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RBI Headquarters in Mumbai

Narendra Modi government now has a great opportunity to reform RBI

Long-term reform requires a vision and the willingness of the government and the new RBI Governor to risk political capital.
Indian Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times

Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

The unpopular coalition government could not provide the healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Things seem to be falling apart for Narendra Modi, and the Centre cannot hold

Narendra Modi’s ministers make headlines for everything but their ministries.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai | Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

Urjit Patel won the first round in RBI vs Centre, but the war isn’t over

The timing of RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya’s scathing speech was impeccable.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Narendra Modi is a name-changer, not a game-changer: Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi government believes that if you put a new label on something, it automatically becomes yours.
Trees and houses are partially submerged in floodwaters, Alappuzha, Kerala | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Modi has done the smart thing refusing UAE’s aid for Kerala. Stop the politics over it

The Modi government, however, would do well to dispel misgivings that it might let partisanship control its purse strings.
Supreme Court of India | PTI

Top lawyer petitions Supreme Court to begin live telecast of its proceedings

Petition argues that live proceedings will help citizens get information on important cases first-hand, rather than relying on third parties.
Farmers protest in New Delhi

Swaminathan proposals, the crux of farmers’ tussle with the Centre over MSP

A national panel was formed in 2004 under M.S. Swaminathan, which recommended an MSP 50 per cent higher than cost, but Centre refused in 2015.
Centre plans to regulate fees of private medical colleges

Centre plans to regulate fees of private medical colleges

UGC asked to form a committee, to be headed by retired HC judge, to work out fee structures for private medical colleges.
CISF jawans deployed at Rohtak | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

Centre ordered CISF deployment in Rohtak after Ram Rahim’s conviction

Over 1500 CISF personnel are guarding Sunaria Jail where Dera Sacha Sauda chief is currently lodged.

OnCamera

A still from Total Dhamaal | Facebook

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.
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.