Taj Mahal perhaps the world's most photographed monument

By Brij Khandelwal

Agra : The Taj Mahal in Agra is perhaps the world's most photographed monument. Each minute hundreds of cameras click to shoot memorable photographs.

"It's a matter of pride to be photographed with the Taj Mahal," Denis, a tourist from Australia, told IANS.

Faux journalism and democracy

By Pramod Kumar for

The media is indeed the Fourth Pillar of democracy and is, therefore, by implication and extension, as relevant as the other three pillars in terms of “checks and balances” aspect of the separation of powers envisaged by the Constitution. The level of transparency and accountability expected of the other pillars devolves on media too.

शुक्रिया लालू जी! आपके 'तांगा प्लान' ने हमें फिर से जिंदा कर दिया...

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

फ़िल्म ‘शोले’ की याद आते ही ‘बसंती’ की याद खुद बखुद आ जाती है. लेकिन सवाल यह है कि बसंती तांगे वाली याद है तो तांगा कैसे ज़ेहन से उतर गया? कभी शान की सवारी कहलाने वाला तांगा आज न सिर्फ अपनी पहचान बल्कि अस्तित्व को भी पूरी तरह से खो चुका है. लेकिन इस बार होने वाले बिहार विधानसभा चुनाव में राजद सुप्रीमो लालू प्रसाद यादव के 'तांगा प्लान' ने फिर से इस विलुप्त हो चुके तांगे को फोकस में ला दिया है.

Bajrangi Bhaijan: How I learned to stop worrying and love Shri Raam

By Shilpi Suneja for

A few days before I watched the much hyped Bajrangi Bhaijan the Supreme Court of India upheld its decision to hang Yakub Memon, a key suspect held for the 1993 Mumbai blasts that occurred following the communal riots after Hindu fanatics demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

Resurgence of Kashmir militancy new challenge for security establishment

By Aijaz Nazir

Srinagar: Even as talks are scheduled to be held between National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan later this week, an insidious challenge is cropping up in the Kashmir Valley for the security establishment. Kashmiri youth are once again taking up guns.

India is expected to take up the recent cross-border terrorist attacks in Gurdaspur and Udhampur at the meeting between Pakistan's Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on August 23.

Pakistan wants to involve Islamic group on Kashmir, criticises SAARC 'regional domination'

By Arul Louis

United Nations: Pakistan launched a thinly veiled criticism of India over the functioning of SAARC as it tried to involve the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in the Kashmir dispute at a meeting of the Security Council Tuesday.

Islamabad's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi told the Council that the OIC "collectively, and in cooperation with the UN" can address the Kashmir dispute, which she bracketed with the Palestine and other Middle East problems.

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Yaqub Memon’s ‘strong role’ paved way for ten men in commutation of their death sentences

By A Mirsab,,

Every coin has two sides and visibly these sides will always remain completely contrasting to each other. Incidentally this standard applies to Yaqub Memon’s ‘strong involvement’ in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, upholding of his death sentence by Supreme Court and his subsequent hanging.

Progress with Nitish but Bihar still on lowest rungs-I

By Prachi Salve & Saumya Tewari ,

New Delhi: Bihar has the second-highest economic growth among poor states.

It has India’s third-highest level of poverty.

Unemployment in Bihar is the highest among the poorest states.

Ninety-eight percent families in rural Bihar do not have access to toilets in their homes, the highest rate among poor states.