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Opinion

Disquiet in judiciary

Dismay has been caused in judicial and legal circles by the unusual developments, for which there is no formal explanation.

Friday, January 18, 2019

1979: How Afghanistan & Iran changed forever

The plan was to eliminate the Communist parties, which were gaining in influence around President Mohammad Daud in Kabul.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Interview of the Week

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Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala (Photo: PTI/File)

‘What is in that Rafale file that the Prime Minister is so scared of?’

This government is gradually becoming a scam-a-day-government with wrong-doing becoming the DNA of Modi rule, says Surjewala.

Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh

‘Accidental PM should be seen as a game-changer in Indian cinema’

Notwithstanding the controversy, Kher expresses confidence that Dr Singh would appreciate the film once he sees it.

Congress leader Sachin Pilot

‘Whenever the BJP wins, it is attributed to the policies of the Central govt’

There is a clear mandate that has been given by the people against the BJP in these three states, says Sachin Pilot.

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot

‘Cong template is very simple: Deliver what you promise’

The BJP realises that it does not have answers to the questions being raised by the people, says Sachin Pilot.

The Age Debate

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French President Francois Hollande (Photo: AP)

Age Debate: Rafale - Time to clear the air

A joint parliamentary committee probe is the only way to resolve Rafale controversy.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Age Debate: A new roadmap for Kashmir?

Holding municipal/panchayat polls in J&K amid the NC-PDP boycott will be a farce.

The NRC in Assam is a welcome beginning and all political parties should join hands with one belief that the nation comes first.

Age Debate: Targeting aliens or citizens?

It will be premature to extend the NRC to the whole of India at this juncture.

Centre-state relations has been the core issue, which must be duly respected as per the Constitution. (Representational image)

Age Debate: A BJP bid to secure its turf?

Holding simultaneous polls to Parliament and the state Assemblies is not a feasible idea.

Reporter's Diary

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An SP leader said that this was a “more peaceful way of communicating with the media.

Reporters' Diary: Keeping media at bay

UP Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also does not take questions in his press conferences that are, in any case, few and far in-between.

Simmering with rage, Mr Khan now stays away from party functions, including iftar, does not communicate with party leaders and has stopped meeting Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Reporters' Diary: Angrily yours

As the probe began, the SP chose to turn a blind eye to the development and did not issue a single statement in support of Mr Khan.

The spokespersons have conveniently forgotten the murky bungalow episode and are not even bothering to ask the Yogi Adityanath government to produce the inventory about items that were claimed to have gone missing when Mr Yadav vacated the bungalow.

Reporters' Diary: Happy holidays!

A number of social organisations also made the similar demand.

The ones that are available are in townships that are developing on the outskirts of the state capital and are not ready to move in.

Reporters' Diary: EX-CMs in UP go house hunting

The problem is that with the Lucknow skyline going up, bungalows with sprawling lawns are now a rarity.