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Opinion

A fresh start in Maldives

More than that, it is also Delhi's first foreign policy success after it was caught napping.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A celebration of democracy: For whom, and how?

The lack of intelligent and sensible debate in Parliament portends bad days for our democracy.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mystic Mantra: The butterfly paradigm

Chaos is not only a mathematical framework; it also abounds in all branches of learning, more so philosophy.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Interview of the Week

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Manoj Sinha 	(Photo: BIPLAB BANERJEE)

‘If Priyanka sincerely starts working from now, the Congress can see better results’

My good wishes are with her and I also congratulate her for the task she has been given officially by her party, says Sinha.

Ruchir Sharma 	— KAROL DUCLOS, 2012

‘Coalition govts end up better... the true story of India happens at the state level’

The global GDP is quite weak right now and that is bound to have a drag on India as well, says Ruchir Sharma.

Rajiv Gowda

‘People are very concerned... two big issues are demonetisation and GST’

Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Gowda, emerges as an important cog in his party’s war machine.

Mehbooba Mufti, former J&K chief minister and president of the Peoples’ Democratic Party

‘A muscular policy never works... no other option but reconciliation with the people’

Reconciliation has to happen at the earliest at the state as well as at the external level, says Mehbooba Mufti.

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.