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Babu skips quarantine

For many babus, rules are only for others not for the heaven-born. An IAS officer in Kerala skipped home quarantine after returning from abroad. He was later traced in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, his hometown. A case has been lodged against him for going AWOL. Anupam...

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Whose interest is served?

The Centre has slashed interest rates on popular small savings schemes – a mainstay of nearly half of the nation’s population, especially the village poor and the urban elderly by anywhere between 70 basis points and 140 basis points. The alibi bandied about by the...

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Far from cure

We select one disease to be mortally afraid of – and ignore all the diseases that we should be scared of. One of these is bovine tuberculosis. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a disease of cattle that is a major public health threat. It is transmitted...

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Enough of theatrics

The unplanned manner in which Prime Minister Modi declared the COVID-linked 21-day lockdown is taking a harsh toll. For instance, several faithful from various states and abroad who attended a religious event at the Markaz or the Global Centre of the Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin...

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NOT CORONA, BANKS

Let us change from Corona Virus to some other topic. Need a distraction. Merger bells are tolling for ten state-run banks, which will re-assert themselves into four bigger banks from April 1. Styled as the ‘mega bank consolidation plan’, the amalgamation raises some hope that...

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FAILING LOCK

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 21-day lockdown has started showing its ugly underbelly as thousands upon thousands leave cities such as Delhi, which are crippled by the lockdown. The state government appears clueless as much as the Centre and the Opposition leadership is crying hoarse about...

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Why India is in lockdown

Why is India in lockdown? Our economy has come to a halt and there are predictions that gross domestic product may contract by as much as 5% because of this loss of production. Clearly there is a good and strong reason for us to all...

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Babu in demand

He may have left behind a mixed legacy at Air India, but Ashwini Lohani is clearly a babu in demand. After being at the helm of the troubled carrier twice, and been Chairman of the Railway Board, among his other accomplishments, some thought that Lohani’s...

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And finally, breadcrumbs

CoVID-19 has sent a chill down the spine of every individual, regardless of who or where s/he is. The disease has hit 175 nations. Some of the most advanced countries in the world, such as the US, Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK, with...

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Protect health

By now you must be fed up with reading or listening to things about the coronavirus. It has taken everyone’s attention away from what they do, to whether they want to live or not. Economy, foreign affairs, shops closed, a potential food rationing coming up,...

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