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Replace EVMs With Paper Ballots: Opposition Parties

The Opposition is in discussion with the EC to consider replacing EVMs with paper ballots to prevent tampering. On the face of it, the plan of the 17 Opposition parties including the Congress to meet the Election Commission and press

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Impending Danger

Government plans the right move vis-à-vis the SC/ST Act undermines a sober, reasoned judicial order. In pre-election season, with the Opposition rapidly galvanising itself and harvesting every kind of anxiety among disadvantaged sections and farmers, the ruling BJP is leaving

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POLITICS BEGINS

Political battle lines over NRC have been drawn and the debate is likely to get heated as elections approach If anyone was naïve enough to think the publication of the final draft of the National Registrar of Citizens(NRC) for Assam on

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What’s up with the NRC Report?

The final draft of the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) report is a welcome sight, but the thought behind it is confusing many, and hurting those who are left out. The sheer volume of commentary and diversity of opinion on

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Modi Government a Suit-Boot ki Sarkaar: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress has made a mountain out of molehill with Modi’s proximity to Gujarati industrialists. The Prime Minister is right, he does nothing wrong in meeting and talking to industrialists. The accusation made by Congress president Rahul Gandhi that this

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Challenges of Bill on Data Privacy

The recommendations of Srikrishna Committee on data privacy bill are strong in intent but there are many challenges ahead. The Justice BN Srikrishna Committee’s report on data privacy that was submitted to the Government this week is a landmark for

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IMRAN’S PAKISTAN

But where will he find his Wasim, Waqar or even a Miandad to take Pakistan forward Imran Khan’s 1992 World Cup winning team was nothing if not tenacious. In the memorable semi-final against New Zealand, they knocked out the co-hosts

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MANAGING AMERICA

India needs to walk a tightrope when it comes to US sanctions and the need for resources, weapons and trade deals In one of the better moments for Indian foreign policy in the past few weeks, India managed to secure

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Supreme Court Lifts Blanket Ban on Peaceful Protests Outside Delhi’s Jantar Mantar

The blanket ban on protests around Delhi’s iconic Jantar Mantar on Monday was lifted by the Apex Court which said peaceful protests in the area are allowed. There are good reasons in principle for the Supreme Court’s lifting of a

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ROAD AHEAD

Rahul Gandhi was endorsed as a Prime Ministerial candidate at CWC meet but questions remain When Congress chief Rahul Gandhi first said publicly, in reply to a journalist’s question, during the campaign for the Karnataka Assembly election that he would be the

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