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A big-time sport now

A big-time sport now

Jul 28,2017 , 04:05 AM IST | Editors Desk
With the women’s cricket world cup done and dusted with, the timing seems perfect for another exhilarating sport to take over and dominate the popularity charts for the next 13 weeks. Ironically, to passionate fans of this exciting discipline, cricket and tennis hold little or no significance. 
Breaking Opposition

Breaking Opposition

Jul 27,2017 , 02:35 AM IST | Editors Desk
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s resignation is significant, more for its implications for national polity, especially opposition unity. Nitish Kumar’s resignation means the most likely exit of Janata Dal (United) from the umbrella coalition of opposition parties. This is a serious blow to the opposition efforts to challenge Modi juggernaut by stitching together incoherent parties. 
Antics of a mad dragon

Antics of a mad dragon

Jul 26,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Editors Desk
Not a day passes these days without the Chinese seeking to stoke tensions with India over Doklam standoff. Disputability of sovereignty over the plateau at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan notwithstanding, the unilateral stand of China on the issue disregards all well-laid norms and niceties. It is calling Bhutan even a vassal and protectorate of India and also questioning India’s sover
The uncharitable allies

The uncharitable allies

Jul 26,2017 , 03:54 AM IST | Editors Desk
The strategic silence between BJP and TRS is broken as the Presidential elections concluded. The two parties are now back to business in polemics. The party strongman, Ram Madhav, exhorted the party men in Telangana to fight against TRS. Politics is only meant to get into power and not about doing charity, remarked the BJP leader. 
Celebrate woman power

Celebrate woman power

Jul 25,2017 , 04:03 AM IST | Editors Desk
The sense of despondency prevailing in the country after India lost the Women World Cup-2017 finals at Lords on Sunday is somewhat uncalled for. It is perhaps a characteristic trait with the fans that they are so overwhelmingly caught in the vortex of a make-believe invincibility of their heroes that a setback comes not just as a dampener to their expectations but as an incomprehensible shocker. A
Jio Revolution 2.0

Jio Revolution 2.0

Jul 22,2017 , 03:32 AM IST | Editors Desk
Reliance Industries has done it again. The Mukesh Ambani-led diversified conglomerate took India’s highly-competitive, fragmented telecom market by storm when its wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Jio went for the commercial launch of its telecom services in September 2016. 
A make-believe world

A make-believe world

Jul 20,2017 , 11:27 PM IST | Editors Desk
Tollywood is truly living up to its image of a make-believe world.  Many actors, actresses, directors and technicians are working under immense pressure to sustain their stardom. 
Times of trouble

Times of trouble

Jul 19,2017 , 11:27 PM IST | Editors Desk
Even as one is not sure whether Hyderabad is justifying the global city tag or not but what is certain is that it is gradually earning a dubious distinction for cultivating a most dastardly social evil. The developments of the past weeks in particular are sending dangerous signals all around, much to the dismay of aggrieved guardians and all those craving for a cleaner society. 
Bihar imbroglio

Bihar imbroglio

Jul 18,2017 , 03:53 AM IST | Editors Desk
Speculation is rife over the future of Mahagathbandhan in Bihar. The volatility in the Gathbandhan is not just an issue confined to Bihar. The developments in Bihar, especially the possible breakup of the grand alliance, will have grave implications for the opposition unity in the run-up to the General Elections of 2019. 
Indisputable leader

Indisputable leader

Jul 18,2017 , 02:57 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Opposition has the numbers to embarrass the ruling party in the Upper House, for which the Vice-President will be the Chairman.
The Federer phenomenon

The Federer phenomenon

Jul 17,2017 , 03:26 AM IST | Editors Desk
An unusually unique Wimbledon came to a close on Sunday with the Master delivering an effervescent class act much to the agony of an awe-struck pupil, which was a reversal to a similar lesson on the art of tennis dished out on Saturday by a young woman to a battle-scarred veteran eyeing a slice of eternal tennis glory. In winning an astonishing eighth men singles title, Roger Federer has silenced
On top of women’s cricket

On top of women’s cricket

Jul 15,2017 , 04:05 AM IST | Editors Desk
If it was providence that saw Mithali Raj padding up for challenges of the unknown kind when she was a mere ten-year old, today it seems like Bharat Natyam’s loss has been cricketing world’s gain. The saga of the 34-year-old Hyderabadi has been rather unusual. 
Booming markets

Booming markets

Jul 14,2017 , 04:06 AM IST | Editors Desk
Stock markets have scaled all-new, lifetime peaks on Thursday. The benchmark BSE Sensex zoomed past a historic 32,000 mark. In the process, it soared over 232 points, ending the bullish day at 32,037 points. Moving in tandem, 50-scrip NSE Nifty witnessed an upswing of 76 points to close at a fresh lifetime high of 9,891 points. 
A tough task master

A tough task master

Jul 13,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Editors Desk
Caught on a sticky wicket after the Kumble-Kohli Doosra, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was expected to resolve the crisis with the acceleration that is required to win a T20 match. However, the imperious Board officials played it more like a dull and dreary Test match. 
Forward together

