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Opinion

Was BJP at work in Nagaland?

The inner workings of the NPF, on account of which this astonishing development has come about, appear to be a mystery.

Friday, July 21, 2017

India’s best governed state is not Gujarat

The governor believes that Muslims can only be “properly integrated” if they start eating pork in public.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Mystic Mantra: The world is happy when you’re happy

Osho questions this attitude and says this is not going to help the world.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Interview of the Week

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TMC Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien

‘Is BJP running the nation, or burning it?’

The decision to call for the Army in Darjeeling was taken after considering the ground situation there, says Derek O’Brien.

Shobana Kamineni (Photo: Biplab Banerjee)

‘CII believes that demonetisation and GST are both good for the economy’

Shobana Kamineni believes that GST will add one per cent to the GDP growth in the next couple of years.

Devendra Fadnavis

‘Shiv Sena has not being able to accept the BJP as a bigger partner’

We did come under a lot of pressure when Andhra Pradesh and Telangana took steps to waive loans for farmers, says Fadnavis.

Jyotiraditya Scindia (Photo: Bunny Smith)

‘Meira Kumar is a formidable candidate for the post of President’

There are almost 300 farmers languishing in the jails of MP, they should be released immediately, says Jyotiraditya Scindia.

The Age Debate

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J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti meets the injured in Anantnag hospital. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Time to sack Mehbooba?

Governor’s Rule may now be the best option to tackle the drift in Kashmir.

The government-appointed corporate stalwarts on the AI board of directors have failed to provide strategic leadership.

Time for Air India’s makeover?

India no longer needs a state-owned national airline.

Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble (Photo: AP)

Why a Team India coach?

The role of a coach for the Indian cricket team has now become redundant

Bimal Gurung (Photo: PTI)

Gorkhaland: A fair demand?

Giving autonomy to the Gorkha hill areas no threat to India’s unity and integrity.

Reporter's Diary

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The state information department, that is supposed to act as a bridge between the government and the media, has also adopted a dictatorial posture.

Shut the door

Humility and humbleness are the prerequisites for a politician to be accepted by people.

Since the message from the chief minister has gone down loud and clear, officers and ministers have started shutting their doors on journalists.

Shut the door

Yogi seems to be following the footsteps of Mayawati, who followed a similar pattern as chief minister.

A senior party leader said that Anand and Akash, apparently, were still uncomfortable in mingling with party leaders and it was also vice versa.

Turning to the family

Ms Mayawati introduced Akash, son of Anand Kumar and her nephew, at a party meeting and left it at that.

When journalists wanted to know about his reaction over chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence on presidential elections, Mr Bahinipati, instead putting forth his views in straight words, chose to speak metaphorically.

Opportunistic Naveen

Once he sets his targets, he does not hesitate to hit them below the belt, without caring for its consequences.