For Whom The Bells Troll

New Delhi July 10  BJP leader Ram Madhav (‘Trust your leader’, IE, July 6) asks his “social media activist” friends not to waste their time on Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj since she is one of their own. He also appeals to them not to let go the…

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The Podgy Admiral

New Delhi July 9  The sociological history of the Indian Navy, often recounted over a drink, notes that when the young 18-year-old Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni was adjusting to the rigours of training in the UK in 1949, a Royal Navy instructor yelled: “Come here, you podgy little man…

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Who killed Shujaat Bukhari?

New Delhi July 7  On the evening of June 15, five police officers were engaged in an animated discussion in a heavily wood-panelled room on the second floor of the U-shaped District Police Line in Srinagar. The meeting, chaired by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank officer of…

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How waste management is helping Vietnamese women earn a living

Hoi An (Vietnam), July 6 With over 20 million tourists visiting per year, this port city — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — produces approximately 27,000 tonnes of urban waste per year.

Most of the solid waste here, the country’s first “eco-city” — known for its pagodas, temples, ancient wells…

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Post summer recess, SC to hear Ayodhya, Aadhaar, AAP-Centre tussle

New Delhi, July 5  As the Supreme Court resumes work on Monday after 43 days of summer recess, all eyes are on its hearing on Ayodhya title dispute, the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and power tussle between the Delhi and Central governments.

The Ayodhya issue assumes added significance as it…

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