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Mystic Mantra: The exaltation of the Cross

The crucifix, however, normally found inside a church or a building is a Cross having also the image of Jesus on it.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

‘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:

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Juggling US & Russia, India needs a Plan B

The important issue for the IN would be to have safe and secure communications-cum-data links with its other non-American origin units.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Yet again, no lessons learnt

The regrettable loss of lives can invariably be put down to poor roads, poorer driving and poor upkeep of infrastructure and public transport.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Interview of the Week

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Kapil Sibal (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘Persecution, not prosecution’

We want to go to the Supreme Court as it is our constitutional right to challenge the order in a higher court, says Kapil.

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.

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.