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Asian Games 2018 medallist Harish Kumar continues to sell tea, still bereft of govt bounties

Indian sports contingent made the country proud after it clinched 69 medals at the prestigious Asian Games 2018. There are only a few numbers of sportsmen in India, who are provided with the proper facilities throughout their training periods. We are quite aware of some struggle stories and they have quite inspired us all. Meanwhile, there is another story which is still searching for a happy ending. Harish Kumar, winner […]

Events leading up to decriminalising of Section 377: Chronology

Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised part of Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex. The constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. The bench said that the part of Section 377 dealing with homosexuality is violative of the right to equality and the right to live with dignity. But the battle has not been […]

TRS rally: KCR says decision on early Telangana polls 'in coming days', state shouldn't be slaves to Delhi parties

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday appealed to the people of the state to not become slaves of Delhi-based parties, urging them to emulate Tamil Nadu for their self-respect. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief gave the call at a massive public meeting held on the outskirts of Hyderabad, in Ranga Reddy district’s Kongara Kalan, amid talks of early polls in the state. Promising to take Telangana forward […]

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to take oath as Chief Justice of India on October 3

Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to be the next Chief Justice of India. Gogoi will take oath on October 3. Incumbent Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra, who is set to retire on October 2, has recommended his name to the government for the post. According to convention, the senior-most judge is eligible to be the Chief Justice of India. Gogoi is expected to retire on November 17 as […]

Row Over Paint Job At Malaysia Temple Complex, Popular With Indians

A famed Malaysian Hindu temple complex has had its steps painted in a dazzling array of colours, sparking excitement from some visitors but angering officials who oversee heritage sites. The Batu Caves complex, a series of caverns set in a limestone hill on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, is popular with devotees from Malaysia’s ethnic Indian minority and tourists, with a regular stream of people clambering up the 272 steps […]

"The Night of Broken Glass" review: Riveting stories on violence in Kashmir

In October of 1947, the Maharaja of Kashmir, whose forces had been defeated by an angry Pashtun militia, had no choice but to turn to India for help. India, who had become her own country but a few months ago, accepted, but only under the condition that the Maharaja accedes to India. And thus, Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India. This (and two more paragraphs from my standard […]

Some Interesting Facts About Andhra Pradesh Will Surprise You

One of the most beautiful states, Andhra Pradesh is a popular tourist destination today. People from all over the world throng to its attractions in millions every year. From historical places to natural sites, one can find everything within its boundaries. Here is Some Interesting Facts About Andhra Pradesh: Designed The Indian National Flag:   Did you ever wonder about the origin of the India national flag? If yes, then let […]

Chandrayaan-I data confirms presence of ice on Moon

Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by India 10 years ago, NASA said on Tuesday. With enough ice sitting at the surface — within the top few millimetres — water would possibly be accessible as a resource for future expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon, and potentially […]

Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins India's first gold at Asian Games 2018

Wrestler Bajrang Punia won India’s first gold medal the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday. Bajrang defeated Japan’s Takatani Daichi 11-8 in the men’s 65 kg freestyle final to grab the yellow metal. This is Bajrang’s first gold medal at Asian Games, he had earlier won silver in 2014. An in-form Bajrang won his maiden Asian Games gold in the 65kg category but a ‘rusty’ Sushil lost his last chance to […]

The two kinds of religions

Sometime ago, when I was speaking to a group of people at Nashville, US, I was telling them a joke and I referred to God as “Him”. Immediately a few women stood up and asked, “Do you believe God is a man?” I said, “I am just telling you a joke.” They said, “It doesn’t matter, do you believe God is a man because you refer to God as Him?” […]