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30 August, 2014 4:35 PM Eminent historian Bipan Chandra passes away

NEW DELHI: Historian Bipan Chandra, whose books ripped open the innards of communalism and mapped the ebb and flow of India's freedom struggle in a novel, sweeping and cohesive framework, passed away at his Gurgaon residence on Saturday morning. He was 86. "Bipan Chandra was a central figure in defining the vision of anti-colonial history in post-independence 21

23 August, 2014 6:36 PM The Complexities Behind the Alleged Meerut Gang-Rape

Meerut: The concept of 'love-jihad' floated by Hindutva groups - of a deep-rooted Muslim conspiracy to woo Hindu girls on false pretenses - has now been adopted by the BJP in Uttar Pradesh as one of its key agendas for the state. This comes after the alleged gang-rape and conversion of a Hindu girl in Meerut which the Sangh Parivar sees as a textbook 9

9 August, 2014 6:01 PM Listless India succumb to innings defeat at Old Trafford

Take out India's historic win at Lord's and the side doesn't look much different than the one which toured England in 2011. One would have imagined that after being bowled out for 152 in the first innings, the Indian batting order would show at least an ounce of resilience, but it wasn't to be as they surrendered to England inside three days (technically 21

4 August, 2014 1:31 PM Questions of Weapons and Warnings in Past Barrage on a Shelter

Jabaliya: An examination of an Israeli barrage that put a line of at least 10 shells through a United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians here last week suggests that Israeli troops paid little heed to warnings to safeguard such sites and may have unleashed weapons inappropriate for urban areas despite rising alarm over civilian deaths 10

31 July, 2014 7:38 AM Decreased Carbon Dioxide Formed Antarctic Ice Sheet?

New York: Turning a long-held climate shift theory on its head, researchers have found that decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels during a major climate shift 34 million years ago led to initiation of Antarctic glaciation. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of the Earth's continents caused global cooling and the abrupt 20

27 July, 2014 7:04 PM English, Urdu words in NCERT’s Hindi books irk RSS’s Batra

NEW DELHI: Dinanath Batra of RSS is upset that despite his multiple successes and work as a Hindu pedagogue, NCERT has not yet changed its Hindi textbooks. What he finds objectionable in Hindi textbooks range from the use of English and Urdu words to reference to Maqbool Fida Husain and poet Avtar Singh Pash who had dabbled in Naxal politics in the early 55

20 July, 2014 1:48 AM Fault(y) Lines of Poverty

As a mother of young kids, I find myself listening to this catchy song from 'The Jungle Book' all the time, sage advice from a Bear... "Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities, forget about the trouble and the strife." Like all seemingly simple homilies, however, cracking this basic equation for India's policymakers is today the single 31

9 July, 2014 8:17 AM Budget 2014: Make education more affordable

For most typical students the budget is a non-event, with hardly any bearing on them – save the few economics students who try to analyse the budget for class. However, there is more often than not a lot of benefits for students given in the budgets. The new government has understood the requirement for quality education, and has proposed setting up of IITs and IIMs in every 38

30 June, 2014 5:33 AM PM Modi asks Indian space scientists to develop Saarc satellite

SRIHARIKOTA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to develop a satellite which will serve all the Saarc nations. Addressing Indian space scientists at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota after the successful launch of PSLV C23 rocket, the Prime Minister said the fruits of India's space missions 30