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Cops take custody of Ballia shootout main accused

VARANASI, Oct. 23 -- The police, on Thursday, took custody of Ballia shootout main accused, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, who was arrested for allegedly shooting dead a man in Durjanpur village of Ballia di... Read More


Karni sena leader backs Ballia MLA

VARANASI, Oct. 23 -- A functionary of Karni Sena in Uttar Pradesh (UP) said the Sena fully supported BJP MLA Surendra Singh who had kicked up a political controversy by backing the main accused in Bal... Read More


Mechanic found with throat slit in Manda

PRAYAGRAJ, Oct. 23 -- A 23-year-old automobile mechanic was murdered inside his garage at Khwab Tara village under Manda police station area late on Wednesday night. The body of the mechanic with the ... Read More


HC: Maintenance of playgrounds, parks is obligation of state govt

PRAYAGRAJ, Oct. 23 -- The Allahabad High Court has observed that maintenance of parks, playgrounds and open spaces is a statutory obligation of the state government. The court was hearing a petition ... Read More


Agri reforms: The disjunct between the right ends, wrong means

India, Oct. 22 -- The protests by the Opposition over the farm bills, and Punjab's decision to bring in a new legislative framework, brought to mind an apocryphal story. A politician was ship-wrecked,... Read More


Expand and strengthen the Indian State

India, Oct. 22 -- Over the past few decades, the public discourse regarding the role of the Indian State in the economy and society has become deeply flawed. The disillusionment with the Nehruvian di... Read More


The India moment in the $100-billion club

India, Oct. 22 -- After the announcement of its results in October, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)'s market valuation rose to $144.7 billion, pipping Accenture at $142.4 billion and IBM at $110.5 bil... Read More


The growing federal discord

India, Oct. 22 -- In India's governance scheme, both the Centre and the states derive their authority from the Constitution. A specific set of subjects, outlined in the Union and State Lists, delineat... Read More


Being a woman politician in India

India, Oct. 22 -- Madhya Pradesh (MP)'s former chief minister and Congress leader, Kamal Nath's sexist remark against state minister, Imarti Devi, merits unequivocal condemnation. It is to the credit ... Read More


With 3 Jats, two Muslims in fray, it could be anyone's game

MEERUT, Oct. 22 -- By-election on Bulandshahr Sadar constituency is likely to be a triangle contest between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the joint candidate of the R... Read More