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Opinion

Why was J&K DGP axed?

Curiously, during Governor’s Rule, the governor was allowed to leave ahead of panchayat polls.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The ‘illiberal streak’ in our society is growing

Here in India, citizens are turning away tiredly from the daily outrage over who is an “urban Naxal” and who a “Maoist”.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Lies, damned pretences and statistics

Not being a gambler or not having, at the time, any money to gamble, my friends and I never bought the “opening” sheet.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: Meditation for a stress-free living

The meditation process helps us on two levels. First, it helps us by bringing about physical relaxation.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Edit

Landmark SC order: Gay sex not a crime

Same-sex relationships had been badly affected by rigid and systematic discrimination with gays also subjected to police harassment.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Edit

Govt’s ‘dalit’ advisory wrong

The term “dalit” isn’t used in government documents as a rule.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Oped

Rahul must speak more on aam aadmi issues

The mass quotient and canniness of Gandhi’s electoral campaign has to increase.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: The potential of kundalini

The word “kundalini” generally refers to that dimension of energy, which is yet to realise its potential.

Friday, September 07, 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.