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Story Posted on 25-09-2018


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Mahagathbandhan, BSP-SP combine, Bahujan samaj party, Mayawati-ajit jogi

Is Mayawati overestimating herself or is she under BJP pressure?

Political analysts view Mayawati’s move as a blow to the much-speculated mahagathbandhan.


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Indian Cricket, Ravi Shastri, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

Can Rohit Sharma replace Virat Kohli as a captain?

Captain Sharma may be impressive but India will benefit more if captain Kohli marries success.


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Cosmetic surgery, Scalpel, Indians, Beauty treatments

'Snapchat Dysmorphia' Syndrome: How we're getting sucked into an ugly beauty trap

Indians are among the most plastic surgery-obsessed people in the world. Sadly, for us, what matters more is the outer appearance — it should shine. Even if you fall apart internally.


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Mohamed Nasheed, Abdulla yameen, Maldives, Ibrahim mohamed solih

Happy But Watching: Why India must observe the Maldives with care

This piece has been co-authored by Rajiv Jayaram and Atul K Thakur.


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Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nirmala Sitharaman, Rafale Deal

Spare us the drama: Fake rage aside, BJP has no answers on Rafale questions

As the government is caught on the back-foot over the French aircraft deal, the PM is silent. But he will soon hear the voice of the people on the issue.


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Modi government, Naveen Patnaik, Ayushman bharat scheme, Modicare vs bijucare

Modicare Vs Bijucare: No one cares how a poor father in Odisha carried his son's body in a cart to bury it

The family had exhausted all its resources to meet the boy's treatment expenses.


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Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Manmarziyaan

Sex, violence aur pyaar: The preposterous pleasures of Manmarziyaan

Anurag Kashyap's latest movie breaks new ground. But it also picks up from earlier conversations about love, erotica and vice.


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Bihar, Bihar liquor ban, Liquor ban, Nitish Kumar

Drunk driver in Nitish Kumar's dry Bihar lifts the veil off prohibition policy

The chief minister has been pushing for a countrywide ban on sale and consumption of liquor, calling it the most secular policy ever.


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Terrorists, Shopian, Cops killed, Jammu and kashmir cops

3 cops abducted and killed in Kashmir: Why there still aren't many takers for Hizbul's 'quit or die' threat

'If today one SPO resigns, thousands of others will join. If twenty quit, two lakh more will join.'


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Doklam standoff, Narendra Modi, Sikkim, Pakyong airport

The significance of Sikkim's new airport at Pakyong

Militarily too, the operationalisation of Pakyong airport will prove extremely beneficial.