Rafale and more

The Rafale Jet deal, in which cronyism, massive corruption and more are alleged, has all the makings of a mega scam. It is also believed that this would come up as the most potent “brahmastram” to nail Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP...

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Change for change

The Supreme Court is to hear 40 petitions seeking a review of its ruling that removed the age restriction on the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple November 13, 2018. The restriction, it may be recalled, was for the age group of 10-50 years....

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Calling the bluff

Informed opinion stands out — as against the daily grind of accusations and counter-accusations. Word has come from widely respected former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan that the national economy suffered immensely due to two major steps of the Union Government, namely Demonetisation and GST implementation....

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Cyclical nightmare

Odisha is not unfamiliar with natural calamities and the resultant agrarian distress. Given that more than three quarters of people in the state look to farming or farm-related enterprises for their livelihood, Odisha’s economy has invariably been vulnerable to nature’s whims and fancies. In fact,...

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Tiger conundrum

The tiger is in the crosshairs again. In the past week, or so, two tigresses have lost their lives. Avni, a tigress believed to have been responsible for the death of 13 people in Maharashtra over two years, was shot dead in Yavatmal district. The...

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Step-up in defence

India now boasts of a nuclear triad – after decades of progressively successful efforts. In simple terms, this means the country has achieved the capacity to fire nuclear weapons to enemy nations from all three bases — air, land and sea. The first leg was...

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Time for change

The US will vote at the mid-term elections November 6, to elect members to each of the 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats in the Congress. The election is being seen as an opportunity for Americans to set right whatever is...

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Atmospherics missing

Diwali is less than a week away. Yet, there is little palpable zing in the air ahead of the festival. People in many coastal districts of the state are just out of a crisis unleashed by cyclonic storm Titli. Many areas are yet to come...

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Choked cities

It is that time of the year when the quality of air in the national capital dips to unhealthy levels. At the beginning of this week, the air quality was reported just three points short of severe. There were reports that stubble burning, although less...

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Chance to prove

In Kerala, which has been convulsing since the Supreme Court struck a raw nerve of a popular system of belief at the hill shrine Sabarimala, broader social change has been mooted. Communities such as the Mala Arayas, a tribe that claims ownership of the deity...

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