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Coffee and discussion over Rang De Basanti in Beijing

Sometime in the middle of last month, about two dozen people gathered at a courtyard café in a Beijing Hutong or traditional alleyway on a weekend to watch a Hindi movie. Sutirtho Patranobis writes. @Hindi Heartland

DNA test on cow to settle ownership right

A court in Kollam on Wednesday settled a two-year-long legal battle between two women over the ownership of a cow after conducting a DNA test. This is perhaps the first time a DNA test on a cow was done to settle its ownership right.

Tejpal case: chargesheet with De Niro's reply filed

 The email from Hollywood actor Robert De Niro to the police, as well as the recorded conversations between the Tehelka journalist and Shoma Chaudhury, were filed as part of the supplementary charge sheet by the Goa police on Tuesday.

Modi forms panel to scrap obsolete law, rules

Two months after telling all secretaries to identify and scrap obsolete rules and regulations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday set up an expert panel to identify obsolete laws.

Aircel-Maxis deal: chargesheet for Marans today

The CBI is set to file on Thursday its charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi, among other accused persons and three firms, for the alleged abuse of official position and coercion in the takeover of telecom firm Aircel by Malaysian telecom major Maxis.

‘Independence of the judiciary is sacred and sacrosanct to us’

Amid growing impression about differences between the executive and the judiciary, Union minister of law & justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad avers that the government remains committed to an independent judiciary.

PM to visit Japan with lean 56-member team

There won’t be any minister travelling with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first bilateral visit outside the sub-continent to Japan from August 30 to September 3. Ministers would now accompany the PM on his foreign trips only when absolutely necessary.

Shift from judicial activism to restraint

The Supreme Court’s verdict refusing to issue directions to the central and state governments not to appoint tainted politicians as ministers signals a major shift from judicial activism to judicial restraint.

Sena, NCP won’t let BJP, Cong have the last word

With the assembly polls slated for October in the state, both the local parties are trying their best to wrestle a bigger piece of the vote pie from their ally partners, respectively. 

Induct only leaders with elective merit, says Shah

After their resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has become the go-to party for several leaders from other parties. In a bid to appease those within the party irked by this party president Amit Shah has asked the state BJP leaders to induct only those with elective merit.

Congress questions Modi and Rajnath, but opposition divided

Smelling an opportunity to drive a wedge in the BJP and embarrass the government, the Congress questioned the ‘alacrity’ with which the PMO had responded to media reports about the alleged misconduct of home minister Rajnath Singh’s son.

Riots trigger power struggle in western UP

Large-scale migration of Hindus and Muslims to safer zones in western Uttar Pradesh has led to a change in demographics, which may affect politics in the region.

Bullet train boost ahead of PM’s Japan trip

With days to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Japan, the tracks are being swiftly cleared for India’s bullet train project.

Once-upon-a-time don returns to Mumbai to target rich and famous

Mumbai police woke up to a rude shock in April when police officers from Mangalore raided a popular night club and arrested a key underworld point man. He worked under the cover of a bouncer and his arrest led to the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

India embassies to give states space to market goods abroad

The Centre is considering a proposal that will allow states to become ambassadors of their own products and services, which they can directly market to foreign countries.

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