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Opinion

Naidu’s sit-in cements Oppn coordinator role

Naidu recalled the “special package” for five years promised by former PM Manmohan Singh when Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

State police-Centre confrontation can have dangerous fallout; defuse crisis

The Saradha-Narada cases are well known now, though interesting details continue to be regurgitated in the media as titillating titbits.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mystic Mantra: The shakti of the Siddhasan

During dhyan, slight heat gets generated in the body that is emitted from the Kundalini.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Fresh revelations on Rafale need answers

The PMO has no experts of the kind needed to select an advanced combat aircraft.

Monday, February 11, 2019

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Polls inspire biopics too

The 2019 general election, however, seems unique, having spurred activity in Bollywood too — it’s literally raining biopics.

Monday, February 11, 2019

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Global war on terror seems to be fizzling out

The Pakistan Army’s total focus is on the “proxy war” launched against India using India-specific militant outfits under its control.

Monday, February 11, 2019

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Mystic Mantra: Healing through compassion

Compassion is often seen as a distant, altruistic ideal cultivated by saints or as an unrealistic response of the naively kind-hearted.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Interview of the Week

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Prakash Javadekar	 (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘We are seeking votes on development as well as on national security’

We are not asking people to join our party depending on their caste, says Prakash Javadekar.

Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, former DRDO chief

‘Be prepared to fight wars... in outer space’

The role of the kinetic kill vehicle is very significant and comes into play only at the end to kill the target, says Vijay Kumar Saraswat.

Congress leader Sam Pitroda (Photo: SONDEEP SHANKAR)

‘Rajiv Gandhi was more of a tinkerer, Rahul Gandhi is more of a thinker’

Pitroda, who has worked with both Rajiv Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, says that while the former was more of a “tinkerer”, the son is a “thinker”.

Manoj Sinha 	(Photo: BIPLAB BANERJEE)

‘If Priyanka sincerely starts working from now, the Congress can see better results’

My good wishes are with her and I also congratulate her for the task she has been given officially by her party, says Sinha.

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.