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KEEPING THE FAITH

Supreme Court has upheld gender equality by questioning the ban on women of a certain age entering the Sabarimala temple Devotion and faith have no gender and the seeker has the divine right to seek solace in a shrine without

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PRASAD’S OFFER

BJP, Congress should work together onWomen’s Reservation Bill and triple talaq law Women, who have an almost equal heft as male voters going by Election Commission figures for 2014 and who outran men in turning out for the UP Assembly

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Queen’s Stratagem

Will Mayawati defeat BJP in 2019? Why the Bahujan Samaj Party who drew a blank in the 2014 poll not thinking of number of seats for the upcoming elections. In any other country, indeed even in India for anyone but

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THRILLS AND SPILLS

Russia 2018 is being hailed as one of the finest World Cups over the past three decades It was a Final which had everything — controversial decisions, pitch invasion, own goal, first teenage goal scorer since Pele and a comic

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Can the Canniest Politician, Nawaz Sharif perform Houdini-like escape this time?

Nawaz Sharif, being one of the canniest politicians in the world, will try his best to get out of the jail. But can he be successful in performing a Houdini-like escape this time? Nawaz Sharif would never have imagined that

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BIHAR BONHOMIE

More than for the NDA, the reiteration of the BJP-JDU alliance in Bihar is significant for the Opposition We have been flagging in these columns for a while now that the Opposition seems far too cock-a-hoop at the prospect of

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REVENGE MATCH

It is payback time for Croatia against a team that had crushed its dream in the 1998 World Cup final When Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic went past English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 109th minute of the second Semi-Final to

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EMINENCE BY GREASE?

Eminence grise is a term of respectability. But for an ‘eminent’, non-existent institution, eminence by greased palms may be more appropriate The predictable furore over the grant of “Institution of Eminence” status to the non-existent Jio University was bound to happen. The

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Increased Manufacturing Capacity, Job Generation from Samsung’s Greater Noida Plant

Samsung’s manufacturing plant inaugurated in Greater Noida yesterday is one of the greatest deals of the Modi government. Where are the jobs?” is a constant refrain of the Opposition parties and especially Rahul Gandhi on his infrequent sojourns to India.

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SAVE THE BOYS

The world is transfixed by the ongoing rescue effort for the boys trapped in a cave in Thailand and their will to survive Hardly does a story of human endeavour feature in the chaos and conflict of information and interpretation.

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