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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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Sukhendu Sekhar Roy

‘We favour Opposition unity against autocratic Central rule’

Mamata Banerjee was the first voice against the wrong implementation of the GST, says Sukhendu Sekhar Roy.

Dharmakirti Joshi

‘The Budget is not based on crazy assumptions, but on realistic ones’

The fiscal account came under strain despite the government exceeding its divestment target after many years, says Dharmakirti Joshi.

CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

‘Priority is to ensure RSS-backed polity doesn’t control state power’

We will require the independent strength of our party and its political interventional capacities to grow stronger, says Sitaram Yechury.

Former chief minister of Haryana and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda

'Haryana Govt has lost the trust of people, CM must quit now'

The principal Opposition, the Congress Party, is up in arms and has demanded the removal of the state chief minister M.L. Khattar.

The Age Debate

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: AP)

Faith as power strategy

Rahul’s temple run and projecting a ‘soft Hindu’ image may not help Cong in polls.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Photo: PTI)

A game-changer or a sop

The new mega health insurance scheme can transform the lives of India’s poor.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  (Photo: PTI)

Age Debate: A sensible idea, or partisan

A hasty push for simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls will be anti-democratic.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: File/PTI)

Age Debate: Of morality, or just politics?

The AAP is wrong to accuse the EC of acting at the BJP’s behest to disqualify its MLAs.

Reporter's Diary

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (Photo: PTI)

Reporters’ Diary: Naveen misses the mission

Recently the Aam Aadmi Party set up a stall to sell pakodas in Lucknow when the cops chased them away.

The incident caught in a video camera had gone viral later, causing acute embarrassment to him.

‘Kabhi Gussa, Kabhi Pyar’

The transformation noticed in him at Babai was truly amazing, a member of the delegation observed.

The BJD immediately lapped up the minister’s gaffe and attacked the BJP, saying it deliberately wanted to defame the state government for political mileage.

Scoring a suicidal goal

Mr Gohain blamed the ruling BJD — an arch-rival of the BJP — for adopting dilatory approach to acquire land for various projects.

The state government is also forcing employees to take VRS if they do not wish to be shown the door on grounds of poor performance.

Clean-up in UP

The state government is also forcing employees to take VRS if they do not wish to be shown the door on grounds of poor performance.