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Thunder in Chennai

Dhinakaran’s RK Nagar win has plunged Tamil Nadu into another round of political churning If there were any questions about AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa’s hegemonic hold over her party — given that pictures of her conscious self in her last days did

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Economic Survey: Air India privatisation will be key to improve Indian airlines’ intl market share

New delhi: Why exactly is the Modi government going ahead with plans to privatise/disinvest Air India? Is it because of the airline’s continued losses, demand for government funding under a previously approved turnaround plan and its dismal share of the

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MAHARAJA IN TROUBLE –

Why privatisation of Air India seems to be the only solution to revive the ailing national carrier Air India, was the Maharaja in scheduled air transport service and domestic scheduled passenger airline until it started facing severe competition from private

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ANALYSIS Questions that the 1,500-Page 2G Scam verdict didn’t Answer

The entire case should have collapsed on that very day when the order on the charges was to be pronounced, with a direction to exonerate all accused, if what the 2G verdict now holds is the correct view – subject to

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Law catches up with Lalu

RJD chief could not wish away the ghost of fodder scam A special CBI court has sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to three- and-a-half years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him in a fodder

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Shooting the messenger

UIDAI is barking up the wrong tree to find out how the system can be foiled Systems are vulnerable, this is one fact of life that we must always keep in the back of our minds. No matter how well

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Growth pangs

India’s GDP forecast of 6.S per cent is an impressive number but sadly not enough The most remarkable achievement in terms of economic progress of the past quarter-century has been China. The People’s Republic of China cast of years of

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White House meltdown

Trump-Bannon row is making the world’s most powerful building look like a dysfunctional place An American author and columnist Michael Wolff was given unprecedented access to the first weeks of the Donald Trump White House and his new book, Fire

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Undermining One India

Dalit assertion must be welcomed but, equally, radicalization should be resisted The notion of One India which, contrary to state contraction theorists, Islamist/secularised Christian discourses, Left-leaning political parties, the effete liberal intelligentsia and other malcontents who are repulsed by the

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