The legacy of the Kargil war, one of the toughest wars of modern military history, far tougher than Iraq and Afghanistan, has been shortchanged by India’s politics. Neelesh Misra
Homosexuality or consensual sex between two members of the same gender may have been legalised now, but among the Ho tribe of Jharkhand it has always been socially accepted, reports B Vijay Murty.
Over 30 persons, nine of them policemen, were injured in clashes with the police. The protests, which have been on since Tuesday, erupted over the death of a 22-year-old youth, Arif, who was hit by a tear-gas shell fired by the Central Reserve Police Force.
Family members and relatives of many top-ranking leaders of the banned CPI (Maoist), a Naxal outfit, are extorting large sums of money from people in north Bihar in the name of the organisation.
A refocus on rural oriented schemes, mainly the NREGS, has begun to shift the spotlight from the BSP's performance in the elections to governance in Uttar Pradesh. Umesh Raghuvanshi reports.
Hizbul Mujaheeden (HM) militants killed Ejaz Ahmed in front of his newly married wife late Thursday night. The reason: she had spurned a militant leader and got married to a smalltime businessman at Dewal Morha Bharmidhar village in Reasi district of J&K, reports Ranjit Parihar.
India is strengthening its strategic depth and presence along the Chinese border in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The purpose is to maintain vigil over the Chinese road from Lhasa to Xijiang in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Arun Joshi reports.
The former royal family of Jodhpur, known by Shyam Benegal’s film Zubeida, has plunged into the poll battle after nearly four decades. ‘Maharani’ Chandresh Kumari is contesting on a Congress ticket to test the royal family’s popularity with the masses, reports Nagendar Sharma.
Having unsuccessfully tried to end malpractices in the sale of darshan and laddu tickets and other malpractices by employees, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, which manages the Lord Venkateshwara temple, the richest Hindu shrine, has now set up a toll-free number for pilgrims to report graft by temple staff, reports Ashok Das.
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked the field directors of tiger reserves on April 22 to ensure the presence of an independent team of observers during post mortems carried out in case of tiger deaths, reports Nihi Sharma.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in the district town of Malda on the border with Bangladesh to campaign for two candidates from the Khan Chowdhury family for the Lok Sabha elections. Arindam Sarkar reports.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party has complained to the Chief Election Commissioner against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s remark that allegedly misled voters at a rally on Tuesday. Arjun Sharma reports.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi might be Numero Uno in drawing industrial investments and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee might be trying hard enough but states in southern India remain a major draw for investors. Drimi Chaudhuri reports.
Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan has expressed concern over the rising number of criminal cases in the country even as fewer people were coming forward to litigate civil issues, reports Satya Prakash.
BBC Worldwide, one of the oldest news services in the world, has planned to send 30 reporters on a special train journey to report on the lok Sabha elections to its 20-million-strong audience in India. It has already worked out the logistics with the Indian Railways.