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Story Posted on 29-12-2018


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Jk panchayati raj act, Hizbul-mujahideen, Urban local body polls, Panchayat poll

Peaceful Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir show a victory of democracy over terrorism is possible

As the year draws to a close, this remains a very positive political experiment, affirming faith in the democratic processes of a sensitive state.


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Bonded Labour, Forced begging, Sexual exploitation, Human Trafficking

I am a survivor of the trade in human beings. To combat trafficking, we need legislation centred on its victims now

Both a survivor and an activist discuss why the existing anti-human trafficking laws, the ITPA and IPC regulations, are not victim-centric, and lead to further atrocities against survivors.


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Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, Assembly Polls

What the BJP and Congress can do to emerge victorious in Lok Sabha polls 2019

Both the parties need to grapple with potential blind spots ahead of the crucial elections.


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Political opportunism, T m krishna, Naseeruddin Shah, Intolerance

Are we mature enough as a society to agree to disagree?

Liberals and hardliners — white and black? Or is it black and white? In politics, it is neither —  it is often in shades of grey.


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Lok Sabha 2019, Congress, NDA, Rahul Gandhi

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Rahul Gandhi is not a changed man

The real problem with Rahul’s makeover is that it isn’t one. Flashes of the old, bumbling Rahul emerge every now and then.


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Hindi Cinema, Superstar, Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna

Why Rajesh Khanna needs to be remembered as India's biggest superstar

The actor delivered 15 solo hits between 1969 and 1971. On his birthday, 'Kaka' must be remembered for when he was the king of Hindi cinema.


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Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Bihar 2019: The caste advantage lies with the NDA in this state

Contrary to their critics' views, the BJP is comfortable in Bihar, given its core caste votaries and strategic partners. A few lost allies won't change that reality.