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'Aam' to be 'khaas' for common man this year (IANS Special)

'Aam' to be 'khaas' for common man this year (IANS Special)

Lucknow, June 12 (IANS) eAam is going to be rather ekhaas this year, especially for the eaam aadmi.



About 42% of India abnormally dry (IANS Special)

About 42% of India abnormally dry (IANS Special)

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) About 42 per cent of India is 'abnormally dry' which is around 6 per cent more than last year, according to the Drought Early Warning System (DEWS).

Auditor avarice in IL&FS nailed by SFIO; property, bank accounts to be attached (IANS Special)

Auditor avarice in IL&FS nailed by SFIO; property, bank accounts to be attached (IANS Special)

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In its virulent denouement of the construct, architecture and operations of IL&FS, the SFIO has fulminated on the way the auditors conducted themselves. Its disparaging comments throw the auditors' arguments out of the window, charging them with collusion, deliberate malpractice, violative prejudice and concealment.

Tectonic shifts in mandate: BJP creates new voter base among poor, backward (IANS Special)

Tectonic shifts in mandate: BJP creates new voter base among poor, backward (IANS Special)

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The worlds largest elections in terms of sheer numbers throw up a lot of macro number trends, including the fact that the largest party -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- has been able to create a new voter base defined by economic class rather than by caste or religion.

Is it end of the road for Chandrababu Naidu? (IANS Special)

Is it end of the road for Chandrababu Naidu? (IANS Special)

Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) With his worst-ever electoral defeat in Andhra Pradesh and losing relevance in national politics, Nara Chandrababu Naidu is facing the biggest challenge of his career.

A retired civil servant's tireless quest to preserve rural heritage (IANS Special Series)

A retired civil servant's tireless quest to preserve rural heritage (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former bureaucrat felt that the experience he had gained and the reputation he had built could be better used for public service. Thus began his second innings.

Toxic ILFS bonds: Ministry asks EPFO if it has surplus to pay interest (IANS Special)

Toxic ILFS bonds: Ministry asks EPFO if it has surplus to pay interest (IANS Special)

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Given the extent of the malfeasance due to the extraordinary risk exposure to virus-infected IL&FS bonds (IANS has done a series of stories), the Finance Ministry has now asked Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) whether the fund has enough surplus to pay the 8.65 per cent interest rate for 2018-19.

Breaking another glass ceiling: Manipuri woman autodriver's life is now a film (IANS Special Series)

Breaking another glass ceiling: Manipuri woman autodriver's life is now a film (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) When Laibi Oinam got in the front seat of a second-hand auto-rickshaw as a driver almost a decade ago, she received a lot of negative attention from people in her home state of Manipur in northeast India. But her life took a new turn in 2015 when her struggle to get passengers and earn her daily bread to support her ailing husband and young sons caught a filmmakers attention.

ITC bungs in monkey wrench in Leela deal (IANS Special)

ITC bungs in monkey wrench in Leela deal (IANS Special)

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In the ongoing hot button Hotel Leela Venture takeover drama, shareholder ITC has moved National Company Law Tribunal against the company alleging "oppression and mismanagement".

Summer holiday woes: Air fares set to rise amid Jet crisis

Summer holiday woes: Air fares set to rise amid Jet crisis

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The 2019 summer holiday travel season is expected to be marred by high air fares as debt-ridden Jet Airways gradually truncates flight operations, experts said.

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