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In-Depth | Religion, power struggles and terror outfits' opportunism: Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

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In-Depth | Religion, power struggles and terror outfits' opportunism: Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

Violence and retaliation will be the answer for now, 'not because we want to, but because we have to', says Israeli diplomat Yaakov Finkelstein, on the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict and the prospect of a peaceful resolution.

In Tarun Gogoi’s absence, ‘faceless’ Congress is hoping to beat BJP with the Mahajoth

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In Tarun Gogoi’s absence, ‘faceless’ Congress is hoping to beat BJP with the Mahajoth

Though the Congress is leveraging on Tarun Gogoi’s image as a clean leader to draw public sentiment, will sympathy votes secure a win in the Assam Assembly election 2021?

West Bengal Election 2021 | Identity politics, corruption, and nepotism: Key issues in WB polls

POLITICS

West Bengal Election 2021 | Identity politics, corruption, and nepotism: Key issues in WB polls

While West Bengal has always been a state where class not caste and development not appeasement has been the poll plank, the shift in the narrative of the two dominant parties in the fray is hard to miss.

In-Depth | The Congress G-23: A pressure group or honest well-wishers of the Grand Old Party?

POLITICS

In-Depth | The Congress G-23: A pressure group or honest well-wishers of the Grand Old Party?

Perturbed by the free fall of the Congress, a handful of party veterans have gotten together to demand an overhaul of the organisation that has suffered a series of humiliating defeats at the Lok Sabha and assembly elections since 2014.

Economic impact of bird flu outbreak on India's Rs 1.75 lakh crore poultry industry

INDIA

Economic impact of bird flu outbreak on India's Rs 1.75 lakh crore poultry industry

To understand how the bird flu outbreak in India will hurt the economy we can fall back of COVID-19 impact data. In the initial months of the outbreak of coronavirus in India, when there were speculations that the pathogen might have spread through birds, the poultry sector of the country had lost out on $1 billion.

What is Central Vista project and why has Supreme Court halted it?

INDIA

What is Central Vista project and why has Supreme Court halted it?

The new state-of-the-art Parliament building complex will be spread over 64,500 square metres; it will be located at the centre of the 'revamped' power corridor of India.

Lakshmi Vilas Bank moratorium: Here’s a list of banks previously sanctioned by the Indian government

BUSINESS

Lakshmi Vilas Bank moratorium: Here’s a list of banks previously sanctioned by the Indian government

In the last 20 years, a total of ten banks have been put under moratorium, excluding Lakshmi Vilas Bank. The latest entrants are PMC Bank and Yes Bank.

Kamala Harris has 6 million more Twitter followers than incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence, vastly greater engagement

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Kamala Harris has 6 million more Twitter followers than incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence, vastly greater engagement

With 11.8 million followers on microblogging platform Twitter, Harris has more than double the reach of Pence, who has 5.8 million followers on the social media platform.

US Election 2020 | Odds of a rerun of the 2000 Al Gore vs George Bush race if Donald Trump moves court

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US Election 2020 | Odds of a rerun of the 2000 Al Gore vs George Bush race if Donald Trump moves court

The presidential race has been tight, raising the chances of the US Supreme Court having to decide the winner of the 2020 US elections. President Donald Trump has already mentioned moving the SC to get his way.

From 1995 Saint-Michel bombings to 2015 Paris attacks: A look at the worst terror attacks in France

WORLD

From 1995 Saint-Michel bombings to 2015 Paris attacks: A look at the worst terror attacks in France

The first such attacks in France were reported in the 1990s, when a terror organisation named Armed Islamic Group started targeting the country. Some of the major terror attacks carried out by the Algeria-based terror group included the 1994 Air France flight hijack and 1995 Saint-Michel serial blasts.

From ban on electricity generators to launching green war room: Steps taken by Delhi govt to fight air pollution

INDIA

From ban on electricity generators to launching green war room: Steps taken by Delhi govt to fight air pollution

Last week, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital had launched the ‘green war room’ to aid in its battle against the smog blanket that shrouds Delhi every winter causing severe respiratory distress

Remembering Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitarist and inventor, who had multiple patents to his name

WORLD

Remembering Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitarist and inventor, who had multiple patents to his name

Eddie Lodewijk Van Halen, who is counted among the most legendary rockstars the world has known and is credited to reviving hard rock music, died of cancer at the age of 65 on October 6.

