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Kashmiri vox pop: For God's sake don't ever talk about war

Jammu/Srinagar , Sep 25 The heightened tensions between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri attack have generated an intense debate in Jammu and Kashmir's public and political circles -- and everyone believes that a military solution is not the answer to their woes.

ATK look to bank on attacking arsenal to regain title

New Delhi Fancied Atletico de Kolkata (ATK), inaugural edition champions of the Indian Super League (ISL), will bank on their firepower and a solid midfield as they look for their second title in three years, while much interest is centred on how the new coach shapes up to fill the shoes of ace tactician Antonio Lopez Habas.

Why Bijnor communal villainy did not spread

New Delhi

I had the Muzaffarnagar riots of February 2013 at the back of my mind when I drove towards Pedda village on the Bijnor-Najibabad Road where three Muslims had been shot dead by Jats who fired with guns and pistols from the terraces of their homes.

At Gaj Retreat, nature is at its closest

Chandigarh , Sep 14 Punjab may not be a hill state but a new eco-resort is offering that hill-top feeling amidst abundant nature right on the state's border with neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.

Leh gears up for Buddhist 'Kumbh of Himalayas'

Leh , Sep 14 A once-in-12-years carnival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition -- and a grand congregation of Drukpa masters -- is set to begin this week at the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage, the largest such in the Himalayas.

'A Bridge Too Far': An audacious operation's astonishing story

New Delhi
An aerial photo of the Arnhem bridge during the battle September 17-25 1944, with damaged vehicles and soldiers on one end
On this September day, over seven decades ago, a most audacious Allied operation, intended to wrap up the Second World War by 1944 itself, ended ignominiously with shattered remnants of their elite forces withdrawing or marching into captivity. With its ambitious, over-optimistic planning but sheer bravery on the ground, Operation Market Garden is possibly one of the war's best-known episodes, mainly due to a big budget, multi-star Hollywood film, whose most incongruous bits are the truest, and an episode of a popular American TV series.

Odisha village ends open-defecation, but age-old problems remain

Bhubaneswar , Sep 14
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It is the perfect feel-good story. Some young men in a remote Orissa hamlet, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, launch a campaign that results in their village becoming an open defecation-free zone. What's more, in the process, the number of lavatories in the village jumps from 46 to 260.