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Meagre rise in profits of banks

The working results of scheduled commercial banks for the first six months of 1969 are yet to be published by many banks as there has been some delay in finalising the accounts. But the earnings of two major institutions, which have been published, seem to indicate that even with a …

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Hockey at Madras. Y.M.C.A. vs. Y.M.I.A.

A rather tame game was witnessed in this match, which came off last evening [July 17] on the Y.M.C.A. grounds, the visitors eventually scoring an easy win by 4 goals to 1. They no doubt proved a bit too good for their rivals, but it was by no means a …

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Rising above sports fandom

Wimbledon ensures that reporters conceal their loyalty towards a player To be a Rafael Nadal fan is to be an underdog. It feels unreasonable, for Nadal is an 18-time Grand Slam champion and a serial winner. But in a universe full of Roger Federer supporters, I have often felt like …

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A reprieve

Wimbledon ensures that reporters conceal their loyalty towards a player To be a Rafael Nadal fan is to be an underdog. It feels unreasonable, for Nadal is an 18-time Grand Slam champion and a serial winner. But in a universe full of Roger Federer supporters, I have often felt like …

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The threat of Ebola

The health emergency declared by the WHO can counter the risk of a global spread After holding itself back on three occasions, the World Health Organization has declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The outbreak in …

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A journalist’s right to loiter

The intent of the Finance Ministry seems to be to know which official met which journalist and when Any reporter worth her beat will tell you that the fine art of loitering is a very useful tool in journalism. It is cultivated with patience and honed with experience. Even before …

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OIC’s curious record on Xinjiang

While the bloc has made repeated references to Kashmir, it has been ambivalent about China’s treatment of Uighurs In an epochal development, India became the ‘Guest of Honour’ at the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Abu Dhabi in …

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Inappropriate template for a legitimate target

The Economic Survey, while rightly calling for a rise in private investment, incongruously invokes the East Asian model The recently-released Economic Survey either glosses over or ignores many acute challenges faced by the Indian economy — like the severe agrarian crisis; the troubles of loss-making and debt-ridden public sector units; …

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Does the anti-defection law serve any purpose?

The law is against the principles of representative democracy and needs to be reformed The Supreme Court has held that it is the Speaker’s discretion to decide on the resignations of the 15 dissident MLAs belonging to the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government of Karnataka as and when he considers …

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U.S. senator seeks probe into FaceApp

Russian-made FaceApp is caught in a political storm The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, is in the eye of a political storm in the U.S., with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its “national security and privacy risks”. A …

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