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Opinion

Silver lining in US policy

Trump’s “Mexican Wall” stays as a firm proposal even as measures against immigrants from Central America are tightening.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Why is the US hell-bent on starting a war against Iran?

The Iranian armed forces showed they were no pushovers when Saddam Hussein attacked their country back in 1980.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

I voted to keep majoritarianism at bay

Civilised people do not do it, civilised people do not condone it, or justify it or ignore it.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Interview of the Week

‘Why can’t nationalism be a poll issue? India is in safe hands’

The BJP has no intention of toppling the Madhya Pradesh government, says Chouhan.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Oped

Dilli Ka Babu: Power tussle during polls

The Modi sarkar has been working at streamlining the bureaucracy, to cut out the deadwood from the government.

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Interview of the Week

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India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin addresses the world body in New York.

‘A terrorist is no one’s friend... The global revulsion over Pulwama led to Azhar vote’

By March there was a broad-based coalition, unlike ever before, seeking the listing of Masood Azhar, says Syed Akbaruddin.

BJP candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur

‘I am waging a dharm-yudh against those who maligned Sanatan Dharma’

Bhopal is known for its lakes and Congress members encroached upon these lakes

BJP minister of state Col. (Retd) Rajyavardhan Rathore	 (Photo: Biplab Banerjee)

‘Congress is the party that committed a scam even in the field of sports’

Narendra Modi’s name is a synonym for strong, decisive and transparent government which also empowers people, says Rathore.

Yogendra Puranik

So much to be done in India, says a desi neta from Japan

Yogendra Puranik, a naturalised Japanese, secured 6,477 votes, the fifth-highest of the 226,561 valid ballots cast on April 21.

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.