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Opinion

Inflation still RBI’s key fear

The fears that the government will miss its fiscal deficit target due to farm loan waivers will be known once this exercise is over in the states.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Autonomy and freedom versus indoctrination

The “love jihad” bogey has been effectively used by the RSS and other Hindu right wing groups during election campaigns in several states.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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Mystic Mantra: Liberate the man, please!

Everybody is made of male and female chromosomes, without that no birth is possible.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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With Rahul Gandhi’s elevation, changes loom in Congress

There is no question that Mr Gandhi is a dynast, and the issue of family connections does loom large in the Congress.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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A craftsman par excellence

More than being an immensely successful actor, Shashi was also a craftsman who did much for the performing arts.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Seeds of diversity, resilience and freedom

Swadeshi seeds have been bred for drought tolerance, flood tolerance as well as salt tolerance.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Mystic Mantra: The power of meditation

Meditation is the only method to sharpen the intellect or buddhi.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Gujarat: Tight race heads for a photo-finish?

The issue of development in Gujarat has always polarised opinions, and our survey too reveals a mixed set of responses.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Interview of the Week

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BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain

‘Vajpayeeji used to say the nation is bigger than the organisation’

Youngest Cabinet minister post-Independence, and the credit goes to Vajpayeeji, says Shahnawaz Hussain.

Rajya Sabha member B.K. Hariprasad

‘It’s Cong’s responsibility to stitch a proper alliance to fight the BJP’

The Congress has got presence in all states and villages. Maybe not in terms of votes, but definitely in terms of organisation, says Hariprasad.

Rakesh Sinha

‘NRC must reach West Bengal, as it has become mother of counter-federalism’

Banerjee is trying to grab the Opposition space which is witnessing a vacuum, says Rakesh Sinha.

Jignesh Mevani

‘Together, Mayawati and I can build a pan-India dalit movement’

I am four times more popular than Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, but I don’t have a car of my own, says Jignesh Mevani.

The Age Debate

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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.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Age Debate: ‘Lateral entry’ to end IAS raj?

The lateral entry of professionals will make the Indian bureaucracy better, more efficient.

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.