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Meet the stars of Pakistan’s sitcom – A chief justice, Imran Khan and, of course, the army

Pakistan has serious problems, and is seen as a problem by many in the world. Its affairs should not resemble a television situational comedy.

This Ramzan, let us learn from Ankit Saxena’s father

The time has come to actively try and write the next chapter of history in the tone of amity, and not strife.

Rahul Gandhi hits where it hurts: Farm distress could dethrone Shivraj in MP

Shivraj Singh Chouhan had presented himself as a farm leader all these years. But today, his government’s nervousness is apparent.

Doesn’t Priyanka Chopra know that only Muslims can be terrorists?

The outrage over the latest Quantico episode, which explores ‘Indian terror’, forgets the fact that in the show, Chopra is American protecting US interests

Thanks Miss America for ending the hideous swimsuit round. Now scrap the whole show

Miss America, Miss World, and Miss Universe pageants have drilled rigid beauty ideals into the collective psyche of women and men, generation after generation.

On his death anniversary, remembering the most interesting man I’ve met: Bhindranwale

No man in our post-Independence history has written this country’s present and future like Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. On this day, 34 years ago, died...

Sanitation as government programme or social change: What works better?

Outcomes of a government programme are limited to target achievements. Once a village is declared ODF, attention towards it is likely to reduce. This creates a risk of slipping back into old habits.

UGC’s graded autonomy for DU colleges gives primacy to management, not academics

The UGC scheme attempts to cut the colleges from the very umbilical cord, which has been providing them with the required buoyancy and vibrancy. In...

From cabbage to oil, inflation has many fathers

According to a Goldman Sachs analysis of the inflation facet that most threatens each Asian economy, exchange-rate depreciation has an outsize impact on India's.

Air India debacle shows Modi doesn’t get business

For a government that was supposed to be business-friendly, the Modi administration has shown little or no understanding of what businesses actually want, as proved by the conditions set for AI sale.

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

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Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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