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Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty

For Salman Khan and co, being ugly or untalented is the same as being Bhangi

Unless you are adamant on taking your 2017 casteism into 2018, maybe now would be a good time to stop saying the word bhangi.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

How I blew the whistle on Lalu Prasad Yadav and the fodder case: Amit Khare

People ask me: Was I not afraid for my career and the security of my family? Some even commented that the state police would implicate me in these cases.  
कनिमोड़ी भेंट स्वीकार करते हुए

2जी पर फैसले के बाद डीएमके अब भाजपा के लिए अछूत नहीं रही

यह फैसला द्रमुक के काडरों को उत्साहित करने और स्टालिन को स्थापित करनेवाला है, खासकर अन्नाद्रमुक में बढ़ते भ्रम को अगर देखें.
पटियाला हाउस के बाहर कनिमोड़ी

2जी पर फैसला यदि पहले आता, गुजरात चुनाव के नतीजे कुछ अलग ही होते

पूर्व नियंत्रक एवं महालेखा परीक्षक (कैग) विनोद राय और भाजपा को देश से माफी मांगने की जरूरत है, कांग्रेस प्रवक्ता कहते हैं.
Anushka Sharma and Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli pose for photographers during their reception

Anushka-Virat wedding changes the ‘we are just friends’ game Bollywood plays

A time came when almost every marriage in show business was crumbling. Amid all this negative churning came a radiant couple who believed in togetherness.
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump’s new National Security Strategy: Managing confusion and chaos

Though it has come in for a lot of criticism, the new US NSS is the brainchild of two of the US’s top scholar-warriors, which gives confidence to many.
illustration showing a phone tower and some birds

The 2G scam verdict is uncommon nonsense

Since there was no scam and no illegality, the companies should ask the Supreme Court for a refund, with interest and penalty for collateral damage.
Vinod Rai

2G not the only gem, Vinod Rai’s CAG had also come up with one on Air India

CAG report emphasised that Air India was the 'national carrier', and argued for giving it 'more than a level playing field', despite all the ills plaguing it.
File photo of Narendra Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Kalraj Mishra and Ravi Shankar Prasad at the launch of 'Make in India', 2014 | Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

For the defence sector, Make in India ended before it began

Despite announcements almost every month, not one big project has taken off. With just about a year left, Modi govt unlikely to have much to showcase in 2019.
L-R: A. Raja, Naraendra Modi, Subramaniam Swamy

Those who manufactured deep prejudice in public mind about 2G scam were rewarded by BJP

If a court holds demonetization policy to be procedurally irregular, would Narendra Modi be declared corrupt?

On Camera

A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

Study shows Indian politicians are spending less and less time in legislative assemblies

Politicians in India are expected to help their voters in practical matters by negotiating with the local administrative bureaucracy, attending local social functions, and networking with influential people.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.