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Islands calling: Pattaya-type hotspots in India soon?

After pushing for “Make in India” to give manufacturing a boost, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have set his sights on capturing international tourists’ fascination for islands.

J&K Opposition parties to meet PM Modi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

As curfew and violence continues unabated in the Kashmir Valley, a delegation of Opposition parties from Jammu and Kashm-ir, led by former state chief minister Omar Abdullah, will meet Prime Minister

‘Merger to take away railways autonomy’

K.V. Thomas

As the Modi government aims to merge the Rail Budget with the Union Budget, public accounts committee (PAC) chairman K.V.

House panel calls for all-crop insurance

While the Narendra Modi-led NDA government claims to have introduced the “best” crop insurance scheme in the form of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PM Crop Insurance Scheme), a parliamentary panel i

Mayawati launches power campaign

BSP supremo Mayawati. (Photo: PTI)

With the ruling Samaj-wadi Party embroiled in a family feud, BSP supremo Mayawati is all set to launch her campaign to wrest power in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Government idea of buffer stock backfires

The government’s move to create a buffer stock of onions appears to have blown up in its face.

Railways plan big shakeup of officer cadre

After redesignating Railway Board members on functional lines, the railway ministry is now planning to seek Cabinet approval soon for its next big reform: of merging about 10 different cadres into jus

MPs move bills to teach Gita, save cow

From making learning of Gita at schools mandatory to rule for “working elephants”, Lok Sabha MPs on Friday went on a legislative overdrive to move motions to adopt over 100 private member bills in the

Railways, Tata-led panel clash on roadmap

The move to transform the Indian Railways has apparently hit a roadblock.

My book shouldn’t be seen as attacking Mrs Gandhi: Margaret Alva

Margaret Alva (Photo: G.N. Jha)

After over four decades of an active political career and lately having been a governor, Margaret Alva in her autobiography — Courage & Commitment — sheds light on key events of India’s post-Independence history, from the imposition of Emergency and rise of Sanjay Gandhi to lack of trust between former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

In an interview to Manish Anand, Ms Alva recalls the working style of Sanjay Gandhi that harmed the Congress, and says that outside interference led to the undoing of the UPA-2 government led by Dr Manmohan Singh.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is riding its old hobby horse again.

Harud is a film directed by Aamir Bashir.