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Story Posted on 18-10-2018


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Ram Temple, 2019 general elections, RSS, Dussehra speech

Dussehra speech: Why Mohan Bhagwat is back to raking up mandir, not vikas, ahead of 2019 general elections

The RSS chief has made it clear that it is Hindutva and polarisation of voters alone which can bring BJP back to power.


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Farmers, Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab, Stubble burning

Why Punjab farmers are defying NGT orders on stubble burning

Often targeted by the state pollution control board, Punjab’s farmers feel victimised as cases against them are being registered for burning paddy straws.


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Neena gupta, Badhaai ho, Film Review, Ayushmann Khurrana

Badhaai Ho - Your elderly parents are having a kid. Deal with it!

We need to accept that our parents are human beings too.


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Rape Culture, BJP, #MeToo, MJ Akbar

The BJP government’s response to #MeToo has been inadequate. MJ Akbar stepping down does not make it better

Even as we celebrate the brave women who ensured impunity met accountability, we need to put some tough questions to the government.


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Nana Patekar, Tanushree dutta, Sexual harassment, #MeToo

Why Bollywood artistes' association setting up a committee to address #MeToo cases now is unimpressive

Getting Swara Bhaskar in a committe may help CINTAA gain prominence. But this won't cure Bollywood's age-old ailments.


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Dysfunctional families, Horror, Netflix, The haunting of the hill house

Why 'The Haunting of the Hill House' is Netflix’s best horror show till date

At the core of show is family grief and sadness inflicted not by phantoms of the exterior world but by their near and dear ones.


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Modi government, Rupee, Fuel prices, Economy

Economy in distress: Is there a way out?

India Today cover story assesses the state of the economy and looks at the way forward.


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Kashmir, Terrorism, AMU, Mannan wani

AMU row: How student-turned-terrorist Mannan Wani's death got politicised

Instead of engaging in petty politics, it is the whole country's duty to make sure no other student is forced to shut his books and take up arms.


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Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala police, Supreme Court, Sabarimala protests

Sabarimala protests: Shame on you, Kerala police. You can't even protect on-duty women journalists

I was not there to climb up the temple. I was there to do my job. I was abused, heckled, threatened in front of police.


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Excise duty, Diesel, Petrol, Fuel price hike

Rising fuel prices: Why India is paying the price for its irrational energy tax policy

It's more than worrying that the government and oil companies are seemingly clueless about the next course of action on petroleum prices.