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World tiger count rises for first time in 100 years

For the first time in a 100 years, there has been an increase in the global population of wild tigers with the number revised to 3,890 in 2016 as compared to about 3,200 six years ago, as per the WWF

Delhi University to rectify grading under CBCS


The University of Delhi has decided to rectify the grading pattern under the choice-based credit scheme (CBCS), which was implemented a year ago.

China snub over Azhar to figure in Beijing talks

Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar (Photo: AFP)

India is likely to raise the issue of China blocking its move to get Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad’s chief Masood Azhar designated an international terrorist in the United Nations at

Tremors spark panic, hit Delhi Metro services

Panic gripped Delhiites on Sunday as tremors from an earthquake that hit the Hindukush region of Afghanistan prompted people to rush out of their homes, while Metro services were also briefly affected

Nitish Kumar takes over as new JD-U chief

Nitish Kumar newly elected JD(U) National president being greeted by Sharad Yadav in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Aims to challenge BJP in UP in 2017 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls

20 per cent success rate in Delhi in tracing hoax calls

The Delhi police has failed to trace any of the hoax calls generated through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services and has success rate of mere 20 per cent in tracing hoax callers.

Kollam temple fire: Dark Sunday in ‘God’s Own Country’


A view of the damaged temple complex after a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in Paravoor, north of Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala. (Photo: PTI)

Congress spreads message of small, healthy family

For the past 10 days, Congress activists have been conducting an unique programme in all the 106 resettlement colonies of Kirari by distributing condoms, soaps and leaflets detailing advantages of a s

Nitish Kumar elevation bad omen for Congress?

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s elevation as the president of the Janata Dal (U) may not be a good omen for the Congress party that is trying to regain lost ground in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh

Whatever promised needs to be done: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

In a classic case of digital empowerment and how celebrities are getting responsive to people’s concerns, Indian T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday assured that he would take up the matter of

In a move smacking of breathtaking insensitivity, the Haryana government chose the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti to announce that Gurgaon would henceforth be known as Gurugram.

There is a belief amongst members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that high voter turnout in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in Assam will go in their favour on May 19, the day of counti