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Opinion

Bandh shows govt, Opposition mismatch

The Left parties held their own separate “morcha” in New Delhi on the same issues that the Congress had flagged.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

At last, Delhi asks Rajapaksa for a dance

So why the invitation to Mr Rajapaksa, the man under whom Sri Lanka first inched closer to China?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Equality within communities the key, not between communities

Rather than enacting a UCC, the Law Commission has recommended that family laws of every religion must be reformed to render them gender-just.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: The art of friendship

The ideal and pursuit of friendship has been the preoccupation of all philosophers in every age.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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States must act swiftly, firmly to halt lynchings

The President and the Prime Minister have also spoken up in this regard, raging against mobs taking the law into their own hands.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Sex as a bribe is surreal

The Prevention of Corruption Act, since its earliest avatar, was in response to a particular problem within the system.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Oped

Serving air marshals join the Rafale dogfight

The Rafale was chosen after a gruelling process to pick a fighter out of six contenders for the original 126 multi-role combat aircraft requirement.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: While you are asleep!

The famous scientist Thomas Edison believed that his deepest insights originated from the sweet space between conscious and unconscious states.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Interview of the Week

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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.

Prakash Singh

‘Having a long-term policy to deal with terrorism is a major issue’

I am deliberately mentioning the Naxal problem in the end but the main area of focus for the government remains Kashmir, says Prakash Singh.

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.