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‘Our Emotions Are Biggest Strength’ – Superstar Ranveer Singh On Republic Day

It’s six in the morning and we are due for a photo shoot for our special Republic Day edition with Ranveer Singh. He has not only reached on time but is also overwhelmed with the appreciation that he is garnering for Padmaavat. Despite being sleep-deprived, he is brimming with energy. …

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Out Of My Mind: India At 68

India has lasted as a republic longer than many others. China’s first republic did not last even 40 years. Pakistan broke up. India did not become fully independent in 1947. It was not yet sovereign. It had only dominion status acknowledging the British Crown as its head with a Governor …

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India’s Banks And Insurers Continue To Harass Customers Over Aadhaar

Even as reports of leaks in India’s biometric identity database, Aadhaar, spook those who’d like to keep their finances private, lenders and insurance companies are browbeating customers into linking their bank accounts with it. In their zeal to meet the supreme court-designated March 31, 2018, deadline, the firms are either …

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IPL 2018 Auctions: 5 Unlikely Players Who Might Grab Big Money

The IPL auctions this year have a large pool of players and team enriched with cash The IPL auctions are here already and the anticipation of whether Ben Stokes will go for more than Virat Kohli or if Ravichandran Ashwin will get back to Chennai Super Kings is being debated …

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Is Narendra Modi Planning To Call An Early Lok Sabha Elections This Year?

The move might help beat anti-incumbency and also set the template for simultaneous elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure, and that of the 16th Lok Sabha, formally ends in May 2019, but there is a growing belief that he could cut it short sooner than that. What began as a …

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Major ‘Cracks’ Formed In The ‘National Democratic Alliance’?

At least two of the major allies of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance have shown the red flag to the alliance on the eve of the crucial budget session, with the Akali Dal now following the Shiv Sena in announcing its decision to contest forthcoming elections alone. Both …

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Can Modi Free India’s Trade Policy From ‘Swadeshi’ Shackles?

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, India is likely to meet a lot of offers for free trade and investment deals. Why has the annual jamboree at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos gained so much importance at this time? As the global slowdown recedes and diplomatic stability …

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Aadhaar Allows The State To Dominate Citizens Via Architecture Of Surveillance

Constitution isn’t about power of the State, but limits to that power, said the petitioners’ counsel before SC bench. On day four of Aadhaar hearing before the Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, petitioners’ counsel Shyam Divan spoke eloquently, once again, about the undue power wielded by the Unique Identification …

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Apologise Or We Won’t Allow You To Participate In Jaipur Lit Fest, Karni Sena Threatens Author Kota Neelima

Journalist and author Kota Neelima is a Gandhian at heart, she says, which is why she’s not going to balk at a threat issued by a protesting right-wing group, and instead unpack her things and head straight to the venue of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), an annual cultural event …

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India’s Blind Cricket World Cup – Glorious Feat Goes Unseen

It is almost three days since India retained the Blind Cricket World Cup, when it vanquished Pakistan in a dream championship clash that went the distance. In normal circumstances and given the rarity with which India achieves anything spectacular in team events, such magnificent showing should have sparked a frenzied …

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