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Jai Mahishmati, nay, Amaravati!

Jai Mahishmati, nay, Amaravati!

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the
16 Sep 2017, 04:09 AM IST
KCR’s unscrupulous U-turn

KCR’s unscrupulous U-turn

This September 17 is the 70th Independence Day of Telangana State. The people of Telangana and a few parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra were
15 Sep 2017, 04:22 AM IST
Is new Secretariat plan a ruse to take over lake-view land?

Is new Secretariat plan a ruse to take over lake-view land?

A few months into his chief minister ship, in November 2014, K Chandrashekar Rao had declared that in his vision the Hussain Sagar Lake woul
14 Sep 2017, 03:23 AM IST
Plight of domestic workers

Plight of domestic workers

One RTI applicant, Vandana, asked for information on the number of construction workers, domestic workers and women workers in the country,
12 Sep 2017, 03:43 AM IST
Persecuted by their own govt

Persecuted by their own govt

That Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost ignored Rohingya crisis during his much publicised visit to Myanmar the other day was on the expect
09 Sep 2017, 01:56 AM IST

Keep China engaged

08 Sep 2017, 04:06 AM IST

Why it is Advantage Modi for Election 2019

07 Sep 2017, 02:46 AM IST

Privacy right can’t eclipse RTI 

05 Sep 2017, 01:22 AM IST

TRS, BJP on the TDP prowl

04 Sep 2017, 01:02 AM IST

Far removed from reality

02 Sep 2017, 02:23 AM IST

Demonetisation – A stupendous success

31 Aug 2017, 10:30 PM IST

Govt fights its whistle blower

29 Aug 2017, 02:46 AM IST

Give direct subsidy to farmers

28 Aug 2017, 12:54 AM IST

BJP Mission 350 & my Vision 450

25 Aug 2017, 02:37 AM IST

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Voter has right to question legislators

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Shah to embark on Mission Telangana State

Will Amit Shah’s next visit change political equations in Telangana State? This is the hot topic in political parties, right now. The state BJP too is planning its strategies in
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The decline in growth rate

While assuming the command of the country as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had promised MPs of his party that he will return with his report card in five years, that is, before the
21 Aug 2017, 01:35 AM IST

BJP factoring in anti-incumbency

When Amit Shah, the BJP's National President, wrote in his blog on Thursday that the Modi government by promoting schemes like Ujjwala, Ujala, Swachh Bharat and a dozen others, had
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A clarion call by PM Modi

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How Ahmed Patel ruined Congress in Gujarat

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Taj Mahal or Tejo Mahalaya?

A citizen B K S R Ayyangar wanted to know whether white marble wonder at Agra is Taj Mahal or Tejo Mahalaya. He says: Many people stating that Taj Mahal is not Taj Mahal and it is
15 Aug 2017, 02:14 AM IST

Economic independence must be regained at all costs

We have essentially lost our economic sovereignty in the 70 years since Independence. We have become dependent on imports for phosphate fertilizers and sources of energy—fuel oil
14 Aug 2017, 03:50 AM IST

China uses information weapons before war

Over a period, say a decade or so, China has emerged as a pivotal player in every arena of international competition. This period has also impacted the Chinese leaders significantl
12 Aug 2017, 02:30 AM IST

Parasite Pak & a new host China

By now it’s an established fact that Pakistan can’t survive on its own. It would have long imploded with civic unrest, self-perpetuating hatred, dismal governance and unquantif
11 Aug 2017, 03:07 AM IST

Time to recognise Netaji & INA brought freedom

In a few days from now, on August 15, India will complete 70 years of Independence. There will be celebrations and public functions and paeans will be sung in praise of those who s
09 Aug 2017, 10:39 PM IST

Exempted firms can’t deny RTI

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Cashing on a divided opposition

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Goods and Services Tax may slowdown the economy

A new era has dawned in the country with the implementation of Goods and Services Tax. Businesses will not have to pay excise duty, services tax and sales tax separately.
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A long-haul flight to south

The BJP leadership, expectedly, has begun shuffling its cards for maximum gains in 2019. The party is redefining its equations with its allies and opponents alike, carefully drafti
05 Aug 2017, 03:36 AM IST

Congress – A failing family business

Congress is a failed family business. There are many studies in the area of family managed businesses and their progression, which clearly indicate that family businesses weaken at
04 Aug 2017, 03:24 AM IST

A case for hike in Assembly seats countrywide

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Pawan’s pilgrimage politics

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No protection for women at NCW

The CIC has given half a dozen orders holding that any information about action on sexual harassment complaints should be considered as concerning the life and liberty of the woman
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