INDIA’S MOST POWERFUL — INDIRA GANDHI

New Delhi: In 1971, days before the fifth general elections in the country, an Italian journalist had asked Indira Gandhi about the issues that were bothering her party. “I am the issue,” tout came her reply. Indira had split the Indian National Congress into two parts before the elections. But the split didn’t matter. Few weeks later, her party won 352 seats and decimated the opposition.

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UNDERSTANDING KASHMIR: THE RAGE AND THE REASONS

New Delhi: Over 70% of people living in the Kashmir valley are under 30 years of age. And they do not know what ‘normalcy’ is, said David Devadas, author of ‘In Search of a Future: The story of Kashmir’, at the Times Lit Fest on Saturday.

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WHEN A CULVERT ACTS AS A GREAT DIVIDE

A culvert separates the cluster of houses in Shiv Vihar in Gokulpuri and Chawan Park in Karawal Nagar. But it does more than just draw a physical boundary between the unauthorised colonies. Often, the question of who has right of way on the culvert has hounded the two communities that live on either side. On Monday , a clash led to a tense communal situation, though members of both the communities agree that it was instigated by rogue elements, probably outsiders.

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TURN ORGAN DONATION INTO CAMPAIGN

New Delhi: Union minister of health and family welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda said organ donation should become a social movement in the country .

Nadda was speaking at a World Organ Donation Day event organised by Border Security Force (BSF) in collaboration with National Organ & Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO) at a BSF Officers’ Mess in Nizamuddin on Saturday.

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SACHIN TENDULKAR BATS FOR PUTTAMRAJU KANDRIGA

Mohammad Affanul Haque

Gudur, Andhra Pradesh: A little over a year ago, when cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar decided to adopt the village of Puttamraju Kandriga in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, he could not even pronounce its name in a proper manner. Fast forward a year, Puttamraju Kandriga is a famous village in the country, the villagers cannot stop thanking the cricket legend and the former Joint Collector of Nellore, Mrs. Rekha Rani for their effort in making the village what it is today!

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MICA MINERS MIRED IN OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD

Saidapuram, Jan 11: Mohammad Safi is a worried labourer, he feel he is in trouble. Crouched, alone and barefoot and carrying a shovel in his hand, he walks to the factory every morning to earn his living and sustain his family. This is the case of every worker working in the Seetharama MICA Company in Kalichedu village of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

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