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Republic Day military parades: outdated Soviet-era show or tradition worth preserving?

India's 70th Republic Day Parade, this year, will showcase the Army’s newly acquired artillery guns, an all-women paramilitary contingent march and a lady-officer leading...

SC okays dept-wise faculty quota: Harms university reservation or even spread of jobs?

The Supreme Court dismissed two petitions challenging an Allahabad High Court order that favoured department-wise reservations for faculty posts in universities as opposed to...

Is Priyanka Gandhi Congress’ brahmastra for 2019 or will Vadra scandals weigh her down?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been appointed as the general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) months before the Lok Sabha elections. She will be taking...

EVM hacking allegations: Politically malicious or should they be investigated?

The Election Commission of India has asked the Delhi Police to file an FIR against US based cyber expert Syed Shuja, who alleged that...
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Oxfam inequality study: Skewed parameters to assess wealth or disbalanced economic growth?

In its annual report, Oxfam said that India’s wealthiest got wealthier by 39 per cent as opposed to the bottom half of the population...
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Do young dynasts appeal to new gen voters or are they also practising outdated politics?

At the united opposition rally in Kolkata Saturday, gen-next leaders like Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary spoke at length against Narendra Modi and the BJP government. However,...
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Hotstar drops a Koffee with Karan episode: Should online platforms censor content?

Hotstar removed the controversial Koffee with Karan episode with cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul last week after public outcry about their comments. Netflix India has...

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show...
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogans in 2016....
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SC judges elevation row: Collegium still opaque under CJI Gogoi or is this an aberration?

CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led Collegium’s decision to overturn the elevation of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Rajendra Menon to the Supreme Court and instead recommend...


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Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.

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”.


Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammed headquarters in Bahawalpur

The move came a day after the powerful UN Security Council put pressure on Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating from its soil.
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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.