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Day Zero Zeroing in on US

Day Zero Zeroing in on US

The challenge of ensuring the availability of adequate drinking water of acceptable quality has for long faced the government and the public
12 Apr 2018, 01:58 AM IST
Holding hospitals accountable

Holding hospitals accountable

It is said “VaidyoNarayanohari”, that means a good Doctor is equal to Hari. Hari in Sanskrit has two meanings- God Himself and one who c
10 Apr 2018, 02:59 AM IST
Elderly healthcare not in the pink

Elderly healthcare not in the pink

Over the last two years, states and union territories have utilised no more than 7% of the funds released to them for the National Programme
06 Apr 2018, 03:45 AM IST
JO DIKHTA, WO BIKTA

JO DIKHTA, WO BIKTA

Despite the cynical comment one often hears: “what have governments done since independence? There is neither growth nor development!” I
05 Apr 2018, 03:39 AM IST
Impeachment, My Lord!

Impeachment, My Lord!

The impeachment motion moved by opposition parties is an inevitable attempt to resolve the serious issues raised by four senior most judges.
04 Apr 2018, 04:52 AM IST

Complete transparency in recruitment

03 Apr 2018, 12:23 AM IST

Welcome protectionism

02 Apr 2018, 04:01 AM IST

Opposition – A divided house in 2019

30 Mar 2018, 05:13 AM IST

All is fair in legislatures and war

29 Mar 2018, 04:31 AM IST

Whither fighting BJP in its idiom

28 Mar 2018, 04:18 AM IST

Misgovernance at India Post

27 Mar 2018, 04:15 AM IST

Quota tests KCR’s brinkmanship

26 Mar 2018, 04:31 AM IST

Result-based funding of Universities

26 Mar 2018, 02:17 AM IST

South may be sour grapes for BJP

22 Mar 2018, 04:44 AM IST

RTI helps detect major fraud

20 Mar 2018, 04:14 AM IST

A manmade water crisis

19 Mar 2018, 03:46 AM IST

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