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Ruminations on a maverick’s career

Mani Shankar Aiyar's autobiography is long-winded at first, but becomes a gripping narrative with valuable insights into Pakistan and India's foreign service

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar(Photo: Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 10:21 PM IST

MCD’s checkers threaten strike as mosquito breeding on the rise in Delhi

The union seeks payment of pending salaries, regularisation of their services, and other benefits as permanent municipal employees

The public health department uses domestic breeding checkers to detect mosquito breeding sites, control mosquitos with larvicide and fogging, and raise public awareness about vector-borne diseases. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 10:36 PM IST

Has Starbucks 'banned' Pride celebrations at its US stores? Firm denies

Discover the controversy surrounding Starbucks as reports emerge of the company banning Pride decorations in some stores.

Starbucks facing legal charges against the alleged Pride Month decoration ban. (Reuters/representative)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 12:24 PM IST

Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti moves SC, opposes same-sex marriage

Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti submitted that like some of the Western countries we cannot just follow the same-sex relationship in our Indian Society.

The top court is dealing with various petitions seeking recognition for same-sex marriages under statutory provisions of various enactments such as the Special Marriage Act, the Foreign Marriage Act, the Hindu Marriage Act, and others. (File)
Published on Apr 17, 2023 07:22 PM IST

Strengthening the federal set-up

A row over protocol in Telangana shows how the federal structure is under stress. Resolving it will need accommodation from all sides

On the policy front, the Centre’s flagship welfare programmes — which the BJP has used effectively in generating electoral advantage and nurturing a constituency of labharthis — are tightly controlled by the Union and often sit in the state’s or concurrent domain (such as health). (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 07:22 PM IST
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