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    • 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,...
    • 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 game-changer, the party is directly inviting interested individuals to apply to be an AAP candidate in the elections....
    • Aarushi-Hemraj 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 15-16, 2008. The prosecution had sought death penalty for...
    • 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 C-17 aircraft to transport relief material October 12, 2013

      The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s latest strategic transport aircraft, the C-17 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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: 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. ...
    • 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...
    • Full text: PM's statement on Chinese Premier Li Kiang'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 Indo-China border were also discussed. Following is the text of Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh's statement to the media following delegation...
    • Full text: TMC MP Kunal Ghosh's letter to Mamata Banerjee April 27, 2013

      Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, one of the two accused of blackmailing Saradha group promoter Sudipta Sen, has offered to resign if he is told to do so. He also wrote a letter (in Bengali) to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that has been displayed on the...
    • Read: Bhagat Singh's 'Why I am an Atheist' March 23, 2013

      In the pamphlet titled 'Why I am an Atheist' Bhagat Singh discussed and advocated the philosophy of atheism. ...
    • Full text: Supreme Court's judgment on Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case March 21, 2013

      Read the full text of the Supreme Court of India's verdict on Sanjay Dutt's appeal in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. ...
    • Full text: Resolution passed by Parliament against Pak March 15, 2013

      Parliament on Friday rejected Pakistan Assembly's resolution on Afzal Guru and said that it amounts to interference in India's internal affairs. ...
    • Full text: First speech of Pope Francis to the world March 14, 2013

      Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, delivered his first blessing to a huge crowd in St Peter's Square on Wednesday night, asking for the prayers of "all men and women of good will" to help him lead the Catholic Church. ...
    • Watch live: The first TEDx Mehrauli event March 9, 2013

      The first TEDx Mehrauli event is being held on Saturday, 9 March 2013, at the Olive Bar and Kitchen in Mehrauli, New Delhi. ...
    • Full text: Supreme Court's 2005 judgment upholding death sentence to Afzal Guru February 9, 2013

      Read the complete text of the Supreme Court of India's August 4, 2005 judgment upholding the death sentence awarded to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. ...
    • Full text: Ordinance on sexual harassment passed by the government February 4, 2013

      President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave his assent to the ordinance on sexual harassment that had been approved by the Cabinet on Friday. The President signed it and it will now be tabled before Parliament for approval. The Parliament has to clear it before six months for the ordinance to...
    • Full text: Justice Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law January 23, 2013

      Read and download the full text of the Justice JS Verma Committee report on making rape laws stronger in India. ...