From the unprecedented press conference of Supreme Court judges to Kerala floods, farmers' protests, NRC and much more. Here's your comprehensive round-up of the top news that dominated the national discourse in 2018
PM Modi flew from Varanasi to Bengaluru on Monday night to pay his last respect to Union Minister Ananth Kumar.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister and BJP leader Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months. He was 59.
Known for his political adroitness, Kumar, a six-time MP, had managed to be in the inner circle of the central leadership of the BJP -- be it during the heyday of Vajpayee or Advani and now Modi.
Kumar, 59, died at a private hospital in Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months, hospital authorities said.
The Centre announced to fly the National Flag at half mast throughout the country to honour Late Union Minister Ananth Kumar.
Kumar, 59, died at a private hospital in Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months.
Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara had alleged that Karnataka was losing key defence projects to other states under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule.
"Hon'ble Prime Minister has stated that the state governments must deal sternly against anti-social elements that create violence in the name of cow protection," Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said.
Yeddyurappa and Kumar were also allegedly caught on mic saying that they had given money to the BJP leaders in the past but had never maintained a diary.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.