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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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Dr Pronab Sen

‘The current GDP data doesn’t say much about economic reversal’

Pronab Sen speaks to Pawan Bali on the GDP data for the second quarter released on Thursday.

Syed Akbaruddin, India’s permanent representative at the UN

India’s ICJ win: ‘The contest was about the future of multilateralism’

Diplomacy is all about utilising every opportunity to promote your interests and following the best path to pursue your goals, says Syed Akbaruddin.

C Uday Bhaskar

‘India must remain engaged on how global commons is managed’

The quad is currently a consultative body and has not acquired any operational profile, says Uday Bhaskar.

Anumita Roychowdhury

‘Delhi-NCR has to reduce particulate pollution by as much as 74%’

No other city has seen so many news headlines on air pollution as Delhi has, says Anumita Roychowdhury.

The Age Debate

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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.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi at the Congress Working Committee meeting at 10, Janpath in New Delhi. (Photo: PT)

Age Debate: From prince to king

Rahul Gandhi’s elevation will galvanise the Congress ahead of the 2019 elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Long-term pain or gain?

One year after demonetisation, the Indian economy is still hurting.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Dineshwar Sharma, former Director of Intelligence Bureau. (Photo: PTI/File)

Peace on its way?

The interlocutor’s role is futile if the Centre is unwilling to discuss autonomy for J&K.

Reporter's Diary

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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.

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.