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Growing Threat Of White Supremacists

The horrific incident in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 49 innocent Muslims, including five Indians, were gunned down mercilessly while offering Friday prayers, is a brutal example of what acute Islamophobia can lead to. While Islamic terrorism is a known global...

Bijepur Move Helps Naveen Capture Popular Imagination

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday filed his nomination from Hinjili, becoming the first BJD leader to file nominations this election season. He is soon expected to file his nomination from the second seat he is contesting, Bijepur in western...

Mamata Banerjee Is Feeling The Heat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started poaching Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and outgoing MPs. Senior leaders of the saffron brigade, including some high-profile Union ministers, had approached the Election Commission of India, demanding that it declare Bengal as...

Masood Azhar Slips Through Diplomatic Net

  India’s diplomats must be going back to their drawing-boards to figure out what went wrong with their foreign policy vis-à-vis China, while the Narendra Modi government’s failure to get Masood Azhar declared a global terrorist will keep haunting the...

PM Modi Is Right, Rahul Gandhi Is A Stuck Gramophone

The best advice, at times, comes from one’s greatest adversary. It may not always be sincere and well-intentioned like a teacher’s admonishment or avuncular chiding. It may arrive dripping in sarcasm and in-your-face ridicule. But an intelligent man would...

‘Do What Naveen’s Doing For 33% Women MPs’

Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik's announcement to field women candidates in 33 per cent of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state has received praise. Hindustan Times lauded it in its editorial...

‘Note Bandi and Airstrike Timed To Suit BJP’s Poll Strategy’

In the months leading to the Assembly elections in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister stunned the nation with his demonetisation move. With one fell swoop, the PM, aided by a pliant media, changed the whole...

Beyond the Haze: Making Sense Of Five Years Under Narendra Modi

How do you assess the five years of Narendra Modi as prime minister? It is not easy, given that the period under review has been a surreal experience in several ways. Surreal because the wall between the actual and...

‘Rahul Gandhi Remains India’s Most Pointless Politician’

The Pulwama terror attack and the national crisis that ensued has given an edge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he seeks a second term in office. It has come as godsend for both BJP as well as Congress....

Jingoism & Hate-Fest: Time To Save Patriotism From Patriots

In the age of candle-light patriotism and chest-thumping jingoism, the dialogue “Ghar mein ghus ke marenge” is par for the course. It’s macho. It’s soul-pleasing. And it’s an emphatic way of announcing the arrival of the new, muscular India...
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Evaluation Of Annual HSC Exam Papers Begins In Odisha

Cuttack: Evaluation of answer sheets of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) exams conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) began in Odisha...