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Opinion

Demographics: Keep politics out

The talk of global population growth, including India’s and China’s, that account for 40 per cent of humanity, isn’t new.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Government, RBI must work closely for a ‘big bang’ cut

Every bank has to deposit a percentage of their deposits in the RBI to safeguard the interests of the depositors.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

From state to 2 UTs: Govt must get the ‘constitutional rewiring’ right

A certain rectitude, restraint and dignified empathy for the common person on the street will go a long way in healing the seeds of distrust.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Oped

Mystic Mantra: Compassion is a quality of Mother India

Never take advantage of power. This is the way India has always lived. This was not her weakness but feminine strength.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Interview of the Week

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Rajya Sabha MP and RSS thinker Rakesh Sinha

‘Jammu & Ladakh have been victims of Nehru’s sympathy for Sheikh Abdullah’

Article 370 was just an administrative mechanism between the Union government and the state — it was nothing more than that, says Rakesh Sinha.

Ashwani Kumar (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)

‘It could have been done better... but BJP had put Art. 370 dilution upfront in its manifesto’

The people of Kashmir are bound to feel unhappy and betrayed about this, says Ashwani Kumar.

M.K. Vishnu Prasad	 (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘Govt has a total majority for passing bills, so Opposition voices are not heard’

The government has a total majority, so our voices are not really heard, even though several young MPs are raising their voices, says Vishnu Prasad.

Amroha MP Kunwar Danish Ali	 (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘The 10th Schedule should be amended. Defections are a mockery of democracy’

The unfortunate part of today’s politics is that the legislature is being undermined, says Amroha MP.

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.