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Opinion

Why was J&K DGP axed?

Curiously, during Governor’s Rule, the governor was allowed to leave ahead of panchayat polls.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The ‘illiberal streak’ in our society is growing

Here in India, citizens are turning away tiredly from the daily outrage over who is an “urban Naxal” and who a “Maoist”.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Lies, damned pretences and statistics

Not being a gambler or not having, at the time, any money to gamble, my friends and I never bought the “opening” sheet.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: Meditation for a stress-free living

The meditation process helps us on two levels. First, it helps us by bringing about physical relaxation.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

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Landmark SC order: Gay sex not a crime

Same-sex relationships had been badly affected by rigid and systematic discrimination with gays also subjected to police harassment.

Friday, September 07, 2018

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Govt’s ‘dalit’ advisory wrong

The term “dalit” isn’t used in government documents as a rule.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Oped

Rahul must speak more on aam aadmi issues

The mass quotient and canniness of Gandhi’s electoral campaign has to increase.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Oped

Mystic Mantra: The potential of kundalini

The word “kundalini” generally refers to that dimension of energy, which is yet to realise its potential.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Interview of the Week

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Congress leader Ashok Chavan

Our top priority is to stop the BJP from coming to power: Ashok Chavan

No decision has been finalised yet regarding the alliance with the Shiv Sena, says Ashok Chavan.

Shiv Sena legislator Eknath Shinde (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)

‘Uddhav Thackeray will take the final decision on forming govt with BJP’

The Shiv Sena’s priority will always be to solve problems faced by farmers, says Eknath Shinde.

Congress leader Kumari Selja	 (Photo: SONDEEP SHANKAR)

‘The BJP lost the plot as they kept asking for votes in the name of NRC, Article 370’

The Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja speaks with Ashhar KHan on the party’s performance in the polls.

Former Union minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasada	 (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘Rape accused Chinmayanand has been getting protection from the UP govt’

Former Union minister and Congress leader JITIN PRASADA, who was under house arrest, speaks with Ashhar Khan about the issue.

The Age Debate

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A file photo of the disqualified MLAs at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

Age Debate: A win for BJP and the disqualified, really?

The BJP is elated as it can look to their support - if they win the bypolls - to shore up their numbers.

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.

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.