Both the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party were banking on Muslim votes along with their traditional Yadav and Dalit support in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. It is on this account that both distributed a number of tickets to Muslim candidates to ensure the support of the community. However, an exclusive exit poll conducted by CrowdNewsing to gauge the mood of Muslim voters in UP, pointed out that the community has voted diversely in this election. The poll, which wasCities | March 9, 2017
Wicket-keeping great Ian Healy says he is "losing respect" for Indian captain Virat Kohli for his constant sledging of the Australians in the ongoing second cricket Test but other former Aussie players see it differently. Healy said Kohli disrespected Australia and the Indian captain should tone down his trademark on-field aggression. He also said that Kohli's confrontational attitude is putting pressure on his teammates. Former Australian player Simon Katich, however, offered a totally different assessment. He felt neither side crossed the lineSports | March 6, 2017
India has made a dramatic turnaround in the past 20 years or so as far as its economy, prosperity and recognition of its importance in the world are concerned. The key to this transformation has been the dominance of Indians in Information Technology or “IT”. Indians are genetically analytical. At the same time our educational system emphasises memorisation and theoretical understanding mainly because schools cannot afford fancy laboratory equipments. Opportunities of software development, modification and maintenance provided a perfect niche forOpinion | March 6, 2017
Opinion appears to be divided among legal experts on the government's approach on service charge in restaurants, with a section terming it totally "illegal and unfair" trade practice and the other favouring making the levy optional. The debate on the issue has been raging since the January 2 notification of the government asking restaurants to put up notice making service charge optional. Notwithstanding the directives of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, restaurants have been making it mandatory forIndia | March 5, 2017
Akash Tomar, 17, starts his day by making up his bed and tidying his room. He then helps his younger sister with the household chores like sweeping the floor and cutting vegetables in the kitchen. It's a far cry from earlier days, when no sooner did he rise in the morning than he was off to play cricket with his friends. "If I don't help around the house, a majority of the burden will fall on my sister and sheFeatures | March 2, 2017
Do you think SM Krishna is right in saying that there is no seriousness in Congress leadership?