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  • Full text: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Full text: Congress manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections March 26, 2014

    The Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto titled 'Your voice, our pledge' for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The document, which the Congress called the lengthiest manifesto, focuses on inclusive growth, agriculture, education and health. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said the manifesto reflected the voice of the people. Following...
  • From 1951 to Telangana: 63 years of reorganisation of Indian states in 38 seconds February 21, 2014

    A look at the political map of India over the last six decades years would give an appearance of it being in a constant state of flux. It isn't only that the state boundaries have been redrawn over and over again but India's international borders have also extended (Goa, Sikkim,...
  • Somnath Bharti's raid a disservice to women's rights: Full text of women groups' letter to Arvind Kejriwal January 22, 2014

    Women groups have written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Law Minister Somnath Bharti saying that the Khirki area incident is against the rights of all women in general. "Such targeting goes against the sense of security and human rights of all women in general, and of single and...
  • Want to contest 2014 Lok Sabha polls for AAP? Fill this form December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Riding high on its success in the recent Delhi assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party is gearing up for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In what possibly could be a gamechanger, the party is directly inviting interested individuals to apply to be an AAP candidate in the elections....
  • Full text: US Attorney Preet Bharara's statement on Devyani's arrest December 19, 2013

    US Attorney prosecuting the Devyani Khobragade case, Preet Bharara, has denied claims that she was mistreated. In a statement issued, he has said that she was not arrested in public and that she was not handcuffed. Bharara said that Devyani was accorded courtesies that are generally not given to most...
  • Full text: PM's remarks at Congress Parliamentary Party meet December 18, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the Congress has never made promises that cannot be fulfilled. The Prime Minister said that the party has set the agenda for the next 20 years and has addressed complex issues. Here's the full text of the Prime Minister's statement at the...
  • AarushiHemraj murder case: Full text of CBI court judgment convicting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar November 26, 2013

    A day after they were held guilty, a special CBI court on Tuesday sentenced dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to life imprisonment for killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj over five years ago on the night of May 1516, 2008. The prosecution had sought death penalty for the...
  • Onion map of India October 24, 2013

    Onion prices are again on the rise causing much worry to the common man. But the high prices are not so uniform (both in wholesale and retail) across the different states of the country as this onion map of India shows. The wholesale data is sourced from Directorate of Marketing...
  • Crime map of India October 17, 2013

    Often statistics tell a different story from what we perceive and this crime map of India is an example. While statistics may not necessarily be able to tell the whole truth, but they do give an insight into aspects that would have been otherwise overlooked. The crime statistics available with...
  • Cyclone Phailin: IAF sends C17 aircraft to transport relief material October 12, 2013

    The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s latest strategic transport aircraft, the C17 Globe Master undertook its first sortie towards transporting of relief materials including specialist army vehicles and ambulance from bases in central India to Bhubaneswar, ahead of the arrival of cyclone Phailin, due to strike land later this evening. The...
  • Toilet map of India October 8, 2013

    Jairam Ramesh and Narendra Modi have brought the focus on the lack of basic toilet facilities in much of the country. These maps will tell us explicitly why India needs "toilets first and temples later." While the state of availability of latrine facilities in India has improved in the 10...
  • Interactive infographic: Onion vs petrol vs rupee in 2013 September 18, 2013

    An interactive graph showing how onion and petrol prices have fluctuated this and how the Indian rupee is faring against the US dollar. The petrol prices are for Delhi and onion prices are the average of the maximum prices in the Delhi mandis. ...
  • Full text of suspended Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara's letter September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic twist in high profile Gujarat encounter case, DG Vanjara, one of the main accused in Sorabuddin, Tulsi Prajapathi and Israt Jahan encounter cases quits the police force-blames Narendra Modi and his key aide Amit Shah. In his resignation letter, Vanzara accuses the Modi government of...
  • Inflation impact: How much Rs 100 from 1939 will be worth now August 29, 2013

    Most of us would have heard from the generations past what all they could buy for a only a rupee during their time. But with a list of inflation-altered products we couldn't always gauge their comparative worth in today's time.So we took the Wholesale Price Index based inflation figures for...
  • Interactive graph: The most unsafe cities for women in India August 26, 2013

