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Story Posted on 15-07-2018


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Mehbooba Mufti, General Elections 2019, Voters, Jammu and Kashmir

Voter turnout in Lok Sabha elections is abysmal in the Valley: Why is no political party eager to fix the problem?

It goes without saying that Kashmir’s political candidates do not bear primary responsibility for this electoral legitimacy crisis.


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Vikramaditya motwane, Gangs of wasseypur, Anurag Kashyap, Sacred Games

Sacred Games: Me, my friend and Anurag Kashyap

Watching the Netflix series may make us sing Anurag Kashyap's praises once again.


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Hospitals, National Health Protection Scheme, Health care, Modicare

Is insurance a panacea for India's ailing health care system?

No scheme will work well till problems of workforce, governance and service delivery are fixed.


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GDP, Make in India, Export, Economy

Why exports are at odds with PM Modi's global outreach

Going by the high-octane global missions of Narendra Modi, India's exports recession remains an enigma.


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FIFA, FiFA World Cup, Football, Thailand cave rescue

What divers of the Thai rescue operation can teach politicians across the world

As great teams tumbled out of the football World Cup, humanity won in a cave in Thailand.


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SGPC, Porn industry, Karenjit kaur, Sunny Leone

Is there anything sacrilegious about Sunny Leone’s ‘Kaur’ past?

SGPC’s objections to the title of the actor's biopic open a Pandora’s box.


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Dehradun, Sanju, Bollywood, Sanjay Dutt

I, too, have a 'Sanju' story and it's real

Sanjay was impish and mischievous. Even when there was enough space on that large couch, he refused to move, as I sat sandwiched between the two.


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BJP, Congress, 2019 general elections, Hindu pakistan

Shashi Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan' analogy is an electoral gift to BJP

The Congress MP's remark, like Mani Shankar Aiyar's chaiwala jibe, may to the party's dismay dent its chances of winning.


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Croatia, France, Football worldcup, World cup 2018

Is the World Cup going to France?

The growing credence of football pundits in a win for Didier Deschamps’ team in the 2018 World Cup final doesn’t seem to be otiose.


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Pakistan, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, Balochistan

For Pakistani media, Nawaz Sharif's return is bigger news than killing of 128 people in Balochistan blast

The country's media went into a frenzy, giving minute-to-minute detail of the return of the former PM and his daughter Maryam from London.