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By Soumik Dey/Haridwar, Srinagar, Joshimath
A 100km drive from Rishikesh takes one to Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. It is the last town in the plains. From here, the majestic mountains rise.It is twilight, and the rays from the high-power bulbs at the Srinagar power project dam site gleam through the fog down the valley. The private project, which can produce about 500MW power at full capacity, hardly produces 125MW. And...
Dangling mollifier   
Mulayam Singh Yadav played a big role in changing the course of Indian politics in 1990. As chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, he ordered the police to open fire on kar sevaks who had besieged Ayodhya. Many analysts say the incident fuelled the Ram Janmabhoomi movement to mythical proportions. The BJP rose to power, and Yadav earned the “Mullah Mulayam” sobriquet.Twenty-three years...
Double trouble   
Following the death of a Muslim leader, Mamata draws the ire of the community already miffed at her pro-Modi stand
Narayan Sai gets temporary bail   25 May, 2015
Ahmedabad: Self-styled 'godman' Asaram's son Narayan Sai, jailed in a rape case, was on Monday granted three weeks' temporary bail by the Gujarat High Court to attend to his ailling mother, who is schedule to undergo a surgery. Justice V.M. Pancholi granted conditional temporary bail to Sai, who will remain under police surveillance during his bail period. The court told Sai to...
Maoists torch vehicles in Bihar   25 May, 2015
Patna: Maoists burnt 32 vehicles in Bihar's Gaya district to enforce a two-day shutdown beginning Monday to protest the killing of a woman Maoist leader, police said."A group of armed Maoists forcibly stopped vehicles on the busy Grand Trunk road in Gaya and torched them post midnight on Sunday to create panic," Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.Around two dozen...
Kejriwal to meet civic bodies' employees   25 May, 2015
Jaya thanks Modi for wishes   24 May, 2015
Three injured in Kashmir terror attack   25 May, 2015
Rajasthan High Court bars new 4G towers   23 May, 2015
Muri Express derails; one reportedly killed   25 May, 2015
For overall progress, eastern India must grow: Modi   22 May, 2015
DMK to move SC against Jaya's acquittal   25 May, 2015
I have resigned as CM: Panneerselvam   22 May, 2015
SC stays execution of death sentence of couple   25 May, 2015
Parrikar to begin two-day J&K visit today   22 May, 2015
PDP, BJP differ over passport to Geelani   20 May, 2015
Panneerselvam again reverts to No.2 position   23 May, 2015
'No school admission without proper birth certificate'   22 May, 2015
Punjab to act against online marketing of cigarettes   22 May, 2015
Maoist couple taken to Kerala   20 May, 2015
LG-AAP row: Notification illegal, says Subramanium   23 May, 2015
We'll come to power in Bihar: Jaitley   23 May, 2015
Jaya to take oath as CM tomorrow   22 May, 2015
This is no Kejriwal-Jung battle: Sisodia   20 May, 2015
Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister   23 May, 2015
Jayalalithaa all set to be sworn-in as CM   23 May, 2015
CBI arrests close aide of Sudipta Sen   19 May, 2015
BJP rattled by our good work: Kejriwal   22 May, 2015
'LG has powers on public order and services issues'   22 May, 2015
SC moved to restrain Jayalalithaa from being sworn-in as CM   21 May, 2015
AP govt chalks out grand plans for 'Maha Pushkaram'   20 May, 2015
'Cong responsible for rise of insurgency in north-east'   21 May, 2015
Jayalalithaa invited to form government   22 May, 2015
Modi govt stalling projects to get back at me: Rahul   20 May, 2015
Delhi govt denies its officers' morale down   21 May, 2015
Lalu invites Manjhi for a united fight against BJP   21 May, 2015
Omar takes swipe at PM's foreign policy   19 May, 2015
Modi failed to help farmers, says Lalu   21 May, 2015
Is Jayalalithaa returning as CM? AIADMK doesn't know   21 May, 2015
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist march   21 May, 2015
Chandy govt sails into fifth year   18 May, 2015
Allow us to work, Kejriwal tells Modi   20 May, 2015
RaGa in Amethi, slams 'anti-farmer' policies   18 May, 2015
Jung cancels transfers, postings by Kejriwal   20 May, 2015
Heir strike   16 May, 2015
Agra woman takes on SP leader   19 May, 2015
Kejriwal writes to Modi over tussle with LG   20 May, 2015
HC rejects Asaram's temporary bail plea   27 March, 2015
Eminent lawyers back AAP govt's stand   19 May, 2015
'Bhushan, Yadav tried to sabotage AAP'   27 March, 2015
Hooda govt favoured Vadra in land deals: CAG   25 March, 2015
Jung meets President over Gamlin issue   19 May, 2015
BJP, Sena likely to tie-up for civic polls   25 March, 2015
Police arrest two in nun gangrape case   26 March, 2015
IAF Sukhoi SU-30 combat jet crashes, pilots safe   19 May, 2015
Anniversary blues   16 May, 2015
Cut VIPs' water supply in case of shortage: Kejriwal   25 March, 2015
Woman separatist leader booked for hoisting Pak flag   25 March, 2015
Appeal of courting   16 May, 2015
Union issues   16 May, 2015
Scam accused MP Guv's son found dead   25 March, 2015
AAP-LG tussle continues, Kejriwal to meet president   19 May, 2015
Stalin hints at new alliance   17 May, 2015
AAP protests fuel price hike   17 May, 2015
Suicides: AIADMK gives Rs 7 cr to families   16 May, 2015
Cong slams fuel price hike, demands rollback   16 May, 2015
Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav floats new party   17 May, 2015
Muslim organisations unhappy over compulsory fee   18 May, 2015
Rijiju slams AAP govt in IAS officer issue   17 May, 2015
Rahul attacks PM, 'Mini-Modi' on farmers' issue   15 May, 2015
Modi government wants to trip us: Kejriwal   17 May, 2015
DU admission process will begin from May 28   16 May, 2015
Centre slams Kejriwal over 'character assassination' of officer   17 May, 2015
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