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Tablighi Jamaat : 1000 years of revenge

Two contradictions are evident. Through April and May this year, the government vilified Tablighi Jamat, a social organization that claims to be apolitical but has deep religious roots. The health...

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Backdoor entry of Private players in Railway Production Units ?

To Shri G C Murmu C&AG Dear Shri Murmu, The People’s Commission has come to know that the Railway Board is opening a backdoor entry to private corporates, Indian and...

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Among the first of the doyens

AS we mark the 95th birthday of a man who made exemplary contribution during his service and subsequently to the society, we have...

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Black thunder, silver lightning

I was the first one in the family to join the Indian Army. Both my father and grandfather were in the Civil Services...

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Perennial Reformist

NARENDRA Kumar was born on July 10, 1957, in Delhi’s Karol Bagh, in a family deep into poverty. His father Late Lila Ram...

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Will BJP be able to retain back 23 out of 48 Maharashtra Lok Sabha Seats?

There are 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. This time Lok Sabha elections are going to be held in four phases in the...

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Yadav V/S Jats : Fierce fight in Bhiwani

Can you imagine that Bhiwani of Bansilal, the so-called ‘Vikas Purush’ of Haryana, can be a terrible and reeking city. But this is...

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The man above law?

Whosoever said “rules are for fools,” probably had Robert Vadra in mind. That is because seemingly there are two laws in the country—...

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Environmental Governance in India ISSUES, CONCERNS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Environmental governance is one of the emerging challenges facing the contemporary world. It is the means by which society determines and acts on...

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A Kafkaesque trial in our times

IN March 2013, a concerned group of ex-bureaucrats, including some former cabinet secretaries, met then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advocate for urgent...

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Unwelcome Change

Strange are the ways of the government at times. For instance, in the beginning of the twentieth century, the government of Madras Presidency...

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A tale of two handkerchiefs

Narendra Modi is a leader of the grandiloquent gesture. Prime Ministers of the past, when they won unprecedented victories in parliamentary polls, did...

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Silly Point : A new slogan on Kashmir

IT was with a sense of déjà vu that one heard the new slogan coined by Narendra Modi to delineate the future policy...

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Silly Point : Blessed are the poor

THE cognoscenti who keep a sharp lookout on national events must have noticed with suppressed smiles the BJP’s deliberate effort at establishing poverty...

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Kingmaker needs flesh

It is quite intriguing to observe how politicians become Cabinet Ministers and Chief Minister. They travel hazardous roads to reach this pinnacle. In...

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Dharavi Goldmine

Dharavi. The moment one hears the name, a picture of ghastly slums and the den of some dreaded criminals appears in one’s mind....

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CPM : Let Mamta be defeated first !

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in a fix as only 10 months are left for the state assembly elections and Covid-19...

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Finally, BJP needs media

NDA 3 or Modi 2.0 has completed one year but the BJP leadership feels it has not created the desired impact among the...

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PMO overhaul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reshuffled his office during the Covid-19 crisis. His Private Secretary Rajeev Topno, the 1996-batch IAS officer of the...

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Hole in Pocket

Covid-19 has without doubt created havoc in India. It has impacted even those government servants, MPs, and MLAs who normally steer clear of...

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KAS : Murmu’s Challenge

Girish Chand Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS (retd) officer of the Gujarat cadre, the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and...

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Red tapism prevails

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sought details about movement of files, particularly those files pending in the offices of Cabinet Ministers for three...