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The Moderates’ Conference.

In view of the desire expressed in certain quarters [in Bombay] that the All-India Conference of the moderate party ought to be postponed for about a week or so owing to the prevalence of the epidemic of fever in Bombay, a representative of the Associated Press interviewed Mr. N.M. Samarth, …

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The Bulgarian Collapse.

Reuter learns that some delay may be expected in carrying out completely the terms of the Bulgarian armistice, owing to congestion of railways and roadways due to the presence of a demoralised Bulgar army. There is no confirmation from any quarter of the enemy reports regarding Austro-German military movements in …

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Crafting excellence

Four new National Institutes of Design are to be set up The Union Cabinet in September approved amendments to the National Institute of Design (NID) Act of 2014 for the setting up of four new institutes in Amaravati, Bhopal, Jorhat and Kurukshetra. The proposal is a calibrated move to produce …

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Eyes on India

Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia have unveiled strategies to forge closer economic ties with India Asia is in a state of flux. China’s Belt and Road Initiative is reshaping the region’s geography, with roads and railways traversing Eurasia and new ports dotting the Indian Ocean basin. Beijing’s militarisation of …

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Fields of concern

Higher minimum support prices oftendo not translate into better returns for farmers Within months of announcing generous hikes in the minimum support price (MSP) for several crops in the kharif summer season, the NDA government on Wednesday approved an increase in the MSP offered for rabi crops. These increases mark …

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Short-term window

The BSP shuts the door on the Congressfor now, but gives itself some wiggle room Even as she shut the door on the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati left a window open. While calling off talks on an alliance with the Congress for the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan …

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Next steps at Gir

The magnificent Asiatic lion is under threat. Twenty-three lions have died in as many days in the eastern part of Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary. While mass mortalities in wildlife are always a cause for concern, this case is even more worrisome as the big cat population in Gujarat is the last …

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Has the Government lost the perception battle on Rafale?

Hard facts militate against the Modi government’s position on Rafale ‘L’affaire Rafale’ has become the Achilles heel of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The incontrovertible truth is that in August 2007, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government floated a tender for the purchase of 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft …

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A manifesto of dissent

Dissent is the custodian of difference, giving voice to minorities and people on the margins Dissent today is one of the most critical acts of democracy. There is an element of critical risk, and yet it is presented like a slice of drawing room behaviour. One almost senses that the …

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Centre’s boost to solar cooking

DST institutes awards for best designs The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a project to give a fillip to solar cooking. As the first of many activities taken up by the government to uphold Gandhi’s ideals, DST has instituted …

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