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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TOI SOUNDS ALARM ON HONKING

New Delhi: The busy ITO stretch in Delhi, known for traffic snarls, registers an average of 74 decibels (dB) of sound each day , highest in the city. It is about 10 decibels over the permissible limit for commercial areas. A study reported by TOI earlier had showed Mumbai emerging as the noisiest city in the country , followed by Lucknow and Hyderabad. Delhi ranked fourth on the list. Environmentalists believe things will only get worse in the capital if people don’t pay heed, and the price to pay will be very high.

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