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Nupur’s “Comments” Leave BJP-Stalwarts in a Fix!

Till recently former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma was hardly known in national and international circles. Diplomatic and socio-political reaction to her objectionable comments is probably spelling headache for several BJP-stalwarts for more reasons than one.…

Business & Economy

Commercial banks should hike interest rate proportionately for the depositors

High rate of inflation, at least above 6 per cent, is likely to continue for the rest of the year, according to the RBI. And to fight it, the central bank has hiked the repo…

Threat of use of nuke weapons greater than ever before: Report

For the first time at any time since the height of the cold war, the world is facing a bigger threat of use of nuclear weapons, a leading think tank has warned saying given the…

Sedition law: Why disaffection towards govt should not be a crime in a democracy

New Delhi: Why should disaffection towards government be a reason for charging a citizen with sedition in a democracy? When under our Constitution, there is a provision of holding elections for change of power, it…

S. Hussain Zaidi: Mafia had a stranglehold over film financing, but that’s changing

VISHNU MAKHIJANI New Delhi:  From the 1980s to the late 1990s, the Mumbai mafia had a stranglehold over the financing of films, but all thats changing with the entry of corporate production houses that are…

Airtel broadband suffers major outage in India

 New Delhi: Airtel broadband services on Friday night suffered a major outage as users were unable to access internet on both mobile and desktop. According to website outage monitoring platform DownDetector.com, the outage affected millions…

Gauri Lankesh murder trial to begin on May 27

Bengaluru: Four years after two bike-borne men shot dead writer, activist Gauri Lankesh, the Special court of Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes Act (KCOCA) will begin the trial on May 27. Lankesh was fired upon…

Muslim neighbours condemn terrorist attack on Kashmiri Pandit

Srinagar: The Muslim neighbours of a Kashmiri Pandit, who was shot at and injured by terrorists, on Tuesday said they are solidly behind the family in their hour of crisis. On Monday evening terrorists fired…

Opinion

What about upper castes’ vote-bank politics?

After the dust has settled and political pundits have almost concluded the post mortem of the Assembly elections it is time to coolly examine the voting trends of those sections of the society which have…

Culture & History

First Urdu journalist was a Hindu

Aligarh: At a time when 200 years of Urdu journalism are being celebrated, and also malicious efforts are gaining strength to identify the language with only Muslims, it is interesting to know that the first…

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