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Opinion

Unless caste voting stops, no stable govts in Karnataka

The Assembly election in 2008 also resulted in a fractured verdict, with the BJP securing 110 seats, three seats short of a majority.

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Abortions: Irish make history

The law said an abortion couldn’t be done on a woman until the foetus’ heart stops.

Monday, May 28, 2018

On lingering frenzy over royals, and an Anglophile Khushwant

Khushwant Singh’s affection for the undivided India in which he was born, was well known.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: Tathata — The way of tathagata

According to Buddha, the key to going beyond sorrow is to know the truth about yourself — to understand who or what you really are.

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Interview of the Week

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Sachin Pilot

‘The Modi govt has nothing to show for its four years of power’

Rajasthan is among the top three states in the indices of crime against women and dalits, says Sachin Pilot.

Jairam Ramesh

‘Cong won’t give outside support to any formation post-2019 polls’

The Trinamul cannot win seats outside West Bengal and the TRS cannot win outside TS.

BJP MP Udit Raj

‘SC’s ruling was the catalyst that fired up the anger accumulated for decades’

The Supreme Court’s judgment was just a catalyst that fired up the anger and frustration that had been accumulating for decades.

H.D. Kumaraswamy

‘Not looking at an alliance with BJP or Congress, we are with people’

I don’t think either the Congress or the BJP has any specific agenda, says Kumaraswamy.

The Age Debate

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 Petrol and diesel prices are rising due to an increase in the price of crude oil.

Age Debate: Do we go for short-term gain?

With fuel prices rising, the government needs to cut its taxes to give citizens relief.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. (Photo: File/PTI)

Age Debate: Is it guns or roses?

The proposed Ramzan/Amarnath Yatra truce in Kashmir is a completely unworkable idea.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about “Digital India” and in J&K you still have to carry truckloads of office files, computers, other records and even furniture from one capital to the other which involves heavy expenditure. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Age Debate: Time to end a Kashmiri tradition?

The ‘Darbar Move’ in J&K belongs to another era, and it should be ended now.

AFSPA gives special powers and immunity to the armed forces in areas declared as “disturbed” by the government. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

Playing politics over security?

The AFSPA now needs to be removed or at least relaxed in Kashmir.

Reporter's Diary

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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.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. (Photo: PTI)

Reporters' Diary: BJP’s shouting brigade

While Indian sports lovers are currently glued to the IPL, an effort is on to showcase India’s traditional sports at the international level.

The Yogi Adityanath government is having a strange impact on BJP’s Muslim leaders and almost all of them are turning into Hanuman “bhakts”.

Reporters' Diary: The new Hanuman bhakts

However, their Hanuman leanings have not gone down too well with a section of the party leadership.

A senior RSS leader jumped into the poll cauldron by sending messages to almost all journalists, asking them how the RSS could play a role in the elections in the “larger national interest”.

Reporters' Diary: Journalists turn saffron

The BJP, on the other hand, is also said to be keeping a close watch on the elections and is even backing some candidates.