    Statistics from National Crime Records Bureau's Crime in India 2012 report plotted on a graph to highlight which Indian cities have the highest rate of reported crime against women. According to the statistics, amongst the 53 cities reporting the highest incidents of crimes against women, Vijaywada is the most unsafe...
  • Shame map of India: States with highest rate of crimes against women August 23, 2013

    Statistics from National Crime Records Bureau's Crime in India 2012 report plotted on a map of India to highlight which Indian states have the highest rate of crime against women. According to the statistics, Nagaland is the safest state in India for women, while its neighbour Assam is the most...
  • Interactive graph: Indian rupee vs US dollar (December 1990 to August 2013) August 16, 2013

    An interactive graph showing the Indian rupee's (INR) performance against the United States dollar (USD) from December 1990 to June 2013. Note the steep incline at the end of the graph. ...
  • Latest press release by Indian Navy on INS Sindhurakshak August 16, 2013

    The Navy diving teams have been working nonstop to reach into the compartments of the submarine since rescue operations commenced early noon of 14 Aug. The boiling waters inside the submarine prevented any entry till noon of 14 Aug. Access to the inner compartments of the submarine was made...
  • Nitish Kumar's Think India PowerPoint presentation on Bihar's growth August 8, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressed Network18's Think India Dialogue on Wednesday and spoke about Bihar's development model that he termed as 'inclusive'. Below is the PowerPoint presentation highlighting Bihar's different growth indicators that he had prepared for the event. ...
  • Changing states: An animated political map of the Republic of India July 31, 2013

    A look at the political map of India over the last 65 years would give an appearance of it being in a constant state of flux. It isn't only that the state boundaries have been redrawn over and over again but India's international borders have also extended by a bit...
  • Full text: Narendra Modi's open letter to AP on Telangana July 31, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has hit out at the Congressled UPA government for timing the Telangana decision just before the crucial 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Though Modi welcomed the decision on Telangana by calling it 'victory of people's power' but he did not waste the opportunity to criticise...
  • Full text: Letters written by MPs to US against visa to Modi July 24, 2013

    A total of 65 MPs wrote a letter to US President Barack Obama in late 2012 against granting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a US visa. While one letter was signed by 25 Rajya Sabha MPs, the other was signed by 40 Lok Sabha members. The letters were written on...
  • Interactive graph: Indian rupee vs US dollar (Dec 1990 to June 2013) June 26, 2013

    An interactive graph showing the Indian rupee's (INR) performance against the United States dollar (USD) from December 1990 to June 2013. Note the steep incline at the end of the graph. ...
  • Lists released by Uttarakhand government of rescued people June 22, 2013

    The Army, IAF, NDRF and ITBP teams are working round the clock to ensure all the people stranded in different parts of Uttarakhand are rescued at the earliest. The Uttarakhand government is updating information (http://uk.gov.in/pages/view/481rescueandreliefoperations) and has released the following lists of rescued people....
  • Full Text: Mukesh Ambani's speech at RIL 39th AGM June 6, 2013

    Reliance Industries has announced that it will invest over Rs 1.5 lakh crore in various ventures in the next three years. At the annual general body meeting, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani hinted that the company will focus the bulk of its capital expenditure in its core energy business. Below is...
  • Full text: Jayalalithaa's letter to PM on internal security June 4, 2013

    Below is the text of the letter dated 3.6.2013 addressed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on internal security. Full text of the letter: "I have received the invitation sent by the Union Home Minister to attend the Conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security...
  • Full text: Sports Ministry's statement on IPL spotfixing May 29, 2013

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has observed with considerable disquiet, the reports about match & spot fixing in cricket. BCCI is inquiring into allegations of match and spot fixing. As there is a conflict of interest in this inquiry, therefore BCCI President should tender his resignation on moral...
  • Full text: PM's statement on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India May 20, 2013

    India and China on Monday signed eight agreements during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India. Premier Li held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and issues along the IndoChina border were also discussed. Following is the text of Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh's statement to the media following delegation...
  • Full text: Additional SG Raval's letter to AG Vahanvati April 30, 2013

    Additional Solicitor General and CBI counsel in the coal scam case Harin Raval wrote a letter to Attorney General Ghoolam E Vahanvati accusing him of interfering in the CBI's case. Raval in his letter has alleged that he has been made a scapegoat in the case. Following is the full...