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Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Press Predators

Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Press Predators

July 7, 2021

In its report Free Press Predators, RSF has listed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 26 other leaders from around the world that have stifled free press in their countries. The Paris-based global press freedom organization says Modi has been a ‘predator since takin...

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Pench: chasing fleeting wildlife wonders

Pench: chasing fleeting wildlife wonders

December 10, 2018

Unperturbed nature, wild animals, unique flora, get ready for a safari in the Pench National Park.

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Portraits from Pushkar

Portraits from Pushkar

December 1, 2018

We witnessed the charm of the countryside, the people and their lifestyle, and made some portraits providing a complete backdrop of their brightly coloured saris, odhnis (strip of cloth); their everyday ornaments; some aged and painted faces in the crowd; men in equally colourful...

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The nuances that make the City of Joy

The nuances that make the City of Joy

January 31, 2018

As we set foot in Kolkata, we realised there was so much to see in the ‘city of joy’; after all, it is not by chance that the city got the moniker, it earned it.

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National anthem made mandatory before film screenings in India

National anthem made mandatory before film screenings in India

December 2, 2016

In a bid to inject a nationalistic fervour among the citizens of India, the Supreme Court has instructed all cinema hall operators in the country to play the Indian national anthem before screening films.

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Eco-friendly Diwali this year

Eco-friendly Diwali this year

October 27, 2016

As Diwali, the festival of lights, is nearing, people in India are enjoying the festive season but this time with an eco-friendly approach

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Is New Delhi India’s stalking capital?

Is New Delhi India’s stalking capital?

October 10, 2016

New Delhi has been witnessing a lot of chaos in regard of stalking and rapes in the recent years. The number of stalking cases in the Indian capital have increased from 542 in 2014 to 1,128 in 2015 and the numbers have already reached to 670 this year until September, according t...

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Indian Government mooting skill development programme in prisons

Indian Government mooting skill development programme in prisons

September 30, 2016

The Government of India is considering the introduction of skill development programmes as part of its prison reform agenda.

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Baba Ramdev announces special jeans for India

Baba Ramdev announces special jeans for India

September 16, 2016

Indian yogi and entrepreneur speaks about plans to launch a brand of jeans as Patanjali expands its avenues of businesses.

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India bans some selfies during Independence Day week

India bans some selfies during Independence Day week

August 11, 2016

A selfie ban order was issued by the Tourism Ministry on Wednesday as part of security measures being implemented for the Independence Day celebrations.

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Goods and Services Tax bill in India gets a go-ahead

Goods and Services Tax bill in India gets a go-ahead

August 10, 2016

Ever since the first proposal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in India in 2005, there has been a lot of delay and amendments. But after years of revisions, after the Bill was passed by Indian Parliament, it finally gives way to make all transactions liable to a unified t...

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Anil Kumble to coach the National Indian Cricket team

Anil Kumble to coach the National Indian Cricket team

June 24, 2016

Former India cricket team captain Anil Kumble was selected as India’s head coach by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on June 22, 2016, for the next 12 months.

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