In 1879, an Australian expert’s report sent at least 50 British and Indian companies to the Pandalur-Devala region of the Nilgiris and sparked a frenzied gold mining rush that eventually destroyed the local coffee industry.
Repatriating the dead militants to their home countries is a sensitive issue for governments involved, wary of acknowledging how many of their citizens left to fight as jihadists in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
“The party’s stand is clear…The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” said the BJP president, also addressing election reform, reservations, GST and cow protection.
The environment tribunal bench granted relief to the DDA after it was argued that if the stay order on construction was not lifted then it would cause great loss to the public exchequer.
The silence that Raza must have experienced in his childhood, growing up in Babaria village in Madhya Pradesh, is what suffused his works later on.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that these two reforms combined will “certainly lead to greater compliance, greater digitisation,” adding that “expansion of the tax base of direct and indirect taxes is already visible.”
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Modern-day scientists are investigating moths’ behaviours to glean insights about improving some aspects of human life.
Neonicotinoids, popularly called neonics, came on the scene when other pesticides no longer deterred pests but instead poisoned vertebrates.
In an interview to The Wire, the stand-up comedian discussed her love of comedy, the sorry state of sex education in India and her stance on period leave.
Humans have created eight billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s. The discarded mass now floods landfills, pollutes oceans and threatens ecosystems, according to a new global analysis.
Due to rising sea levels, low-lying island nations are in immediate danger. If drastic measures are taken, this disastrous trend can be transformed into an opportunity for sustainable development.
The Todas of Bikkapathimund village in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu collect honey in the gentlest of ways.
Institutional loan waivers and debt swapping can be effective only if they are supported by other measures that prevent farmers from falling back into debt.
The Trustees of the prestigious magazine should make it clear that they will back the Editor no matter what
More than 4,000 children have been killed or injured by all sides of the conflict.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was informed by the additional solicitor general that the process to bring in a DNA Profiling Bill has been initiated.
The Left spent its energies diagnosing the ills of globalisation. Then why does a regressive Right get to reap the benefits of its waning popularity?
Police has registered a case against the management of the centre for alleged negligence as the shelter had filled with slush due to heavy rains.
The incident occurred after the army personnel, who were dressed in civilian clothing, were denied to pass a barricade point set up by the police.
Qandeel Baloch’s challenging time in the limelight and her tribulations leading to an unfortunate death paint a damning picture of patriarchy.
A lingering question is whether the governor was correct to invoke the power of the assembly to settle a dispute within a party even when there was no question of a constitutional crisis.
While the NHAI officials have denied any knowledge of the money found in media kits, the incident is being viewed as BJP’s attempt to unethically influence the political narrative in the state.
N. Ram’s new book sees mounting graft as an outgrowth of economic liberalisation. But the fact that controlled economies produced some of the most corrupt societies the world has known should give us pause to think.
Vinod Dua discusses the adverse effect of demonetisation on India’s GDP and the labour market, and how public spending on education has been steadily declining.
The economic wing of the Sangh parivar has been an important voice in raising concerns over how India’s Goods and Services Tax will hurt the informal economy.
From the late 1950s, Vaali had a storied career in Tamil cinema and politics, both of which he helped shape through his lyrics.
During the late 1800s, Kolkata (then Calcutta) was a migrant hub. Among the Chinese, Greeks, Burmese, Armenians and Parsis were the Baghdadi Jews. This unique community is striving to keep its culture alive and food is playing a major role.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
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In conversation with the Padma Shri awardee and chief proponent of Zero Budget Natural Farming on his methods, the agrarian crisis, cow vigilantism and more.
If India wants to play the larger game of countervailing Chinese power, it must confront Beijing’s moves to narrow its strategic space in the neighbourhood.
DMK chief M.K. Stalin said a CBI probe would throw light on bribes allegedly received by people with vested interests and related tax evasion.
Three Israelis were stabbed to death in the West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors in the Old City.
There is, however, no suggestion that the lawyer is an employee of the Russian government or intelligence services.
While not a surprise, Sean Spicer’s departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes in President Trump’s media and legal teams.
Poland’s upper house of parliament approved a Supreme Court overhaul, defying the EU and protesters who say the legislation would undermine democratic checks and balances.
The court is expected to make a decision in a week or two, with analysts split on whether it will dismiss Sharif or recommend a fresh investigation.
This week: The sexist origins of vegetarian Bengali cuisine, bakers in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war and finding a home in tea.
The Washington Post reported Sergei Kislyak was overheard by US spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed the Trump campaign with Jeff Sessions.