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Opinion

RTI Act changes ill-advised

Central ICs had the status of election commissioners, and state ICs the status of chief secretary in salary and allowance matters.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Style, grace and efficient governance in Delhi marked Sheila’s 15 years as CM

The process of constructing flyovers and the Delhi Metro were initiated by her — these have been expanded and taken forward by her successor.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Mystic Mantra: What is the purpose of human life?

In the absence of any clarity, most people just live life for the sake of living.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Interview of the Week

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Amroha MP Kunwar Danish Ali	 (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘The 10th Schedule should be amended. Defections are a mockery of democracy’

The unfortunate part of today’s politics is that the legislature is being undermined, says Amroha MP.

Prakash Singh

‘Having a long-term policy to deal with terrorism is a major issue’

I am deliberately mentioning the Naxal problem in the end but the main area of focus for the government remains Kashmir, says Prakash Singh.

Sidharth Nath Singh (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘The vote in Lok Sabha polls in Bengal was for PM Modi & against appeasement’

For political gains, the Trinamul Congress had been indulging in the politics of appeasement, says Sidharth Nath Singh.

Anil Wadhwa

‘Rise in Iran-US tensions has harmed Indian strategic interests in Chabahar’

Trade is an important issue with President Trump and his administration has obviously tried to open up the Indian market to US goods.

The Age Debate

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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.

Centre-state relations has been the core issue, which must be duly respected as per the Constitution. (Representational image)

Age Debate: A BJP bid to secure its turf?

Holding simultaneous polls to Parliament and the state Assemblies is not a feasible idea.

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.