Talk Point

Contesting from 2 constituencies simultaneously: Waste of resources or democratic freedom?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad and Amethi has led to a debate on politicians wasting public money.

Now that RBI’s Shaktikanta Das has accepted the slowdown, how can we revive the economy?

The Reserve Bank of India Thursday cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6 per cent in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review.
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What matters more to Indian voters in elections: campaign slogans or party manifestos?

As slogans like ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ and ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ occupy voters' mindspace, the Congress' Tuesday released its ambitious manifesto, which PM Modi called a 'deception document'.
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Has BJP found loopholes in election laws or is EC too weak to take on PM Modi?

PM Modi attacked Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad, saying Congress was "afraid" of fighting from constituencies dominated by Hindus.
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Why do Left parties expect Congress to make all the sacrifices to defeat Modi in 2019?

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has questioned Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat.
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Male contraceptive pills — a step towards equality or will it make women cede reproductive rights again?

A new male contraceptive pill has passed the safety and tolerability test when tried on healthy males for a month, a recent US study showed.
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NIA judge on Samjhauta prosecution: Does evidence cover-up hurt India’s war on terror?

In the judgement acquitting Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta Express blast case, NIA special court judge has criticised the prosecution.
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Should EC ensure that CBI, ED & I-T dept aren’t used as political tools during elections?

The Income Tax department launched a search and seizure operation against multiple people linked to the JD(S) in Karnataka.
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A-SAT missile: Is India focusing on ‘Star Wars’ instead of modernising its creaking military?

India Wednesday successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile, becoming the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to possess such capability.
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Ashwin ‘Mankading’ Buttler: What comes first – rules or the spirit of cricket?

R. Ashwin mankading Jos Buttler in an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals has sparked a debate.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.