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Opinion

Sigh of relief for judiciary

Dipak Misra rode the storm, not giving quarter to his detractor colleagues.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Dissent & democracy: A real debate needed

Some of the recent arrests were under UAPA, a law that turns on its head the principle that everybody is innocent till proven guilty.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Mystic Mantra: Hasrat’s syncretic spirituality

Through his mystic poetry, Hasrat dedicated beautiful tributes of love and devotion.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Oped

Of skyrocketing fuel prices, fiscal prudence and its electoral effect

Dharmendra Pradhan’s background does not justify his current position.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

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Truths and half-truths on eco slowdown

Interestingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr Rajan are on the same page on the quality of governance in banks.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

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A boost for HDK

The BJP, which regained power in Shivamogga and won a total of 875 wards, up from 683 in 2013, has less to smile about.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

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Will more Indian kids be able to pay off rishirin?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi once said:

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Oped

Gov Malik and a ‘political solution’ in J&K

Pertinently, Governor’s Rule can last only six months, after which the President directly rules the state.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

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Mystic Mantra: Teachers everywhere, learners everyone

True teachers not only train the mind but also touch the heart.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Interview of the Week

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Congress leader Salman Khurshid

‘Distortion of democracy is evident. Is its dismantling on the way?’

There is no clarity of thought and vision in the government on how to get the economy back on track, says Salman Khurshid.

Former Indian Army chief General V. P. Malik

‘Pak’s nuke talk is loose talk, but cannot rule out a limited war’

National security is not just defence; it is all other departments put together, says VP Malik.

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda (Photo: AFP)

‘Siddaramaiah behind fall of our govt, I’ll now fight both Congress & BJP’

He asserted that the present BJP government headed by Mr B.S. Yediyurappa may not complete its term.

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.

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.