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Opinion

Mystic Mantra: Time to embrace and nourish our rivers

If you put so much water in one place, the soil gets leached and all the bio-activity in the soil is reduced.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ayodhya judgment: About faceless judges and the moral of Ram Katha

Many a time it happens that a division bench dictates the order/judgment in open court and both judges sign.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ayodhya: SC review advisable

The court accepts the Babri Masjid stood for 464 years until its 1992 demolition by lawless mobs led by top BJP and VHP leaders.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Oped

Censorship isolates dissenters, then tries to demonise them

Broader constituencies must recognise how censorship skews the public record, data, national narratives and social cohesion for generations.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Interview of the Week

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Congress leader Ashok Chavan

Our top priority is to stop the BJP from coming to power: Ashok Chavan

No decision has been finalised yet regarding the alliance with the Shiv Sena, says Ashok Chavan.

Shiv Sena legislator Eknath Shinde (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)

‘Uddhav Thackeray will take the final decision on forming govt with BJP’

The Shiv Sena’s priority will always be to solve problems faced by farmers, says Eknath Shinde.

Congress leader Kumari Selja	 (Photo: SONDEEP SHANKAR)

‘The BJP lost the plot as they kept asking for votes in the name of NRC, Article 370’

The Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja speaks with Ashhar KHan on the party’s performance in the polls.

Former Union minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasada	 (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘Rape accused Chinmayanand has been getting protection from the UP govt’

Former Union minister and Congress leader JITIN PRASADA, who was under house arrest, speaks with Ashhar Khan about the issue.

The Age Debate

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A file photo of the disqualified MLAs at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

Age Debate: A win for BJP and the disqualified, really?

The BJP is elated as it can look to their support - if they win the bypolls - to shore up their numbers.

French President Francois Hollande (Photo: AP)

Age Debate: Rafale - Time to clear the air

A joint parliamentary committee probe is the only way to resolve Rafale controversy.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Age Debate: A new roadmap for Kashmir?

Holding municipal/panchayat polls in J&K amid the NC-PDP boycott will be a farce.

The NRC in Assam is a welcome beginning and all political parties should join hands with one belief that the nation comes first.

Age Debate: Targeting aliens or citizens?

It will be premature to extend the NRC to the whole of India at this juncture.

Reporter's Diary

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An SP leader said that this was a “more peaceful way of communicating with the media.

Reporters' Diary: Keeping media at bay

UP Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also does not take questions in his press conferences that are, in any case, few and far in-between.

Simmering with rage, Mr Khan now stays away from party functions, including iftar, does not communicate with party leaders and has stopped meeting Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Reporters' Diary: Angrily yours

As the probe began, the SP chose to turn a blind eye to the development and did not issue a single statement in support of Mr Khan.

The spokespersons have conveniently forgotten the murky bungalow episode and are not even bothering to ask the Yogi Adityanath government to produce the inventory about items that were claimed to have gone missing when Mr Yadav vacated the bungalow.

Reporters' Diary: Happy holidays!

A number of social organisations also made the similar demand.

The ones that are available are in townships that are developing on the outskirts of the state capital and are not ready to move in.

Reporters' Diary: EX-CMs in UP go house hunting

The problem is that with the Lucknow skyline going up, bungalows with sprawling lawns are now a rarity.