world

Ex-PM Madhav Kumar Nepal to launch a political party

Decision taken after Oli tried to revive CPN-UML, says source Nepal will soon have a new national political platform along the Marxist-Leninist ideological lines. Sources have told The Hindu that the new political outfit will be led by former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, who had rebelled against Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli in the […]

sport

Can Dhoni smash it in IPL 2021?

Chennai Super Kings — who had a horror IPL 2020, not qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in IPL history — are determined to avoid that fate during IPL 2021. At least that’s the impression one gets from CSK’s practice sessions in Chennai. CSK Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni showcased a range of strokes […]

india

Rupee surges 32 paise to close at 72.93 against U.S. dollar

Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market as they offloaded shares worth ₹1,494.49 crore on Monday, according to exchange data The rupee strengthened by 32 paise to end at 72.93 (provisional) against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, supported by positive domestic equities and weakening of the American currency in the overseas market. […]

india

Postal honour for palm leaf manuscripts

Department of Posts releases special cover on the State’s palm leaf manuscripts The Department of Posts, Kerala Postal Circle, released a special cover on ‘Palm leaf Manuscripts’ at Gururayur post office on Saturday. Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, Secretary & Chairman, Postal Service Board, New Delphi, released the cover by handing it over to V. Rajarajan, Chief […]

cities

Taste of life: We are what we eat, but where we eat matters too

In the first week of February, 1939, eminent Gandhian and social – reformer Acharya Dattatreya alias Kaka Kalelkar, addressed female students in a boarding school in Satara. “This school has Hindu, Muslim and Christian students studying together. But I have observed that students from different castes and religions do not sit together to eat their […]