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Cricket in Poona

After an interval of three years the quadrangular cricket fixtures are again to be played in Poona. There are many who consider that these matches should always be played in Bombay and never in Poona and for many reasons this might be desirable. On the other hand the climatic conditions …

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American Advantage.

Reuters Correspondent at American Headquarters says: The enemy is feeling the effects of our [American] prolonged bombardment. Our aeroplanes are meeting less opposition owing to urgent demands on enemy aircraft elsewhere. Our machines are effectively assisting gunners in keeping the Aisne bridges and their approaches under constant fire. All supplies …

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Another step in the battle against leprosy

Over 110 Central and State laws discriminate against leprosy patients. The biased provisions in these statutes were introduced prior to medical advancements; now, modern medicine (specifically, multi-drug therapy) completely cures the disease. These laws stigmatise and isolate leprosy patients and, coupled with age-old beliefs about leprosy, cause the patients untold …

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Culinary parochialism

In 2017, there was a heated debate on whether khichdi should become the country’s national dish. While some believed that its simplicity and nutritious qualities were good reasons for its elevation, for others the assumption that the dish is cooked in the same manner everywhere was reason enough to push …

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Where guilt lies

The long-term survivability of the Donald Trump administration fell into doubt this week after two of the U.S. President’s former associates came under the shadow of guilt for eight separate felonies each, all serious political and financial crimes. First, Mr. Trump’s former attorney and self-declared “fix-it guy”, Michael Cohen, pleaded …

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Accepting help

The clearest indication so far that India would turn down offers of financial assistance from foreign governments for relief and rehabilitation work in Kerala came on Wednesday. And yet, it only added to the confusion. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that “in line with the existing policy”, the …

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Get over the superpower syndrome

The current debate on whether foreign assistance should be accepted for relief and reconstruction work following the devastating floods in Kerala is an unnecessary distraction for the Central and State governments at a time of a grave crisis. The need now is to use all assistance, Indian and foreign, to …

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Should Article 35A be scrapped?

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was an integral part of the Dominion of India, according to the Instrument of Accession which was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh on October 26, 1947 and subsequently ratified by the Constituent Assembly of J&K. Article 35A of the Constitution is now being vigorously contested with …

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Why history matters so much

Why is history such an important school subject? And why does it not receive the importance it deserves? These two were among the major questions debated at a conference recently held in Kolkata. A brief answer to the second question is that history cannot compete with science subjects in the …

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CreditAccess lists below issue price

Microfinance lender CreditAccess Grameen made a tepid debut on the bourses on Thursday with the shares falling below the issue price even as the benchmark indices posted marginal gains. On BSE, the shares listed at Rs. 385, much lower than the issue price of Rs. 422 before closing at Rs. …

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