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The ascent of Sindhis in Chattisgarh

Shadani Darbar pilgrimage in Raipur wields enormous political clout “No, no I’m told not to discuss any money issues here. Central offices will directly deal with it,” with these words, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate in Raipur North nearly whisked himself away to give an interview to a television channel. It took a while […]

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Tamil Nadu gets rain as cyclone Gaja approaches

The outer bands of the low-pressure system of cyclone Gaja entered land, bringing with it rainfall to the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). “The cyclonic storm is still 95 kms away and is yet to make landfall. Earlier, we had said that it will hit the coast between […]

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4 Indian authors shortlisted for DSC Prize

Winner to be announced in January at Kolkata Four Indian authors and two authors of Pakistani origin have made it to the shortlist of the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018. The names were announced at an event in the London School of Economics & Political Science on Wednesday. The shortlisted writers are […]

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Lesser-known universities find place in QS India rankings

For the first time, global higher-education think-tank Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released separate rankings for Indian universities. Released last month, the rankings aim to offer a detailed analysis of the relative performance of Indian universities, within an Indian context. “India is a rapidly expanding higher-education market. It is also a different ecosystem, so we wanted […]

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‘Toxic’ is Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionaries said on its website Thursday that its research showed that this year more than ever, people have been using 'toxic' to describe a vast array of things, situations, concerns and events. ‘Toxic’ is the most popular word used by the people in 2018 according to Oxford Dictionaries. (Source: File Photo) Oxford Dictionaries announced […]