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CONGRESS CONUNDRUM

Rahul is working with the Opposition to defeat the BJP, which is fine. But whither Congress post-2019? The Congress Party under party president Rahul Gandhi has obviously made a crucial political assessment. It is this: The Narendra Modi-led BJP/NDA Government must be

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Ramzan Ceasefire: No Decision Yet On Extension Of Truce, Says Home Ministry

A ceasefire must be called off and those who challenge to pick up the gun against the nation must be eliminated. The Narendra Modi Government must not fall into the trap of previous NDA regimes which sought to burnish their

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BREXITANNIA WAIVES RULES

UK has become a favourite destination for dodgy characters with questionable sources of funds Where does the United Kingdom head from here? This is something that is being debated intensely in the halls of Westminster as the country is left

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Lateral Entry into Civil Service

The bureaucracy needs to embrace lateral entry, technology, and the ‘perform or perish’ culture. Bureaucrats are not exactly among the most loved people in India. Often considered snooty, self-serving, impervious to people’s issues and even corrupt, many are delighted that

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PRESIDENT’S GAMBIT

Trump may not have taken chess lessons but he appears to be playing on two tables simultaneously The photograph taken of US President Donald Trump sitting across a table arms crossed while Angela Merkel, leaning forward standing on the other side of

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SC Passes Orders for Proper Management of Odisha’s Jagannath Temple

The Supreme Court on Friday engaged the Centre to set up a committee to study how temples of architectural and cultural importance across the nation are being managed, particularly in the interest of devotees and utilisation of offerings/donations. Finally, it

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POLITICAL PERAMBULATION

Forget the chemistry or lack of it between the BJP and its allies, it’s the mathematics that’s vital BJP president Amit Shah‘s outreach to National Democratic Alliance allies is gathering pace. Having already met Ram Vilas Paswan earlier this week and

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Plastic Waste: Slowly Choking the Planet

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a major problem for which we are paying a lot. It is not that we do not know what to do with plastic waste that’s slowly choking the planet. It is about changing our

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GE 2019: THE GREAT GAMBLE (Rest of India Vs Modi-Shah)

By-poll results show the Opposition knows what it’s doing; the question is, how will the BJP respond? At the apogee of the Narendra Modi wave a couple of years ago, BJP president Amit Shah, having settled the party hierarchy and got the

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FLY HIGH, AIR INDIA

The national airline is part of modern India’s heritage and must not be sold for a few pieces of silver Air India is probably one of the most potent and iconic symbols of contemporary India. Generations have grown up admiring its

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