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Does Anyone, Government Included, Have A Solution To Kashmir?

We won't talk to Pakistan; do we stop talking to Kashmiris too? Given the prevailing mood of outrage in the country after the Pulawama attack, the answer would be a resounding yes. "Talks take us nowhere. Turn the gun on...

Pulwama Aftermath: Cry Of Revenge In The Air, But Modi Govt Must Make Haste...

There’s more exasperation than expectation in the air post the Pulwama attack. There’s a surfeit of angry expressions such as avenge, retaliate, demolish, smoke them out, hurt their economy and cut water flow going around, but behind all this lurks...

On The Threshold Of History, Naveen Must Tread With Caution  

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s three major parties--Biju Janata Dal (BJD), BJP and Congress—are in the process of selecting candidates for the approaching general elections. While BJD and BJP appear to be making constituency-level assessment at the moment with feedback from their...

Beyond Pulwama: Visuals That Reflect The Disturbing Truth About Kashmir

The visuals beamed into our homes reveal to us the reality of Kashmir. And they don’t paint a happy, reassuring picture of the valley. Hundreds, nay thousands, of ordinary Kashmiris across age barriers throng funerals to mourn slain militants. Masked...

As General Election 2019 Draws Closer, Brace Yourself For Aural Assault

Two unusual questions will addle Indians till this year’s general elections are over. One, how many more of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches will we have to endure; and two, the number of times Rahul Gandhi will parrot the...

Post Pulwama, Surgical Strike Will Be ‘Strategic Folly’

The dastardly attack on the CRPF jawans in Pulwama, killing 42 of them, has put the Narendra Modi government under intense pressure to avenge the death of the soldiers militarily. The massacre has whipped up national sentiments and the PM,...

Are Congress Likely Tie-Ups A Hint Of Desperation?

Bhubaneswar: Struggling to put its act together in the wake of the resignation of two sitting MLAs, who have already joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Congress has indicated that it could have tie-ups with like-minded parties like the...

Absence of Religious Polarisation In South Could Spoil BJP’s Poll Arithmetic

The five southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala together sends 129 seats to the Lok Sabha. And for the ruling BJP getting even 20 of those seats is becoming an ambitious task. In its editorial,...

The Fashionista King Who Popularised Red Shoes

King Louis XIV was the longest ruling monarch in history. The reason was simple, he became King when he was four years old and remained King till he was 77. In fact he outlived most of his descendants. When...

Lack Of Chemistry On Ground May Upset 2019 Arithmetic Of Grand Alliance

Will the grand alliance of anti-BJP parties succeed? Now that regional chieftains and the national Congress have set aside differences to put up a united fight against the common enemy, this is the next logical question. The answer to...
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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...