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A month before Diwali, when India celebrates Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerburg's month-old revelation of having visited the Neem Karori Baba hermitage at Nainital has triggered a boom in pilgrims.
Economics Nobel winner, Angus Deaton, has done seminal work in unravelling the links between poverty, consumption and welfare in India.
Six Shiv Sena workers have been arrested for attacking Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was on his way to ex Pakistan Foreign Minister Kasuri's book launch and who's face was smeared with black paint. Kulkarni went on to attend the book launch with his smeared face.
Former Special Prosecutor Rohini Salian has disclosed that it was Suhas Warke, a Superintendent of Police in the National Investigation Agency (NIA), who asked her to “go soft” against the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case after the NDA came to power.
Former New Zealand opener Lou Vincent admitted he was involved in match-fixing under direct orders from Chris Cairns.
Calling its previous order a “mistake,” the Supreme Court on Monday refused to extend interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in connection with an embezzlement case, and said that only a larger bench could consider their plea.
A significantly higher percentage of female voters turned out than male, even as overall attendance at the booths hovered around 57%, in the first phase of polling in Bihar.
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Amid the controversy over beef consumption, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has begun an online poll on whether the cow should be the national animal in place of the tiger.
All Professor P Revathi wanted to do was attend a climate conference in London and she ended up being defrauded of nearly Rs 2.8 lakh.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the HRD ministry is playing a key role in promoting students’ interest to know more about the RSS ideologue and Bharatiya Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya, whose birth centenary is being celebrated this year.
Sachin Kalbag says that the Shiv Sena's attack on Kulkarni is a desperate ploy by the party to stay relevant. "A sheer inability to get mass support has spurred the Sena into going back to its violent past. It may have worked in the 1970s and the 1980s, when Bal Thackeray’s anti-migrant mantra struck a raw nerve among Maharashtrians reeling under an already collapsing economic infrastructure in Mumbai thanks to cotton mills being shut down in rapid succession. It is unlikely to work in the second decade of the 21st century."
Christophe Jafferlot says that Pakistan may make perennial the present arrangement whereby the façade of democracy allows the army to exert real power — if Nawaz Sharif is prepared to “behave” and the army is not interested in seizing power officially, at a time when a coup would be costly in terms of sanctions.
Ashok Desai analyses the charisma of political leaders such as Narendra Modi and Hardik Patel and says that "For the moment, we have made a terrible mess of meritocracy; what we have is not worth having. We need a revolution; let the Patels lead it."
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