Gogona Saikia

Senior Editor

“I may be on the side of the angels, but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.” Delhi University. Freethinker. “Social justice warrior”.
Gogona Saikia

20 Feb 2020

India

Maha Shivratri 2020: All you need to know

Tomorrow is Maha Shivratri, the most awaited day for devotees of Lord Shiva. Though Shivratri comes every month, Maha Shivratri, the "Grand Night" dedicated to the destroyer of evil, comes only once a year.

22 Dec 2018

India

National Mathematics Day: Know how to deal with math anxiety

India marks Srinivasa Ramanujan's birth anniversary on December 22 as National Mathematics Day.

06 Sep 2018

India

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

All eyes are set on the Supreme Court as it will, in a short while, give judgement on Section 377. The hearings lasted for four days in July, and the constitutional bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra had reserved the verdict then.

13 Aug 2018

India

Frenchman murdered by 'gay lover' in Tamil Nadu

The half-burnt body of a French tourist, wrapped in a gunny bag, was found in an irrigation channel in Avikkottai village of Thanjavur, TN police said today.

13 Aug 2018

India

Kejriwal, Sisodia charged with 'criminal conspiracy' in chief secretary 'assault'

The Delhi Police has charged CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia with criminal conspiracy in the alleged chief secretary assault case.

13 Aug 2018

India

Blue or orange? Vehicles in Delhi-NCR to soon be color-labeled

The SC has accepted a proposal by the road transport and highways ministry to color-label vehicles depending on the fuel they use.

13 Aug 2018

India

Ghaziabad: Class-6 boy murdered by 'friends' who wanted his wristwatch

In a horrifying incident, a 12-year-old boy in Ghaziabad was allegedly brutally murdered by three of his friends over a wristwatch.

13 Aug 2018

Politics

Succession war in DMK: Karunanidhi's sons face off

MK Alagiri, son of late DMK president M Karunanidhi, has claimed the support of his father's "true relatives" a day before a crucial party meeting, where announcements will be made regarding the next chief.

13 Aug 2018

India

Delhi: JNU student Umar Khalid shot at in high-security zone

An unidentified gunman opened fire at JNU student leader Umar Khalid today, reports claim. Khalid is safe.

13 Aug 2018

India

Under NDA, imported apples, TVs and smartphones are getting costlier

The NDA government's import policy has undergone a marked change: customs duties have been hiked across categories, affecting more than 400 items.

13 Aug 2018

India

40 people dead in Kerala rains, but troubles to continue

Kerala has been ravaged by "the worst disaster in its history," leaving not just scores of people dead and thousands displaced, but tearing apart lives and wrecking infrastructure.

13 Aug 2018

India

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was rushed to hospital in a critical condition last week, has succumbed. He was 89.

12 Aug 2018

World

Indian-American scientist made mission to 'touch' the Sun a reality

NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe today- the world's first mission to 'touch' the sun. But few people know that the base for this was laid 60 years ago, thanks to an Indian-American scientist.

12 Aug 2018

World

Macau to displace Qatar as world's richest place by 2020

Qatar, currently the world's richest place, is soon set to be overtaken by Macau - the world's newest gambling hotspot.

12 Aug 2018

India

No privatization plans, but will take private-players' help: ISRO Chairman

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has dismissed controversial allegations of him attempting to privatize ISRO.

12 Aug 2018

India

Indian soldiers at Siachen to get special indigenous clothing, equipment

The army is manufacturing special clothing and equipment for its forces posted at the Siachen glacier - considered the world's most dangerous battlefield.

12 Aug 2018

India

Kerala: How a dog saved its human family from disaster

Rains and floods have ravaged Kerala, leaving at least 37 people dead and some 35,000 displaced.

12 Aug 2018

India

2,800 faculty posts lying vacant in IITs, 260 in IIMs

It is not just seats that are going vacant in Indian institutes. According to data from the HRD Ministry, 5,606 posts of faculty members in central universities are yet to be filled.

12 Aug 2018

India

Muzaffarpur sex-abuse: Cops recover influential people's numbers from accused

Police have recovered a list of 40 mobile phone numbers from Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter homes abuse case, which includes those of some "powerful" people, including a minister.

12 Aug 2018

Technology

NASA launches the first ever mission to 'touch' the Sun

NASA launched the ambitious Parker Solar Probe today, after glitches delayed its original launch scheduled yesterday.

12 Aug 2018

Politics

Reservation here to stay; mob lynching is a crime: Modi

PM Narendra Modi has iterated that mob lynching is a crime, no matter the motive, and states need to take effective measures to check such incidents.

12 Aug 2018

World

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies at 85

Reputed author Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died "peacefully" in London, his family has confirmed. He was 85.

10 Aug 2018

India

Critical drug vanishes, pushing millions of Indian women into risk

A few months ago, the government passed new rules restricting the manufacture and sale of oxytocin.

10 Aug 2018

World

At least four dead in Canada mass shooting

Reports are coming in of a mass shooting in New Brunswick, Canada. At least four people are believed to have been killed.

10 Aug 2018

India

UIDAI tightens rules for updating DOB in Aadhaar: Details here

While the UIDAI is making some processes easier for Aadhaar holders, others are being tightened.

10 Aug 2018

India

Kanwar yatra: UP spends Rs. 14L on chopper for petal-showering

We're used to believing that the government lacks money to improve the many things wrong around us- illiteracy, hunger, homelessness, etc.

10 Aug 2018

India

Missed IKEA's opening in Hyderabad? Walk through with us

India got its first IKEA store in Hyderabad yesterday. It was a hit: thousands lined up to check out the world-famous chain on Day-1 itself, creating a stampede-like situation.

10 Aug 2018

India

Aarushi-Hemraj double-murder: SC to hear CBI appeal against parents' release

Ten years after their daughter Aarushi was killed, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are still fighting to clear their name in the ghastly crime.

10 Aug 2018

India

Woman who abuses in-laws not entitled to their property: HC

A woman mistreating her in-laws has no right to stake claim over their property, the Delhi HC has ruled.

10 Aug 2018

India

After Maharashtra, Andhra now allows outside food in multiplexes

Less than a month after Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh is now allowing moviegoers to bring their own food into multiplexes.

10 Aug 2018

India

Kerala: Death toll rises to 26, CM calls emergency meeting

As the death toll in Kerala rains increased to 26, CM Pinarayi Vijayan called an emergency meeting this morning to discuss the "very grim" situation.

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