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Mrs. Gandhi’s call at Commonwealth conference

Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi to-day [January 8] told the Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ conference that equality and freedom from racial discrimination were the corner-stones of this multi-racial group of countries with different points of view and problems. The Commonwealth would not only be a living association but dimensions would be …

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Reinstated, conditionally

Supreme Court rejects the Centre’s contention in the CBI Director’s case, but softens the blow In setting aside the orders divesting Alok Verma of his functions and duties as Director of the CBI, the Supreme Court has strengthened the principle that the head of the agency should be insulated against …

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Quota questions

Moves for reservations on economic grounds are more about politics than social justice Rattled by the erosion in upper caste votes in the recent Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the BJP government has attempted to recover this traditional vote base through an unapologetic political manoeuvre. It has …

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Staggering backwards

The Modi government’s reservation gambit is neither sound policy nor smart politics India presents a classic case of proto-politics. Nothing that is institutional has an appeal and the insatiable clamour for quick surprises is a constant. While on Sunday at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) event as part of its …

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A renewed attack on privacy

The Aadhaar Bill, allowing private bodies to use Aadhaar as a means to authenticate identity, poses huge dangers On Friday, the Lok Sabha, without any attendant discussion, passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018. On any reasonable reading it ought to be plainly apparent that the Bill flagrantly …

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‘The decisions of the last six months will be reviewed’

The Rajasthan Chief Minister on his appointment and equation with Sachin Pilot, his government’s agenda, and the Congress party’s strategy for 2019 Ashok Gehlot became Chief Minister of Rajasthan for the third time after the Congress narrowly won the Rajasthan Assembly election in December. In a freewheeling interview, he speaks …

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Exercise may help delay Alzheimer’s

Physical exercise can help counter the loss of memory caused by Alzheimer’s as well as delay the onset of the most common type of dementia, said a study. Researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), established a link between levels of irisin, a hormone produced by the …

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NASA’s probe discovers a new planet

HD 21749b orbits a dwarf star about 53 light years away in the constellation of Reticulum NASA’s latest planet-hunting probe has discovered a new world outside our solar system, orbiting a dwarf star 53 light years away.This is the third new planet confirmed by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) …

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Rajapaksa named Oppn. leader

TNA MPs challenge speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s decision Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Tuesday named the Leader of Opposition in the Sri Lankan Parliament, amid pending questions about his eligibility to hold the position. The announcement came as a reaffirmation of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s earlier position acknowledging Mr. Rajapaksa as …

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