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01/11/2017 9:30 AM IST | Updated 01/11/2017 9:30 AM IST
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A health worker fumigates a residential area to prevent the spread of dengue fever in Chandigarh, India, September 20, 2015.

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Essential HuffPost

A recent report published in Lancet has said that indoor air pollution caused 1.24 lakh premature deaths in India in 2015, more than the emissions from coal power plants or other industrial sources.

Why does every political party, the rulers and the Opposition, want to bask in the reflected glory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, 57 years after his demise. Sandip Roy explains.

Hollywood superstar Kevin Spacey came out as gay after an incident of sexual harassment of another minor actor blew up. By the way he disclosed his identity, Spacey has done a disservice to the LGBTQ community.

Main News

India surged up 30 places to the 100th rank among 190 countries in the latest edition of the World Bank's global rankings on Ease of Doing Business, which proves that financial reforms are paying off, says PM Modi.

Nearly A year after demonetisation, credit card usage has seen a sharp rise with outstandings rising 38.7% during the 12 months ended September 2017.

The Union and state governments said on Tuesday the Army will build foot overbridges at three stations on Mumbai's suburban network, including Elphinstone Road, sparking a row about involving the forces in a civilian project.

Off The Front Page

A man in a rented Home Depot pick-up truck mowed down civilians after driving onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial in Lower Manhattan area in New York City on Tuesday.

In an interview with The Hindu, Dineshwar Sharma, appointed to facilitate a dialogue in Kashmir, said there can be no solution to the political unrest in the area in the shadow of the gun.

Scientists at the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) spotted a new dengue virus and had been tracking it in India.

Opinion

The rise of intolerance, where dissent is smothered and self-censorship takes its place, is endangering democracy and calling for a culture of tolerance, writes Soli Sorabjee in The Indian Express.

While the Doing Business report ranking gives the government enough reason to celebrate, it would do well to retain the single-minded focus that has seen it improve its position this year, says an editorial in the Hindustan Times.

Nothing could possibly be more dramatic, or attractive, than the setting of a courtroom trial, argues AP Shah, former chief justice of the Delhi High Court, in The Hindu.

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