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The Allied Attack. Enemy Front Broken.

Reuter’s Correspondent at British Headquarters wiring today [October 9] says: Yesterday’s victory yielded us besides prisoners, sixty square miles of territory and a great haul of field guns, trench mortars and machineguns. Moreover, important tactical results were achieved. The enemy has been thrust back into the open country beyond any …

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Alleged Train Robbery.

The Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Serampore has disposed of a case in which a Bengali youth named Bibhuti Bhusan Mukerjee was prosecuted for robbing Messrs. Clark and McGuir of their belongings from a first-class compartment of an up passenger between Howrah and Bhadeswar station. These gentlemen were sleeping in a compartment. …

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Containing a virus

Mutation fears put Gir lions in danger How serious are the lion deaths in Gujarat? A canine distemper virus (CDV) has led to many deaths in the Gir sanctuary. In September alone, 21 lions died. Every year, it is normal for 80-90 lions to die in Gujarat, according to wildlife …

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Draconian move

Tamil Nadu’s Raj Bhavan must be made aware of the risks of the misuse of Section 124 Journalists have been hauled up in the past for writing allegedly objectionable articles. But the arrest of R.R. Gopal, Editor of the Tamil magazine Nakkheeran , Chennai, on a trumped-up charge under a …

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Deadly roads

Data on fatalities and injuries must jolt the government into action The Road Accidents in India report of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for 2017 comes as a disappointment. By reiterating poorly performing policies and programmes, it has failed to signal the quantum shift necessary to reduce death …

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The meat in AAP’s sandwich politics

A series of pro-citizen policies in Delhi offers important lessons All parties and governments claim control over the nation’s resources, but the real question should be on where those resources are spent and how they are redistributed by people in power. Consider the case of the three-year-old Aam Aadmi Party …

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Next steps after the 377 judgment

It is time that marital rape is criminalised The Supreme Court’s verdict on Section 377 should be celebrated for ejecting an ugly Victorian norm from the Indian criminal justice system. The landmark decision breaks new ground by removing restrictions that made consensual sexual relations between members of the same sex …

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Teaming up with Tokyo

Ahead of the PM’s visit to Japan, hopes are high for a greater synergy on security and connectivity issues Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo later this month will be keenly watched by India’s strategic community. Since he assumed office in 2014, Mr. Modi has made India-Japan relations a …

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Polls and polarisation politics

The Opposition parties have to press ahead with political adjustments to counter the dominant narrative The political discourse, as Assembly elections approach, is slipping to new lows. Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh recently, the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Amit Shah, once again described infiltrators as “termites”. …

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The power of non-alignment

There is space to resurrect the old movement as a soft balancing mechanism against powerful states The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and its precursor, the Bandung Afro-Asian conference in 1955, were examples of soft balancing by weaker states towards great powers engaged in intense rivalry and conflict. As they had little …

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