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Secondary Education in Bombay.

The following reply from the Bombay Government is received by Sir M.B. Chaubal, Chairman, Provisional Governing Body, Nutan Maharashtra Vidya Prasarak Mandal: The Secretary to Government says: I am directed to your representation, dated the 9th September, 1918, on the subject of the establishment at Talegaon Dabhade in the Poona …

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The BJP is giving up seats it won in Bihar to JD(U), a strategy that is not without its risks It is easier to reach agreements in principle than to sign up on the specifics, but both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (United) overcame a major hurdle …

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Avoidable crisis

President Sirisena’s actions have putSri Lankan democracy in peril Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to withdraw his faction from the ruling coalition and replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has plunged the country into a political crisis. This was further complicated, a day later, by …

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How fair is social media criticism?

Instant online opinions impoverish our public sphere Social media activists seem to have different notions about corrective action, justice and fairness. They want retribution, revenge and punishment rather than non-punitive course correction, which is the essential function of a news ombudsman. A news ombudsman adopts a light-touch approach to visibly …

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Few lifelines before Brexit

Businesses are facing up to the possibility of the U.K. leaving the EU without a final deal in hand The moment when Britain would officially exit the European Union (EU) is still some months away — 11 p.m. local time on March 29, 2019 — but the tremors are being …

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The paradox of faith

When protesters let their ego overcome their faith, they are no longer true disciples of their god Every day we see people brazenly driving through red lights, breaking queues with impunity or getting their way through bribes. Each time I see this, I despair, but then these people invoke a …

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In the court of last resort

The Supreme Court’s actions in the CBI case underline the gravity of the institutional crisis The Supreme Court, on Friday, stepped into the institutional crisis engineered by the “forcible transfer” of the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier in the week. Given the patent illegality of the …

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China’s 1st private rocket fails after launch

China’s first private rocket fails after launch The first attempt by a private Chinese company to send a rocket into space has failed. Beijing-based Landscape said that the first and second stage of its ZQ-1 rocket worked normally. Landscape said that “cowling separation was normal but something abnormal happened after …

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