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Opinion

Bandh shows govt, Opposition mismatch

The Left parties held their own separate “morcha” in New Delhi on the same issues that the Congress had flagged.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

At last, Delhi asks Rajapaksa for a dance

So why the invitation to Mr Rajapaksa, the man under whom Sri Lanka first inched closer to China?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Equality within communities the key, not between communities

Rather than enacting a UCC, the Law Commission has recommended that family laws of every religion must be reformed to render them gender-just.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: The art of friendship

The ideal and pursuit of friendship has been the preoccupation of all philosophers in every age.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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States must act swiftly, firmly to halt lynchings

The President and the Prime Minister have also spoken up in this regard, raging against mobs taking the law into their own hands.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Sex as a bribe is surreal

The Prevention of Corruption Act, since its earliest avatar, was in response to a particular problem within the system.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Oped

Serving air marshals join the Rafale dogfight

The Rafale was chosen after a gruelling process to pick a fighter out of six contenders for the original 126 multi-role combat aircraft requirement.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: While you are asleep!

The famous scientist Thomas Edison believed that his deepest insights originated from the sweet space between conscious and unconscious states.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Interview of the Week

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Former Union minister Ashwani Kumar. (Photo: G.N. JHA)

‘The Congress must fight the 2019 poll battle on the Freedom versus Fear issue’

He further added that the gravity of our challenges and the smallness of our politics do not go well together.

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.

The Age Debate

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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.

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.

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.