Beijing’s shanties: Towns of hope and despair
A nerve centre for migrant workers who stream in from around the country in search of a better life, Black Bridge Village is a place of industry and desperation.
02nd March 2017, 05:31 Hrs
Whats the point of art?
One of the great paradoxes of human endeavour is why so much time and effort is spent on creating things and indulging in behaviour with no obvious survival value – behaviour otherwise known as art Read more
Free from IS, but now a ghost town
It has a ghostly air: wide avenues silent but for the rattle of an empty tin can nudged by the breeze or dead leaves rustling in front gardens abandoned by residents. Read more
Parrikar has 'changed' and is in correction mode: Vijai Sardesai
To support his claim, GF prez cites coconut tree status and amendment to Kul and Mundkar Act Read more
Goa’s biggest drug seizure not listed in NDPS Act
Spelling an anti-climax to the largest narcotics raid in Goa's history, Italian national Vincenzo Rainone arrested in February 2015 with Rs nine crore worth drugs has been discharged after it came to light that the seized hallucinogen is not listed in the schedule of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Read more
Spain attacks linked, took long time to plan: police
The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said on Friday. Read more
New ` 50 note soon
The Reserve Bank will shortly issue new Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of RBI Governor Urjit R Patel. Read more