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Cotton Control.

A bill to provide for the control of dealings in cotton has been published in the Bombay Government Gazette: The crisis in cotton trade which occurred early in the current year created a general demand for action to be taken by the Government to restrict speculation that took place at …

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Grants to Adolescent Convicts.

The scheme of giving small money grants to adolescent convicts on release from the Tanjore Jail to enable them to start in life is reported, all things considered, to be a success. The success of the treatment of adolescent convicts must depend, Mr. A.J. Nicholas, the Superintendent, points out on …

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Keeping pace with the Chief Minister

When a request for an interview turned into a tiring walk Not many journalists, I’m sure, have nearly collapsed next to heads of government while speaking to them. I am embarrassed to say that I am among the few or perhaps the only one one to have such a story …

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Politics as usual

Taking careful note of the quotidian life of politics tells us a great deal Politicians in India have long known that alleging corruption catches attention. The run up to the 2014 general election confirmed this. Verbal spats, allegations of sexual misbehaviour, and outright lies by leading figures create newspaper headlines …

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Istanbul mystery

Where in the world is Jamal Khashoggi?The Saudi government must tell us The disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered a diplomatic storm. Countries including the U.S. and Turkey as well as international organisations like the UN have turned up the pressure on Riyadh to reveal the truth. …

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Slippery slope

India’s economic fortunes continue to be tied to the sharply fluctuating price of oil. At a gathering of prominent oil ministers in New Delhi on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged oil-producing countries to reduce the cost of energy in order to aid the global economy in its path towards …

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‘India has to balance pressures from U.S., China and Russia’

At a time when India’s relationships with big powers like the U.S., Russia, China and Europe are increasingly being complicated by their rivalries with each other, the country needs to follow its traditional policy of strategic autonomy, focussing on its own vital interests, says Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary and …

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Slow burn to rage

The degree and extent of the revelations over the last fortnight have revealed an ugly, festering side to our society. The long, arduous and often invisible history of women’s struggle needed this spectacular release valve. And it’s historically appropriate that social media became the multiplier and aggregator of voices. For …

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A security architecture without the mortar

In April this year, the Narendra Modi government set up a Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to assist in the creation of “national security strategy, international defence engagement strategy, roadmap to build (a) defence manufacturing ecosystem, strategy to boost defence exports, and priority capability development plans”. Earlier this month, it also …

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NASA’s Chandra Observatory back online after brief shutdown

NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope — which observes galaxies from the Earth’s orbit — is back in action after suffering a technical glitch and going into safe mode last week, the U.S. space agency said. The glitch occurred in one of Chandra’s gyroscopes, scientists said. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/nasas-chandra-observatory-back-online-after-brief-shutdown/article25243002.ece

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