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Opinion

Virtual currency risks

The jury is still out on what exactly is cryptocurrency.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

'Haryana Govt has lost the trust of people, CM must quit now'

The principal Opposition, the Congress Party, is up in arms and has demanded the removal of the state chief minister M.L. Khattar.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Insanitation is national crisis, not littering

In the introductory note Mr Modi uses the words clean, cleanliness, litter and littering 21 times.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Oped

Dilli Ka Babu: Rise of the non-IAS babus

The most recent example is the naming of 10 new joint secretaries last month, of which five are from the non-IAS services.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Interview of the Week

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

‘Congress’ different stands in the two Houses shows their majboori’

The Indian Constitution has provided equal rights to every citizen of the country.

Sachin Pilot

‘The Modi wave is waning… Cong in a commendable position in Gujarat’

The Congress has beaten the ruling BJP in the local body elections in Rajasthan, says Sachin Pilot.

Kapil Sibal (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘It was a case of propaganda against the government of the day’

After the 2G trial court verdict, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal speaks with Ashhar Khan about the ‘2G scam’ that wasn’t.

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

‘EC’s silence reflects it has become a puppet of the whims of the BJP’

We had an agenda, a programme in mind for the future of Gujarat and its people, says Randeep Singh Surjewala.

The Age Debate

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Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI)

Age Debate: Judiciary is a strong pillar

The rift in the Supreme Court will allow politicians to interfere with the judiciary.

The SC bench held that there can’t be any basis for declaring Section 377 IPC ultra-vires of provisions of the Constitution. (Photo: PTI)

Age Debate: It’s a matter of choice

The Supreme Court should overturn its 2013 ruling criminalising gay sex in India.

Rajinikanth

Age Debate: Rajini’s political avatar

Rajinikanth’s formal entry into public life will transform the politics of Tamil Nadu.

File photo of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya (Photo: PTI/File)

Age Debate: A political or religious issue?

The Babri Masjid has been a contentious point in every election; it is more of a political than a religious issue.

Reporter's Diary

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The BJD immediately lapped up the minister’s gaffe and attacked the BJP, saying it deliberately wanted to defame the state government for political mileage.

Scoring a suicidal goal

Mr Gohain blamed the ruling BJD — an arch-rival of the BJP — for adopting dilatory approach to acquire land for various projects.

The state government is also forcing employees to take VRS if they do not wish to be shown the door on grounds of poor performance.

Clean-up in UP

The state government is also forcing employees to take VRS if they do not wish to be shown the door on grounds of poor performance.

As a result when Akhilesh celebrated his father Mulayam’s 79th birthday last week, the party veterans stayed away.

Reporters' diary: Father, son play musical chairs

The now on-now off relationship between Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav has already left Shivpal Yadav on no-man’s land.

Apparently, when Yogi was sworn in as chief minister on March 19, the stars were not favourable.

Reporters' diary: Bad stars for Yogi

Top astrologers in the state blame the wrong timing of Yogi’s swearing-in.