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For once, I forgot that I’m disabled: Deepa Malik

Call her a specially-abled athlete who became India’s first woman to win a Paralympic medal last week, or a 45-year-old mother of two with extraordinary grit and determination, but Deepa Malik

20 Sep 2016 6:19 AM

‘Let farmers from both states decide’

Dr A Ravindra, chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development, Bengaluru, says in an interview to B.R.

20 Sep 2016 12:12 AM

‘People have had enough of the BSP and SP... they want change’

The battle for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections has begun. In the gruelling heat and dust of the election campaign, new UP Congress chief Raj Babbar speaks to Ashhar Khan from Balrampur during his yatra about his ideas, challenges and how to revive a number four party in Uttar Pradesh.

19 Sep 2016 4:21 AM

‘This is a jumla sarkar, which is out to steal from the common man...’

The RSS vs Rahul Gandhi fight is out in the open with the case all set to go to trial.

11 Sep 2016 1:05 AM

Didi smiles, Akhilesh sulks

LADY LUCK BY DIDI’S SIDE

05 Sep 2016 5:34 AM

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‘It’s a phase of closer ties with the US without any secret strings attached’

Lalit Mansingh, former Indian foreign secretary and ambassador to the United States, talks about the importance of US secretary of state John Kerry’s visit to New Delhi. In an interview with Sridhar Kumaraswami, he explains what the visit means for India in pursuit of its strategic goals.

04 Sep 2016 6:24 AM

‘Poor women are exploited in the name of surrogacy... It must end’

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016, cleared by the Union Cabinet, has been criticised by doctors and gay rights activists as “anti-liberal”. DR Soumya Swaminathan, director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, who had an important role in drafting the bill, in a candid talk with Teena Thacker justifies the new legislation citing how it will end exploitation of poor and vulnerable, and will actually help needy infertile Indian couples.

28 Aug 2016 1:26 AM

We don’t have adequate political will, says Kailash Satyarthi

Sanjay Basak: Tell us about your journey as a relentless crusader of child rights. What do you think about the present child labour law

22 Aug 2016 1:25 AM

‘Redrawing boundaries would open Pandora’s Box’

Ashley J. Tellis was in India to give a series of talks.

18 Aug 2016 4:04 PM

‘There is accumulated anger in Kashmir... Delhi failed to deliver’

Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, 4-time lawmaker and credible face of Left politics in predominantly Muslim Jammu and Kashmir. He is also the State Secretary of CPIM

14 Aug 2016 1:34 AM

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‘After GST, states must have the right to charge surcharge or cess’

Sitaram Yechury, general secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist) says that the GST Amendment Bill is only the first step in the implementation of GST.

07 Aug 2016 1:02 AM

‘Amendment to child labour bill is regressive. There are major flaws.’

Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel laureate and child rights campaigner for over three decades, criticises the newly amended child labour bill that permits children to be confined to work inste

31 Jul 2016 4:54 AM

Uttar Pradesh wants change, growth, and BJP will provide both: Udit Raj

Udit Raj, BJP MP and national chairman of the All-India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, admitted that he has been flooded with calls from across the country over the Una inciden

24 Jul 2016 7:32 AM

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

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.

19 Jul 2016 6:20 AM

‘SP, BSP stand exposed... We will form the government in Uttar Pradesh’

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, minority affairs minister, was recently promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who gave him independent charge of the ministry.

17 Jul 2016 1:35 AM

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Charms of a serial poll winner

BIRTHDAY IN ABSENTIA

11 Jul 2016 5:35 AM

Bangladesh is caught between Bengali and Muslim identities: Veena Sikri

Veena Sikri, a former Indian high commissioner in Dhaka well-known for her expertise and body of work on Bangladeshi affairs, is shocked at the Dhaka carnage. She spoke to Sanjib KR Baruah on the recent terrorist attacks in Bangladesh.

10 Jul 2016 1:34 AM

‘Salman’s rape remark is condemnable, callous’

Lalitha Kumaramangalam, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, spoke exclusively with Teena Thacker, clearing the air on the NCW's notice to Salman Khan fo

05 Jul 2016 2:57 AM

‘Tejas’ is the best example of the catchphrase ‘Made in India’

Dr S. Christopher, secretary, department of defence R&D, MoD, New Delhi, says that homegrown fighter jet “Tejas” is not only combat-ready, but future-ready.

03 Jul 2016 6:56 AM

‘I don’t see any serious threat to Indian currency from Brexit’

In an interview to Pawan S.

26 Jun 2016 4:32 AM

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