The rise in incomes in India has nearly doubled the number of domestic refrigerators and air-conditioners in the country since 2000. This, in turn, has meant India has become one of the top producers of greenhouses gases in the world, along with the US and China.
A horse carriage flown in from England, flowers from the Netherlands, 75-foot-long fresh fruit cake, Sufi singers and fireworks – Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 75th birthday was one grand party. Photos inside
As its police superintendent in 1992, he claims he made Palamu a crime-free district. 24 years later, PK Siddharth, 69, ex-IPS officer, is back to this remote, backward district in northwest Jharkhand promising to make it unemployment-free.
The JMM’s hopes of a rich harvest in its stronghold Santhal Parganas could be dented in the assembly polls with the opposition highlighting region’s perennial water shortage to woo voters in state’s most arid region.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressing two rallies in Jharkhand’s Manika and Panki districts on Saturday alleged that power has been concentrated in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a few bureaucrats.
The Modi government has finalised the country’s first rehabilitation policy for over 1 lakh Tibetan refugees in the country, explicitly giving them access to welfare schemes and subsidies on a par with Indians. The new policy will make it quicker for Tibetan refugees to get identity documents.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has set out on a mission to resurrect the legacy of his party founder Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) whose name, the Telugu Desam Party leaders say, went obscured during the 10 years of the Congress rule in the state and at the centre.