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Opinion

J&K: Time for politics

Our top security professionals are doing a splendid job, but they appreciate they can only prepare the ground for a political opening to be made.

Monday, October 23, 2017

India-US ties: Can’t wish away Pak factor

India appears to form an increasingly important part of America’s new worldview.

Monday, October 23, 2017

EC’s conduct needs careful watching

The Election Commission knew how to put the vilest of political monsters in their place.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Oped

Reporters' Diary: Diwali loses sheen in UP

The Samajwadi Party has always been generous on festivals but the year-long infighting has taken its toll.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Interview of the Week

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A.P. Singh

‘Kumar and his team were handed over a shoddy investigation’

The high court’s verdict does not say that the Talwars didn’t do it but that there’s not enough evidence against them, says AP Singh.

Sunil Kumar Sinha

‘The economy is at a stage where it needs govt’s handholding’

Borrowing cost of the government will go up and across the board the interest rates will go up in the capital markets,

Ali Mohammad Sagar, National Conference general secretary (Photo: H.U. Naqash)

‘On Kashmir, go beyond the slogans and rhetoric’

If Article 35A goes, the state-subject law which is in force since 1927 can also get diluted, says Ali Mohammad Sagar.

Milind Deora

‘If we’re irrelevant then why is BJP wasting time commenting on us?’

I have said this earlier too that we were unable to gauge the mood of the people in 2014 and even in 2012, says Milind Deora.

The Age Debate

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Age Debate: A trump card?

Modi govt is tweaking GST slabs as the BJP is getting nervous about Gujarat polls.

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielding broom during a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg Police Station after launch of Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI/File)

Scheme or daydream?

Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan remains limited to photo ops and rhetoric

Currently, the GST regime slots items under rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent.

Easing the burden?

Reducing number of GST slabs won’t benefit the poor, or those hit hardest by the tax.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: AP)

An obsession or a reality?

As a rising power, India should not focus only on Pakistan at the UN and elsewhere.

Reporter's Diary

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The road that caved in created a 20-feet-deep pit and prevented Mr Yadav from moving out of his bungalow.

Reporters' Diary: Rough road for Mulayam

PWD officials rush in to fill up the gaping hole but the road keeps caving in again and again.

What set the board apart was that in Hindi, it was written that if found spitting; the fine would be Rs 500. In English, the board said, “Do not spit — otherwise fine of Rs 250 will be imposed.”

Spit in English or Hindhi?

nion tribal affairs minister Jual Oram is the man of his own, he never cares for the world when he decides to speak or do something.

The controversy reached to a stage that everybody started searching about the role of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Indian politics.

Of RSS ideologue and maverick Rout

A programme on the birth centenary of late Indira Gandhi in Lucknow saw Congressmen in their old avatar.

The potato crop this year had been harvested before the Yogi government came to power, but the minister made his point.

Yogi, the god of potatoes

The BJP is abuzz with rumours of how a certain party leader is trying hard to accommodate his spouse at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.