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Story Posted on 01-11-2017


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Supreme Court, Electoral politics, Corruption

SC moving in to fast-track criminal cases against MPs and MLAs is a step in the right direction

As many as 1,581 pending cases against netas indicate a huge backlog and institutional impunity that politicians end up enjoying.


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Donald Trump, America, Terrorism, 1

Why vehicle ramming has become the weapon of choice for terrorists

Eight people died and 11 were injured in an attack in Manhattan, New York City on October 31.


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Elphinstone road stampede, Foot overbridge, Indian Army

Modi govt is risking India's security by telling Army to rebuild Elphinstone bridge

Moving the Army away from its primary task is a desperate measure it should avoid.


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Crimes against Women, Beauty pageants, Miss Peru

How Miss Peru contestants used beauty pageant stage to empower women

They announced statistics of gender violence instead of their measurements.


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Facebook Chat, Section 66A, Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu

19-yr-old Tamil youth's arrest over 'filthy' comments on PM Modi in a Facebook chat attacks our basic freedoms

There's a tightrope to be walked when law, technology and freedom of expression are so inextricably interlinked.


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Ram Temple, Hindutva, Mauritius visit, Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath's polarising image has created a rift between Hindus and Muslims in Mauritius

The UP chief minister is visiting the island republic to attend the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas.


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Student unions, Student politics, Kerala High Court

Why Kerala HC's ban on student protests is a setback for India's vibrant campuses

It would only result in churning out a politically naive citizenry.


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Unequal economic growth, India, China

China has lessons for India in reducing regional disparities

Prosperous provinces in China extend financial help as well as advice to the less developed regions.


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World Bank, Ease of Doing Business

India jumping 30 spots in World Bank ease of doing business 2018 rankings is good, but not enough

The report doesn’t quite take into account the massive disruptions caused by demonetisation and GST.


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Congress, Army, Modi, BJP

BJP is a better party than Congress. You can tell by how it spins its disasters into windfalls

The party's profit and long-term loss is the overpowering oratory of the prime minister.