Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav

Police charge Patel community members after their agitation for reservation turned violent in Ahmedabad - PTI

Ex-servicemen undergo medical check-up as they continue their hunger strike. (Photo: PTI)

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley

Injured soldiers being evacuated in an Army helicopter (Photo: DC/ Showkat Dar)

Sheena Bora

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015. (Photo: PTI)

International

Frederick Forsyth reveals he did some covert work for MI6

British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published Sunday.

Business

MNCs are the best bet

As global equity markets get increasingly volatile, investors need to play safe by investing companies which report high returns.

India

Online LPG applications, cylinders of 2 kg coming

Consumers can now apply for new LPG connections from their homes by booking it online and paying the required fees through debit or credit cards.

Metros

Daughter releases book on Khushwant’s forgotten works

In the year he would have turned 100, a collection of Khushwant Singh’s forgotten works, as diverse as the man himself, have been put together by his daughter in the form of a book — Portrait of a Ser

Newsmakers

Lakme Fashion Week: ‘Geometric jewellery’, stars dazzle ramp

Day 4 kept up the fashion beat with a good mix of on the ramp and off the ramp events. The first half of the day saw two jewellery designers portraying different sensibilities.

Sports

Decider in the balance

The decisive third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka hung on a knife edge after 15 wickets fell during a dramatic third day’s play in Colombo on Sunday.

Editorial

Give banks a break

The government should lose no further time in keeping its commitment to pay nationalised banks their commission for undertaking its social agenda through the Jan Dhan Yojana, Direct Benefits Transfer

Here and Now


Here & Now
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Bollywood

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Hollywood

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Art of slowness

The Indian urbanite living life in the fast lane is now embracing the joys of taking it slow

Lost and found in Jordan

Basking in sun and sand, Jordan, even sans greenery, is a soothing sight

A great Zen master, in charge of the monastery of Mayu Kagi, owned a cat, who was the real love of his life.

To understand the Patidar, or Patel, stir in Gujarat, let us look at the background.