

Susanna Myrtle Lazarus

Style, art, music and dance came together for charity at a show choreographed by Vivek Karunakaran.

The art of binge watching

Nikhil Varma

People binge watch shows like Game of Thrones as they want to be up to speed when the new season is aired.

Going where the notes take him: Rockin Robin. Photo: Special Arrangement

Hitchhiker’s guide to music

Parshathy J. Nath

Rockin Robin travels the world, staging impromptu concerts outside temples, on beaches and even on the highway.

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An x-ray photo of the provided by NASA. Ahmedabad-based Institute of Plasma Research has claimed to have confined plasma, the fourth state of matter, in a breakthrough similar to creating sun-like energy inside a laboratory.

Ahmedabad institute’s invention promises sun-like energy


Scientists at the Institute of Plasma Research were successful in confining plasma, the fourth state of matter, similar to creating sun-like energy in

An alien world just two-thirds the size of Earth - one of the smallest on record - detected by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is seen in this NASA artist's illustration. File photo

NASA climate scientists hunt for alien life


The effort is part of a broader push to identify Earth-like worlds.

This artist’s rendering provided by NASA shows MESSENGER spacecraft around Mercury.

NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks


The spacecraft will impact Mercury at more than 3.91 kilometres per second on the side of the planet facing away from Earth.

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