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IPL 2017 Schedule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced the schedule for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This is going to be the tenth edition of what is regarded by everybody as the finest T-20 league in the world along with the Big Bash and Caribbean Premier League. Hyderabad will host the first game on April 5 with a game between last year’s finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore (runners [...]

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a record 104 satellites in one go on Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017, on board a single rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. India’s dependable workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), set out on its 39th flight after the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board gave its approval for lift off, ISRO said. With a payload of 104 satellites, [...]

election-commision

In an attempt to prove their self-righteousness, some sections of the media do things which reek of motive and biasedness in their presentation. This is done with an aim to influence readers or audiences as much as the latter fail to see any hidden design in the publication of a news item, passed on as an issue of public interest. It is what Jagran.com, a digital arm of  Dainik Jagran, India’s largest circulated Hindi daily [...]

Capitals-of-Modern-India

Did you know that New Delhi has not always been the capital of India? India was divided into many kingdoms through the ancient and medieval times, each with its own capital. Many of these grew into trade hubs and cultural centres. Pataliputra, near Patna, was the capital of the Nanda, Mauryan and Gupta empires of yore. But eventually, the focus shifted west, especially with the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate which came to be governed [...]

Two-Wrongs-Do-not-Make-a-Right

Indian people have always been politically aware and active, and have never shied away from collectively responding to events, issues or personalities. However, there is an increasing trend of activism and attitude that should be a matter of concern to civil society. A review of public response to situations, events and actions in the near past, shows that a large section of people seem to have misplaced priorities. We pride ourselves on our rich cultural [...]

Sasikala-Gets-4-year-jail

Firecrackers, dancing and singing on the streets, sweets being distributed across the city, strangers hugging each other. No, Chennai has not come up with an unprecedented Valentine’s Day celebration but the city, today, echoes the jubilant sentiments of Tamil Nadu. The Supreme Court of India upheld the trial court’s verdict convicting CM aspirant Sasikala Natarajan in a 21-year-old disproportionate assets case. Sasikala has been ordered by the Supreme Court to surrender immediately. It is likely [...]

India--No-Country-For-Single-Women

As India accelerates into the 21st century trying to play catch up with developed nations, legacy and emerging social issues are holding back the nation from realising its full potential. One of the biggest social challenges in India today relates to general perception towards women, especially single women. The constitution states all men and women are equal by right, but in practice they are not and have never been equal. Our society evolved with the [...]

infosys-problem

Infosys is one of the best known brands in the country. The Bengaluru-based multinational provides IT services and is an outsourcing major. It is the second largest IT company in the country with a market capitalisation of about US$34.38 billion. Known for its employee-friendly environment and work ethics, Infosys has hitherto remained in the news for only the right reasons. Over the past week, however, the company has been in the grip of a crisis, [...]

Ripe-and-Ready-Avocado

The avocado fruit, native to South Central Mexico, and cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world, has over the past decade gained tremendous popularity and commercial value because of its astounding nutritional value. Often called the ‘Alligator Pear’ because of its shape (when cut into two) and colour as well as texture, avocado ranks among the top five healthiest foods of the world because of its unique qualities and high nutritional value. Unlike [...]

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Few Indians today would be aware that India contributed 2.5 million volunteer soldiers to fight for the Allies during World War II (WWII), and 1.5 million soldiers during World War I (WWI). These extremely brave soldiers came from very humble and poor backgrounds but they fought ferociously on land, at sea, and in the air. In both the wars, the British Indian Army raised the world’s largest volunteer force, a feat not known by the [...]