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POLITICS

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NDA Government, Upa government, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

It doesn't add up: Tracing the Congress’ Utopian road to 100 Lok Sabha seats

There is a theory that if the Congress wins 100 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP can be kept down to 200 seats, effectively ending its quest for a second term. The theory is complete nonsense.

POLITICS

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NDA Government, UPA, India, Poverty

Overlooking a magnificent change: India is leaving extreme poverty behind, but cynics remain trapped within poor minds

Last month, it was reported that India no longer houses the world’s largest number of extreme poor. But our obsession for 'bad news' made us ignore this stunning development.

VARIETY

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IAS officers, NDA Government, Lateral entry, Civil Services

Who’s afraid of lateral entry into India's civil services?

Governments have long hired ‘outside talent’. The new move only formalises the process.

VOICES

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UPA, NDA Government, Opposition, Narendra Modi

Is Modi government fighting corruption or playing vindictive politics?

Attempt to 'criminalise opponents' is the main weapon of the NDA.

POLITICS

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NDA Government, Finance Ministry, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget 2018

Budget 2018: What happens behind the scenes

What happens inside finance ministry hours before the presentation in Parliament.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, NDA Government, Transgender Bill 2016

Why activists want Transgender Bill 2016 to be struck down

The community feels it will destroy their livelihoods and break their families.

POLITICS

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NDA Government, India, Global hunger index

Why India slipping to 100th position on global hunger index is worrying

Though the methodology to determine GHI was changed in 2016, the drop indicates systemic failures and huge nutritional gap.

VARIETY

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Narendra Modi, NDA Government, Myanmar, Rohingya

Centre’s hypocrisy on Rohingyas lays bare its anti-Muslim refugee policy

How can we send back the hapless people who are facing genocide in their own country, Myanmar?