Why is NRC important in India?

The Importance of NRC in India The importance of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is integral for India. It provides a clear cut demarcation of who qualifies to be an Indian citizen from other nationals who have been illegally living in India. The role of the NRC has proven […]

17 flights diverted as heavy rains lash Delhi

NEW DELHI: Operations at Delhi airport on Thursday were suspended for a brief period and 17 flights were diverted as heavy rains lashed the national capital, according to an official. Air India and Vistara are among the carriers whose flights have been impacted. The official said operations were suspended for […]

Living in the present

What does it mean to live in the present?  Makes me question – where are we anyway? Aren’t we in the present already? Can one live in the past or travel to the future? Then why do self-help slogans shout so loud about it? Why has it become the mantra […]

Isro releases clip of RISAT-2BR1 mission

CHENNAI: A day after PSLV, in its 50th flight, successfully placed RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites in orbits, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) released a video with clips captured from the cameras onboard the launch vehicle. The video, crisply edited to 1.58-minute duration, begins with the final countdown followed […]

Lotus on passports to identify fake ones: MEA

NEW DELHI: A day after opposition members in Lok Sabha raised the issue of lotus being printed on new passports, the ministry of external affairs on Thursday said it was part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports and involves using other national symbols as well on rotation. […]

Why the northeast is up in arms against CAB

NEW DELHI: The country’s northeast region has been witnessing widespread protests after both houses of Parliament approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) that seeks to provide Indian nationality to six non-Muslim communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists — fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and who […]

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