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US undercover agents’ rogue operation

US undercover agents’ rogue operation

A national Intelligence organisation like that of India earns the respect of the countrymen because it helps the State in discharging its
17 Feb 2019, 11:51 PM IST
The rise and fall of NTR: A Communist perspective

The rise and fall of NTR: A Communist perspective

A woman is responsible for the success of a man, so goes the saying Though there is no role of a woman in the success of NTR in the politica
17 Feb 2019, 03:25 AM IST
Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds

Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds

One of the most disturbing aspects of the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama was that the suicide bomber was a local, Adil Ahmad Dar, who
17 Feb 2019, 03:22 AM IST
The European angle to Rafale

The European angle to Rafale

It is no surprise that Europe becomes a fiery battleground every time a big aerospace deal is floated as happened when the Medium MultiRole
15 Feb 2019, 11:36 PM IST
The rise and fall of NTR: A Communist perspective

The rise and fall of NTR: A Communist perspective

NTRs biography is being brought out as a big volume of a book of 636 annals by Chandrahas and Laxminarayana jointly in English While I start
15 Feb 2019, 11:33 PM IST

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Positive disruption for organisational transformation

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Urgent need to replace ageing aircraft

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The Minority Report: Indian version

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Legitimate promise or illegal lure?

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The power behind Didi, her women’s brigade

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Can placemaking create jobs?

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Budget meets popular expectations

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RTI protects honest officers from govt

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India should start a Well-Being Index

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Interim Budget: old wine in new bottle?

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Of tech fusion and digital zombies

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Should India be worried about Brexit?

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Fate of EWS Reservation Bill hinges on new government

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Women and the burden of unpaid labour

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Politics and economics rolled into one

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