Forward together

Jul 12,2017 , 04:05 AM IST | Editors Desk
Just back from the US and Israel as well as G20 and BRICS summits, where he gave a clarion call to the global community to mount pressure on nations aiding and abetting terrorism and even bar their officials at key summits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced the harsh reality of ever-rising terror attacks back home – this time a heinous one on Amarnath pilgrims. 
Yatra, yatri and politics

Yatra, yatri and politics

Jul 12,2017 , 04:02 AM IST | Editors Desk
Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s formal announcement that he would commence his walkathon later this year has jazzed up the political landscape of Andhra Pradesh and has even exacerbated the belligerent political climate that prevails between the warring parties. 
Gender insensitive tax

Gender insensitive tax

Jul 10,2017 , 10:42 PM IST | Editors Desk
The gender insensitive character of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is evident from the fact that the new tax regime imposes 12 per cent tax on sanitary napkins, perhaps, perceiving them to be as a sort of luxury goods. 
China must see reason

China must see reason

Jul 07,2017 , 03:18 AM IST | Editors Desk
Boundary disputes are never irreconcilable, nor vital interests non-negotiable. During Jawaharlal Nehru's era, India had the McMahon Line, and China the road. 
GST to push prices

GST to push prices

Jul 06,2017 , 03:29 AM IST | Editors Desk
Though the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is described as Good and Simple Tax, the consumer is unlikely to get any relief from the new consumption-driven tax dispensation.  It may not actually fuel official inflation rate due to the way it is calculated. But, the consumer should feel the pinch as GST rolls out.  Food and fuel constitute significant part of the inflation basket. As the GST exempts bo
Hype around GST

Hype around GST

Jul 05,2017 , 05:38 AM IST | Editors Desk
India has successfully become a GST nation. The transition to the new indirect tax regime which came into force from July 1 has been smooth, so far.It is said the Goods & Services Tax, which was in the making for over 17 years, will be good for the Indian economy. To some extent, that argument holds true. 
The shifting sands in Nandyal

The shifting sands in Nandyal

Jul 05,2017 , 05:34 AM IST | Editors Desk
Normally, by-elections that too at a time when the ruling party is in a completely comfortable position should not be a cause of any political anxiety. But, the Nandyalby-elections would certainly be a source of political speculation on the things to come in the run-upto the 2019 polls. 
Modi in Israel

Modi in Israel

Jul 04,2017 , 03:28 AM IST | Editors Desk
Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes a landmark visit to Israel, first ever by an Indian Prime Minister. India has been pursuing a cautious approach towards Middle East. Successive governments refrained from embracing Israel as India heavily depends on the Arab nations for its hydrocarbon supplies. Besides, India has been the most vocal supporter of the Palestinian struggle for freedom. 
Ludicrous proposal

Ludicrous proposal

Jul 03,2017 , 04:02 AM IST | Editors Desk
Politicisation of sport has forever been a bane in India. As if it were an ingrained trait in their ilk, the penchant of almost every Indian politico is to either rub shoulders with sports celebrities of every hue or take upon themselves the ‘innate’ job of either making or breaking one’s career.
The pleasure of writing

The pleasure of writing

Jul 02,2017 , 12:37 AM IST | Editors Desk
It was late in the evening in the dusty town of Bellampally where my parents live. Inwhat is a narrow and crowded colony, my father was busy chatting with more than a dozen of his friends and neighbours, when the office boy of the college for which my father was the principal, brought a postal cover. 
Unifying tax regime

Unifying tax regime

Jul 01,2017 , 05:09 AM IST | Editors Desk
The much-awaited and much-publicised Goods & Services Tax (GST) is a reality from today. Dubbed by many as a game-changer for the Indian economy, GSTsubsumes multitude of local taxes including value-added tax (VAT) that varied from State to State. 
Beware of air pockets

Beware of air pockets

Jun 30,2017 , 01:19 AM IST | Editors Desk
Just ahead of unveiling of GST, the biggest game-changer for economy, at the midnight stroke on Friday, the Narendra Modi government cleared stake sale in the national carrier Air India on Wednesday. Reporting staggering losses for years, Maharaja has been surviving on the bailout package of Rs 30,000 crore provided by the UPA in 2013. 
Geopolitics of terrorism

Geopolitics of terrorism

Jun 29,2017 , 03:26 AM IST | Editors Desk
The significant outcome at least in the rhetoric of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent US visit is New Delhi and Washington jointly asking Islamabad to ensure that its territory is not used for cross-border terrorism. But, such a statement of indictment from Uncle Sam does not suffice given the history of American war on terror. 
Turnaround in Trump

Turnaround in Trump

Jun 28,2017 , 04:19 AM IST | Editors Desk
The first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and American President Donald Trump turned out to be very fruitful, belying skepticism over any positive outcome. Modi succeeded in hard-selling India story to both American industry and polity. 
Strange political chemistry

Strange political chemistry

Jun 28,2017 , 04:12 AM IST | Editors Desk
It is not for nothing that the saying ‘Politics makes for strange bedfellows’ is among the most used ones. Its significance is being witnessed in the two Telugu-speaking States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Fill these wells of death

Fill these wells of death

Jun 27,2017 , 04:29 AM IST | Editors Desk
Despite the regular recurrence of incidents wherein children falling into the abandoned open borewells, nothing substantial has happened. The tragic death of Chinnari, an 18-month-old girl, reminds us of abysmal lack of commitment to implement even official orders.