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Overworked, underpaid, abused: The world of India's domestic workers
In the decade after liberalisation, there was a nearly 120 per cent rise in the number of domestic workers in India, says author Tripti Lahiri in her recently released book, Maid In India. Women constitute over two-thirds of the workforce in this unorganised sector. They usually come from backward ... read more

No tie up with JD-U: Sushil Modi
New Delhi, July 13 - Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday ruled out any tie-up with the JD-U in Bihar even if it snaps ties with the RJD, whose leader Lalu Prasad and his kin are facing corruption allegations. Modi also said that nothing much should be read into the issue-based friendsh ... read more

Diabetes epidemic shifting to urban poor: Noted diabetologist Dr Mohan
Diabetes, once a disease of the affluent, is now rampant among the urban poor too and preventive measures and free screening services are urgently required to control its impact. This is the recommendation of pioneering diabetologist Dr. V. Mohan, one of the authors of a 15-state study on diabetes ... read more

Never looked at my father as a star: Akshaye Khanna
Mumbai, June 30 - He took a pause before he could talk about his late father -- the once enigmatic screen icon Vinod Khanna -- but Akshaye Khanna realises it's still too early for him to open up about his memories. Choking up a bit after the mention of Vinod Khanna, who breathed his last on April ... read more

Never looked at my father as a star: Akshaye Khanna
Mumbai, June 30 - He took a pause before he could talk about his late father -- the once enigmatic screen icon Vinod Khanna -- but Akshaye Khanna realises it's still too early for him to open up about his memories. Choking up a bit after the mention of Vinod Khanna, who breathed his last on April ... read more

Never looked at my father as a star: Akshaye Khanna
Mumbai, June 30 - He took a pause before he could talk about his late father -- the once enigmatic screen icon Vinod Khanna -- but Akshaye Khanna realises it's still too early for him to open up about his memories. Choking up a bit after the mention of Vinod Khanna, who breathed his last on April ... read more

Never looked at my father as a star: Akshaye Khanna
Mumbai, June 30 - He took a pause before he could talk about his late father -- the once enigmatic screen icon Vinod Khanna -- but Akshaye Khanna realises it's still too early for him to open up about his memories. Choking up a bit after the mention of Vinod Khanna, who breathed his last on April ... read more

Never looked at my father as a star: Akshaye Khanna
Mumbai, June 30 - He took a pause before he could talk about his late father -- the once enigmatic screen icon Vinod Khanna -- but Akshaye Khanna realises it's still too early for him to open up about his memories. Choking up a bit after the mention of Vinod Khanna, who breathed his last on April ... read more

Never looked at my father as a star: Akshaye Khanna
Mumbai, June 30 - He took a pause before he could talk about his late father -- the once enigmatic screen icon Vinod Khanna -- but Akshaye Khanna realises it's still too early for him to open up about his memories. Choking up a bit after the mention of Vinod Khanna, who breathed his last on April ... read more

India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief
Moscow, June 26 - Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission - chief M R Srinivasan. For a large nuclear power capacity to b ... read more

My five decades in films went by in moments: Dharmendra
New Delhi, June 23 - He is known as Bollywood's 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana', but for long he was also seen as the macho hero of silver screen. Veteran actor Dharmendra says he feels he completed over five decades in showbiz in moments, and now wonders how it went by so soon. 'Ek lamba safar lamhun mei ... read more

For women, criticism is directly proportional to success: Actress Kalki Koechlin
Kolkata, June 21 - Fresh-faced and spontaneous, Kalki Koechlin is known for bringing a certain degree of panache to the roles she portrays, unconventional as they are. Born to French parents, the Indian actress says the more successful you are the more criticism you face. The amount of criticism y ... read more

'Sanitation workers clean our cities, but are denied even minimum wage'
After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled in April 2017 that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation -, India's richest municipal corporation. These contract workers, who sweep streets, collect garbage and clean sewers, were not en ... read more

Loan waiver is not a permanent solution: BJP farmers' cell chief
New Delhi, June 18 - Loan waiver is not a permanent solution for the problems faced by farmers, feels the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party's farmers' cell, Virendra Singh Mast, who says only a fair price for their produce can mitigate the situation. He is also of the view that the M.S. Swaminat ... read more

'No end to climate action even if US withdraws'
New Delhi, June 1 - President Donald Trump on Thursday is set to clear the air on whether the US would withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries, including India. Climate experts, citing multiple reports, say most likely Trump is poised to withdraw from the ... read more

