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Maoist attacks

The four maoist attacks in april are a disturbing blip at a time when the movement was seen to be largely losing steam across india. A look at the many facets of this protracted armed struggle.

The Rebels strike back

Maoist insurgency has been India’s longest battle, running for decades and claiming more lives than the Jammu and Kashmir conflict.

Chhattisgarh: The bloodiest battle

The killing of 14 security men in one week has put the focus back on Chhattisgarh.

Crisis in the ranks

Just a little more than a decade ago, the formation of CPI (Maoist) was hailed as a watershed moment.

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Books

Towards new tomorrows

Arvind Sivaramakrishnan

The left can find fresh inspiration in areas which must be addressed urgently.

The princess who turned an activist

M. S. Nagarajan

A minutely etched biography of the eponymous protagonist.

Managing water needs statesmanship

S. Krishna Kumar

Dealing with all aspects of water resources.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the leader of Liberal Party of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) and his daughter in Toronto.

Canada, India on same page

The assurance assumes significance as some pro-Khalistan groups are still active in Canada.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Laxmi Narayan Temple in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on Thursday.

“The Supreme Court has said that Hindu dharam is not a religion but a way of life... I believe the SC’s definition shows the way”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper after arriving at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, on Thursday.

Prime Minister promises an early conclusion of a free trade agreement and a bilateral investment protection pact.

In this photo downloaded off the External Affairs Ministry twitter handle Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper attend a prayer meeting at the Khalsa Diwan Society Gurdwara in Vancouver on Thursday.

Mr. Modi will be the third Indian PM to visit the historic Khalsa Diwan Society, after Jawaharlal Nehru in 1949 and Indira Gandhi 42 years ago.

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Shashi Tharoor. Photo: Special Arrangement

The Shastra of writing

Preeti Zachariah

Writer-politician Shashi Tharoor talks to Preeti Zachariah about his latest book and the multiple worlds that inspire his works.

Actress and Director Nandita Das. Photo: special arrangement

The battle to remain who you are

Bhumika K.

Actor-director Nandita Das on Manto, keeping her integrity, and about films that engage.

Jitish Kallat. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

‘It’s like writing a verse when the alphabets are still shifting shape’

Shailaja Tripathi

Jitish Kallat talks about his curatorial voyage and the discoveries he made therein.

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The scientists found that dog owners experienced a surge of oxytocin when their pets gazed into their eyes, a dramatic effect that was mirrored in the animals themselves. File photo

Why are man and dog best friends? It’s a hormone rush

IANS

Scientists found that dog owners experienced surge of oxytocin when their pets gazed into their eyes.

Hyderabad-based herpetologist Aditya Srinivasulu found called Cnemaspis adii, a new species of gecko, in the ruins of Hampi in Karnataka on Saturday.

New species of gecko found

M. Sai Gopal

Zoologists say Hampi and surrounding areas are potentially rich in biodiversity and needs research to identify new species of smaller creatures.

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

NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks

PTI

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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