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Karnataka’s ‘LSD King’ ran a Bitcoin drug racket like no other. And he used Telegram, Zomato

It’s not just drug dealers who are turning to the dark web. It’s like a multi-headed hydra. For every crypto king brought down, another one rises and thrives.

Decoding VCK — chief says ‘anti-Manusmriti’ stance benefits all minorities, not just Dalits

Led by Thol. Thirumavalavan, the Tamil Nadu party began as Dalit Panthers Iyyakkam & entered electoral politics in 1999. It has since garnered considerable influence in the state.

Khehar to Chandrachud—attacks on CJIs show pattern as they assert judiciary’s independence

Newly appointed CJI D.Y. Chandrachud has just had a baptism by fire with individuals targeting him with wild allegations. But a bigger battle awaits him.

Bringing Meghalaya’s Khneng embroidery back to life from near-death – 3 to 20 artisans

Meghalaya village Mustoh has been stitching the intricate Khneng patterns for nearly 200 years.

Modi man, ‘lambi race ka ghoda’ — why low-key Bhupendra Patel is BJP’s Gujarat CM pick again

First-time MLA Bhupendra Patel’s elevation as CM came as a shock in 2021. The main grouse against him — that he is PM Modi’s ‘puppet’ — is his biggest strength, BJP sources say.

The ‘shame weapon’ Pakistani politicians use is lethal, can give birth to a religious tyrant

Tempting as it is to see the leaked videos as just another element in the no-holds-barred power struggle, the sexual scandals have special significance.

Pratilipi is the biggest boom for women writers. Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi rule

Pratilipi may have chanced upon something elemental as well – the mutual relationship between consuming and creating. The lines between the two are being blurred.

Una’s bulk drug park is the ‘next Bhakra Nangal’. And it’s BJP’s trump card in Himachal polls

In the homes of BJP supporters, photocopies of the map of the land demarcated for the bulk drug park are doing the rounds.

Rohit Sharma blames bowlers for T20 World Cup exit, but data shows batting wasn’t up to mark

Below par strike rate of openers as well as weak starts led to the end of the Men in Blue's campaign at Adelaide, shows an analysis of Indian batting performance.

Can women judges do naagin dance at house party? No, only male judges can flex on Instagram

It’s accepted if a male judge lifts weights in a gym, young women judges are forced to present a 'more acceptable' version of themselves.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.