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Story Posted on 25-11-2014


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Cigarettes, Health Ministry, Smoking

Banning loose cigarettes will lead to more smokers

What exactly is the expertise of members of the expert panel that advised such tough tobacco policies to the health minister?

CBI, Manmohan Singh, Coalgate

Retirement is not easy, ask Manmohan Singh

Our cartoonist sketches the landscape of Indian politics with his wicked pen.


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Black Money, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress

Mamata could give Modi his worst headache

Decades of battling Left goons has made Didi a tough street-fighter, she will give PM a tough time in the Centre as well as in the state.


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Crowd Clashes, Police, Law & Order

A day in the life of a woman cop

Some lessons they never taught you in the police academy.


 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
War on Terror, Pakistan, Homeland

US versus Pakistan: Can't live with each other, can't live without

TV show Homeland's latest season, set in Pakistan (played by Cape Town) suggests that Americans are now deeply suspicious of Pakistan's role in the war on terror.


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Ganga, Subah-e-banaras, Banaras

Subah-e-Banaras: Too loud, too showy, too disappointing

It is unsurprising that a venture so full of promise as this demonstrated a lack of imagination.


 |  Breaking Views  |  3-minute read
Congress, Mumbai, Murli Deora

Murlibhai was no Gandhi family chamcha

Murli Deora was my friend but above all he was an old world neta who never held grudges.


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Sitara Devi, Jammu and Kashmir Elections, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh

Making sense of breaking stories

Short analysis of the day's leading developing headlines.


 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  5-minute read
Shoes, Fashion

Shoe this, shoe that: Not in your size, ma'am!

Your foot size will always be a constant; will always be your best friend, when in a shoe store.


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Health, Old Age

Seven things a perfect old people's home must have

We are looking for the perfect old people's home, one which has an old fashioned pub and where politicians and fascist vegetarians will not be allowed.