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A battle for survival for Congress and NCP

Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, both the Congress and the NCP have to set their houses in order. Pawar may accuse the BJP of misusing probe agencies to coerce NCP leaders but what can he offer to keep them

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Focus on the quality of balance sheet

Instead of mobilising funds through overseas sovereign bonds, the Government must focus on making its balance sheet more robust and improve the quality of fiscal discipline In the Union Budget presented on July 5, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed an

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Time to show unity among the cricketers

India has enjoyed decade-plus success on the cricket field, to see it being undone by innuendo is bizarre Ten years ago if you predicted that a sporting crisis would be ignited by one cricketer ‘unfollowing’ another on social media, you

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Time to walk the talk for need of the Soldiers

While the Modi Government lauded the daring, determination and raw courage shown by our soldiers in Kargil, it failed to walk the talk on several issues pertaining to them It was ironic that speaking to serving and retired armed forces

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Need Justice now for Unnao rape case victim

Politics be damned, the priority now should be to get justice in the Unnao rape and the strictest penalty for the offender If there is one reason why the political whataboutery and tallying criminal statistics of various party regimes in

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Need to stop human trafficking

Given the trans-national nature of trafficking, there is need for a comprehensive legislation that should factor in a well-equipped criminal justice system, a rehabilitative mechanism, ranging from the district to the national level, time-bound investigation, trial, rehabilitation and reintegration Human

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The US-Pak connection

  Though the present US-Pak bonhomie is Afghan-specific, India will have to be watchful and tread its path carefully in case Khan succeeds to placate the Taliban Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recently concluded three-day visit to the US and

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Demand of Environment Grant

The Himalayan States have demanded that the Centre give them an environment grant, not really an unfair demand India’s extremely fertile plains are nourished with water and nutrients from its mountains, like a bloodstream disseminates life force across the human

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Karnataka’s Politics takes an ugly turn

A few MLAs going back to the people for a fresh mandate on another party’s ticket is far better than dissolution of the House and fresh Assembly election The ugly political drama in Karnataka has finally ended with the defeat

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Tiger tales on International Tiger Day

Yes, the numbers of the big cat have doubled but so has the intensity of man-animal conflict. Let’s address that too In 2008, alarm bells had rung when the tiger census in the country threw up a dismally low number

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