Donald Trump’s ‘FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19’ tweet goes viral with 1 million likes

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Donald Trump’s ‘FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19’ tweet goes viral with 1 million likes

Prior to this, US President Donald Trump’s most popular tweet related to the coronavirus pandemic was his message about the “Invisible China Virus”, which he had posted on July 21

CBI court hearing on Babri Masjid demolition: From LK Advani to Uma Bharti, list of persons accused in the case

INDIA

CBI court hearing on Babri Masjid demolition: From LK Advani to Uma Bharti, list of persons accused in the case

LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharti -- who were all top BJP leaders back in the 90s -- have been accused of criminal conspiracy that resulted in the demolition of the 15th century mosque Babri Masjid.

Five key accused in Babri Masjid demolition case will not appear in CBI court on September 30

INDIA

Five key accused in Babri Masjid demolition case will not appear in CBI court on September 30

Five bigwigs of the Sangh Parivar, who were accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case – LK Advani, Uma Bharti, MM Joshi, Kalyan Singh, and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das – will not be appearing in the CBI court on September 30.

Schools to reopen from September 21: Here is a list of states where classes will resume

BUSINESS

Schools to reopen from September 21: Here is a list of states where classes will resume

States like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, West bengal, Delhi, and Uttarakhand have decided to keep schools shut until further notice, while Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu and Kashmir, among other states, have allowed schools to reopen from next week

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Here's a list of US presidents who won the award

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Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Here's a list of US presidents who won the award

Four US presidents, including Barack Obama, and one vice president, have so far received the prestigious award

China says never recognised so-called Arunachal Pradesh, questions nationality of 5 missing Indians

INDIA

China says never recognised so-called Arunachal Pradesh, questions nationality of 5 missing Indians

Commenting on the Indian Army seeking details of the five missing Arunachali youth, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China never recognised ‘so-called’ Arunachal Pradesh and reiterated the claim that it is a part of China's south Tibet region

From Rajapalayam to Combai, here’s a list of Indian breed dogs that PM Modi wants you to adopt

INDIA

From Rajapalayam to Combai, here’s a list of Indian breed dogs that PM Modi wants you to adopt

To encourage prospective pet owners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminded them that dogs of local breed require minimum upkeep and are comfortable with Indian climatic conditions too.

Coronavirus pandemic | Here’s a list of states observing weekend lockdown

INDIA

Coronavirus pandemic | Here’s a list of states observing weekend lockdown

In the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Kathua and Jammu districts have announced weekend lockdown for an indefinite period. The restrictions will start from 5 pm on Fridays and end at 6 am on Mondays.

COVID-19: This 1970s drug prevents novel coronavirus from damaging lungs

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19: This 1970s drug prevents novel coronavirus from damaging lungs

Aviptadil is usually used to treat erectile dysfunction in men and Geneva-based pharma company Relief Therapeutics Holdings AG RFLB.S holds a patent for the proprietary drug formulation.

From scoring zero in first ODI to World Cup heroics, here's a close look at Dhoni's career

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From scoring zero in first ODI to World Cup heroics, here's a close look at Dhoni's career

India won the second ODI World Cup after 28 years under MS Dhoni, which remains the most striking highlight of his career

74th Independence Day | Mahatma Gandhi celebrated India’s first Independence Day in Calcutta. Here’s why

INDIA

74th Independence Day | Mahatma Gandhi celebrated India’s first Independence Day in Calcutta. Here’s why

On August 15, 1947, when most of India was feeling triumphant and rejoicing the new-found independence, Bapu was in Calcutta, trying to figure out how to stop the communal violence triggered by the partition of Bengal

Air India flight crash: Is the Calicut Airport topography to blame?

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Air India flight crash: Is the Calicut Airport topography to blame?

The Calicut International Airport is a tabletop airport, meaning, it is located atop a plateau or a hill. Such airports are prone to accidents as they usually end in a gorge, requiring pilots to be extra precautions while landing.

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