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Drought is man-made: Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh, known as the ‘Waterman of India’, has visited drought-hit Latur several times this year.

04 May 2016 11:16 PM

‘In the absence of work, we’ll have to beg or join the flesh trade’

Eight years after the Congress-NCP state government took a moral stand and banned dance bars in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court, in 2013, ruled against the ban and ordered that they be reopened.

01 May 2016 4:14 AM

‘BJP, RSS have accepted Ambedkar only physically, not ideologically’

Lately, a growing number of political parties have been vying with each other to be seen ideologically aligned with Babasaheb Ambedkar, especially around his 125th birth anniversary.

20 Apr 2016 3:08 AM

‘Decision to go with BJP was dictated by realities thrown up by 2014 polls’

Syed Naeem Akhtar Andrabi, Jammu and Kashmir minister for education and chief spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, tells Yusuf Jameel that the clash between

17 Apr 2016 7:07 AM

‘A natak is going on as the BJP does not want Didi to lose Bengal election’

Surjya Kanta Mishra was elected Communist Party of India (Marxist) state secretary in March 2015 when, after suffering back-to-back electoral debacles, the party was in total disarray

10 Apr 2016 12:52 AM

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This award is special... it is for a film that I lived with for so many years: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have won National Awards in various categories before, but this is the first time Mr Bhansali has won the National Award for Best Director for his magnum

03 Apr 2016 7:01 AM

‘The AAP in Punjab is more hype than substance’

Amarinder Singh, the former chief minister of Punjab and state Congress president, wants a drug-free and debt-free state. In an interview to Tanveer Thakur, Capt. Singh explains why political parties are already in election mode though the Assembly elections are 11 months away.

27 Mar 2016 7:31 AM

‘When politics decides your future, decide what your politics is’

Aparajitha Raja, president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University unit of All-India Students Federation, tells Sanjay Kaw that fascist forces are hell-bent on portray

16 Mar 2016 7:17 AM

‘Govt swears by the Constitution. Why then is it perpetrating violence ’

Soni Sori, a human rights activist from Bastar, Chhattisgarh, and Aam Aadmi Party leader, talks about the recent attack on her, her fight against Bastar IGP S.R.P. Kalluri, police and Naxal violence and the state of tribals, in an interview with Ishaan Mital.

13 Mar 2016 1:09 AM

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‘Admit that you made the draft. Don’t hide behind the MHA & IB.’

G.K. Pillai, former home secretary, minces no words on former home minister P.

06 Mar 2016 12:40 AM

Students must be released as they’ve been arrested without any evidence: Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan, senior SC lawyer and a human rights activist, says that the attempts to portray JNU students as anti-nationals is part of a larger conspiracy by a section of the BJP and the RSS to s

28 Feb 2016 6:38 AM

‘The BJP wants to consolidate Hindu vote bank... to divide, create, rupture’

Sitaram Yechury was the students’ union president of JNU in 1977-78. Now he’s the Marxist chief, lashing out at the Narendra Modi government and its attempt to whip up nationalism like ‘Hitler and Mussolini’. The CPI(M) general-secretary speaks to Sanjay Basak and Namrata Biji Ahuja on the government crackdown on JNU.

20 Feb 2016 11:53 PM

‘Dalits face Rohith’s ordeals daily... It’s a pity we have no Lincoln’

Udit Raj, Bharatiya Janata Party MP and dalit leader, firm in his belief that untouchability against dalits is all-pervasive, says that Rohith Vemula’s suicide could have been pre

31 Jan 2016 3:39 AM

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‘Fixing of the Antagarh byelection was a pilot project of the BJP’

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) president Bhupesh Baghel sees the alleged fixing of the Antagarh byelection as a “pilot project” conceived by the ruling Bharatiya J

24 Jan 2016 6:25 AM

‘The NIA must probe the link of politicians with drug smugglers’

The two terror attacks in Punjab in the last six months have raised concerns about Pakistan-based terrorists using the drug smuggling network. Shashi Kant, former ADGP (intelligence), Punjab speaks with Tanveer Thakur about the nexus between cross-border drug smugglers and politicians.

17 Jan 2016 5:45 AM

‘We must destroy terror network in Pakistan through covert operations’

With the Pathankot terror strike once again rattling the country, Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), former commander of the pivotal Srinagar-based 15 Corps, tells Sridhar Kumaraswami why the situation could have been much worse and some lessons India needs to learn

10 Jan 2016 1:14 AM

‘...govt knew things could go wrong’

In the wake of the flood that rocked Chennai, urban planning, or the lack of it, is being pinpointed as one of the main culprits. N.V.

13 Dec 2015 6:17 AM

‘SAD has a phobia of the Congress’

While stating that the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine has lost control, Capt.

07 Dec 2015 6:34 AM

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