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Opinion

Trace, punish culprits in uniform

The Kerala police isn’t the only force in this elaborate dance of puppets by networks run by politicians and bureaucrats.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Can democracy still deliver in a restless world?

Extreme economic inequality and insecurity for the have-nots have compounded the anger against the unaccountable “democratic” order.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mystic Mantra: Flying high

Yogis have long been levitating after mastering pranayamas that make their bodies lose grossness, defying gravitational pulls.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Interview of the Week

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Kapil Sibal

‘I don’t see BJP securing enough numbers even to think of forming the government’

In an interview with Ashhar Khan, Mr Sibal highlights some of the key points he had flagged in the book. Excerpts:

Sachin Pilot

‘People want issue-based politics. BJP will pay for the ills, false promises’

Pilot says the BJP can deploy any trick but won’t be able to erase five years of agony that the people have suffered.

Arvind P. Datar

‘Would have been hard for Centre to justify continuance of Sec. 377’

It is only a physiological variation that occurs in a very small percentage of the population, says Arvind Datar.

Arvind Virmani

‘Data confirms economic cost of DeMo was higher than benefits...’

There will also be some offsetting increase in revenues, given the effect on oil prices on inflation, says Arvind Virmani.

The Age Debate

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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.

Kashmiri demonstrators throw stones at the police during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Photo: AP)

Age Debate: J&K’s future lies with India

More autonomy for Kashmir within the Constitution's parameters is still a workable idea.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Age Debate: ‘Lateral entry’ to end IAS raj?

The lateral entry of professionals will make the Indian bureaucracy better, more efficient.

Reporter's Diary

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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.

All these parties are now under one roof and want to find a way to counter the SC ruling.

Reporters' Diary: SC brings all under one roof

Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav feel that leaving their bungalows would rob them of their political stature.