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‘Health Insurance’ Firms Are Denying Coverage Alleges ‘Organ Donors’

Doctors say that this could discourage others from donating their organs. In 2009, Dr Ravi Wankhede, a pathologist and resident of Nagpur, donated one of his kidneys to a friend. Wankhede saved his friend’s life but his altruism might have cost him his health insurance. When Wankhede turned 65 two …

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Flouts Govt Order, Hoists Tricolour In Kerala

The CPI(M)-led LDF government issued a circular to all state-run and aided schools two days ago insisting that only headmasters or principals of institutions should unfurl the national flag on the Republic Day. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurled the tricolour on Republic Day at a school in …

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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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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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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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