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इस जनवरी से ही शुरू हो जाएगा नरेंद्र मोदी का मिशन-2019

मोदी की लोकप्रियता तो बरकारार है लेकिन 2019 के चुनाव से पहले कांग्रेस में नई जान आ जाती है तो ‘कांग्रेस-मुक्त भारत’ का लक्ष्य हासिल करना आसान नहीं रह जाएगा.

Kamala Mills fire shows Mumbai’s governance is worse than Chicago in 1871 or London in 1666

Simply fighting the fire after it breaks out is not the solution. There is a need to reform the city’s own planning systems, norms and inspections.
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Even during Holocaust comedy had thrived. But today’s India could not handle Humans of Hindutva

We are witnessing a generation of offence-takers who have been taught not to question authority, to mindlessly conform. HoH is their latest victim.
Kamala Mills Compound, Mumbai.

It is not just Mumbai, most of New Delhi’s urban chic places are deadly firetraps

A fire at a restaurant in Mumbai's Kamala Mills compound Thursday night claimed 14 lives. Lack of fire escape routes in buildings and mock fire drills are common in most Indian cities.
Surya kiran air crafts.

India’s out shopping for arms with empty pockets. Can’t afford both more men & modern machines

India invests 30% of capital budget on defence, has sixth biggest defence spend in the world. Large manpower cut, or massive budget increase are...
Vijay Rupani being sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat (representational image)

Oath to uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India was invented because of DMK in 1963

A committee was set up in 1963 to study separatist movements that were prevalent in India and report ways to neutralise them.

Remembering KPS Gill, the superior cop who saved Punjab for India

Gill was never armed with more than his swagger stick. He said carrying a firearm was an admission of failure by a police officer. Yet, he always fought to win.

Looking up virgin in a dictionary to waging war on Christmas: The A to Z of India’s 2017

India was so weird in 2017, it took an alphabetic guide to understand it.

2जी मामला: जिसपर थी सबसे ज्यादा जिम्मेवारी, उन्होंने सबसे ज्यादा आंखें फेरी

2जी घोटाले पर अदालत का फैसला विश्वसनीयता का और बड़ा संकट पैदा कर सकता है क्योंकि इसने मंत्रालय से लेकर ऑडिटर और जांचकर्ता तक सबको शर्मसार कर दिया है.
Indian Army marching at Rajpath

The Indian Army has just made a tiny tweak in its HR policy but it’s a big deal for promotions

The current decision will no doubt throw up more talented officers to remain in contention for the appointments of Army Commanders.

OnCamera

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav during his 80th birthday celebrations in Lucknow | Nand Kumar/PTI

Four reasons why Mulayam Singh is angry with son Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam Singh’s criticism can weaken the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh and demoralise the party workers.
indus

Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

Defence

To bypass US sanctions, India & Russia work out rupee-rouble transfer for S-400 deal

Amid US sanctions against Russia, sources remain tight-lipped about the various modes of payment that are being pursued for the S-400 missile deal.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.