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The Urdu Press: Troubled Valley
Compiled by Seema Chishti Rashtriya Sahara, in an editorial on July 11, writes: “The present situation in the Kashmir valley has created great problems for the Mehbooba Mufti government. The people are pained and angry because of the perception that, in [...]
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Drugged to denial
Illustration by: C R Sasikumar Hyperbole surrounding Udta Punjab — the recent film highlighting the drug menace in that state, obscures certain realities. There seems to be a sens [...]
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People will worship Mamata Banerjee as a deity in future: Kabir Suman
Kolkata, July 21: Eminent musician and former Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Kabir Suman on Thursday made a passionate appeal to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for releasing political prisoners lodged in jails across the state.Participating in the Trinamool's annual Martyr's Day [...]
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'In the name of 'gau raksha', communal tension is being created'
Kolkata, July 21: Expressing concern over the rise of 'cow protection' vigilantes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asserted the peoples' "right to choice" and warned against the bid to "saffronise everything".Addressing a party rally in the city, the [...]
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Beyond capital
On Tuesday, the government said it was releasing Rs 22,915 crore as the first installment towards capital infusion into 13 state-owned banks to provide liquidity support and also to help them raise funds from the market. Banks weighed down by huge bad loa [...]
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The pliant steward
The job description should perhaps specify, that along with the requisite experience, she/he should have no hesitation to stand up, disagree and point fingers. The United Nations Se [...]
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Noida-based company denies maternity leave to pregnant employee; asks her to resign
Noida, July 21: At a time when the Indian government is making efforts to make the journey of pregnant working women, a smooth one, a Noida-based private company meted out a shocking treatment to one of its pregnant employee. The incident [...]
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Rough Waters Ahead
Philippine crewmen gesture towards a Chinese Coast Guard ship as they block them from entering Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. (AP File Photo/Bullit Marquez) The verdict [...]
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Modi government anchored in glib marketing slogans, exaggeration: Sonia
New Delhi, July 20: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, launching a frontal attack on the Modi government, said that it was "anchored in slick marketing events, glib marketing slogans, repackaging and in embellishment and exaggeration".Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here on [...]
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Led by the fringe
Gujarat is seeing unprecedented mobilisation of Dalits over the brutal assault on a family of tannery workers by self-styled gau rakshaks for skinning a dead cow. The vigilantes reportedly uploaded a video of the assault on social media — seven men were [...]
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Rs 5,000 fine on using pressure horns, removing silencers: National Green Tribunal
New Delhi, Jul 18: The National Green Tribunal today cracked the whip on individuals causing noise pollution in the city and announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on those using pressure horns and removing silencers from their vehicles. A bench headed [...]
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A barometer of performance
The awareness about the existence of the portal is evidently increasing. Resolving citizen grievances is a job for the department of administrative reforms and public grievances (DA [...]
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'Difficult for Finmin to hike MPLAD allocation to Rs 25 cr'
New Delhi, Jul 20: A proposal for five-fold increase in annual allocation under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development scheme from Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore has not found favour with the Finance Ministry, Parliament was informed today. [...]
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Telescope: Grace and the lack of it
Sania Mirza and Melania Trump. First, some good news. It’s rare, make that, extremely rare, to hear someone articulate a lucid statement of identity without pushing all the melodr [...]
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Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis under attack over transfer of dead Excise official
New Delhi, July 20: Opposition is training guns on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for a transfer order of an Excise Inspector, who had died three years ago. Name of this Excise Inspector is Sandip Maruti Sabale who reportedly died three [...]
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The coming revolution in Indian banking
Illustration: CR Sasikumar Once in a while a major disruption or discontinuity happens which has huge consequences. In 2007, the internet and the mobile phone came together in a who [...]
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L'affaire Siddhu: BJP has only itself to blame
New Delhi, July 20: The monsoon session of parliament was being projected as a triumphant one for the BJP with those opposing the GST Bill falling in line. Its passage was being seen more as a question of when, rather than [...]
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Gujarat Dalit attacks: The youth were doing their job, as they have been expected for centuries
A video grab of the incident in Gujarat. There is a legend associated with the origin of low caste leather workers in India. Four brothers belonging to a high caste agricultural fam [...]
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New umpires
With the Supreme Court giving the BCCI a six-month deadline to implement Justice R.M. Lodha’s game-changing recommendations, the start of 2017 is expected to coincide with Indian cricket’s new beginning. So by early next year, as is wanted by the SC, [...]
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Was Rahul Gandhi sleeping in Parliament?
New Delhi, July 20: Congress left red-faced once again after its vice president Rahul Gandhi was caught taking a nap in Parliament on Wednesday. Reports say that Gandhi was seen sleeping while a serious debate on Dalit issue was going on [...]
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