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Bipan Chandra R.I.P.

Bipan Chandra, an expert in political history and economics, authored a number of books that are taught in schools and colleges.

Japan it is!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Japan is a vital milestone in renewing tie-ups with foreign countries.

Respect the law

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was fined `3 lakh for not appearing in court in connection with a defamation case she had filed against former Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta.

Look within

The Congress has questioned the timing of the release of a couple of controversial books which have reportedly shown the two successive UPA governments in bad light.

Game of politics

The NDA government’s overdrive to get rid of governors appointed by the previous UPA government has resulted in the resignation of nine governors. These nine governors had no choice.

Back on track

India seems to be finally on the right track after defeating England to claim a six-wicket victory in the third One-Day International in Nottingham and go 2-0 up in the five-match series.

Bank on it

The NDA government’s first flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, is an initiative to bring every individual of the country into the financial mainstream.

Selective safety

The Delhi government has passed a law that says all women riding pillion on two-wheelers have to wear helmets. But why have Sikh women been exempted from this law?

Help women

The case of two teenage girls committing suicide in Haryana after being harassed once again shows how our society repeatedly fails to protect women.

Law of nature

It is sad to see certain senior BJP leaders, including L.K. Advani and M.M. Joshi, being left out of the parliamentary board. But it is the inevitable law of nature.

Looting the public

Despite being the smallest state, Goa not only has India’s highest paid advocate-general, but the country’s highest paid public servant as well.

Smoke sans fire?

The Prime Minister’s Office has been defending home minister Rajnath Singh’s son against charges of alleged “misconduct”. Narendra Modi denies all these charges, saying that they are “plain lies”.

Generational shift

The exclusion of L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the BJP parliamentary board is in line with RSS’ thinking that leaders beyond a certain age should make way for the younger lot.

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.