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Following two weeks of paralysis in parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended over half of the Congress Party lawmakers, who have been demanding resignations of three senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.

Sharif Rangnekar says that a nation's progress depends on how it sees and addresses poverty.

Shekhar Gupta says that the end of the Naga insurgency, as announced by Modi on Monday, is a historic achievement.

Anti-porn crusader Kamlesh Vaswani-the petitioner who moved the government to effect a ban on online porn-- says he isn't against porn and his crusade is on behalf of "women and children."

Even as the Opposition continues to paralyse parliament, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader has suggested that lawmakers shouldn't be paid as they were not doing any work in the ongoing Monsoon Session.

Farhan Akhtar commemorated 14 years of Dil Chahta Hai, the millennial film that portrayed an accurate picture of India's rich, urban youth.

Main News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s peace deal with Nagaland insurgents rests on a breakthrough formula which does not involve redrawing the state’s borders.

Budget-hotel aggregator Oyo Rooms has raised $100 million, or Rs 630 crore, from Japanese telecom- and internet-major SoftBank.

If a recommendation by a government panel goes through, class 12 marks may cease to be a necessity for securing admission to all engineering colleges, save the IITs.

The US will take help from India to launch a satellite. This is historic, considering that a few decades ago, US-led embargoes decelerated India's space programme.

Despite a big increase in college attendance, especially among women, Census data showsfewer than one out of every 10 Indians is a graduate.

The government has relented on most of the controversial aspects of the Land Bill and effectively reverted to the form tabled by the UPA government,

Off The Front Page

Balaji, the world's richest god at Tirupati, now has a share-trading account that will allow devotees to deposit shares in his name.

From books to porn, here's a list of things banned in India.

A report by Britain's Sunday Times finds that 5% of 'abnormal' blood samples obtained from elite athletes from 94 countries, belong to Indians.

Delhi's controversial ex-law minister, Somnath Bharti, created a stir on Monday by saying that "beautiful women" would be able to roam the city at midnight provided the AAP government took over the police.

Self-styled godman and rape-accused Asaram has been listed among the 'greatest saints of India' in a class III NCERT book in Jodhpur.


Ashutosh Varshney says that Modi is facing a loss of surplus legitimacy and the forthcoming Bihar elections is his shot at reclaiming some of it.

Hasan Suroor says that ideology is making a pronounced comeback in all major democracies.

Ashok Desai says that proposed changes in financial sector regulation could dangerously end up being vigilantism rather than a mechanism to ensure the smooth functioning of the market.

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