'No end to climate action even if US withdraws'
New Delhi, June 1 - President Donald Trump on Thursday is set to clear the air on whether the US would withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries, including India. Climate experts, citing multiple reports, say most likely Trump is poised to withdraw from the ... read more

'No end to climate action even if US withdraws'
New Delhi, June 1 - President Donald Trump on Thursday is set to clear the air on whether the US would withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries, including India. Climate experts, citing multiple reports, say most likely Trump is poised to withdraw from the ... read more

'No end to climate action even if US withdraws'
New Delhi, June 1 - President Donald Trump on Thursday is set to clear the air on whether the US would withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries, including India. Climate experts, citing multiple reports, say most likely Trump is poised to withdraw from the ... read more

'No end to climate action even if US withdraws'
New Delhi, June 1 - President Donald Trump on Thursday is set to clear the air on whether the US would withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries, including India. Climate experts, citing multiple reports, say most likely Trump is poised to withdraw from the ... read more

'No end to climate action even if US withdraws'
New Delhi, June 1 - President Donald Trump on Thursday is set to clear the air on whether the US would withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries, including India. Climate experts, citing multiple reports, say most likely Trump is poised to withdraw from the ... read more

My second innings is about doing what gives satisfaction: Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi, May 20 - It has been four years since Sachin Tendulkar retired from competitive cricket, but the game is so ingrained in his head that he only talks of his life and work in terms of innings. In his second innings, the master blaster says, he is focussed on doing whatever gives him satisf ... read more

Don't want the world of 'Baahubali' to end: Rajamouli
Chennai, May 18 - He's the man of the moment in Indian cinema. Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli, basking in the phenomenal success of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, believes the world of Baahubali goes beyond films and there is so much more to explore. So, he doesn't want it to end. As the blockbuster film f ... read more

It's racist, ignorant: Deepika Padukone on being called Priyanka
New Delhi, May 5 - Actress Deepika Padukone, who has been mistaken for Priyanka Chopra by the foreign media in the US multiple times, says it's racist and ignorant for people to assume that people with similar skin tones are the same. A video doing the rounds on social media shows a foreign papara ... read more

Cinema has made me stronger: Shruti Haasan
Chennai, Feb 22 - The glitz and glamour of cinema can change a person, but not the multifaceted Shruti Haasan, who believes it has only made her stronger. She says she is still the same person who enjoys doing what she likes and remains accessible to her friends. Shruti sees cinema as more than ju ... read more

New Chancellor has great plans for Nalanda University
Pune, Jan 30 - Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar, the new Chancellor of Nalanda University, plans to explore collaboration with ancient abodes of learning, especially in Asia, as he prepares to take charge next month. Nalanda was a renowned place of learning and it was amazing how such universities of great ... read more

Congress against full statehood if Delhi loses national capital status: Ajay Maken
New Delhi, Dec 29 - The Congress has said it is opposed to full statehood to Delhi if it were to lose the status of national capital and that its pros and cons need to be explained to the people of the national capital. The pros and cons of full statehood should be explained to the people of Delhi ... read more

Congress against full statehood if Delhi loses national capital status: Ajay Maken
New Delhi, Dec 29 - The Congress has said it is opposed to full statehood to Delhi if it were to lose the status of national capital and that its pros and cons need to be explained to the people of the national capital. The pros and cons of full statehood should be explained to the people of Delhi ... read more

Congress against full statehood if Delhi loses national capital status: Ajay Maken
New Delhi, Dec 29 - The Congress has said it is opposed to full statehood to Delhi if it were to lose the status of national capital and that its pros and cons need to be explained to the people of the national capital. The pros and cons of full statehood should be explained to the people of Delhi ... read more

Congress against full statehood if Delhi loses national capital status: Ajay Maken
New Delhi, Dec 29 - The Congress has said it is opposed to full statehood to Delhi if it were to lose the status of national capital and that its pros and cons need to be explained to the people of the national capital. The pros and cons of full statehood should be explained to the people of Delhi ... read more

Congress against full statehood if Delhi loses national capital status: Ajay Maken
New Delhi, Dec 29 - The Congress has said it is opposed to full statehood to Delhi if it were to lose the status of national capital and that its pros and cons need to be explained to the people of the national capital. The pros and cons of full statehood should be explained to the people of Delhi ... read more

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