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In a first for any city in India, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced that it will be starting a sleeper bus service between Hebbal and Silk Board, thus making it India’s first intra-city sleeper-bus service. The BMTC has announced that the service will be inaugurated by ace sleeper and former Prime Minister [...]

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In an inspired move, a group of NGOs working in India have come together to form the mother of all NGOs – an umbrella organization called ‘India against Development (IAD)’. Having worked tirelessly for years on obstructionist activism, the organizations have decided to pool their resources to counter the development agenda of the new government. [...]

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The UPSC agitation may be in sight of an amicable compromise: the government is mulling replacing the CSAT paper II, which tests a candidate’s proficiency in English, with a revised format that tests the aspiring civil servant’s comprehension of passages from Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Former bureaucrats and academics have welcomed the move, saying it balances [...]

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Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti founder and retired school teacher, Dinanath Batra has upped the ante, and demanded the resignation of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and the appointment of Bollywood’s sanskaari babuji Alok Nath in her place. “If the upcoming generations are to be cultured, we need a leader who practices Bharatiya sanskaar in all [...]

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In what could likely send another round of shock waves through the country, silencing devices and sound jammers were unearthed from the Prime Minister’s office, barely a day after reports of listening devices at Union Transportation Minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence flooded the news space. “We have found a large number of audio signal jammers and [...]

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In a move that could send ripples down the Indian judiciary, the government is mulling the option of replacing it with Aap Ki Adalat, the famous show hosted by Rajat Sharma. The decision for such a huge change has come after a recent exposure by Justice Katju, which has put a question mark over the [...]

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The joint session of Parliament for Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s maiden budget speech is jam-packed with all MPs in attendance, even the Nehru-Gandhis. First term BJP MPs are seated in the front rows, eagerly awaiting what is touted to be a game-changer budget. A solemn looking Arun Jaitley gets up, gingerly arranges his papers, [...]

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Laila, the class V student, who had earlier written to RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, along with a $20 bill to shore up the falling rupee, has shot off another email, this time offering to do her bit to check rising food inflation, especially the spiralling prices of onions. We reproduce below the email correspondence between young Laila and [...]

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Under tremendous pressure for its inadequate handling of the numerous controversies surrounding the ongoing elections, the election commission is considering some dramatic steps to restore the confidence of the Indian public. The most controversial of these steps is a proposal to order a re-poll in all the booths from where there have been no complaints. [...]

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After defending Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the row in which the Nehru-Gandhi scion was photographed in front of an EVM in Amethi, and stressing that there was no major EVM-rigging happening, Congress Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath told The UnReal Times that he saw no Modi wave either. “Honestly, I don’t see a Modi wave. It all just seems [...]

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