The Pioneer

Correction by default

Vijay Mallya’s extradition is significant in more ways than one in an election season It was bad enough that the poster boy of defaulters, Vijay Mallya, managed to sneak out of the country with all his now legendary number of suitcases

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New dilemma

The Congress has to now deal with its old coterie and be decisive about leadership issues The Congress celebrations, now that everybody has labelled the Assembly results as the nose-in-the-ground anointment of its new chief Rahul Gandhi, need to simmer down and

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Modi Government Bites the Dust: Congress Shines in State Elections

The Modi-Shah BJP team has finally been halted in its tracks.  Therefore, signaling the emergence of Congress as a fighting force once again. The Kaalchakra (wheel of time), philosophers tell us, never stays stationary. But this time, the electoral Kaalchakra

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No quick fixes

Opposition unity has to go beyond optics and take everybody along if it wants voters to be serious Whatever today’s election results might be, they are bound to have some psychological hold in the run-up to 2019. The BJP needs

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A gaping hole

Till we charge road officials and agencies with culpable homicide for deaths caused by potholes, the SC can do little Road safety, unfortunately in this country, continues to be a subject of bland seminars and extra-curricular school campaigns but is

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Home delivery

The apex court has earned the gratitude of home buyers by cracking down on errant builders like Amrapali The Supreme Court has rightly come down on errant builders with a firm hand. The first major construction giant to be severely

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Modi’s masterstroke

Michel’s testimony in the AgustaWestland case can stem the Cong crusade on Rafale and put it in a tough spot The extradition of AgustaWestland “fixer” Christian Michel is no doubt a masterstroke of the Modi Government, considering that it has been under

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Not in the cow’s name

With cops being killed at Bulandshahr, vigilantism cannot be allowed to run amok or deployed as a political ploy The brutal killing of policemen by a mob of cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr, which ran amok enraged by the sight of carcasses

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Paris burns again

India isn’t immune to fuel price protests and France is a further lesson why policy cannot be totally people-unfriendly Who would have thought that the Arc de Triomphe would be defiled or that Champs-Elysee would be a screaming sea of

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Farmers’ plank

The Opposition needs to make good on this non-partisan issue if it wants to rein in BJP in 2019 The farmers’ agitation in Delhi galvanised what seemed amorphous and truth be told a bit incredulous, that of Opposition unity, riven as

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