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Opinion

Laughing celebrity brides

The curly-moustache sporting groom, Ranveer Singh, is resting on cushions next to Padukone.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Road to 2019 is fraught with possibilities

Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath have largely been confined within their regions and limitations.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Mystic Mantra: Let’s emulate Santa’s generosity to share

The blame for commercialising St. Nicholas goes to Coca-Cola, which in 1931 for the first time used Santa Claus with Coca-Cola in his hand.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

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Let political discourse not get coarse

If the country’s top leaders do not maintain a gracious discourse, colleagues lower down fail to observe appropriate norms.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

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Crack down on goons in UP, give slain cop justice

When SHO Singh was seriously injured by stones flying about him, he was carried to his vehicle by policemen who sought to rush him to hospital.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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Memories of a gentler era

Bill Clinton, offers an example of true greatness in bipartisanship, and has a fairytale ring at these times.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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Why ‘competitive federalism’ could help to boost India’s eco rankings

Most of the time countries with low ranks are criticised at domestic as well as international levels.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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Mystic Mantra: The journey inward

Religion is something so sublime that it can give meaning and context to our lives.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Interview of the Week

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Congress leader Sachin Pilot

‘Whenever the BJP wins, it is attributed to the policies of the Central govt’

There is a clear mandate that has been given by the people against the BJP in these three states, says Sachin Pilot.

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot

‘Cong template is very simple: Deliver what you promise’

The BJP realises that it does not have answers to the questions being raised by the people, says Sachin Pilot.

Prakash Ambedkar (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)

‘Maharashtra’s BJP govt creating new divisions between Marathas & OBCs’

The OBC community will have to stand on its own, says Prakash Ambedkar.

Naeem Akhtar

‘The PDP, NC and Congress agenda was to protect J&K’s special status’

There are apprehensions about Article 35A and other litigation regarding Article 370, says Naeem Akhtar.

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.