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DEATH IS NOT THE ANSWER

Merits of death penalty aside, is adding to crimes eligible for capital punishment a cop out? Across the world there have been endless debates on the death penalty, whether it is correct or not for the state to deprive its own citizens

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GRAMMAR OF JUSTICE

India’s Left-illiberal, communitarian cabal needs to be told justice is not an irregular verb Teachers at the better schools in India from the 1940s through till the 1990s spent a half-century teaching pupils English grammar and all its tortuous but

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NARENDRABHAI IN LONDON

Modi’s town hall in London was a hit. He should do it in India, next This is not Narendra Modi’s first visit to London as Prime Minister. Indeed, his first visit to the Capital of India’s former coloniser was a far

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A CASHLESS SOCIETY

Whether cash crunch is a devious ploy or public reaction post-demonetisation, impact is same In the aftermath of the evening of November 8, 2016, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that most of the cash in our pockets was going to be

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JUSTICE PARTIALLY SERVED

Mecca Masjid verdict absolves the ‘framed’ but justice will only be done when culprits are punished The loss of nine precious Indian lives and the injuries inflicted on another 58 worshippers at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad when an improvised explosive

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FIGHTING LEFT EXTREMISM

Maoist influence abating is good news for those who believe in non-violence and democracy Identified as the “single biggest security threat to the nation” not so long ago, Maoist/Naxalite terrorism, known as Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in officialise, is in

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GREAT SHOW AT CWG

The healthy medal tally proves our athletes are getting there and are Olympics-ready India’s performance at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) has indeed been commendable, considering we broke new ground with stellar team performances in badminton and table tennis —

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Trump’s way

Western commentators are aghast at the new ‘Trump Tower’ development. They shouldn’t be Whether some people like it or not, US President Donald Trump has built a very powerful brand. It is highly unlikely that Trump would have won the Presidency

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Coal calling

Private coal mining is welcome but Government must ensure it doesn’t become a gravy train Gold mining as is more or less over in any substantive way in India after the exhaustion of the Kolar Gold Field veins by the

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Parking woes

Delhi’s new parking policy will be the end of the neighbourhood in absence of an alternative Delhi has grown around the cult of the car with much of the urbanisation in the city occurring in the southern half which was

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